Pilar has been practicing different styles of yoga for years, but in 2014 she discovered Ashtanga Yoga and it put her life up side down. She instantly felt in love with the practice after experiencing how powerful and transformative it can be, as it becomes a meditation in movement. She quit her job in the international media field and decided to start traveling to India to deepen her studies. She completed several courses in India, and now she spends three months every year in Mysore to practice with her guru and teacher R. Sharath Jois. She has also studied with high profile teacher like Rolf and Marci Naujokat, Mark Robberds and Philippa Asher.
Pilar is the founder and director of Balearic Retreats and also offers international workshops and private classes while she is in the island.
Having never tried ashtanga yoga before, I took private classes with Pilar during five consecutive days in August 2016. She was a fantastic teacher and I was amazed by the progress I made just in five days. It was such a great experience that I was completely hooked and joined a yoga studio immediately on my return back home, and have been practicing yoga regularly ever since. In those five days Pilar managed to teach a complete beginner like me the basics that enabled me to start the mysore-style practice without need for any further beginner courses or special instruction. She also combined the physical practice with just the right amount of education and discussion on the other dimensions of yoga. In addition to being a great teacher she was a charm to work with, and she really went out of her way to make my stay in Mallorca as enjoyable as possible, giving great tips on restaurants to visit, sights to see etc. I could not recommend her more warmly and look forward to participate in one of her retreats hopefully in the near future.
Ty Landrum is the director of the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado. He teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as he learned it from his teachers, Mary Taylor and Richard Freeman.
Ty has been an Ashtanga practitioner since 2005. He was introduced to the method by Jennifer Elliott at Ashtanga Yoga Charlottesville, where he practiced for seven years. In 2012, after completing a doctoral degree in Philosophy from the University of Virginia, Ty moved to Boulder to study with Mary and Richard. Since then, under their guidance, he has learned some unspeakably wonderful things about the art of yoga.
In 2015, Mary and Richard asked Ty and his wife Shayan to assume ownership of their studio and to teach the Ashtanga method as they have taught it for so many years. Ty and Shayan are honored to continue the thread of the Ashtanga tradition at the Yoga Workshop, and to share the brilliance of yoga with anyone who wants to learn.
Born in Israel, Talia, along with her family relocated to New York early in her life.
Growing up in a structured, religious, Jewish environment pushed Talia to explore spirituality for herself from a young age. She was first introduced to yoga and meditation at age 6, when her mom integrated these practices into her lifestyle to beat lymphoma.
Talia sees nothing as external to her studies: She has learned impeccable skill and technique from masters of ballet, yoga and art. Equally, she finds sensitivity, intuition and insight are to be found through connection with the seemingly ordinary world of animals and trees and that no teacher is greater than the one within.
Talia has recently relocated to Jerusalem, Israel where she lives with her husband Ezra. She is excited, humbled and honored at the opportunity to delve deeper into the wisdom of her personal lineage while spreading her love of yoga worldwide.
Bibi Lorenzetti is a New York City based Level II Authorized Ashtanga Yoga Teacher & certified Holistic Health Coach. She received her blessing to teach Ashtanga Yoga in 2014 from the Sri K. Patthabi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) in Mysore India where she frequently assisted renowned guru R. Sharath Jois. She has since been featured in Glamour Italy Magazine(Oct 2015) and has privately taught many high-profile entertainers and business moguls. She co-runs the Ashtanga program at the Shala Yoga House and teaches privately.
Bibi is based in NYC where she currently co-runs the morning and afternoon Mysore programs at the Shala Yoga House. Over the past 6 years, Bibi has become a sincere believer in the profound beauty and many benefits of this method. Her teaching is rooted in her own disciplined and dedicated practice.
She intends to share the transformative and healing practice of Ashtanga Yoga with her students through accessible, intelligent, and precise instruction. Bibi guides her students to use asana as a tool to cultivate a deeper awareness of one’s body, a steady & clear mind, and a healthy, ease-filled life.
After a vocational ballet school training from age twelve and twenty five years of studying and teaching dance at universities and ballet companies all over the UK, Philippa randomly walked into an Ashtanga yoga class in London. It was a life-changing incident, that made complete sense.
From London, Philippa Asher is now one of a few Ashtanga yoga practitioners in the world (and the only British woman), to be Certified to teach the traditional Ashtanga yoga method, by Sri K Pattabhi Jois. She has learned the Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A and Advanced B Series directly from Guruji and Sharath (at the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India) and shares the Ashtanga system, internationally.
Melissa is an experienced E-RYT500 yoga teacher and a Lululemon brand ambassador known for her dynamic Vinyasa flow classes and her integration of the philosophy of yoga into everyday life.
Melissa discovered yoga in 2004 during a transitional period of her life. In 2009, she made the decision to leave the security of regular employment and travelled to the Brahmani Centre in Goa for what was to become multiple teacher trainings with Julie Martin.
She has since been teaching Vinyasa flow in Dubai, with seasonal teaching travels to India. Her dedication to finding truth within herself translates into a commitment to teach yoga from a place of authenticity and integrity.
For Melissa, the practice of yoga increases self-awareness, creating a deeper relationship between the mind, body and spirit and cultivating peace and understanding in everyone’s life.
Astrid was born and raised in the North of Norway, Tromsø. She went to her first Ashtanga class in 2003 while studying in Australia and straight away she was taken by this practice that through the years has had a great influence in her life. Since then she has had eight trips to Mysore, India, to study with her teacher Sharath Jois.
She is devoted to the lineage of Ashtanga Yoga and the method taught at the source, KPJAYI in Mysore. She is authorized level 2, has taught since 2010 and is a co-owner of a shala in Norway, Mysore Yoga Oslo, where she has run a daily Mysore program for the last three years.
Astrid will always be grateful to her first teachers that inspired her to practice and walk this path; Guillermo Benitez, Basia Lipska, Alexander Medin and Matt Corigliano.
Angie has been practicing yoga on and off since she was 15 years old. When she was introduced to Vinyasa Yoga in London just over 6 years ago, she knew this was something special – the movement, the music, the variety! She not only became addicted to practicing this style of yoga, but decided she wanted to fully immerse herself in it, and teach it to others as well.
Angie completed her 200hr TT in London 4 years ago and then her 500hr TT in India a couple of years after.
Angie´s classes are varied and dynamic, with strong adjustments and plenty of soul, with a strong focus on breath and physical awareness she constantly encourages her students to grow and explore, while at the same time creates a sanctuary where they can find peace on their mats.
Angie enjoys breaking down the more challenging asanas to make them accessible for students of all levels, and she themes her classes depending on what is going on in her life and the world around her.
Florian has been practicing as a massage therapist for 16 years and is highly qualified with a masters in massage. He is a self-employed masseur, Ayurvedic Yoga Massage practicioner, systemic outdoor adventure trainer and 5 Element yoga teacher. More information about Florian and his projects can be found at www.flows.at