Luca Hadassah Bogen
My name is Luca, meaning The Messenger Of Light.
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.
|Currently teaching at:||
Polwaththa Eco Lodges, Sri Lanka
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.
RESIDENT YOGA TEACHER – POLWATHTHA ECO LODGES, SRI LANKA / September to October 2019
I am offering a Hatha morning class, and a meditative Yin class in the evening. I am also teaching retreats here where I am offering a variety of classes including 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, Rishikesh, India
|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
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