The Team


Vanessa co-founder of O Yoga, originally from Las Vegas, is happy have found Lyon as her home where  she is now a mamma of 3 sweet girls and an has helped to grow an amazing Yoga community. She was able to see the benifits that Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation brought to her life from a young age, thanks to her Mother. It was during her studies she became more interested in the mind body connection and worked with Buddhist Psychologist Dr. Steve Hayes on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy where Buddhist and Yogic principles are implemented to help those with drug addiction. It was during this experience she knew she wanted to become a Teacher. After many years of practicing Ashtanga Yoga, in 2007 she travelled to India to study  as well as to complete the first of many trainings. She has since continued to study with many mentors and experts in Vinyasa, Yoga Anatomy, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and Reiki. Vanessa believes Yoga is a powerful tool which helps us grow and find strength from where we are in life. A tool which helps us to learn that our challenges are our greatest teachers. She believes conscious movement is medicine. Her classes are strength based with an aim to be therapeutic, and explore various types of moment, leaving practitioners with tools to implement in any type of Yoga practice as well as in everyday life.


Françoise worked as a Physical Therapist at the Hospices Civils de Lyon, as well asteaching ‘gym suédoise’ to the personnel at the  Faculté Lyon Nord for over a decade. It’s when she moved to the USA she discovered Pilates and became certified in Stott Pilates.

Upon her return to France, she began classes at O Yoga. With hours of practice with Vanessa & Julia, numerous workshops with newfound teachers, she discovered Yoga, and it’s many physical, energetic and spiritual aspects.

This lead her to follow a Teach Training with Amanda Dates in Paris, and we welcomed her as a teacher with us at O Yoga. You will most definitely see her in class, both as a student and teacher at the studio, where she continues her journey to practice, teach and learn.

Rose previously worked as a cartographer before travelling to Asia in hopes to find a new direction in life. The discovery of Vinyasa Yoga gave her a new found passion, which lead to her to Goa to complete her training at the Brahmani School with Julie Martin.

Rose offers a dynamic and creative practice with an emphasis on creating strength and release of fascia through fluid movement, before arriving to a deep and intense relaxation. The breath is a constant link with movement and each sequence with Rose will be a unique experience guided by a theme targeting a specific part of the body or set of postures.





Max has been practicing Yoga since 2005. He began through Iyengar, then began to study Ashtanga and followed an Advanced Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training. He spent many years abroad, teaching in Thailand and then found his way to Patagonia.
Max is known to offer his students a set of personalized sequences regarding their personal profile taking into account their physical ability, therapeutic, personal or sportive needs. His teaching can often be Mysore or Yoga Therapy based to orient the practitioner towards an appropriate routinewith an emphasis on an listening to the body to help the practitioner progressively become autonomous.  He also teaches a guided sequence geared toward precise postural alignment.