Eva

Alberiche

About me

My journey with Yoga started in 2008, attending Asana focused classes to unwind and experience something new, in my hometown, Barcelona. Now that I think about it, I was probably looking for some answers back then without knowing it yet.
Although I soon noticed the physical benefits in my body, I realized that this was also re-shaping me in a more subtle, intangible way. It was a transitional time for me for various reasons and I felt settled and found refuge in the practice. Even though I know now that the ancient Yoga teachings go much deeper than Asana, that was the door I had to enter to connect with myself and start to see from close my lights and shadows.

Yoga

My Yoga teachings follow those of Krishnamacharya and his son Desikachar, based on the principles of Viniyoga. This approach is uniquely suited to adapt to the needs of any individual or group context, from the healthiest and most athletic student, to a gentle therapeutic practice for students with health issues, those who live with trauma or chronic conditions.
Viniyoga methodology provides an experiential application of the Yoga Sutras through Asana, Pranayama and Dhyana, unfolding in a multi-layered, developmental practice that prioritises the breath as a primary tool to influence our emotional, mental, energetic and physical states.

“Some disturbances will respond to Āsana. Some of the more resistant, to Prāṇāyāma.” – T Krishnamacharya

Since I started teaching in 2012 my relationship with Yoga has evolved in different ways, being influenced by certain teachers I find inspiring, but I keep trusting and coming back to the roots that Krishnamacharya lineage has given me and I am forever grateful to my teachers Lynne Scott, Dave Charlton and Ranju Roy for brightening my path. I hope I can brighten someone else’s in return.

Honesty, respect, compassion and unconditional positive regard are humanist and yogic values that I try to reflect in my classes, also in the way I live my life and my relationships.

I teach independently, mostly private classes across Edinburgh and I am also honoured to be part of “Edinburgh Community Yoga” Outreach team, working on helping to make Yoga accessible to everyone, no matter their economic status or their physical/mental health state.

Get in touch if you would like to book a session with me or just to know more.

Thai Yoga Massage

Traditional Thai Yoga Massage practiced for over 2500 years, is based on the Ayurvedic principles of balancing one’s energy by working on the “Sen”, energy lines that run throughout the body. When the Sen become blocked, the energy stagnates and the body loses its balance, allowing disease.

In Thai massage, stretching, Sen work, and acupressure are used to open energy channels, allowing the body to rebalance itself and heal. Applying pressure to points along energy lines, combined with gentle rocking, compression, and elongation of the muscles with yoga type stretches, helps to relax the muscles and open the joints enabling energy to flow.

I might use some thai massage techniques when doing bodywork on 1-1 sessions, but I don’t take bookings for this specific therapy.

Sound healing

In ancient times, the sound was used as a powerful tool for healing, meditation, and self-transformation. Luckily for us, the knowledge and skills of this art have been taught over many generations and are available in the present day.
I learned the art of the Singing Bowls in Nepal, from Shree Krishna Shahi, 3rd generation master/healer and the foremost pioneer of Singing bowl healing.

The Tibetan Singing bowls (also known as ‘Himalayan bowls’ ) are a kind of standing bell. The sides and rim of the singing bowls vibrate to produce a specific sound.
It can be used for numerous benefits. Just to name a few, rejuvenates mind, body and promote physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing since the vibrations help in clearing up mental and emotional blockages. (Chakra balancing) Also used as a tool for clearing up stagnated energy and cleansing of space.

I might use sound on 1-1 sessions, depending on the needs of the person, but I don’t take bookings for this specific therapy.

Bookings

Eva manages to combine an excellent personal manner, which puts everybody that ease, with an ability to push the participants of the class as far as their abilities will allow.
I have MS which leaves me with significant disabilities. I have been seeing Eva for more than three years now. I have had a number of the other previous yoga instructors. Where Eva excels is in her ability to tailor the exercises to individual’s differing abilities thus ensuring that everybody gets the maximum benefit from the session.
Eva is extremely knowledgeable in yoga and demonstrates real passion for its teachings and benefits. Her sessions are always well planned. I would heartily recommend anyone with an interest in yoga having a session with Eva.

Paul Barlett

I have been attending Eva’s yoga classes for the past couple of years.
I complete her classes re-charged, with a stronger knowledge of what ‘Yoga’ entails and a better understanding of the relationship I have with it, certainly from a personal perspective.
Eva is an honest yogi with depth, character, and compassion and her study portrays that, regularly taking you to a union and focus that I had never really experienced before. She has a soft nature, with an easy relaxed manner, however, she is a strong teacher with a clear direction.

Steven Braxton

Eva is an exceptional yoga teacher. Her classes are always delivered to a very high professional standard, carefully planned and expertly executed. All ages and abilities are catered for within the group and everyone feels included. Each week has sufficient variation built into the content to ensure that complacency does not set in. Standards are high and everyone is encouraged to go beyond the level to which they think they may be capable. Eva builds a secure and trustworthy environment in which all students can reach their potential.
Eva’s yoga class is the highlight of my week and carries me through each day until the next session.

Susan Robertson

Eva shares her yoga wisdom as she slowly awakens the body by leading the class through a series of carefully sequenced postures, the practice both subtle and vigorous, allowing mind body and spirit to come into true alignment.
she encourages us to practice self awareness by exploring our bodies, at our own pace and without criticism of judegment’
I arrive feeling rusty, stuck and exhausted – i leave feeling shiny glowing and free!

Julie Miller

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