Art, Science and Philosophy
I have been practicing Yoga Iyengar since 2012 and teaching since 2016, in Paris. In 2002, during my studies of Fine Art in San Diego, I had the first contact with Iyengar Yoga. After moving to Paris in 2004 and going through two pregnancies, I started to practice Yoga as a means to re-connect with my body. When I began attending classes five times a week, I decided to register for a Teacher's Training in China with Gloria Goldenberg, my first teacher from San Diego. I realized that by teaching others, I could learn more about myself and learn and evolve my practice. I am currently in my last year of teacher's training with Stephane Lalo in Marseille, who became my mentor.
Art, Science and Philosophy
Ashta means eight, and anga means parts. Ashtanga yoga represents eight aspects of yoga one chooses to practice. Yamas are moral conducts to live in a society. Niyamas refers to personal disciplines to live an ethical life. Āsanas means seat, or postures, and is the part of Ashtanga Yoga most people aim their practice to. Prānāyāma means breath control. There are three movements in prānāyāma: inhalation, exhalation, and retention of the breath. All the āsanas learned are to prepare the body and nervous system to receive the prānāyāma practice. When following the path of self-discipline by practicing the yamas, niyamas, āsanas, and prānāyāma, the student will be lead to the other four parts of yoga. Pratyahara means control of the senses (taste, touch, smell, sight, and hearing). In Pratyahara the student can stay still, calm, quiet, and not disturbed by the fluctuations of the mind; he can concentrate. Dhāranā is the fixing of attention on one point, meaning concentration. Dhyãna is the ability to spread intelligence from this concentration focused point into every part of the body and consciousness creating a meditative state. When all these seven parts of Ashtanga Yoga are practiced regularly but without desire or attachment, and total devotion to Divine Love one can attain the state of equanimity and equilibrium know as Samādhi.
I am an optimistic person that seeks the good in all. When facing adversity, I see the opportunity to grow and learn, no matter how difficult the situation can present itself. I cherish life and truth. I am an artist that works with the body as an instrument and as a media. I became very interested in studying spirituality with Yoga and studying the Mayan calendar from the Tzolkin. Whereas in the Gregorian calendar and the new way of living, time is money, for the Maya civilization, time is art; and, the purest form of art being love. Expressed throughout our everyday living, actions, and thoughts, love can change how we experience the world and those around us. The body being the means to experience the world; I am a passionate student of its anatomy and physiology.
Yoga Sideral is the union of all these elements: art, spirituality, the exploration of the gross body, and how it connects to the subtle body through the practice of Yoga. I share and learn with my students the beautiful journey of life in a spontaneous way, a natural and pleasant environment.
“You do not need to seek freedom in a different land, for it exists within
your own body, heart, mind, and soul.”
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