François is the founder and director of Open Sky Yoga Center in Rochester, NY and has taught yoga since 1975. For a decade, he toured Europe with an avant-garde puppet theater and composed music for the plays. The manipulation of string puppets led him to explore yoga and tai chi. He conducts seminars, international retreats and teacher training worldwide. He also leads international retreats with his wife Nathalie in India, Mexico, Crete and Venice…. A graduate of the Ecole Nationale de Yoga in Paris (with direct disciples of Sri Krishnamacharya) and among the first french yoga instructors to study in Pune,India with Sri B.K.S. Iyengar from whom he received a Junior 3 certification. François also has explored meditation, ayurveda and experiential anatomy. Certified in Gong and Laughing Yoga(!). François completed the international Sound Healer program in Spain and also holds a master’s degree in Ethnomusicology.
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