Ashiyana has been created as a sanctuary, a home away from home. They offer yoga classes, retreats, and teacher training in Goa, India.
Yoga Retreats (2)
Tobie came to yoga in London in the early 2000s. A keen rugby player and athlete, he gained a BSc in psychology and went on to run a construction firm for many years. This led him to yoga when looking for relief from chronic back pain. He undertook his first yoga training in London (with the AOCY) and completed further training in India. Tobie is also a keen student and practitioner of many types of bodywork and pain relief techniques. He is heavily influenced by Dynamic & Osteo-Thai massage (Davide Lutt/Takis/Pichet), Chi Nei Tsang (Leigh Blyth) & Fascial Release (Robert Schleip/Jo Avison).
Yamuna has been a part of the Ashiyana family since 2008 and has been a core member of the Ashiyana Teacher Trainings since 2010, teaching on 14 trainings thus far. She has been sharing yoga and working in studios and retreat centers internationally over the past number of years. She recently continued to deepen her studies by completing her level two in Acroyoga and also deep tissue treatment modality, Alchemy of Touch. Her soft and gentle approach will guide you through your practice so that you can flow with love, devotion, and surrender.
Susie is a psychologist, bodyworker, and senior yoga teacher and teacher trainer with more than 10 years’ experience teaching in the UK, India, USA, and now Brazil. She brings a flowing graceful approach that gently guides students to deepen their practice through awareness of subtle energy flow and breath.
Matthew has been engaged with Indian studies and yoga for over forty years. He has traveled extensively throughout India, which he first explored in 1977. He has visited several hundred holy sites in South Asia, and in several stages, he trekked almost the entire length of the Indian Himalayas, a distance of around 2,000 miles. He has also trekked quite extensively in Nepal and Tibet. He began experimenting with yoga practices as a teenager, and then, in 1990 took up a daily practice of Ashtanga yoga, training with Danny Paradise. His own practice is a modified form of Ashtanga yoga.
from United States, November 2019
"This is the place to go to! Trust me!"
1500 characters is not enough to comment on what I liked. The teacher training was incredible. Very well drawn out and executed by an amazing team. The knowledge in the craft and the love and passion to teach it is unparalleled. The food is incredible everyday and the location is perfect. Whether you are in a beach hut 20 feet from the beach or in a standard room in the middle of the village you will be blown away by the oasis type feel of Ashiyana. The place is like a little family with plenty of guests and teachers going back season after season. Our group was unlucky and dealt with 2 weeks of rain during the normal dry season and still felt like we were in paradise everyday. Blessed to have found this place and to have found so many incredible people from Ashiyana and around the world. Yamuna and all the other teachers and assistants bring an energy and passion to yoga and to teaching the proper way to mold your practice. This is the place you want to go to either for a yoga holiday or a teacher training I assure you that.