We take life for granted at times, thinking we have forever to step fully into our dreams. Sometimes we don't fully appreciate the simple gifts of every day life, looking at the clouds and the blue sky, the smell of spring flowers or freshly baked cookies, having a laugh with a friend or a long conversation with a family member. It wasn't until I lost my brother that I realized the fragility and the beauty of being alive, it was like being awakened from a deep sleep. This was back in 1995, in Colombia... and it was the path that ultimately lead me to the practice of Yoga.
After studying and living in Europe for 4 years, I decided to go to India for furthering my studies in Theater without realizing it was my yearning to learn about Yoga that pushed me to go. There I got to practice every day and immersed myself in the Indian culture and tradition. I decided to take my first 200 hours Teachers Certification in Hatha Yoga. I then moved to New York after India and kept practicing and learning from methods like Jivamukti and Anusara. I did a second 200 hours Teachers Certification with Shri Dharma Mitra in his studio in East 23rd street. Living in a fast paced city like NYC can really teach you how important is to have an inner tranquility. The attention to alignment and details was what brought me to complete my third 200 hours Teachers Certification in Anusara Yoga with B.J Galvan. I am also a Registered Yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance since 2007. Last year I finished a 300 hours TTC with Noah Maze in L.A that took a whole year and was so much fun! I love being an student because the process of learning all that yoga has to offer is an infinitive journey!
Finding Yoga helps me feel at ease with the many tests that life puts in our way. And it continues to teach me everyday that there is a place where we can be more at peace in both heart and mind. When was the last time that you realized how blessed you are for being alive and for the people that love you and are in your life? I teach classes that are both challenging and fun, with strong emphasis on alignment. We will breathe, move, sweat and laugh. My classes are all about honoring and celebrating the gift called LIFE.
I am also a Certified Holistic Health Coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition in NYC, helping people to find the balance in their life through a holistic approach. I help people to achieve their personal goals and become their best selves.