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Oksana Lazda

I firmly believe that our physical and mental well-being are closely connected. When we feel great in our bodies and our minds are at ease, we naturally become the best versions of ourselves in all aspects of life.

I'm absolutely passionate about helping you achieve true harmony between your physical and energetic selves. 

As a dedicated practitioner, I believe in the power of personalized attention, ensuring that you receive the care and support necessary to achieve your wellness goals.

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MASSAGE & BODYWORK

For over 7 years, I've immersed myself in the world of massage, bodywork, movement, and the mind-body connection, crafting a journey of wellness and transformation.

It all began with my first Deep Tissue massage course in the mesmerizing landscapes of New Zealand back in 2016. Since then, I've cultivated invaluable experience working at top-rated SPAs and retreat centers in both New Zealand and Spain.

Over the years, I delved deeper into the art of bodywork, studying and mastering various modalities such as Thai Massage, Shiatsu bodywork therapy and Myofascial Meridians (lines).

 

Currently, I'm on a path of continuous growth, pursuing psycho somatic osteopathy studies in Barcelona.

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YOGA & MOVEMENT

I came across yoga back in 2014 during my time in fast-paced Mumbai, India, where I was working a corporate job. Mumbai was intense, and the work culture was quite different from what I was used to in Europe. Feeling exhausted and dissatisfied, I decided to give Iyengar yoga a shot, even though I was skeptical about the whole "yoga thing".

To my surprise, those regular yoga sessions brought me an incredible sense of peace and inner order. I felt more accepting, loving and curious about life. I continued attending classes and eventually made the bold choice to undergo my first yoga teacher training.

The path eventually led me to explore Buddhist Monasteries in the Himalayas and Thailand, immerse myself in Vipassana meditation, and spend time in meditation ashrams. 

Since 2018, I have dedicated myself as a full-time yoga teacher and massage therapist, spreading the wisdom and peace of yoga in both New Zealand and Barcelona, Spain.

My teaching style continuously evolves, drawing inspiration from traditional yoga and integrating various movement and somatic disciplines.

Having a background in competitive swimming and a lifelong passion for sports, I found myself naturally drawn to the vigorous practice of Ashtanga yoga. Every day, as I immersed myself in this practice, I experienced profound emotional release and tears on the mat. It was during these moments that I truly understood the transformative and healing power of yoga.

Living with anxiety and often experiencing anger motivated me to delve deeper into somatics and trauma studies, seeking to understand how emotional dis-ease manifests in our bodies as tension. This exploration proved transformative, enabling me to reconnect with my heart, embrace self-love, and navigate life's twists and turns with greater grace and ease.

Yoga and bodywork therapies became an invaluable tools in embracing my emotions and exploring the full spectrum of human experience. As a therapist my mission is to meet each person where they are in their journey, providing a compassionate and nurturing space to embrace the emotions that yoga and manual therapy may uncover.

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"Welcome everything, push away nothing
 
Openness - a willingness to look into whatever arises. It doesn't reject or get attached to a particular experience or view. It is a spacious, undefined, non-biases allowing. A total acceptance. Openness is the nature of awareness itself, and that nature allows experience to unfold.

This openness welcomes paradox and contradiction. It permits whatever energies to emerge. Openness means keeping our hearts and minds available to new information, experiences and opportunities for growth. It means having tolerance for unknown."

- from "The Five Invitations" by Frank Ostaseski

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