While exploring the connection of body and spirit Yoga became the practice that feels more home to me. Asana, breath and meditation became essencial tools to live more connected to my truth and to my embodied existence.
The physical body is the starting point, in my classes I deliver practices respecting every body as unique, its different structure and mobility are welcomed and honored. I resonate with a functional approach to the Yoga practice while the energetic body is also cherished and celebrated. I encourage the power of the breath, the practice of presence and the potential of intention and attention.
Yoga reveals to me through movement and stillness, and Im devoted to bring balance with Yin and Yang offerings: different practices to different purposes on different days.
I feel yoga is for every -one and every -body! And I feel blessed and grateful to share and hold space to this practice that has been so essential to my own path.
I have started my practice about two decades ago under the guidance of an Iyengar Yoga teacher in Sintra, Portugal. The practice grew and took more space and importance until I became a certified teacher, studying Yoga for the first time in India, Kerala. Being a student always came first and I love to teach as much as I love to learn.
Hatha Vinyasa, 200h with Rishikul Yogashala - India, Kerala (2016)
Advanced Alignment and Adjustments, 20h with Moena de Jong - NL, Amsterdam (2016)
Yoga Nidra, 50h with Matsyendra - NL, Amsterdam (2017)
Yin Yoga, Anatomy and TCM 100h with Sebastien Pucelle and Murielle Burellier - Indonesia, Ubud (2018)
Breath and Meditation, 100h with Yandara Christopher Perkins - Mexico, Baja California
Yin Yoga Advanced, 60h with Norman Blair - UK, London
Reiki II and ThetaHealing® IV
I have a background in Art Conservation and after a coupe of years working with heritage, in Portugal where I am natural from, I have decided to move to the Netherlands. I have lived in Amsterdam for 6 years and this is where I have started to teach Yoga. After some time in the buzz of the city I took off to Asia. I slowed travelled to beautiful places where I learned and thaught and got a lot of wordly inspiration.
Southeast Asia : Yoga One Love - 2021 Puerto Escondido, Mexico ; JAMU Surf Lodge, Yoga studio manager and teacher- 2019/2020, Sri Lanka ; DOTS Bay House - 2019, Sri Lanka ; H2O Yoga and Meditation - 2019 Gili Air, Indonesia ; 9 Huts Yoga Retreats - Yoga instructor and retreat coordinator 2019, Malaysia ; Nomad Yoga - 2019, Vietnam
After many studios and many students I settled back in Portugal. I am now based in Aljezur where I live retreated from the busy life. I guide weekly classes and teach in retreats and festivals. In 2022 I have opened Coração Shala, a space for Yoga, Holistic Therapies and inspiring events.
Recently I have been on a sound and music exploration and together with my partner Guilherme Granato, we co created Nāda Journeys.