Francois started his journey with Raja yoga (meditation) in 1984. Then he began his yoga asana practice with Bernadette Pajot, a close disciple of TKV Desikachar and head of the “Trois Fontaines“ association in Vendee, France.
He then began practising Sivananda yoga in Rishikesh and spent 14 years in India, studying with different teachers of the same tradition before completing his Sivananda teacher training in California in 1995.
Francois spent several years studying ashtanga vinyasa yoga in Mysore, India, under the guidance of B.N.S. Iyengar. He has also followed the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar in Rishikesh for three years, continuing on at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Bondi Junction in Sydney, Australia. He recently completed a one month course in the Iyengar Yoga with Rajiv and Swati Chanchani (North India).