Veronique Gauthier Following
Véronique studied and practiced different styles of yoga - Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hatha, Kundalini, Vinyasa - but became increasingly drawn towards Yoga Therapy which she teaches here on EkhartYoga.
Véronique “reluctantly” went to her first Iyengar yoga class as an alternative to step aerobics and spinning in 2000. She loved it straight away and soon became addicted to the mat!
First drawn to yoga for its benefits at the physical level, she gradually discovered a whole new way of life. Over the years, she has studied and practiced different styles of yoga with teachers from different countries: Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hatha, Kundalini, Vinyasa.
In 2009, she graduated as a Vinyasa Yoga Teacher with Frog Lotus International and started teaching in Ireland. She then became increasingly drawn towards Yoga Therapy and went to India to complete an advanced training in Yoga Therapy at the Paramanand Institute of Yoga Sciences and Research. She loves drawing from all these various sources of yogic teachings to create sequences adapted to the student’s particular needs.
“I used to teach French and was really into the student-centred approach. For me, the role of a teacher is not to demonstrate and tell students ‘Now, do this like me!’ but to guide students, to empower them to achieve their goals building on their own strengths. The focus is the student, not the teacher. I think this experience has greatly influenced my way of teaching yoga”.
As her personal experience shows, Yoga Therapy is a very powerful and efficient way to manage one’s health. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2000, Véronique is convinced that yoga has helped her cope with MS in a variety of ways. She wishes to share this healing experience and give others the opportunity to experience the benefits of Yoga Therapy for themselves.
Retreats and Yoga Therapy via Skype
To find out about Veronique’s classes, retreats and Skype therapy sessions, you can find her website here.