Youla started practicing Yoga in 2003 to help heal a spinal injury. She discovered that Yoga not only has the power to heal the physical body but also transform and help develop a greater understanding and awareness of ourselves. Youla became dedicated to sharing with her students the many benefits she has received. With over 7 years of teaching experience, her intention is to provide a safe and nurturing space where students can develop an authentic and holistic practice. Her classes are infused with philosophy, pranayama, meditation and sound. Youla offers a strong but accessible Vinyasa Flow practice with emphasis on alignment and conscious breathing. She carefully guides and challenges her students through creative and intelligent sequences and seeks to help them remain mindful and develop a deeper connection to their being.
steady, infused with creative sequencing, conscientious alignment and accessible philosophy.
To provide a nurturing space for students to develop a greater sense of self-awareness, strength, presence, connection .
What brought you into the world of yoga?
I discovered Yoga 17 years ago. A friend suggested that I should try it as I was recovering from a spinal injury at the time. After a 90 minute Iyengar practice using every prop imaginable and a dharma talk, I was hooked. I was amazed by the sense of spaciousness, lightness and connection to my body. I’ve been in awe of Yoga ever since.
What advice would you give to beginners?
Be patient and have fun.