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SOPHIE, THE YOGA MAMA

MY NAME IS SOPHIE.

I JUST TURNED 45 (Sagittarius rising, Capricorn Ascendant, Aquarius Moon if you should ask) AND SPENT 15 YEARS OF MY LIFE WORKING IN THE WORLD OF PUBLIC RELATIONS IN PARIS AND LONDON BEFORE TOTALLY CHANGING LIFE AND MOVING TO MY FAVORITE PLACE ON EARTH. THE TINY CYCLADIC ISLAND OF SIFNOS, WHERE MY HEART HAS ALWAYS BELONGED.

 

After years of countless interactions with people from all walks of life. Organising events, conferences, fashion shows, premieres, trips, photo-shoots, cocktails and parties. Traveling the globe to Hong Kong, New York, Rio, Buenos Aires, London, and Moscow. All very glamorous.

I decided to leave the hectic world of PR, and move to my dream place, with, really, no plans in mind. Just a call I could not ignore anymore to take a leap of faith and try something radically new, following my deepest heart wish.

Was it tough? Was it risky? Everybody thought so.

Was it crazy? I suppose so.

MOVING TO MY GREEK ISLAND TURNED OUT TO BE THE WISEST AND BEST DECISION I EVER MADE, SHIFTING NOT ONLY MY PLACE OF LIVING BUT REALLY MY WHOLE PERCEPTION AND APPROACH TO THE WORLD.


 

Yoga had been a major focus for me since early 2000, when, really, who practiced Yoga?

You hardly mentionned Yoga at dinner parties then, trust me. Everyone related this discipline then to hippy travelers back from India, getting together to bend and breathe heavily, in a fog of heavy smelling Patchouli incenses.

From those early stages, I loved exploring yoga studios anywhere I happened to travel, curious to find new teachers, and experimenting all types of practices. Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Iyengar, Kundalini, Ashtanga, Acro, Bikram, Jivamukti, Flow, Swings – You name it, I tried it. I only left the Naked Yoga to other type of adventurers.

Before I even realised what was happening, Yoga had become an integral part of my lifestyle. Making me more attuned to the world around me.

FOR ME, YOGA ALLOWS YOU TO BECOME MORE AWARE, GLOBALLY AND GRADUALLY - FIRSTLY AWARE OF YOURSELF, YOUR PHYSICAL BODY, YOUR BREATHING.

AS YOUR PRACTICE BUILDS UP, AWARE YOUR EMOTIONS, YOUR THOUGHTS, AND YOUR MIND.

THE NEXT STEP FOR ME, AWARE OF OTHERS,YOUR CONNECTION TO A GREATER DIMENSION AND A GLOBAL AWARENESS TO THE UNIVERSE AND ITS MAGIC.

Let's get this straight: I don't exactly feast solely on organic seeds and kale. I am not a straight Vegetarian and love Negronis.

WE ALL LIVE IN AN INCREASINGLY DEMANDING WORLD. MOST OF US FIND IT HARD TO UNPLUG. TO RELAX. TO GATHER. TO TALK TO ONESELF. TO BE ALIGNED WITH WHO WE REALLY ARE & WHAT WE REALLY WANT IN OUR LIVES.

 

This is how I decided to bring together my skills, contacts and dedication to create my dream Yoga and spiritual experiences, with The Yoga Mama Club.

 

First, scouting unique locations. Original settings, spectacular views and a peaceful environment to create the right experiences. Authentic and beautiful houses & boutique hotels. From personal experiences, no more sleeping on tough mattresses and sunbathing in plastic chairs, please.

I want to ensure that style and comfort match the amazing settings I offer to the Club tribe.

Cool spacious bedrooms. Proper bathrooms. Beautiful materials from pool bar to tableware. Interesting local design and objects.

BECAUSE BEING SURROUNDED BY BEAUTY IS MY PERSONAL SOURCE OF INSPIRATION TO FIND IT WITHIN.

Of course : Inspired and charismatic Yoga teachers and wellbeing professionals. From all over the world. Serious in their practice. Light, fun, and cool in their approach. Able to teach and lead us with lightness and generosity.

Because this is what makes me feel more alive every day.

Finally, The Mama Concierge Service, allowing Teachers to focus on their practice and Guests to enrich their experience : from travel arrangements to services I want to make your week truly special: massages, holistic treatments, Gong therapy, or any tailored pampering & extra activities you may fancy. Of course.

But, more essential yet: Sharing with you the best spots and hidden insiders locations of wherever we end up travelling.

My personal dedication, as the Citizen of the World I try to be, to make you experience the best of everywhere I take you, immersing like a LOCAL.

 

I AM CONVINCED IT IS BY THE LITTLE CHANGE WE MAKE THAT WE MAY CHANGE THE WORLD (A BIT).

 

BUT SOME FAMOUS GUY SAID THIS MUCH BETTER THAN I.

I WOULD BE SO HONOURED THAT YOU JOIN THE CLUB AND COME & SHARE THE MAGIC.

 
IN NEED OF A SPECIAL YOGA TIME?
WANT TO KNOW WHERE ARE WE OFF TO NEXT ?

OR JUST TO SAY HI?

I WOULD SO LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

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