Soraya Daguilard, E-RYT 500, RALC, AP

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At age 12, Soraya was able to realize that feeling good and being at peace with herself was not just an accident, but a state of mind, and a journey of self. She read about Yoga, and began to practice.

 

In the mid to late 1990's, Yoga provided something precious to Soraya, who was an accomplished dancer --- balance; this balance was both physical and spiritual. Due to a condition that affected her hearing and due to multiple ear surgeries, Soraya had lost her balance and coordination. She turned to her practice of Yoga for help. Through her practice, she was able quickly to regain her balance. The strength and power of Yoga had fascinated her in the past, but this experience pushed her to pursue studies leading to a profound personal practice, dedicated devotion to Yoga, and to become an inspiring teacher to others.

After completing her college education in Fine Arts at NYIT and a seventeen-year career in Interior Design, Soraya started Qi Qong with Santiago Dobles.

 

She continued her journey studying with many Yoga masters, completing her advance studies and earned her certification in Sampoorna Yoga with Sri Yogi Hari.

In 2005, she began her studies with Yogarupa Rod Stryker, founder of Para Yoga.These studies were of Himalayan-Tantric lineage. She became a senior Teacher, and completed the Para Yoga Mastery Program in 2009. With Judith Hanson Lasater, she studied Restorative Yoga and with Guru Amrit Desai and Kamini Desai she studied the Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra.

 

Soraya has always said, "I will always remain a student of Yoga" and this belief drives her constant study and dedication to learning and practice. She meets with her teacher regularly, has attended seminars with various other teachers, among them: David Keil, Doug Swanson, Kamini Desai Phd, Dr. Pandit Rajmani Tigunait spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. With Paul Check, she studied Holistic Nutrition and Lifestyle. In addition to wanting to learn as much as she can, she continually educates herself in order to provide the utmost possible care, knowledge, and safety to her students in guiding them toward optimum health, happiness, and a peaceful mind through Yoga and Meditation.

With Dr. Vijay Jain and Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla, she studied Ayurveda and obtained her Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant and Ayurvedic Practitioner certifications from the Amrit Yoga Institute, her associate degree from the International University of Yoga and Ayurveda (IUYA) in the United States and Kerala, India.

 

Soraya Ballroom

Soraya studied ballroom dancing with her aunt and uncle who were world champions of Ballroom dancing in 1974. Her love of dance and movement has led her to become a Certified Mat and Reformer Pilates instructor.

 

In 2004, Soraya founded SO YOGA Health and Wellness in Miami, Florida, where she teaches and consults on Yoga and Ayurveda. She believes in the constant ability to improve One’s Self in all aspects of life.  Through Yoga and Ayurveda she has helped transform the lives of many from prevention to rehabilitation at the physical and emotional levels. Soraya has been invited to speak at conferences locally and internationally, on radio and television to shed light on these transformational practices.

 

She is patient and kind, and tells her students, "Everyone can do Yoga", stressing the importance of patience and practice. Her Yoga studio offers classes in Yoga and Pilates, and she holds many seminars, classes, retreats and teacher trainings to help her students become more balanced, peaceful yogis.

 

Her strong interest in the mind, body, and soul has led her to the following affiliations and certifications:

 

 

  • Certified and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500).
  • Para Yoga PYMT graduate (Para Yoga mastery teacher training program.)
  • Registered Certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant(RALC)
  • Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner(CAP)
  • Graduate of the International University of Yoga and Ayurveda (IUYA) - USA, Kerala India
  • Certified Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra
  • Certified Mat and Reformer Pilates Instructor.
  • Certified Relax and Renew Trainer®, by Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D.
  • Certified A-CAM (Aroma therapy - Complementary Alternative Medicine) practitioner.
  • CHEK Institute Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach L1
  • Friend of YogaKids TM
  • Certified It's Yoga Kids
  • Created in 2012 Anudad Ati

 

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