Introducing Vanessa De Haas, yoga teacher we have been collaborating with for the Feel Good Flows and Prenatal yoga In “Yoga with Gotta Joga“.
What is your motto?
It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.
How do you celebrate Thanksgiving?
I have a Friendsgiving, and we all bring something that reminds us of our traditional Thanskgiving, or if people are there from another culture or country, something special from theirs. Before we eat we go around the table to express our gratitude and things we have been thankful for this year.
Tell a bit about yourself?
I’m from Las Vegas, then moved to the beautiful mountains in Reno Nevada to study psychology and behavioural therapy. During my studies I moved to Madrid, where I met my French husband. We now live in France where I teach Yoga and run a yoga studio, I am also the mother of 3 curious and spirited daughters.
How and when did you begin to practice yoga ?
My mother was always into Yoga and meditation, so I must have started in her belly – as my daughters have with me. I became more curious about the practice of yoga around the age of 18 and became a serious practitioner around the age of 22.
How long have you been teaching yoga?
I have been teaching for 10 years, in Lyon France.
What kind of yoga do you teach?
Vinyasa and Prenatal Yoga
How would you describe yourself as a yoga teacher?
I love to explore different kinds of movement, so I don’t consider myself a traditional teacher, as I don’t follow any one lineage. My goal as a teacher is to help people feel better in their bodies, and use yoga as a tool to age well, feel well, and move through their lives with grace, strength, confidence and ease. My classes are built on themes of patterns of movement to help wake up the bodies intelligence.
Why did you choose themes Strength, Confidence, Presence, Peace and Joy for the Gotta Joga Feel Good Flows?
To me, these themes are an excellent recipe for a happy life. I believe our practice is there to help us manifest what it is we need. It is often through the physical body, we are able to change our mental state, which then allows us to fully embody our intentions.
Vanessa de Haas is an American yoga teacher and a mother of 3 little girls, living in France. She is the owner of a vinyasa yoga studio O Yoga in Lyon, France. She spent time studying Ayurveda and yoga in Rishikish India where she became certified in Akanda yoga with Vishva Vishveketu as and is also certified in vinyasa yoga.