Ana is a somatic
teacher, butoh researcher and above all someone who keeps on studying, thinking
and experimenting these subjects in relation with life.
Ana took her
first Yoga class when she was 16 years old, and after that this practice
continued taking a major place in her life.
Vinyasa Asana Flow, Vedanta philosophy compose her background in yoga.
Nowadays, with extended experience, study and discernment she devotes herself
to the transmission of the tantric Yoga of Kashmir (or Shaivism of Kashmir) as
transmitted to her by her teacher and friend Eric Baret. This teachings concern
the Trika and Pratyabhijna schools, Abhinavagupta being one of the most
prominent philosophers of Kashmir’s tantric tradition.
teachings are far from focusing in performative asanas and contortions, the
asanas (postures) and breathing explorations are opportunities to question and
investigate our functioning, leading us eventually to realize our peaceful and
AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT:
the Feldenkrais Method with her dance teacher, director and Feldenkrais
practitioner José Maria Carvalho in Brazil in 2008. After years of
practicing and noticing great improvement in movement, thought, self
organisation and awareness, she decided to study with Mia Segal, MBS Academy
founder and Dr. Feldenkrais' first assistant, collaborator and associate for
sixteen years. Passionate about the method Ana continues learning and evolving
learning from Mia and other teachers worldwide.
After years of
practice and teaching Yoga and Feldenkrais, she feels herself the need of a
practice that brings her tonus and strength. Not being a fan of fitness and
bulky muscles she found in Pilates a practice that could match her needs
without creating an incompatible body with the practices already established,
on the contrary: they are all quite complementary! Her first contact with the
Original Pilates was with the great and attentionate teacher Anne-Laure
Lamarque, who presented the method softly and mindfully. She went to study in
Paris with Mikael Puccini, founder of The Original Pilates and direct student
of Romana Kryzanowska, who was student and designated heiress of Joseph Pilates