My introduction to yoga came through a thoughtful gift from my sister, Consuelo, during a particularly trying period. The yoga book she gave me became a source of solace, providing a means to release tension and discover a newfound sense of inner space and freedom. As I delved into its pages, I was captivated by the profound concept of “softening to expand.”
In 2014, during a research stint in New York, I took my first Ashtanga vinyasa class. Almost instantly, I felt a groundedness and heightened receptivity to the world around me. From that pivotal moment, yoga became an essential and non-negotiable aspect of my life, bestowing upon me clarity, self-empowerment, and compassion.
Upon relocating to Paris, I regularly attended vinyasa classes while embarking on a journey to explore the transformative potential of meditation. It was Petros Haffenrichter who ignited the Jivamukti spark during a transformative yoga retreat. This practice seamlessly integrates principles of yoga philosophy and instills a deep-seated compassion for all beings.
Several years later, my scientific pursuits led me to Luxembourg, where I had the incredible fortune of discovering Yoga Palais. This safe and inspiring space, founded by two gifted and compassionate Jivamukti teachers, Alexandra Colombo and Magali Lehners, became my haven. Under their nurturing guidance, I continued to deepen my grasp of the method, shaping my yoga experience within a warm and supportive Jivamukti community.
My unwavering dedication and passion for the practice naturally propelled me to embark on the Jivamukti Yoga 300-hour teacher training at the Govardhan Ecovillage in India in 2020. Here, I honed my skills under the attentive mentorship of Rima Rabbath and Jules Febre. Currently, I am in the final stages of completing an 800-hour apprenticeship at Jivamukti Yoga Luxembourg, guided by my mentor Magali Lehners.
I am eternally grateful to the teachers and mentors who have illuminated my path, shaping my yoga journey and continuing to guide me along this ever-evolving path of learning.
I hold the steadfast belief that through the ancient practices of yoga, we have the power to transcend our perceived limitations, unlocking spiritual, emotional, and mental benefits that pave the way for a life imbued with freedom and compassion.