Iva has been teaching yoga for 7 years and practicing since 11. She grew up in London where she studied dance arts, improvisation and choreography. What leads her to yoga practice is the need for a healthier life physically and spiritually, and the need for self-discovery and the cultivation of peace. After a few years, she went to study in India, where she studied classical yoga, meditation, philosophy and anatomy. After her second trip to India and after years of teaching in renowned studios around London, Iva began to specialize in Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation, and began to practice Buddhism. Iva studied and practiced Yin, Meditation, Buddhism, Chinese Medicine and Myophysial techniques with teachers such as Sarah Lo, Bernie Clarke, Paul Grilley and others. Also practices mindfulness with Plum Village in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. For Iva, this practice is a way of life, a never-ending journey and constant reinvention. The way she teaches Yin Yoga and Meditation is functional, caring, earthy, introceptive/sensitive and suitable for everyone. The basis of its practice and teaching is compassion. Her mission is to assist anyone interested in self-discovery and self-healing. Advantages and benefits of Yin and Meditation: – Reduces any inflammation in the body and organism. – Helps build healthy soft tissue around bones, muscles, joints and organs. – Reduces pain around the joints. – Builds plasticity. – Nourishes and stimulates Chi or energy throughout the body and organs – Enhances calmness and mental stability, bringing clarity, more compassion, understanding and self-understanding. – Reduces anxiety and restlessness. – Builds introceptivity. – Contributes to our overall health.