My name is Leticia Duran. About 10 years ago, I started a Yoga practice out of curiosity and to help alleviate back pain. Over a short period of time, the pain went away. At that point, I realized that Yoga was therapeutic for the mind and for the body. For me, Yoga is not only time spent on the mat repeating asanas and pranayama; it is a lifestyle, an everyday practice through acts of kindness towards ourselves, others and the environment around us. The goal of Yoga is to appreciate our bodies, to become aware of our mind, to make peace with who you are and to love. All the benefits of Yoga inspire me to share the amazing experience with others through giving Yoga classes and ayurvedic tips.
My passion for the ocean and nature started when I was a child. I graduated in Biology, became a dive instructor, underwater photographer and Yoga teacher. I love the fact that in Curaçao, I can often practice Yoga outdoors and give Yoga classes right by the shore, listening to the waves, feeling the wind, the energy from the sun and the moon, while connecting mind, body and soul.
“The mind is very powerful but often misused. We can easily become slaves to our thoughts, limiting our potential as human beings. The regular practice of Vinyasa Yoga develops a strong, flexible and resilient body and these characteristics influence the mind, making it equally flexible and adaptable to change.”