The practice of yoga incorporates asanas (poses and postures), vinyasa (dynamic exercises that combine movement with breath), pranayama (breath control) and meditation.
The style of Hatha Yoga I teach is derived from the work of Professor T. Krishnamacharya who was the teacher of two very influential yoga masters: Sri B.K.S. Iyengar (Light on Yoga);
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga).
Yoga opened many doors for me. It showed me the way into me.
My journey into yoga began at the age of 15 with studying Iyengar and Vinyasa Yoga. From there I started to have interest and stable practice in Shadow Yoga and Synergy method.
I begun to teach at the age of 23 when I moved to Barcelona, my career path shifted from a graphic designer into full time yogi. Since then I have been teaching a lot of classes, run a successful yoga studio, guided groups and individuals. Learned how to organize retreats, festivals and trainings. Yoga bridged for me artistic, spiritual and physical worlds. It taught me the importance of an authentic expression.
The more I teach the more I realize that there is only one yoga. The yoga of connection.
We are all unique, yet we all yearn for the same: to deeply feel each moment, to be present, at one with the universe, in the state of ease and flow, totally absorbed. Yoga helps us to liberate the mind, to nourish yourself truly, to dare to walk your own path and express yourself freely.
Another big step in my journey happened when I turned 30ty and got introduced to Kalaripayattu - South Indian Martial art. I see it as a complementary practice to yoga. It challenges me on new levels, it is more external process than yoga. Often practiced with a parter, requires steadiness, willingness to face your anger and your hidden fears. It challenges my patience, makes me more focused, empowered yet humble and grounded. Contrasted with yoga it helps me find better balance and a meeting point between my masculine and feminine side.
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Today I am a mother of twins, two beautiful girls that I see as fruits of my Yoga. It is a new chapter, being a parent is the biggest testing ground for the effectiveness of my practices. Parenting mirrors who you truly are and how much your yoga is about egoless service and devotion to life.
I couldn't recommend a retreat more if I tried! Malva was so easygoing and fun to be around and I learnt so much about yoga in just a few short days. Such good value for money and the range of activities we did made the experience so interesting. Can't wait to join another retreat one day!