Paloma Villela

"I'll always be grateful to all the teachers who I had the honor to meet, and who taught me this path full of discipline and challenges, but above all, full of love."

I started my studies and professional life as an artist. And although I felt good doing what I did, I had the feeling that something was missing regarding my personal fulfilment. In 2006 I found yoga. I started practicing with Xavier Sola and Pilar Ruberte. And in their shala I discovered, with Nick Evans and Eva Oller, ashtanga yoga. It was love on first sight. They taught me the base of what my practice is today. In 2007/2008 I took part of the teacher training course of Yoga Studio Barcelona.

In 2015 I met Pepe M. Más, and took part in his studio's activities both as a student and an assistant instructor during 2 years. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 I was in Mysore (India) to study with Sharath Jois and I hope to return there many more years to celebrate that beautiful community.

Nowadays, I practice at home and maintain my yoga studies through workshops with different advanced teachers. I enjoyed and had the honor of studying with inspiring teachers like Brett Porzio, Jordan Turner, Sharmila Desai, Rolf and Marci Naujokat and David Garrigues, in addition to Sharath.

And even if I started ashtanga a long time ago, the discipline, the understanding of what this practice represents to me, and the deepest care with it, started only after many years of practice. Since then, I could clearly recognize the change in my body and mind. And I'll always be grateful to all the teachers who I had the honor to meet, and who taught me this path full of discipline and challenges, but above all, full of love.