When i decided to do my first certification in Yoga and become a Yoga teacher, i didn't really realize where would this amazing journey of Self Discovery take me!
I started practicing Yoga after a harsh pain in my neck when my chiropractor suggested that i start doing Yoga. Feeling much better, made me want to become a Yoga teacher myself to be able to share this amazing gift with others in my community where i can be of help to them get through physical pain, but also emotional and stressful pains though which my community suffers trauma and stress on daily basis due to social and financial challenges but also because of the political situation.
When we are under physical, emotional, or mental stress, we tend to store all this stress in our bodies, without knowing how to release it. And Yoga is such an effective way to channel all these stresses outside of the body. Through Yoga we reconnect to our true self, to the values that we are born with, values of bliss, of love and freedom.
And so i Co-Founded the first specialized Yoga studio in Palestine, where people come from many Palestinian cities, and drive long distances through checkpoints, walls, and different kinds of challenges to come and enjoy Yoga.
The community of Yoga teachers in Bethlehem is really small, while many people are becoming more aware about Yoga, and the need is increasing. We receive many calls to lead Yoga sessions in different places in Palestine, which requires me as a Yoga teacher to always take good care of myself so I can take care of others. And so i had been teaching young girls in villages, women and kids in refugee camps, young girls in the juvenile home, activists, human rights defenders, runners, and elder people.
And this is why i am still following my passion by not only teaching, but also enjoy being a student when i do more Yoga trainings since this journey of Self Discovery never ends!
I am inspired by the Baptiste methodology and sequence, which i teach in my classes, and share with others. This inspiration made me attend Level 1 Baptiste in 2016, and then to continue my journey by attending Level 2 Baptiste Training in summer 2018.
Baptiste Yoga is an amazingly powerful school of Yoga that I love and practice with. Baptiste Yoga and its methodology are designed to bring a new insight to achieve consistent profound results in the most important areas of each ones' life; it includes physical yoga practice, meditation practice and active self-inquiry as tools of transformation and possibility. It raises vitality and physical power, improving the quality of life, which is something we all need at this time.
And since this journey never ends, i still wish to pursue my dream and attend Level 3 in 2019.
I am grateful for your support and looking forwards to more support so i can do Level 3 end of this year!
Deep gratitude for your trust!