Dominique has been in the world of yoga since 1975. She started studying philosophy as a teenager, she love all aspects of yoga, and can teach all of them.
"We want the explosion before we give up the self. We want the experience while the self is intact. We want to hold onto our self, to our experiencer, and have that Great Experience. But the Great Experience is when we have dropped the experiencer. That is the experience of no-experience and that is the preaching that has never been preached. That is the Dharma that has never been taught. That is the No Buddha and No Dharma. What is it? It can't be expressed. And yet, it's being expressed constantly."
Genpo Merzel Roshi-Kanzeon Zen
Dominique has no precise address, she teaches all over the world. Based in Shanghai at the moment, but very much nomadic.
Yogayantra’s goal is to share the benefits of the Yoga practice as I have discovered them, by teaching the whole of Yoga, its context, theory and practice.
The Vinyasa-style was coined by Sri Krishnamacharya, the "father of modern Yoga". The parameters of Vinyasa-yoga where vi means 'variation' and nyasa means 'within prescribed parameters', are: steadiness, comfort, smooth and long breathing. Hence Vinyasa Krama means "sequencing with prescribed parameters". Each variation is linked to the next one by a succession of specific transitional movements, synchronised with slow, deliberate, smooth, and coordinated breathing central to Krishnamacharya's method.
Vinyasa does not mean "breath synchronized movement" as is found on most websites. This technique is also called "vinyasa-flow" or simply "flow" because people find it easier to say an English word rather than bother with Sanskrit terminology.
According to Sjoman (The Yoga Tradition at the Mysore Palace), "The term "vinyasa" is... used in Vedic ritual and refers to the subsidiary factors around a mantra that are required to make it effective. The term does not have any meaning in yoga and appears to be used to imply some kind of Vedic sanction to Vedic practice. This term is developed and used in Mimansa, an ancient school of scriptural exegesis in which Krishnamacharya was originally trained."
Having fun trying to do tittibhasana! (Vietnam)