I started practicing yoga about 10 years ago, and never stopped since. I can't say that it was love at first sight, but somehow I felt that it has a huge potential to shift something inside me. And this was what I needed. My life was a mess. From depression to horrible phobias, to low self esteem, anxiety, nervousness, perfectionism and the list could go on. I wasn't happy. Far from. I had no idea what my purpose in life was or even what I really liked doing. I was living on the automatic pilot, more surviving than living. I knew that something needed to change.
I have tried different styles of yoga and learned to meditate, mostly by myself.
Slowly but surely my body started to become stronger and more flexible. I started to see the world with different eyes. The nature, the people, myself... it all became so much more beautiful and I felt so grateful for life itself.
After a while I started to notice when I would become depressed and instead of going to my bed and staying there for days, I would start meditating (mantra chanting was especially helpful with this). After 20-30 minutes of chanting I would feel light and I would not feel the urge to go to bed anymore.
Then people around me started to notice it. My family, my friends, they would tell me how I have changed.
And what amazed me, really, was how my phobia of spiders, that had reached a critical level, one day just wasn't there anymore. And this was just a side effect :). The same with the fear of hights :).
All this time I was only falling in love with yoga more and more. Reading everything I could find about it, going to workshops, even went to India twice.I met incredible teachers that have inspired me and keep doing so.
After a while, people started to ask me why don't I teach it.
And to be honest, I was also thinking about it. Also I knew, that to be able to teach it, would mean I would have to explore it even deeper.
So after looking for about 2 years for a school that resonated with me, I found Johan Noorloos and his yoga school in Amsterdam. In January 2017 I started my 200 hours cours for yoga teachers and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Forever grateful for it.
And in the summer of 2017 I teached my first yoga class :). .
Oh, and how many valuable lessons I had from it and I still do when I'm teaching :)
I am really passionate about it and I always keep in mind how can I be in service of my students and of myself.
My style of yoga is what I would practice for myself. Is inspired by the many styles that I have practiced over the years, mostly influenced by the vinyasa style, while being aware of the energy of the moment and designing it accordingly to what is most of service for the students in that moment.
I am continuously learning and for me it's a great joy and honour to be able to share this art with others.
From my heart, thank you and hope to see you on the mat!