SCHOOL DIRECTOR, ASHTANGA VINYASA & MEDITATION
Mahesh is Abhijna School of Yoga's Director.
His main style of teaching is Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. He is originally from Mysore, where he learned Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga from Sri. BNS Iyengar, direct disciple of T. Kirshnamacharya. He is a certified Meditation Trainer from Osho International Meditation Resort, Pune.
Mahesh has been teaching Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga, Yoga Therapy among other styles from the last 10 years & meditation from the last 14 years.
"All questions are born of the answers you already have" - Mahesh
ELLIE RUALES (Elizabeth Ruales)
ASHTANGA AND HATHA YOGA 200 AND 300 HOUR COURSES, MUDRAS AND PRE-NATAL YOGA
Co-director of Abhijna School of yoga, Ellie Ruales, started her journey in 2001 at Omega Institute of Holistic Studies where she had her first contact with Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda.
As she continued to work as an Industrial Engineer, she practiced yoga in her home country Colombia for over 10 years under the tradition of Bihar School and Iyengar before she decided to study in India.
Her continous studies include the foundations of Therapeutic Yoga at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiran Foundation in Chennai, Ashtanga Yoga with Sharath Jois at the Pattabhi Jois Research Institute, in Mysore.
She is a versatile yoga teacher who holds a 200H ERYT and RPYT and trained in the Styles of Yoga Therapy, Hatha Yoga, Pre-natal Yoga as well as Yoga for Children at Abhijna School of Yoga. She is an Ayurvedic Therapist from Prajna Kuteera Ayurvedic Institute.
She is also currently undergoing her 300 HR training under Mark Stephens guidance. She has trained for the last 3 years in Sound Therapy and Sound Healing under the guidance of her Teacher Francisco Lagos and now she conducts the activities of the Sound Healing Center at Abhijna School of Yoga.
Her teachings in both english and spanish are true to the traditions of Hatha Yoga (Iyengar and Bihar's approach). Her understanding of yoga draws from over 13 years of practice with various teachers and students. She genuinely enjoys being with her students and generously shares her knowledge.
"I am who I am because of what I learned from all my students: Thank You!".
YOGA PHILOSOPHY, YOGIC LIFESTYLE, AYURVEDA & YOGA NIDRA
Giusi is a powerful Yoga Philosophy, Ayurveda and Asana Methodology Teacher. She also conducts Yoga Nidra workshops and meditations at Abhijna School of Yoga. She has trained at Abhijna School of Yoga as a Yoga Teacher in Several Styles, (Ashtanga, Hatha and Yoga Therapy). She holds a Yoga Therapy certification from the same institution. After completing her training at Abhijna in 2016, she took part in a Yoga Therapy project for special needs children in Gokarna, India. She also trained with pioneering yoga nidra teachers Uma Dinsmore Tuli and Nirilipta Tuli. Giusi loves practicing and sharing yoga nidra and believes it is one of the most powerful techniques in accessing the deepest roots of mental, emotional and physical diseases.
She holds a BSc in acupuncture and a Masters in Chinese Medicine from University of Westminster in London. For years she worked in some of London's most renowned clinics in oriental medicine. Her background includes working at hospital of Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine and volunteering as the local acupuncturist at the Thrangu Tibetan Buddhist monastery outside Kathmandu, treating a wide range of ailments for locals of all ages. She is also a massage therapist, who loves to treat people with many different ailments, through a more comprehensive, holistic model of health. She has taught multi style yoga at several yoga retreats in Thailand and Europe.
Giusi is interested in finding ways of integrating the wisdom of ancient yoga philosophy texts into modern life.
REBECCA ANNE ELLIS
PRANAYAMA, YOGIC ANATOMY & ASANA METHODOLOGY FOR YOGA THERAPY
Rebecca Anne Ellis
Beckie is a Pranayama and Yoga and Holistic Anatomy Teacher. She drives her knowledge from her studies of oriental medicine, eastern arts of Taiji Quan and Qi Gong, Yoga, Anatomy and Ayurveda. Rebecca’s passion for sharing her knowledge grew from a young age teaching as a swim instructor and lifeguard. She now transfers these skills into a therapeutic context. She is a Sound healer and Yoga Teacher who specializes in Ashtanga Vinyasa and Yoga Therapy from Abhijna School of yoga.
She is fascinated by the benefits of all these holistic practices towards health and as tools in preventative medicine. She has worked within general practice and specializes in the fields of chronic pain, gynecology and infertility and palliative care.
She teaches Senior Yoga in the UK. A Qualified Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturist who holds a BSc Degree from University of Westminster in London, and has been treating patients for over ten years in the UK, London and worldwide, including further studies in China and volunteer projects in Nepal, India and Asia.
Her further studies include Tuina Massage, Bowen Technique and Yoga nidra, among others. She continues to live a life doing what she loves and loving what she does!