My Story

I am a Yoga teacher who recently relocated to France after a decade of living in Costa Rica in the jungle by the sea. As well as having many beautiful life experiences and adventures, it is also where I trained and established my career as a full-time teacher.

My family is from Switzerland, and my mother moved to Denmark when I was very young, and there I started my Yoga journey 17 years ago.

I started going to a small studio out of curiosity and chronic pain, and I knew my body and posture were not well aligned after an unstable period of time in my youth. I was searching for some peace and a sense of belonging. I’ll never forget those first months there, we only did simple postures but I was sore every day and cried very often in class. The teacher would tuck me into a blanket in Savasana and I never felt so cared for and nourished, and so the love story with Yoga began.

When I was 25 went on a vacation in Costa Rica and landed in a small town called Montezuma, and as it happened I stayed for 11 years! There was something about it, I was fully immersed in nature and the simple living. Every day was its own day and it was so easy to be in the present moment. I found a job at a yoga retreat center as a receptionist and took Yoga classes at the local studio, Montezuma Yoga.

In 2011 I got certified as a Yoga teacher with Jaqueline Chiodo the Joyful Yoga school. Soon after I was lucky enough to have the blessings of Dagmar, the owner of Montezuma Yoga to start teaching and assist her in managing her studio. This collaboration is where I grew into the teacher I am today, and I had the opportunity to study with her and many wonderful teachers who came to share their teachings in the studio throughout the years.

I relocated to France because it was time to be closer to family and my roots. As I am always curious about new languages and cultures, this is a perfect opportunity to grow as a student and teacher yet again in a new environment.

My Yoga Teachings

During my time in Costa Rica, I have been facilitating both retreats and classes for the local community on a daily basis. Immersing myself in yoga and wellness have given me the vision and passion to share the practice with others from all walks of life back home in Europe.

Since being back, I have been honored to share my practice at a beautiful retreat center in Italy as well as online. In the recent difficult months I have loved creating an online classroom on Zoom with my students from all over the world.

My Vinyasa Flow teachings are steady and strong and in constant movement with the breath, with attention to detail and refining posture. I focus on not only classical yoga postures, but also on muscular isolation techniques that help you locate and pin-point the key muscles in your body that correspond to the posture. The intention is to include everyone, my classes are fun, dynamic, and inclusive for experienced practitioners and new ones alike. We dance between the limits of your comfort zone and an effortless sense of ease.

Yoga Nidra classes are a releasing experience, designed to create a safe and calm space for setting new intentions and letting go of the old. It is the ultimate nourishing deep relaxation and a moment to restore.

My teachings are inspired by my own transformation as a student of many talented teachers of movement as well as from all my students who have studied with me. My posture, ease, and comfort in my own body, self-confidence, and trust have improved over the years almost unrecognizably. I humbly wish that others experience the same changes. All this leads up to creating a sacred and calm space in your body, your relationships, your surroundings, and most of all in your mind so you can approach your life with more ease and confidence.

The key is in finding our patterns and use exercises, breathing techniques, and meditation to strengthen both body and mind. When we learn to use our yoga postures to aid this, we are able to be more conscious in our practice and then the real fun begins. A steady wholesome practice connects your breathing to movement, keeps your attention in your postures creating strength and stamina, and your practice truly becomes a meditation.

With Love, Silvia