A METHOD BASED ON
001. INSIDE - About
I started practicing Yoga in my early 20s when I was living in Sydney, Australia finishing my university studies.
My first yoga practice was unlike anything I had experienced before. It was all new yet it felt familiar and intimate. As if the words of compassion and reconnection were speaking right into the awakening of my heart and mind.
I trust that in cultivating the courage for opening and softening, as Yoga teaches us, we can move in a direction that feels purposeful.
I have been practicing since 2015 and teaching a year after that. Having studied this method for all these years, I am certified as an Advanced Jivamukti Yoga teacher and feel grateful to serve as a mentor and facilitator at the teacher trainings in Jivamukti Yoga Barcelona.
Continuing to teach classes, workshops and retreats my intention is to keep expanding the teachings as far and as deep as it is possible.
002. PRACTICE - YOGA
Our teachers’ guru described Yoga as the state where one is missing nothing. Entering a state of deep and lasting happiness that is unshaken by the ups and downs of life.
Through the practices of Yoga we awaken, slowly, as each piece of the veil of unawareness falls and we begin to see more clearly who we are.
The practices of Jivamukti Yoga are designed to cultivate loving kindness and compassion and consequently strength and courage. In a class setting, the challenges that arise in the sequence of asanas and meditation are understood as a training for what will arise in our own lives.
According to Yoga philosophy our actions will determine how in consequence life will unfold. In this understanding a sense of responsibility naturally arises.
003. ACTIVISM - About
The most essential teaching of Yoga centers around how to become a truly loving person by enhancing the relationship that we have with all living beings around us.
Humility creates the space we need for transformation. We no longer see ourselves as separate, individual beings but we widen the perspective and understand that the desire for happiness and freedom abides in all.
At the heart of these teachings there is an awakening to the reality that our lives inter-are. Compassion arises as we understand that the suffering of one becomes inseparable from the suffering of others. We inevitably see more clearly how the choices of our own lives touch and affect the lives of others.
Whatever we want for our own lives we must be willing to offer to others first.
May all be happy and free. This is a prayer for strength. An invitation to stay open so compassion will arise from within.
My hope as a teacher is to facilitate a space that allows inner and outer transformation, for cultivating strength and compassion is the most beautiful act of service we can have towards all sentient beings.
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