By: Bella Papadopoulou.
People come to Itacaré from all over the world, each for various reasons. Yet what each person has in common is the desire to enjoy everything this beautiful coastal Bahian town has to offer.
In the hectic world we live in today, it’s hard to stay focused on what is going on around you. Instead we either reminisce about the past or fixate on plans for the future. When vacation time finally arrives, staying in the present becomes even trickier.
“Yoga helps you stay in the present moment, which is the only place where life actually exists”
Renata Segrada Cavalhero, also known as Lua, has been giving yoga classes in Itacaré for over eight years. Her weekly classes at Pousada Ilha Verde´s garden are a big success in town and all are invited to join.
“In the class we practice Hatha Yoga mixed with bits and pieces inspired by Michelin Berry. I don´t like repetition so I try to make each class different.” Lua adds.
It is said that a peaceful and natural environment ensures a calm mind. In this case, Itacaré with its rich wilderness, creates an ideal scenery for the practice of Yoga.
“What makes Itacaré a special place for yoga is its amazing nature as well as the warm and comfortable climate. Also, since Itacaré is a famous surf spot, yoga is a good complement for surfing” Lua says.
The classes take place on a circular wooden patio that is surrounded by a big garden with flowers and fruits. Additionally, the lit candles and the smell of incense creates a very “yogic” vibe.In Sanskrit the word Yoga means “union” referring to the bond between the mind and the body that needs to be in balance.
”Through the practice of Yoga we reach a higher level of both well-being and awareness. It’s a good moment for us to observe ourselves and accept all sides of our personality” Lua says.
It doesn´t matter if one is a new bee or a master, Lua’s practice is open for everyone who wants to experience Yoga in a beautiful and peaceful environment.
Classes are held at Pousada Ilha Verde on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8.30 and 18.00. To participate in a class, simply arrive at the scheduled time. And for private classes, feel free to contact Lua directly at +55 73 9133-9702.