Used to the discomforts and pains of modern life, Lucia Torres found the Kaiut Yoga method to be the solution to live better.
Lucia Torres was not always a yoga teacher—on the contrary, she only learned the practice when she was around 50 years old. Before that, she had a life full of pain and stress. Lucia had always sought relief from her discomforts, but only when she discovered the Kaiut Yoga method did she really find a solution.
Lucia shared her story about how she got to know the Kaiut Yoga method and how the method surprised her in her first classes.
“My history with yoga started about 20 years ago, around my 48th birthday—today I’m 67. I’m from the countryside. I married, had three children, and after my divorce I moved to Curitiba. A fashion businesswoman for many years, I sought yoga after several attempts to work with my body to relieve backache. My mind was restless, I lacked energy, and I often had a feeling of inner dissatisfaction. I even had difficulty sitting on the floor.
In 1997 or 1998, I met Francisco Kaiut. I’d previously had massage and chiropractic sessions for several years with his father, Antonio Kaiut. One day when I was waiting for another massage session, Francisco sat next to me and asked how I was doing. I replied that I was fine, but that I was seeking alternatives, such as meditation and Reiki, in an attempt to alleviate the discomfort. However, I always depended on massages to avoid constant pain.
Francisco already had a group of students who formed his regular yoga classes, and he invited me to try his classes. So, I decided to accept his invitation and started classes.”
A new vision
“That was my first contact with yoga. In one of my first weeks of class, I came across a situation that changed my understanding.
As soon as I entered the classroom, I saw a woman who had a mastectomy [partial or total breast removal surgery, often performed in cancer cases] recently and was already attending yoga class. That caught my attention. I never imagined that a person recently recovering from such a complex surgery could participate in this group.
This woman had been a student of Francisco for years, and now she was gradually recovering the movement that she lost as a result of the surgery. From that point on, I began to see Francisco’s work as something fantastic and exceptional. This taught me how the method can help people who’ve experienced major trauma, whether physical or emotional.
Teaching people like this, making everyone feel capable, is an exercise of love—love for others.”