Blanca Martineau, CPC, SPC-PM, CMA E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP
Born in the “Switzerland of South-America” Quito, Ecuador, Blanca moved to the United States in 1986, making Southern Utah her home since 2000. She has worked as a medical professional for over 25 years in the field of medical management and administration, coding, billing, medical assistant and all aspects in a medical practice, her most favorite is taking care of patients whose lives suddenly change after a cancer diagnosis. “I love caring for them and doing everything in my power to relieve their pain and suffering in any way possible.
Blanca developed her passion for yoga several years ago. With her medical background, she acknowledged that yoga was one of the most complete ways to maintain a healthy and fit body. Deepening her practice, she desired to share her knowledge with others.
Diving into certification, Blanca has acquired her 500 hour Hatha Certification from the Zion Academy of Certified Instruction, as well as 60 hour Advanced Vinyasa Yoga Training and Hands-on Assist Certification, with Zeek Vincent from ZFlow through Be Hot University, Yin Yoga workshops with the Yin founder Paulie Zink, the Art of sequencing with Robb Hess and several other specialty workshops enhancing her practice and teaching.
As a teacher's aid during several 200-hour teacher trainings, Blanca has furthered her knowledge of seeing things from a student's perspective. She has strengthened her understanding of the philosophy behind Yoga through group discussions and study. She obtained her E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP and founded the Youniversal School of Yoga through the Yoga Alliance.
The combination of her medical education and yoga training enables Blanca to provide an integrative platform to assist people in their efforts of reaching their personal health goals.
Blanca says, "My focus is to provide a needed bridge for individuals to see firsthand how yoga can impact their overall well-being, mind, body, and the spirit. I have devoted my life to service: to my family, my friends, as well as my community with enthusiasm and dedication. How I approach leading a yoga practice is similar, bringing a level of calmness, peace, and passion to the mat."
"When I found yoga, I found my true self."
Drawing on her Iyengar background to build the asanas/poses, she offers modifications so every individual, from a beginner to the most advanced, can fully engage in each class safely and mindfully. "I love teaching Yoga from the heart “
She currently guest teaches at Be Hot Yoga, Movara Fitness Resort, Latin Spice SUP Yoga at Gunlock, holds Private Classes, Yoga workshops, and Yoga Retreats.