Our history starts back in San Francisco in the mid 1990´s when Lucia was on a quest to liberate herself of physical pain and the constant ups and downs of life. For many years she tried one yoga style after another until she found Mary Jarvis´s Global Yoga. Lucia suffered chronic Asthma and knee problems and after 6 months of practice she avoided knee surgery and no longer uses her inhaler. Mary Jarvis compassionate and fierce yoga style has stayed with Lucia. So much love and respect go out to Mary for having the courage and the insight to go where no yogi had dared to go before. She has been Lucia´s hatha yoga teacher for over 2 decades.
In the late 90’s Lucia moved to Europe working for a telecommunications company. She accredits her mental and physical sanity and the ability to succeed in a high-pressure job to the yoga. She left the corporate world to dedicate herself to teaching yoga. In 2002, urged by her barrio she started teaching Bikram Yoga in her apartment and Bikram Yoga Madrid was born.
Her passion to share the amazing affects the yoga has with others grew into Bikram Yoga Madrid 2003, Bikram Yoga Barcelona 2006, Bikram Yoga Castellana 2010 and Bikram Yoga Sarria 2013. After years of mentoring and training teachers, running yoga schools and championships, child birth and menopause….Lucia has decided to focus her energy on this school and its community. We hope you will join us.
The road to this discovery can be full of “lions and tigers and bears, oh my”, and it could take a lifetime or few, but I hope that I can give a little help along the way. What I have found is that in the beginning one tends to concentrate on the physical body (Hatha Yoga); getting into shape or find relieve from physical pain. However, over time a subtle change takes place and one realizes that Hatha Yoga is just one of the many rich tools that yoga has to offer from which we can use to free ourselves from the trappings of the mind and eventually find a place of joyful equanimity. My desire is to see people grow, self-realize and hopefully find some peace. Of course, if you just want to get into shape and sweat off the day why not do it with some compassion and a sense of humor.
Some tips for your adventure
Don’t take yourself too seriously. Instead of trying to “do” a posture, just live it. Yoga is simple; you just practice it. The paradox and thus the beauty of Bikram’s fixed series is that classes are never the same. You don’t need to do advanced postures to go further, just be open and present with whatever comes up. When you get bored or catch yourself making excuses or judging, remember that it’s your ego trying to hold on to habits that are hard to break; just let it go. The brilliance of yoga is that it is for everyone.
Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher, Los Angeles (2002).
Senior Bikram Yoga teacher for Bikram Yoga teacher trainings from 2011 to 2016.
International Judge for the IYSF International Yoga Championships 2011-2016.
Sports Director of the Spanish Yoga Championships 2011-2016.
Sadhana Yoga Teacher Training, Madrid 2003-2004,
Anusara Yoga Teacher Training, Madrid 2005-2006,
MBSR Foundations Instructor (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Oasis Institute UMASS, 2017.
Instructor of the Compassion Cultivation Training programe, the Compassion Institute, Stanford University (USA) 2021.
Welcome! We are a diverse group of individuals from all over the world that have been touched, moved, saved and/or impassioned by Yoga. We love what we do and want to share it with you. We have over 25 years of experience working with the body and mind. We hope to meet you soon.
Our beautiful studio in Barcelona
Please click on our video below for a quick tour of our sanctuary deep in the heart of the city….
If you have any questions about any class or would like to ask our teachers anything please get in touch.