|Lina was born in Colombia, South America, and was first introduced to yoga while working in the U.S. in 2001. As an engineer and MBA graduate working in the high-intensity corporate world, being stressed was part of the job so she turned to yoga as an escape. Each class brought her peace, and helped her feel more centred and free. She was suddenly hit by the "magic" of yoga and she started to understand herself at a different level.|
After 3 years of practising yoga and too many stressful corporate days, Lina decided to leave her job and become a yoga teacher. She wanted to be able to help people understand themselves at a deeper level. She first studied Hot Yoga and was later introduced to Anusara® Yoga. She fell in love with the heart-opening philosophy, sophisticated alignment, and community feel of this practice. Lina has had many revelatory moments since, one of the most impactful ones during a group practice when she realised that her body wasn't an obstacle, but rather a vessel to gain deeper insight into her Self. It was then that she finally understood the importance of being grounded in the alignment of her body and how that ignites a deeper spiritual experience.
Since understanding the role that physical alignment plays in yoga practice, Lina has been a committed student under teachers such as Martin Kirk, Ross Rayburn, Patrick Creelman and John Friend among others. She is an Anusara-inspired teacher and one of her favourite fields is therapeutics - "I know how empowering it is to experience the freedom that healing oneself brings."
Lina's message for students is to help them recognise that inspiration, healing and freedom comes from each one of them. Teachers can guide but it's the students who do their own understanding of themselves.
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