Hi, I’m Elsy Etim.
I am an Italian and Swiss national, born in Africa and I have been living and working in Zürich since 2004. My passion for sports and movement began in my childhood; in fact, I was an athlete and runner from early on. After my competitive career was over and some knee injuries later, a pregnancy and constant back pain due to my long hours in the office, I tried out other sports and many training and fitness combinations as well as running in nature. Nothing was really giving me what I needed. Eventually, I came to the conclusion that I had to find a discipline that could accompany me in life and keep my body fit, mobile and healthy until I turn 100 years old. That is my life plan. At one point Yoga found me.
MY YOGA JOURNEY
Different classes, different teachers, different styles but only one inspired me.
When the student is ready the teacher will appear, and so it went.
For me, Dynamic yoga was the perfect combination of what I needed. I began to feel more flexible and every class was a huge progress. I realized that I had not been breathing properly for a long time. I developed more strength in my body, and discovered how to work with my breath and use it in my physical practice.
I was fine with the fact of not yet being able to touch my toes or bring my head to touch my knees in a forward bend. Every time I felt safe enough to work on certain yoga postures I enjoyed the transformation that was taking place in my state of mind and in my body.