Kotte Aguilar is from Santiago, Chile and she has resided in Christchurch, New Zealand for the last 6 years. She is incredibly passionate about Yoga, and loves to learn from as many people as she can on her journey. Kotte is 25 years old and can be seen spontaneously doing headstands in random places while socializing, she lives and breathes Yoga. Her passion for Yoga definitely shines through, she has brought Yoga to numerous musical festivals in the South Island of New Zealand, showing that you don’t always need a Yoga mat to enjoy the teachings.
I asked Kotte what lessons she has had from the people she has taught in classes, she told me that just being a part of watching people become stronger mentally and physically, is a very powerful experience. Some days people would be struggling but then some days people soar way above what they even expected, it’s important to notice that everyday is different, you’re not always going to be in the same state of mind as everything is always changing.
“I like to let the student know that at the end of the day, they can be their own teachers, by really listening to their body, learning when to stop pushing it and when to push it. Patience is the biggest part of Yoga, you cannot run if you have not learnt to walk”.
Yoga has shown me that everything around me is beautiful, gone are the days of not respecting myself. It has taught me to not see myself and others through judgement, it has made me stronger and wiser mentally. There is nothing like achieving a posture or just finishing a class!”