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C O V E R   S T O R Y





C O V E R   S T O R Y




A happy wife, mother of a 21-year-old boy, and a 12-year-old sweet girl, founder of the international health project BE.HEALTHY, Sabrina Leroy is today one of the most demanded yoga teachers in the South-West of France and the Island of Mauritius.

Other than her spacious yoga studio with breathtaking ocean views in Mauritius’s most prestigious part, Sabrina also runs one-to-one classes throughout the Island. You can find Sabrina on Mauritius’s east coast during her sunrise yoga or in the southwest at sunset yoga. Her days are fully scheduled, with classes for several weeks ahead.

KASAA LIFE was fortunate enough to meet Sabrina during her class break at Mauritius's luxury Paradise Cove hotel to get a few of her thoughts and talk about her journey.


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KASAA LIFE: When did you realize you wanted to become a yoga teacher? And why yoga?

SABRINA LEROY: I have been practicing yoga for about 20 years now. Yoga was initially more of a necessity as I had been diagnosed with a genetic disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). After a major back surgery six years ago, the doctors forbade me to twist, lower my back or perform any other exercises.


I am such a person who cannot live without constant movement and activity, so those restrictions brought me in addition to physical pain, moral anguish resulting in several severe depression episodes.

After a life of suffering and surgery, I was looking for different solutions or way out and decided to take care of myself differently: I started off by immersed myself in healthy eating literature, then to prove to myself that I can move again, I took my first teacher training certification in yoga which changed my life for the better. That is how yoga first grew into a hobby, and only after that into work.

Today I live, I am full of strength, I fight my illness daily basis. Yoga helps to strengthen my body, maintains hypermobility of my joints, teaches me to breathe better, calms me down and most of all instills confidence every day. Now I practice bending and twisting despite the operation and the doctor’s initial recommendations! I'm moving freely again, I'm happy!

Yoga is much more than a sport; it is a philosophy of life! It saves mine every day!

More and more clients of my health center at that time turned to me for advice on yoga classes.

It was then that I decided to teach in addition to my health-coach job. 

KL: What is the difference between yoga in Biarritz and yoga in Mauritius?

SL: Climate! All of my classes, including those in a studio in Mauritius are held outdoors; while in France, most of the time yoga was held indoors. On the island, the air that we breath on the street is more charged with vital energy. Thanks to outdoor activities, endurance is significantly increased due to the abundance of oxygen, which regenerates the body faster. Yoga in fresh air substantially improves the mental state of a person and induces calm, optimism, and balance.

Many of my clients from Biarritz travel to the studio in Mauritius specifically seeking the daily outdoor practice.


KL: Is there something that you would like to change, implement in Biarritz and Mauritius?

SL: I live in Mauritius now and therefore dream of creating a free yoga course for Mauritians who cannot afford classes. I dream of a space where they could also receive advice and support to eat better and eat healthily. Mauritians have an utterly unbalanced diet with high levels of diabetes and advising them in such matters would be a great accomplishment.