Michel Besnard

Hong Kong
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
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As a student, Michel began practising yoga in 1978, and has been teaching since 1983. Michel practiced Iyengar yoga and was a direct student of BKS Iyengar himself making regular trips to study under his teacher in Pune, India. Michel later discovered Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, and after 1993 that became his primary focus. He studied directly under Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India on several extended trips to India and now teaches and practices this powerful, ancient system of yoga himself.

Along with yoga, Michel has an extensive background in bodywork and postural alignment. He is an advanced Reiki practitioner and a certified Advanced Postural Integrator certified by Psycho-Physical institute of San Francisco. He also holds a certificate from the Gestalt Institute of Melbourne Australia.

Michel has been teaching 10 different countries and is accredited by IYTA (International Yoga Teacher Association) and Experience 500Hrs Yoga Alliance. Michel brings the depth of knowledge and years of experience into class.

In class, Michel gives clear guidance while listening to the needs of students' bodies without pushing or straining. He encourages students to take their practice very seriously-but not themselves"


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

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The best!

I feel very privileged to have completed my 500 hour teacher training under the guidance of Michel Besnard. His experience, knowledge, passion and gift of teaching makes him the best teacher I have had the pleasure of studying with. Highly recommended! Debbie Kochanczyk.

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True Guru, sans the Guru airs

I did my 200 Hour certification with Michel, and undoubtedly will be my teacher for 500, whenever I am ready for it. His knowledge about yoga principles, alignment,body energy, individual's fears, failures & baggagees we carry is unparalleled..And it takes a person, as seasoned as Michel to appreciate how all this relfects in our practice. No one knows this better than Michel when to give a student feedback, when to encourage, when to back off... Will teach you principles about body in a way, that you will remember it all your life. My Yoga "papa"

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Michel is the best.

I did my 500 hour training with Michel in 2012 and I owe him so much. If you ever have the chance to study with Michel you must grab it with both hands and cling on for dear life! Here's a full review of the experience that featured in Namaskar magazine: http://www.shantayoga.co.uk/2014/01/22/article-published-in-namaskar-asi...

Thank you Michel. xx