I’m a dancer, a certified Rolfer™ and Yoga teacher. I work with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre as their Rolfer™ therapist when they are on their European tour. I’ve been a student of the human body since my childhood being involved in extensive martial arts training and professional dancing.
As a movement educator and yoga teacher my goal is to lead practitioners of all levels to develop a safe and sustainable self-practice; to grow by mindful embodiment and to overcome past injuries and limitations.
It has been my experience that those who understand and respect their bodies tend to have an open and compassionate perspective on life. As a teacher and Rolfer, I help people further that understanding and respect. I believe that becoming more attuned to our physical experience affects the choices we make in relation to ourselves, to our fellow human beings, our environment and to our planet. My mission, then, is to contribute to humanity’s deeper embodiment.
How did I get in to Yoga?
I found yoga at first a means of finding equanimity during the stress of University and dance training, and it was that thread of balance that got me hooked in 2003.
It was not until 2009 and finding the Ashtanga Vinyasa system in Madrid, taught by Borja Romero, that I experienced the profound and transformative impact that a dedicated and daily practice can have on all aspects of life.
I continue to study and to practice Yoga and Sufi teachings with great enthusiasm and inquisitiveness. I am currently practicing Ashtanga Intermediate Series seeking the guidance of my teachers abroad, making trips to India and taking workshops. I also teach Pranayama the way I learnt form one of my most influential teachers, Rolf Naujokat. My teaching of asanas is highly influenced by my knowledge of Rolfing and resonate a lot with the teachings of Richard Freeman and David Garrigues.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Human Geography and Spanish Literature from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. After years of nomad life working as a dancer, I currently reside in the beautiful canton of Vaud in Switzerland, where I continue sharing my love for dance, therapy and Yoga.