The translation of the word YOGA from Sanskrit means ”unity” or ”oneness” of all that we are, body, mind, spirit. Yoga for me is a powerful tool for self-transformation, it strengthens the body and eases the mind, with time, you will discover that yoga is much beyond just a physical practice.
The foundation of my practice comes from Hatha Yoga. Later on, I found my passion for Vinyasa Flow, Ayurveda, Bhakti Yoga and for a more therapeutic approach to Yoga as with Yin Yoga and Yoga Therapy. While traveling for 3 years in India, I had the opportunity to learn from great teachers from around the globe and practiced different modalities of yoga and meditation also tai chi and qigong. I completed my 200-hour training in Rishikesh and Elemental Yoga Therapy Teacher Training in Goa.
My yoga practice today
Its been a huge shift becoming a mother. I don’t have many hours to dedicate on my mat like before and I have been more drawn to meditation and mindfulness. Following the seasons helps me to create balance in my daily routines. Listening when I need more rest or when I need to activate and energize. Motherhood became an extension of my yoga practice. Every day I’m called to exercise patience, selflessness, devotion, and to let go. Motherhood also opened my heart to experience true love without boundaries. All of these qualities we cultivate within the yoga practice.
Vinyasa also called flow because of the smooth way that the poses run together. It is one of the most popular contemporary styles of yoga. It is very similar to Ashtanga Vinyasa but it doesn’t follow the same sequence as in Ashtanga, instead, the teacher has the freedom to create his/her own sequences. Both have the same principle, each movement in the series is cued by an inhalation or an exhalation. The breath is the primary force as you move from one pose to the next. It reminds a lot of the fluidity of water, and its ability to work around any obstacles. The flow can vary from gentle and soft to vigorous and strong. Depending on the intention of the practice, the teacher or level of students.
Yin Yoga has become very popular also and usually works as a complement to other dynamic styles of Yoga. Yin Yoga is focusing on releasing the tension on the deep layers, the connective tissue – fascia- by holding poses from 3 to 5 minutes. Here the challenge is to overcome the fluctuations of the mind and to learn how to become still and present. Many people today find it very difficult to be still. I believe Yin Yoga is teaching us the gift of surrender and acceptance to what is. It is a great alternative for beginners as it doesn’t demand physical effort.
Yin Fusion is an invitation to explore Yoga in a gentle and therapeutic approach. A combination of asana using yoga props with meditative flow and mindfulness. I created this class to adapt to as many students as possible.