“The calmness that I experience in yoga allows me to explore the endless space within. This sensation of openness unfolds its magic when I practice with full consciousness. It’s the freedom, creativity, and stability of mind that draws me to the mat. Yoga is a magical art form that needs to be shared with love and patience. I am grateful for all my students. I am grateful for my husband and our beautiful children. I am grateful for the Andiappan Yoga Community.” — Andiappan Yoga Community Volunteer Mouna Chamariq Mouna Chamariq has completed 200 hours Teacher Training, 200 hours Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and 300 hours Yoga Therapy Teacher Training courses under the guidance of Master Yogananth Andiappan at Anahata Yoga in Hong Kong, which is accredited by Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre in Chennai, India. Mouna is an active member of the Andiappan Yoga Community; she teaches Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation to Hong Kong’s domestic helpers, and writes articles about eating healthy for Asana International Yoga Journal. But mostly, Mouna loves to share yoga with young people. She has introduced a program at The French International School of Hong Kong where she teaches yoga to high school students. Stress can undermine a young person’s confidence, cloud their focus, and drain their stamina. Mouna believes yoga can help alleviate their stress and provide students with the tools to succeed. She also believes yoga can help them explore their inner space and find balance in their life. The project continues to be successful. Mouna has been dancing since the age of four, and exploring the body-space relationship ever since. While living in New York, she studied Body-Mind Centering with the renowned Trisha Bauman, a former contemporary dancer of the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Mouna was also a long-distance runner for many years. And while yoga was part of her life during her first pregnancy in 1997, she fell out of practice soon after she gave birth. It was not until after she injured herself in 2007 that yoga grew new, deeper roots into her life. Since then, her practice has flourished becoming a full time yoga teacher continuing to inspire and guide her students with love. Mouna is a registered teacher with International Yoga Academy and Yoga Alliance.See full bio.