We organize retreats regularly at Quinta Bamboo. These include also workshops, Yoga Retreats in combination with marcial art, art therapy and healthy, meditative body work.
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Martina is a dedicated practioner of Ashtanga Yoga since 20 years and in the recent years she has been practicing under the teaching of Manju Pattabhi Jois. She is grateful for the opportunity to be a student of Manju Jois, who is the oldest son of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and therefore a direct connection to the source of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. She has completed the Primary and the Intermediate Ashtanga Series Teacher Training with Manju P. Jois.
Martina was introduced and inspired by her first teachers Derek Ireland and Radha Warrell, who where responsible to spread Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga to Europe. She gives credit and thanks to them, she will never forget Derek the inspiring hands-on teacher, who died in 1998.
On her yoga path she studied with respected Ashtanga teachers, such Kino McGregor (Teacher Training), David Swenson, Tarik van Prehm and Tomas Zorzo in retreats and workshops. She maintains a daily home practice and continues to study with teachers of Ashtanga and other Yoga lineages to deepen her knowledge.
Martina has been teaching Yoga since 2005 in her studio in Tabua, Portugal and at Quinta Bamboo and has co-founded and organized the Academia de Artes Marciais e Yoga, DOYO for 10 years. She has 20 years of experience as a teaching Taekwon-Do master ( III Dan) and is formed in Shiatsu (acupressure massage) which supports the teaching.
Martina's yoga lessons are designed so that each participant can develop an individual practice according to their own potential. She works with students of all levels and creates a personal yoga program, modifying and softening the practice accordingly, to help students to find their own strength and inner light.
The Vinyasasystem combines postures (asanas) in a flowing, harmonious sequence. Synchronizing special breathing technique (ujjayi) and movement (vinyasa) create a warming flow in the body, physical and emotional blockages can be solved.The circulation is stimulated, the body gets detoxified, strengthened, flexible and relaxed.