MY STORY

Movement has always been an integral part of my life. Before discovering yoga, I spent years dancing, playing basketball, tennis and swimming. Now, by "showing up" on my mat every morning I have experienced profound and deep changes in my life. One of the greatest lessons I have learned is how to connect to my breath and be present. The breath is the only constant we have from birth to death and can be one of our greatest teachers.

I was introduced to yoga over 10 years ago through my mother who is also a yoga teacher. At first I only did it just when I felt the need to or whenever my mom succeeded in convincing me to attend her classes. It wasn't until 2 years ago that I had the desire to delve deeper into yoga and attended a teacher training in Costa Rica. Little did I know that this training was about to change my life. After the completion of my course I moved to Bali where I had the opportunity to practice different styles of yoga daily, including Hatha Vinyasa, AcroYoga and Thai Yoga Massage with internationally known masters and teachers. Over the few months spent in Bali, I came to realize yoga is more than the practice of asana feeling the power and benefits of this practice at a very deep and intimate level. That is when my love for yoga started to turn into a passion. 

After years of an on and off practice, I have now been consistently practicing Hatha Vinyasa for 2 years and AcroYoga for one. I became a 200 hr RYT with Soma Yoga Institute under the teachings of Liz Heffernan and a certified Level 1 AcroYoga teacher with AcroYoga International. I have had the honor and privilege to study with other amazing teachers in various parts of the world to whom I am also very grateful including Mark Whitwell and Bex Tyrer. I have also completed two Thai Yoga Massage trainings with Carlos Romero and Pau Castellsague and value both massage and yoga for their complementary therapeutic qualities. 

Before becoming a yoga teacher, I was working for the United Nations in different parts of the world including Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, New York and Switzerland. Through the stressful and sometimes emotionally draining life as a humanitarian, I found yoga to be an ultimate healer both mentally and physically. I hope that through yoga I will be able to achieve what I could not during my time working for the UN. I believe that by helping people connect to themselves and one another we can create peace around us and in the world.

 

I love to travel and connect with nature and with others, that is what keeps me going in life. 

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