The Green Yoga International Team
ATMA(Guruji) - INDIA
“Simple living , High thinking” is his motto . Inspired by the life and philosophy of the great sage of India Swami Vivekananda (founder of Ramakrisna mission) , Atma decided to dedicate his life for the service to the world through the healing science and arts of yoga, which brought him from india to europe. He was born in West Bengal, the land of Spiritual masters like Sw. Vivekananda, RishiI Aurobinda, Paramahansa yoganananda. Since childhood days, he was inclined and motivated towards yoga and spirituality. His early life associations with Ramakrisna Mission has given him an understanding and in depth-knowledge of all yogic text like vedanta,Patanjali yoga sutra , Bhagavad Gita etc . He is a Sanskrit Scholar, Philospher and a simple Yogi. Service to human kind and empowering women through yoga is his aim of life
Graduated in Managment, Atma was living in the Ashram life and imbibing the most valuable secrets of the ancient science of yoga: from various ashrams and many traditions. After his Ashram life he founded a Yoga studio in West Bengal Green yoga india – in which he was helping many people to uplift their lives.
He specializes in all aspect of yoga like traditional hatha , kundalini yoga, yin, yoga philosophy , yoga Therapy , Ayurveda and the secret of tantric yogic practice. He is an exceptional motivational speaker, story teller and spiritual leader of eastern India, now living and teaching in Mallorca Island ,Spain.
”SIT UNDER THE TREE AND MEDITATE ”….YOU WILL KNOW LIFE .
ALONSO AGUILERA - Chile
Born in Santiago, Chile, Alonso’s yogic journey started in 2003 during his contemporary dance studies. Alonso started practicing Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga and it took no time for him to fall in love with such a great-powerful discipline.
He devoted 2 years in intense practice and then took up a 360 hours TTC in Yogashala School, Chile.
Alonso believes in teaching the Mysore Style of Ashtanga Yoga as istaught by its founder Sri K. PattabhiJois. Further, being alsoa professional dancer, he learnt to fuse his creativity and passion into the creation of dance/movement and meditation sequencesand then to apply intothe Vinyasa Flow Yoga system.
Alonso shares his classes with his students, as a journey to the heart, surrendering to a higher vibration, and enabling them to practice to their own level of ability. His dynamic yet soft presence, enthusiasm, intensity and sensitivity leads his students through a practice that is challenging, uplifting, approachable, 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 realize their own gifts and powers so as to step fully into their most brilliant self.
RAM DAS - Spain, Germany & India
Ram was born and raised in Spain. His zest for the arts soon turned his attention to music and performing. He funded his training as a theatre and dance performer playing his guitar and singing in the streets and in bars and it was during this studies that he firstly came in contact with yoga and meditation, more than 25 years ago.
He moved to London to pursue a Masters and a career in the performance field and, while slowly deepening his asana and meditation practice, he gradually gave in to his adventurous spirit and started a career in sailing and diving that lasted several years and took him to many corners around the world.
But eventually, spirituality overpowered the adventurous side of him and he made the commitment to teach yoga, becoming an Acharya in the South Indian Sivananda classic hatha tradition. When he’s not teaching at Green Yoga, he now spends his time between Berlin and India, teaching all aspects of yoga and several meditation techniques as well as Tandava Dance, a movement meditation coming from Kashmir Shaivism, understood to be the highest form of Indian Tantra. He also offers Holistic Therapy using bodywork (Thai Yoga, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release Massage) and yoga. He has trained in the Krishnamacharya tradition (Viniyoga) and continues studies of Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda in South India to become a Yoga Vaidya.
Ram had initiation into the Sri Vidya lineage of traditional Tantra and has embedded these teachings and practice into his everyday life, so don’t be surprised to often see him holding one of his malas or doing the occasional Yantra pooja.
MALLIKA - Germany
Mallika, name given by her spiritual guide, is a certified Yoga Alliance USA/UK Yoga Teacher trained from an Indian Yoga school (Green Yoga International in Spain).
Mallika is a philosopher, she is a dreamer and her aim is to lift up everyone’s life by incorporating Yoga the best way possible. She is an open-minded, inspiring, positive person and a nature-lover. Mallika believes life is short and simple, live it happily and healthy.
She was introduced to Yoga by her grandmother and mother at the age of seven, since then it is a part of her life. Being a successful international model, her daily routine is often busy but she always remains in balance through her lifestyle as a Yogi.
KATHERINE GAWOR - Germany
Kat has always been drawn to the East. During her university studies, as well as right after
the graduation, she travelled and lived in some Middle Eastern countries, discovering
spirituality and simplicity that came in different than in the west forms. Yoga was one of the
practices she was introduced to at that time.
Her journey eventually took her to India, the country her heart recognised as home. There
she studied Yoga in various ashrams and centres over the years, slowly diving into the
depth and complexity of the paths, styles and techniques of this ancient art.
In the beginning, the path was not at all clear and Kat couldn’t say she knew exactly what
she was doing or what the goal was. It seemed like meticulous untangling of a myriad of
knots in some huge net that was covering her and impeding the vision. But by some
miracle, she kept on doing it, until particular practices became ingrained in her life.
That’s when she came to understand and appreciate the simple and yet profound
statement of Sri Pattabhi Jois: “Do your practice and all is coming”.
To Kat, Yoga is not about physical performance of the asanas (though those can be an
important part of the practice). It is an element of everything we do: “Whenever during the
day I remember to take an aware, conscious breath, I do Yoga. Whenever I master
equanimity in a difficult situation – I do Yoga. Whenever I remember to sit or stand with my
back and neck straight – I do Yoga. Whenever I choose challenging over an easy and
comfortable – I do Yoga. And yet, I may be going through my asana sequence, with the
mind dwelling in some emotion or concern, without the awareness of what I am doing or
feeling – and not do Yoga. The path is beautifully complex”.
Kat teaches Yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, alignment and adjustment and Yogic
She also conducts courses in Ayurvedic Yoga Massage, a technique combining deep
tissue massage, assisted Yogic stretches and energy work.
MICAELA PURDY - Canada
Micaela was first introduced to yoga back in 2011 as a way to reduce stress and help condition the body for various sport activities. Since then she has been an avid practitioner and has been teaching for the past five years all around the world.
Micaela is extremely dedicated to creating a nurturing and safe environment for students to support inward focus and exploration of the body, mind, and spirit for yogis of all levels. She has specialized in Power Vinyasa & Hatha but also teaches Yin, Restorative, Therapeutics, Pranayama & Meditation classes. She likes to incorporate different techniques within her classes such as myofascial release and somatics to help students find new and creative ways to connect with themselves.
Micaela has also studied Thai yoga massage to help connect with her students on a deeper level through compassionate touch and yogic mindfulness. She believes that yoga can help bring clarity and balance to everyone’s life no matter age or ability and that life on and off the mat should be met with a blend of playfulness and mindfulness.
SHEILA CHAN - HONG KONG
SHEILA started her yoga journey in her home town, Hong Kong; and completed two yoga teacher trainings in Dharamsala and Chennai, India. She received the vast knowledge of yoga anatomy, philosophy, and therapy & treatment methodology directly by Dr. Asana Andiappan who is the founder of Thirumoolar’s ashtanga yoga. She also practice Vipassana (taught by S.N. Goenka), which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation.
She teaches yoga across the countries, and now based in Poland and Hong Kong. Her classes are specialized in therapeutic postures synchronized to yogic breathing, which help the participants to build a strong and flexible body with clear mind as well as maintain the balance within oneself. Instead of regular classes, she has been one of the teachers of the Early Psychosis Foundation in Hong Kong to share yoga with young people who have been diagnosed with early psychosis.
She is also passionate in Ayurveda and Chinese medicines, and has a diploma in Chinese Medicine Dispensing (CUSCS), which widen her skills in the field of natural therapy and yogic diets.
Besides, Sheila graduated with a Sociology Bachelor Degree, and was working as a life-style & travel journalist in Hong Kong for several years. She loves travel, writing, reading, playing piano, and connecting with all kinds of beautiful souls.
“Life is a journey; yoga is a map; and we are the travelers. Through this map, I find the path from the body, mind to the soul; and I am still on my way. Here I invite you to join this journey inward as for the pursuit of bliss.”
VERONICA ARIAS GOMEZ - SPAIN
Being a classical concert pianist with master degree from Holland Conservatorium and awards in several piano competitions, yogini Veronica left the material world behind and start exploring the world in search of the real meaning of life. She began with a challenging trek in Himalayas, Nepal, and then she dived into the deep of the ocean of South coast of Asia as a scuba diving Instructor. Finally she reached the holy city of India, Rishikesh. The rich spiritual knowledge and culture of this place amazed her for the first time in life. In India she met Atmarekha and under his guidance she started to transform her life and adopted a yogic life style.
Yoga was always a part of her life. She started practicing various forms of yoga in Europe since 12 years ago. During her years in India, she explored yoga from the most well-known institutions started from Vippasana Meditation in Himalayas, Iyengar yoga in Risikesh, internal yoga of Bihar school of yoga, yoga and ayurveda education in south India and Asthanga yoga fromPattabi Jois Institute in Mysore. Her interest in natural healing treatments drives her to obtain a Degree in Holistic western and oriental spa therapies. She is currently studying a Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics.