After several years of intensive dance training, I discovered yoga, which immediately made me aware of a deeper source of power within me. Although I had worked on my physical strength, flexibility and awareness of my physical body for so many years through dance, I didn’t feel as strong mentally and emotionally. While pursuing a career as a professional dancer, my enthusiasm about dance was decreasing and my doubts and fears of failure were increasing. Every time I had to audition, I felt a strong contraction and resistance; I was anticipating my failure and comparing myself to others, which wasn’t allowing me to express my passion, skill and love for dance and was blocking my creative power.
Yoga brought me back to the feeling I discovered when I was dancing at a much younger age, without having the fear of succeeding or failing, but dancing for the sake of expressing the deepest part of myself through movement. I was reminded of that feeling of openness and connection to a power much greater than my individual self and felt supported and encouraged to pursue what I love, no matter the challenges I would have to face.
For the last 9 years I have taught in several places around London. Very soon after my first teacher training I discovered Anusara Yoga, which transformed my understanding of the physical body and of the power of intention. Anusara yoga focuses on the attitude, alignment and action, combining the biomechanics of the physical body with the right action and with a clear attitude or feeling. These different heart qualities emphasized during class can help us explore different ways of being and engaging we might have forgotten or not cultivated enough. The power of intention can lead us to greater growth and allow us to explore the possibilities of all parts of ourselves.
My intention as a student and teacher of Yoga is to refine the way I am, the way I teach and the way I can help my students grow, connect with their inner power and help them create the transformation they long for. My continuous study, refinement and exploration of the practices of Yoga aims at encouraging students to cultivate openness and steadiness, playfulness and strength, clarity and compassion, in order for them to experience greater freedom in their body, mind and heart.