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Yoga & You June 2010 – International Teachers and Updates

June 1, 2010

These two teachers could be coming to South Africa next year!!! To find out more, please visit their websites below or contact Maria –

Emil Wendel
Emil was born in Switzerland and has been living in Asia since the mid-seventies, studying first Chinese Classics and Taoism in Taiwan, and then Sanskrit and Indian Thought on the Subcontinent. Making Nepal his home in 1980, he became a founder-partner of Machan Wildlife Resort. While continuing his studies and occasionally retreating in East Asia, India and Nepal, Emil had the privilege to come into contact with several remarkable human beings and teachings. Among them were adepts, representing different branches of Yoga. His own Sâdhana – the spiritual search began in earnest.

Emil remains deeply passionate about philosophy and especially its application in Yoga. He practices and teaches Hatha-Yoga, using a method of merging physical postures, breathing techniques and meditation with discussions on liberating knowledge, to deepen a Yoga practice beyond the mere physical experience.

The countries of India and Nepal remain Emil’s home. When not involved in practicing, teaching, and researching there, he leads workshops and retreats in Europe, as well as in Bali, Singapore, Thailand, Australia and Japan – and now hopefully soon in South Africa as well. To find out more about Emil visit


Rachel Hull

Rachel is a Yoga Instructor and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bali, Indonesia.

Rachel began Prenatal Iyengar Yoga classes in 1987, while pregnant with her son Dylan. This was the beginning of a lifelong journey, and now she has been practicing for 23 years, and teaching for 13. In 1992, Rachel began an apprenticeship with Louisa Sear and the Byron Yoga Studio – where most of the teachers were Iyengar influenced. She also practiced and assisted many hours in Ashtanga Vinyasa classes, although she has moved away from this now.

In 1997 Rachel attended the 9 month-full time teacher training with Yoga Arts, and subsequently taught on both Yoga Arts 9 month and 2month teacher trainings for many years. She is also registered with Yoga Alliance as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher – ERYT 500.

In 2001, Rachel commenced a two-year Ayurvedic Lifestyle Training with Tibetan Ayurvedic Physician Jason Chandler, which, along with Yoga, has transformed her life. Since this time, Ayurveda has had a powerful influence on her approach to Yoga, and she is regularly asked to share her Ayurvedic knowledge in trainings and workshops. She is passionate about including the wisdom of Ayurveda within the Yoga class, in order to provide a balanced Yoga journey.

Rachel has both 200 hour and 500 hour training programs registered with Yoga Alliance. Currently she is running Level 1 Yoga Alliance Registered Trainings in Bali.

To find out more about Rachel visit


Jules Febre

Jules Febre was born and raised in a section of New York City known as the Lower East Side. He grew up in the L.E.S. during a very rough period surrounded by violence, drugs and a general atmosphere of anger. At the age of 13, Jules spent three months in India; two of which were spent in Mysore studying Ashtanga Yoga with Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois. During that time he was invited to share satsang with Swami Nirmalananda and Shyam Das, two radical yogis that have each helped to add to the progression of yoga in the West. At the age of 16 Jules began working at the Jivamukti Yoga School helping to clean, by 21 had become the general manager of two Jivamukti Yoga Schools and eventually became the C.O.O of Jivamukti Inc. in New York City.
Jules will be giving 5, 2 hour Jivamukti Classes at Living Yoga in Johannesburg.

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