Eka Yoga Institute
Yoga Studies | Yoga Therapy | Vedic Chanting
We teach the yoga of Professor Krishnamacharya and his son, Mr TKV Desikachar.
Yoga originated in India over 4000 years ago.
It is a self-empowering healing system that helps one to maintain or restore health and to pursue a journey of growth and personal transformation. A broad range of powerful methods are available, to be implemented under the supervision of a competent teacher.
Some of these tools are:
Here is an overview of our programs
Who is it for?
Apart from graduated teachers and teachers in training, anyone sincerely committed to yoga and wants to make it a part of their daily life through practice and reflection.
How does it work?
Meetings with your mentor are always one-on-one. You will be given a personal practice and it will be adjusted over time. Your mentor guides you in your studies, and gives you support in other areas of your life. This relationship will strengthen over time and may last for many years, or even for life.
Each mentor has their own mentor, and so on. Because we are still first and foremost students of yoga ourselves, we treat our students with the same respect, care and friendship that we experience with our own mentor.
One to one customised practice
This individualised approach targets any ailment or existing condition, or simply helps to keep you in good health. Typically, yoga therapists in Kirshnamacharya’s method are yoga teachers certified at the 500 hours level who have completed at least another 3 years of rigorous training to achieve this level of certification. They learnt how to combine a full range of tools to design a unique practice customised only for you, to evolve with you. Since you do your practice on your own, some supervision and adjustments will be necessary from time to time.
Australia 2023: autumn retreat in May at Noble River Estate, Dwellingup, WA, a large property in a quiet bush setting amongst the tall timbers of a majestic jarrah forest. (Note: this retreat is full)
India 2024: in Mysore and / or Chennai in February. Please check this space soon for more information.
Valerie Fimat – Faneco
A French citizen, Valerie lived in Singapore for 17 years. She relocated to Perth with her Australian husband and two children in 2021.
Valerie started to practice in 1994, has taught in the USA, the Netherlands, Australia and Singapore since 1999, and conducted teacher training courses since 2008.
She is also a mentor for graduates of past courses living all over the world.
Valerie is a Yoga Teacher Trainer (certified by TKV Desikachar), a Yoga Therapist (certified by the KYM), a Senior Yoga Teacher and mentor with Yoga Australia. She completed more than eight years of training with her mentor Frans Moors in Belgium and at the KYM in India with Mr Desikachar and other senior teachers.
Through these ongoing studies and decades of personal practice she has gained expertise in the following areas: postures and their modifications (āsanas), breathing techniques (prānāyāmas), energetic seals (mudrās), the use of sounds and mantras in yoga practice, visualisation techniques, meditation, counselling, Yoga philosophy, and the pedagogy of teaching people of all ages and abilities, including seniors, pregnant women, children and athletes.
She is also fond of Vedic chanting and practices almost daily.
Classes & Workshops
Vedic Chanting Classes
We teach non-religious chants from the Vedas and the Yoga-Sūtras. Instruction on chanting techniques and accurate pronunciation is given, and the rules of chanting are taught. Participants are encouraged to come as often as possible and to practice on their own with the support of our recordings, and improvement will soon be made.
Day and time: by appointment
Location: North Fremantle
Investment: AUD / SGD $90 single class | $720 for 10 classes | $380 for 5 classes
Workshops and Workshop series
We run workshops several times a year on a variety of topics, such as the chakras, or prāṇāyāma, for example. Some are short courses running for 8 to 10 weeks. Please go to our Workshops pages for more information on recent and upcoming workshops.