ARNE ESPEJEL

Arne Espejel, 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.

Arne has developed Mysore programs, and teaches regularly in South East Asia, in places such as The Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. He recently started to teach ongoing programs in Switzerland and Spain in Europe, in Japan in East Asia, and in the Middle East, in Beirut, Lebanon.

Whenever is possible he does the same back in his home town, when he visits his family in Mexico City.

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 Ian hopes to inspire and serve others by offering seekers an integrated practice and experience of Yoga as he has practiced and understood it from his 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 he has interests in yoga philosophy, alignment in Asanas and many of the foundational elements regarding the method of Vinyasa by linking breath and movement. He is 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 his Gita teacher Joshua Greene AKA Yogeswara, and his mentor Rima Rabbath for her unconditional love and inspiration.

MARIA PAMOUKIAN

With over 7 years of teaching experience, Maria strives to provide a safe and playful environment in her classes, allowing people to explore the practice with compassion and non-judgment. Infused with positive energy, full engagement with every student, and a dedication to the practice itself, Maria’s classes are challenging, always filled with valuable instruction and insight. She integrates ancient wisdom, modern life, and a lot of humor into every class, and everyone, with no exception, is welcome. She continues to study and learn as often as she can, and is grateful for all her teachers, especially Jules Febre. Maria is also a health coach, helping people design a lifestyle focused on health and wellbeing. Drawing from her own personal and professional experiences across careers and countries, she is always inspired to serve and be of benefit to everyone she encounters. She lives in Beirut with her two cats and dog.

NATHALIE NAJEM

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.

DIANA REBEIZ

Diana Rebeiz is a 5 year old Yogi, a certified Groovykids Yoga® teacher, and a consultant on relationships and communication. She is also an NLP Practitioner and a trainer on adult-children relationships. Throughout her classes, Diana will be inviting the kids to an inner journey towards serenity, acceptance, autonomy, and leadership in every breath of life.

 

DALAL HARB

“A Woman In Process”, Dalal Harb is an accumulation of experiences and states that led her to be the human she is today: a yoga teacher, a journalist, and a fervent wellness advocate.

Born to the mountains of Tannourine, Dalal graduated as a communicator and worked as such for the past 12 years in Lebanon and abroad. Her passion towards yoga led her to become a yoga teacher after receiving her training at the Bikram Yoga College of India in San Diego, USA, in 2009.

Lebanon, Dubai and Paris welcomed her classes eagerly until she realized that her body, mind and soul needed to regain zeal and knowledge. She enrolled in for the 4‐month course of Yogic Studies at the Bihar Yoga School in India. Back to Lebanon, to her inner roots, Dalal becomes a member of The Syndicate of the Yoga Teachers inLebanon (syt‐lb.com) and founds the Beirut Yoga Festival (beirutyogafestival.com), in 2014.

Dalal is passionately committed to promoting wellness, harmonious and balanced living, and a back‐to‐the‐roots philosophy in order to help others reach greater mind clarity and inspirational living.

KALINE AOUN

Originally from New York City, Kaline’s yoga journey began in 2010 after a dance injury prompting her to practice yoga as an alternative form of exercise. Her yoga practice became her inspiration to a personal transformation leading her to resign from her HR career to pursue her passion in yoga. In 2014, she completed her 200-hour Vinyasa certification and later obtained her Yin certification at Integral Yoga Institute New York. This year she attended an additional 200 hours of training with international yoga teachers from various schools of yoga. She is consistently finding ways to deepen her practice and in teaching yoga. She is also a Reiki II practitioner, awakening the intuitive energy that helps her connect with everything around her.

Her intention is to create a safe and loving environment where students feel calmer and more balanced, mentally and physically.

CAROLE AMMOUN

Carole Ammoun is a Kundalini Yoga instructor.

Her yoga journey started in 2009 when she first encountered Hatha yoga, and has continued ever since as she practiced extensively and attended a variety of workshops. All along she developed a keen interest in pranayama and meditation. She chanced upon Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan and completed her teacher training with Gurmukh in Rishikesh in 2013. She has been transmitting the teachings since then.

Carole is also an actress, writer, and trainer. She performs on stage and for the screen, has published several short stories, and conducts acting workshops designed to develop interpersonal skills. The body-mind connection is the common thread to all her activities.