Luca Hadassah Bogen
The intention of my work is to awaken the light of love within you. I guide others to discover their own inner healing capabilities and connect with their divine inner self. Using the breath as a guide through movement and meditation practices, coupled with Ayurvedic medicine rituals; I weave together ancient healing systems, adapting them to a contemporary context to use in every day life.
I teach what I practice; a path to walk home to our true nature. Living close to nature, in reverence to the sacred lineages and with my heart in service to all.
Alongside teaching yoga and offering therapy, I have experience in management, events and marketing. I hold a first class bachelors degree in International Fashion Management and Business Marketing. I have assisted in the management of various retreat centres from Portugal, U.K, Sri Lanka, Nepal to Thailand and also worked in cultural and fashion events across Europe.
With Love and Gratitude
A Little More About Me
In 2017 Luca decided a big change was needed in her life in order to find a deeper connection to herself. She travelled to India where she completed a 6 month diploma in Ayurveda and Panchakarma Therapy and a one month Yoga Therapy training in Kannur, Kerala. This extensive training changed her life as she began to learn how to heal her own body and mind through natural medicine. Luca continued her travel in India to the Himalayas where she completed a 200HR Yoga Teachers Qualification in Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga, her level one training in Reiki, lived in a mountain ashram where she learnt how to live the teachings of yoga, and completed two Vipassana meditations in both India and Nepal.
In 2018 Luca began to share her experiences in the way of living Yoga, teaching Yoga classes, Ayurvedic workshops and retreats for the past two years in India, Nepal, Gozo, Portugal and Sri Lanka. Inspired by her own journey back to health, Luca specialises in supporting mental health through Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Counselling and is an advocate for healing holistically without the use of chemicals and detrimental prescribed medicines.
|Currently teaching at:||
Sama Retreats, Gozo, Malta
Experience & Qualifications
Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin and Yoga Nidra.
YOGA RETREAT HOST AND TEACHER – MAMMA SHANTI, SRI LANKA / November to December 2019
RESIDENT YOGA TEACHER – POLWATHTHA ECO LODGES, SRI LANKA / September to October 2019
As the resident yoga teacher, I offered two classes per day to guests; Hatha in the morning and Yin with Meditation in the evening. I ran several retreats during my time here combining Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Yogic Philosophy.
PRIVATE YOGA TEACHER & THERAPY – GOZO, MALTA / May – August 2019
Teaching Hatha, Yin and Yoga Nidra to private clients as well as Ayurvedic therapy sessions.
KARMA YOGI – SAMMA KARUNA, KOH PHAGAN / February to March 2019
Assisting in the general running of the yoga retreat and training centre with multiple tasks including hosting guests, preparing workshops and classes, managing schedules, cleaning, organising events and assisting when needed.
YOGA TEACHER – GOLDEN WAVES SURF & YOGA, PORTUGAL / October 2018
Six days a week I taught two classes a day, one Hatha/Vinyasa style in the morning and one Yin/Meditation in the evening. I managed the studio, classes and schedule as well as hosting guests.
YOGA TEACHER & RETREAT ASSISTANT – MONTE DE ORADA, PORTUGAL / August – September 2018
I taught yoga to staff and guests, assisted the managers in the overall running of the centre, maintaining the studios, cooking and preparing meals for guests with the head chef, and working in the permaculture gardens.
PRIVATE YOGA TEACHER & THERAPY – GOZO, MALTA /May to July 2018
Teaching Hatha, Yin and Ashtanga to private clients as well as Ayurvedic therapy sessions.
YOGA TEACHER – UMBRELLA CAFE, POKHARA, NEPAL / FEBRUARY TO APRIL 2018
I taught daily Hatha classes on weekdays and organised special yoga events for the community.
VEGETARIAN KITCHEN ASSISTANT, TRIYOGA, LONDON, U.K / October 2016 to January 2017
I assisted the head chef in preparing vegetarian and vegan cakes, snacks and meals. Here I developed my skills in vegetarian, vegan and raw cooking and worked alongside yogis in a positive community.
ASSISTANT MANAGER AND MARKETING ASSISTANT – CAMYOGA, CAMBRIDGE, U.K / December 2013 to July 2014
During my time at Camyoga I assisted the manager in running two studios in Cambridge. This involved checking in classes, maintaining studios, maintaining schedules, preparing the space for retreats and hosting the space for retreats. This role also involved assisting the marketing manager, finding new clients and developing strategies for the business.
Before I found yoga, I studied fashion and worked in the industry. I co-founded and managed a fashion business, whilst simultaneously worked for London Fashion week and as a Stylist Assistant at Vogue India and Elle UK giving me a lot of experience with communications, management, events and guest relations.
During my travels, I have visited many places and volunteered with NGO’s, charities and projects ranging from teaching children in Malawi and Vietnam, to building earth bag buildings in Nepal, to empowering women in Malawi to create their own businesses. I have lived in communities from Bali to India, travelled in groups, in a camper van, with a partner, and on my own. From all of these experiences I would say I have learnt a lot more than any “job” I’ve ever had. I am truly grateful, and I’m still on the road welcoming new experiences.
|Yoga Alliance Credentials|
|Teacher Training Program||
World Peace Yoga School and Diamond Heart School
|Other Qualifications & Trainings||
Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England – BA (Hons) International Fashion Marketing; First Class Honours 1:1, Graduated July 2013
World Peace Yoga School, Rishikesh, India – 200 Hours YTTC, December 2017
Anjali School of Ayurveda and Panchakaram, Kerala, India – Diploma Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Therapist, Graduated April 2017
Pujan Yoga School, Koh Phangan – 50 Hours Yoga Nidra, March 2019
Diamond Heart Yoga – 300 Hours Advanced Hatha Yoga Training, March 2020
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