Nivea enjoys having fun and providing space for self-exploration of the benefits of cultivating compassion towards ourselves and spreading it to our surroundings; to embody mindfulness in our everyday life.
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TO ENGAGE INTO THE YOGA PATH ...
is to embrace both its scientific knowledge and artistic aspects. We use practical methods and tools to bring body and mind into mutual harmony, but also developing one’s intuition and sensitivity to become both curious about and aware of the great potential that is within each of us.
BEAUTIFUL BEINGS AND KNOWLEDGE THAT HAVE LEFT AN
Nívea discovered Ashtanga Yoga under the guidance of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois and integrated it into her daily life in the early nineties. She has since been inspired by diverse somatic and mindfulness approaches. She is grateful for and believes that having been on the Yoga path, and practising Vipassana Meditation, allowed her to step out of the victim’s shoes and embrace life’s potential again; to experience reality as it is versus the fictional movies often playing in our minds.
SELF-ACCEPTANCE AND CHANGE OF
From researching and working at reducing human impact on the ecosystems sustaining us, Nívea simply shifted her focus onto the impact each of us has on our own health and quality of life. This focus changed after recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury. Considered a miracle by the medical system did not remove the struggles and despairs to achieve recovery of what she considered a healthy and balanced life. Nivea had found her purpose in life. To learn about gaining greater freedom and flexibility in face of unforeseen life events, and to help others achieve the same.
Today, she is a Certified Hatha and Yin Fascial Yoga Teacher, but also a Feldenkrais Teacher in Training. Nivea enjoys teaching a combination styles, providing her students with tools to reconnect with themselves, gain greater range of motion, and enhance their mood and energy levels.
THE FOLLOWING HIGHLIGHTS THE QUALITIES NÍVEA BRINGS TO HER CLASSES:
FLEXIBILITY - Passionate about our kinaesthetic awareness and how history and geography affect our behavioural patterns, she adjusts her work to all shapes and sizes; to the receptivity of each being, by listening and being present for them.
PRESENCE - Because a mindful life is more than just a sexy trend! When she teaches, she cultivates an awareness of the present moment without judgment.
ENERGY– The love she brings to her classes helps her students surrender, allowing psychological resistances to diminished, and physical tension to relieve. Being genuine and honest provides her students with the inspiration to embody Yoga.
COMPASSION - Important life traumas have taught Nívea that we are all unique; each of us requires particular needs at specific times in our lives. She loves working with people, helping them bring mindfulness and balance into their lives.