During the past 25 years of practicing and exploring body-mind-soul, through yoga, mindfulness practices and the arts (dance and performance), I have noticed a sincere affiliation with an approach to life that sees the beauty in things that are imperfect, impermanent & incomplete.
A way of being that goes back to Taoism and Zen Buddhism, emphasizing simplicity, naturalness, and acceptance of reality.
Maybe because life seems to me, at times, complex and 'noisy' (full with thoughts), I find my centre back, contemplating on these notions with a smile.
After more than 20 years of teaching, meeting beautiful people, and constantly learning from the interaction with them, I feel the need to share my exprieneces and explore together life's wisdom
in a 'Sangha' - a community of practitioners. Sangha is a Sanskrit word that means "assembly," "company" or "community and is the third of the Three Jewels, along with the Buddha and the dharma (the teaching).
My growing understanding of the power of togetherness and its healing effect has developed through the practice of mindfulness and Zen.
Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Acceptance, without judgment.
Zen Buddhism practice refers to a school of Mahayana Buddhism that asserts that enlightenment can be attained through meditation, self-contemplation, and intuition. In Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (三法印 sanbōin), there is an emphasis on impermanence (無常 mujō), suffering (苦 ku) and emptiness or absence of self-nature (空 kū).