Yoga Retreats and Sacred Rituals in the South of Spain *** Private One-to-One classes (with therapeutic background, 22 years of teaching experience) *** All Level Weekly drop-in Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Aerial Yoga classes in the beautiful ocean front room of the Hurricane Hotel *** Cacao Ceremonies *** Workshops sharing my LOVE for: Raw Chocolate - Health Food - Dance & Movement Meditations - Transformational Breathwork - Tantra - Music Circles *** Lovingly crafted Yoga classes, Rituals and Ceremonies for Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Baby Blessings, Festivals *** Holistic Physio & Craneo Sacral Therapy *** English, Spanish and German spoken
*** A PEEK INTO THE HEART OF SILVIA ***
My healing work began as a licensed Craniosacral- and Physiotherapist and certified Tantra and Ashtanga Yoga teacher in 1997. I worked for over a decade at a Health and Dance Club in Vienna and became an enthusiastic practitioner of all forms of Dance and Yoga. In 2002 I brought my deep love for embodied movement to the South of Spain. I have since then worked with hundreds of individual clients as well as held space for 25 years on the yoga and dancefloor.
My mission is to inspire conscious change, provide simple and effective tools to help you live in tune with the natural rhythm and help bring humanity and nature back into balance.
“I BELIEVE THAT THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE WILD AND FREE.”
Throughout my studies across the world, many different cultures and Shamanic traditions inspired me towards a deep reverence for nature. I feel a call to rediscover and protect the wild inside of us.
In my Yoga classes I encourage you to follow the free pulsation of your breath, so your movement naturally expands and becomes less linear, but more explorative. All movement thrives on our openness and curiosity about what is possible. When practicing this during yoga, we will flow with more ease and spontaneity and empower our somatic intelligence. This refines our ability to sense and experience the less known aspects of ourself.
“I BELIEVE IN THE MAGIC EACH UNIQUE BODY HOLDS.”
Our constantly changing circumstances of body, mind and heart require a compassionate teaching style which goes beyond intelligent alignment. My yoga practice stimulates self enquiry and intuition. I see magic happening when we show up authentically, are truly interested to explore who we are, and celebrate our uniqueness.
Through a series of significant and life threatening health challenges, my teaching has evolved towards sustainability and accessibility. I learned to stay curious with each trial life presented. When confronted with cancer and a paralyzed leg, I discovered the power of visualization. I am in awe that through yoga I regained total flexibility after a full hip replacement. I am confident that everything I experienced helps me to better guide you through any challenges you are facing.
“I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF RITUAL.”
Everywhere I go, I see a universal thirst for the sacred, for meaning, hope and purpose. Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going back to our roots is like coming home. I believe in bringing back ancient rituals to honour what feeds us in this existence as a spiritual and human being. Rituals invite us to tune in to our inner-self, our inner-knowing, our inner-guidance, and to take action from a place of “in-spiration" rather than habit and our "to do" list. To share these sacred moments with others during my retreats or in ceremonies is a powerful experience, builds a sense of community, of wonder and infinite respect.
In the last decade I have worked with Master Plant medicines in various indigenous traditions and have brought this inspiration into all that I am doing. With great joy and love I facilitate regular sacred traditional Cacao Ceremonies in the South of Spain.
I am so grateful to my grandparents who were my first spiritual inspiration. I bow to all the dedicated teachers who crossed my path and the long lineage of shamans, mystics and yogis who kept these rich traditions alive. I acknowledge my deepest influences including:
Ashtanga, Prana Flow, Anusara & Sri Daiva, Kundalini, Dance and Movement therapy, Non-dualistic Tantric philosophy, Meditation, Transpersonal spiritual and personal inquiry, Shamanism, Transformative Breathwork, Ayurveda, Buddhism, Poetry, Kirtan and Music, Music, Music…
I feel blessed to be part of the awakening of consciousness. Seeing the connection, healing and growth of those that I work with continually inspires me.
*** WEEKLY CLASSES - WHEN AND WHERE ***
Take your Yoga practice to the beach!
“Tarifa Beach Yoga” in the Hurricane Hotel offers you the convenience of a wind- and weather protected peaceful indoor space while enjoying stunning views to Africa and one of Tarifa’s most beautiful surf beaches. Also during the winter months our studio stays cozy and heated. All year around you have the option to use the sauna, hammam or jacuzzi after your yoga practice.
I teach all level group classes in English and Spanish at the following times in the beautiful oceanfront studio of the Hurricane Hotel:
* Tuesday 10.00-11.30: Vinyasa Flow Yoga (no need to book for any Vinyasa, drop in)
* Thursday 10.00-11.30: Vinyasa Flow Yoga
* Friday 11.45 -13.15: Fly High Aerial Yoga (limited space - please book for this class)
* Saturday 11.45-13.15: Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Hurricane Hotel, N340 km78, 11380 Tarifa, Cadiz
*** RATES ***
Vinyasa Flow Yoga 15€
Fly High Aerial Yoga 18€
6 classes Vinyasa Flow, 2 months valid 72€
6 classes Vinyasa & Aerial, 2 months valid 78€
12 classes Vinyasa Flow, 2 months valid 120€
12 classes Vinyasa & Aerial, 2 months valid 135€
Ocean views, mats and props provided. Just bring your smile!
*** VINYASA FLOW YOGA ***
I utilize Wim Hof and Taoist Transformational Breathing techniques to maximize oxygen absorption in our cells. The creative fluid sequences are grounded in modern therapeutic alignment. Fascia-oriented functional movement invites you to explore a natural, curvy, dynamic posture when practicing asanas. I offer new flavours in each class: dynamic and strong, flowy and playful, or gentle and introspective.
My Tantric approach incorporates both the physical and mystical aspects of the practice of yoga. In my Yoga classes I make it a ritual to connect to the spirit of the place, to be in conscious relationship with the land that we are living on, the elements that surround us, honouring the seasons and our changing energy levels.
All classes are mixed level with alternatives for beginners as well as experienced yogis. I love to keep each practice fresh and challenging but accessible to students of all ages and stages.
*** FLY HIGH AERIAL YOGA ***
Rejuvenate your spine and strengthen your core with this creative and alignment-based style of yoga. With the FlyHighYoga belt, you are able to do regular yoga poses (and other gravity defying moves) in a supported way. It keeps all the precise elements of Iyengar yoga while making the progression of your practice easier, more intense and more fun!
This type of yoga practice is also called anti-gravity or suspension yoga because for part of the session, you will be suspended off the ground. For those with a solid yoga practice, aerial yoga provides a new take on the traditional yoga practice as well as assistance during more challenging postures. For beginners, it offers a level of support in each pose to help you practice proper alignment while flexibility and strength improve.
Do you suffer a back pain due to sitting too much? Or slouching as a postural habit? All of your recurring pains and discomfort can be eased by a simple daily 15-minutes routine. But better yet, to experience a more extensive relieve and to train your core, a regular aerial yoga practice is highly suggested – almost prescribed!
Make sure you give it a try and feel the positive change in your life!
Suitable also for Beginners! Please reserve your spot with me as we have limited space!
*Relieves compression in the spine and joints.
*Challenges your central nervous system, mental capacity and proprioception.
*Refines and improves the alignment.
*Strengthens the core.
*Creates balance, stability and coordination.
*Helps to prevent muscular imbalances in your upper back by supporting your shoulder’s pulling strength.
*By counteracting gravity you can move more freely, with less effort, therefore improving overall flexibility.
*Offers cardio-metabolic benefits.
*Gets your adrenaline going and also releases “happy” hormones like serotonin, endorphins, oxytocin, dopamine, which boost your mood and help you feel more energetic.
*The inverted postures and stretches create different movements in your digestive system and help with issues like constipation or indigestion.
*Helps to detoxify the circulatory and lymphatic system.
*Rejuvenating effects by regulating the internal body’s functions and nourishing the skin.
* Beginner-friendly! With the added support of the Fly High Yoga belt, new students can play with posture and alignment while building the strength to execute yoga poses on their own.
When you book a private session with me, you get the unique personal attention of a teacher and therapist with 25 years of experience who will give you the expert support and encouragement you need.
My private yoga sessions work around your schedule with the convenience of either practicing in the comfort of your home, in my house in Tarifa, outside in nature (weather permitting) or in the oceanfront yoga studio of the Hurricane hotel. Become the alchemist of your own transformation by choosing whatever practice you need to bring balance to your present situation.
I tailor private sessions with a therapeutic background to meet your fitness and health goals, adapted to your individual needs and wishes.
* Highly recommended for Beginners to feel and understand the main principles of alignment for their unique body before joining a group practice.
* For experienced Yogis who wish to break through specific functional barriers or want to enliven a particular energy centre of their body.
* Mentoring for yoga teachers who want to level up their teaching skills, through creative sequencing, sharpening techniques or designing inspiring class themes.
Lovingly crafted themed yoga classes, rituals and ceremonies for Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Baby blessings and Festivals that inspire a sense of community.
Sitting and dynamic meditation, visualization and relaxation techniques.
Scheduling a private session during a busy week can help you through an especially stressful time and stay on track with your practice when you cannot join group classes.
Are you ready to love again the stranger that was your self?
One-on-One Sessions 90 minutes
English, Spanish and German spoken.
*** Pain? Start feeling better NOW! ***
Holistic Physiotherapy: manual techniques to mobilize soft tissue and joints, reduce swelling, inflammation or restriction.
Cranio Sacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.
Personal Training and Sports Rehabilitation after injury or pre/post surgery in the gym.
Pilates: one-on-one or small groups.
*** CACAO CEREMONIES ***
Raw, ceremonial grade cacao has been used for centuries to unlock euphoric states, release negative emotions, and connect to pure heart energy.
We channel this beautiful healing plant medicine combining elements of shamanic ceremony, gentle heart opening movement, guided meditation with live Medicine music and a yummy dose of Ecstatic Dance!
I facilitate regular Cacao Ceremonies in nature, at festivals, in urban yoga studios, as a highlight at the end of yoga retreats or yoga teacher trainings, building a sense of community and celebration.
As a potent antioxidant, anti-depressive and vitamin-rich superfood, in its most natural, raw form, the Cacao bean is a truly powerful entity and has been used for thousands of years as both a medicinal and ceremonial tool.
Because of Cacao’s ability to increase our sensitivity, our connection to our inner self and our heart, it aids in any transformational shift we are working towards, whether it is to deepen our understanding of who we are, release old patterns, or move into a more self-confident space.
One of the main active ingredients that we experience in our physiology during ceremony is Theobromine. It literally translates as God-Food and potentiates the release of dopamine, the ‘pleasure’ hormone. This, alongside phenethylamine, which is known to help relieve stress and depression, and which is released in the body during emotional euphoria, create heightened sensation and empathy. The high amount of nutrients in the cacao nourish the body, whilst also inducing a detoxifying effect on the liver and kidneys.
For the ceremony we use highest quality, hand picked ceremonial cacao direct from the Mayan homelands in the Lago de Atitlan region in Guatemala. It supports indigenous Mayan communities in the rainforests who intentionally source, process and bless this ancestral medicine with high frequencies of love, service, compassion, abundance and purpose. The Cacao elixir I brew for this ceremony fuses the elements of Water, Fire, Air and Earth together with Prayer and Love. A touch of Spice sparks the Cacao into unleashing its power into our systems.
Together with this powerful plant medicine we create sacred space through ritual, guided meditation, gentle bodywork, beautiful music and free movement/ecstatic dance. We use the power of intention setting and prayer to deepen the heart connection and to open up to the healing that the Cacao Spirit Ixcacao offers.
Let your spirit fly on a tapestry of live sacred Medicine music, guided voice, guitar, didgeridoo and percussion instruments. To guide you through this heart opening journey, we tap into our experience of decades working with plant medicine in various indigenous traditions. We are sharing our love with deep respect and reverence for the ancient teachings and elders that we are blessed to receive from.
*** MUSIC CIRCLES ***
Each and every one of our bodies is a unique musical instrument. Every one of us is born to sing. These workshops are dedicated to exploring ways to tap into our unique voice. Freeing the voice is freeing the person.
Depending on the workshop we explore a variety of Medicine music of Andean, Amazonian and Astral origins or dive deeper into Indian mythology through chanting mantras. In order to channel the flow of energy through the mind-body circuit, we intersperse each session with rejuvenating moments of meditation, intention setting and yoga.
By combining sound, breath and rhythm, music meditation regulates brain-hemisphere imbalances and kindles an exhilarating, joyful mood.
Our voice serves as a bridge between the inner world and the outer world, merges our finite identity with the infinite. Participants often experience a profound sense of unity, well-being and timelessness.
No previous musical experience is necessary.
*** HEALTH FOOD ***
In these workshops I am sharing with you my love for preparing
High quality, raw, plant-based Chocolate, pure medicine for the heart
Superfood drinks as an alternative to alcohol, so you can get the high without the hangover
Pro-biotics like Water Kefir and Fermented Vegetables
Full day Workshops combining Yoga and Gourmet Vegan Cooking in collaboration with my favourite chefs from
*** ECSTATIC DANCE AND MOVEMENT MEDITATIONS ***
Ecstatic dance is an ancient practice that has been revered as a way to meditate, evoke visionary experience, and connect with spirit.
It helps to restore the vital flow of energy in the body. Through movement we can connect to our soul as our true essence. Music inspires us to express our unique dance as a reminder of the medicine we hold in our hearts, minds and bodies. It becomes a source of personal discovery, wonder and healing. It can also challenge us to grow and expand, to become aware and let go of patterns that no longer serve us.
Ecstatic dance is a non-verbal journey towards openness and freedom. Beyond the mind our body can express in an atmosphere of non-judgement. The dance and the music serve as portals to connect and relate with yourself and others in the most intimate, sincere way.
In this workshop we explore a variety of transformative tools, like Shaking, Blindfolding, Transformative Breathwork, Free movement and Meditation.
*** ASANA LAB ***
Do you sometimes wonder if you are really doing a pose safely or why a certain pose continues to be extremely challenging even after lots of practice? Learn the finer detail of more advanced postures in one of my Yoga Asana Labs! These unique classes will concentrate on alignment and the subtler aspects of certain poses while breaking down the components needed for steady, strong and easeful postures.
Asana Labs will improve your awareness of how to prepare for certain postures while also giving you the tools to recognize and correct common misalignments.
Depending on the topic some Asana labs are opened to all practitioners and others are more suitable for experienced yogis!
Retiros de Yoga y Rituales Sagrados en el Sur de España *** Clases particulares (trabajo terapéutico, 22 años de experiencia) *** Clases semanales de Yoga Vinyasa Flow de todos los niveles en la hermosa sala en frente al mar del Hotel Hurricane *** Ceremonias de Cacao *** Talleres compartiendo mi AMOR por: Chocolate crudo - Comida sana - Baile&Meditación en movimiento - Respiración consciente - Tantra - Circulos de Música y Kirtan *** Clases de yoga, rituales y ceremonias diseñados con mucho cariño para bodas, aniversarios, cumpleaños, bendiciones de bebés, festivales *** Fisioterapeuta holística y terapia Craneo Sacral *** Inglés, Español y Alemán hablado
Silvia ha sido una entusiasta practicante de todas las formas de yoga. Su trabajo de cura comenzó como fisioterapeuta Craneo Sacral y maestra certificada en Tantra y Ashtanga Yoga en 1997. Con un profundo amor por el movimiento integral, ha trabajado mas de dos décadas con clientes individuales y grupos a traves del yoga y la danza.
Inspirada por muchas culturas diferentes y tradiciones chamánicas, pero sobre todo, la inteligencia de la naturaleza, Silvia quiere despertar la conciencia de cada persona de una manera no dogmática. Sus clases de Vinyasa se basan en el movimiento terapéutico con enfoques modernos a la alineación como Anusara y Sridaiva.
Con una capacidad de transmitir con apertura y curiosidad, el inspirador estilo de enseñanza de Silvia incorpora los aspectos físicos de la practica de yoga tanto como los místicos. Las secuencias creativas y fluidas aportan variedad y energía a cada clase, incluyendo música hermosa del mundo, respiración transformadora, Krijas, meditación, poesía y sonido.
Su práctica de yoga estimula la auto-observación y la intuición.
El enfoque tántrico de Silvia te invita a experimentar todos los aspectos de tu ser; para disfrutar y saborear cada parte de la existencia. Su principal objetivo en el yoga es autorizarte para salir del condicionamiento social, liberar tu imaginación y realizar tu pleno potencial en la vida.
La filosofía principal de esta practica es la interconexión universal y la creencia de poder crear un mundo más feliz, más sano y cariñoso a través de cultivar lo mejor en nosotros mismos.