Dance to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful… This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking”
Agnes De Mille
Hi - I'm Isabella - I am an international yoga teacher (500h YTT) with many miles traveled and places called my home. A born lover of motion, yoga found me over 13 years ago, in my search to invite mental peace and embodiment into my life. My curiosity for movement patterns led me to many styles of yoga, from Hatha to Iyengar to Dynamic Vinyasa Yoga, and several years of Ashtanga practice. I found my resonance and deeper teachings in “Bhakti Prema Vinyasa Yoga”, which unites the yoga of devotion (bhakti) and universal love (prema) with transformational somatic vinyasa flows. It merges traditional practices including rituals, devotion to hindu deities and mantra chanting (kirtan) with modern postural yoga and cultivates a functional approach to body control and flexibility.
As we do in person, my practice and teachings continuously evolve and grow; where I am currently dedicating myself to kirtan, studying tantric saivism and embodied female awakening.
It is my objective to share with my community integrated organic movement, the alignment of breath and motion, and to create the space to access intuition and clarity through physical, mental and energetic bodies. The key pillars of my teachings are
Embodied, functional flows, fostering transformation and somatic awareness
Breath as the the anchor to movement, transitions and meditation
The practice of integration; of physical with energetic experience of our being, of postural practice with devotion, philosophy and tradition
I strongly believe in the transformational power of yoga as it has proven essential to my own recovery from eating disorders and burn out. It has helped me to authentically surrender to the wholeness of the human experience embracing both shadow and light and growing to a healthier and happier version of myself. I’m dedicated to sharing these tools which have enabled me to cultivate my own intuition and the sensory and energetic relationships of body, mind and consciousness.
Why I practice & teach
Yoga is my method to explore my limits and my own and the merging with universal consciousness.
It enables me to cultivate the balance between perseverance and surrender in order to find, accept to or overcome obstacles.
Devoting total awareness to embodied sensations & stories and the linkage of breath, mind and movement I find yoga to be a key instrument to learn the long-lost language of emotional awareness, intuition and somatic intelligence. To teach this is one of my key drivers to do what I love.
Discover and live up to my own inherent, internal nature and its beauty. Explore my own stories, creating my own space and cultivating the wisdom to know the difference between the things I can change and are worth my focus and energy and those I can only surrender to. Svādhyāya is the gateway and only path to get to know myself and identify the things that are truly important to me and need to be pursued.
Yoga provides a toolset for consolidating the stories, experiences and encounters in my life, mind, body, spirit and heart.
At the center of this all rests the practice of embodiment: to overcome the duality of mind and body and to re-establish the inherent interaction between them through breath and movement. I find integration to be a key element in my life to
Nada Yoga 500h - Anandra George - The yoga of Sound. Mantra Tantra & Devotion
In the making
Sally Kempton - Tantric Meditation & Goddesses of Yoga
Goddesses of Joy, Beauty and Abundance - via TriYoga
Cultivating Shakti - A Modern Sadhana
Tantrika Foundation - Non-Dual Tantric Shaivism
Foundations of Tantrik Yoga
The basics of Tantrik Yoga
Ongoing studies on Deity Yoga & Mantra Science