Alain Duhayon has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1970. Nurturing an interest since childhood in dreams and meditative practice, he has made yoga-nidra, emotional transformation and meditation his main activities. In 1992, he founded the Maitri Institut, an organization that gives teachings on the workings of the mind, harmful processes and taking care of suffering. The Maitri Institute works in medical institutions in the field of palliative care and of caring in general. He participed in the founding of the Buddhist Center, Karma Euzer Ling in Normandy, France.