Popular Catalan name
derived from Eulàlia.
In Archaic Greek it meant
"The One Who Speaks Well"
I am an Afro-Catalan accessible and inclusive yoga & meditation teacher.
I have trained and practice hatha, vinyasa, trauma-informed yoga, yin yoga, and restorative and I hold E-RYT 500 and YACEP accreditations with the Yoga Alliance.
I am a freelance writer and translator and publish in three different languages; Catalan, English and Spanish.
Join my Substack, The Pause, to ready my musings.
As a former professional athlete living with a chronic illness, I've gained valuable insights into the benefits of self-care and the importance of pausing and slowing down. I'm dedicated to sharing accessible and sustainable practices of yoga and meditation to help people create a more harmonious life.
As a black and chronically ill individual, my mission is to empower non-normative yoga teachers to find their unique voices and develop tools to make wellness practices accessible to the communities they serve, taking up space and creating a more inclusive and diverse yoga industry.
Additionally, as a writer and creative, I'm passionate about supporting other creatives and innovators and fostering a genuine community dedicated to finding balance while staying productive and inspired. I've developed unique techniques that intertwine yoga and meditation with writing, journaling, and other accessible methods to help each other stay creative and mindful.
Yoga is my daily reminder to stay present, to embrace life as it comes. It continues to provide me with tools that enhance my resilience and increase my awareness of myself and the world.
Read my recent interview
with Anna Sugarman on Ekhart Yoga
2022 - to present | YOGAJALA WRITER
Write, edit and publish articles on yoga anatomy and philosophy as well as other wellness-related topics.
2020 - to present | EKHART YOGA STAFF TEACHER & WRITER
Design, produce, & film yoga classes, workshops, programs and courses for the internationally-renowned Dutch yoga and meditation On-demand platform.
Write articles on a variety of subjects including yoga, meditation, wellness, anatomy, and philosophy.
2019 - present | SUN YOGA LEAD YOGA TEACHER TRAINER
Assist in planning and designing the 200 hour curriculum as well as teach modules on yoga philosophy, anatomy, accessibility, trauma, and meditation for Sun Yoga Tampa's 200h Yoga Teacher Training and Immersion, a Yoga Alliance Accredited Yoga school.
2012 - to present | HIGH PERFORMANCE YOGA TEACHER
Design and teach special classes and programs for both Olympic and Paralympic athletes as well as other elite and high performance and adaptive athletes in a diversity of sports including figure skating, hockey, sled hockey, and wheelchair basketball.
Provide specific routines and programs to support the athletes in staying healthy and finding balance through all the phases of their season and beyond.
2011 - to present | YOGA & MEDITATION TEACHER
Design and teach skillfully +planned yoga classes, workshops, events, retreats and experiences with a strong focus on accessibility, inclusivity, and diversity.
I teach in yoga studios, gyms, corporate and private settings and a wide variety of locations, both in the USA and in Europe as well as online
2004 - to present | FIGURE SKATING COACH
Train, support, and teach young humans and adults in the learning of figure skating. From the basics to elite skaters, I have coached a wide range of recreational and elite athletes, and I currently focus on diversity and accessibility in figure skating.
I have coached in Spain, Indiana, Michigan, and Florida and I specialize in jump and spin technique, choreography, and athlete development, as well as Theatre on Ice.
2020-2022 | LEAD YOGA TEACHER
Create schedules for studio, teachers and staff, monitor student satisfaction and manage teams of 10-12 teachers with a wide range of experience. Lead classes, workshops and trainings, and design experiences to create community and increase memberships.
2007-2012 PROFESSIONAL FIGURE SKATER
Skate and perform in ice shows around the world portraying a wide range of characters. Choreograph and perform several inhouse productions periodically to showcase creative ability and skating skill.
2023 - SOMATIC EMBODIMENT & REGULATION STRATEGIES with Linda Thai
Level I, II, & III Certification
2022 - DECOLONIZE YOUR TEACHING with Angie Franklin
2022 - YIN YOGA ANATOMY with José de Groot
50h Yoga Teacher Training
2021 - ADVANCED YOGA & MEDITATION with Claire Santos
300h Yoga Teacher Training
2020 - TRAUMA-INFORMED & YOGA LIFESKILLS with 12 Sparrows Yoga School
200h Yoga Teacher Training
2015 - HATHA & VINYASA YOGA with 305 Yoga University
200h Yoga Teacher Training
2011 - TEACHING YOGA with AFAA
20h Yoga Teacher Training
Collabs & Other Projects
2023 - Roots.Wounds.Words | Winter Writer's Retreat Faculty
2023 - Insight Timer B2B Marketplace | Corporate Teacher
2022 - AfroYoga by Angie | Yoga Teacher
2022 - Sylvana Alta | Yoga for Tree Climbers Teacher
2022 - Accessible Yoga | Ambassador
2022 - Mind Body Social + Greenwise | GATHER Series
2022 - Roots. Wounds.Words | Summer Writers Retreat Faculty
2022 - CanFit Pro | International Conference Presenter & Panelist
2022 - Om Yoga Magazine | Guest Writer
2022 - Hubspot | International Accessible Yoga Teacher
2021 - Mind Body Social + T-Mobile | W.o.W Wellness Series
2021 - Black Yoga Society | Teaching Staff
2020 - Mind Body Social + T-Mobile | W.o.W Wellness Series
2020 - Ekhart Yoga | Staff Teacher & Guest Writer
2020 - Affiya Effect | Wellness Day Presenter
2019 - Ohm Mat | Ambassador
2018 - Unlimited State of Ability | Adaptive Athlete Yoga Teacher