Student´s Testimonials

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.
Fue 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.

Mi 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.
Siempre 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 


Paul said...

absolutely true! i've yet to find another instructor or class that compares with yovita's.

Luciana Stiglich said...

Totally agree.
After so many years of looking for a yoga teacher, I feel very happy to finally find somebody with the perfect know-how balance between inside (herself) and outside (her teachings).
She takes special care on her student's postures and capabilities.
I highly recommend her.

Nancy Wood said...

I have been so happy to find Yovita and attend her classes. She is a very caring and patient teacher. She is able and willing to modify the classes for all levels of experience and makes sure every student gets the best out of each class. Hope to see you at a class!

Rosanna said...

My boyfriend, a beginner Yogi, and I had the luck of finding Yovita while we were travelling through Lima. Yovita is so patient and hands-on. She really catered the class to our level and included just the right balance of postures and meditation. We left her class feeling like we were walking on air! Thanks Yovita!
Rosie and Arif

Helen said...

Yovita creates a harmonious and comfortable environment in which to practise yoga. As a beginner, she was extremely patient with me and made me feel completely at ease. She is really intuitive and knows what areas you need to focus on. I'm no longer living in Lima and wish I could just fold up Yovita and put her in my backpack...after all, she's pretty damn flexible!!!! Miss you, Yovita! xxxxxx

Lai Minnie said...

Yovita is great! She is passionate about yoga, she is not just some yoga teachers you see in any yoga studio. She is caring and always tailor to your need.

I have been going to yoga on and off for the past few years, Yovita is one yoga teacher that i would recommend!

I wish I could spend more time in Lima and continue my classes with Yovita!

Thank you Yovita!

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