Fernanda Antunes Rubim
“Practice and all is coming". I love the simplicity and the hope of this Pattabhi Jois phrase. There is no mystery. Anyone can do it. Just show up on the mat: breath, move, and trust. No matter if it is an achievement or a shortcoming, they equally offer an opportunity for building strength, openness and kindness. The more we nurture our qualities, the more we feel connected. This is what yoga means to me and what I wish to pass on in my classes.
Before yoga, different sports helped me to calm my mind and make friends. Yoga took these benefits to the next level: I learned to enjoy the path instead of just seeking the destination. After completing my 200-hour hatha vinyasa teacher training in 2015, I deepened my studies with David Swenson, Bryan Kest, Jim Harrington, Liz Lark and many other wonderful teachers who I am grateful for crossing my path.
My classes combine the different influences aiming for inclusion and accessibility through the offer of modifications, hands on assist and exploration of the sense of community, belonging and yoga philosophy.