I started Yoga when I was 50, long working days in an office and back pain being my daily companion.
In that days I was living in Thailand, where a local yoga teacher in a fitness studio made me discover, during my first lesson, an inversion posture with all my weight being on my head and hands and my feet pointing up to the ceiling. When I came back down, I felt so energized and euphoric “Yes I did it!” Today I know that all inversion postures supply the brain, spinal cord and nervous system with an increased flow of blood and as a result all body functions are toned and enhanced. Which of course intensified my feeling of well-being.
I continued in a Yoga Ashtanga school with a very motivating Russian teacher who made me exceed, step by step, my physical boundaries and accept and love my body as it is. From then on, I practiced regularly, ones or twice a week, and it was always possible to find a yoga class and new friendships on my way from Thailand over Kathmandu, Malaysia, Bali, Goa, Buenos Aires to Switzerland and Slovenia, my roots. I am now five years later, living winter time in Asia and summer in Europe, and never had back pain ever since.
Today I am Integral Yoga Teacher certified by Yoga Alliance RYS200, and completed the Svastha Yoga Therapy module with focus on lumbar spine, pelvic area and hips. I want to help other women and men to have this moment of “Yes I did it!” and to find their path to well-being.
Age cannot be the problem coming on the paths of practice. The key is regular practice and willpower.
I want to help my students to explore their needs and become independent in their practice. That’s why I believe that having a few short sequences for personal and regular practice is more beneficial than going once upon a time to a long yoga class.
To come on track for regular exercise, a week’s immersion into yoga, breathing exercises and meditation is the perfect way. I organize Yoga Retreats in the countries I’m familiar with: Madeira (Portugal), Thailand and Croatia. I carefully select the resorts and activities for a well-balanced week, combining yoga with discovery of region, culture, spirituality and Ayurveda (on Madeira). Most of my classes are in English, sometimes German or French.
I am still discovering the limitless teachings of Yoga for body and mind and am happy to share them with you during a retreat, an online class or in my blog – always with sunshine in our hearts and a shut of laughing on the lips.
Resumption of Yoga practice
I practised yoga continuously for three years and had stopped for six months when I moved to Luxembourg.
Participating in this 5-day proposal (Yoga for your Back – Easter 2020), was a significant decision for me. Miliza took an excellent approach to my resumption of yoga practice. She chose the movements very well and had an excellent pace for online practices, making it possible to understand and follow 100% of the class. During the course, we remained focused on breathing all the time, guided by Miliza, which made the movements more effective and kept us in the here and now.
As a result, I felt more ready for the day and reduced back pain; I was feeling mainly in the neck area. The most important thing is that I feel like continuing to practice and take care of my body and soul. Thank you Miliza, you gave me a gift.
First time yoga: loved it!
The online live classes gave me time for myself (even my baby respected these moments), improved my well-being in terms of flexibility and a lot of relaxation for the all body, mentally, physically and emotionally.
Being my first time to do yoga, it was a great experience and loved it.
Strengthened body, energized spirit and happy mind!
The course has given a combination of energy, fun, relief, exercise, company, both physical and mental strength in these times of Corona confinement, but is suitable for everyday practice all the year round. Thanks a lot Miliza!
The asanas bring the tensed muscles both strength and relief. The breathing exercises open up the chest so the oxygen flows in the whole body. The relaxed atmosphere helps to be able to let go of the everyday stress surrounding us. It made me each morning to wake up and already be waiting for the yoga, like a child waits for Santa :).
Connection to others via live zoom
I could schedule in the course every day as the duration is just about 30 minutes. It created a kind of routine within my day which is good in special times like these we are facing at the moment.
I like to be connected with others via the live option of zoom – that gives the yoga session a special touch. I’m not such a fan of recorded sessions, so for me that is so much more interesting and I appreciated the friendly guidance from Miliza.
We had a warm welcome and spent an intense week with well distributed activities. Yoga classes were possible even for beginners particularly as we were in a small group. We had very carefully prepared meals, met wonderful people of different nationalities and this allowed us to build up a nice energy. The outdoor meditation was a great time for a reconnection to our dear mother earth.
I also enjoyed the hiking day to discover the region of Chiang Mai.
The teachers gave us high quality methods and practices.
The meditation in the middle of nature and with the presence of a monk was one of the highlights, a pure moment of relaxation. The chanting of the monks was also an unforgettable moment shared together.
It was a nice retreat, it was so fun, wonderful time spent with this group. Hope to see you again for another retreat.
The retreat in Chiang Mai was an unforgettable week, physically and emotionally intense. Real moments of exchange and sharing around yoga and meditation. This retreat not only rejuvenated me but I felt regenerated as the days went by.
I think the place was particularly well-chosen, Miliza, and the synergy of the group really allowed me to be as relaxed as ever! I also think practicing disciplines like yoga and meditation in connection with nature helps tremendously to let go and feel reconnected to oneself. A gentle well-being!