About me

Patrick Hoenner


Originally from France, I started to study massage and yoga in 2006 at a gym club in Venice Beach, California.

I tried different styles of yoga in Los Angeles, depending on my schedule, but quickly fell in love with Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. I was lucky to meet good teachers like Jodi Blumstein and Tim Miller (Ashtanga), Anny Carpenter (Vinyasa yoga), Bryan Kest and Shana Meyerson (Power yoga).

I practiced in LA for 3 years whilst working as a Physical Education teacher in a French school and learning Shiatsu, Deep Tissue and Craniosacral massage at the Shiatsu Massage School of California.

In 2009 I made my first trip to Mysore, India, where I practised with Sri Sheshadri (Patanjala Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga). I visited him 3 times in 2½ years and started to teach. I also went to Northern Thailand and Laos to learn Thai massage.

In 2010 I started to practise Yin yoga and loved it too. It came at the right time for me and I think it’s a good balance for the strong, dynamic Ashtanga practice.

In 2011 I started to study Ashtanga with Vijay Kumar in Mysore where I spent 6 months practising yoga and massage.

In 2013 and 2014 I spent a significant time practicing asana with Vinay Kumar learning the pranavashya system.

In the end of 2014 and 2015 I did 2 vipassanas retreats in Wat Ram Poeng (http://www.watrampoeng.net/watrampoeng/) of 21 days and 10 days and 2 days in wat tam wua (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKNdmyu6guc). I spent 5 months teaching yin in Yoga Mandira in Mysore India. I taught a yin class, a vinyasa class and a meditation class at Brno yoga festival https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIAEjdrs13g .

I now practise Ashtanga yoga, Yin yoga and Vipassana meditation to keep me balanced and healthy.

My diploma for yoga:

My diploma for massage:

Shiatsu Massage School of California between 2006 and 2009:

  • Shiatsu with DoAnn T. Kaneko
  • Deep Tissue with Brian Campbell
  • Craniosacral with Ellen Heed
  • Swedish massage with Ingrid Marsten

Traditional Thai massage:

In 2012 in Chiang Mai I completed a sen line course with Felicity Joy and studied Tok-sen massage with Ar-Jarn Somphong Prapharat.