Ximena Araya Fischel
Thanks to my father, I discovered yoga at the age of nine. Yoga, meditation, and, eventually, Tango dance became activities we enjoyed learning and sharing together. Yet, my conscious and deep commitment to the practice did not take place until the age of 18, when the immense benefits of yoga unveiled themselves for me, influencing not only my professional dance training, but also my mind, actions, soul, and relationships.
Yoga has shaped every aspect of my universe as I journey through life. As a lightning bug lights the way, my yoga practice continually guides my path to self-growth and healing. It also guides my connection to others, to Mother Nature, to the Creator, and to my own heart.
As an instructor, my inspiration comes from sharing with others all the beautiful gifts yoga has brought to my life—and sharing those gifts in a way that is natural and accessible to everyone. Humility and devotion toward the practice are constant reminders that nurture my teaching discipline. I have been actively practicing yoga for more than ten years.
I completed my 300-YTT in Vinyasa Yoga in April 2016 at Mysore, India; and my 200-YTT in Ashtanga Yoga at 3B Yoga New Mexico in June 2014. Additionally, I have trained in Prenatal Yoga at High Desert Yoga New Mexico; Advanced Yoga Training in Asanas and Sutras at 3B, New Mexico (40 hours); Basic Acroyoga Immersion at Yoga Mandir, Costa Rica (40 hours).
I currently teach the Short Primary series, Gentle, and Spanish Yoga. Namaste!