Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Eloisa Iskandar currently lives and teaches in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
In Caracas, Eloisa was a teacher in a constructivist pre-school. In constructivist pre-schooling, children's individual needs and talents are taken as the starting point for their education. Her insights as an educator influence her teaching of the practice and philosophy of Yoga that focuses on each individual student's needs and abilities.
Eloisa started practicing Yoga in 2011 with Liz Carrasquel in Caracas. Inspired by the dedication and love of her teacher, and tired of the rhythm of a big city, she decided to undertake her first adventure to India.
So, since 2014, Eloisa has been studying Yoga with Sharat Jois at KPJAYI (now Sharath Yoga Center). Her teacher's discipline and devotion to the practice continue to be a great source of inspiration to her. In 2016 Eloisa received the authorization to teach Ashtanga Yoga.
Since her first visit to India, Eloisa has been studying Yoga Philosophy and devotional chanting with Dr. M. Jayashree and Prof. M. Narasimha at the Anatha Research Foundation. This has helped her to better explain to others the transformational power of Yoga. Eloisa also enjoys chanting as a devotional practice.
Eloisa strives to help her students to balance discipline and joy, work and relaxation, activity and rest in their Yoga practice and beyond.
Eloisa enjoys cooking delicious food, being in nature, and laughing with friends.