I feel that it is my essence that brought me to Yoga with only 15 years of age, but that it is Yoga that has allowed me to keep in conscious contact with my true essence.
I am curious, positive, passionate about the music of every corner of this planet and with a great interest in personal development. Which led me to study music, psychology, art therapy, to travel, live in different places, learn languages, work in various sectors and to finally merge all my experiences and knowledge and decide to formalize my studies in Yoga (2014) and start teaching yoga classes.
Throughout my 24 years of personal Yoga practice and 5 years teaching this ancient art of Yoga, I have discovered different methods. These last 7 years I have embraced the practice of Iyengar Yoga, since I feel that it brings Yoga closer to each person, adapting the posture, respecting the possibilities of each individual and at the same time learning to know each other intimately.
In my classes my devotion is my students, I am there for them. During our trip I will be delighted to bring you closer to Yoga as you wish … whether it is finding peace of mind, discovering what yoga is, strengthening your body and mind, granting it flexibility or seeking to challenge your own personal practice.
I will adapt to your needs. Yoga is a personal practice even if it is practiced in a group.
Pavanudra is a project that I am passionate about, in addition to feeling very comfortable with those who carry it out. These are two essential requirements in my life: passion and feeling at ease. I am passionate about the sea, its sound and its movement. The meditative space generated by the simple act of observing the horizon. Therefore a sailing trip, through paradisiacal places of our planet, while you practice yoga seems to me the “perfect plan”. And if you add to this trip being surrounded by professional people and with beautiful energy, well I can only add that I feel grateful having been chosen to be part of it!
My journey in Yoga began in Argentina when I needed to find my way after a personal crisis. After each practice I felt a mental ease and inner peace I had never experienced before.
Yoga started changing me, bit by bit, in every aspect of my life and I discovered its benefits, not only on the mat.
When I arrived in Barcelona, yoga practice and the yoga philosophy gained more and more importance and became a way of life. I discovered Reiki, Thai Massage and got immersed into a regular Vinyasa practice in Jivamukti Barcelona.
Yoga provided me with the tools to know and accept myself and to better relate with my surroundings. The more I learned, the more I wanted to share with others, and like this I found my mission in life: become a vessel to communicate the yogi way of living and being.
Magic happened when I arrived to the Mandiram Teacher Training with Gordana Vranjes and Gloria Rosales to give an answer to my calling: turn my passion into a profession.
Later on I deepened my teaching skills with more trainings in Mandiram Yoga, Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior with Olga Oskorbina and Informed Yoga with Maria Macaya in Radika Foundation.
Since then, I regularly teach Yoga classes in Barcelona. Online Yoga, private classes, workshops and Yoga Retreats in Barcelona and Italy. I also participate as a mentor in Mandiram Yoga Teacher Training 200H and in Radika Yoga Informed Training.
In my classes I offer a space for self-awareness, inner peace and deep connection. With the goal of working with every part that builds us: mind, body and soul, to reach harmony within and with everything that surrounds us.
“Be the love you want to see in the world”
I was born in Venezuela and my yoga practice started 15 years ago. I started with the practice of Hatha Yoga where I was immersed for several years. Then I explored more dynamic styles of yoga such as Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Rocket Yoga, where I felt more identified.
In 2008 I did my first training in Rocket Yoga in Caracas, Venezuela. In 2010 I moved to Barcelona, being the first certified Rocket Yoga teacher in Barcelona, creating the community on Facebook: Rocket Yoga Barcelona, with currently more than 1800 members.
In 2013 I traveled to India, where I spent a month at the Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, practicing with Saraswati Jois, and then in Goa for another month with Balu Thevar.
Throughout all these years I have practiced with different teachers of different styles who have given me a lot of inspiration, including David Robson, Patrick Broome, David Lurey, Yoshio Hama, Andrei Ram, among others.
In 2016 I did training in Yoga Flow Prenatal with Sans Yoga. In 2017 100hs with Andrei Ram at Hatha Radja Yoga. I feel very connected to Bhakti Yoga (yoga of devotion or love),
I have also been working with the Red Path (Shamanism) and Acroyoga (fusion of yoga in couples and Thai massage) for several years. In my classes I try to convey that practice is not just postures and that yoga opens an infinite window for us to look inward and transform ourselves. I have merged the practice of Bhakti Yoga with Rocket Yoga, creating the “Bhakti Rocket” where the aspects of different Hindu divinities are worked within this dynamic practice, accompanied by mantras, mythology and pranayamas. (breathing exercises).
RAQUELE DI FINO
My path in yoga started 20 years ago.
In 2003 I met Carlos Uanini in Barcelona, who introduced me to Iyengar yoga in a very passionate way. I left his first class with great vitality and joy and from that day I fell in love with the practice. I had done years of artistic gymnastics as a child, but my contact with yoga was very different after all. I already sensed that it was going to change my life. From that class my path began …
My life has led me to travel a lot from the age of 18 and always to new lands where contact with the sea has always been very present. I’ve been swimming since I was 5 years old and I still love diving underwater. I love nature and I have lived in the middle of the forest for almost 5 years. And now another change is approaching and it again brings me close to the sea.
I come from the world of Western philosophy, I graduated with a thesis on the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, always loving what is behind things.
I trained in Rome with the senior Grazia Melloni as a teacher and I continued studying with various teachers such as Gabriella Giubilaro, Jordi Martì, Silvia Ros, Cristian Pisano, Usha Devi, Alexis Simon, Claudia Fant, David Melloni … I decided to travel to Pune in the 2013 to meet the Memorial Institute and Guruji, it was an exciting and unforgettable experience.
Now I am a mother, practitioner and passionate teacher of her path in this deep and beautiful art that is Yoga.
I am currently directing the YOGA KOSMO center in Barcelona after years leading Iyengar yoga in different fields like theater, dance or in centers with addiction recovery programs.
When I heard about Pavanudra I got excited about the project and decided to become part of it. Yoga and the sea are two passions, so how could I miss this opportunity 😉
Together we will be enjoying this beautiful experience.
YACHTMASTER & INSTRUCTOR
Born at the shores of the Baltic Sea Frank was passioned about anything around water right from the get go. He sails, kite surfs and dives for many years and is simply in love with our oceans and shares his passion for it wholeheartedly. It’s save to say that Frank is obsessed with the outdoors and plans to try every existing sport at least once in his lifetime.
YACHTMASTER & INSTRUCTOR
Iván has been sailing for as long as he can remember. He started in dinghy regattas, continued as a navigation teacher for children and continued as a teacher for adults and coach of regatta teams. As a marine biologist he has worked in different oceans on fishing and oceanographic vessels. For 20 years professional skipper and instructor of nautical qualifications.