Yoga With Cura
I’m glad you have stopped by!
My name is Cura. I’m a mama, body therapist, and yoga teacher originally from Brazil living in Båstad, Sweden.
I chose yoga, Ayurveda, meditation, and body therapies as tools for growth and my way to be at service in the world.
My goal is to awaken your deep interest in knowing your true nature and living a life with more awareness and presence.
The translation of the word YOGA from Sanskrit means ''unity'' or ''oneness'' of all that we are, body, mind, spirit.
Yoga is a practice developed in ancient India over 3000 years ago. It made its way into the west through the physical aspects of it - the yoga poses or asanas. But truly, yoga is a holistic practice of unfolding all human potential- physical, mental, spiritual.
It is very important for me as a yoga teacher in modern days, to share the knowledge of this practice authentically honoring all of it in the best way possible.
Read more about some of the core principles of yoga to begin to dive deeper!
Yoga is a mirror to look at ourselves from within.
Seasons have a profound effect on us all, and as the environment evolves from one season to another, so our bodies follow the same rhythm.
After a long period of darkness and cold, hibernation, and rest during wintertime, the sun comes back and all nature begins to express all its beauty again. The energy is expanding.
The light and warmth have returned. Spring is the time for blossom, renew, cleanse and detox. It is the beginning of a new cycle. Yang energy is rising.
Text from Swara Yoga School
The Sister Science of Yoga
Ayurveda is a medical science from India deeply focused on healing and maintaining the quality and longevity of life.
Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences that developed together and repeatedly influenced each other throughout history.
They are integral parts of the great system of Vedic knowledge which states that all the universe is One Self and that the key to cosmic knowledge lies within our own minds and hearts.
As Vedic disciplines, Yoga and Ayurveda work together to enhance their great benefits on all levels.
After many years of traveling abroad in India, Latin America, and Europe practicing with different teachers and styles of yoga, I like to incorporate a variety of traditional practices in movement, breath, chanting, and meditation.
I also design classes that follow the rhythms of nature and the seasons to help each student understand their connection with their environment.
My first massage course was in 2000 together with Reiki (energy healing technic from Japan).
I was only practicing with family members and friends in the beginning and I started working professionally in 2005. I have completed additional courses including Shiatsu, Rhythmic massage, and Reiki 2 and 3.
In 2009 I did my first training in Ayurvedic Yoga Massage in Brazil and in 2010 Deep Tissue Massage in London.
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage is the main technic I use today.