About Me

My dance journey began as a little girl in Zürich, Switzerland with ballet and jazz classes, and later on a trip to Tunisia as a teenager, I fell in love with Oriental Dance. In dance, I saw grace, body control and magic happening.

Mostly, I knew I wanted to feel that way too — comfortable in my own body, connected lovingly to myself, animated in joyful movement.

By the time I was 25, Oriental Dance had turned into a career that took me on tours throughout Europe and the Middle East.

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On a sabbatical to study more bellydance in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I discovered another dimension of depth in dance: the tango.

I was fascinated by the possibilities of wordless communication improvised between two dancers, and decided to stay to explore it's profundities. Within a few years, I was teaching tango professionally at the world-reknowned DNI School of Tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I danced in productions created by the school's director Dana Frigoli and Melina Brufman for the DNI Tango Company and exhibited in Milongas in Buenos Aires and abroad.

As I continued to teach, the more deeply I understood that the body is this beautiful instrument that, cared for, can play more and more beautiful notes.

I yearned to take my understanding even further and began to also train in yoga (500 CYT), wanting to find the links between it all.

How to inhabit your body with more awareness for more pleasure at the moment of sharing and to achieve a healthy execution of the movements are important topics to me.

Based on that I developed the Dance Your Flow Classes, where I work on body awareness, alignment and anatomy of movements through Yoga, mixed with other dance techniques that focus on breathing, muscle relaxation and the use of gravity and momentum to facilitate efficient movement.

The goal is to refine Tango steps and the flow of their movement and to give you an understanding of motion that is independent of whichever tango style you choose. I would love to invite you to share this journey with me, falling in love with your movements as I did.

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“There is a universal language in which all people everywhere can express themselves and understand one another. It is the language of movement…(t)he art of body movement is dance. It is the primary art because everything we do involves movement.”  – Barbara Mettler

"I am a witness of the amount of bodies - minds - spirits (including myself!) that Lya has touched with incredible love and subtlety in the activities she proposes...If you are dance-oriented, from her solid background in dance and yoga she will offer you a wide range of tools to help you move organically and healthily. What is more, she'll make apparently complex mechanisms very simple to understand!"
Dulce L.
Professional Tango Teacher, Buenos Aires, Argentina
"Studying with Lya allows you to enter a world of self-knowledge and well-being. Her classes combine great technical depth with a unique perception so that, through your strengths, you can consciously improve your relationship with your body."
Rocio L.
Professional Tango Dancer, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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