I’m Maria de Sousa (aka Maria deS.) the founder of Posture Queen and Wise Yoga.
I’m a Yoga teacher and a Feldenkrais Method Practitioner trainee. I also happen to have a BA (Hons) in business studies and speak four and a half languages (Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and I can find my away around in Italian too).
I’m from Portugal and I live in England, UK since 1997.
I lived in London for the first 17 years. In London, I had a 9 to 5 job, as you do! It was a good job with lovely work-colleagues and salary too but I knew it wasn’t for me. There was a call inside me and I decided to pursue it. In 2000, I started practicing yoga and a few years down the road I embarked on journey to understand the body mechanics: studied, trained and qualified (and still at it!).
In 2014 I decided to leave London and started a new life in Kent. If you are wondering why Kent, well, I haven’t chosen Kent, Kent chose me – a fellow yoga teacher and friend in Canterbury needed a house-sitter for a few months and that was my ticket out of London. Then, I moved to a small town near by, on the sea side called Herne Bay (again it chose me!), where I currently live. Here, it also happens that I found love, my man Raymond – yes, the Universe has its way!
What I learnt from my decision to pursue my call and life purpose is that you can only have the life you want by leaving the life you don’t.