Who I am

I discovered Yoga at a very young age, as I was lucky enough to be able to attend classes as an “extracurricular activity” in a small studio that taught Iyengar Yoga classes in Nerja, where I grew up. 

My practice was rather intermittent during adolescence and early adulthood as life would bring me a rather nomadic life, traveling through the 5 continents.

At the age of 21 I travelled for the first time to India and had the opportunity to know the country of origin of this ancestral practice, a live changing experience, and it would be the first of many.

At the age of 30 I ended my “nomadic life” and decided to return to Nerja.

I must admit that it was never the plan to teach Yoga,  I decided to enrol in the Yoga Teacher Training to deepen my own practice and find a better understanding of what Yoga really is and why it had always helped me when I felt overwhelmed or anxious. 

So that’s why I enrolled in the Sadhana Yoga school, to start a 4 year long training. 

I think that the practice of Yoga, is far more than the physical aspect that most know, it is a truly life changing practice, that teaches us to quieten our minds, to observe our physical sensations, our breathing sensations, even our emotions. And if we take the time to get to know ourselves through the practice to become more aware, conscious and generally happy… we will also be able to treat others better.

In addition to the 800 hrs training at the Sadhana Yoga School, I also specialized in Myofascial Yoga with Helena Chacón (60 hrs), Yoga for inclusion, a beautiful training aimed at adapting the practice to functional diversity, for people in wheelchairs, people suffering from PTSD, people with some physical, intellectual or mental difficulty, this training is given by the NGO “Yoga Without Borders” of which I am very proud to volunteer for.

My volunteering with Yoga Without Borders took place in 2019, when I travelled to the largest refugee camp in Europe: Moria Refugee Camp, on the Greek island of Lesvos, where I taught Yoga classes to unaccompanied minors as a way of overcoming their PTSD. To this day I still practice “Karma Yoga” (Selfless Service) whenever I can, in our regular classes we have adopted what we call “Charity Thursdays”: the first Thursday of every month the donations collected in class goes to a different  NGO or foundation that helps vulnerable collectives, among other specific events.

I started teaching Yoga in 2018, at first only when someone asked me for a substitution and after some time I decided to teach on a regular basis.

I share Yoga from my own experience; for me it was a fundamental tool to overcome or learn to manage anxiety, it gives me emotional balance, physical well-being, health….. and in my classes I hope to share the tools so that you can also find the benefits you are looking for.

I believe that, of all the teachers I have been taught by, I have learned and incorporated something for my personal practice and in my classes; Whether it is from the Sivananda school in India, which teaches a traditional style of Yoga, or from my Yoga training in Sadhana, with a very broad vision of the practice, of my first years of practice of Iyengar, and even of teachers of Ashtanga, Bikram, Yin, etc. 

“Health is wealth, peace of mind is happiness, and Yoga shows us the way.”