Meet Axelle, the founder of Yomade, the concept of Nomadic Yoga who comes to your home for a Zen lesson in Paris.
At Le petit Shaman, we fell in love with the fusion of Yoga and the Nomad. On board his authentic legendary hippie VW combi from 1978, Axelle comes to you with the first Parisian yoga truck.
It is a complete yoga studio that travels to give classes. Within your company, or even for individuals during unusual events. For young and old, beginners and insiders, everyone can participate.
The van of Yomade has all the material to start the lessons. Mats, bricks, cushions and straps to learn with his master Yogi, who has traveled the world to teach and learn the various forms of yoga.
“My classes are like a painter’s palette, I imagine them, think about them, make them and each one is a unique piece, personalized, according to the needs of the public to whom I speak. “
Axelle is the initiator of this fantastic project which is already roaming the streets of Paris. It’s the yoga truck that comes to you when you don’t dare take the plunge. She tells us more about her discovery of this gentle discipline:
“Journalist by training. I multiplied the reports in France and abroad. When, in 2011, while covering the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, I walked through the door of a yoga studio. More than a shock, it was a revelation.
I returned to Paris and there I started an intensive practice, 5 to 6 times a week.
Two years later, I was making a 180 degree life change. No more pressure, deadlines, junk food and too long evenings spent in the editing rooms, I chose to ride the wave of well-being by training myself in yoga.
I returned my Parisian apartment, put aside my career as an audiovisual director to go to California and follow my first yogi training, that of Yoga Bikram in Los Angeles.
Journalist obliges, no question for me to limit myself to this training. So I traveled the world in search of innovative practices that could satisfy my thirst for learning by then training me, in India and Bali, essential and famous places, on the planet Yoga.
Since then, I have taught various forms of yoga from Paris to Jakarta, via Sydney, Mexico City or Casablanca and even more recently on a high-end cruise ship in Cuba.
Today, with this experience abroad, I teach Bikram, Hatha and Vinyasa Flow and Yin yoga to better stick to the inspirations of today’s society.
I love and try to share yoga with passion, gratitude and compassion.
My greatest satisfaction is seeing a student leave class with a smile.
So get barefoot, take a deep breath and give it a try! “
During her journey, Axelle was inspired to guide others on her own yoga practice.
“After having worked for fifteen years in television, I put aside my career as an audiovisual director. Back in Paris, definitely last February, I faced the post-attack, the blues and sadness of people, loss of confidence, fear and stress. In short, the idea sprouted to bring yoga differently to people.
I like the idea of democratizing, of breaking the codes. Do you necessarily have to practice yoga between 4 walls and under a roof? Yoga is humble, sober and sometimes you hardly need anything. Sometimes even depending on the place on the planet, we invent a yoga mat.
Sometimes even a lesson is imagined and carried out in the open air, on a boat, in prison, in a school and even in the family living room. In short, one word: democratize yoga.
It is yoga that comes to people and not the other way around! “
So, dear Parisian readers, do you want to share a spiritual and zen experience by following Axelle’s hippie van? In this case, you can now find it on his Facebook page and on his website.
For all your reservations: email@example.com
And of course, follow the epic of this Yoga Truck adventure on Yomade’s Instagram.