MY JOURNEY INTO YOGA
Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.
I was first introduced to yoga as a teen in the early 70's, by a beloved aunt who had discovered it on her travels abroad and was practicing at home. One of my sisters and I became curious and started watching and practicing with Lilias Folan on TV, but it wasn't until the birth of my second daughter in 1992 at age 32, that I began to practice regularly, as a way to manage the stress and fatigue of caring for my then toddler and newborn daughters. I found that yoga was exactly what I needed to renew and nourish my body and nervous system. I soon developed a morning practice with videos and equipment from Gaiam, in the den of my home. This was before there were any yoga studios in the Miami area. I later practiced with a local Key Biscayne teacher who taught out of her home.
Ten years ago I took my first commercial studio class and have never looked back. I practice yoga and meditation to cultivate more love, joy and acceptance in my life. Yoga has afforded me a deeper understanding about the many layers of human beings, as well as made me stronger, happier and healthier, supported me through some of the most challenging times in my life. I completed a 200- hour yoga teacher certification under my teacher and mentor, Ian Darrah, a master spiritual teacher in Miami and Peru. I've also studied philosophy of yoga with Harvard scholar Douglas Brooks, PhD and participated in several yoga retreats and yoga workshops locally and abroad. I'm certified to teach Kundalini yoga to children and teens yoga and have taught pro bono to high school girls, the senior population and special needs groups. I believe yoga is for everyone and incorporate yoga and meditation into my wellness programs. In 2017 I completed a certification in Chair Yoga under the guidance of Stacey Dooreck of Sunlight Chair Yoga. It is with great honor that I feel called to embrace and now teach this ancient practice for health and wellbeing.
Yoga is not an exercise, but rather a lifestyle tool, for the body, mind and spirit. It is rich in tradition and quite different from the yoga typically practiced in the West. I introduce my yoga students to a variety of simple yogic concepts and techniques they can readily embrace and put into practice to greatly enhance their health, wellbeing and lives. My study of yoga, its philosophy and deeper meaning for living a more authentic life are ongoing practices for me, as are retreats, immersions and continuing certifications. I've only just begun on this path as a teacher.
I currently teach Chair Yoga for Seniors at The Key Biscayne Community Center.
I am also available for private, one-on-one or group lessons in your home or workplace. Yoga was originally taught one-on-one and tailored specifically for each student, much like the way I practice private health coaching. I'd love to share this ancient self-healing system with you. Please fill out a contact form if interested in private lessons.
BENEFITS OF YOGA
- Brings balance and harmony to the body, mind and spirit.
- Helps with strength, flexibility range of motion and balance
- Calms the mind, reduces stress and anxiety
- Revitalizes the body and mind
- Slows heart rate
- Lowers blood pressure
- Increases circulation
- Strengthens and tones muscles
- Helps to detoxify system
- Improves function of internal organs
- Balances muscular system
- Increases metabolism and energy
- Can help reduce depression, stress and insomnia
I feel extremely lucky and grateful to have met Myriam. I was immediately drawn to her amazing energy. Myriam is wise, knowledgeable and an extremely talented yoga teacher. Her classes are soothing to the soul and elicit a sense of healing. I always look forward to my weekly candlelight yoga class for women with her. I consider this my special time as my heart opens to receive the positive teachings she shares. I leave feeling joyful with a centered mind and stronger body.
~ Jennifer Cabrera
I had always been curious about yoga and all the positive benefits it could add to my life, however, I was always self-conscious about my body and concerned that I wouldn't be able to do half of the things asked of me. Myriam and I met through a client of mine and she immediately dispelled my fears. As a result, I discovered one of the most beautiful, calming, enlightening and self-empowering experiences I've ever had. Myriam offers an intimate, personalized candle lit yoga session designed around women's health. It feels like a present day yoga version of Dead Poets Society and is a secret gem I hope many others soon discover.
~ Marcia Figueredo
You are opening our minds and hearts to a better and healthier life. Chair yoga is very effective at 73! I appreciate your classes.
"I have never enjoyed a yoga class more. It was gentle, relaxing yet challenging in all the right ways! Can’t wait to do it again!"
~ Nicola Rios.Nogales
"Myriam's home studio classes are a cut above the rest. She combines yoga, Eastern philosophies and wellness to provide a complete holistic learning experience. Her classes feature aromatherapy and relaxing music in a tranquil, candlelit setting. These are the best yoga classes I have found so far."
Yoga Teaching Schedule:
Key Biscayne Community Center
Wednesdays 10-11 am Chair Yoga for Seniors
Fridays 10-11 am Chair Yoga for Seniors
Private Yoga Classes in Your Home or Office - Traditional Mat or Chair Yoga
$80/class 60 minutes private one-on-one
$125/private groups up to 10 people
Packages and group/corporate classes also available.
Contact me for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Women's Circle Gathering & Meditation
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Yoga for Men Series - Connecting from the Heart
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