Based in beautiful Algarve, I draw my inspiration for teaching yoga from the natural beauty of this southern most region of Portugal. Whether you are a committed practitioner or new to yoga, whatever your age or stage in life, you can join the journey and experience the benefits of this ancient practice in modern life.
Yoga Instructor, Yoga Therapist and Lifelong Yoga Student.
After a 15-year corporate career in multinationals, working in various roles in marketing and communications, I relocated to London ten years ago where I completed 200-hours Registered Teacher Training certified by Yoga Alliance, USA.
Four years ago, when my children left for university, my husband and I decided to make Portugal our home. As a keen paraglider and a nature enthusiast, he immediately felt at home in the Algarve and we began to regularly host visitors, eventually hosting retreats for friends from around the world looking for transformational and authentic experiences amid the natural beauty of the Algarve.
In 2017, I completed the 500-hour level Registered Teacher Training (certified by Yoga Allience USA and UK) in Spain, and I’m currently completing a Yoga Therapy Diploma at the Yoga Therapy Institute in Amsterdam. In addition to teaching weekly classes at the Conrad, Algarve, I am drawn to guiding smaller groups and individuals, while continuing to organize wellness retreats weaving in different yoga classes to suit the retreat objectives.
Off the mat, I continue my free-lancing work in content marketing and writing for corporate clients, including YPO.org.
“True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming.” Aadil Palkhivala
Yoga Classes and Yoga Therapy Sessions in the Algarve and Online.
Regardless of which practice you follow, the intention is to create a quiet space within to enhance your wellbeing and to develop a sense of body awareness, essentially finding your inner teacher and inspiration.
Gentle hatha yoga
With easy stretching of the different muscle groups, students work with breath control techniques and rely on props, making this class suitable for students of any level or age.
Level 1-2 foundation multi-level vinyasa flow yoga
Students flow through a sequence of foundation poses, with a key theme (anatomic, energetic or other), guided by the breath and a focus on alignment. More advanced poses are introduced. This class has fewer adjustments as the instructor practices with the class.
Private yoga sessions
Adjustments and hands-on assists are the focus of private and semi-private sessions. Small groups, with friends, partners or family are available and classes can be tailored with a specific theme or intention.
Wellness retreats for small groups, including corporate groups, are curated to meet specific retreat objectives. Tailored programs can focus on outdoor team building activities while enjoying all that Algarve has to offer, including outdoor sports and local food and wine. An authentic experience, full of fun – but also a journey of self-discovery based on the premise that wellness is never the result of one practice but a lifestyle choice addressing multiple aspects of your life.
Yoga Therapy is a new multi-dimensional discipline, offering a holistic approach to healing and regarded as one of fastest complementary treatments. This one-on-one approach to yoga is adapted to the needs of different individuals, suffering from lower back pain, migraines, or other health issues, with the aim of bringing back the balance of physical, emotional and psychological health.
Yoga’s long rich history can be traced back to more than 5,000 years ago, with various definitions of this ancient practice. I asked a group of my yoga friends and students to answer this simple question: Why is yoga, however defined, important in your life ? Here are their responses.
“Yoga is not for the flexible but for the willing”
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