Camilla has had a life time love affair with the healing arts, meditation and yoga. She lunged deeper into her spiritual journey after being inspired by the seminal writing, BE HERE NOW, by Ram Dass in 1971. Camilla believes that the practice of yoga takes you into the present moment. And really, that’s where life exists. That through our yoga practice, we cultivate deep inner listening, tuning into the wisdom of the body. We become attuned to the underlying patterns. We learn to inhabit our bodies in new ways – finding openings, spaciousness and insight. We learn to observe the mind and take the place of the witness. The practice ignites creativity and connection. It’s a ‘coming home’ of sorts.
Her passion and enthusiasm for the practice is contagious and her style is lighthearted. While abundant alignment cues are offered, Camilla encourages her students to follow their internal compass and move toward freedom within their practice. She loves being the guide and delights in witnessing the transformation that takes place within her students, knowing that the practice is the real teacher.
It was in 2006 that Camilla listened to her inner voice that was guiding her to become a teacher of the yogic system. Adding to her 1000 hour Holistic Health Practitioners certification, her heart’s desire was to create a safe space for those who wanted to come together and explore the path. Ashtanga yoga had been her personal practice for many years but she felt called to study and receive her first 200 RYT in Anahata Yoga. She continued her studies in Anusara Yoga with Geri Portnoy, Restorative Yoga with Roger Cole, Therapeutic Yoga with Diane Roberts, and advanced studies with Tracy & Ganga White, to give thanks to just a few of her teachers. Being a “workshop junkie” limits naming all the teachers that have informed and inspired her on her journey. As a 200 E-RYT, Camilla has made contributions to local yoga teacher training programs and has been the principle yoga instructor at the VA Hospital in La Jolla since 2010, as well as conducting classes at treatment centers for eating disorders and substance abuse.