Alicia Ruiz

Alicia has a passion for the combination of yoga and holistic therapies.  She is an experienced and sensitive yoga teacher and body work therapist.  She is also an eager Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism student and practitioner, spending a long part of her time in Asia each winter deepening her studies in Yoga, Meditation and Buddhism.  She is learning Family Constellations therapy that can open healing and resolution on many different dimensions of being.

Alicia practiced artistic gymnastics while young and trained to be a coach and judge. She coached young girls in a public school in her home town while studying Chemistry at the University of Murcia in Spain. Her dreams of travelling and learning English led her to London in her early twenties to study a degree in Environmental Management at London Metropolitan University.

Post-studies, she travelled the world with her sister Maisa and a small backpack, becoming increasingly curious about the Yogic Path & holistic therapies. On her return to London, she practiced for a year with Hamish at the Ashtanga Yoga Shala, whilst doing her sixteen months 200 hours Hatha YTT with Yoga Campus in London.  Over the last 10 years, Alicia has studied and practiced with a variety of renowned teachers, completing a 500 hrs advanced yoga teacher training with Doug Swanson in Lake Tahoe, California.  Alicia also studied & taught yoga to children for three years in public and private schools across London.

Together with her partner Didier, they left London in 2014 to dedicate more of their lives to hosting yoga holistic retreats around the world.

Alicia has over a decade of teaching experience, with thousands of hours of teaching, having taught people from all walks of life, from beginners to experienced practitioners. 

She is mother to a beautiful baby girl and a travelling yoga teacher - teaching internationally, holding yoga and detox retreats and workshops with her partner, Didier, in Europe, South America & Asia.  She is a longstanding member of the Ashiyana Family in India & Brazil; Sri Yoga Shala Family in Sri Lanka; Luxury Yoga Retreat in Spain and Vale de Mosses Retreat in Portugal.

A dedicated yoga practitioner and curious student of spirituality, continuously growing and deepening her yoga and spiritual practice.  She walks the yogic path with her whole heart fully dedicated to becoming a more compassionate human being to inspire others to follow their heart :)