Our Team - Practitioners

Marie Viellard


Founder of the Uma Center

Ayurveda & Prana Therapy 

Holistic Health Coaching

Hatha & Kundalini Yoga


European Institute of Vedic Studies, Lausanne

Vinayak Ayurveda & Panchakarma Foundation, India

Institut de Gasquet, Paris

Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York


Women's health

Fertility, pregnancy & postpartum, menopause

Stress management, digestive issues, sleep

Auto-immune disorders

Marie has dedicated herself to traditional healing techniques since 2012. She came across Ayurveda while completing her training in Hatha Yoga. The mind-body-spirit way of healing coming from Ayurveda gave her a whole new perspective on how to deal with chronic illnesses, along with hope and essential keys to reclaim her own health.


Since then, Marie’s passion is to share the many benefits and simple solutions offered by Ayurveda, whether in the form of dietary recommandations, lifestyle changes, herbal treatments or traditional Ayurvedic massages. She also integrates Yoga, meditation, breathing techniques and energy healing as part of her therapeutic approach.

Always trying to reach people’s heart through great compassion, Marie offers a very unique blend of techniques tailored to each person’s needs.  

Find out more about Marie's services here
Or book your session here

Julie Fotis


Holistic Health Coach

Energy work


Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York


Julie is a French native who grew up in an environment where food and natural remedies were a priority to make her family feel better when facing health challenges. After almost a decade working in Investment Banking, she decided to redirect herself in what was really her passion: holistic healing. 

Struggling with fertility and hypothyroidism, she used various techniques to heal and reach her health goals. She became a certified Health Coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (specialized in Blood type diet, fertility diet and elimination diet) and trained in energy work (Akashic records, chakra realignment, guided meditation) through seminars in Paris.

Now in New York for the past 7 years, she is committed to help everyone ready to connect with their body, mind and spirit and improve their health issues as well as accepting the now in their life.

Find out more about Julie's services here
To book a session, contact her at julie.b.fotis@gmail.com

Helen Peckman


Wellness & Sleep Practitioner


Open College UK Ltd, sleeping disorders, London

The Life Centre, Yoga for sleep recovery, London

Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York


Women's wellness coaching

Sleep transformation

Mental & emotional wellbeing

Mindfulness training

Helen is a certified Health Coach specializing in women’s wellness and sleep. When Helen became pregnant with her first child, she realized that to have the energy needed to manage her career, pregnancy, and social life, she would need to better manage her ongoing sleep issues.

She started her wellness journey working with experts in nutrition, fitness, and clinical psychology to achieve more out of her professional and personal life. Through this journey she learnt first-hand the positive impact of wellness techniques such as breathing exercises, restorative yoga and meditation, alongside more mindful bedtime practices.


Helen's objective is to help other driven women to rediscover the power of sleep and wellness to get more out of their life through targeted coaching programs.

Find out more about Helen's services here
To book a session, contact her at helen.p@sleepbodymind.com
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