Carol Issa is both an advanced Jivamukti and Kundalini Yoga teacher, she was born and raised in Paris. Carol has launched Jivamukti Yoga in Paris and has the honor to serve as a mentor at the Jivamukti Teacher Training Program, as well at Kundalini teacher training.
Yoga came into my life as a natural unfolding of my personal researches and initiations in Art, dance, philosophy, psychology, shamanism, energetic healing, music, martial arts.
I studied at Beaux Arts and hold a Master’s from Les Arts Déco. I also studied Philosophy (thesis on religions et mystism/ spirituality) « The ways to Awakening. The Buddha Self.» (non religious). I started working as an Art Director in Publicis. After 7 years, I travels to New York City where my love story with the Jivamukti satsang starts, under the guidance of beloved teachers, Sharon Gannon and David Life.
Out of all my continuous studies, learning, and life experiences, my classes are physically challenging, flowing into creative sequences and mentally and emotionally uplifting. Teaching in many big Parisian studios as well workshops, events and retreats in Paris and abroad, I am known for connecting to students through an open heart, sincerity, and sense of humor. I also offers therapeutic healing, transformational body-work treatments, and coaching/ guidance in Paris and abroad.
“More than a Teacher… An inspiration !”Camille, Paris
“Practicing kundalini yoga with Carol has been a transformational experience for me. It probably happened at the right time … From the first sessions, all started moving for me towards more awareness and connection in my way of being in the world, in my relationship to others and to myself. I go there every week and every wednesday, it’s like having a great walk in the forest. It’s always an exploration and a pleasure. We sing, we dance, we laugh, we cry, we share, we give, we receive. Leaving totally flying high! Carol is warm, deep, empathic, subtle, joyous – and her practice too!”Veronica
“I had the chance to follow Carol’s classes in Paris and she is probably one the most complete, gentle and challenging yoga teachers I have had so far. Her classes are very special, creative and well structured. Namaste, Carol!”Jeanne G- Canada
“Pratiquer le yoga kundalini avec Carol a été pour moi une expérience de transformation. C’est probablement arrivé au bon moment…en tout cas dès les premières séances, tout s’est mis en mouvement, vers plus de conscience et de connexion dans ma façon d’être au monde, dans mon rapport aux autres et à moi même. J’y vais toutes les semaines et c'est comme si je faisais une grande balade en forêt chaque mercredi soir. C’est toujours une exploration et un plaisir. On y chante, on y danse, on y rit, on y pleure, on partage, on donne, on reçoit. En sortant, on plane! Carol est chaleureuse, profonde, empathique, subtile, joyeuse - et sa pratique aussi.”Veronica
“Carol is a beautiful and generous person, a patient and joyful yoga teacher. A rare and inspiring soul. Thanks Carol, for who you are, for the practice you teach that goes far beyond the yoga mat.”Fred- Paris
“Carolissa is such a gentle soul! I remember taking a class at Be Yoga Paris. I didn’t understand the language and was super nervous I wouldn’t be able to follow along. She made me feel so welcomed and comfortable, making sure that I was following along. It was my first yoga class in French and I had an amazing experience. I would love to take another class with her when I visit Paris again. Hopefully this time I know the language a bit more lol”Shamira
“It is with Carol that I understood that Yoga was above all a quality of presence. It is with Carol that I evolved, sometimes by slowly and softly, sometimes abruptly.Morganne
Thank you Carol for the path you follow and share, your simple presence is the most precious and powerful gift you can give us,.I am eager to join the next immersion and receive your new, incredibly rich teaching.”
“Carol is an AWESOME yoga teacher in Paris! Her extensive knowledge and accomplishments in both Jivamukti and Kundalini yoga traditions are palpable in her sacred teachings. Carol is a thoughtful and caring person and each of her classes is a gift. Her classes are infused with warmth and sincerity and just enough humour to go through her challenging pranayama exercises and asana sequences. When in Paris, search for her studio and you will be overblissed out!Charlotte Hartejbir Kaur- NYC
Carol, Thank you for your inspiring self. You have taught me so much! I am forever your humble student who knows how lucky she is to have met you on her yoga journey. Jai ma!”
“C'est auprès de Carol que j'ai compris que l'enseignement était avant tout une qualité de présence. C'est auprès de Carol que j'ai évolué, parfois brusquement, parfois par infusion lente. Merci Carol pour ton chemin, qui fait que ta simple présence est le plus précieux et puissant cadeau que tu peux nous faire. Je suis pressée de rejoindre la prochaine immersion et de recevoir de nouveau ton enseignement, incroyablement riche.”Morganne
“You will heal yourself under her guidance. She gives you the key to unlock the power within through her teaching which is done with uncompromising love and gentle guiding!! My hope and prayer is I can continue to learn from her – given – one must give!Becky- Texas
Thank you Carol Issa for sharing yourself with all of us at our retreat which was made even more special! Your teaching complimented Mastin & Jenna Kipp’s Love and Relationship Retreat perfectly! You are a Star rising and I for one enjoyed my life being brighter for a week due to your presence! I will enjoy watching your rising star as it shines on the multitudes! If ever in Texas – girl – you have a place – my casa you casa! Love and hugs”
“During the last retreat, Carol Issa created a powerful healing dynamic and a synergy in the group. Carol’s meticulous teachings used the environment and all its richness. Engaged teacher, Carol gave us an unforgettable powerful experience. I thank her from the bottom of my heart for the eventful and instructive time, for the quality of her teachings and for her open heart which opens ours. I can’t wait for her next retreat. Namaste”Gérald- Paris
“I just having to tell you how incredibly healing your beautiful playlist continues to be. You have changed me. Thank you! Xx”K
“I remember very well my first yoga class; it was ten years ago, at the studio Beyoga in Paris, during a course of Jivamukti with Carol. At the time I was too busy trying to breathe and survive on mymat, to imagine in the middle of my aches that I was changing my life.Today, I know how to breathe and to welcome, not only in my practice but in my daily life. After the Vinyasa on Rock n’Roll soundtrack I also discovered with Carol, the great spiritual experience of Kundalini Yoga.Marc
I followed her in retreat, in the Cevennes, in Italy, in Bali, in India, and each time it was a fireworks of personal development and opening of the heart.
This meeting is for me a wonderful gift of life, free, generous, extraordinary.
Thank you Carol.”
“Just to say thanks again for showing us that Kundalini is not what I worried, rather is beautiful, powerful, wonderful, touching, healing. So grateful to have found this new centering tool. Thank you to the loveliest Yoga teacher I’ve ever had Carol Issa Karing Kaur our Ibiza classes will always have a special place in my Heart. Look forward to more of your classes somewhere!”Kate- LondonLondo
“« So much more than just yoga » I met Carol at one of her kundalini classes, that are always so powerful as she uses shamanic and healing technics. I then decided to join her at one of her retreats in Goa, India, as a gift to myself. It was exactly what I was looking for, exactly what I needed at that period of my life. I highly recommend it to those who are in quest of their real self, bearing in mind that the retreat is utterly powerful and cleansing!”Madia
“Carol is an amazing yoga teacher and above all, she is a beautiful and inspiring soul.Ludmilla, Paris
I have been lucky enough to join her June 2019 retreat, in Ardèche.
Carol's teaching have been so fulfilling and powerful - I feel reconnected to my body and my emotions.
Thank you for this unique experience, Carol!”
“« So much more than just yoga » I met Carol at one of her kundalini classes, that are always so powerful as she uses shamanic healing technics as well. I then decided to join her at one of her retreats in Goa, India, as a gift to myself. It was exactly what I was looking for, exactly what I needed at that period of my life. I highly recommend it to those who are in quest of their real self, bearing in mind that the retreat is utterly powerful and cleansing”Madia, 38 years old, lawyer
What is Kundalini?
Kundalini Yoga is the “Yoga of Awareness”, technology of human consciousness shared by Yogi Bhajan. It works on different planes of being going through the body with specific tools: dynamic or static physical postures (asanas), breath control (pranayama), mental work and concentration, Naad (mantras, gong…) meditation (with mantras or silent), relaxation and white tantra.
Everyone can practice Kundalini Yoga, particularly powerful in its effects; it strengthens the immune and nervous system, stimulating self-healing systems. Psychologically it provides techniques to regenerate mentally, relieve stress, refocus and calm emotionally. This is achieved by a specific work, which acts on blood chemistry, the nervous system, the endocrine system and brain functions. At a more advanced level, it allows each one to develop his own inner wisdom, expand conscience and the relationship to the world.
What is Jivamukti?
The Jivamukti method was created by Sharon Gannon and David Life. Jivamukti Yoga one of nine internationally recognized styles of Hatha Yoga. Jivamukti Yoga class involves an ever changing flow of postures (vinyasa) that is intended to challenge you on many levels.
Chanting, meditation, and inspiring music are a part of every class.
Each class revolves around a theme based on yogic wisdom and emphasizes the importance of practicing with an intention. The theme of the month is a chance to dive deeper in the Yoga and understand how to apply in day to day life.