Hi, my name is Yovita, and I am a certified yoga instructor in Hatha(www.yogapoint.com) and Ashtanga (www.yogainbound.com )Yoga, with over 16 years of experience studying and teaching this unique philosophy and a form of living.
I began practicing yoga while living in Cyprus, back in 1998, and have since then continued a serious and dedicating practice in various schools in Europe, Asia and the Americas learning from some of the most important contemporary yoga masters (Swami NiranjanandaSaraswati, Santhanam, Elisa Cardoso, B.J. Galvan, Chantanya Das and others).
After practicing Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara, Bikram, Acroyoga and Shivananda Yoga styles, I had the urge to find the roots of Yogic wisdom and I traveled to India where I had the unique opportunity to learn Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation, Kriya Yoga and Patanjali’s Yoga sutras from some great Indian gurus and swamis.
Studying the ancient traditions deepened my understanding of yoga, allowing me to appreciate fully the basic principles underlying the forms of yoga I’d been practicing for years. As a result, I have come to understand that the different varieties of yoga are essentially components of a single system, each with its specific effects and benefits. I have found balance, peace and purity with Yoga, and this is what I strive to share with my students.
Today, I practice and teach a form of Integral Yoga, combining all these techniques in order to address to the unique needs of my students while emphasizing unity and balance in intellect, body, and spirit. I teach just personal classes in order to provide the highest level of individual attention and to allow my students to feel comfortable and trusting. As part of my holistic approach, I integrate Asanas, Pranayama and relaxations/visualizations techniques.
I teach my students that Yoga is all about gaining a full awareness of body, breath and mind. The awareness will bring control and the control will bring grace, peace and balance in your everyday life. I called this web site YogaVita in a dedication to Yoga as an art of living and also as an indispensable part of my life style. I hope you will enjoy my classes.
I am offering you the unique experience TO GROW YOUR PRACTICE WITH ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION!!! Price is 80 soles per class. Classes are home based.
-Classes are appropriate for all levels of experience. Flexibility is not required—but will increase with these classes and your own practice. Relax and relieve stress with my method of Yoga Integral through the use of controlled breathing, postures, movements and sounds,
-Each yoga session last 1,1/2 hours and will focus on breath techniques, asanas (postures), increasing flexibility, and stress relief through deep relaxation and meditation. You will learn to focus your mind and body to create inner harmony and good health.
I have been doing Yoga with Yovita for just a few weeks but have practice Yoga for more than 4 years and Tao for over 18 years, so Yoga was not a new thing for me. However, Yovita has shown me a new way of experiencing this internal trip to self-realization, where styles and forms are broght together in a creative and flexible manner (eclectic in the best sense of the term) so as to easy once mind without disregarding the physical exercise. One of the most remarkable features of Yovita's approach is her rigor when it comes to correct the postures, which she does in such a gentle manner that is never intrusive or excessively demanding. In oing than, she never forgets to keep a close eyes on one's breathing and Relaxation. Coco Elgegren/ Surya Shankara Miraflores, April 2009
“Studying with Yovita has greatly enriched my knowledge of and appreciation for yoga. Her integrated approach – mixing different postures with breathing techniques -has helped me develop a program tailored to my specific needs and goals. As an instructor, she is truly top-notch, at once understanding andpatient while also disciplined and demanding. I wholeheartedly recommend her for anyone looking to achieve a sense of balance –both mental and physical – through yoga.” Paul Melton
“The quality of time and space that Yovita offers us in our class of yoga creates the healthy spiritual environment necessary for us to grow - through her, and at the same time, with her. From the fundamentals of learning how to breathe to the essentials of traveling through our minds, Yovita has become our guide,and most important, our friend”. Guida de Gastelumendi andAnamaria McCarthy
Yovita is a master teacher. I enjoy both group classes and private practice with Yovita. Her technique and approach is suited for beginners or advanced students as well as the occasional yoga practictioner. She uses creative methods to inspire her students and introduce them to various styles of yoga. She fosters an environment for awareness of the more spiritual aspects of yoga practice or focus for the students who just want to concentrate on the physical changes realized with a yoga practice. I highly recommend studying with Yovita. Even if you are in Lima for a business trip or holidays just drop in for a class – it is an enjoying and satisfying experience. Cody Ingam
Yoga is an integral part of my life, one that I achingly miss when I let my practice slide. Before moving to Lima, I had been living in Washington, D.C where I had regularly practiced yoga. My ashtanga and jivamukti classes anchored my life, and I would even wake up at 8:00 on Saturday just to attend my favorite teacher's class. Yoga was more than just a good physical workout; it centered me in a way that I had never thought possible. Leaving my beloved studio and regular routine behind for Lima was, therefore, a jarring and emotionally painful experience. Luckily, a friend recommended Yovita. Her classes have helped me rediscover my center, and she has "brushed the dust off" my asanas. I am thrilled to have found a yoga refuge in what can be a very chaotic city! Sarah McCune
“Tengo el placer de tomar clases con Yovita, una verdadera maestra que brinda todo lo que sabe con desapego y sencillez. Se notan sus años de estudio en la India y la información que maneja es de tan buena calidad que escucharla es un lujo y un placer. Yovita me ha hecho entender qué era eso de “meterme dentro de la postura”, un concepto que tenía claro en mi mente pero que no lograba realizar. Su preocupación por darme lo que necesitaba la llevó a explicarme las cosas con tanta dulzura y sabiduría que durante esa clase, que hizo pensando en mis necesidades, encontré el camino que espero me lleve a descubrir cómo dar un paso más en mi práctica. Mi experiencia fue totalmente distinta y sé que voy por buen camino. ¡Gracias!” Marianne Blanco Dejardin
"Since my first class, I have felt that you are giving me all what you can and know, and this is why I have been very proud to be taught Yoga by such a person. What I really enjoyed and what made the practice really intense and worth it, was once we started the class, we were really into it until the end. 3 hours of yoga are really intense and when I realise it, I understand I did a lot of work on myself and learned so much.
Whatever will be the choice of your student as far as the "Yoga type" is concerned, I trully believe to see and teach Yoga from your point of you, and practice as you are doing it is the FIRST step to have. You make the student focusing on his body first, on himself, as a inner experience. While we are practicing on ourselves, we are also working on our teaching method. Slowly the body will adjust, our mind will understand things, our soul will get closer from either the physical body, but also the divinity. Same principle as loving you first if you want to be able to loved, and being loved..." Thomas Marcilly
"From my first contact with Yovita, I knew that she was a woman that I could trust. I was hesitant to reach out to someone who I did not know in a distant country to inquire about a yoga retreat. However, my fears quickly diminished throughout our email exchanges. Even before our first meeting, she went out of her way to help me find lodging in her neighborhood. As a graduate student on a limited budget, Yovita tailored my individual yoga retreat to something that I could afford financially, and she maximized our time together in a way that I could most benefit personally. She provided the perfect amount of physical practice, meditation and spiritual teaching. I still hear her gentle reminders and encouragement when I am back home at my yoga center, and I will always be grateful for the four days we spent together. The Thank you, Yovita! I continue to treasure our brief time together."
Anna Hickner, Washington DC
"Hace varios años decidí aprender Yoga.
No imaginé que, sin referencias, vía internet, iba a tener la suerte de contactar a quien sería mi primera maestra: Yovita.
una experiencia enriquecedora en todo sentido no solo por los
beneficios de la práctica en sí; si no también por su capacidad para
percibir los detalles, conocerme y guiarme a mi propio ritmo con
sabiduría, delicadeza y muchísima buena onda.
camino hacia lo que llamaría involucrarme como siento que quiero a la
práctica, tiene sus curvas, pendientes... , etc. y de manera natural
cada día se hace más fluido.
me consideraré un eterno principiante, disfruto día a día de los
grandes beneficios, y aunque he retomado mi práctica sin el
acompañamiento de Yovita, es imposible no tenerla presente." Perico Alvarez
I had a wonderful 2 day yoga retreat in the Amazon with Yovita as my
teacher. Both days we did an energizing 90 minute session late morning
and a wind-down 45 minute session late afternoon. After spending several
hours exploring the jungle with a guide before each class, I was tired
but the yoga was energizing, and being the only student, Yovita really
personalized the sessions to fit me. I felt like I had worked hard each
time and found it very rewarding. Yovita is a passionate teacher and a warm and caring person. I would love to do more yoga with her. Many thanks. Robyn Larbalestier, Sydney, Australia