It all start sparkling down under, almost a decade ago, Yoga and his world dragged me unexpectivelly and it felt almost as my path has always being there for me to explore and dive deep. Since a kid I never stopped questioning and searching for something: ways to express my voice and my body.
When the world that lies underneath the self hits me hardly, ever since it has been a radiant continuous path of transformations and renewal.
A JOURNEY WITH IN, THE SO CALLED WORK-IN.
This brought me to dedicate to the Self search into the Yoga path humbling studying to be able to share such joy for life, for our temple that is our body, uniting our souls under a sacred delicious space.
As many of Westerner approach the path for his physical and health benefits, I won’t hide behind the reality that this is how I started to come to the mat. And it’s ok! There is no shame to get into Yoga because of a desire to feel better with ones body and overall well-being. Day after day coming to the mat, I start perceiving the shift, to stop hiding and fight hungry of answers, instead surrender, and let go.
I was looking for peace and happiness, looking for it in the external world and coming back deluded as in return I was just a fraction of it.
And realising I wasn’t content and craving that something else: I could have travelled in the most beautiful spot on earth and still feel something was missing, I was still with me and with that emotion I didn’t know how to deal with.
The true deal is how we walk with them growing better person, for our selves and the ones we bump into. Yoga gave me that space in which I could connect and really tuning in with feelings and really asking my self, ok where is this coming from!?
Inquiring, journaling, mentoring session, studying, peeling off layers and tucking with all that feeling and emotions i suppressed while i was growing up since i was a child, gave me the straight to build my present and tomorrow. Let go of everything I wasn’t belonging anymore, realising that this path gives you nothing more than what you already have.
All that luggage of open wounds is making sense and slowly vanishing ..they still come back into various form from time to time but I now I have the tools of recognising them and able to deal with them in a more serene and open way, I can seat with what arise and breath into it a lot easier and accept my being human, vulnerable, and real. I don’t preach what I am not.
Exercising the art of letting go, coming back to my self each time and remaining with what is left. The incredible joy of being alive and to partecipate actively to this beautiful gift that is life. I am now able to find that place of healing that is what Yoga is all about for me.
“Yoga has taught me many things, the practice itself showed me that life is a continuous transformation as an amazing process of growth. Using the discipline is an opportunity to downshift, to reconnect to the present moment and especially to be kind as an act of love.
The biggest game changer is welcoming my strength and weaknesses as a bless, as an opportunity to evolve within what’s there.
Beginning the process deepening the awareness on the importance of choosing the words we speak to ourselves, the way we treat others, and shutting down the noise of the peoples judgment and conditioning which won’t serve in the beautiful transformation of a human with life to be at ease in relations with others.
What I recognise often times makes us uncomfortable on the mat is not the gaze of our fellow neighbour in class, we mostly get trapped and hide behind our own judgment, and here comes the importance of being pushed out of your comfort zone: as the ability to progress in life, as in our practice.. “
I'M INTERESTED IN HOW WE CAN MOVE AND MEAN A MORE INCLUSIVE WAY TO LIVE A LIFE THAT IS WHOLE AND FULL.
ULTIMATELY WHAT MAKES US BE MORE AUTHENTIC IS NOT BEING AFRAID OF SHOWING OUR VULNERABILITY. UTILISING THAT ENERGY AS A STRENGTH, SHAMELESS UNDRESSING FROM LAYERS OF OVER STRUCTURES WHICH SOCIETY HAS IMPOSED US FROM YOUNG AGE. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO LET GO THAT HEAVY REDUNDANT BAGGAGE THAT DOESN’T SERVE YOUR TO FLOURISH A BEAUTIFUL FLOWER AND A MAGNIFICENT WARRIOR..
MOVE & MEAN
What People Say about Me?
"I met Martina when teaching in the same studios and beside becoming a dear friend, we had the pleasure of practicing together.
I love the way she combines deep and introspective yoga practice with care in cueing alignments postures and breath in a synchronized dance. Her dedication to the practice is reflected in her classes and her continuous personal in-depth studies."
"Meeting Martina has been precious! True dedication to practice, professionalism, attention and continuous research. Martina shares yoga with great care in a welcoming and nurturing environment allowing each individual a dedicated attention. Definitely a path that helps me to go deeper and progress in my individual practice. Martina offers different style practices that complement each other well in a continuous experimentation on different levels depending on the integration of the various elements (alignments, breathing, meditation) and the focus of the lesson. My appointment with Martina has certainly become an important element for my well-being!"
I share my experience from my heart, because I’m now more connected and able to listen to what are my body and mind needs. Martina knows how to listen and has been able to connect me to a practice suitable for my needs. She had made me feel at ease, honoring every physical limit and improving and adjusting each time disclosing new bits with every class. Thanks the breath work she introduced me, I have learned to overcome my limits and anxiety. I am able now to live in a more relaxed way with my body and mind, I feel stronger and face everyday events with a different mindset!