Bianca Oliveira

Bianca expresses her love of life through arts, movement and dance. She studied dance in Brazil, jewelry design in Uruguay, and also received a bachelor's degree in tourism. She took her first yoga class at age 18 and felt a deep connection within body and soul. In an opportunity to combine travels and dance, she worked as a dancer for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's Circus, where she also had an introduction to aerial arts. She believes that the seed of yoga, which had been planted in her heart years before, started to grow in its own time. She decided to take her practice into a deeper level and completed the 200 hours teacher training at Neighborhood Yoga (a Yoga Alliance registered school) in Boone, NC - USA. During this training the Ashtanga method was unveiled to her and became part of her being and daily practice. She practices Ashtanga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and who's grandson Sharath Jois and his mother Saraswathi, from India, serves as Bianca's primary teacher. In the west, she practiced under the guidance of various certified Ashtanga teachers. Her teaching style is very creative, and is influenced by her background and personal practice. Believing she is an eternal student of yoga, her joy is to share all the benefits this practice can bring to people's lives on and off the mat.