About Maya Barnard Yoga Studio
Maya Tanaka Barnard
Born in Japan, Maya met yoga in her childhood through her mother who was a yoga teacher. When she started to practice regularly, she became fascinated by the positive effects of yoga on her physical as well as mental health. She discovered her well-being through yoga and desires to share her knowledge with everyone interested in this art of living.
After her Ph.D. studies in Paris, she had the joy of living in ZÃ¼rich and especially in Berkeley (USA) where she studied with recognized yoga teachers including Sianna Sherman, Katchie Ananda, Noah MazÃ©, DesirÃ©e Rumbaugh, Marc Holzman and MichÃ¨le Zoss. She continues to develop her practice with them and other teachers in Europe.
She completed her teacher training with Sianna Sherman and Noah MazÃ© in Berkeley and San Francisco and became a Hatha yoga teacher affiliated to the Yoga Alliance, USA. She teaches a dynamic style of yoga called "vinyasa yoga". Her classes are energizing, challenging and creative, emphasizing on strengthening body and mind to reach serenity of spirit. She also teaches prenatal yoga for pregnant women and restorative yoga for those who need a deeper relaxation.
Besides yoga, she holds a Ph.D. in History of Art from Paris-Sorbonne University. After Paris, ZÃ¼rich and Berkeley, she has settled in France in the beautiful city of Dijon with her husband and their two children.
The vinyasa yoga in Dijon
The vinyasa yoga that I teach includes dynamic movements and intense postures, synchronized with deep, regular breathing. This is a style of yoga very common in the US but still rare in Dijon.
Each explores its potential while respecting the limits of the day, non-competitive or self-judgment or other. Particular attention is paid to the anatomical alignment for the practice is safe and optimal. These courses will help you learn to manage stress and anxiety, cultivate mental stability and strengthen the body and mind to live fully.
Yoga is a practice both physical and mental that leads us to discover the fullness of self. It uses the body as a tool to get there and learn to transform life obstacles into opportunities to enrich themselves.