Who We Are
Our teachings in Yoga are supported by the sister science of Ayurveda or Life Knowledge, known as the healing science of Yoga.
Understanding Ayurveda is essential to the appropriate application of Yoga.
Our practices aim to teach lessons you can take off the mat and into your life.
Everyone carries the virtue of happiness and freedom in their essence. Yoga and Ayurveda are powerful tools that help us to remember who we truly are. This ultimate question, “WHO AM I” opens the gate from ignorance into the Light of wisdom, the Divine encounter with our Highest Consciousness; the space of ultimate Bliss and Freedom.
Understanding this, we welcome everyone, every level or expertise to embrace and rediscover your practice at a personalized level or at semi-private classes working with small group of a maximum of TEN students at the time. At every class, you will find the right fit for your personal practice and growth.
Our intention with DHYANA YOGA AND AYURVEDA is to share and build communities that empower true health and wellness.
We attempt to share the knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda for the benefit of those seeking optimal health, this meaning a harmonious balance and integration within body, mind, and spirit.
My first encounter with yoga came at an early age, as a member of the Colombian diving team. An important part of our training was the practice of mindfulness and meditation. Unfortunately, my diving career ended abruptly due to a back injury while performing a new jump. Although this injury closed one door, it opened the door of discovery into deeper aspects of myself. I am now able to see this accident as a gift, an opportunity to immerse myself in an integrated healing process. Yoga helped restore my health and physical strength, and more importantly, it has been a powerful tool that reminds me who I truly am.
As a former engineer and elite athlete, I learned the value of discipline, commitment, and perseverance. Applying these principles to my daily life and yoga practice helped heal not only my back but also my spirit.
My study of Ayurveda, the medicinal branch of yoga, also known as the science or knowledge of life, helped me to understand and recognize that one does not need to stay trained in disciplines that spread the belief that one must obey fixed sequences because “that is the system” or said even more egocentric: “this is the real, best yoga system.” I was less enthusiastic about this belief and opposed the idealist approach to yoga. For me, yoga has always been a tool to help one awaken to the true essence of one’s life. To me, yoga is not a competition nor a one-fixed approach but the opportunity to live a mindful and conscious life while creating balance with our environment, nature, humanity and our body, mind, and spirit.
In 2014, I decided to take the Ayurveda Healing course, and I am now a certified Ayurveda Life-Style Counsellor. This ancient science of life reinforces my belief that to reach optimal health (balance and integration of physical body, mind, and spirit) one needs to be in tune with Nature while understanding and respecting their own particular constitution.
I deeply appreciate the wisdom, knowledge, love and commitment of my teachers: Tina Gokstorp (YTT), Jason Crandell (Vinyasa YTT), Leslie Kaminoff (Yoga Anatomy TT), Karen Major (Iyengar method), Todd Norian and Ann Greene (at that time call Anusara YTT), My Ayurveda teachers Jackie and Greg Van Acker, Dr. David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) and his wife yogini Shambhavi L. Chopra.
Deep gratitude to my highest teachers, my family, parents, siblings, my two adorable children Maria and Samuel, my husband Miguel and all my dearest students. Thank you very much for your compassion, patience and unconditional support.