She really appreciates the quiet of Ibiza, the peaceful beauty of its nature and its mystical remote places.
Opale has been practicing yoga steadily since 1995.
She discovered Yoga during one of her numerous trips to India. She became aware of her body seriously lacking of flexibility and muscles. She had been suffering from chronic lower back acke, sciatic problems as well as excessive stress for several years. The daily practice of Yoga became the only way to maintain the new painless body.
For 15 years, she travelled the world. She lived in India for a few months each year and studied different types of yoga : Iyengar Yoga (focused on alignment) for 2 years. Then Astanga Vinyasa Yoga for 7 years (focus on Udjaih Breath and Bandhas). Then she moved on to Vinyasa Flow (Power Yoga) for 10 years. in alternance with the study of Vishranta Restorative Yoga. More recently she integrates Mindfulness into the Yoga practice.
She also studied Indian philosophy, did a Vipassana Meditation retreat in India, and practiced Pranayama with Emil Wendels.
In India, for many years she studied Astanga Yoga with Rolf Naujokat and then was a student of David Swenson. In Paris she studied with renown Gerard Arnaud. More recently she was inspired by Christine May, from the Shiva Rea Prana Yoga.
She teaches since 2005 in Ibiza. She really appreciates the quiet of Ibiza, the peaceful beauty of its nature and its mystical remote places, so propitious for Yoga practice. That is why she chose to live and teach there.
In the last 9 years she led more than a hundred retreats in Ibiza.
Opale is a partner of Smart IB cooperative. And she is a certified member of Yoga Alliance Professionals.
These are links to the web pages of people who have taught and inspired me.