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Abhijna School of Yoga and Meditation

Abhijna School of Yoga and Meditation specializes in 200-hour yoga teacher training in Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha yoga, and yoga therapy.

Instructors 5

Mahesh Chandra

Mahesh is Abhijna School of Yoga's Director. His main style of teaching is Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. He is originally from Mysore, India, where he learned Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga from Sri. Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, a direct disciple of 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 and meditation from the last 14 years.

Ellie Ruales

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. She is a versatile yoga teacher who holds a 200-hour ERYT and RPYT and is trained in yoga therapy, Hatha yoga, prenatal yoga, as well as yoga for children at Abhijna School of Yoga. Her teachings in both, English and Spanish, are true to the traditions of Hatha yoga with an Iyengar and Bihar's approach.

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Prenatal Yoga)

Abhijna School of Yoga Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)

Victoria Leader

Victoria is a certified yoga teacher from Bristol City Yoga, United Kingdom and Abhijna School of Yoga, Kerala. She has trained in the styles of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga and she teaches both primary and intermediate series, Hatha yoga and Vinyasa flow. She began to teach yoga in 2013 and has taught in England, India, and Canada where she currently resides. Her strong asana practice has led her to currently work with Reno Muenz of The Dharma Temple in Vancouver.

Bristol City Yoga Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Ashtanga Yoga)

Abhijna School of Yoga Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Vinyasa Yoga)

Giusi Pezzotta

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 such as 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 was also trained with pioneering yoga Nidra teachers Uma Dinsmore Tuli and Nirilipta Tuli.

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. Her 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 teacher who specializes in Ashtanga Vinyasa and yoga therapy from Abhijna School of Yoga, and qualified Chinese medicine and acupuncturist who holds a BSc degree from University of Westminster in London.

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