Dear friends in yoga,
In our coming newsletters we would like to share with you our stories. Our mind, bodies , passion, our dreams , the depth to our souls and our journeys are each unique in itself.
Each month one of our team teachers will share their journey into yoga!
This Month Olivia Moiny, dedicated Student and Passionated teacher will write us her story.
I also want to share with you the hauntingly beautiful
aliens Crew- world of dance. I can watch it On and on and listen to the words beautifully describing human condition!
With Love & gratitude
My yoga journey started five years ago when I discovered Bikram Yoga.
If you don't know that style, you practice for 90 minutes a pre-defined sequence of asanas in a heated room. I loved it but I started it for the wrong reasons: I did not like my body and I had read that you could burn up to 800 kcal in one session.Of course, turns out it was not true :)
Then I fell in love with running. I was so into that because I could find peace of mind, concentration, determination. When I was running, I couldn't think about anything else that the fact I was running. I literally was into the present moment. And I was amazed by each km I was able to run ! I even did the 20km of Brussels and a half marathon. But then my knee got injured, really injured. And I needed to find something that could bring me peace again. I tried spinning, weight lifting/training, stretching etc. It was nice, but it never brought me that little extra sparkle. Until I stepped into an intermediate vinyasa yoga class... damn that was so hard! And I the end of the class, I realized that for the pas 75 minutes, I couldn't think about anything else other than practicing yoga. There it was: my peace of mind, my way to consciousness. Quickly, I started practicing every single morning at Darius' shala. I started to love my body, seeing the crazy sh*** it can do !
After a few months, he introduced me to Ramona's teaching: ashtanga. I remember I started to practice with Ramona, and fell completely in love (with her, of course ^^) with the ashtanga practice. And it hasn't left my side ever since. I did a teacher training in Vinyasa Yoga in Aruba with Rachel Brathen (@yoga_girl).
I recently left my corporate job to become a full time yoga teacher, leading vinyasa, ashtanga, hatha and yin yoga in various places. And I have forever grateful for every single person who ever joined my classes - you changed my life. Thank you.
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