Noelia Diaz

Board member 

Noelia Díaz has been working in refugee protection, post-conflict democratization processes and human rights for some 15 years, serving in Africa, America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, and is currently based in Geneva.  

She first practiced Yoga in Mauritania in early 2012 and has continued ever since. While working in New York City in 2014, she completed a 200-hour teacher training with YogaWorks and found a home in the Jivamukti method. Her teaching experience in Syria brought about a shift in her understanding of how these ancient practices transcend context and circumstances to heal and empower, and it was during that time that the international Jivamukti community became to her a source of inspiration and support. 

She met Yogeswari in Beirut and had the privilege to witness AZAHAR’s powerful impact on the lives of the supported teachers and, by extension, their communities. On her journey, she educated herself on working with the consequences of trauma and trained with Fundación Radika in trauma-informed yoga in 2018. Most recently, she completed the 75-hour Spiritual Warrior TT with Yogeswari and Céline Ryf in her birth town Bern. 

Noelia is profoundly grateful to the devoted teachers and fellow students that continue enriching her life.