This is Daura! Nice meeting you and thank you for stopping by!
This site, mainly in Spanish, is about how I happily work towards a healthy body, heart and mind. Making conscious living choices.
After spending time living in Germany and the USA I figured it was time to come back HOME. The Canary Islands are a beautiful group of 7 + islands off the African coast. Here the weather is great, beaches?! we have plenty and your quality of life can improve considerable compare to, eg., living in Chicago.
Talking about Chicago! That was my last stop before moving back to Tenerife. There I practiced a postural method called Bowspring. This way of moving and working out was a great discovery for me and since I got in touch with it, I couldn't stop learning more about it and practising it. I started with my great friend Bridget Gross, who first introduced me to this method and then at Yogaview in Lincoln Park, Chicago I continued to learn and practice more and more with the fantastic full of light and love Geri Bleier. Dorie Silverman, Sarah, Jessica, Mitchel, Tracy were also amazing teachers.
My hope is to be able to bring that now to my hometown as I believe this innovative method can make our everyday life routines much better from a postural point of view but hopefully also from a much wider perspective (food habits, our mind-set..).
Here you can learn tons about the Bowspring method from the creators, Desi Springer and Jonh Friend globalbowspring.
And here, please find all the information for my Bowspring classes in Tenerife, Canary Islands and Aranjuez, Madrid. All my classes are available in English as well.
I stay in touch with the global Bowspring community and refresh myself with new knowledge and practice every time it is possible. During 2017 I traveled to Madrid for a week workshop with Desi and John. I also flew to Edinburgh in July 2017 for a very special weekend (10 hour training) with John and Desi as well and I will be attending the Bowspring TT in Barbados in 2018.
In my site I'd also like to talk about the new and not so new cafes and restaurants in Tenerife cooking consciously with local and seasonal products as well as organic ones. We have a bunch of entrepreneurs working towards a much better way of consuming our food and feeding our bodies and I can't wait to share all about that here too, find out more under Favoritos.
My mom herself teaches workshops about it. She learned, among others with the well-known, Montse Bradford, ways to stay healthy by consuming local foods, going back to our roots, cooking slow and using whole grains and foods for it. In her blog, here in my site you can learn more about what she is doing and how to take part.
Feel free to follow me in Instagram @daura.afonso. We can't wait to hear from you!