My passion with the body and its inherent treasures goes back to when I was 5 years old.
Early age, I joined the professional gymnast athlete team of Maccabi Tel Aviv at Wingate Institute for the sports. Here I learnt devotion, persistence, extremeties of use of body and mind, and I learnt how to cope with those challenges. Injuries and the recovery from them were great first teachers of exploring the body’s wonder and its healing process.
In the dance world I found new notions of moving and being moved; Finesse and beauty entered to my life through the study of Ballet, modern and contemporary dance (Bat dor School/Tel Aviv).
During these years of adolescence I was introduced to yoga (Vinyasa and Ashtanga) and to meditation practice (Zazen). Zazen is the form of meditation at the very heart of Zen practice. It is the study of the self.
The great Master Dogen said, “To study the Buddha Way is to study the self, to study the self is to forget the self, and to forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand things.”
Years later I started to practice mindfulness following the traditions taught by Zen Master Thich Naht Han (a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace).
In 1996 I went back to Wingate Institue to study Yoga (Vinyasa).
From then on, yoga has been part of my body-mind practice together with dance.
These, prepared me to my path as a body-mind-soul practitioner, teacher, and as a performing artist.
In 2017 (August) Sivananda yoga teacher training, lineage of Swami Sivananda, from
Arhanta Ashram center directed by Yogi Ram The Netherlands.
In my practice and teachings I integrate healing processes methods I have been studying and exploring closely with a healer therapist and a source of happiness in my life – my mother. In Healing Hands and Guided Therapeutic Imagery there is an emphasis on the etheric body, the subtle body, the first or lowest layer in the "human energy field" or aura, being in immediate contact with the physical body, to sustain it and connect it with "higher" bodies (astral bodies).
My passion for working with people and acquiring sensitivity to the client's needs goes back to 1990-3 in Israel, where I had the opportunity to learn the practice of listening, empowerment, restoring self-confidence and hope in group dynamics and 'one-to-one' sessions as a social worker.
I have been teaching in different body mind centers in Amsterdam including The Yoga Garden Amsterdam, Equal Yoga and prestigious fitness centers namely Fresh, Club Sportive, David Lloyd, Splash.
Throughout my 30-year profession as a multidisciplinary artist, performer, dancer and choreographer, teaching and creating dance projects all over the world (from Europe, to the Middle East, South Africa, Southeast Asia, South Korea), I have developed teaching methods that combine kinesthetic awareness, somatic sensitivity to the moving body, and exploration of different breathing methods.
The methods create ease while developing agility, power and focus.
Goes back to Yoga - Vinyasa and Sivananda trainings, pilates training at Perfect pilates/fysiophysics, Internal martial arts - 'Wudang training I' at Yin Yang Centrum Amsterdam, and practice at Liu He Men Kungfu School/Sifu Eleonora, Wu gulun Kung Fu. In dance: ballet, modern, contemporary dance, acrobatics, air acrobatics, body weather laboratory Amsterdam/Mintanaka, physical theater and somatic work.
I am teaching yoga, Vinyasa, Yin, Power flow, Hot yoga, Pilates as well as contemporary dance, dance improvisation and movement exploration.
Today, In my practice, work, and life I combine the different methods in a holistic approach.