Every four months working on board, I would have two months of holidays. I used to travel at that time, so I did go to India and get my first teacher training. I completed my 500 hours Ashtanga Vinyasa training in India. After my Yoga studies, I had many things going through my head, something changed in me, I was awakening something in me, and I decided that my time traveling on a Yacht was over, it was time for me to move on and go back to my lovely Barcelona.
I continued later on my studies in Barcelona with Rocket Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Mindfulness, 9 month Meditation Teacher Training and other courses related to body and mind work. I also started sharing my Yoga practices and teaching at some Hotels and Gyms, and of course, giving some classes to my friends for free to put my teaching practice on! But very early I realized how many crazy amount of classes you need to teach to live fully from Yoga, so I decided that I was going to open my own place and share all my wisdom and knowledge the way I wanted. One year after, April 2017, I opened my own yoga studio in Barcelona called YOGA CONNECTIONS.
Yoga Connections has been my dream project come true, 4 years of happiness sharing something I felt from my heart.
I won’t say that everything has been easy, it has been a roller coaster of emotions, starting your own business isn’t easy if you don’t know how to start, I wish that at that moment I could have had someone to guide me so I could have grown faster and not lose as much money as I did on my first year, but even so I managed to get my shala moving forward.
As of today, the Yoga Connections studio has closed its doors to continue online. COVID-19 was the droplet that filled the glass. Despite having been 4 magnificent years sharing all my heart it was also hard, I put all my energy and dedication to give my best, and that prevented me from enjoying a lot of time for myself.
At the end of 2020, I felt in a meditation like something was stopping me from moving forward in life, and that was my Yoga studio.
I was at a time where I was doing a lot of inner work but the yoga studio took away all that time that I needed for myself, to grow, expand, move, and travel, which is something that has always been within me.
So on December 31, 2020, after many days of trying to find the courage to close this stage of my life, I closed the doors of my studio, leaving behind a wonderful stage of my life and leaving room for something new to flourish.
Letting go is the biggest challenge but the most liberating thing I have done.