Celebrate Life! Birthday Edition

“I tell you, deep inside you is a fountain of bliss, a fountain of joy. Deep inside your center core is truth, light, love, there is no guilt there, there is no fear there. Psychologists have never looked deep enough
                                                                          – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

I couldn’t agree more! I fell in love with Yoga because it has helped me connect with the true essence of myself and has shifted my perspective in many areas of my life. It has given me the courage to face my fears and the courage to open my heart fully. It has showed me that I am capable of doing way more than I thought I could, hence, revealing the true power and potential that lives within me.

I have struggled with anxiety and depression tendencies throughout my life and it was Yoga what finally helped me make a huge leap into a centered and balanced inner state. Therapies and studying psychology certainly helped, however it was actually the full spectrum of a yoga practice what made the difference, a difference that has stayed and keeps evolving day by day as my practice grows and my life changes.

Seven years into this practice and just about a week away from my birthday, I am distilling what I have learned in the last 12 months and in the past 7 years. I see how my beliefs have changed, how my outlook on life has shifted, how my relationship with myself and others has gotten deeper, sweeter, more compassionate and loving. How the concept of who I am and what the Universe is has gotten clearer and many of the old patterns and bad habits I had have changed as a result.

Part of what these changes have brought into my life are some of the most amazing friendships with people who are like minded and like hearted; as I look back to the last 6 months of this year I see a radical change has happened and continues to evolve every day as I am living one of the most amazing experiences I have had in my entire life with my teacher training group of fellow yogis in Los Angeles, whom by now feel just like family members. I just got back home a couple of days ago after module 4 out of 6 (time is flying!) and I am feeling extremely blessed and grateful for having this opportunity to immerse in yoga studies in the company of such talented and great human beings.

I co -taught a very fun class with two of my friends from the training, amazing teachers Pennie Burnham and Gilbert Naungayan, we had about 20 people join us in the adventure of practicing yoga outdoors in the early days of summer in southern California (It was about 100 degrees!!!), at an iconic park: “Vasquez Rocks” which has been a filming location for many movies and tv shows. I am sharing a photo on this newsletter edition.

This is just the start of so many more opportunities that are arising with all the new friendships and connections that have been created, so the present and the future look brighter every minute. I surely see that my life has shifted at about at least 180 degrees compared to what I was doing and where I was 12 months ago and I am just extremely thankful and joyful for this life I am living and for having the support of friends and family who have contributed greatly to help shape my life and turn my dreams into manifested realities.

Looking back, I see all the internal work that I have done throughout the years and that I continue to do every day, paying off; I have conquered the battle against my own fears and demons (at least up till today) and by doing so I am creating a life I love to live. The work continues day by day, year by year and even though it gets rough at times, life really gets to be more enjoyable and meaningful; so I invite you to use your yoga practice to help you create awareness of who you are, look deep inside yourself and as you begin to discover your potential on the mat, translate all of that knowledge and insights into your daily life, which is where the real yoga is happening. May you all have an amazing and magic summer. Please read below for information about 2 special classes, one of them on my birthday on June 27th. I look forward to seeing you on the mat soon.

For info about my regular schedule, look on the right hand side. I have the pleasure and honor to officially be subbing the 10:30 am class at the Standard during the summer while my dear friend Christy McKenzie enjoys her maternity leave.

May you experience love, gratitude and magic in your life!


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