Jimena Galvez

Jimena Galvez at MamaSpace YogaJimena’s Prenatal Yoga Classes are Coming Soon!

My practice began twenty years ago when yoga emerged as a way in which I could support myself in the intensity of care giving for my mum who had been diagnosed with cancer. I learned that Yoga was a great resource to cope with stress, and fell in love with the way I felt. My yoga practice has bloomed into a deep well of self-inquiry. It’s a refuge to navigate life’s chaos, a nest allowing vulnerability during transitions and an alter to set intention. Yoga tenderly and powerfully allows me to return to my humble, vibrant, content self.

What I love about teaching is the chance to hold space for people to come and simply be in their body and connect with their own innate wisdom. When we roll out the mat and tap into our own grace we refine our skillfulness at listening inward, cultivating compassion and patience. This practice has profoundly empowered me, sharpening my ability to pause and to make mindful choices that nourish evolving needs and permeate daily life.

Teaching is an auspicious opportunity to learn. My gratitude for all my formal teachers as well as all who show up on their mats beside me, grows with each passing season. Offering what I’ve digested as a student to my community is an honor I find deeply satisfying. These offerings span from the 8 limbs of Yoga, anatomy and self-care as an LMT of 16 years, healing from injuries, pregnancy and, of course, grief.

I cherish humor and exploring poses with playfulness. I’ve found both restorative and alignment focused practice shift my perspective from witnessing my tendencies, to being challenged to find my fringes, and fully relaxing. My hope is that each practice offers an infusion of ease, effort, rest and reflection so we depart feeling integrated and refreshed.