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.
JANINE BEHRENDT - Germany
Born and raised in Berlin , Germany , Janine’s Yoga journey started in 2011 during her early teens , having been involved into gymnastics and acrobatics from early childhood on she first found physical relief but not long after that it was the feeling of wholeness, a calm mind and the ability to see things differently , drawing her back to class each day .
In 2014 ,she decided to go and explore a holistic lifestyle on a deeper level , traveling to India for 10 months. It was here that she immersed herself into the culture and science of Yoga. Taking her first Yoga Teacher Training ( Multi-Style 200) in Dharamsala ,India.
“If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.”
― Yogi Bhajan
Janine found her true calling in being primarily a student but also a teacher of Yoga and dedicates her life towards this beautiful experience.
Yoga has had and continues to have such a profoundly positive, healing impact on her own life that she wants to share what she has experienced with as many others as she can. Constantly learning with and through others is what makes this journey called life such a special one – finding the way back to our natural state – the state of Yoga.
She continues to study and practice so she can continue to give genuine and authentic teachings.
She attained Jivamukti certification under the guidance of co-founder Sharon Gannon and Yogeswari as well as undergoing an intensive apprenticeship with her teacher Miriam Iannone ( advanced certified Jivamukti Teacher) . Furthermore she has studied in the Yin Yoga method as taught by Sarah Powers . She is forever grateful for all guidance she received so far and to the founders of Green Yoga International Atma and Shanti for opening their hearts and creating such a beautiful, loving spiritual home in Mallorca, Spain.
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.
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.