Yoga changed everything for me (Sheena). My body, my mind, but most importantly the choices I started to make on how I wanted to negotiate through this life. It moved fear and anger out of my life and replaced it with vast amounts of kindness and love. In return, life has given me so much back. Yoga is magic, without the witches.
I have practiced yoga for 15 years. In that time I have continued to grow and learn, so that not only I can be a better yogi, but so I can share yoga with others. I have trained in Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyenger, Yin and Sound healing. I am addicted to breathing and love to use active meditation in my classes that leave me and my fellow yogis, vibrating with energy.
I have lived in Cape Verde for 13 years, am Indian (so don’t be alarmed when in the excitement of teaching yoga, the indian accent pops out) but was raised in Zambia, hence the large number of animals that participate in our yoga classes. Lift the hippo over your head, stretch the giraffe in your core, breath like a bull frog etc.
As a kite and windsurfer, I am also very aware of the power of yoga to heal your body but also strengthen it. I have truly learnt that yoga is not a form of exercise but a tool box of magic that will change your life forever if you let it.
Marta Matos has been studying and practicing along side with internationally known yoga teachers such as Denise Payne, Les Leventhal, Cynthia Joanne, Mahesh and Vari Morales. She has been studying, practicing and teaching yoga for more than 8 years and got her Hatha and Ashtanga yoga teacher certification, in 2012, in Rishikesh, India by the Indian Yoga and Meditation Association and her 200 hs Baptiste Yoga, Power Yoga certification in April 2018 throughout Africa Yoga Project in Kenya.
Marta harnesses her knowledge and skills to address each student’s individual needs in the context of a class or group training. Her deep passion for yoga infuses every aspect of her life. Her teachings are full of compassion and an authentic desire to help students connect to their own limitless potential.
Her classes aim to achieve a balanced and thorough practice, on and off the mat, incorporating techniques that address equally the physical body and mental and emotional facets the being leading students through a journey into connecting with their own power.