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Meet Marion, #YUJgirl

Marion YUJ

A brief overview

Can you introduce yourself ? Hello, I'm Marion, I just turned 40, I'm married and I have two children. I work on the one hand as a nurse and on the other as a yoga teacher.

When and how did this passion for yoga come to you? I am very sporty (I practiced contemporary dance for more than 25 years and I run a lot), so it was only natural that during a trip to Indonesia 10 years ago, I wanted to take a vinyasa yoga and there… revelation! I quickly became addicted. So I continued to practice in France and abroad. I finally decided to train myself in order to be able to share what had become more than a passion and to create my “Mood Yoga” activity this year.

What does yoga represent in your daily life? Yoga has become a lifestyle. I practice almost every day except the weekend when I let my body rest. I'm learning to let things flow, to be less nervous, to be in the present moment. I also pay attention to my diet, I am vegetarian and eat gluten-free.

Do you find time to practice during your travels? Always ! On each of my trips, I test the yoga studios around me in order to experience different styles every day and discover the practice of different teachers. I was able to practice in Indonesia, Brazil, and the USA.

What is your favorite YUJ product? I'm a fan of my OMM sweatshirt , I have it in black and red. I wear it with both leggings and jeans. Even my daughter steals it from me!

The world

What is your favorite country so far? This is Bali without hesitation. We have been going there for 10 years every year as a family. The landscapes are magnificent, the music, the rituals and the spirituality are very present. It's great for practicing yoga.

Good addresses to share? So in Saint Etienne, without hesitation the restaurants of my friends Nicolas and Catherine, the CAFFE DE SIENNE and the CAFFE BASQUE. Nicolas cooks only fresh products and it's always a treat.

There is also "Ohlala cupcake", a healthy oriented cupcake bar. Alice makes super cute and above all delicious fairy cakes on site. With my children, we are fans.

I am also lucky to have an osteopath brother Geoffroy Lavandier who has a practice in Saint Etienne. He is sports oriented and also does KTaping. This is my SOS address when I put too much strain on my body!

For you "The place to be" is it? In a shala in Bali.


In the cinema, which actors/directors make you dream? I love going to the movies but unfortunately I don't really have the time. I really liked the films as director of Mélanie Laurent ("Les Adoptés" and "Respire") as well as those of Angélina Jolie as an actress such as "L'Échange", "Un cœur invain" and in as an “invincible”, “sea view” director.

A quote that defines you? Put a grain of madness in your life!

What does a day in the life of Marion look like? In fact, I have 2 completely different days. One when I'm a nurse 2 days a week and the other, the one I prefer. I get up at 6:50 a.m. and gently wake up my children, breakfast and on my way to college. Afterwards, it's coffee or chai with my best friend because we always have things to talk about, then I'm off to give my yoga classes. Lunch then I spend the whole afternoon creating playlists on my vinyasa flows or doing my personal practice or reading a book. Then I pick up my teenagers and it's time for homework. The end of the afternoon and the beginning of the evening are punctuated by family life. I sometimes give a lesson around 8 p.m. or I'm the one who practices ashtanga. I spend the evening around a movie and I fall asleep around midnight.