And who am I?
I help you re-connect deeply to yourself by cultivating the inner garden of your soul.
Hi, I’m Sophie Lizeray.
I am a yogini, dancer, author-illustrator, landscape architect, Reiki Master / Teacher and Shamanic practitioner, woman and mother.
My practice and teachings are the fruit of my 20+ years of the movement and healing arts path, and are also constantly evolving, just like life itself! Every day is a new alchemy.
On my path, I have met many sparkly nuggets. I was initiated in Meditation at age 8, then met Martial Arts (I am a Taekwondo Black Belt), Dance (contemporary and flamenco), Yoga, Reiki, Shamanism, and all the wonderful friends and beings that come with them.
For many years, I dedicated my life to tending gardens, green spaces and historic heritage as a landscape architect. Now, I help people cultivate the inner garden of their souls.
What’s in my multi-dimensional cauldron?
There are many magical practices in my cauldron: yoga, meditation, shamanic divination, power retrieval, energy clearing, curse unraveling, Reiki, oracles… Stirring up light and love!
I travel, live, write, draw, offer shamanic healings and teach yoga and Reiki in Asia, Europe and North America. I blend dance, yoga, meditation, pranayama, chanting / music, shamanic ceremony and energy balancing work into profoundly nourishing and down-to-earth classes.
I teach a blend of precise physical alignments, invitations to personal exploration and energetic woo-woo. My classes are fun, informative and non-competitive, and I share my experience with generosity, curiosity and big smiles.
As a student forever, I continue to train with teachers and masters in Asia, Europe and California. I also learn constantly from my students and clients who remind me every day of yoga and healing energy work’s beauty and transformative power.
I donate part of my profits to local and international charities that support women (teenage pregnancy and incarcerated women), animal well-being, heritage conservation and plant diversity.
More about me in the press and world-wide web
With Klervi Yoga : interview on Reiki and Shamanism (in French)
With The Banana Split Project : interview on multiculturality and l’identity (in French)
In Biba Magazine Mars 2018 (in French)
In the Phnom Penh Post: about my debut book, Wandering Angkor
My formal certifications
For yoga classes, I am trained at the 500H level (Yoga Alliance E-200RYT and 500RYT), in Pre and Postnatal Yoga (with Mama Tree San Francisco) and am a longtime Iyengar yoga student.
I am also a certified Reiki Master / Teacher (with Vibrant Reiki San Francisco), Taekwondo Black Belt (with the Singapore Federation of Taekwondo) et former dancer at different companies and dance festivals in France.
I also hold certificates and continued education training in:
- Trancendental Meditation,
- Yoga and Chinese Traditional Medicine,
- Laughter Yoga,
- Yoga for Scoliosis,
- Chanting and Mantras,
- Yin Yoga,
- Restorative Yoga,
- Trauma-informed yoga,
- Adaptive Yoga (special populations).
- I also teach kids yoga and meditation.
Here are the yoga class styles I currently offer:
Chakra Energy Align and Flow
Dive deep into physical and personal transformation! Yoga is so much more than a physical practice (of course sassy mama abs are always a perk), and I am passionate about helping YOU step into the beautiful dance of the body, mind, soul, and spirit.
Come dance the yoga of life in my Chakra Energy Align and Flow Yoga classes!
I am deeply committed to living a fully embodied life. I share what I’ve learned along my 20+ years of healing and movement practice to help YOU realize your embodied life.
Yin Yoga and Meridian Yoga
Come balance your Yang energy with Yin Yoga.
Yin Yoga is a slow, introspective and nourishing practice. We dive deep into the joints, ligaments, bones and fascia. The practice helps release deeply embedded tensions and brings nourishment to the connective tissues.
In Yin Yoga, I also guide you on a journey through the body’s meridians (as in Chinese Traditional Medicine) and energies.
Yoga for empowered birth and embodied motherhood
I am passionate about bringing yoga to mamas-to-be and new mamas.
When I was pregnant with my first child, I had been a student of yoga and movement for over a decade. I practiced yoga diligently throughout my pregnancy, I ate well, I swam, I visualized, breathed and meditated. To me, my wholesome lifestyle and regular yoga practice guaranteed me a smooth and easy birth.
Then Birth actually happened! It hit me: birth is a fully embodied and empowering process. Birth is messy, noisy, hard work and joy. And Birth demands YOU BE HERE. Birth makes you step into your POWER. Birthing your baby is deeply transformative. Birthing your baby is regaining your own power and light.
My two pregnancies and births were milestones on my spiritual path. They were transformative in many MAGICAL ways. I am deeply committed to living my own light and helping women live embodied lives. I bring my 20+ years in healing and movement practice to support mamas-to-be and new mamas with Yoga for Empowered Birth and Embodied Motherhood.
Restorative Yoga and Deep Relaxation
In our societies, we run around too fast, do too much and are constantly in an information flux. A lot of stress, burnout, flinging energy around, chronic pains and chronic illness can be avoided by the simple act of restorative rest.
Give yourself the gift of rest with Restorative Yoga. Open up to a life with more energy, clarity, focus, calm and joyful connection to your deep self.
I am passionate about sharing the gift of Restorative Yoga and Deep Relaxation for YOU to allow yourself to surrender to a more vibrant YOU.