Teachers

Sattva Yoga Chamonix’s classes are given in french and/or in english according to the students needs.

Hubert de Tourris (Hamsa)

Portrait Hubert de Tourris

Hubert de Tourris (Hamsa)

Sattva Yoga Chamonix founder.
His own website hamsa.yoga

Born in 1968, the desire for liberation year, Hubert seeks freedom on the spiritual path in search of the Self realization. He was very young when he had a mystical experience, connecting the inner world and the outer world. From a young age, he did Zen meditation, practiced Do-in technics (self massage and postures similar to yoga) and experienced some martial art forms. His life led him to experiment with music, video in high mountains and extreme sports. Since 1989, he was fortunate to become a steep skiing cameraman, living in Chamonix. Hubert shared the point of view of athletes who need to stretch and relax deeply, but also of those in search of spiritual awakening.

His vision allows him a comprehensive understanding in accordance with the fundamental principles of Yoga and Ayurveda. Simultaneous vision of the one and the many, it is in this unity that the spirit leaves the dichotomy pleasure/pain to enter inner peace. The yoga is the method to achieve the state of Yoga, the ultimate freedom in unity.

To continue his studies, he traveled to India, Europe and the United States; in terms of the Ashtanga Vinyasa
Yoga
Hubert followed the teachings of Gustav Björkman and especially Mark Darby for more than 10 years diligently, he also took numerous courses with Matthew Sweeney, Rolf and Marcy and Sheshadri (Mysore India). As for the occasional courses he met many teachers such as David Roche, Basia Lipska, Sharath Jois (Mysore India), Michael Stone and many others.

– 500h “Ayurveda Massage” with Kiran Vyas with Tapovan, France
500h RYT Vinyasa “Ecole des Ailes du Yoga” with Carolina Boulinguez à Paris, France
– 500h RYT
 Ashtanga “Sattva Yoga Shala” with Mark and Joanne Darby in Montreal, Canada
– 500h RYT Hatha “Dharma Yoga Center” with Dharma Mittra in New York City, US
– 100h RYT Yin Yoga with Biff Mitheofer, US
– Babaji’s Kriya Yoga initiation with Marchall Govindan, Canada
Babaji’s Kriya Yoga initiation with Shailendra Sharma in Govardhan, India
– Certified 
in Ashtanga “PAVY” Mysore with Sheshadri & Harish in Mysore, India

It is with passion that he shares his knowledge and accompanies you on the path to Self-realization.


Sophie Jenot

Sophie Jenot

Travel and yoga are the two great aspirations of my life. I share my life between time at sea, aboard a sailboat and time in the mountains in Chamonix, where my sports practices integrate entirely in nature: sailing, paragliding, kite surfing, aerial dance.

Yoga is the journey that connects me to all the elements, all dimensions of life and my being. I found in the Kundalini yoga a particular strength, the impression in practice that my fragmented bodies unite in a single globalizing experience. For several years now, Kundalini Yoga has been a daily physical and spiritual commitment that allows me to get closer to my true identity (Sat Nam). A strong desire to share this practice and these benefits prompts me to integrate a teacher training of Yoga Kundalini. For the past year, I have trained with Ishwara Kaur and Kirpal Singh at the school of Kundalini Yoga “Ik Saran Dhian” south of Paris. Always in training, it is a pleasure for me to teach the kundalini yoga in Sattva Yoga Chamonix where Hubert hosts the various yoga practices in a globalizing and traditional Yoga philosophy.


Claire Doulet

Claire Doulet

As far as she remembers, she grew up with this desire of discovering, nature and freedom. She moved to live in the french alps as soon as she finished her studies to devote herself to her lifelong passion : snowboarding. She then spent many years training and travelling the world to seek fresh snow, making this sport a way of living. She discovered Yoga during one of her travel. At first, her practice was shy and helped her to complete her trainings. After many injuries caused by her sport and some burning questions about the meaning of life, she naturally moved towards a more constant and a deeper yoga practice. With discipline and an open heart to Yoga, she found a beautiful way to heal and to understand herself and to change her way to look at life.
She found a school in Rishikesh in India to learn Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga and then share her experience with others. Always feeling more like a student, she keeps studying Ashtanga and Vinyasa with Hubert de Tourris et Shankara Darby, whom are teaching her a strong but soft Yoga focusing on the breath and the importance of the grounding. She also builds her Sadhana with Caroline Béliard et pushes her limits through a Vinyasa practice taught by Meghan Currie.
She also learns from many beautiful Yogis and Yoginis that she meets along her way. Who are helping her to build her practice and always seek further as a Yogis but also as a woman.
Her experiences from her injuries also questioned her of the importance of our health and our way of living. She then decided to go back to school to learn Naturopathic medicine, reflexology, deep-tissue massages and some manual therapies as Craniosacral therapy or the Dorn Method. Those methods bring her a deeper understanding of our human body and its functioning.
It is so clear for her that Human beings are an integral part of Nature and that our health is closely linked to our relationship with her.
In this dynamic, she will be very happy to meet you to share her experiences and her Yoga practice in search of a harmony between our body, our mind and our soul.