Jacques Vignes: A trained psychiatrist, Jacques Vigne (Vigyânânand) left a lucrative profession to go and live in India and study the subtle relationships between body, mind and soul. A follower of the vedanta Hindu school, he experiments with the meditation processes of the Hindu tradition and confronts them with the data of medical science. He is the author of many books including Healing his soul, Elements of spiritual psychology, The mystique of silence …
His itinerary is unusual: a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine in Paris, recipient of a grant from the Romain Rolland Foundation and the Maison des sciences de l’homme, he left for India to study the relationships between psychological healing and traditional teaching of yoga. The study trip turned into a crush. He has lived for a decade now in the land of ashrams and Brahmins. A follower of the Vedantine way, he spends much of his time meditating in a Himalayan hermitage. From time to time, he publishes a book and makes a short stay in Europe to share the fruit of his comparative studies between the spiritual approach and the psychotherapeutic approach. Fruits which come to him from his knowledge of various religious traditions and from his personal experience. The man, tall figure and thick beard, has a simple and cheerful welcome. He is very concerned and seems to be little moved by the interest that his readers and some of his peers have in his work. Meeting with a man who, like Father Henri Le Saux, made the big gap between East and West.

Hubert de Tourris (Hamsa) : Yoga teacher for about 15 years, it is very young that he has a mystical experience, connecting the inner world and the outer world. Still a teenager, he did Zen meditation, practiced Do-in techniques (techniques of self massage and postures similar to yoga) and then became interested in martial arts. His life leads him to experiment with music, video in the high mountains and alpine sports. A former ski cameraman living in Chamonix Mont-Blanc since 1989, Hubert shares the point of view of sportspeople who find it hard to let go and relax deeply, as well as those of those looking for spiritual awakening. He accompanies his students on the path of introspection, joining the breath, the body and the mind in a fulfilling union. The observation of the mind through physical practice, the development of concentration and the presence of breath are among the tools he teaches in order to awaken.