Geraldine Hardy, Founder of Azure Yoga

Geraldine (eRYT200) is trained in a variety of yoga classes including Hatha, Vinyasa, Prenatal, Yin Yoga and Yoga for Cancer patients. Geraldine has been teaching internationally (Bali, Dubai and Washington D.C.) and contributes towards YogaLife Middle East magazine, YOGI TIMES, World of Yacht & Boats Magazine and Superyacht Radio. She started practicing Yoga 20 years ago and it was more about trying to create balance and ease in her body and mind after pushing herself to the limits with extreme sports and working in a stressful business environment. Her first encounter with yoga was Hatha, Bikram, then Ashtanga and now Vinyasa/Hatha with BelovedYoga and Svastha Yoga. Yoga has always been a great companion in her life to deal with her stress levels and active lifestyle. Eventually, she consciously decided to embark on the journey of yoga and completed RYT 200 hr certification with BelovedYoga teachers Maryam Ovissi and Jafar Alexander. Geraldine draws her inspiration for a Vinyasa Flow style from her experience in dance and the philosophy of Yoga, while following the principles of ‘creating the appropriate amount of effort to sustain ease in the body and mind’ and weaving in philosophical concepts as intentions into the practice. Experiencing this balance ‘on the mat’ and then taking it ‘off the mat’ in our daily lives where the real practice of yoga begins.

Languages: German, English, French & Indonesian.

Noona Ayres, Founder of Revitalize

Antibes International Day of Yoga

Noona is English and has lived in the south of France since 2001. She speaks fluent French. Since leaving England in 1996 on a sailing yacht following a love of the sea, her background has been in yachting via the Caribbean, USA and Mediterranean both afloat and ashore. This journey has bought her to share her passion for Yoga and Reiki and the benefits of these holistic practices.

Noona discovered yoga soon after moving to Antibes, practising Hatha yoga with a teacher from the Sivananda school. Exploring other forms of yoga, including Ashtanga,  Noona then discovered Integral Yoga® in 2011 during a life-changing retreat in Almeria, Spain.

Qualifying from the Satchidananda Ashram – Yogaville, Virginia USA in 2013 with a 200 hour teacher’s certification, Noona teaches Integral Yoga along the Cote d’Azur, South of France, on yachts and also in Thailand. In 2015 she trained with appleyoga in London in Pre and Post Natal Yoga and loves teaching yoga to expectant and new Mums. 2016 saw Noona return to the Satchidananda Ashram for a training course in Yin Yoga with Biff Mithoefer, and she subsequently completed Module 2 of Yin Yoga training in 2017 also at the Ashram. In 2018 Noona took the Integral Yoga Intermediate Teacher Training in India, completing another step towards the 500 hour certification.

Noona’s path towards Reiki began in 2010 when she received her first treatment and was amazed by the results of just one session. She undertook the first training degree with teachers in Antibes, taking the second degree a year later. By 2012 Noona achieved the Reiki Master attunement with an advanced teacher in England taking her understanding and practical application of Reiki to new levels. In 2013 she completed her Reiki training with the Reiki Master Teacher Training degree, again in England. She undertook further Reiki training in February 2015 with Angelic Reiki levels 1 & 2.

Languages: English & French