I consider myself a holistic travel writer, packing my yoga mat, essential oils and organic emergency food for trips. I graduated from Laguna Blanca School, California in 1975 and went to Santa Barbara City College for a short period of time, but these 16 months were enough to learn about healthy food and yoga.
When I went back to Caracas I was a different person and decided to continue the California trend. I introduced the granola and the whole wheat bread making among my social circle, and even started producing and selling it in a small scale, thinking on developing a brand in the near future.
My father was a journalist and I inherited a very prestigious radio show called “Radioperiodico Orientacion”. At the same time I started studying Communications in the Central University in Caracas, specializing in printed and broadcasting media, and developing a segment called Healthy Life with Yndiana, “Vida Sana con Yndiana”.
STC 2007, yoga and ayurveda
…It was in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2004, when after attending a presentation on Ayurveda, I decided to go to an Ayurvedic doctor; “First I attend a seminar with Deepak Chopra and then even that I was not sick or anything, after talking to him I considered it was about time to go the doctor to check a little constipation that I was experiencing. I could not believe when, after checking my dosha (I am a Pita-Vata), Dr. Colombo told me I was eating good food but not mixing it correctly, neither having the routine I needed. My understanding of the natural life style I needed to have changed completely for my good sake”, she said on a TV show in Bogota, Colombia.
A couple of years after, I had the opportunity of doing an Ayurveda Seminar with Dr. Prerak Shah of the Holistic Medical Center of India, in Caracas. Few months after, a new door was open for me. I went on a training to Ahmedabad, a province of Gujarat, at the Holistic Medical Center of Dr. Shah, where learned more in depth the importance of the Ayurveda and essential oils. I was lucky enough to attend a very important tourism event in Gujarat, again as a speaker.
Back to the Caribbean region it was my big opportunity. I was invited to participate as a speaker at the Sustainable Tourism Conference, STC, organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization, CTO. Yoga was going to be taught, and I was going to go holistic 100% in the Cayman Islands!!!
Not only as a part of the media this time, but as a facilitator of the workshop of Ayurveda, I attended this unforgettable the conference, being able to disseminate the information and deliver the workshop.
I feel blessed for all the opportunities I have had in the Caribbean, but this one just blew my mind. Doing yoga every morning at the beach, and being able to conduct an Ayurvedic workshop was more than I ever could imagine…