Simina first walked the Central Portuguese Route of the Camino de Santiago in February 2017, which took her to Santiago de Compostela – the city she has called home for the past 2 years.
Simina has been involved in scientific tourism projects in the Galicia region, which have allowed her to explore the great natural beauty of Northern Spain including the Natural Park Islas Cies, O Camino dos Faros (‘The Lighthouse Way’) and As Catedrais.
Simina has worked for many years in the not-for-profit sector, being involved in many creative projects and programs funded by the European Commission as a youth worker and trainer allowing her to put into practice her passion for non-formal education as a means of free and effective learning.
From a desire and curiosity to discover other cultures and the lives of other people beyond being a tourist, Simina spent time living in Cyprus and Portugal. She has also travelled to a number of other counties and some of her fondest memories include trekking Piton des Neiges in Reunion Island, hiking Landmannalaugar in Iceland and scuba diving in the Philippines.
When living in Sintra, Portugal, Simina practised Jivana yoga and studied Ayurveda philosophy and cooking which encouraged her to continue on her yoga path.
Simina is a dedicated yoga teacher and has certification in Hatha Vinyasa yoga. She strongly believes in the restorative, healing and uplifting power of yoga and feels honoured to be guiding people to find their hidden spark through this wonderful practice.
Her daily inspiration comes from being connected to nature, mindful walking and meditation.