Learn to live slowly and thoughtfully in a fast-paced world

The art of living that teaches us how to take care of our deepest needs

Sandrine Kom
Nutrition Coach, Yoga Teacher, SlowLife Coach

I was lucky to grow up with the traditional ancient wisdom of my Russian and African grandparents. My father is from Cameroon and my mother from Moscow. I was born and grew up in Paris and then I had the opportunity to live and study in Berlin for over 12 years. In 2000 I moved to the historic and picturesque city of Florence where I have been living since.

I graduated from Berlin University in Communication Sciences and Economics and obtained my diploma as a Nutrition Coach at the Centre de Formation à Distance (CFD) in Brussels. I concluded my 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training at “Yoga Garden” in San Francisco (Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance International).

My professional life is very intense, which is why it’s very important for me to practice the “Slow Life” every day. I would be happy to share how you make it possible for yourself!
To explain what “coaching” is, I would summarize this term by saying that it is an activity addressed to those who feel the need to profoundly change something in their lives and to be accompanied for a short time on that journey towards lasting change.

SlowLife Yoga

During the yoga sessions the body is the boss

After six years I finally understood what My Teacher meant when she said “you don’t need to do anything”. I finally understood that our natural breath is doing all the work for us. My personal practise over the years made me understand that during my yoga sessions my body is the boss, it shows me the path I have to follow using my natural breath.
This is the reason why I founded SlowLife Yoga which has nothing to do with acrobatic positions and everything to do with kindness to ourselves. We live in a society in which we don’t know how to be gentle with ourselves, and the first step is by listening to the messages sent from our bodies.

Nutrition Coaching

As your Nutrition Coach, I will surprise you by not talking about diets or calories or whether red meat should be banned from the table.

As a Nutrition Coach I believe how you eat is more important than what you eat. I often get requests from people wanting to go on a diet and lose weight at lightning speed. For professional reasons I always decline. Going on a diet to lose weight quickly is like putting on a Band-Aid and then taking shower – the Band-Aid won’t stick and neither will a quick-fix weight loss diet.

Wedding & SlowLife Coaching

Coaching For future couples

Organizing a wedding requires a lot of energy, it is therefore not surprising that there will arrive a point at which any couple feels really tired. It therefore could be very useful prior to “D-day” for the couple to renew themselves with a gentle yoga session and a SlowLife Coaching that will help them refocus and release all the tension accumulated during the final weeks of preparation for the wedding.

FiloCiboSofia

By using gentle and meditative yoga, FiloCIBOsofia Slow Life can help improve our relationship with food and time

FiloCIBOsofia Slow Life is the name I have given to a proposed lifestyle in which we use food as a tool to help us slow down the frenetic rhythm of our daily lives (note: “filo” is Greek for “love”; “CIBO” is Italian for “food,” but for me, Cibo is the meaning of all kinds of nourishment; and “sofia” is Greek for “wisdom”). By using gentle and meditative yoga, FiloCIBOsofia Slow Life can help improve our relationship with food and time. My approach allows us to explore what happens in our bodies with one simple movement, whether it be raising an arm or taking a bite of food. This is a lifestyle which allows us to thumb our noses at the fast-paced world when we are at the table. There we can retrieve and remember our values, our patience, listening to ourselves and to others. This is a lifestyle in which we can retrieve ourselves and our awareness of the surrounding beauty. The society in which we live doesn’t always allow us to take our time but at the table we can! So, during our meals, let’s switch off our phones, the “to do list” in our brains and let’s really enjoy this moment of truce in which we can recharge our batteries. This is finally our moment.