Meet Your Teacher Trainers at INNERCITYOGA®

The Info-Session is the perfect occasion to meet INNERCITYOGA founders and creators of the Deep Flow Yoga Teacher Training, Ioana and Patric Pop and your teacher trainer Joan Hyman who is in charge of leading the training.

What to expect from the Info-Session

You will participate in the one-hour long yoga class, typical of the Yoga Teacher Training program.
The class is followed by the presentation of the program and a Question & Answer session.

You will understand why the Deep Flow Yoga Teacher Training is highly acclaimed and the most complete program available for students of yoga because of:

  • Serious Study Material - entirely reviewed for the upcoming Yoga Teacher Training

  • Most complete program covering all major Asanas of Hatha Yoga, Pranayama and Subtle Body

  • Comprehensive Anatomy, broken down in easy to understand units.

  • Precise teaching by one of the most organized and dedicated Senior Teacher Trainers, who has been leading 30+ trainings.

  • Follow-up of the trainees wishing to begin their teaching career

  • All Deep Flow Yoga Teacher Trainings (RYS-200-hours / RYS-300-hours) are certified by Yoga Alliance

  • Founded in 2002, INNERCITYOGA® Urban Yoga Center stands for quality teaching and complimentary services



Ioana is the founder and CEO of INNERCITYOGA since 2002.

Ioana did start practing yoga as a child and founded in 2002 INNERCITYOGA, at a time when yoga was not yet popular.

She did coin the term Deep Flow Yoga and together with Patric has created the Deep Flow Yoga Teacher Training.

Ioana has had the good fortune to study extensively with some of the world's most respected yoga masters in different lineages in the traditional 1 on 1 guru-student setting, including Senior Iyengar teacher Patricia Walden, Judith Hanson Lasater, Cyndi Lee, Ashtangi David Swenson, Doug Swenson, Alan Finger or direct disciples of Krishnamacharya, Mark Whitwell and Srivatsa Ramaswami.

Among others, mentors are Annie Carpenter, Bryan Kest and the late Larry Schultz. At this moment, Ioana studies extensively with Chad Hamrin, who is also the lead teeacher in the advanced RYS-300 Deep Flow Yoga Training.

Ioana has also been practicioner of Vipassana and deepens her study of meditation in Vedanta centers.

You find the essence of all this knowledge acquired over the past 20+ years within her smartly sequenced classes, be it Vinyasa, traditional Hatha Yoga, Poweryoga or Yin Yoga.

Ioana is known for her popular video series for Swiss Femina Magazine and also for her prenatal yoga. When she was 34 weeks pregnant she filmed her DVD “Prenatal Yoga for Active Moms-to-be” and has been accompanying over 1500 expecting women through their pregnancy.


Joan is leading all the RYS-200 Trainings at INNERCITYOGA.

Joan is in charge of teaching INNERCITYOGA's Deep Flow Yoga Teacher Training. She has been leading all RYS-200 hours trainings sinc 2012 and segments of the advanced RYS-300 Deep Flow Yoga Training.

With over 20 years experience, Joan is E-RYT 500 Hours Yoga Alliance certified, and a dedicated Ashtanga practitioner who has mastered the advanced A (3rd series), which is a high level of achievement.

Her achievements in Ashtanga yoga (mastering the 3rd advanced A series) and her comprehensive instruction of safe alignment in the Iyengar tradition makes her the lead teacher in this training.

For 10+ years, Joan Hyman was Senior Teacher Trainer at L.A. based YogaWorks to become the Director of Teacher Trainings at Wanderlust Studios. Since 2015 she travels the world teaching workshops, retreats and trainings.

Originally from Philadelphia, Joan earned a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from Temple University, and subsequently discovered yoga in New York City while pursuing a career as a professional dancer. In Santa Monica, California she completed the YogaWorks Teacher Training with Maty Ezraty and Lisa Walford in 2002, followed by further study with Annie Carpenter

She took several trips to Mysore, India to study with the late Sri K. Pattahbi Jois, founder of the Ashtanga Series and disciple of Sri T. Krishnamacharya, the father of modern yoga, and his grandson Sharath Rangaswamy.


Patric is co-founder and since 2008 the director of INNERCITYOGA.

Over the past 15 years Patric refined his skills and became an expert in assuring a constant quality in the studio's offerings and eventually did develop INNERCITYOGA as the leading yoga studio in Geneva.
He is the expert in making work together the yoga and the essential business aspect and create a harmonious balance.

Patric is an award-winning, former creative director in advertising, who has been teaching yoga for 15+ years alongside most of his corporate career.

Creative by nature, he is known for his upbeat, down-to-earth and intense classes sprinkled with his humour.

Over the years, Patric has been learning from numerous yoga masters. His main yoga mentors include Annie Carpenter, Bryan Kest, Chad Hamrin, Cindy Lee, David Swenson and the late Larry Schultz.

Together with Ioana, Patric did create the manuals for the Deep Flow Yoga Teacher Training. He keeps updating them each year to improve the quality of the learning experience for the students of the RYS-200.

In the RYS-300 hours advanced Deep Flow Yoga Training, Patric instructs the segment “Yoga as profession”, paving the path for teachers to successfully unite their calling with a professional career.

Register your spot for the info session

This Info Session is free of charge, but you will be asked for a refundable deposit of CHF 40.-

Why a deposit?
To guarantee your spot and to fight absentism, you are kindly asked to settle a deposit of CHF 40.-
The deposit is refunded to you back on your credit card or on your bank account.
In case of a no-show: your deposit is forfeited and donated to Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders.


Next Info Session:

18 October 2018

18.30-19.30 Yoga Class with Joan Hyman
19.30-20.30 Info Session with short presentation of the content and Questions and Answers with Patric and Joan.

After the class Patric and Joan are available for your questions until 20.30⠀⠀⠀

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