MEET YOUR YOGA TEACHERS
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We are overjoyed to bring Yogaventure Curaçao to the world, and cannot wait to welcome you here!
My name is Sheila. I am the founder of Yogaventure Curacao and Go Inside Yoga with Sheila. I discovered the island of Curacao in 2008 when I was recruited as an art director for a tourism magazine called Events Curaçao. Fast forward to 2014, I became the owner of this annual publication. Hence, after several trips from Canada to Curacao a year, I fell in love with the island and it felt like a second home to me. In 2018, I moved to Curaçao with my husband and three kids. I led the first 7-day Yogaventure Curaçao retreat in 2018 with co-host Leticia Duran. A dream I had for so many years came true. The second yoga retreat I led was in May 2019, welcoming special guest yoga instructor, Founder of Kabbalah yoga from Montreal. Canada. I have been practicing yoga since a very young age, and I feel its benefits more than ever today at the ripe age of 50 😉 I teach yoga because it is a passion that I have adapted to my lifestyle, and I love to share my knowledge with other people. I have been teaching many styles of yoga for over 10 years combining Hatha, Vinyasa, Yoga Flow, Yin Yang Yoga, Breathing techniques, meditation and Restorative yoga… All these methods are beneficial for stretching, strengthening and lengthening our body. I also believe that, individually or combined, they are essential to balance and align our body, our mind and our soul. I love to harmonize yoga styles allowing our spirit to play. Yoga is uplifting and energizing no matter what level you are at. It can be so subtle, yet so powerfully dynamic. I love to see and feel how yoga serves people at all stages of life.
My name is Leticia. 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.”