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Brigitte - the founder

She is the one who dreamed, a long time ago, of a place full of life, where people - small or tall, square or round, green or blue - would feel good and energized. Roundness, colors, softness, intensity, sounds and scents, silence and laughter, fluidity, honey and spices, openness, body, mind and soul, all are aligned.

One certainty: that the dream would unfold...perhaps!

Indeed, the dream was far too deep to be confined to the rigor of a plan. She wanted it to unfold, open to coincidences. So, Brigitte keeps doing what she likes, notably traveling for real and in her mind, having a keen interest in questions rather than answers, observing, telling stories, encountering radiant beauty and laughing. And then, one day, a big red house speaks to her. She replies. Elaneha is born.

Brigitte was born in Switzerland, daughter of the earth who loves the sea. She lived and studied in the States for a few years, came back to Switzerland and worked for a multinational, in marketing, leadership development amongst others. She travels often to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. Curious about life, she's interested in numerous and various domains. The silver thread? All is connected.


Neela Sheth (BAMS + Doctor of Medicine(M.D.) in Ayurveda)

Dr Neela Sheth, a postgraduate in Ayurveda from reputed University of Pune in India, is a well known ayurveda practitioner and health & lifestyle consultant. She is a thorough professional with a deep passion and interest for the science of Ayurveda, yoga and cultural diversity. She has the right blend of skills gained from her experience in various areas of clinical practice, yoga and academics. Specifically, over 8 years of specialized coaching and 7 years of clinical experience, as well as research work in the area of herbo- mineral drugs.

Neela firmly believes that Ayurveda principles are valid beyond geographical boundaries. Applied with a proper understanding of one's lifestyle, culture and environment, Ayurveda can result in very positive effects. Neela's holistic approach combining medicine, lifestyle, personal health and stress management, with Ayurveda therapies and Yoga has led to good results to individuals across geographies.

Neela excels in personalizing Ayurveda principles to individual needs making the treatment practical and easyto implement on a daily base. The simple approach to solve root cause of problem rather than only treating the symptoms includes understanding a person's diet, lifestyle, culture, family, profession and stress drivers and addressing one's uniqueness.

Her cultural values drives her to continuously keep enhancing her knowledge as she firmly believes that a true Ayurveda practitioner is always a "Shishya" (Student) as this 5000 years old science has lot to offer and one life is not enough to grasp it all.

Neela lives in Switzerland since 2009 with her husband and daughter Krishna.


Claire - Massages thérapeutiques & soins visage

Claire a grandi dans les Alpes françaises, plus précisément dans un minuscule village des Bauges. C’est à vélo, après de gros efforts, que de temps en temps elle réussit à rejoindre la civilisation!

Depuis toute petite, Claire est fascinée par la beauté dans toutes ses expressions : la fleur, le bijou, le vêtement, le cheval, le corps, l’âme..

Elle est diplômée BTS esthétique cosmétique à Lyon. Pendant un stage, une rencontre extraordinaire, avec une femme avant-gardiste lui ouvre les portes : celles qui mènent au tout. Claire se forme à la réflexologie, puis à la médecine chinoise par le toucher, à la kinésiologie, l’ostéopathie crânienne. Passionnée par la rencontre de l’autre, les thérapies holistiques et ce monde qui s’ouvre, Claire pétille et voue ses journées à étudier et pratiquer. Elle travaille comme thérapeute à Courchevel. Elle rencontre alors une famille qui lui propose de l’engager en qualité de thérapeute à plein temps. Alors commence une vie de nomade: Santa Barbara, Porto Vecchio, Londres, croisière en Mer Rouge et Méditerranée, Genève, St Tropez… pendant 7 ans.

Claire se pose : mari, naissance de Lucie, partenariat avec 2 amis pour créer et gérer Pulp’s, un espace voué aux soins du corps, cheveux et visage. Insatiable, Claire enseigne son savoir en parallèle. Puis c’est le départ à San Francisco où elle passe 3 ans avec sa famille. Claire rêve toujours de beauté, elle commence la création de bijoux qu’elle vend aux US.

Automne 2014, retour en Suisse et rencontre avec Elaneha. Claire y propose des massages et des soins du visage.


Nuno Miguel - Ayurvedic massage therapist

He was born on the sunny shores of Portugal in 1973. Ever since he remembers he has been a calm person, enjoying silence and nature. Although he was already very interested by spiritual matters in his late teens, he graduated from university with a degree in computer science. Soon after completing his studies, reading frantically dozens of books, he started slowly but surely to actively study and practice yoga and Reiki.

Between 2003 and 20005, Nuno Miguel completed the 3 levels of Reiki certification. And one day, his path crossed someone who practiced ayurveda. He knew he had found his true calling; he completed an ayurveda massage certification and practiced ever since.

And thus started his wonderful journey as an ayurvedic masseur therapist that brought him to Elaneha.


Pascale - Massages thérapeutiques & drainages

Pascale est née en France en 1964, sur la côte Atlantique en contact direct avec la nature.

Toute petite déjà, l’esprit d’indépendance et d’autonomie lui donnent l’envie de partir avec son baluchon à l’aventure de la vie.

Sa première passion, est la quête d’elle-même à travers la compréhension de l’espace intérieur sur l’extérieur.

Diplômée d’un certificat dans la confection du cuir, elle quitte ses terres natales pour enfin découvrir ce monde.

Depuis une vingtaine d’années sa route s’est arrêtée en Suisse, où elle s'est formée en naturopathie, puis s'est spécialisée dans diverses techniques de massage.

Elle a étudié différentes sciences médicales, la médecine chinoise, la médecine ayurvédique, l’énergétique, l’aromathérapie, qui lui permettent aujourd’hui d’avoir plusieurs cordes à son arc. 

De nature spontanée et intuitive, elle reste dans le présent pour accompagner la personne dans sa globalité pour un bien-être du corps et de l’esprit.

Ce parcours a enrichi Pascale et elle continue son chemin car il y a encore et toujours à comprendre et intégrer à travers la magie de la vie.


Karin Zurbrügg - Head of yoga & danse programs

Karin is heartily guiding the Elaneha yoga team and programs since October 2016. She’s a well known soul at Elaneha for many years.

Practicing yoga since 2004, Karin has been sharing her passion since she became a registered yoga teacher in 2009. Her teaching has evolved from Vinyasa to Embodied flow. Today, the spirit of all her classes is greatly inspired by her personal practice and continuous training to guide yogis to “come home” to their body and heart. Convinced of the wonderful healing qualities of ayurvedic medicine, Karin also enjoys providing personalized teaching in that domain as well as individualized yoga therapy sessions. She also offers energy healing sessions, be ready to receive!

Karin is dedicated to support women through their life cycles creating space for women to connect with each other and feel the universal sense of belonging to grow and shine. With that intention, she offers prenatal yoga, as well as classes for moms of all ages. Furthermore, she hosts mom circles on a monthly base.

She encourages all her students to trust their abilities to live fully, true to their heart. 

Karin is joyful and playful. She enjoys dancing, singing and hugs ! Growing up in the Bernese mountains, she also lived for 10 years in Australia before settling in Switzerland. She speaks English, French and Swiss German and lives with her 2 kids in the 1st ever built Tiny house in Switzerland!

Read her musings, adventures and offers on: www.muditayoga.ch


Anne Françoise Ammann -Yoga Kids

Anne-Françoise s’est tout naturellement tournée vers la pratique du Yoga et la de la méditation qui lui a apporté l’ancrage et de trouver un équilibre dans sa vie tant privée que professionnelle Une pr

atique soutenue depuis une bonne quinzaine d’années, notamment chez Jean Lechim, accompagnée de plusieurs stages lui ont donnés la confiance en elle et l’envie de la transmettre de manière ludique aux enfants.

Anne-Françoise a enseigné plusieurs années au premier cycle, notamment  à Arzier avec des élèves entre 4 et 8 ans. Elle a également travaillé dans une crèche lausannoise. Passionnée par le développement de la créativité, elle s’est récemment spécialisée dans l’enseignement des activités créatrices manuelles et enseigne actuellement dans ce domaine à Nyon pour des élèves entre 7 et 12 ans.

Afin de faire profiter ses élèves d’un enseignement de qualité, elle s’est rapidement tournée vers le développement personnel, ainsi que les techniques de relaxation et de concentration, cherchant à répondre au mieux aux besoins de chaque enfant.

Elle a récemment suivi un stage intensif de formation au KID’S YOGA qui l’a enthousiasmée. Elle est diplômée par le Rainbow kid’s Yoga

. Elle a eu l’occasion de mettre en pratique ce nouvel apprentissage dans le cadre scolaire lors des cours de gymnastique.

Elle a une personnalité joyeuse, chaleureuse, joueuse, accueillante. Elle aime l’Islande, la nature, la marche, le vélo, les baignades dans le lac, les découvertes culinaires ayurvédiques, les soirées au coin du feu.

Elle est convaincue que la créativité n’est pas un don réservé à quelques individus, mais un chemin vers l’épanouissement de la personnalité et qui se développe à travers plusieurs moyens, dont celui du corps, du souffle, et du jeu.

Dans ce cours, elle souhaite créer une atmosphère de respect mutuel, dans un environnement non compétitif favorisant les expériences multi-sensorielles et l’exploitation de son potentiel créatif, par des postures amusantes des chants, des jeux et des histoires, tout en restant ouverte aux diverses sollicitations du moment présent.


Annick Montadon - Yoga Ju Long

Coming back from a trip in the Himalaya, Annick has discovered these beautiful practices coming from de Tantrayana buddhismus, the Lu Jong ans the Tog Chöd.

Through her practice of physiotherapist and then osteopath, in the differents gym or fitness classes, the mobility of the body has always been like a thread in her life.

These tantrayana practices, in which body and mind are connected with the nature, arrived like an evidence in her life.

Today, Annick share her time between her healthpratice , her differents classes of Lu Jong and Tog Chöd and her family!

Formed in the Nangten Menlang school, and certified by Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche, she marvels each day at the benefits of these technics, as well in the physical side as in the emotional part, and she always shares them with a big pleasure!


Béatrice Engeli - Yoga seniors

Béatrice was a primary and secondary school teacher, and then Director of a public secondary school for 10 years. 

She followed her first classes in yoga and Hindu philosophy in an ashram in the South of India in the 1970s. 

Practicing yoga for many years, since 2005 she has been taking classes 2 or 3 times a week with Jessica and Philippe Magnin at O2 Yoga, Vich. She has followed many workshops, including around the 7 Chakras. She currently teaches beginners yoga, meditation, yoga for seniors and yoga nidra. 

In 2013-2014 she trained to become a yoga teacher as well as to lead Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Béatrice Schmidt in Lausanne.

For Béatrice, yoga is a non-exclusive philosophy where there is place for people of all belief systems, including various religious or humanist beliefs. Yoga proposes union or unity. The essence being the calming of mental agitation, and respect, peace and non-violence towards self and others.

Béatrice, originally from the Italian part of Switzerland, enjoys walking in silence in the mountains and meditative listening to music. She sings in a choir. She loves reading and supports students having difficulties at school. She speaks French, Italian, Spanish, English and some German.


Claudia Rochat - Qigong

Claudia was born in the canton Zurich. After her studies in finance, she decided to move to the French part of Switzerland to improve her French.

During a vacation in Austria she received her first shiatsu treatment. She came back with the conviction that she had found, what she was looking for and started a 5 years training with Iokai Shiatsu School besides her work in finance. After her diploma in shiatsu, she completed her path by obtaining the federal diploma in complementary therapy for the method of shiatsu in 2016.

Shiatsu made her discover Zazen (Japanese meditation), but also Qigong and Taijiquan. She then followed the Qigong and Taijiquan courses of Veronique Terrier in Lausanne.

In 2016 she decided to look for a 3 years training in order to become a Qigong instructor. Between Paris and Lucerne, she chose the Chen Akademie in Lucerne, where she has the privilege to follow the teachings of Master Jumin Chen. It was the encounter with Master Chen, the other students and the joy to be on a very passionate life path.

Elaneha in Rolle, will give Claudia the possibility to transmit with the heart her passion for Qigong. Join her! She speaks French, English and German.


Georgina - Yoga

Georgina is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with the International Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 200) since 2009, an integrative massage therapist and Heart IQ coach. She teaches a deep, conscious, powerful and inspiring form of yoga with attention to breath, optimal alignment and subtle energy. Her theme-based classes emphasise the effects of practices and sequencing, personal modifications and self-reflection to support a healthy body, calm mind,  deeper connection to and love of self.

She specialises in therapeutic and restorative yoga, integrative massage  sacred circle and small group facilitation to empower you to make conscious choices, access your truth and reveal your innate joy in everyday life.

Georgina began yoga in 2000 as a way to manage stress. She found so much more! After working for 13 years in international organisations and experiencing burn-out, her yoga practice began to give her the tools and access to inner guidance to bring transformation and happiness into her own life.

This being a path of constant evolution, Georgina has a passion to continue her self-enquiry and studies in Heart Intelligence, therapeutic-based yoga disciplines, Shamanism, and healing body arts.

Georgina loves chocolate, mountains, adventure, meditating, dancing, learning and dreaming. From Ireland originally, and after living in 7 different countries, she settled in Switzerland in 2000. She speaks English and French.

Georgina offers therapeutic massage (bookings directly with Georgina), individual yoga therapy, group classes, workshops and retreats, as well as and Heart IQ group work at Elaneha.

She shares learning and reflections on her blog. Find out more about her work at: www.georginapeard.com


Wiebke Trepp - Yoga

Wiebke had her first Yoga experience in the United States in 2008. Following an 8-week-introductory course, the regular practice became an important part of her life. She felt much happier and relaxed as well as at ease with the entire life and its circumstances. The regular Yoga routine increased her patience, helped her balance a stressful job and her personal life and provided tools to get through challenging phases in her life. She rediscovered the pleasure of connecting to other people and her environment. 

She quit working in an international environment at the end of 2014. The following completion of the Yoga Teacher Training in 2015 (Yogalife, RYT-200) fulfilled a long-cherished dream. She now finds teaching yoga is not just a big joy but a great privilege as it is a never-ending story of giving and receiving. During her classes, she supports a non-judgemental and non-competitive atmosphere. She is convinced that every little improvement in different poses, either physically or mentally, have a positive effect, create more intense sensations and increase self-awareness. During her classes, her goal is to help her students to detach from their daily routine and to reconnect with oneself in the present moments.

Originally from Germany, Wiebke speaks German, English, French and Spanish.


Zoko Zoko - Danse Urba Africa

Always happy and with lots of energy, Zoko has always been passionate about dancing.

Originally from the Ivorian coast, he starting dancing on the streets in the 80is and trained to become proffessional at Kiyi M’Bock de Wèrè Wèrè Liking in Abidjan, as well as at the Goethe Instution with Atou Ecaret.

This training gave him the tool to build his own dance compagny "By-Sanko" Zoko created several Dance Shows, he was based in Burkino Faso and in Bénin. His passion led him to travel the world, America and Europe.

Since 2012 Zoko lives in Switzerland with his wife.                  He teaches and works for Nanaboco as a storyteller, singer, musician. He give his all in all his activities.

In Africa each tribe has their own dance, its part of each mariage, funeral, each party. Dancing creates connection.

Zoko Zoko is embodied joy of living!


Valérie - Pilates

Maman de 3 enfants, curieuse de connaître et développer une approche holistique de la santé, Valérie a, au fil du temps et de son expérience pratique, acquis de nombreuses formations inter-dépendantes. D'abord infirmière et puéricultrice, elle est aujourd'hui également enseignante de Pilates et massothérapeute. Elle s'occupe également de former des sages-femmes dans le domaine de la lactation, forte de son diplôme de consultante en lactation (IBLC). 

Pratiquant la danse classique, moderne et contemporaine depuis son enfance, elle s'est ensuite tout naturellement intéressée à la méthode Pilates. La pratique régulière de cette discipline, combinée aux exercices du Dr Bernadette de Gasquet, l’a beaucoup aidée après la naissance de ses enfants. Ainsi, Valérie a obtenu un certificat en Pilates modifié auprès de Pilates Institut à Genève. La méthode Pilates a totalement répondu à ses attentes: elle respecte le corps, corrige la posture. Le travail en douceur avec la respiration apporte un réel bien-être. 

Valérie se sent privilégiée d’exercer et partager aujourd'hui ses passions au quotidien. Tous les moments d’échange sont riches et gratifiants, porteurs de vitalité.


Philippe - Méditation et Qi Gong

Après avoir mis au point une technique de relaxation pour préparer les élèves à l’examen du permis de conduire par stage dès les années 1975, Philippe Dossios, devenu par la suite naturopathe, praticien en PNL et en Neuro-Sémantique, n’a cessé depuis cette époque d’être passionné par l’équilibre du corps et de l’esprit. Il s’est formé à différentes techniques de relaxation, sophrologie, yoga nidra, puis à la méditation qu’il pratique depuis 35 ans.

Les recherches de Philippe Dossios l’ont mené à rencontrer des Maîtres de la tradition indienne, (Sri Chinmoy de l’Ashram de Sri Aurobindo) (Ranjit Maharaj de Bombay, condisciple de Nisagadatta Maharaj) du Zen (Taisen Deshimaru) et du bouddhisme tibétain (Gendun Rinpoche).

Témoignages: www.meditationpourtous.ch


Daniela - Sophrologie

Je m’appelle Daniela Kissling. J’ai effectué des études en pharmacie et plus tard, un master en marketing à São Paulo, ville où je suis née en début des années 70.

La Suisse et moi avons fait connaissance lorsque j’ai rencontré mon mari en 1998 et depuis, ce beau pays, où j’ai fondé ma famille, est mon chez moi.

Avec le désir de réorienter ma carrière professionnelle, j’ai entrepris des cours afin de devenir sophrologue. Formée par l’Académie Suisse de Sophrologie et membre de l’Association Suisse des Sophrologues Professionnels, j’ai également suivi une spécialisation en Sophrologie pédagogique et ludique pour enfants.

La Sophrologie m’a beaucoup donné. A mon tour de partager avec vous ce que j’ai reçu. C’est pour cette raison que je me réjouis de vous accueillir dans ce si beau centre et de vous accompagner vers une existence où le positif prendra une place essentielle!