“Yoga and India have transformed my life. My asana practice helped improve my health, overcome my fears, develop self-confidence, healing a lot of wounds, made me question myself, ask for the first time What do I want? What makes me happy? Those questions made me make a lot of changes in my life, and finding the answers has been a beautiful although sometimes difficult journey.
Once I stepped in India for the first time I understood in a second why it is commonly referred as Mother India. Every time I am in India I volunteer and try to give a little bit of what it has given to me but it feels like it’s not enough. In 2019 I organized my first fundraising event for YGB #OneMillionYogis campaign in China, the response of the students was overwhelming. The students shared their gratitude for being part of the event, cultivating the spirit of love and being able to help others. I want to support YGB to keep cultivating that spirit, and to try to give back just a little bit of what Yoga and India have given me.”
Ximena discovered the practice of Ashtanga Yoga in 2009. In 2014 she traveled to Mysuru to study at KPJAYI, and returned yearly to India to further her studies. In 2016 she received the blessing to teach Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga and in 2019 to teach Intermediate Series.
In 2015 she started teaching Ashtanga Yoga and in 2016 she moved to Beijing to start a Mysore program where she teaches traditional Ashtanga Yoga.
She has participated in Yoga Journal events and hold several workshops and charity events in China where she had the opportunity to teach hundreds of students.