“Understanding without practice is better than practice without understanding. Understanding with practice is better than understanding without practice. Residing in your true nature is better than understanding or practice.” ~ Upanishads
From birth we merge, in our bodily sensations and perceptions, thus assimilating, the infinite stimuli we receive from outside and usually enjoying good physical and mental health.
Somehow, I have always sought to maintain a healthy relationship with the physical aspect of being human, because there is no doubt that the body is the vehicle in which we live and transform all our experiences.
My interest in yoga goes back long before I qualified as a yoga teacher. It has been through the practice of yoga and the benefits that this discipline has brought to my life, that I decided to dedicate to yoga professionally. I obtained my qualification with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in Neyar Daam, India in 2003 and I have been building up my yoga teaching skills since then, thus developing a new career, (I originally graduated as a journalist and later obtained a MA in Film Studies).
A definition of life that I find very beautiful is one that I once heard from one of my yoga teachers: “Life is like a cycle of birth and death, like a game of light and dark, and in that game there is always a favourable balance that we call evolution, and for that it is worth living. Through that evolution one goes discovering himself / herself.”
A little by chance and a little by homing instinct, I have had contact with biodance, bioenergetics and yoga for the past 8 years of my life.
My style has its roots in Iyengar and Centered yoga systems, in wich each aspect of the practice is an opportunity to investigate the body, the brain and the mind, and enter a region of profound inner vision which permits the body of light to shine from within toward the external world.
The use of props, such as blocks, belts, chairs or walls helps the practitioner to achieve precision and careful alignment.
Since 1999 when I came into contact with veganism, I made a personal decision to adopt that philosophy of life. This is a philosophy that renounces food of animal origin, in search of a personal ethic in harmony with the environment without sacrificing the pleasure of tasting flavours, textures and aromas.
She later set up her own restaurant and was completely self-taught researching and creating her own culinary style.
I began studying yoga at the age of 12 years at a period of doubts and internal conflicts. It was a difficult period of my life and it helps me a lot. I can realize what that wonderful technique can do for me.
My first contact with yoga was with Hatha Yoga Method through a very cheap and really complete Spanish book from a publisher called Susaeta.
From a young age I was interested in mysticism and practiced in different Western schools looking for one that would give me inner harmony that I was seeking. I practised mind control and meditation for many years.
After a search into the interior of human beings, I wanted to find the balance of the human being on the physical side and always thought that food had to be a very important factor to find the desired balance that is constantly being searched for by humans: health.