We are hiring !
Are you a PILATES floor and apparatus instructor? YOGA instructor? Would you like to join the team at Studio Nai’A in Marseille, in one of the fastest growing areas of the city, starting this autumn?
The studio is looking for a Pilates instructor available on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and every other Saturday, and possibly on other days during school holidays, as well as hatha yoga, Yin and Vinyasa instructors. We are looking for self-employed instructors.
For more information please contact us directly by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest.
A Pilates diploma in matwork and apparatus (Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrel, Spine corrector) obtained in 2006/2007 in all 3 levels by Tecnosport Balanced Body Barcelona.
I have been a dancer since childhood and studied Music and Dance at the “Centre de Danse International Rosella Hightower” in Cannes. In 2005, I broadened my teaching skills by training in Pilates with renowned professionals such as Paulina Savall and in collaboration with physiotherapists (from Tenerife and Barcelona) and osteopaths (from Quebec). I was also lucky enough to discover the Polestar method, Peak Pilates, as well as the Authentic Pilates Method of NY which enriched my learning and teaching.
I trained in Yoga with the Milarepa school (Tenerife) practicing Vipassana Meditation and Hatha Yoga with Alejandro Torrealbas for 4 years, Integral Yoga with Witryh in Navarra (1 year), Andrei Ram Om for Hatha Raja Yoga in Barcelona (2 years), Carlos Rui for Dynamic Hatha Yoga in Portugal (2.5 years), a training module in Ashtanga style mysore yoga with Petri Räisänen and Elena Figarola’s shala, but also Kundalini-Yoga with the Shunia school, Yin-Yoga with Bernie Clark at YogaDir, Barcelona. 200 hours yoga training for children with “Om Shree Yoga” in Madrid and “Yoguitos” in Lleida, Spain.
I completed my Pilates training for expectant mothers and seniors at Leaderfit in Montpellier and Paris, then with the APOR project at the Gasquet institute for pre and post natal yoga and physiology for expectant mothers in 2019.
Training on Reformer and Cadillac Level 1 with Eva Winskill at FitStudio in Ramatuelle.
Matwork convention with Polestar in Monaco and Madrid.
Training in yogatherapy for women and basic principles of ayurveda and marmatherapy. 60h diploma course with Maitri Baraz. India Kerala – August 2019.
Founder and manager of Studio Nai’A
Pilates instructor with full training (mat and apparatus) in all 3 levels- Member of “Pilates Method Alliance” and certification “Balanced Body”
Pilates and Yoga physiology for pregnant women Bernadette de Gasquet method
Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga teacher
French diploma of sports leader CQP ALS option AGEE
Curious about the world, its different cultures and its different concepts, I chose to study psychology, sociology and anthropology.
A few years later, I thought I would find my way when I was training to be a nurse. Caring for others was a value that was already well established. However, I interrupted this route because I felt that “something” was missing within hospitals.
I worked for several years, full of human discoveries, with autistic children and teenagers. A daily life requiring qualities such as empathy, non-judgment, listening, and consideration for others.
At the same time as my family was growing, I trained to play the cello and become a musician which was one of my greatest joys. I learnt about brain plasticity in practical terms, the work of my hands, the work of breathing, the development of sensoriality and the enormous potentiality of the body and the mind.
For several years now, learning meditation through Vipassana and practicing yoga have nourished this need for self-knowledge and the mechanisms of pain, where, almost naturally, but without forgetting some beautiful encounters, I decided to train in Shiatsu, which comes in answer to my initial questions.
Among all the styles of shiatsu, I chose Therashiatsu, which combines the Namikoshi and Masunaga styles; I also had the chance to practice in hospitals – Hôpital Nord (Marseille) with patients and Hôpital Saint-Joseph (Marseille) for medical staff – during my last year, in order to obtain the title of Shiatsu Specialist.
What is Shiatsu – SHI/fingers, ATSU/pressures?
Shiatsu is a form of massage therapy performed with the thumbs, fingers and palms, without the use of mechanical or other instruments, by applying pressure to the skin, in order to correct internal dysfunctions, improve and maintain health.
In Japan, shiatsu has been recognised as an independent massage practice since 1964 and has a state diploma.
One of the first approved schools was that of Tokujiro Namikoshi, who taught a shiatsu based on anatomical/physiological principles, close to osteopathy and spondylotherapy, leaving aside (officially!) any energetic principle. Later, Shizuto Masunaga reintegrated the energetic principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), based on the Yin Yang and the 5 Movements, in the shiatsu treatment protocols.
In 1997, the Lannoye-Collins law was voted in favourably at the European Parliament. In the framework of this law on non-conventional medicine, le shiatsu is one of the eight disciplines mentioned as effective and worthy of interest (like osteopathy or acupuncture – Report A4-0075/97); this report allowed the recognition, in France, of osteopathy.
In 2015, the SPS (Syndicat Professionnel de Shiatsu) obtained from the RNCP(French professional register), the registration of the title “Specialist in Shiatsu”.
To summarize, the term “shiatsu” is relatively recent but rooted in millennia-old principles… It is much more than a simple manual technique; shiatsu is an art of touch, a “non-verbal communication”, source of well-being and wellness.
Benefits, advantages, indications
Shiatsu energizes the vital functions and provides immediate relaxation.
It reduces stress, which is sometimes the cause of muscular pain, backache, anxiety, insomnia, generally leading to overall fatigue.
Shiatsu facilitates the free flow of energy, the KI (or QI in Chinese) and offers muscular, mental, emotional and relational relaxation to recover one’s natural defences.
Shiatsu is an accompaniment over several sessions, it is the regularity of the practice that allows a lasting well-being.
She started practicing yoga over 10 years ago, practicing in turn Vinyasa, Bikram, Ashtanga, Hot Flow…
In each practice she seeks to feel the best for herself and her students, developing the body, and increase energy.
On the brink of her 30th birthday, Faustine became a Naturopath training in energetic treatment and massage. Practicing yoga and offering healing techniques she decided to train as a Vinyasa Yoga instructor. She means to share her vision of yoga with a large audience. In her own words, “to share my energy and my spiritual world”.
Faustine started teaching yoga in semi-private classes, then in eco-lodges abroad.
In her classes, she teaches asanas (postures), pranâyama (breathing), dhyana (meditation) and savasana (relaxation), in order to feel the benefits of yoga in a global way as regards to health, body and mind and well-being.
Today, she combines her professional activity with her passion which she shares in a way that respects the ancestral techniques of yoga adding her personal touch of energy and spirituality.
“I am very happy to share with my classes at the Nai’A Studio.”