asana, pranayama, teaching practice
François first felt the call to yoga at age 19, on a pilgrimage to sacred sites of India. Then he completed a masters degree in ethnomusicology. In addition to directing Open Sky Yoga Center, François teaches regularly throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and Mexico. A graduate of the Ecole Nationale de Yoga in Paris and a certified Iyengar Instructor, he has taught yoga since 1975 and studied meditation with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Ayurveda with Dr. Robert Svoboda, and anatomy with Thomas Myers.
yoga history and philosophy
Douglas is a professor of religion and chair of Asian Studies at the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. One of the world's leading scholars of Hindu Tantrism, he earned his doctoral degree from Harvard University's Center for the Study of World Religions. In addition, he lived for many years with his Guru in India, receiving a classical Sanskrit education.
anatomy and kinesiology
Laura is an Intermediate Jr. 3 Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor and Certified Kinesthetic Anatomist KA2, Director of the Iyengar Yoga Center of Boulder. She has studied in India with Geeta and B.K.S. Iyengar.
ayurveda, subtle anatomy, mantra
Sonam has maintained a clinical practice combining Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine for 20 years. He is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. Sonam has studied extensively with Dr. Vasant Lad and is a graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture. He also is a long-time practitioner of yoga and T'ai Chi.