Trained in the tradition of Krishnamacharya, we have created Yoga-Ways to offer a niche, very personalised and caring approach to Yoga. For us, the relationship with our students is at the heart of everything we do as we believe it is the key to help students grow and find their ways in yoga.
Co-Founder & Instructor (Lisbon & Bali)
"The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships." T.K.V. Desikachar
"French born, happy mother of 3, I've spent last 20 years in Asia, where I started YOGA WAYS in 2013. I am a Certified Yoga teacher & Yoga Therapist in the tradition of Krishnamacharya. I took my first 2-year Teacher Training (RYS500 Yoga Alliance) with EKA Yoga Institute in Singapore, followed by a 3-Year Yoga Therapy Training Programme (Yoga & Santé) with Anne Poirier & Michael Steinbrecher (IFY Institut Français du Yoga), a fascinating very practical course where I was able to study deeper the applications of Yoga tools in supporting physical and mental health. As much as I can, I keep developing myself through Yoga Studies and have taken several courses in India with Eka Yoga institute & Krisnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (Chennai, India).
Yoga to me is the friend who helps me find my physical and mental balance in everyday life and to be and stay healthy. I feel I'm on a mission to pass on the precious knowledge I have learned to my students.
I've recently settled down in Lisbon where I enjoy being near the Ocean and “on” the water. I love sailing, kite-surfing and surf. I also enjoy cooking and spending time with my family and my friends.
Jehanne Phares Hakime
Co-Founder & Instructor (Singapore)
"Yoga exists in the world because everything is linked" - T.K.V. Desikachar
French-Lebanese, for the past 15 years, Yoga is the anchor to navigate life from motherhood, intense work & corporate challenges, to overcoming major health battles when I experienced the power of breath & meditation.
Practicing yoga is embarking on a life changing journey to enhance strength, stability & harmony. It brings balance and connection of body, mind & relationships. For me, yoga is sustainability from inside out, to others and the world.
Certified yoga teacher (RYS500), I cofounded Yoga-Ways in 2013 to plant the seeds of transformation in others, adapting to the particular needs, limitations and situations of each student. My teaching goal is to empower each student with adapted tools improving his health, relationships and finding his own balance at each moment in life.
"Yoga is a process of replacing old patterns with new more appropriate ones.” Sri T Krishnamacharya
Instructor I Group classes, Private and Pre & Postnatal (Singapore)
I’ve been practicing yoga for over 8 years in different countries. In 2013 I decided to move to India to improve my practice and discover the roots of this traditional discipline. In 2015, as I got pregnant with my first child and moved to Singapore, I experienced prenatal yoga. Being supported through a conscious and healthy pregnancy in this amazing stage of my life gave me the motivation to train and become a yoga teacher. I studied over the past 2 years and recently completed my 500h Teacher Training Diploma in Krishnamacharya tradition and graduated from EKA Yoga institute in Singapore. I am now on a mission to share with everyone the benefits of yoga : being in harmony with yourself while being healthier in body, mind and spirit.
Instructor I Group classes & Private (Singapore)
Eleonora is Italian and has spent her adult life living between Central Asia, Brazil and Singapore with her husband and two sons. She believes that yoga is a powerful tool that nurtures not just the body, but also the mind and the soul. She began practising yoga as a triathlete to assist recovery, relax her mind and rebalance her body.
She graduated from the RYS 500, 500 hour yoga teacher training course in the tradition of Krishnamacharya, under the mentoring of Valérie Faneco supplementing her learning with a training retreat in India and retreats in Bali. As a teacher, she has observed that not only do yoga students gain the anticipated benefits when practising yoga, but increasing emphasis and awareness of the body and mind improves student’s ability to cope with the challenges of daily life. She is passionate about helping her children adapt and cope to an ever more challenging world, enjoying exploring new places and cultures and seeing her students find satisfaction through her yoga teaching.
Instructor I Group Classes & Private (Singapore)
I've always been attracted by the strong connexion between the mind, the emotions and the physical body and have taken a keen interest for nutrition and holistic health approaches. When living in Dubai and after 20 years in corporate management, I gave a turning point to my professional life and explored further about yoga. I then took a 16-month training course at Eka Yoga Institute in Singapore and became a RYS500 certified Yoga Instructor. I feel yoga is the exact way to improve physical and mental health and to find more balance and harmony in our life. I wish to contribute to people‘s wellness through my yoga classes in Serangoon and Botanic Garden. I enjoy creating connections between people within my classes.
Besides Yoga, I am a happy Mum of 3 and enjoy discovering new countries, being in the nature and photography.