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My Yoga Journey

Updated: Jun 1, 2021

I have always been very curious about things, especially the ones related to nature and well-being. I remember when I was about 18 years old (age that you are heading to another stage of your life, working and studying a lot, and getting to meet and interact with many people including your family members, colleagues at work and friends from univeristy. I believe that it was a very special time for me, because that is when I started to look at me in a different way.

I was trying to figure out who I was in between everything and everyone around me. And I started to go to many Meditation and Holistic classes to help me in my process.

When I graduated from my Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Communications, I was 22 years old, and all I wanted to do was to learn English, and get to know new places and cultures. That is when I moved to Bondi Beach, one of Australia's most iconic beaches.

I started to meet many people from all around the World, and also travelling around places that I could never imagine in my life. The experience of living in Australia completely changed my life. I was passionated about their culture and by that time (2014), Yoga was already well spoken over there, so I got very curious about it. I used to walk around and see people in the street with their yoga mat and a big smiles on their faces after leaving the Yoga studio. That is when I decided to take my first Yoga class.

I was looking for a way to learn more about myself and develop my spiritual side, as well as work on my physical body. After my first Yoga class, I felt so good that I started to go more and more. The feeling that I had after each class was simply amazing. My teacher had a beautiful voice, and she used to sing mantras for us at the end of the class.

After a few months, I was completely into the Yoga practice and I started to do it everyday. I used to go to the Yoga studio 2 days a week, and then I used to practice some yoga at home also. I felt that Yoga was everything that I needed in my day after a long day of work.

I can say that Yoga is a lifestyle that changed my life completely. It helped me to see things from other perspectives, look after myself more (body & mind) and understand that we are all together. Everything is connected, so am I!

After living nearly 4 years in Australia, I decided to move to my grandfather's home country, Portugal! My first 3 months in Portugal (Lisbon) was all about looking for a special place to live and exploring the country. I was also looking for a job in my area to keep living and travelling. Meanwhile I also looked for a Yoga studio to keep up with my Yoga practices. I remember going to many yoga studios, but I never found one that I really loved.

After living for about 3 years and a half in Lisbon, I decided to move to a place closer to the sea, and that is when I finally moved to one of my favourite places in Portugal, Ericeira! It is a seaside community on the western coast of Portugal considered to be the surfing capital of Europe. It has a very nice beach vibe, with people from all around the World.

From here, I started to feel a big need to increase my knowledge of Yoga and take my practice to the next level. That is when I decided to take an International Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTT 200hrs) from an Indian School, where I learnt much more than I could ever imagine.

Right now, my goal is to share all my knowledge with care, love and respect, so people from everywhere in the World can learn more about Yoga and enjoy all the benefits of it. I get very grateful with the happy faces of my students after every class, and the feedback from my students means everything to me!

If you want to know more about Yoga or take your first step towards your Yoga journey, please feel free to send me a message. I will be immensely happy to help you and support you during your own Yoga path.


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