Field worker, orientalist, linguist and anthropologist for two decades, Sophia L. Mann, PhD. is currently based in Paris, France where she teaches yoga and meditation in renowned studios such as Yoga Village & Tigre Yoga Club. She also teaches wherever she travels (east Africa, central and south America, the US & Europe) and is a certified executive coach and existential coach.
Sophia discovered Jivamukti yoga in 2007 and never looked back. She had been practicing Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga for a while and she was looking for a great yoga video she could practise with while travelling for extended periods of time. Her Ashtanga teacher, who she can never thank enough, mentioned a video from Jivamukti Yoga founders Sharon Gannon and David Life and this is how Sophia started practising Jivamukti daily « with » her teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life, long before she finally got to meet them in person. Sophia completed her Jivamukti teacher training in 2012 with Sharon Gannon, David Life, Yogeswari and Jules Febre, and has been dedicated to teaching the Jivamukti method ever since, regularly taking additional training sessions with her teachers and continuing to study and practise yoga and meditation daily. She is grateful to serve her students and share the amazing gifts of yoga and meditation with them.
Happy world traveler, enthusiastic planet lover, dedicated teacher, student, mother, daughter & yogini, Sophia teaches in English, French and Swahili!