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"It was not until my early 30’s that I really started to understand the yoga systemic approach


Garance LeGrand is a 35-year-old Data Scientist, originally from Paris, who now lives in Råsunda. We usually find her at Little Peace around 7 AM, practicing morning Vinyasa with Michelle or morning Hatha with Lisa.

Where and when did your yoga journey begin?

A friend took me along to her yoga class in London when I was in my early 20’s, and I went back and forth to yoga for about a decade, but it was not until my early 30’s that I really started to understand the yoga systemic approach to health and well being. In Nov2012, after a tough personal time, I went travelling in South-east Asia for 6 months, and I met 2 great teachers who re-introduced to me to Yoga. It was a total re-discovery.

Suddenly I understood the importance of the breath, and that the asanas are a mean to an end, not the final destination in Yoga. I felt I had been practising yoga in apnea for 10 years, just thinking of positions and alignment. Those 2 teachers help me reshape my perceptions of Yoga and helped me develop a personal practice to thrive to develop mental peace. As I kept on travelling in those 6 months in South East Asia, I happen to walk by a 200 hours Yoga teacher training on the Gilis islands (near Bali) that had just started, and decided to join on an impulse, just motivated by the desire to learn more about yoga and deepen my practice