Chilean; Contemporary Dancer & Yoga Teacher (Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Yin), Level 1 Ayurvedic Medicine, Founder of Kulavidyā.
Alonso’s yogic journey started in 2003 when he was a student of Contemporary Dance. He began taking classes in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and soon experienced the many positive changes this powerful discipline had on his body, mind and soul. Discovering yoga changed the course of his life and he became a passionate yoga teacher.
He studied with many leading teachers of the Ashtanga tradition such as Sharath Jois, Saraswathi Jois, Guruji BNS Iyengar, and many more. Over almost two decades Alonso has been teaching yoga around the world. But one place has been calling him back more than any other: Mother India. Since 2016 Alonso travels to India every year to work, study and to immerse himself deeply into his own spiritual practice.
Alonso teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in the tradition of the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Combining his two professions of yoga and dance, Alonso also became known for his beautiful Vinyasa Flow creations, combining dance/movement, breath and meditation in an accessible way. In his classes, he takes his students on a journey to the heart, enabling them to practice to their own level of ability. His dynamic yet soft presence, enthusiasm, intensity and sensitivity lead his students through a practice that is challenging, uplifting, personally rewarding and well-rounded in every aspect.
More than anything, he loves to go deep into spiritual healing and meditation through yoga, aligning the physical body with the mind and soul. Alonso’s commitment is to inspire others to realise their gifts and powers and step fully into their most brilliant selves.
Spanish; Yoga Teacher focusing on Sivananda Yoga, Aided Hatha with Props, Traditional Yoga; Founder of Kulavidyā
It was 2015 when Roberto decided to move from fear to freedom and India was ready to welcome him. He learnt that the practice of yoga moves you from the comfortable to the uncomfortable and vice versa. For him, this was a beautiful metaphor of life and an invitation to surrender fully to the journey of yoga.
Roberto became a teacher focusing on traditional yoga, philosophy and yoga therapy. In over 700 hours of training he studied – among others – with master Swami Sajeevan Arakkal Manoharan at the Sivananda Center in Kerala, with Sri B.N.S. Iyengar in the tradition of Krichnamacharya in Mysore, with Sharat Arora in Dharamshala and with Prof. R.S. Bhogal at the renowned Kaivalyadham Institute in Lonavla, India.
Despite the many hours of training Roberto has attended, he believes that the true understanding of yoga comes through own practice and experience. For him, yoga can be understood as a toolkit for managing life in all its aspects.
Roberto’s aim with sharing yoga is to make it accessible to everyone. In his classes he guides his students to align the body with care, so eventually they become focused and are able to remain in one place for some time, expanding the breath and surrendering to the experience of yoga.
German; Writer & Storyteller; Yoga Teacher focusing on Yin Yoga & TCM, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Philosophy
Farina lives and breathes yoga every day. She has turned her spiritual calling into her profession. She loves that yoga connects people with one another in their search for inner peace, happiness, physical and mental health. She has understood that the yogic path is unique for every person.
Farina’s first 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2018 was focused on Yoga Philosophy, Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga. One of her teachers was Alsonso. From him, she learnt everything about Vinyasa Yoga, the effects of yoga asanas on the individual body and the art of leading a yoga class with dedication, presence and love.
Later, she deepened her knowledge with several yoga teacher programs, specializing in Yin Yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Myofascial Release (MFR) and Yoga Nidra.
She is particularly grateful for her studies under Jo Phee, which is why Farina teaches her yoga classes in the tradition of Yin Yoga founder Paul Grilley. This means that Farina teaches yoga in a functional way, making her classes accessible and suitable for all her students.
Currently, she is enrolled in the studies of Traditional Yoga Philosophy at the renowned Kaivalyadham Institute.
Farina’s classes focus on the process of interoception. She infuses the practice of yoga asana with her knowledge of yoga philosophy and TCM.
It is important to her that the uniqueness of each person is valued. She creates spaces where her students feel welcomed and they can encounter themselves. For Farina, teaching yoga means a lifelong process of learning, self-discovery and supporting others.