Yoga teachers

Shaini Verdon

Shaini is the founder & organiser at Yogaion retreats.  Her love for yoga started in 2000 after being in the field of dancing,  fitness & martial arts from a very young age and always having big philosophical questions about life. Following different yoga styles, her heart eventually lay with IYENGAR® Yoga.   

 

As a certified IYENGAR® yoga teacher,  FRC® mobility specialist,  ISSA® corrective exercise specialist and also holding Anusara & Hatha Yoga certificates, she now teaches  Iyengar Yoga in a non traditional way.

She is immensely fascinated by how the human body moves & the inner workings of the mind. Because of the latter, she is now also doing a Bachelor in Psychosocial counseling, to connect deeply & combine the inner workings of the body and mind.

 

She also has a deep passion for the feminine side of yoga, working with the female cycles to encourage female health & create a profound connection to our ever-changing bodies. Her connection to the female side of Yoga started when she suffered for a long time from undiagnosed endometriosis of which she was finally able to heal through a combination of allopathic medicine, alternative medicine including diet, cycle awareness & herbal medicine and through her yoga practice which gave her an immersed sensitivity to her own body.

 

Her teaching is based on creating awareness through mindful movement. Exploring functionality, mobility & stability within the body & soul.  Staying playful along the way. Through verbal alignment, precise hands-on adjustments and bringing awareness into the practice she creates a warm, joyful safe & loving space.

Accreditations:

(Currently studying) BSc Psychosocial counseling

Corrective exercise specialist at Issa trainer

FRCms (functional range conditioning specialist)

IYENGAR® Yoga introductory level 2

Anusara® Yoga certified 

Health coach at Integrative nutrition

Hatha Yoga certified at school of Yoga institute

Sportmassage therapist

Inês Forjaz

Inês Forjaz was the first certified IYENGAR® yoga intermediate Senior 1 in Portugal, born in Sintra. She started her practice in 1999 and passed through several yoga schools, but since discovering IYENGAR® in 2007, she hasn’t looked back.
She lived in Nice for a long time while completing her first training with the great Christian Pisano and always sees herself as a yoga student, continuing to travel to study with Christian, Patxi Lizard, Faeq Biria and Patricia Walden, some of the best and most experienced teachers in the world.

She currently teaches in her hometown of Sintra and organises & teaches at retreats. She also assists during the IYENGAR® teacher training exams, facilitating & leading the way for new teachers. 

Her teaching style is warm & precise. Infused with her deep rooted experience in the practice.

Accreditations:

IYENGAR® Yoga intermediate Senior 1

IYENGAR® Yoga intermediate Junior 3

IYENGAR® Yoga intermediate Junior 2

IYENGAR® Yoga intermediate Junior 1

IYENGAR® Yoga introductory level 2

Ana Carina Ricardo

 

Carina started to practice Yoga in Lisbon in 2010 with teacher Nuno Cabral. Since then she has been studying & exploring the practice. In 2013 she became a student of intermediate Senior 1 teacher Billy Konrad in his regular classes and at the Lisbon Iyengar Yoga Study group which prepared her for the certification of the introductory Base II exam. She has also been aiding Billy in the his weekly medical classes and she always deepening her studies also by participating with two other senior teachers: Patxi Lizardi in Madrid and Christian Pisano in Nice.

Carina's warm teaching includes alignment, precision & awareness.

Accreditations:

IYENGAR® Yoga intermediate Junior 1

IYENGAR® Yoga introductory level 2

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"Fantastic"

"We have done this retreat 3-4 times and it's always great, yoga, surfing, food and location. The yoga teaching is excellent and we benefit from her knowledge and learn everytime more and more."

~Silvia, Marc & Nico, Swiss

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