The Green Yoga International Team

Victor

 

Spain.

Vinyasa flow, Acroyoga workshop, Asana clinic and sequencing (200 hours Multi-style).

Meet Victor

Yoga has been present in Victor’s life to some degree from his early twenties and it did not take him very long to realize the many benefits that the practice brought to his life, not only to the body but also to the mind. It helped him to get over some hard times and developed into his main passion in life.

 

A teacher by trade, soon he started sharing the knowledge he would gather from taking classes and his self practice with others. Victor has pursued his education in a variety of Yoga styles such as Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Yoga Therapy and Yin yoga, completing a total of 1000hrs of Teacher Training in various locations across India. As well as his Indian education, he has studied with top class teachers in London and with his guru Jani Jaatinen in Malaysia, creating a style that binds the best of both, the traditional eastern and the modern western approach.

 

His Yoga classes are inclusive, explorative and with a focus on the mind/body connection, proper alignment and safe adjustments as a way of helping students to deepen their practice. He believes Yoga is more than a practice, it is a lifestyle, and that everyone’s yoga journey is unique and personal. He prides himself in helping his students to explore and develop their own experience of Yoga.

Marco

 

Italy.

Asthanga Vinyasa primary series, Iyengar based Hatha yoga, Anatomy, Thai Massage & Handstand workshop.

Meet Marco

Raised in Italy, Marco’s first experience with yoga came when he returned to his country of birth, Ecuador in 2012 to rediscover his roots. From that moment, his life changed drastically, and he started studying and exploring various disciplines related to the human body and its infinite beauty.

 

In 2016, after completing a degree in Physiotherapy in Italy, he chose to deepen his knowledge in Yoga and travelled to India where he fully immersed himself in the culture and started practising Yoga intensively. In Rishikesh, he completed a 200 hours TTC in Hatha Yoga and later in Goa, a 300 hours TTC in Astanga Yoga.
In his trips to India he also started playing Tablas and he enjoyed trekking in the Himalayas. Experienced in teaching a variety of styles of Yoga, Marco is also a Professional Massage Therapist who specialises in Thai Massage, a style of massage that can be perfectly integrated with Yoga.

 

Having a deep passion in traditional Hatha Yoga, in the past two years, Marco also started exploring Iyengar Yoga and he fell in love with this discipline. With a great knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology, Marco likes to focus on body alignment and bodily awareness. In his idea of Yoga, the first point is to be gentle and to respect your body.

Felix

 

Germany.

Philosophy, Meditation, Kirtan, & Yoga Nidra (200 hours Vinyasa Flow).

Meet Felix

Felix is originally from Germany and now settling in Mallorca. He is an RYT 500, having trained with the Yandara Yoga Institute in Mexico. His yoga journey started in 2017, mostly practicing Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga. He also got into Zen and started practicing seated meditation at about the same time.

 

He studied psychology and holds a masters degree in this subject. He loves music and plays the guitar, harmonium, ukulele, drums and piano. Felix is passionate about yogic philosophy and how to apply the teachings of yoga in our everyday life, our communication and relationships. Yoga for him means a way of living, a practice of gaining deeper understanding of the true nature of life and oneself and by doing so becoming more compassionate towards all beings.

 

Felix will be your teacher for Meditation, Philosophy, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra and Yoga Techniques. Also he will guide you through Bhakti Yoga session (chanting and singing devotional songs and mantra) and Sharing Circles.

 

He loves nature and the outdoors and he has been living vegan since 2011.

 

Recently, he has been tapping into embodiment practices like Ecstatic Dance, Contact Impro, Emotional Release and Conscious Touch.

 

He offers 1:1 sessions of both psychological counseling as well as Voice Exploration & Liberation.

Helen

 

UK.

Vinyasa flow, Asana clinic and sequencing (200 hours Vinyasa Flow).

Meet Helen

My yoga journey started 6 years ago when I accidentally went to a yoga class in Spain. I didn’t understand what the teacher was saying but I fell in love with the way the asanas made me feel.

 

My curiosity and love for yoga took me to India in 2017 where I did my initial teacher training in Hatha and vinyasa and I spent a year exploring the country, myself and deepening my practice. I have since been back twice and in 2019 I completed my advanced teacher training with traditional Indian teachers in multi style and therapy yoga. I have a dance background and more recently have found a new passion for aerial yoga.

 

The practice of yoga, and coming to my mat, has supported me through many of life’s challenges and I am committed to helping others benefit from this beautiful practice too. I love helping people to use yoga as a way to deepen their mind-body connection and carry this sense of wholeness, peace and self-acceptance into their daily lives.

Karen

 

South Africa.

Philosophy, Meditation, Hatha yoga, Restorative & Yoga Nidra (200 hours Multi-style).

Meet Karen

On discovering yoga in 1993 in Los Angeles with Ana Forrest, it has been an integral part of Karen’s life, and although not setting out to teach, she was compelled to, as more and more people asked her to teach yoga. Soon Karen was teaching 20 classes a week in London and then started teaching retreats all over the world including returning to South Africa to share yoga and to run two teacher’s training courses. After returning from California to Brighton in the UK, she explored many different yoga styles and it was when she found Vanda Scaravelli’s approach, that she felt she had finally “come home”. Karen is a fully qualified teacher in the method and teachings of Vanda Scaravelli, as well as having taken courses in India at Shivananda yoga ashram in Kerala, and with T.K.V. Desikachar in Mysore. Vanda Scaravelli developed her unique practice of yoga in Italy after learning privately for some years with B.K.S Iyengar and later T.K.V. Desikachar. Karen is also a practitioner of TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) in acupuncture and herbs and applies the yin yang principles to her style of yoga.

 

Karen has continued to learn with the teachers that were taught privately by Vanda Scaravelli, and at present with John Stirk and Sandra Sabatini, and she continues to explore new wonders of yoga that deepen her understanding of yoga. She has dedicated the last 25 years of her life to the practice and sharing of this innovative approach and to the philosophy of Buddhism which brings vitality, hope and joy to life.

 

Karen’s approach to yoga will bring you closer to the earth, gravity, your breath and the beautiful movement of your spine. You will learn to elongate and extend, creating openness, space and ease. Through listening to your body and your breath, rather than to push and pull, you will discover that it responds in an incredible way, giving life to the spine. Karen conveys this subtle and dynamic style with a hands-on approach to invite your body to undo beyond its limitations. There is precision and grounding in teaching the asanas so that your posture is realigned, and the focus is on awakening the whole body in all the asanas. Exploration, the breath, and the integration of body and mind is an integral part of her teaching – yoga as meditation – with emphasis on students’ own experience and discoveries. Karen’s classes are inclusive and open to all levels and all ages.

Marlene

 

Venezuela.

OSHO meditation, Jivamukti yoga, Yin yoga and yin yoga theory.

Meet Marlene

Venezuelan/Spanish, a practitioner of Yoga/Buddhist philosophy, certified in Hatha Vinyasa 200 hours, Yin, Jivamukti SW, and Trauma Yoga.

 

Also certified in Thai Massage, Reiki I, II, III, and Reflexology. Mother of two Queens and Grandmother of two Princesses.

 

I have been practicing Yoga for more than 20 years. This practice has seduced me and enriched me considerably, both on a mental, physical and spiritual level.

 

This “union” is manifested in an inner balance/well-being, flexibility, strength, and a great awareness of the Being. Due to the great feeling of well-being achieved, I undoubtedly wanted to spread this technique and therefore become a Yoga teacher.

 

In my classes, I combine meditation, asanas, and pranayama. I put a lot of emphasis on the observation of each student, in their actions, alignments, and awareness in their breath.

 

I believe that yoga adapts to one and therefore, each person is unique at all levels. I embellish all these virtues with a big smile, remembering that by smiling, both internally and externally, we turn this practice into a great dance dedicated to the Divine, to our Being.

Elena

 

Portugal.

Yin Yoga, Yin Yoga theory and asana clinic (50 hours Yin yoga TTC).

Meet Elena

Elena is 700hrs Yoga Alliance USA/UK certified Instructor who gained her experienced in Bali, India & Spain. She teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin-restorative, Swing & AshtangaYoga. With her ballroom & contemporary dance background she specializes & works with athletes & dancers to improve their posture & mobility as well as bringing in body-mind balance through meditation & breathing techniques.

 

To her yoga means the lifelong learning from everyone and everything she shares this world with.
Experiencing the increased mental and emotional balance by including a mediation routine in her
everyday life, Elena discovered Yoga’s rather spiritual aspects first, before she started to explore the
physical benefits of pranayama and asana practice. Her fascination for the broader understanding of
Yoga as well as her drive to deepen the knowledge about all the aspects work together brought her
to Green Yoga, where she felt like everything starts falling in place.

 

Certified by Merithew Elena also offers postural analysis and sports massage therapy program to improve ones healthy body movements.

 

A former graduate of Green Yoga International, Elena is inspired by the positive influence of introducing Yoga to her life and now she longs to share this experience with the world.

Amba

 

Germany.

Philosophy, Meditation, Hatha Yoga & Yoga Nidra (300 hours YTTC).

Meet Amba

When I was a teenager, a good friend gave me a yoga book, which I borrowed and never gave back… I read the book in one piece and began at once to learn and practise the yoga presented in it on my own, because I immediately felt at home in the yoga practice.

 

Since then I have completed two yoga teacher trainings for classical Hatha Yoga in India, made several trips to India, expanded my knowledge with further trainings on Yoga Nidra, Ayurveda, Vastu and Vinyasa Yoga and can also look back on 10 years of teaching experience as a yoga teacher.

 

Originally I studied architecture. Today I combine two professions, as an architect and as a yoga teacher. This allows me to live both, my talents for creative and analytical work and my special interest in healing bodywork and spirituality. In 2020 I completed an additional degree to become a Vasati counsellor. Vastu can be described as “the yoga of architecture”. The aim of Vastu is to create spaces that have an inherent invigorating and noticeably harmonising atmosphere. I highly value the practice of yoga as a tool of self-empowerment available to people of all ages and health conditions.

 

The focus of my yoga classes is to bring joy of movement to the participants and to build vitality and strength. In my yoga classes we also we also learn to feel our bodies consciously and deepen our self-awareness. Being mindful and loving with the body is of utmost importance.

Atma

 

India.

Philosophy, Meditation, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Ayurveda Workshop (300 hours YTTC).

Meet Atma

Inspired by the life and philosophy of the great sage of India Swami Vivekananda (founder ramakrisna mission) and the first modern saint of India Swami Sivananda, Atma decide to dedicate his life for the service to the world through the knowledge and arts of yoga. He was born in west Bengal, the land of SPIRITUAL masters like SWAMI Vivekananda, Rishi Aurobinda, Paramahansa yoganananda. Since childhood days, Atma was inclined and motivated towards yoga and spirituality. His association since early age with Ramakrisna Mission has given him to understand the in depth-knowledge of Vedanta philosophy, and all ancient Hindu scriptures. He is a graduated in Sanskrit from North Bengal University.

 

After completing his postgraduate Diploma in Managment, Atma was travelling thought different cities of India experiencing the Ashram life and getting the most valuable secrets of the ancient science of yoga: Sivananda Ashram, Bihar School of Yoga, Osho Ashram, Vivekananda Ashram, Ramana Maharsi Ashram…

 

After his Ashram life he founded Green Yoga Studio in West Bengal in which he is helping many people to uplift their lives and later on expanded as Green Yoga International specialising in yoga teacher trainings. Initially started in Goa and then moved to Europe

 

He is a master in Sanskrit, yoga philosophy, meditation and tantra. Lately he has grown interest in Ayurveda and Yin yoga as a former student of Paul Grilley.