For the first time I participate in yoga class when I was 23 years old.
At that time just by a chance I had see a little advert for Satyananda yoga classes given in some small place in meeting/workshop room, fitting not more than 12 yoga mats.
It happened in the south of France in La Seyne sur mer, near Toulon. It wasn’t like a fancy yoga Shala with all the decoration and bling bling that goes with it J, only a simple room where we used to put some chairs on the side of the room to have more free space for the mats.
So I have met this yoga teacher - K.S. Prabhu Bhakti - British gentleman from the north of London (originally), living in the south of France over 30 years and still keeping this sweet English accentJ.
And my yoga journey started that day, after the first test class, when I have realized that I had totally different opinion about yoga and I was surprised how match it was physical, mental, spiritual, challenging, recharging, relaxing, reconnecting, …
I found a new drug - Yoga - the link between you and You, connection with yourself through yourself, finding, discovering your world and maybe Universe within you,
After several month of weekly group practice and few workshops, I was looking for more knowledge and then I took twice and 3 times a week yoga guided practice routine. Wow, then I remember I had opened my eyes wider so quickly. I’m still thankful to him, for all his passion and willingness to share what he knew and for all his encouraging words for me to go extra step further, to take Yoga Teacher Training. Just hope one day he would accept my invitation to visit Brussels and share his knowledge.
After few years of intensive yoga practice and many workshops I have decide to quit my maitre d’hôtel job in the luxury hotel and moved to Thailand, Bangkok, to undertake a Yoga Teacher Training program. 2006 I went to Yoga Elements Studio in Bangkok – at that time voted 11thbest yoga studio in the world, where I had a chance to meet and practice with beautiful souls as: Adrian Philip Cox, James Boag, Cerissa Nyen, Tulay Konca, Daniel Strausser, Dylan Bernstein, Paddy McGrath, Danny Paradise, …
Unfortunately for the family reasons I had to move back to Europe, this time to one other kingdom - UK, London. Working for English Government City of London Corporation and giving yoga classes during the free time and few years later to Breda, Netherlands (the 3rdkingdom). Here I did work for Yoga Site, Dorinda Farver.
2011 was the year I arrived to Brussels, lived in Uccle where my son was born…Oh Bruxelles ma belle, quelle histoire. I divorced after 13 years of marriage and soon after got involved in a relationShit where I almost give up yoga teaching. Because of the toxic partner jealousy and her lacks of trust and self-confidence, I was off the yoga radar for about 3 years, until I realized it was slowly ending me and my passion. I just knew that the toxic relationship had to end and fortunately Universe guided me here where I am now - DariusYoga. It’s going to be 3 years now that I’m finally doing what I love - sharing Yoga.
I teach yoga at Let’s yoga and Shiatsu Brussels with a lovely bunch of teachers, where I have opportunity to learn more and deepen my yoga practice and the support .It’s such a blessing. Here I found John Scott community, thanks to Ramona.
I hope to See you around or on the yoga mat some time.
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