Sophie discovered Hatha Yoga (based on Swami Sivananda and Mr. B.K.S. Iyengar teaching) when she was living in Germany in 1997. She knew after the first class that yoga was what she was looking for in life. Her Yoga experience in Germany was very spiritual.Yoga Temecula, Sophie MalahieudeWhen She moved to the United States in 2004, she discovered other styles/branches of Yoga (Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow) and other ways of teaching. She loved it and decided to become a teacher.
She attended Asheville Yoga Center, NC www.youryoga.com to be part of a Teacher Training Program and completed a basic 200-hour certification registered with Yoga Alliance www.yogaalliance.org. Then She completed a 500-hour Teacher Training at the Yoga and Meditation Center in San Diego.
The practice of Yoga has led her to explore even more of the possibility of the mind and the heart. She is trained as Laughter Yoga leader. (certified by Dr. Madan Kataria’s school of Laughter Yoga. ) This training helped her to reconnect with her inner child. She understood how the breath and laughing can lighten difficult time in life. Then Healing came naturally to her. Yoga combined with Ayurveda offers balance of health, contentment and enlightenment. She received her certification as Vedic healer from Deep Yoga School, in San Diego.