Raquel was born in Spain and moved to London in 1999 where she started her yoga practice. She quickly noticed the profound effects occurring through her varied Hatha yoga practices, not just physically but emotionally and spiritually as well. Seeking to deepen her knowledge of yoga she undertook a one-year teacher training course in 2007 in London followed by further training in Mysore, India.
Mark Ansari has trained directly with Ashtanga yoga founder Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. In addition to his initial training, Mark has also studied asana, pranayama, and meditation with some of the worlds most renowned gurus and teachers such as Clive Sheridan, Narayani Rabinovitch, Derek Ireland, and Godfrey Devereux.
from Canada, October 2017
"Great YTT experience in Spain, highly recommended!"
Great Teaching Style, very open and friendly, adapted to every individual level.
Best possible location for this, no noise, only mountain views, fresh fruit, tranquility.
"During a 200-hour yoga teacher training with Raquel and Mark Ansari in the mountains of Spain I felt that we were wonderfully taken care of: our spiritual and physical growth was well looked after by these knowledgeable teachers, and the shala and surroundings were amazing and allowed for a deep and focused journey inwards. The anatomy classes by Mark were fascinating and Raquel's centred but friendly approach made it possible to take the most out of the teacher training. I highly recommend these teachers and their courses to everyone willing to learn.
Inspira Yoga's website
I was lucky enough to receive teachings by mark and raquel during my yoga teacher trainings. With Raquel's warm and gentle heart and marks vast knowledge and experience they both make the perfect team for a yoga tt experience. Both are approachable and relatable people with a beautiful gift of teaching. I wish them both and Lola the best of luck and full recovery. Namaste!
Inspira Yoga's website
I have spent my first TTC 200hrs. with Raquel and Marc Ansari as my headteachers in Goa.
Their deep knowledge of yoga and the passion to share their knowledge with us students was absolutely amazing. We could feel that they love what they do.
Raquel is a very special person. From the beginning I felt her big support and positive energy. She is warm, patient and empathic. Her knowledge about assisting/adjusting, alignments and philosophy is very big. I absolutely enjoyed her classes, they were inspiring, creative and I could adapt a lot to my teaching styles.
Raquel is a beautiful person - inside out!
I remember all the early morning Ashtanga classes with Marc. Very clear and passionated he led us throughts the strong practice. His anatomy classes where full of useful practical informations, witch I use in my own classes now. Marc is very clear, focused and has a big knowledge. His classes were rich and always fun!
I am very grateful for having Raquel and Marc as my primary teachers and I can highly recommend TTCs with them.