Raquel begins practicing hatha yoga and meditation in Brazil in 2000 and in the same year, she
started to travel and explore other lands, especially with “a need to find herself”. At first, she
went to United States and Canada and kept her devotional practices there.
In Montreal, Canada, from 2004 to 2006 she finished her first yoga teacher training in
Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan. This was a very strong, purifying and transformative
experience. Her practice and teachings are a lot influenced by the Kundalini yoga tradition.
Around 2007 she moved to Italy and started teaching yoga full-time in many yoga centers in
Milan while she was exploring and getting more knowledge in others types of yoga such as
ashtanga vinyasa and vinyasa, Iyengar style and classical hatha yoga: beautiful valid
experiences, that certainly enriches her practice and teachings until the present time.
She realized that deep in her heart, her searching wasn´t finished. But in 2009, her heart found
such a fulfillment when she read “Autobiography of a yogi” by Paramhansa Yogananda, and
started learning and practicing Kriya Yoga meditation and style of life.
She was initiated in more advanced kriya yoga meditation techniques in 2010 for the first time,
which she keeps deepening every day since then.
In 2012, she also went to India for a month immersion in the sadhana (yoga and meditation
practices) and finished a Hatha Yoga teacher training in Dharamsala, close to the Himalayans
In 2014 she met Roy Eugene Davis, a direct disciple of Yogananda who ordained her to initiate
other devotees of Truth and the Divine into Kriya Yoga, and she founded “Prema Kriya Yoga”.
She participates yearly to kriya retreats at Kriya Yoga Stella and Ananda community in Italy.
Now she lives in Brazil at Praia do Rosa, Santa Catarina where she organizes yoga and
meditation groups along with retreats and workshops in Brazil, Italy and Malta.
It is an immense honor to her to have the chance to practice and share this sacred science such
as Yoga and Kriya Yoga.
She feels yoga in general, and particularly Bhakti devotional chanting and mantras repetition
(jap) as a strong tool for healing body, mind and soul, having a very deep connection to the
Divine and Infinity.
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