Women’s yoga is an approach developed by Tatiana Elle.
It combines hormone yoga, hatha yoga, yin yoga and facial yoga.
Facial yoga combines fascial gymnastics, self-massage and acupressure points to tone and relax the muscles of the face.
Hormone Yoga, created by Dinah Rodrigues in the early 1990s, was first developed for menopausal and premenopausal women. Soon benefits were also felt by younger women who needed to rebalance their hormonal system, boost their fertility, reduce premenstrual syndrome or relieve painful periods. This hormonal yogatherapy consists of hatha yoga postures (asanas), dynamic breathing (pranayama) known as bhastrika (“forge bellows” in Sanskrit), completed by a Tibetan energy circulation technique. The pranayama, performed in specific asanas, massages and therefore stimulates the endocrine glands responsible for hormone production (pituitary, thyroid, ovaries, adrenals). The energy technique that accompanies these exercises reinforces the effect on the glands worked on. However, this practice is not advised for women with hormone-dependent cancer, advanced endometriosis, fibroids larger than 5 cm, for pregnant women or during menstruation.
Tatiana has trained and taught various approaches internationally (vinyasa yoga, ashtanga yoga, prenatal and postnatal yoga, yogatherapy, reiki, pranic healing and ACT therapy) and has studied hormone yoga with Dinah Rodrigues, and also followed the teachings of the Indian instructor Prathap who developed his own path (nirvana yoga).
This vast experience has enabled her to develop a gentler alternative, accessible to all women, called Women’s Yoga, which aims to help each woman balance her hormonal system, reduce stress and reconnect with her feminine.
Women’s yoga is open to all women of all ages (from 25 years old) and for all levels of yoga, including those for whom hormone yoga is not advised, with the exception of pregnant women for whom pre-natal yoga is more suitable.