When I lived in India and taught several series of 200hrs and 300hrs YTTC at large groups of students, I understood how critical was my decision to have taken an additional YTT module on teaching methodology in Bangkok at Yoga Elements Studio the previous It isn't fair to teach yoga when all there is is a practice; it isn't fair to students and to myself either. With that module in my training credits, I was able to overhaul my teaching style so that the message comes through and people trust me and feel safe. Not only does it feel good to teach, rather it feels good to have someone expressing their trust with feedbacks such as i feel better about myself.
Since the age of 5, my interests in energy and body movement guided my choices of expressions and later on I explored Mindfulness, Art, and Communication and their common expressions from Meditation to Holistic Therapies to NLP. If Neuroscience wouldn't require medical background I would have been a neuroscientist. Instead, I turned on to communication, training of trainers, behavioral studies, and life coaching.
Yoga, meditation, conscious living, and wellbeing is what I do full time and reach for excellence when I quit a fabulous International Corporate Job in 2009. I bring my expat experience of living over 20 countries over 4 continents to my yoga teaching methods and teach sessions guiding and empowering people using protocols from life coaching, communication, and interpersonal skills. I owned two yoga studios, one in 2010 in Laos and one in 2014 in a remote area of West Africa. Both were social enterprises and empowering hubs for Holistic arts, artistic creators and Yoga Teaching.
Life is full of surprises and challenges, and the sudden unexpected passing of my only daughter entirely overhauled my whole life and wide-opened a Zen, yogi lifestyle for me. To read more about how yoga and meditation helped overcome life challenges, pick up my book on an Amazon shelve Everything is Fine Mama, the way of the mango girl.
I guide Yin, Hatha, Hatha Flow, Flow, and often Yoga Nidra classes. My passion is change, somatic work, neuroscience, yoga, and Zen and how to accompany people on their journey to change, and exploration of body and mind. I have studied yoga in India, including with Mataji Usha Devi, a direct student of BKS Iyengar in Rishikesh and Guruji BNS Iyengar, a direct student of Sri Krishnamacharia, in Mysore, Karnataka, Classes both private and small or large groups are held in English, French or Italian. See my blog for full detailed profile. In 2015 I completed 50 hrs yoga teaching methodology course in award-winning Yoga Elements Studio Bangkok. The course gave my teaching skills an overarching aim of guaranteeing that learning occurs rather than mimicking my demonstrations
In Dubai since 2016 first as Yoga coach at former 136.1 Yoga Studio Dubai Marina, now Trident Wellness Center LLC i also doubled up as co-manager of the studio over one full year. it was the most challenging time of my yoga journey as it revealed to me how business practices in such a booming sector must be kept with ethics often dramatically and dangerously lacking.
Four full years serving Dubai's growing Yoga communities with drive, purpose, experience and seasoned coaching skills I co-managed Dubai largest Yoga Studio before signing up for my own FreeLancing license as a Yoga Coach team member of Phoenix Rising UAE.
I like to work with whoever looks for foundations and mindful movement and learning to tune in breath-based movement.