A meeting of the East and
Focusing is the meeting of posture and felt sense in order to be more
anchored and authentic in one’s physical, emotional and mental body as
well as in one’s life. Yoga is transmitted to us by Eastern wisdom and
Focusing is given to us by Western wisdom.
Yoga Focusing is the encounter of these two approaches. On the one hand,
Yoga invites us to recognize our true nature which is sat chit ananda
(truth, consciousness, bliss), to develop our power of attention and
concentration and to relate to that which never changes. Focusing, on
the other hand, is part of the psycho-physical and humanist approaches
introduced in the 1970s in order to know oneself, heal our wounds from
the past, meet ones different parts and thus becoming a more integrated
and true being.
This is the root of Yoga Focusing. This approach combines my two
life-long passions, Yoga and Focusing which have been the two great
inspirations of change and balance in my life.
I will introduce you now to the discovery of what Yoga Focusing is
Generally in a yoga class, the teacher guides and the student follows.
In Yoga Focusing, the participant is also invited to share what is
happening inside by naming his somatic feeling called a “felt sense”.
Thus deepening his experience and following with awareness the
intelligence of the process wishing to emerge.
Yoga Focusing also applies to individual practice. By naming what is
happening inside during the experimentation of postures, more space is
created which helps us consciously follow the deepening of our
self-awareness. This practice brings the sensation of having a wider
base on which it feels good to rest.
Yoga Focusing is also the union of our masculine and feminine aspects.
After settling in this grounded presence, the posture is explored from
alignment and rooting as well as fluidity and undulation. The body
language then expands integrating a playful quality to the exploration
while making the experience more global and unified.
Following this exploration, the participant is invited to experience the
posture even more intensely by personalizing it in order to dare meet
the unknown and let something new emerge from the body freely.
Spontaneous and / or involuntary movements can then appear bringing with
them liberation and healing.
Following this experience a revealing opened space can appear, allowing
the meeting with pure presence and pure silence.
Posture is also used as the foundation on which our intention can rest
to manifests itself in our lives regarding a particular theme.
We also use breath, sound, physical sensation and emotion as gateways
for greater intimacy with oneself, thus daring to meet ourselves in
greater amplitude, depth and expression. Posture, slow and expressive
movement then serve as a support to deepen this encounter.
In Yoga Focusing, tensions, contractions, heaviness, pains as well as
lightness, openness, warmth and softness are all welcomed with kindness.
They are then set in motion in order to better reveal themselves and
make their way to a greater physical and emotional release.
The practice of verbal reflection and resonating by the facilitator,
partner or group is used during the workshop to ground and deepen the
individual experience. Thanks to this interrelationship, communion with
something bigger than oneself then takes place.
The basics of Focusing are transmitted in order to have a better
understanding and connection to the felt sense that will guide us
throughout the practice. These basics will also be used for
solo-focusing. This skill can be used later as a resource to see clearly
into oneself in everyday life.
In summary, here are the benefits of Yoga Focusing: grounded presence,
welcome what is, ability to feel and name, intimacy with oneself,
encounter with the feminine and the masculine, bodily and emotional
liberation, expression of one's creativity, greater autonomy and
communion with the greatest, the divine.
Saturday and Sunday: 9h30
to 12h30 and 14h to 17h
Dates to come.
somatic felt sensing
to Yoga Focusing
as a felt sense
development: feminine and masculine aspects of
Personalization of posture
Solo-Focusing with posture
and involuntary movements
of Yoga Focusing practice
intention in postures
Incorporation of the practice of verbal reflection, sound and
the felt sense
pure presence in Yoga Focusing
Yoga Focusing practice
advanced training is recognized by the La Fédération Francophone de
Yoga as part of the Therapeutic Yoga Training and is a considerable
addition to it.
* Taking an
individual Focusing session during the 45-hour training course is
recommended in order to better understand, grasp, experiment with and
validate the power of Focusing as it is the basis of Yoga Focusing. This
can be done by phone, skype or in person. A special rate of $50 CAD will
be offered for this session.
Price : $
225.00 per module
Yoga teacher and therapist in Focusing
31 years of experience and wonder
Facebook Page : Yoga
study of Yoga, movement, dance, meditation, human and spiritual
development are my passion for as long as I can remember.
My love for life has brought me to practice and teach these disciplines
for over 31 years in Quebec, British Columbia, the United States and
I work as a Yoga teacher, speaker and lecturer in institutional,
community and private settings.
of my passion and expertise in Yoga was born the Yoga of Presence and
Sounds as well as Yoga Focusing. In Yoga of Presence, the body is
honored and listened to in order to make a more penetrating contact with
oneself. It is used to perceive our essence through slowness which
brings us into our depth. In Yoga Focusing, the felt sense experienced
in the postures is listened to and followed for deeper grounding,
greater physical and emotional release and better self-knowledge.
Certified Yoga Teacher
Member of the Francophone Federation of Yoga
Certified Focusing Therapist
Member of the Focusing Institute