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We live in a fast-paced world where there is hardly any time to keep our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance. My aim and my mission are to bring you back to where you belong: your equilibrium. All we need to work together is your will to feel good and be happy.


It was in Autumn 2011 when I started feeling sick. What started off as simple dizzy spells turned out to be a severe form of anxiety with panic attacks, meaning nausea, severe sweating, vertigo and accelerated heartbeat but above all, the feeling I was dying while no one could help me. As the panic attacks became more and more frequent, I became more desperate on finding a solution: despite blood analyses and check-ups, doctors couldn’t find anything for what I had not identified with anxiety just yet.


It wasn’t until I walked into the practice of a doctor in Ayurveda that it became clear to me what the reasons of my suffering were… Work-related stress, a difficult childhood, negative surroundings in my recent past and toxic habits to forget about my pain had lead to this.


For nearly three years I worked on healing myself with the help of Yoga and Ayurveda. I became determined to study this 5000-year old science to share my knowledge with the world. I left the corporate environment to be of help to all those other people in similar situations. Because healing doesn’t mean taking a pill to ease the symptoms; it means digging deep into the cause of your imbalance, facing it and purify from the roots. This is how we get back to being ourselves, healthy and with the will to live.


2017: Reiki Ryoho Master, Reiki Energía Vital, Alianza Española de Reiki, Barcelona

2016-2017: Clinical practice, Patanjali Yogpeeth Ayurvedic College, Haridwar, India

2014-2017: Master in Ayurvedic Therapy, Escola St Joan de Déu (University of Barcelona)

2014: Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, RYT-200, Yogaroom Barcelona

2013: Reiki Usui and Reiki Karuna Practitioner (No. Federación Española de Reiki: 1111)

2010: Bachelor in Advertising and Public Relations, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona


Dr. Robert Svoboda, vaidya/doctor in Ayurvedic medicine and surgery

Dr. Sudhakar Powar, vaidya, Univ. of Barcelona and Patanjali Yogpeeth

Dr. Ketan Mahajan, vaidya, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar, India

Dr. Abishek Sharma, vaidya, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar, India

Antonella Accinelli, Barcelona Ashtanga Yoga Nilaya

Simon Borg-Olivier, Yoga Synergy

David Swenson, Ashtanga Yoga Productions

David Williams, Ashtanga Yoga teacher

Petri Raïsanen, Ashtanga Yoga Helsinki

Saraswathi Jois, Ashtanga Yoga, KPJAYI

Karen Watson, Shadow Yoga, Islington Yoga

Amelie Strecker, Hatha Vinyasa and Shadow Yoga, Yogaroom Barcelona


Good health starts with good digestion, we are what we eat: anything we put in our body becomes part of our tissues, our organs, our systems. It is not only about what we eat, but also how and when we eat, whether it is in the corresponding season and at the right time of the day for the body to assimilate both the nutrients and separation of toxins to be eliminated. We were designed to move, but in modern life we spend more time sitting in offices than we do standing, so our ailments go from general weakness to stiffness, lack of energy and repeated injuries, being these a reflection of the accumulated stress that manifests physically. Ayurveda and Yoga are scientific systems that are nearly 5000 years old, designed to not only heal on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level, but to also avoid further imbalance and disease: the science that maintains our health. When digestion is not good due to stress, sleep is poor; when sleep is of bad quality, it affects digestion, concentration, productivity and in the end, the simple joy to live.

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Inside you is the knowledge of what is good for you and how to stay healthy, interacting with your environment in harmony. My mission is to awaken that knowledge in you, to bring you consciousness. Together we will work on analyzing your current state of health on all levels, to work out a program that contains the right diet, Yoga and Pranayama and simple habits, which step by step brings you back to being you. Being healthy is not a luxury, it is a basic need, as happiness is our birthright.


Ayurveda, translated as the Science of Life, is a system of medicine that is believed to have been created more than 5000 years ago in India. It is the oldest medical science recognized by the World Health Organization, basing itself not only in curing individuals from their imbalances, but also maintaining them healthy and thus prevent falling ill in the future. Ayurveda looks for the cause of our ailments, removing it by purifying the body and mind, and replacing it with healthy habits that are satmyic, or compatible, with the person and life in general. The basis of Ayurveda called the three pillars are diet, rest and the right use of our energy. It is said that one can sleep well for a lifetime without getting rest. The aim is to live a long life that excels by its quality, in harmony with our environment.

Good health is achieved by staying within the parameters of our natural individual constitution, also called prakruti, our balance between the three doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha. We ensure all our body tissues are of optimum quality, having the correct flow of both nutrients and toxins for their posterior elimination through the channels. It is the objective of Ayurveda to keep us in balance on all levels and to correct disruptions where necessary. Ayurvedic treatments and programs are a transformational process on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. They are designed specifically according to the person’s needs: it is not a passive process, but a project that we work on together as a team. Through Ayurveda I will teach you how to take control over your life and your health.


Any goal needs a plan and a process. Below you will find my work method to ensure all areas are covered to kickstart your wellness coaching program and journey to optimum digestion feeling energized and youthful again.


Conversation on your background, current diet, digestion, physical activity, sleeping patterns, habits and overall lifestyle.


This includes checking your eyes, tongue, skin, nails, hair and abdomen. Your pulse is taken to determine your constitution.


You will receive an overview containing detailed specifications on your Ayurvedic constitution and causes of imbalance.


Overview of recommendations including diet, Yoga, pranayama, Ayurvedic treatments and daily and seasonal routines.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” (African proverb)


First Visit (60-90')

Initial appointment, creation of wellness program including diet, routines and activity.

Follow-up Visit (60')

Review of wellness program including routines, diet and physical activity.

Abhyanga Massage (90')

Full-body massage typically done with warm sesame or coconut oil. Highly purifying and nourishing.

Shiro Abhyanga (45')

Full head and facial massage with herbal oils. Increases circulation, hair growth and gives glowing skin.

Pada Abhyanga (45')

Foot massage involving essential marma points. Highly stimulative for digestive tract.


Full-body massage and herbal sauna to relax body channels and promote purification.


Massage with hot sesame or coconut oil of back area. Purifies and reduces tension.


Hot oil massage of the complete back part of the body. Purifies and nourishes body tissues.

Shirodhara (60')

Pouring of a stream of warm oil on the forehead. Calms Vata and senses from excess stimulation.

Pinda Swedana (60')

Local application of pillows with steamed herbs to relief pain and promote toxin release.

Lepa (45')

Local application of herbal paste. Ideal for injuries and areas with increased tension.

Basti (45')

Local application of hot oil contained in well of flour paste. Ideal for areas with accumulated tension.

Nasya (45')

Facial steaming, massage and oil application in nostrils. Soothing for sinus and nasal passages.

Karna Purana (45')

Ear massage and application of warm oil drops. Nourishes auditory channels.

Udwartana (60')

Dry massage with flour and herbs. Ideal to treat in cases of obesity and excess body fat.


Ayurveda online consultations through Skype

Whether you travel frequently, live in another country or simply find it difficult to attend a face-to-face consultation due to a lack of time, it can be much more comfortable to arrange an online consultation from your own home. I offer the option to work with me via appointments on Skype. All wellness programs contain the exact same information as the ones I create during face-to-face visits.


Feel free to send me an email to know more about my online programs and book your appointment on Skype at the time that suits you best.


As Yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda plays a crucial role in the lives of Yoga practitioners and teachers. If you are a studio owner or you lead a Yoga Teacher Training program, why not include a course on Ayurveda in order to offer your students a more complete training?

Benefits of including Ayurveda in Yoga Teacher Trainings:


Deepening of knowledge on Yoga philosophy and history.


Better understanding on nutrition, the combination of foods, its properties and effects both long-term and short-term.


Learning to distinguish between different Ayurvedic constitutions (prakruti, according to levels of Vata, Pitta and Kapha) of students attending Yoga classes, which will increase the quality of your new teachers’ teachings, turning them into more personalized sessions.


Simple routines that promote the well-being and balance of Yoga teachers. 


The correct adaptations of habits and lifestyle according to the season, climate and living area in order to maintain balance and high levels of vitality.


“Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.” (Sri K. Pattabhi Jois)


Yoga means union and its aim is to cease the fluctuations of the mind. Next to its sister science Ayurveda, Yoga is a powerful tool of transformation on all levels. It detoxifies, reconstructs and softens the body tissues, calming and clearing the mind.

Hatha Vinyasa Yoga

Hatha Vinyasa Yoga

The style we practice at Ginger & Yoga is dynamic and with flow. We coordinate our movement with the breath: each class is a sequence that focuses on all body areas but puts emphasis to those parts where tension tends to accumulate, guiding you in your personal practice according to your needs. Closure is with chanting and individual adjustments during your rest pose, savasana.
Benefits of Yoga

Benefits of Yoga

Yoga enhances our quality of life, expanding our diaphragm, purifying our nervous system and normalising our breath. It corrects our daily posture, the way we literally perceive life and it helps us respond to situation with a focused and clear mind. Regular practice increases our strength and immunity and promotes longevity. Feel free to contact me for more information about private Yoga classes.


Reiki is an alternative healing therapy that works with energy. It was created in Japan around 1922. We all have blockages due to past trauma or present stress, closing or contaminating one or more of our chakras, also called wheels of energy. Through Reiki we channel the ki (Japanese), prana (Sanskrit) or chi (Chinese), which is Universal energy through our hands to let it flow through your system in order to balance your chakras. Reiki will leave you feeling soothed, relaxed and in many occasions also sleepy.


Sessions are done on a massage bed while fully dressed. The hands of the therapist are placed on different parts of the body, analyzing possible obstacles and closed chakras and letting Reiki dissolve them so the energy can flow freely. A typical Reiki session lasts for 1 hour and is done with the use of crystals like tourmaline or white and rose quartz which are placed on the body to boost the energetic cleanse. Get in touch with me to get more information on what Reiki can do for you and book your session.


Reiki Individual Session (60')

Harmonisation of the energetic bodies, cleanse and balancing of chakras or energy centers.

Reiki Pack 3 Sessions (60')

Three sessions based on initial harmonising and follow-up with energetic cleansing and purification.

Reiki Pack 5 Sessions (60')

Five sessions including initial balancing and follow-up with energetic cleansing and purification.

“There is no such thing as work-life balance, it is all life. The balance has to be within you.” (Sadhguru)


In today’s society there is a lot of pressure on us to perform, working with tight deadlines and at a fast pace. This doesn’t mean that when stress gets the best of us, we should just give up and give in. Balance means we have the inner strength to deal with everyday situations. Therefore, we design personalized urban retreats, workshops and in-house trainings to teach employees how to take care of themselves within the corporate environment through mindfulness, Yoga, Ayurveda and meditation. Events are always tailor-made. Taking care of the individuals that push the organization forward is a long-term investment and will not only bring down the level of absence, but it will keep your teams energized and motivated.


I offer events that will bring harmony among the employees of your organization. Because in the end it is not only about taking care of ourselves, it is about taking care of each other and to see the company as a whole instead of a number of separate individuals. That is how great ideas come to life.




Have you decided you want to know more about how you can benefit by working with me through personalized health programs, Ayurvedic treatments, Yoga and Reiki? Great, get in touch with me through the form to walk through your needs. On the other hand, if you represent a company interested in knowing more on how to boost the well-being of her employees, let’s talk. I would love to hear your ideas and needs, from programs to Yoga classes or workshops to introduce the healthy habits in the organization. Throughout my years of experience in the corporate environment it is proven Yoga and Ayurveda offer great benefits to those who work in offices: good postures, high energy levels and strong emotional and mental health are fundamental when it comes to ensuring productivity.

You can contact me directly for wellness programs, Ayurvedic treatments and Reiki sessions in Amsterdam by sending an e-mail to

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