IKYU is a well-being center and an institute for higher studies of yoga, meditation, and related disciplines that also offers yoga retreats for you.

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Carlos Alberto Holguin

He worked in the presidency of Colombia's Republic and as a public order authority in the municipality of La Calera, among other performances as a lawyer. He was initiated as Mayan priest by Don Gerardo and Don Carlos Barrios in Guatemala, and from his longtime learning several types of yoga with different teachers and masters, he developed Ishka Kankueb Yoga, a line that proposes an adaptation of ancient yoga to modern life from a scientific and technical understanding to reinforce its philosophical essence and the achievement of the development of a more evolved consciousness of being.

Bogota (Tantra Yoga, Kriya Yoga)

California College of Ayurveda (Nidra Yoga)

Instituto Naturaleza Thai de Argentina (Qigong)

Yoga Kai (Hatha Yoga, Yoga, Power Yoga)

Reiki Shiki Ryotto Level 3 (Reiki Master)

Sandra Benaim

Sandra is the main professor. She has been practiing Yoga since 2010, she's been a Yoga instructor for 3 years and she is certified as an LK Inteligent Movement instructor.

IKYU (Yoga)

Reviews 12

Jonathon Hood

from United States, July 2018

"For those seeking a deeper spiritual experience "

Ishka is a beautiful place filled with beautiful. The experience was unique, and and fun.

Miriam Eriksen

from Norway, July 2018

"A life changing experience"

I found a completly new way to look at yoga. This course is amazing. The teachers are wonderful and the atmosphere is marvelous. For those who are interested in doing a course I really encourage them to do so. This course allows you to deepen your knowledge in a profound way. And I can really feel the improvements from just 21 days. So it will be awesome to continue my self practice to integrate all I have learned during this course.

Noémi Fülöp

from Hungary, May 2018

"My exciting 22 days in Ishka Yoga Instructor Course, in Cali"

I liked Carlos since the first day to be honest, he was straight and exact most of the time. I loved the complexitiy of the course and that all very well built up exercises, asanas whatever we call them. Simón, Mariana, Samuel, Lizeth and the cooking ladies - they all did a great job, thanks a bunch for all of them :) I enjoyed so much the inipi ceremony and thanks God i had some great mates from the class, i am so grateful to be there and have so much great memories forever :) Muchas gracias por todos and spread love, big hugs : Noémi Budapest

Richard Guilbaud

from Haiti, May 2018

"thank you ISHKA for giving me all these tools!!"

i liked the method

Anna Van Schaardenburgh

from Costa Rica, May 2018

"Very interesting"

That the training is authentic and not just classical or modern yoga. I learned a lot of new things and I'm happy to learn that yoga is not about tension and pushing yourself, but about relaxation.

Cornelia Schwab

from Peru, July 2018

"More than worth it ;)"

Really Nice atmosphère, very friendly People a great Garden and healthy yummy Food :) also it’s about Yoga, Not Religion which is why it was so good! I enjoyed it all a lot!

Reyes Escriva Tamarit

from Spain, July 2018

Ha sido una experiencia maravillosa. He aprendido mucho del yoga y meditacion y sobre todo estar conmigo misma. Es un tipo de yoga mas mental que fisico. Me ha encantado el lugar y las instalaciones. Los instructores estan muy preparados y son muy amables. El desayuno es buenisimo y la cocinera cocina con mucho amor y todo esta riquisimo. Una experiencia para aconsejar. Me he sentido como en casa y espero volver algun dia😍😍😍

Mariana Bueno Noya

from Mexico, July 2018

"una experiencia mas alla de mis expectativas"

Cuando me dirigia hacia Cali, no sabia lo que me esperaba pero si que tenia total apertura y disposición. Me encontré con un hermoso proceso, justo lo que deseaba mi corazón. He aprendido muchísimo de Carlos y cada una de las personas que hicieron parte de mi instructorado. El ha desarrollado una manera de transmitir el yoga desde sus fundamentos originales y genera un acercamiento e interiorizacion del yoga de manera profunda.He conectado con el yoga y sobre todo la meditación de una manera que no conocía pero que a la vez se sentía autentica, profunda, coherente, familiar. Lo recomiendo muchísimo sobre todo si estas buscando algo real.

Esther Paricio

from Peru, July 2018

Me gusto el entorno naturaleza, el equipo de trabajo, la metodologia de aprendizaje yoga, feldenkrais, la calidad humana, para mi fue un crecimiento personal en mi camino muy acertado

Juan Sacristan

from Canada, April 2018

El programa pretente un proceso espiritual de las personas que participan, no solo formacion.

Testimonials 5

Elina Lehr Israel

IKYU website

For me Ishka center was completely above expectations.

I couldn't ask for a better place.

This course was much more than just a physical training it was an experience of self discovery and self creation of peace.

From the depth of my heart I recommend you to do this yoga course.

beautiful place for you to go deep in yoga practice and in yourself.

If you let go and allow yourself to dance you will find new colors!

I learnt a lot on how to develop my own flow of movement and on dettachment.

I discovered a completely new approach and altitude towards yoga and life.

Techniques to discover the ability of different parts of the body working together! And understanding that each one is different!

I can keep on for long time but honestly words are not really enough to describe this deep feeling I have inside.

I can say that all the knowledge and wisdom that I was given here will forever accompany me.

Rosa Colombia

IKYU website

In complete gratitude for this time that you have been giving your talents, time, to your students so that each day we become more free, blissful and whole beings. Thank you because your methodology is so free, spontaneous and open, I manage to become a better being each day. Each day is a learning and I continue expanding my being, in complete awareness and I keep learning, I do not finish here, this has just started, so you won’t get a rest from me (hahaha). Thank you very much master, for you a big hug.

Mariana Bolivia

IKYU website

I miss you but I miss you with bliss so it is different. I’m very thankful I already told you but I’m starting to see that all that I learnt and all that you taught me can be lived in any situation I don’t need to be seated meditating or practicing specifically to apply things. My life seems different, my dancing is different, that is what I felt a few days ago and I wanted to share it with you because many things that you have taught me can be applied to my dance, I started to dance Tango again and with a very different approach, from more technical aspects like not contracting my abdomen but on the contrary letting it loose in this way my axe is more stable and to be more aware of my breathing because sometimes I stopped my breathing while dancing and so on, the energy I manage… That is why I’ve been feeling very nice to be able to take with me all this learnings to my dancing that is so important for me and in this same way in many other situations, I observe each situation differently and I observe my emotions differently and it brings me a lot of joy.

Claire Meunier, France

IKYU website

I would definitely recommend the Ishka Kankueb Yoga 3 week instructor training course to anyone who would like to deepen their yoga practice in a more profound and spiritual way. With Ishka Kankueb Yoga you will learn how to associate breathing techniques, visualisation, and movement of energies to better sustain any posture, and as such to better connect with your inner self. Carlos and his team are very knowledgeable and will teach you a lot of tools to be able to create your own yoga practice for yourself and for anyone you would like to share it with.

Thanks a lot guys for your warm welcoming and I wish you the very best for the future.

Sona Peach Germany

IKYU website

I studied psychology in Berlin. In 2016 I traveled to Cali - Colombia for an exchange of my career that lasted a year and at that time I started Ishka Kankueb Yoga classes with the teacher Carlos Holguín and Hatha Yoga with the teacher Mauricio Castellanos. With them I discovered two styles of yoga with important differences but of a depth and effects in my being that I had never lived in other yoga classes in my country or similar kind of experiences. I decided then to take the IKYU instructor training with Carlos Holguín and I can express that the learning, the knowledge and the lived experiences have been very important. I learned a lot of different yoga and meditation techniques but above all I learned that the service of teaching classes for the benefit of humanity is my most important ¨sadhana¨, with which I connect deeply in presence and energy.

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