I started to practice with Alessandra in 2014 when both of us still lived in Brazil, in Curitiba.
After my mom’s advise and indication, i went for one of Ale’s classes, longing for a “complement” for my treatment against anxiety, depression, and an insistent and painful bursitis I had at that time.
I remember that for the first two or three months of practice I dealt with a lot of resistence from my own body and mind. Speciallywhenever I sat down on a Sukhasana pose, I recall not being able to breath properly, and felt that maybe the anxiety was being triggered by the pose itself. So I told Ale, and she approached me very gently, as usual, and told me very peacefully, that I’d embrace it, the anxiety that was coming along, and that it “was only me and my mat”, nothing else in that room to worry about.
The kaiut method helped me afterall to understand the limitations of my body, and to gradually overcome them, gaining more mobility and freedom. But differently than other method’s I had tried before, it works in a very gentle, yet firm, way.
Now I’m writing this from Italy, where I current live, and prepairing myself to have one of Ale’s and Bruno’s classes, in a few hours via streaming, directly from New Orleans, US. It’s funny how life goes, and how we can still connect ourselves to people, despite of the distance, despite of the difficulties we might be going through. I no longer experiment shoulder pain, from that bursitis, and I still experience anxiety issues nowadays, but the change was that Sukhasana is today one of the best poses and “places to be” whenever I’m dealing with it, and I always recall that learning: “It’s just me and my mat”, and I feel safe.