Raquel was born in Barcelona and graduated from the Theatre Institute of Barcelona as a ballet dancer. She has been living in Switzerland and London and working around Europe for 12 years as a professional contemporary dancer, performer, teacher and choreographer. Her first experience with yoga was at Kaivalyadhama Institute in Pune, India. She fell in love with it for its slow and inner dance, full of love and compassion.
She is dedicated to the Jivamukti Yoga method since 2013 and has received a 300-hour certification as a Jivamukti Yoga teacher.
In her classes, Raquel invites you to discover your body and mind through challenging postures, deep assists and continuous breath and movement, having always in mind that we are in this life to enjoy, share and love.
Jivamukti is a path to liberation through compassion to all beings. Jivamukti is a physical, ethical, and spiritual practice, combining a vigorous hatha yoga, vinyasa-based physical style with adherence to five central tenets: Shastra (scripture), bhakti (devotion), ahimsa (nonviolence, non-harming), nāda (music), and dhyana (meditation).
The name Jivamukti means “liberation while living”. Jiva means “individual soul” and mukti means “liberation”. It derives from the Sanskrit term “Jivanmukti” which means “liberated while living” and is used to describe the state of enlightenment or God realization.
This method of yoga was created by David Life and Sharon Gannon in 1986. They named this yoga practice “Jivamukti” because they wanted the student to be reminded of the ultimate aim of the practice: spiritual enlightenment and awareness.
It is a vigorously physical and intellectually stimulating practice combined with an equally strong foundation in the ancient spiritual traditions of Yoga.
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