Pure Nature Yoga offers therapeutic yoga, sacred sound, and mindfulness as highly effective therapeutic tools to educate, embody, and empower individuals.
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A C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, trained by world leaders, Roni specializes in Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Structural Therapeutics, Women’s Health, and Emotional Disorders. Roni is also a Certified Sound Therapist with Gongs, Singing Bowls, Drums and more, trained by Jens Zygar, Tone of Life, and IASH, India. She is passionate about integrating the teachings of yoga with the modern and scientific understanding of the body-mind complex. Living in Tibetan Buddhist communities in UK, Nepal and India, Roni has practiced Meditation and Mindfulness for over 20 years, and many silent retreats.
Kimberly is a Wellness Coach since 2009, plant-based chef & teacher, Macrobiotic counsellor, and Yoga teacher. She spent over 15 years in Shanghai, 8 of which she co-owned China’s first health food store & nutrition cooking studio. Kimberly has completed level 3 Macrobiotic Counselling at the Kushi Institute of Europe and Macrobiotic Institute of Portugal. She has trained in Yoga with Sarah Powers, Sebastian Purcelle & Murielle, and Andre Riehl. Kimberly co-founded Yin Lifestyle in 2018, focused on Yin Yoga, Taoist Yoga, TCM, Macrobiotics, Thai Massage, Sound Healing and natural therapies.
An International Anatomy & Movement teacher, Rachel specialises in teaching awareness of the structure & function of how bodies move, invoking a playful curiosity. Her personal mantra “educating and moving the world one body at a time” stems from over 24 years of hands on experience and 15 years of teaching. Rachel spent a decade instructing Osteopath students at Uni Tech in New Zealand after graduating from the British School of Osteopathy. Rachel also combines her extensive knowledge of Sports Therapy, Pilates, Thai Bodywork & Yoga into unique interactive anatomy and movement classes.
Masha has a degree in Psychology at Charles University of Prague. She has been a disciple of Sri Ganapati Saccidananda Swamiji of Mysore for over 10 years now, and her main paths have been Jnana, Karma, Kriya and Bhakti yoga. Masha perceives yoga as a spiritual path, as a practice that has to be lived off the yoga mat. She has a deep interest into Yoga philosophy (translating ancient texts from English into Russian), Ayurveda and Indian mythology. Masha studied Ayurveda at the institute of Oriental Medicine in Moscow and now works in the field of Ayurvedic e-learning. (July-Aug YTT)
Gaurav trained as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor under Dr. Vasant Lad in the USA and has been using diet, lifestyle, and education to improve the well-being of his clients. He studies Sanskrit online with the Australian National University, and this has added to his understanding of Yoga and Ayurveda, and his appreciation of chants and devotional singing. Gaurav has practiced Tantric Hatha Yoga intensely, as well as completing a yoga teacher training in the Hatha Yoga of Krishnamacharya and Yogic Mindfulness with the Mohan family. Yoga is something we can do in every moment, as Mindfulness.
Sigrid is a Certified Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Pregnancy Yoga Teacher, in her home town in Austria. She has also attended a 50h Mindfulness Meditation Training. Sigrid loves to learn, experience, travel, and integrate different methods and ideas for a holistic approach in every aspect of her life. Together with her partner she runs ‘Gyan Reiki and Sound’ practicing as a Reiki and Sound Therapist, and offers Reiki Trainings. As a Cacao Guardian, she also immerses herself into the sacred wisdom of plants in a ceremony and ritual. (Nov-Dec YTT)
from France, September 2019
"The start of a new beginning "
When I looked for a TT, I was attracted to this one but I didn’t really know why. I followed my intuition and that was probably the best choice I could make. During this training we had classes given by very experienced teachers and we covered a rich variety of subjects to understand the whole meaning of Yoga.The place of the training was magic : wooden bungalows in Nature environment, facing the Ocean. The extra events (Sound Baths, full moon ceremonies, mantra evening...) made this experience unique. It is a training that can change your life. Not only by learning how to be a great yoga instructor but also by learning more about yourself and your true nature. That’s why after this wonderful experience I can say that this is just the start of my new beginning.
from United States, September 2019
"A truly transformational experience"
This training attracted me because of its holistic nature and I wasn’t disappointed. Of course we focused on Hatha yoga but we also had teachers who taught us about Traditional Chinese Medicine & Yin Yoga, anatomy taught by a highly qualified osteopath, Ayurveda, Restorative Yoga, sound healing, and nutrition. Throughout the training I had a personal transformation, as did most of the others in our group. This training will change your life forever and I thank Roni from the bottom of my heart.
from United States, August 2018
Roni and Dimitri's teacher training was wonderful. When first looking for a teacher training, there were so many to choose from. Being a teacher myself in another field, and having studied educational pedagogy, for better or worse I can sometimes be sensitive to the organization and delivery of instruction. Both were true professionals and I really feel like I lucked out in selecting their program. I was so impressed with the well-rounded variety of areas they supplemented the teacher training with - yin, restorative, anatomy and physiology, subtle anatomy, special populations, voice control, and even marketing and jobs. They covered every base and more. There were a few comments from students that it was so much info to assimilate. That's actually the part I love. While they are incredibly thorough on the information that matters most, they introduce you to so many other integral parts that make up the various limbs of yoga and understand the importance of mindfulness, meditation, pranayama, and the subtle energy body. Collectively they both have so much experience and have done a phenomenal job of organizing both materials and experience into a solid program. Roni's kind composure and intelligent organization will keep you grounded, while Dimitri's playful heart will crack you open. They are a great balance for one another. As far as the island, I loved that it was on the quieter side. It was a great chance to focus and bond with the other students there.
from United States, August 2018
"Life Changing Training! "
Roni and Dimitri established a beyond excellent environment of education and empowerment at this teacher training. Their level of professionalism, genuine kindness, and effort showed during this training from start to finish. I received more than I expected, both personally and as a yoga instructor. There were many aspects taught in this program and while it could have easily become overwhelming, Roni and Dimitri taught in the most logical and organized way. Their support was deeply appreciated. It is clear that they are passionate and purposeful in living out their dream and sharing it with the world. I am forever grateful.
from Germany, August 2018
Thanks a lot Roni qnd Dimitri for this wonderful programme! I feel empowered, more centered within and more grounded. It made me feel steonfer in my body and soul.
As fas as the teaching part is concerned, I am surprised how fast the progress went and how much easier and clearer teaching looks like now. I thought I would never even think of teaching, but during the last week things changed, I got more confidence and understanding. I felt more familiar with asanas and wording, and this is all thanks to the structure and content of the program.
I really liked that week 1 was dedicated to strengthening body, week 2 - strengthening the mind, and week 3 and 4 dealt more with ayurveda, chinese medicine and teaching itself. This was a gradual and seamless process.
Plus, I met great people during the training and made new friends, which made the program even more interesting and fun.
from United States, August 2017
"More than I could have imagined"
This experience with Pure Nature Yoga has compelled me to expand my dreams even further, while intelligently creating clarity in every part of my vision, regarding my career, that I had not yet found answers for. I am simply in awe of this whole chapter of my life. My gratitude is profound.
from Austria, September 2018
It was an intense month full of education, empowerment and transformation. I am still looking for words to describe the gratitude in my heart. Roni and Dimitri are so special and created a perfect structured,well prepared training and papers. Precicse lectures and life changing classes prepared me for going out there and teach. But also improved my personal practices and changed the way I deal with life and how I treat my body. The ceremonies and classes we took with Dimitri and Roni have been so much more than I ever expected.
When you look for "pure yoga" and a month full of learning, improving and growing your personality and your own way of teaching yoga - you should go! The quality of the YTT is hard to find anywhere else.
Roni, Dimitri: your words will guide me through my yoga life but also my whole way of living.