My name is Erick Pacheco, and I was born in Venezuela but am Spanish by adoption. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Master’s in Finance.
Yoga came into my life practically at birth through my paternal grandmother, Olga Montañez, who was a Hatha yoga teacher. She appears in my earliest childhood memories, teaching her classes and awakening my curiosity for what she was doing. She was a woman ahead of her time, with a mind without boundaries.
I started practicing formally when I was eight years old, and one day, my grandmother Olga told me, “If you are really interested in learning, you can participate in the classes.” At 18, I became a teacher at her school.
I have practiced the Iyengar, Ashtanga, Kundalini and Sivananda styles.
Nowadays, and with much humility, I do a very unique yoga which entails fundamentally seeking to wake up to the current moment, living with uppercase letters, and being aware of the here and now. Yoga is more than a physical or mental practice; it is more than a way of life: Yoga is knowing how to live.
P.S. Thank you Grandma Olga for so much, so good. I always feel you with me and love you.