Interview to Angela Pizarro
So finally we made it! How is going on this strange time of quarantine?
Hey!! Finally here
Not so bad at all… Here in Spain it’s a little bit confusing
In Catalonia we are expecting what to do… The government isn’t giving so much information
Oh, I see… are you at a city or in the countryside?
but my family in the city
and what about you???
Me everything fine 🙂 A bit sad that can’t go climbing or go to the ocean 🙁
Which are your thoughts about this new type of sickness?
I’m grateful for everything I have… but I think this kind of sickness would be the future
Why do you think so?
We should appreciate the present moment because everything can be finished now
Bacteriological wars could be the worst war
Citizens cannot change the situation so much and we need to adapt our lifestyles to this new situations to “survive”
Well, it is for sure that things are always changing and somehow we have also adapted to new circumstances. I think that all this new type of disease will also teach us to react according to the situations and get more on a global community feelling. We can’t solve it alone. And that is I think, a big lesson that we also have to learn through climate change. For me, the real power is the connection that we have to work together even if we are completely foreigners. If we believe in the same, that is enough to create amazing things, working together.
Human beings have the power to destroy everything or turn to another level of consciousness to completely change the situation.
We can take the control
We must react
Everything is happening for a reason
All in life is having theirs cycles
And I personally think it’s time to wake up
I’ve doing already since a while some cold baths and practicing meditation in the sauna. After this, I do some exercises freediving… I have to say that it was the first time that I went into a real calm state. I’ve tried a lot of times to meditate “think in nothing”,… And finally I think I found a way haha
Little steps will make big changes
For me it seems something really important to learn to calm your head to be more consciousness…
Well, meditation isn’t about not thinking or keeping your mind in blank
hahaha, yes true
That’s something that I feel always a bit jealous about people like you
I suppose we need to learn acceptance
and at this time Solitude as a big present
sorry if I interrupted you. Please, continue..
So, you are helping people giving yoga classes and meditation, right?
Yes… I’m trying to help people being more conscious
How is it a normal day in your class?
We usually start by gentle pranayama(breathing techniques) followed by slow movements that will increase while the body starts to be ready for more dynamic movements
of course this can change depending on the purpose of the classs
but later on we do the peak pose, counterposes and finally the rest time savasana
I always set an intention for my classes, sometimes we practice gratitude, acceptance, release tension…
We pursuit this aim through movements, meditation and being presents. Always letting go of judgments, competitions and physical forms to go deeper to your inner self
That looks fantastic
Are you doing classes for all kind of people? kids, people with disabilities,…
I am doing some therapy classes for people with back problems
I did for kids, but not now….
Are your plans to stay in Catalonia?
Definitely I would like to come back to Sri Lanka next year
I also would like to go there some day. Looks incredible! Where have you been?
I think it’s being crowded last year
When I was there one year ago it wasn’t so much at the beginning
Have you been working there?
Yes, as yoga teacher sometimes
But I was helping street animals. I didn’t have so much time to work
Oh I see.. Are there many? like dogs??
Yes…. a lot. Fortunately there are a lot of NGOs to help them
Jesus! And why is that?
their culture don’t understand that dogs and cats can be our friends
Do they eat them?
So, why they can’t understand they can be friends?
it’s their culture
they don’t have enough information
some of them they think you can get rabies for touching a dog
I see.. It had to be a wonderful experience helping this poor dogs… I mean also quite hard, because they had to be quite bad…
yes, but it was more grateful at the end
I’ve being helping some people that was rescuing animals and it was always difficult to not keep the link to them…
Yes, I can imagine
Where have you learnt to speak english?
I learned at the school
but I lived 10 months in Australia so I improved a lot
yes, I’m from Barcelona
So you have a strange aussie accent ?
yes, I’m from Barcelona
So you have a strange aussie accent ?
It’s so strong even if I try to improve.
What have you been doing in australia?
Studying and working
I went with student visa
What did you study?
I wanted to improve
Did you like it there?
I like it a lot
Where have you been in Australia?
in Byron Bay
That is near Brisbane
Is one hour from Gold Coast
is this part of the interview?
I thought you have studied also marketing
I have a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, PR and Advertising
And also in online marketing right?
Have you ever being working on a surfcamp? I mean, you fit pretty well on many job offers that we post
I would like a lot
Many surfcamps and kiteschools ask for yoga teacher and with front desk experience. You fit perfectly on those kind of requirements
but last week I did an interview for one and at the end it was really bad paid..
That is true
People should be aware that many offers are not good paid… I do understand the volunteer point of view but it just underestimate the qualified people…
I’d like to change my position if I can have at least good conditions
Now I’m very happy
To all people that will read this interview and have a surfcamp or a kiteschool or also a resort take a look at her profile. She has amazing skills
I have experience and studies…. Of course I will need to learn a lot of things
So, if you couldn’t go to Sri Lanka. Where would you like to go?
but I have a base. I am focusing on the present moment now… I’m working, saving money and if I can I will go there. For the moment I am not thinking in other destinations
Could you share your best spots? And any funny or scary moment during your trips?
Well I was around Weligama area
and I was having animals so I couldn’t travel so much
could be the scary moments it’s better not to mention them here
but everything finished fine
I had troubles with men
Well, that is also important to know. Is it a dangerous place for woman?
trying to abuse
so I prefer don’t talk about this…
I didn’t meet any girl with this issues
just one woman said to me that she didn’t feel safe travelling alone up north. But she didn’t have but experiences. I will say that it’s a safe place but you have to take care. You cannot trust in everyone
this was my experience…
Grateful that your shared your thoughts 🙏
Ok, we have come to the end of the interview. Please feel free to add anything more
Any advice, future projects,… anything
Of course your link to your profile will be at the end of the interview. IF you also want to share any other links. Feel free…
I think we should all learn about the magic of the ordinary things and how powerful can change the world when we start being grateful
It was a pleasure to spend your time with you. Hope everything goes well in your life
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