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The courses were created by Tal Swissa, Luna Alignment Yoga's founder, yoga director and head teacher, and is presented by a team of teachers - Tal, Arnaud, Naama and more - with an overall 40 years of combined teaching experience, in different styles and different class scales and ranges.
Tal chose each and every one of the teachers carefully to achieve the desired result of a diverse and complete yoga TTCs, which allow the graduates to arrive ready and prepared to actually start teaching.
Tal, Arnaud and Naama's different experience, knowledge, teaching specialties and styles are interlaced together perfectly, so that the students are offered a complete and profound view on the world of yoga and its therapeutic approach.
Our team of teachers is most humbled and proud in the fact that they have already facilitated 10 Alignment Yoga Teacher Training Courses since starting together in Koh-Phangan in 2016 and over 240 students have graduated these unique programs by now.
Founder, Yoga Director and Lead Teacher
Tal started practicing yoga at the age of 17. She has 18 years of practice and 14 years of teaching experience. She is trained in Sivananda, Ashtanga-Vinyasa, Iyengar and Yin Yoga. She studied Yoga Therapy, Anatomy, Kinesiology, Pilates, Prenatal-Yoga, Kids-Yoga, Reiki, Theta-Healing and Thai-Massage. Tal taught at retreats and centers around the world and managed her own yoga centers 'Gaia Yogashala' and now 'Luna Alignment Yoga', where she led 10 TTCs and certified over 240 teachers.
Tal's teachings are adapted to the practitioner’s needs and condition, combining different styles, emphasizing skeletal and asana alignment.
Arnaud (Anu) Chartier
Anu started practicing Yoga in 2002. He has lived in Buddhist monasteries in Thailand and New Zealand for several years, studying various meditation methods and over time expanded his studies of Hatha Yoga also into Iyengar Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Yoga Therapy Consultation, Alignment Yoga and Tantra. In total having undertaken 5 TTCs on top of his constant personal studies, Anu has made it his life's mission to find ways to combine Yoga and Meditation with modern science. Anu's purpose in teaching is to enable his students to live a balanced life in the modern-day world. Anu's classes are unique, he has a beautiful holistic-therapeutic approach to yoga.
Naama (Nami) Peled
Naama started practicing yoga in 2000 and since then she has been emerging herself into Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga, Viniyasa, Feminine and Prenatal Yoga and Therapeutic Alignment. 5 TTCs and numerous workshops and courses later she is now spreading her own expertise teaching TTCs internationally. She also teaches Mindful Alignment Vinyasa, Adjustments and Therapeutic Touch workshops to senior practitioners and yoga teachers. Her classes are a unique blend of building strength, deepening flexibility and meditation. Naama uses distinctive hands on adjustments to enhance her students’ asanas.
Ferdinand started practicing yoga at the age of 12. He is an actor and a circus artist, focused mainly on physical performance and Mask Theater. Ferdinand explores movement through different disciplines such as dance, circus, martial arts and yoga. In 2016, after performing in a theater show in Asia, Ferdinand arrived to Koh-Phangan for a vacation, where he met Tal and joined her yoga classes in Gaia Yogashala (her former yoga school on the Island). Later on he signed up as a volunteer there and then continued as a manager. The next year he joined the March TTC as a student and the July TTC as an assistant. Ferdinand feels that his work as the course manager is to enable the students to stay completely focused on the TTC by taking care of their needs and making everything else easy for them during this month.
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