“Alma Yoga”


I am a Yoga teacher, a Reiki Master, a Spiritual Director. I am “Alma Yoga”.

For most of my life, I have been in the dark, not knowing at all who I was. I have followed a traditional path, studied, done a master degree, got married and had kids. Pretty standard, right? Just followed the routine, not really looking inward to discover my needs, my wants, my desires. I had to be “normal”, this is what I was taught all my life, just be like everybody else…Nobody encouraged me to look at the sky and dream my dream, nobody invited me explore what was really important for me. As a pleaser, I tried very hard to comply to that, but there comes a point where the risk of transformation is more bearable than keeping the status quo.

During the course of a week in December 2014, I found three coins (in the picture). Three coins that have the same value (1c) but completely different. One of them is shiny and seems almost new. Another one is torn in a very weird way, and another one is covered in salt and small rocks (I found it on the beach). Of course, my mind immediately whispered…synchronicity, it’s not a coincidence, there is a meaning right there from the Universe. And a meaning that comes in three.

Three is a very spiritual number. It appears innumerable times throughout religions and myths…467 times in the Bible; Satvic, Jajasic, and Tamasic energies from the Vedas. Mind, body, and soul. Beginning, middle, and end. Birth, life, and death. Past, present, and future. Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. The Trinity. Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. I could go on and on and on…

For me, they had a meaning, and I waited patiently to discover it…I knew it would come to me in its own time. Until one day in April, as I am finishing up my Spiritual Direction training, and as I am preparing to teach Reiki, the light inside me became brighter, and I whispered:”Three….of course…three” I am all three! A Yoga teacher, a Reiki Master, and a Spiritual Director. I cannot be one without the other, and each one of them is part of my work: words, movement, energy, all related for the higher purpose of healing and union with the divine, with God, with the Universe.
Three stories, three paths, one meaning, one value. I am all three. I am “Alma Yoga”.


“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” Maya Angelou



4 thoughts on ““Alma Yoga”

  1. Alma, thank you for sharing your insights and thoughts. Very nice. I am thrilled that you have completed your spiritual director training. I believe we were planning to do lunch some day. Is it someday yet? Namaste, Liz


  2. Very nice work, a beautiful post with such clarity. Thank you for sharing this story and your gifts of immeasurable value with me. It is truly my privilege.

  3. Absolutely! there is no much I can add to your enlightenment, other than I have found the very same revelations along my way… in different ways, by different means, certainly, but along the same path (if this makes sense)
    What I find curious too is your name:
    MARIA = woman/mother/teacher


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