IAN SZYDLOWSKI-ALVAREZ

In Spanish there is beautiful refrain, “Se hace el camino al andar,” or “one makes the path by walking.” In this way I hope to inspire and serve others by offering seekers an integrated practice and experience of Yoga as I have practiced and understood it from my teachers. Yoga practice not only as an instrument towards liberation– but as liberation itself – as taught in the tradition of Jivamukti. A tool to help us learn to be more receptive in order to nourish our highest potential – Yoga transforms the physical body and the internal layers of consciousness to shake up our karma and break us into the magic of now-ness.

As a teacher I have interests in yoga philosophy, alignment in Asanas and many of the foundational elements regarding the method of Vinyasa by linking breath and movement. I am daily inspired by the contributions of Jivamukti’s Sharon & David and this Jivamukti method, along with Sri Pattabhi Jois, Krishnamacarya, BKS Iyengar, also greatly to my Gita teacher Joshua Greene – Yogeswari, and my mentor Rima Rabbath for her unconditional love and inspiration.

ARNE ESPEJEL

Arne Espejel is an Authorized Level 2 Teacher in the tradition of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois.

Arne discovered Ashtanga Yoga in 2003. Five years later, he travelled to Mysore, India to practice and pay his respects to Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Since then, he has gone back yearly to Mysore for further studies with R. Sharath Jois and Saraswathi Jois, the grandson and daughter of Guruji. Arne is now learning Advanced A series under their direct guidance.

In 2010, Arne received the blessings of the Jois family and was authorized to teach both the Primary and the full Intermediate Series. Being one of the select few to receive this privilege, Arne would like to teach and help his students develop a Self-Practice. It is his firm belief that Self-Practice is a great beginning to help each individual on their journey towards the knowledge of oneself.

NATHALIE NAJM

Nathalie, AKA nat on the mat, discovered Ashtanga yoga in 2009. This is when she changed from being a fitness freak to a more balanced yogi . Since then, she has been traveling all around the world to study with authorized teachers such as Kino Mac Gregor, David Robson, Nea Ferrier and Petri Raisanan. She has completed her second trip to Mysore India last year where she studied under the guidance of R. Sharath Jois.