Flamenco Yoga Workshop
- Breakfast at private retreat spot
- BIOGRAPHY OF FLAMENCOYOGA INSTRUCTOR:
Olga Jimeno trained as a yoga teacher at the Sadhana School and has been working for almost two decades on this unique fusion between flamenco and yoga, teaching “FlamencoYoga” courses at a national and international level. Olga has loved flamenco since she was a child, but it was when she was living in Mexico at the age of 24 when she first felt the therapeutic effect of flamenco. She started doing yoga and teaching Sevillanas and rumbas at a school in Oaxaca (Mexico) a place she describes has having “the same light in the sky” as her hometown, Seville (Spain). When she returned to Seville, she began to dance for several years at the Alicia Márquez academy, while continuing to take yoga classes with Juan Carlos Márquez. She sparked an interested in energy healing work, and began training in her first Reiki courses. Olga began to fuse flamenco and yoga almost without realizing it and this fusion arises from her own physical and emotional needs.
“There was an especially important day in my life: It was a difficult time in which my heart was blocked and I could not cry. That day, after dancing to the beat of a soleá my body, as intuition, was placed in the position of yoga which we call “folded leaf” (“hoja plegada”) From there a healing cry was born and the sensation of having discovered a ‘magic formula’ that would allow me to always express my emotions.”
Olga has taken FlamencoYoga to different places, including Barcelona, San Sebastian, Seville, Gran Canaria, Portugal and Italy and she is thrilled to bring it to the Retreat Journeys group in Andalusia. Olga speaks English, and holds a B2 (high intermediate) First Cambridge (FCE) language certificate.