How I became to love yoga?
My first encounter was completely out of curiosity- but as I progressed and became more experienced, I dedicated more and more time to the practice of yoga. It helped me relax, plus my health and sleep improved dramatically. In 2011, I took a plane to Goa, India and did my first 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) with Himalaya Yoga Valley. After that first training came many more in Yin yoga, hatha yoga, myofascial release, Ayurvedic yoga and more.
I love to keep learning and expanding my knowledge in the multiple aspects of yoga. I have attended numerous workshops and training courses worldwide to continuously enhance my understanding of yoga, especially the more devotional side. I spend extended periods of time in India practicing with respected masters.
My teaching style
- I’ve evolved from a very strong Ashtanga practice to a softer, yet demanding, hatha practice.
- I teach a mix of different styles, concentrating on accessibility to everyone, offering modifications and practicing ahimsa (non-harming) and total acceptance of the student.
- Breathing is a key component of my classes and I usually start with a pranayama practice.
- I correct alignment if I see it could cause injury, especially in beginners, but trust more advanced practitioners to be aware of their alignment and needs according to their bodies.
- I rarely give hands-on adjustments, as I think the body should use its own timing to progress into the posture and it’s not healthy to push.
- I always encourage rest and awareness of your energy levels. What’s right one day may not be the next. We must work with our cycle, not against it.
I am truly driven to bring busy people a peaceful way to relax deeply. My yoga retreats are set in amazing, off-the-beaten-track locations to provide you with the exact environment necessary to switch off and reconnect with yourself. Come with me as we navigate this journey of mindfulness and discover how to truly relax together!