Marta Puig

marta puigTeacher of “Restorative yoga” for the Teacher Training level 1 and 2. Director of the school “Zonaioga” in Sabadell.

She came to know yoga in a crucial moment of her life, even if her first contact with her body was through contemporary dance, working with dancing companies in Barcelona and Mexico and then through rock climbing.
She feels that Yoga gave her body the possibility to reinvent itself and to get in touch with subtler aspects that helped it healing and working from a respectful place.

Graduated in law and with studies in the sociology of law, in 2004 she moves to Mexico for academic researches. In 2008 she starts taking regular classes at the Buddhist Center of Ciudad del Mexico. Due to her interest in body awareness, movement and physical and mental health she decides to deepen into this practice and she becomes a certified yoga teacher at the Yoga Kendra school (Mexico) (300hrs. – 2011).

Later she studies restorative alignment with the international teacher Brigitte Longueville at the Solstice Yoga Center (Mexico, 200 hrs Yoga Alliance – 2012), a training that she takes again as a student and assistant during its first edition in Catalunya (Girona, 200 hrs. Yoga Alliance – 2016).
Always eager to learn, in 2009 and 2012 she studies teaching methodology with Dh. Dharmapriya at the Yoga Espacio Center in Mexico (Iyengar method).

She took different courses and workshops over the years with international teachers such as: Brigitte Longueville, David Mcammond, Donna Farhi, Sharon Gannon, Tiffany Cruickshank, Martin Le Chenic, Yogeswari, Jules Fiebre, amongst others, from whom she learn the different styles she get her inspiration from: hatha, therapeutic hatha vinyasa, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Ashtanga Vinyasa as well as Ayurveda massage and Buddhist Zen meditation.

In 2013 and after 10 years living in Mexico, she comes back home (Sabadell) and opens Zonaioga where she gives regular classes. In summer 2015 she travels to India where she takes regular classes at the Sivananda Kutir Ashram and with different teachers in Rishikesh and Varanasi.

Recently she participated as a researcher for the project: “Yoga practice and Catalonia’s correction facilities. Case study at the CP Men of Barcelona”. A project sponsored by Centro de Estudios Jurídicos y Formación Especializada de la Generalitat de Cataluña , about the effects of yoga practice in Catalonia’s prisons.

Influenced by various teachers and yoga styles, she gives: Hatha Yoga classes, looking for the harmonic alignment of the body structure and with special attention for the direction of the internal and subtle movements; Vinyasa classes working with the synchrony of breathing and a balanced, fluid, movement, looking for space in the inside through gazing and body alignment; Restorative Yoga, awakening the awareness and the respect towards the body to give it time to relax and regenerate energy.