Fatima Garcia de andres


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Fátima took up her dance studies at the age of 8. During that time she received her firsts Yoga Classes, a special Yoga method based on alignment and postural correction for dancers. After this first Yoga experience in Spain, she moved to Paris in where she continues with her dance and art studies, and also had the opportunity to unite the Yoga basis into her daily dance routine. In the meantime she studied History of Art at the University in Madrid.
After that Fátima moved to India, in where the Yoga path and the self transformation began…. She started her Yoga studies in Chennai in the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram Institute, at the same time she was fascinated with the Asthanga Vinyasa method, so started her practice in the Asthanga Institute of Chennai, then she travel to north India, to Bihar school of Yoga in where she was introduced to the Yoga Philosophy, after that she decided to understand other traditions, and went to Kerala in where she made the Teacher Training Course in Sivananda Dhanwantari Ashram. Months after she moved to Himalayas, Uttarkashi in where she did her first intense Pranayama course under the Sivananda tradition. After that Fátima came back to Chennai and started to teach Yoga in 136.1 Yoga studio for two years.
After some years of searching, Fátima found in Asthanga Vinyasa Yoga her path and way of life. In India she started to study with well known Asthanga teachers as Monica Marinoni, Petri Raisanen, Gabriella Pascoli, Regina Ehlers and Rolf Naujokat with who in present days she is studying in Goa for more than a whole continuous year. One of her most beautiful experience was to have the opportunity to study in the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga institute in Mysore. After that trip she started to teach Asthanga Vinyasa in Swan Yoga Retreat in Goa, at the same time she was leading courses of the basic alignments in the Asthanga Vinyasa Method. This experience with the students encouraged her to write her first Yoga Book, a small Asthanga guide addressed to beginners.
Now she is living in India according to Yoga philosophy, studying and teaching, while she continues with her dance teachings and performances.