Thais Faleiros (2005 - 2010)
Yogashala-Chile student since 2007. (36 years old). Brazilian teacher certified by the Yoga Alliance of Brazil in Hatha Yoga in 2006. She has studied with several teachers including Gustavo Ponce (many years), founder of Yogashala-Chile, Swami Dayananda Saraswati of Rishikesh, Swami Chidanand Saraswati, Peetambar Mishra and Anand Sagar of India. Also with Micheline Berry in the USA, Pedro Kupfer (Uruguay), Julie Gudmestad from USA, and several other teachers. She has her own yoga school: STUDIO CASA DE YOGA in Sao Paulo, Brazil and teaches all over Brazil and South America. Level of course: 500 hours of Hatha Yoga, with especialization in Sattva and Prana Shakti Yoga. She completed her studies with Yogashala-Chile in 2010 (January 2007 to January 2010).
Phone: +55 11 9212 1321
Carolina Bigas B. (2007 - 2011)
Yogashala-Chile student since 2007. (40 years old) Level of course: 500 hours of Hatha Yoga, with especialization in Axis, Sattva and Dynamic Yoga. She completed her studies in 2011. (January 2007 to January 2011). Founded a school of her own: YOGA NAMASTE, Concón, Chile.
Phone: +56 9 6317 9961
Ana Cristina has been deeply committed to Yoga for over 20 years having done long term training course in Hatha Yoga with Camila Reitz and Pedro Kupfer. She is a Certified Teacher in Sattva Chikita Yoga, has also studied Asthanga Yoga with Larry Shultz, Clayton Horton, Paul Francis, Michael Gannon e Mathew Vollmer. In her search for broadening her knowledge about yoga, she took training classes in Power Yoga with Juan Anguiano e Anderson Allegro; Iyengar Yoga with Sueli Jonish, Laurent Dauzou, Gustavo Ponce and Renato Turla. Included in her studies, there are courses in Yogatherapy with Joseph Lepage and Lilian Lepage; Ayurveda with Ravi Wadhwani and Dr. José Rougé; Nada Yoga with Julio Falavina e Totti Lima.
Ana Cristina added to her life of yoga theoretical studies, having embraced Vedanta for some time took classes with Gloria Arieira and others. She organized and was a speaker in the Yoga and Zazen Retreat with Monja Coen in the year of 2006.
All her efforts in learning, teaching, studying yoga took her to create her own yoga method called Jayaprana Yoga.
Her love for Yoga led her to own and direct the Yogaluz Escola-Lazer, which in its 13 years of existence have, among other things, developed the Yogaluz Methodology for helping yoga students on their pursuit to self-knowledge and realization.
Type of Courses attended:
Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education – Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina – from 1995 to 1999.
Hatha Yoga trainning course with Camila Reitz and Pedro Kupfer – from 1999 to 2001 (over 500 hours)
Specialization Course in Exercise Physiology – Universidade Gama Filho – from 2010 to 2011 (360 hours)
Certified teacher in Sattva Chikitsa Yoga Method, from Gustavo Ponce – in 2015 (200 hours).
Phone: +55 48 9904 0504
Brasil - Santa Catarina – Florianópolis
Sebastian Caussade (2010 – 2016)
Sebastian is a transport engineer who discovered the yoguic path at the age of 33. Since then, he has been travelling to India on a yearly basis to take formal training, mainly in the Iyengar tradition, besides being trained in Chile by Gustavo Ponce, who has developed several methods since introducing yoga in Chile in the early 90’s. Sebastian has been teaching Axis yoga at Yogashala in Chile during the last 4 years, delivering more than 400 classes and reaching more than 5.000 students over time. He also gives weekend seminars about yoga, ayurveda and astrology at Canal Om Wellness Centre in Los Vilos, Chile.
Contact: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook profile: Seba Caussade
Phone: +56 9 9829 2067
Type of courses atended. (Training period, from 2012 to 2016. 500 hours level)
1.- Canal Om Wellness Centre, Los Vilos (Chile), Intensive Course in Dynamic & Prana Shakti Yoga, 60hrs, 01/2012
2.- Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre, Dharamsala (India), Teacher Training Course in Hatha Yoga, 450hrs, 09/2012 - 12/2013
3.- Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre, Goa (India), Intensive Course in Yoga & Ayurveda, 100hrs, 01/2013 - 02/2013
4.- Yog Ganga, DehraDun (India), Intensive Course in Iyengar Yoga, 45hrs, 03/2015
5.- Patanjala Yoga Kendra, Rishikesh (India), Intensive Course in Iyengar Yoga & Ayurveda, 50hrs, 04/2015
6.- Canal Om Wellness Centre, Los Vilos (Chile), Intensive Course in Sattva Chikitsa Yoga, 60hrs, 01/2016
7.- Yog Ganga, DehraDun (India), Intensive Course in Iyengar Yoga, 45hrs, 04/2016
8.- Patanjala Yoga Kendra, Rishikesh (India), Intensive Course in Iyengar Yoga & Ayurveda, 50hrs, 05/2016
María Isabel Vera Cantisani (2008-2017
Isabel discovered the path of Yoga after 15 years as a professional in the fitness area. Since 2008 she has taken different trainings that have shaped her as a yoga teacher. With ten years of teaching yoga, mainly the Vinyasa style, currently she also specializes in teaching Sattva Chikittsa (Yoga with wall) system developed by Gustavo Ponce.
Facebook profile: Isabel Vera Cantisani
Type of courses attended
Monterrey, Mexico. Teacher Training in Mándala Vinyasa Yoga. Mayra Cadengo. 200hrs. (01/2008-04/2009) RYT200 Yoga Alliance
Saltillo, Mexico. Course in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. David Williams. 12hrs. (01/2011)
Canal Om Wellness Centre, Los Vilos, Chile. Teacher Training in Sattva Chikitsa Yoga. Gustavo Ponce. 100hrs. (01/2016)
Canal Om Wellness Centre, Los Vilos, Chile. Intensive Course in Dynamic Yoga. Gustavo Ponce. 50hrs. (01/2017)
Canal Om Wellness Centre, Los Vilos, Chile. Intensive Course in Prana Shakti Yoga. Gustavo Ponce. 50hrs. (01/2017)
Monterrey, Mexico. Teacher Training in Vinyasa Sequencing. Soul Yoga. Alejandro Quiyono. 200hrs. (07/2016-12/2017)
Ana Maria Lopez Techera (1999-2017)
Brief bio-data for website
Ana Lopez is a dance and yoga instructor, who was born in 1979 and introduced to yoga as part of dance training in Brasil in 1998. In 2001 she move to Chile and one year later she began her yoga studies with Gustavo Ponce in the Yoga Shala, learning the different methods that he taught in Yoga Shala. Since then, Ana has been further studying and developing these methods, with special focus on the method of B.K.S. Iyengar and in yoga therapy to recover Ana’s own body from the injuries caused by a lifetime in dance. She has travelled to different parts of the world for further yoga training in addition to the continual training provided in Chile by Gustavo Ponce and by his teachers.
Facebook profile: Anita Lopez
Type of courses attended
Hatta Yoga Center, São Paulo, Brasil, 120 hours - 03/1999 to 12/1999
Yoga Shala, Santiago, Chile from 2002 to 2005; 2007 to 2008; and 2011 to 2013.
Instructor in Ananda Yoga Center from 2009 to 2010; 280 hours
Workshop with Gustavo Ponce in Sattva Yoga 2009 in São Paulo, Brasil
Whorkshop with Paula Tortonalo (Iyengar Yoga, from Argentina 2014 in Chile); Workshop with Manouso Manos (Iyengar Yoga from EUA, 2014 in Chile)
Workshop with Miguel Reyes (Iyengar Yoga, in Madrid, Spain 05/2014)
Workshop as Gustavo Ponce's assistant in Europe, Portugal 06/2014
Teacher in Yoga Mukti Iyengar Yoga Center from 2014 to end to 2015; 250 hours
Teacher Training Course at Iyengar yoga 2015; 350 hours in Yoga Mukti Iyengar Yoga Center, Santiago Chile.
Workshop with Raya Uma Datta (Iyengar Yoga Senior Instructor from India 4 to 10 May 21015)
XVIII International Iyengar Yoga Spain Convention; Los Molinos, Madrid Spain 05/2015.
Workshop with Patxi Lizardi (Iyengar Yoga Senior Instructor in Madrid, Spain 06/2015)
Workshop with Faeq Biria (Iyengar Yoga Senior Instructor from Paris, France in 11/2015 in Santiago,Chile)
Specialization course in Organic Yoga, physiology applied to yoga, endorsed by SOCIKIN (Scientific Society of Integrative Kineisology) Santiago, Chile 2017; 350 hours.
Andrea von Dessauer Feijoo is a journalist who majored in Latin American studies and was first introduced to Yoga at the age of 17. Since then, this passionate student has taken various courses including Ayurveda, Reiki, Vedic Chanting through Yoga workshops in Chile and Australia. Her most recent course to become a Yogashala teacher consisted of 250 training hours under the guidance of professor Gustavo Ponce. Andrea currently splits her time between her career in communications and teaching yoga classes for small groups. In addition, she is working on her next endeavor to launch a digital platform to help people through Yoga.
Facebook Profile: Andrea von Dessauer
Type of courses attended
1.- Yogashala Centre, Santiago (Chile), Teacher Training Course 250hrs, 04/2017-12/2017
2.- Yogatime, Sydney (Asutralia), Yoga workshop in Vinyasa 05/2014-07/2014
3.- Yogalab, Santiago (Chile), Yoga workshop in Ashtanga Vinyasa 07/2006
Antonia is a psychologist who discovered the yoguic path at the age of 20, four years ago.
Since then, she couldn´t stop practicing, until she decided to learn a little more, with more depth, so she decides to take the teacher training course at the Yogashala Chile, with Gustavo Ponce.
This course aims to be the first of many others in she´s yoguic path, she wants to travel to India to know the cradle of yoga and to continue learning with great teachers.
Facebook profile: Antonia Fernández
Type of courses attended
Yogashala Chile, Santiago (Chile), Yoga teacher training course, 250hrs, 03-12/2017
Camila is a Chilean journalist who discovered Yoga passion 4 years ago. After practicing Gustavo Ponce´s method AxisYoga, the chance came to her to take formal training, during all 2017 with the intensive course at Yogashala. Her dreams are to continue training and practicing because Yoga teachings never stops, nether her desire to continue discovering the amazing yoguic path.
Facebook profile: Camila Arriagada García
Type of courses attended
1. 2017 – Intensive Course, 200 hours at Yogashala, Chile.
Claudia is a public relations officer; she has a diploma on marketing at Universidad de Chile. 3 years ago, she discovered Yoga, specifically the axis method; she practices this discipline since then. Her interest in this philosophy was so great that she took the TT in 2017 at Yogashala institute
Facebook profile: Claudia Verónica Ramírez Jaramillo
Type of curses attended: 2017 Teachers’ Training, 200 hours at Yogashala- Chile
Francisca SofÃa de Urruticoechea Besa (2014 â€“ 2017)
Francisca has been practicing yoga since she was 22 year old but it was not until she moved to the US when she realized she wanted this path for her life, then she moved back to Chile and started with her formal training in 2015 at her 30â€™s in Yogashala own by Gustavo Ponce, who has developed several methods since the early 90â€™s. She has been teaching one Sunday a month at the Cultural center of the City Hall, where she lives, as a volunteer with a group of teachers in order to bring more people to this path. Francisca has been participating in different immersion of Gustavoâ€™s methods and she is willing to learn more about the evolution of yoga
Facebook profile: Francisca de Urruticoechea
Type of courses attended
Yogashala Institute for Health & Inner Peace (Chile), Course in Axis Yoga, 500hrs, 03/2015 11/ 2016
Yoga Sakhyam (Chile), Yoga for Kids course, 10hrs, 12/2014
Marcela is an Interior Designer who discovered the yoguic path at the age of 34. Since then, she has been practicing different methods of Hatha Yoga, but mainly in the Iyengar tradition. She was trained in Chile by Gustavo Ponce, who has developed several methods since he introduced yoga massively in Chile in the early 90’s.
Marcela began her teacher training at the age of 37 in Yogashala, Santiago de Chile. She will continue studying and taking formal training with the aim of becoming a fully qualified yoga teacher.
Facebook profile: Marcela Castillo Godoy
e) Type of courses attended
1.-Yogashala Institute of Yoga Health & Inner Peace, Teacher Training Course in Axis Yoga, 250 hrs, April 2017 –December 2017.
2.-Canal Om Wellness Centre, Los Vilos (Chile), Intensive Course in Yoga Nidra, 08/2017
Juliana Spelta (2007-2015)
500 hours with Master Yogi Pedro Kupfer in Florianopolis, Brasil. (Hatha Yoga T.T.) 2007- 2010)
500 hours with Master yogi Gustavo Ponce in Yogashala, Chile. (Axis, Sattva yoga, T. T. 2011-2015)
Owner of Samudra Yoga Villas, Itamambuca, S. P. Brasil
M. Cecilia is a psychologist who discovered the path of yoga at the age of 40, due to a severe injury at her spine, in the lower back. Since then, 15 years ago, she has held regular practices at Yogashala Chile, as well as several intensive courses at Canal Om Wellness Centre, conducted in Chile by Gustavo Ponce, who created Sattva Chikitsa method that was a fundamental contribution to restore column health. At this moment M. Cecilia is complementing yoga practices with the certification as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist at the Biodynamic Craniosacral Institute of Chile.
d) Contact details
Type of courses attended
1.- Canal Om Wellness Centre, Los Vilos (Chile), Intensive Course in Sattva Chikitsa Yoga, 2012.
2.- Canal Om Wellness Centre, Los Vilos (Chile), Intensive Course in Sattva Vinyasa Yoga, 2015
3.- Canal Om Wellness Centre, Los Vilos (Chile), Intensive Course in Sattva Chikitsa Yoga, 2017
4.- Canal Om Wellness Centre, Los Vilos (Chile), Intensive Course in Prana Shakti Yoga, 2017.
Total Hours Intensive Courses: 234.
Maria Gabriela Palma (April to December, 2017)
Gabriela Palma is Industrial Designer as a profession, 35 years old and mother of 2 small children.
Her interest in Yoga, was born observing her grandmother who practiced Yoga her entire life and today with 98 years of age, still continues with an incredible vitality.
Gabriela has recently graduated from a yoga teacher course taught by Gustavo Ponce, Yoga Master, who introduced various techniques and methods of yoga in the early 90s in Chile.
Gabriela has discovered Yoga as a way of life and her interest is to continue taking courses, for later, become a full-time yoga teacher.
Type of courses attended
Yoga Instructor Course at Yogashala Institute of Yoga Health & Inner Peace, Santiago (Chile), 250hrs, Diciembre /2017
María Loreto Corral J (2007-2017)
Being a teenager, she discovered and explored the yoga path through old books. Starting with Kundalini yoga in 1997, she moved to Iyengar yoga once Yogashala was first established in Santiago de Chile. Practicing different methods, she found in Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga the path to devotion. Since then, she has being assisting to various workshops of philosophy and pranayama to deepen her daily practice. Nowadays, she works on a Bionergetic firm, and lately discovered Marcial Arts.
Type of courses attended
1. Yogashala, Santiago, Chile, Intensive Teacher Training in Iyengar Yoga, 04/2012 al 08/2012, 500 hrs.
2. Oxford, United Kingdom, Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with Lino Miele, 04/2003, 15 hrs.
3. Canal Om Wellness Centre, Los Vilos (Chile), Ashtanga Yoga workshop with Gustavo Ponce and León Popovych, 11/2004, 60 hrs.
4. Canal Om Wellness Centre, Los Vilos (Chile), Ashtanga Yoga workshop with Matthew Vollmer, 10/2005, 60 hrs.
5. Yogashala, Santiago, Chile, Ashtanga Yoga workshop with Kino Mc Gregor, 2007,10 hrs.
6. Yogashala, Santiago, Chile, Ashtanga Yoga workshop with Lino Miele, 2008, 20 hrs.
7. Ashtanga Yoga Studio, Santiago, Chile, Ashtanga Yoga workshop with Petri Raisanen, 11/2015, 20 hrs.
8. Ashtanga Yoga Studio, Santiago, Chile. Ashtanga Yoga workshop with Natasha Teran, 11/2016 al 12/2016, 80 hrs.
9. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Eddie Stern, 10/2017, 20 hrs
María Loreto, Industrial Designer by profession, initiates regularly and constantly the practice of yoga at age 24, beginning to feel the benefits of the practice and the need to transmit them to the rest of the people. Therefore, years later she decided to begin her training at Yogashala Institute, taking this way, the first step in the formal education of Yoga. She has taken her practice to the island of Oahu, Hawaii, and has also conducted open classes to the community in Hanga Vare vare, Easter Island; Axis, Sattva Vinyasa, Restorative and Dynamic Yoga classes at Namaste Yoga School, located in the town of Concón.
Facebook profile: María Loreto Schultz
Type of courses attended
Yogashala Instite (Chile)
Teacher training course in Axis Yoga.
200 hrs. 04/2017-12/2017
Sabrina Leitis (2007-2016)
Kripalu Yoga teacher training (Hatha Yoga focused on the chakras and the body-mind connection), 200 hours annual course. YogaShala, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, (Brazil), 2016.
Hatha Yoga and Hatha Vinyasa teacher training, 200 hours annual course. Vida de Yoga, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina (Brazil), 2015, with specialization modules in Partner Yoga, yoga for children, yoga for the elderly, yoga with injuries
Postgraduate course Acupuncture Specialist, 1200 hours, Einstein University, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina (Brazil), 2014-2015
Course in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, 1200 hours, Einstein University, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina (Brazil), 2014-2015
Intensive Yoga workshop with Gustavo Ponce (Sattva Yoga), Pedro Kupfer (Hatha Vinyasa), Tales Nunes (Hatha Yoga), Gloria Arieira (Vedanta), Patrick van Lamer (Vedanta) 20 hours. Florianópolis, Santa Catarina (Brazil), 11/2014
500 hours T.T. with Gustavo Ponce in Yogashala, Chile, during 2015.
Hatha Yoga intensive in Sivananda Yoga, 50 hours. Sivananda Ashram, Neyyar Dam, Kerala (India), 02/2013
Annual Masotherapy Course (set of different therapeutic techniques), 400 hours. Montevideo (Uruguay), 2007
Olga Trinidade Araújo (2007-2017)
Address: Av. do Catre s/n Residencial Ícaro bloco 4-103 Emaús, Parnamirim RN Brasil
Phone: +55 84 996662358
Student and practitioner since 1973. She studied with great masters such as Gustavo Ponce and professor José Hermógenes
Studies: Especialist in Yoga Siences at the university UNIAMÉRICAS – Faculty of Ateneu – Fortaleza CE (may 2009 to december 2010, 360 hours)
Curso de especialização em Corpo e Cultura de Movimento pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte em 29/09/2006
Curso de Capacitação em Yoga pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte em 30/10/2005 com 180 horas
Curso de Licenciatura plena em Educação Física pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte em 18/09/1985
Curso O Conhecimento e a Prática da Terapêutica Ayurveda pela Escola de Enfermagem de Natal da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte em novembro de 2010 com 60 horas
Curso Intensivo Dynamic Yoga e Sattva Yoga ministrado pelo professor Gustavo Ponce no Espaço Clara Luz Fortaleza Ceará em 25/07/2010 com 12 horas
Curso de Atualização sobre Yoga e Hipertensão pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte em 18/04/2010 com 20 horas
Yoga and Ayurveda, Montanha Encantada – SC November 2007 and may 2008, 72 hours
Curso profissional em Yogaterapia pelo Centro de Yoga Montanha Encantada em Maio de2008 com 500 horas
Em Busca do Eu – Uma Visão Transpessoal da Psicologia no Yoga Sutra de Patanjali de agosto a dezembro de 2007 com 60 horas
Curso de Formação de professor em Yoga Integrativa pelo Centro de Yoga Montanha Encantada com 250 horas 2007
Intensivo de Yoga – a metafísica do Yoga no Chacarananda Santa Catarina janeiro de 2007
Further studies in Prana Shakti Yoga, 24 to 29 january, 2017, 50 hours with Gustavo Ponce
Intensive Teachers Training in Dynamic and Pranashakti Yoga com Gustavo Ponce and Pedro Kupfer, 03 to 15 de January, 2012, 83 hours
Professora de Educação física de escolas estaduais do Rn
Professora de Educação Física de escola mucicipais de Natal RN
Supervisora do Projeto Jovem Promessa de Ginástica Centro de Excelência da Caixa Econômica Federal no Ginásio de Esportes Jorge Tavares em Nova Parnamirim RN
Instrutora de Yoga na Associação dos Funcionários Aposentados do Banco do Brasil Natal RN
Professora de Yoga e Yoga laboral em agências do Banco do Brasil em Natal e Parnamirim RN
Professora de Yoga e Yogaterapia no Núcleo de Yoga da Universidade Federal do RN
Professora de Yoga e Yogaterapia no Centro Municipal de Referência em Educação da Cidade do Natal RN
Michael Zunini Seguich (2007-2014)
As an outstanding athlete, he approaches the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga to recover the lost flexibility. A regular daily practice at Gustavo Ponce´s Yogashala was enough for him to decide to undertake a journey in search of experience and knowledge in 2008. This is how he found his first and great teacher, John Scott, who taught him with dedication for a year as the practice takes so much inside as in daily life. Along the way he has found several sources of inspiration, but undoubtedly Rolf Naujokat and Matthew Vollmer have marked his path. His frequent trips to Mysore, India, in the AYRI under the tutelage of R. Sharath Jois, made him settled in Thailand in 2011, where he taught for 2 years in a renowned Wellness SPA, and where he opened Ashtanga Yoga Studio Phuket, in operation nowadays. In 2014, he returned to Santiago, Chile, and open Ashtanga Yoga Studio. Recently in 2017, he is the director of Silverbacks BJJ Chile, a brazilian jiujitsu academy, that combines the tradicional marcial art with yoga.
2007 Yogashala, Chile. Workshop with Kino Mc Gregor, 20 hours.
2007 Yogashala, Chile. TT with Gustavo Ponce, 200 hours.
2008 Stillpoint Yoga New Zealand, with John Scott , 500 hours.
2009 Yoga Thailand, with Paul Dallaghan 20 hours.
2009 3 months Ayri Mysore India, Sharath Jois, 180 hours.
2010 3 months Ayri Mysore India, Sharath Jois, 180 hours.
2010 3month Goa India “Hands in adjust” with Rolph Naujokat, 60 hours.
2011 3 month Ayri Mysore India, Sharath Jois, 180 hours.
2012 3 months Ayri Mysore India, Sharath Jois, 180 hours.
2013 3 months Ayri Mysore India, Sharath Jois, 180 hours.
2014 3 months Ayri Mysore India, Sharath Jois, 180 hours.
2014 1 month Pranayama and Mudras with BNS Iyengar, 50 hours.
200 hrs of Integrativ yoga in 2005 with Joseph y Lilian le Page in Montanha Encantada, SC, Brasil.
120 hours, Sattva Yoga intensive training in January 2007, in Canal OM with Gustavo Ponce.
200 hours of Prana Shakti Yoga, with Gustavo Ponce, in Canal OM, in 2008.
200 hours in Dynamic Yoga, Yogashala, Santiago, Chile in 200@