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Training Faculty

La Crème de la Crème

Our yoga teacher training courses are taught by YC Institute's most experienced teachers. They combine teaching experience with lifelong practice and dedication.


Traditional Roots

Various members of the faculty were trained personally by famous masters such as Swami Vishnu-devananda, BKS Iyengar, Sri Patthabi Jois, Shri Chimnoy, and more.

Modernity

Many of our teachers are also trained in the sciences and humanities. They are able to elegantly combine the ancient Indian yoga tradition with contemporary expertise.

Teachers

Gauri Agulla

Gauri Agulla

Gauri has created a unique pedagogical system for the training of Yoga Teachers. With her pedagogy approach, she has transformed the method and practice of teaching: design of programs; organisation of classes, communication skills, class environments; how to teach; specific vocabulary and psychological evaluation.

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Westley Adam Eckhardt

Westley Adam Eckhardt

Wes (Shanmugananda) maintains a multi-vocal interpretation of the spiritual traditions while honouring their uniqueness. His views can be provocative but they are always enlightening. Wes emphasizes the importance of understanding the Yoga tradition and respecting the plurality of its world views. The approach is therefore not dogmatic but pluralistic.

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Madhana - Manuel Agulla

Madhana - Manuel Agulla

He is the director of the Sananda Yoga Center in Vigo. Co-founder of the AIPYS. He is a trainer for trainers in teacher training courses. His extensive knowledge on the pedagogy of the postures, philosophy and tradition of yoga make the courses he teaches of special interest to the participants.

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 Mabel Pérez

Mabel Pérez

Mabel is the technical director and trainer in the Hatha Yoga style. The techniques, methodology and application to the practice, the anatomical adaptations, the improvement of the accuracy in the corrections and use of accessories, enhance the knowledge, skills, abilities and values ​​related to the practical teaching of yoga.

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Ramón Clares

Ramón Clares

Ramón has dedicated his professional career of over thirty years to the study, practice and training of Yoga Iyengar teachers. Ramón practices and teaches moving away from empty sectarian imitations of content to try to understand and transmit the main lines of this difficult but exciting practice.

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Pedro A. Flores

Pedro A. Flores

Pedro directs the philosophy, classical texts and Hindu tradition components of our Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Courses and is one of the teachers in the advance module in Meditation/mindfulness course.

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Tais Gil Tienda

Tais Gil Tienda

She is a senior assistant professor in the Iyengar Yoga teacher training course. Tais complements the Iyengar yoga training team by adding an excellent foundation and support and empathy for those who take YC Iyengar courses and need extra support.

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Esther Armero

Esther Armero

Esther directs the Vinyasa flow postgraduate and is co-director in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga training course. Teacher of; Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, and Vinyasa Flow, her specialty in these styles means that in the training courses of Ashtanga Vinyasa or Vinyasa flow, participants enjoy the commitment to the practice and the delicacy that each of them stimulates and awakens in the practitioner.

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Fernando González Fernández

Fernando González Fernández

He is part of the training team of the YC Iyengar Yoga instructor course, his excellence led him to choose this challenge and those who know him know that his exquisiteness is exceptional during the training courses.

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Chrystiani Mensoni

Chrystiani Mensoni

Chrys is part of the Hatha Yoga teacher training faculty and provides assistance in the teaching of: Technical, methodological and practical application. "Recognising that learning is different for everyone is very important, a training student is open, wanting to know more, but also comes with a baggage, with their way of seeing yoga, with doubts"

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Nerea Esbrit

Nerea Esbrit

Teacher of Hatha yoga and Vinyasa Flow in the Teacher Training Courses. I can say that I have been improving and acquiring new experiences and knowledge, which enrich me in this way and I discovered what I enjoyed sharing, learning, with the students, those moments of practice, in classes with them. "It is a pleasure for me to have that opportunity to share yoga" Namaste".

I am very proud to be part of the Yoga Center Madrid training team

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Maria Freire

Maria Freire

I practice hatha yoga since 2004, it helps me to find peace of mind, emotional balance and health. I have been trained as an Instructor and Teacher of Hatha Yoga with AIPYS, I have finished my training in Ashtanga Vinyasa and in Vinyasa Flow.

As a teacher for the training courses, it is a real pleasure an honor and a great opportunity to share yoga with the students. Om Shanti.

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Christine Karuna Curtis

Christine Karuna Curtis

I believe that when children (and adults) learn techniques for well-being, relaxation and inner fulfilment they can approach life’s challenges with more ease, confidence and compassion.

Yoga and mindfulness introduced at an early age can encourage self-worth and body awareness through physical and mindful activities that are noncompetitive thereby fostering cooperation, empathy and compassion rather than opposition.

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Kate Fitzroy

Kate Fitzroy

I was trained in the practice of Yoga - Hatha and Iyengar styles - by Yoga Center Madrid. In recent years I have delved into the study of Buddhism especially the Triratna movement. Thus, I have practiced mindfulness, yoga and meditation for myself and experienced increased harmony and richness in everyday life.

I have trained with Respira Vida (associated with Breathworks in the UK, part of the UK Mindfulness Network) and have been validated by the Federation of Holistic Therapists.

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Nicola Carofiglio

Nicola Carofiglio

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