Gowri and Yoga Sangi

Gowri (Francoise Braive)

As I grew up, I always wanted to travel and decided then to study international business as a passport to the world. At the end of my studies, in 2001, I had my internship at the Belgian Consulate in Montréal and it was the beginning of a long journey of 17 years abroad. It is in Montreal also that I got initiated into yoga.

For seven years, I followed an international career in the corporate world in North America and Europe. Then, following a sequence of events, I decided to go to the East towards Asia in 2007; a need to cleanse myself and get centred again. I started to learn Buddhism for 2 years while backpacking in South East Asia, USA, Central America and Belgium (Huy). Then, I continued my way around the world till I got settled in India for 7 years to learn yoga. I had already done two teacher trainings in the Indian School of Breathing and Krishnamaccharya Yoga Mandiram, in Chennai – India, before embarking on the teacher training of the Isha Hatha School of Yoga. I gave my first yoga classes in 2009.

“Gowri” … my given name by Sadhguru.

If your body and mind take instructions from you, to be healthy, to be peaceful, to be joyful, is a natural consequence.


Yoga Sangi

After a trip of 17 years abroad in about 40 countries, I am back in Liege, Belgium, my home town where I have opened my studio “Yoga Sangi”. I dedicate myself to spread yoga here under its scientific and traditional aspect in its original form from India.

My two main orientations are towards leadership and education. Leaders because they are in a position where everything they do, think and feel have impact on hundred or millions of people. And, education, because it is important to give children and teenagers good tools for their development since their young age.

When taught in the right kind of atmosphere, Hatha Yoga becomes a phenomenal process of making the body into a device to receive the Divine.


© Yoga Sangi 2018

Gowri, Françoise Braive
Rue de Serbie 15, 4000 Liège – Belgium
Tel: + 32 495 42 26 64
Mail: gowri@yoga-sangi.com