“A transforming experience”
I regularly attended Ximena’s yoga class in Washington DC and was transformed in mind, body and spirit. It was during a time in my life when I needed guidance, support and encouragement. Ximena provided all of those things with great love, compassion, patience and non-judgment. I felt a warm connection to her whenever I was in her class. She is filled with gentle wisdom and passes those lessons along in her classes. She taught me how to translate yoga on my mat into the real world in that whenever things get difficult on the mat, it is only temporary. If you just breathe, it will all pass. I learned so much about my strength of character while practicing yoga with her. Ximena is a caring instructor and an inspiration to be around.
Cristina Neri, studying to be a Certified Health Coach, Washington DC, USA
“A teacher who really spoke from the heart”
I have been meaning to write to you and thank you for what you did for my yoga practice. I had never heard of Jivamukti before coming to your class. I had never experienced a teacher who really spoke from the heart and shared stories of yoga and how it applied to their lives. You really made the spiritual practice come alive for me and I will always be deeply, truly grateful for that. I have since become a certified Vinyasa teacher and moved to Haiti. I’m actually thinking about teaching more here as there is a great need and I’m in a place where it doesn’t feel scary anymore to make that leap. I love looking at the pictures of you and Arun, you look so full of life. One last thing, you’ll never know what I found on the dusty bookshelves of my landlord’s house here?…. A David and Shannon dvd! Since there aren’t many teachers here I listen to it often, and again feel so grateful. Namaste.
Caroline Millet, Journalist International Herald Tribune, Haiti
“You will work hard, sweat and smile”
Ximena’s classes are soulful and powerful. In each class she takes you on an inspiring journey- you will work hard, sweat, smile and go deep as she guides you through intelligently sequenced asana that transforms and empowers. Yoga philosophy, powerful movements and music infuse her rhythmic flow. Her passion for practice is contagious and her words and love for yoga inspire!
Debra Perlson-Mishalove, Creative Director & Founder, Flow Yoga Center, Washington DC, USA
“We are challenged to try out what we never thought we were able to do”
I am always looking forward to Ximena’s classes, because I never know what to expect. Though I can always be sure that the classes are giving me all that I could wish from a fantastic Jivamukti class. Ximena is sharing her thoughts and ideas about yoga philosophy and life, we are chanting, we are relaxing, we are sweating, we are challenged to try out what we never thought we were even able to do and of course it is fun. Ximena is a wonderful, knowledgeable and inspiring teacher.
Christine Leitner, Designer/ Product Manager, Frankfurt, Germany
“Nourish body, mind and soul”
I took Ximena’s Jivamukti classes when she taught in Washington, DC. She is truly a global spiritual traveler. Her classes flow seamlessly through beautiful postures, interesting music, and food for thought. They nourish the body, mind, and the soul. She is a knowledgeable teacher who is kind & compassionate–she really cares about each individual in her class. Namaste.
Heidi Nasstrom Evans, faculty at Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington DC, USA
“Great adjustments and sweet words”
Ximena’s classes are the perfect balance between challenging the body and freeing the mind. Her great adjustments and sweet words help you relax and get the best out of your practice. She cares about her students, she likes to interact and play, she has the ability to lead a class that’s not only focused on the body but also on the mind and especially on the spirit. Great instructor, love her classes!
Carolina Franco Curiel, photographer, Washington DC, USA
“A kind, encouraging and warm person”
The first yoga class I took with Ximena was all in Spanish. I did not understand much of what she said, but I understood the spirit and it was beautiful. I have practiced with Ximena many times since in English and she helped me go deeper into both the external, physical and internal aspects of my own practice. She is a talented teacher and, more importantly, a kind, encouraging and warm person.
Kelly DiNardo, Author and Food, Travel, Health and Entertainment Writer, Washington DC, USA
“An exceptional guide and teacher”
I have been studying yoga for over a decade and I have practiced many styles. Ximena is an exceptional guide and teacher. From the spiritual to the physical I have benefited in every aspect from practicing with her.
James Carafano, Deputy Director at The Heritage Foundation, Washington DC
“A truly authentic learning process”
Working side by side with Ximena was a truly authentic learning process. Her practice is so free, harmonious and profound, that it makes you crave reaching that place which Ximena goes to when she practices her Yoga! Thanks for having shared with me the ‘Aire Yoga’ experience.
Anna Silvetti, yoga instructor, choreographer and hostess to ‘Aire Yoga’.