YOGA PHILOSOPHY, ANATOMY, YOGIC LIFESTYLE, PRANAYAMA & 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.
ELLIE RUALES (Elizabeth Ruales)
AYURVEDA, YOGA THERAPY, HATHA YOGA, MUDRAS & YOGA NIDRA
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 my students: Thank You!".