About

 

Hello, I am Stefan Skowronski. While my educational background is rooted in science, with a postgraduate degree in Computer Science, I’ve been practising various martial arts and wellness massages for years. But my true passion lies in the ancient art of yoga. I earned my certification from the esteemed French School of Yoga in Lyon, completing an extensive 700-hour training program. This school is affiliated with the French National Federation of Yoga Teachers, ensuring the highest standards of instruction.

Over the past decade, I have dedicated myself to teaching yoga and meditation and organising rejuvenating retreats throughout France. I have been fortunate to study under various esteemed teachers, drawing inspiration from Desikachar, the famous Indian Yogi.

Additionally, my practice and training in Mindfulness Meditation, influenced by the teachings of the Tibetan master Kalu Rinpoche, have enriched my journey. I have eagerly participated in workshops led by renowned yoga instructors to further expand my knowledge and expertise.

I also had the opportunity to enhance my experience by teaching yoga in Montessori schools as well as to people with disabilities.

My approach embraces a holistic and balanced perspective, nurturing the body, breath, and mind. With a progressive teaching style, my classes cater to a diverse audience, welcoming all to join this transformative practice.

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Several years ago, I visited New Zealand with my family and fell in love with its mindset, landscapes, and the welcoming nature of its people. In 2023, we decided to move to Omokoroa, a charming peninsula that captured our hearts with a fantastic community spirit.

I enjoy running, mountain biking and hiking there to discover this beautiful country. And, of course, I am thrilled to bring the joys of Yoga to everyone in the region through my classes, workshops and retreats.

That's why I createdMindful Life Yoga

Some key points of my career and training

After 20 years of experience in sales and project management for various IT companies, I have acquired over 10 years of experience teaching yoga and meditation through weekly classes, themed workshops and multi-day retreats.

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Postgraduate degree from INSA de Lyon (France).
Particular interest in astrophysics and quantum physics.

Graduate from the Ecole Française de Yoga de Lyon (EFYL, four years training), affiliated with the French National Federation of Yoga Teachers.

Student of Boris Tatzky, himself trained by Roger Clerc (Energy Yoga) and T.K.V. Desikachar at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai, India.

Post-training through regular yoga and meditation retreats.

Graduate in Tibetan Buddhist meditation techniques and the inner yoga of Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche (Karma Ling Institute, France).

Trained in cold Yoga (Tumo) with Maurice Daubard, a pioneer in the deployment of these techniques in France.

Co-founder of the Trieves Yoga Festival, the first Yoga Festival in the Grenoble area in the French Alps.

Trained in the energetics of the human body and geobiology by François Merinis (France).

Graduate in Well-Being Massage Techniques from the French Federation of Wellness Massages.

Mindful Life Yoga

Nurture your BODY, Free your BREATH, Calm your MIND!