YOGAYANTRA & DOMINIQUE RENUCCI
• About Dominique
My name is Dominique (杜美妮 in Chinese), the director of Yogayantra RYS. I am a 500-ERYT with Yoga Alliance. I discovered yoga in 1975 after a motorcycle accident left me with a paralysed spine for three years and a half and many joints dislocated. Later I had a few more accidents (falling off trees, horse, bikes, etc), and every time I had to rebuild my body, rediscover it, “repair” it through a renewed yogasana practice.
*E-RYT means Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher
*RYS means Registered Yoga School
• Dominique's Studies
I have studied with many teachers —famous or not- across Europe and Asia, attended my first TTC in 1995. I practiced Iyengar-yoga for years, and then switched to “Astanga”-style. Now, I teach and practice Vinyasa-yoga, emphasising mindfulness, with fluidity and athleticism and also the detailed knowledge and precision of Iyengar-style into an integrated style.
I have attended many intensive retreats and teacher-training courses, read loads of books to be firmly rooted in the Indian thought (philosophy), Tibetan Buddhism and Dzogchen teaching, and spent months of self-retreats in secluded places, living in the most basic conditions. I practiced Zen meditation for many years, attended many ten-day Vipassana-meditation courses, have received empowerment of a few Tibetan practices. Now I do my best to follow the Dzogchen teachings Choegyal Namkhai Norbu, a great Dzogchen, master, gives us.
I left my country in 1991 after visiting Nepal. Since then, I have lived in Asia, spending more than three years in India, and six years in China.
I started teaching in Asia in 1991 (on the rooftop of my guesthouse in Kathmandu). In Beijing, 1997, I turned my flat into an informal yoga-studio. I ran my own studio in Myanmar (probably the first yoga studio in this country, 1999). I worked in one of the world's leading restorative health centres (where I used yoga-therapy for the guests), and trained the local yoga instructor staff. I ran my yoga-studio in Siem Reap Angkor, Cambodia, which I left to travel again and further my Shiatsu studies. I have lived in China for over five years, and lead many yoga-teacher training-courses.
Faithful to the tradition of Hatha-Yoga, I believe that it is one of the paths to the only goal of Yoga: liberation. Yoga is a lifestyle, as well as a sacred path, and I combine it to the Dzogchen teaching received from Choegyal Namkhai Norbu.
• Dominique’s skills
I have developed my own Vinyasa style in an eclectic way, based on Krishnamacharya's method (not system), and integrating interesting elements from any other schools that can enhance my practice and teaching. I do not follow any 'system' in order to remain open and free: a system is a closed box. Therefore my style is utterly “open”. Vinyasa-style is the art of sequencing, like a ballet it has a choreography. However, I remain faithful to the ancient teachings of Yoga and do not try to “reinvent” Yoga.
I am continuously refining my own practice, and sharing all my knowledge with my students.
I complement my knowledge of Yoga with a practical understanding of four distinct sciences of the body: Western anatomy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Japanese Shiatsu (指压), Indian Ayurveda. I am a Reiki master. I have experience teaching complete beginners, as well as established teachers. I have run many yoga retreats and teacher training courses. Through perpetual study, my asana and pranayama practices continue to evolve and deepen. Pragmatic, I observe excellent progress in my students' practice: they all improve, which means, they all reach their full potential.
You can contact me at email@example.com
In China mobile (86) 13761139694. Skype: yogayantra
Note: I need to remain free from long-term commitments such as having her own yoga-studio (I keep on receiving mails asking me for a job in 'my' studio. As I don't have a studio, I simply delete them).
PAST TTCs & retreats
• 200 hour TTC: 1 ~ 29 April 2013. Yogayantra in Shanghai, at Fanling Yoga Studio.
• 200 hour TTC: 14 November ~ 12 December 2012. Yogayantra in Shenzhen, China, at HotzYoga Studio.
• 200 hour TTC: 8 October ~ 5 November 2012. Yogayantra in Hanoi, at Zenith Yoga Studio.
• 200 hour TTC: 1 ~ 29 September 2012. Yogayantra in Shanghai, at Fanling Yoga Studio.
• 300 hour TTC: 23 May ~ 6 July 2012, Yogayantra in Santiago de Chile at Surya yogastudio.
• 200 hour TTC: 16 April ~ 14 May 2012, Yogayantra in Santiago de Chile at Surya yogastudio.
• 300 hour TTC: 11 February ~ 25 March, 2012. Yogayantra in Rishikesh India.
• 200 hour TTC: 7 January ~ 4 February 2012 Yogayantra in Rishikesh, India.
• 200 hour TTC: 31 October 2011 ~ 28 Novembre 2012 Yogayantra at Fanling Yogastudio, Shanghai China.
• 200 hour TTC: 26 August ~ 23 September 2011 Yogayantra at HOTZ YOGA, Shenzhen, China.
• 200 hour TTC: 28 February ~ 28 March 2011 Yogayantra at FANLING YOGA, Shanghai, China.
• 300 hour TTC (level 1): 4 October ~ 10 November 2010. YOGI-NOMAD was the organizer with Yogayantra's participation. Nepal, Kathmandu Valley. The 300 hours included the 200 hour-TTC as set up by Yoga Alliance plus 100 hours for Thai massage certified course + nutrition and other topics.
• 200 hour TTC: 19 July ~ 25 September 2010 Yogayantra at YOGA SPACE, Shanghai, China.
• 200 hour TTC: 14 June~12 July 2010, Yogayantra at Zenith Yoga studio, Hanoi, Vietnam.
• 300 hour TTC: 1st part 15-29 March, 2010. Second part 2-18 May, 2010. At Guang Yin yoga studio, Shanghai (China)
• 200 hour TTC, 13 July ~ 10 August, 2009, Ko Naka, off Phuket, Thailand
• 300 hour TTC, Level 2, June 1st part and September 2nd part led by Yoga Arts at Yogashala studio with my participation for philosophy and anatomy, Shanghai, China.
• 200 hour TTC, 5 July ~ 30 August, 2008 at Guang Yin yoga studio, Pudong, Shanghai, China.
• 200 hour TTC, 25 February ~ 22 April, 2008 at Yogashala Shanghai.
• 200 hour TTC, 13 October ~ 9 December, 2007 at Yogashala Shanghai.
• 200 hour TTC, 16 June ~ 8 September, 2007 at Guang Yin studio, Caoxi lu, Sanhghai.
• 200 hour TTC, 24 March ~ 5 May, 2007 at Guang Yin yoga studio, Yan An Xi lu, Shanghai.
• 200 hour TTC, completed in April 2006 at YuTao yoga studio, Kunnming, China with Yutao's participation.
• 200 hour TTC, September ~ December 2006, in Shanghai.
• 200 hour TTC, June ~ December 2005, at YuTao Yoga studio, Kunming, China.
• Intensive 72 hour course, January ~ February 2005, in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
• Intensive 72 hour course, July 2004, Algarve, Portugal.