Luca Hadassah Bogen
My name is Luca, meaning The Messenger Of Light.
My heart is my home, and this Earth is my playground. I’m a nomadic yogi, teaching and practicing the art of yoga as I travel around this beautiful planet. I travel and live as consciously as possible, living alongside mother nature in the most ethical and sustainable way through permaculture practices, a plant based diet and eco community living.
Alongside yoga teaching I have experience in management, events and marketing. I have assisted in the management of various retreat centres from Portugal, Nepal to Thailand and also worked in cultural and fashion events across Europe.
A Little More About Me
Yoga changed my life by altering my state of mind. This didn’t occur when I could do a headstand or a complex backbend or twist my arms behind my back and head. This happened after I learnt those postures, thought I was going far, and then realised I was going no where. Yoga is not only about doing postures with the body, that is one part of yoga. Practicing only asana or only meditation limits you to attaining the true goal of yoga. The goal? Freedom. Truth. Wisdom
Yoga is a practice that goes way beyond the physical and can take us into a deeper stage where we can travel further into mind, space and truth. Yoga is a practice that you can take anywhere, any time, any place, and connect to self to find the inner purity that resides in us all. This is my interest in yoga, and the message I share with those I encounter on the way. I wish for everyone to be able to connect with their inner self, the voice of truth, and discover the light through yoga.
I am also a student of Vedanta under David Frawley, and have completed a Diploma in Ayurveda and Panchakarma. I have integrated the Vedic Sciences into my lifestyle and will continue to study them as I evolve as a student and teacher of these disciplines.
May all beings be happy and free.
Experience & Qualifications
Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin and Yoga Nidra.
At age 19 I began the practice of yoga and started to become intrigued about the spiritual side of life. After graduating university, I began dipping my toes into the world of yoga, with my first position as the Assistant Manager at Camyoga Studios in Cambridge, England.
Yoga truly entered the centre stage of my life aged 25, when I first visited the land of yoga, India. I have since become a student of Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedanta, incorporating all sciences into my lifestyle.
I have been teaching for just over one year in various places across the world, as well as assisting in managing retreat centres and spiritual communities.
This journey back to self is a long one, and I am humbly grateful for my path to learn, teach and serve.
VOLUNTEER, SAMMA KARUNA, KOH PHANGAN, THAILAND — FEBRUARY 2019
Volunteering involved assisting in the general running of the yoga retreat and training centre with multiple tasks including checking in and out, preparing workshops and classes, cleaning, organising events and assisting when needed.
RETREAT COORDINATOR AND TEACHER, GOLDEN WAVES, PORTUGAL — OCTOBER TO NOVEMBER 2018
I ran the yoga retreats at Golden Waves Retreats in Furadouro close to Porto in Portugal. Six days a week I taught two classes a day in addition to managing the studio, classes and schedule as well as meeting and greeting guests.
VOLUNTEER, MONTE DE ORADA, PORTUGAL — SEPTEMBER 2018
I taught a variety of Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Ashtanga to guests and staff members. I assisted in running the retreat centre, preparing vegetarian meals, and maintaining permaculture gardens and farm.
YOGA TEACHER, GOZO, MALTA — MAY AND JUNE 2018
For two months whilst at my family home, I taught Hatha for Beginners and Yin as well as covering some Ashtanga classes.
YOGA TEACHER, UMBRELLA CAFE, POKHARA, NEPAL — MARCH TO APRIL 2018
I taught daily Hatha classes at this yoga studio in Pokhara, organised the schedules and set up various events.
VEGETARIAN KITCHEN ASSISTANT, TRIYOGA, LONDON, U.K — OCTOBER 2016 – 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 — 2013-14
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.
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World Peace Yoga School, Rishikesh, India
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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
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