I was thinking of making this short but then I thought about it and who I am makes a big difference towards the type of retreat you will be getting.
Let's see, I was born and raised in beautiful and wild Venezuela, I began my love for nature late when I was 15, as soon as I could go by myself to nature I was spending hours and hours in the amazing mountain I had only a few minutes from my home, I loved it, there wasn't a day I was not up there. I remember thinking to myself as I was leading friends to new spots in the mountain "It would be amazing if I could do this for a living one day"
Shortly after my next passion came into the picture, Surf and I was spending countless hours in the Caribbean Sea enjoying the waves. It was thanks to a friend whom I used to surf with that I started practicing Yoga, her mom was going to a small home to practice and there I was every few mornings picking them up in my car and going to this tiny living room with a room full of women full of energy to practice yoga, I didn't really put much thought on it, it just felt right whenever I was on the mat, difficult but right.
I started my university studies around 16 and it was a 5 years degree in tourism, writing this now I can see how all my passions slowly came together to what I now offer. While I was doing my Masters in tourism I began traveling, I spent months in the border between Brazil and Venezuela exploring and taking tourists to the amazing nature in that area and then I went on to visit countries like Brazil, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Trinidad & Tobago and after living for 6 months in Barbados, a paradise for diving, surfing and practicing I decided I needed some city life which brought me to London for 2 years.
That was 2 rough years for me as you can imagine, when I reached my limit with the city I quit and grabbed the savings I had and decided to go to India by myself, after a couple weeks traveling I ended up in Mysore where I spent a few months practicing under the guidance of Saraswathi, the daughter of the creator of Ashtanga Yoga. After this I moved to Barcelona where I worked and practiced very intensely to save enough money to go back to India with the intention of practicing with Saraswathi again.
Fast forward to me back in India a year later I find myself looking for accommodation and I randomly meet a man sitting in a guest house in Mysore, we started a small conversation and he asked me if I was willing to try a class with him, I would only lose a class with Saraswathi if I did it so I said "Why not?"
I had practiced already for 5 years when I had a class with him, I can honestly say I knew nothing of Yoga until I started learning with him, there were only 2 students in that class and I understood the massive difference it makes to have the full attention of the teacher, one class turned into hundreds with him and Jai Prakash was the teacher who certified me as a teacher with Yoga Alliance later on.
I spent the next 5 years teaching yoga in Barcelona in private settings, hosting one day experiences in nature and doing Private Yoga Retreats in the nature of Barcelona
(Which I still do when requested)
But, thing is, a nomad will always be a nomad and I have accepted this which brought me to Galicia a place that has the perfect mixture between nature, surf and the calmness I was looking for to focus on my practice. I plan to be here until the beginning of winter when I will be heading to Central America to host retreats over there and continue to explore the world while I share my passions. I hope I did not bore you with my story and I thank you for reading all the way down here.