Shaini's love for yoga started in the year 2000: following different yoga styles her heart eventually lay with Iyengar Yoga in which she certified herself for the introductory level in 2017. Her love for surfing started 12 years ago, and she stills has a strong connection with the ocean ever since.
Since a young age she travelled the world with her family and after finding Yoga & Surf, this became her new travel addiction. In 2008 she moved to the Southwest coast of the Algarve to follow her dream of practicing & teaching Yoga, Surf, connecting deeply to nature and a more simple way of living.
She is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher, following her teacher training with senior Iyengar teacher Billy Konrad. She is forever a student following many classes, workshops & retreats with renowned Iyengar teachers Patxi Lizardi, Christian Pisano, Rachel Lovegrove, Sol Viegas & others.
Iyengar yoga is characterised by an intense focus on the subtleties of each posture as well as on an exploration of the yogic goal of integrating the different aspects of our existence (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual) that guruji BKS Iyengar has passed on through 70 years of practiced. With this she develops her teachings and ongoing self-practice, creating a Yoga based on a spiritual & aligned foundation.
Her teaching is based on creating strength, flexibility & spaciousness within the body & soul through proper alignment, verbal and precise hands-on adjustments and bringing awareness into the practice. This creates a warm, safe & loving space. So it can become a practice of awareness and connection for each of her students.