Rebecca Hajek is a New Yorker recently transplanted to Lisbon, Portugal who has been studying yoga and meditation for over 20 years. She was a former opera singer who got her Masters in Music at SUNY Purchase and accredits the discipline and understanding of subtlety in her practice to her years of strict training. She followed her love of yoga out of the opera world and into her 200hr training over 10 years ago in NYC and discovered her dharma. Shortly after she began a series of mentorships and trainings that brought her to assist her Ashtanga teacher in the Mysore room at Pure Yoga NYC. Eager to soak up the vast wealth of yogic wisdom in NYC Rebecca explored Iyengar, Forrest, Hatha, Kundalini, Katonah, Dharma and Bhakti yoga which allowed her to deepen her practice and refine her distinctive style of teaching. Her 500hr Advanced Teacher Training (ERYT) was completed with her long time mentor Yogi Charu of Saraswati lineage in Hatha yoga and Tantric meditation in 2015. She has sense delved into bhakti yoga - the yoga of devotion and studying yoga philosophy through the Vedic texts and mantra with her teachers Raghunath Cappo and Kausthuba Das. Dedicated to the yogic path Rebecca will always consider herself a student first, and a teacher second. Rebecca’s unique style of teaching weaves together the wisdom from her diverse yogic path with a compassionate personal perspective. Her classes combine intelligent and creative sequencing, playful music, insightful dharma, chanting and various relaxation techniques. In addition to teaching online and in person with group classes and privates Rebecca leads workshops, trainings and yoga retreats around the globe.
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