YOGA TEACHER TRAINING FACULTY
Handpicked Senior Teacher Trainers for the best education
We value quality above all. As we have all our hands full with continuing to provide the best quality classes at the studio to all our regular students, we do have the pleasure to bring you some of the best teacher trainers that we know of to teach INNERCITYOGA's proprietary Deep Flow Yoga program.
In the Deep Flow Yoga Teacher Training programs you will get the best of our knowledge of over 25 years training with the world's most respected yoga teachers and teaching for 20 years. Some of the yoga masters that we bring in for the training have been teaching for over 40 years!
INNERCITYOGA is a RYS-200 and RYS-300 Registered Yoga School, certified by the internationally accepted standards of Yoga Alliance.
Chad Hamrin / Lead Teacher Trainer RYS-300H Deep Flow Yoga Teacher Training
Master teacher Chad Hamrin has been teaching yoga for 40+ years. Ever since 1967, he has been studying Iyengar, Viniyoga, Ashtanga, and Kundalini yoga, and holds a black belt in karate.
He is a skilled bodyworker with extensive experience in polarity therapy, reiki, jin-shin do and deep tissue massage. His teaching brings together aspects of all these elements resulting in a style which emphasizes investigative awareness of the body, flow, mindfulness and breath, leading naturally into a deep insightful practice.
From our personal experience we can tell you that Chad Hamrin reads your nobody like no one else, helping you to deepen your practice.
Chad is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500, as well as a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider). Chad Hamrin is the lead teacher trainer in INNERCITYOGA’s advanced RYS-300 Deep Flow Yoga Teacher Training.
Ioana Pop / THE STUDIO
Ioana is the founder and CEO INNERCITYOGA since 2002.
Ioana started practicing yoga as a child and in 2002 founded INNERCITYOGA, at a time when yoga was not yet popular.
She coined 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 and direct disciples of Krishnamacharya, Mark Whitwell and Srivatsa Ramaswami. Among others, her 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 teacher in the advanced RYS-300 Deep Flow Yoga Training.
Ioana also practices 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 class “Prenatal Yoga for Active Moms-to-be” and has been accompanying over 1500 expecting women through their pregnancy.
Ioana holds a 500 hour diploma and has been teaching thousands of classes. In the RYS-300 hours advanced Deep Flow Yoga Training, Ioana instructs various segments.
Joan Hyman / Lead Teacher Trainer in the RYS-200H Deep Flow Yoga Teacher Training
Joan is in charge of teaching INNERCITYOGA's Deep Flow Yoga Teacher Training. She has been leading all RYS-200 hours trainings since 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. 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 Pop / The Organizer
Patric is co-founder of the studio and since 2008 the managing 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 developed INNERCITYOGA as the leading yoga studio in Geneva.
He is the expert in creating a harmonious balance between the yoga and the essential business aspect. 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 created the content and 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 a profession”, paving the path for teachers to successfully unite their calling with a professional career.
Steve Haines has been working as a bodyworker for over 20 years. He is the author of the award winning 'Anxiety Is Really Strange', part of a series of short graphic books that also includes 'Pain Is Really Strange' and 'Trauma Is Really Strange'. Understanding the science of pain and trauma has transformed his approach to healing.
He has studied Yoga, Shiatsu, Craniosacral Therapy, and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE). He is a UK registered Chiropractor and teaches TRE and Cranial work all over the world. His treatments now use education, embodied awareness, and light touch to help people move more freely and be more present.
Steve lives and works between London and Geneva.
Teachers who have been active in past Deep Flow Yoga Teacher Trainings
We would also like to thank these teachers for sharing their knowledge in their specific fields. Depending on their international travel schedules, they may or may not participate in upcoming trainings.
Marc Holzman / Ayurveda
Marc has been teaching Hatha yoga for 15 years. He shares his time between L.A. and Paris where he launched the Guerilla Yogi project in 2007 . He got certified in 2006 in the Anusara style which he has since evolved from embedding vinyasa and iyengar into his teaching of Ayurveda, mantra and meditation. Since his open-heart surgery, a literal and metaphorical heart-opening experience, he beliefs that life, and specifically yoga, should be practiced with fullness, deep gratitude, and laughter.
Carlos Pomeda / Philosophy
Carlos has been studying and practicing the yoga tradition for 36 years. He spent 18 years as a monk of the Saraswati order in India, studying and practicing under Swami Muktananda and Gurumayi Chidvilasananda. Carlos combines this experience and traditional training with his academic background.
He holds a Masters Degree in Sanskrit from U.C. Berkeley, where he taught, and one, in Religious Studies.
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