Nathalie was born and raised in Amsterdam. In 2008, she moved to Spain with her family where they live a remote idyllic spiritual life. She originally has followed a three-year course in Transformational yoga at yoga center Sai Mithra, in the center of Amsterdam. Transformative yoga is a unique combination of Hatha yoga postures, a consciousness of the chakras (energy center), meditation, and relaxation. She has studied the more detailed approach to yoga as developed by D.K.S. Iyengar and learned to teach in the more invigorating yoga styles Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga.
Lyma’s first introduction to yoga was in 1999, and for the past 13 years, she has been interested in Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow, Anusara yoga, and Zen meditation. She successfully completed the teacher training program through The Integral Yoga Academy and is registered with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) of The Integral Yoga Academy in Yogaville, Virginia, USA. Her love for teaching gives her the gift to create a space where students feel empowered to safely explore the gifts their yoga practice can offer, both on and off the mat.
Javier is the personal trainer of Hotel Shanti-Som Wellbeing Retreat. In 2001, he has finished his training in physical education, has acquired knowledge of expression, body, acrobatics, aerobics instructor, and anthropology among others, which has developed ever since. In 2014, Javier graduated as a Pilates instructor. He uses mat and machines as a reformer, Cadillac, chair wunda, spinal correction, and other accessories in his techniques that will help a lot in rehabilitation.
from Great Britain, September 2017
The sharing table at meal times
from Netherlands, November 2017
Great location, the staff is very friendly and a beautiful retreat. The Yoga instructors were really good!
Thank you so much for such a fabulous mother/daughter getaway! The staff, the surroundings, the food, the energy…
All amazing! We will be back.
Love everything about Shanti Som. All the staff are so nice and knowledgeable. I feel like a new person after the detox and stay here. Thank you
Shanti Som, you have changed my life for the better. From my heart please know how grateful I am for each and every one of you.
To the wonderful team at Shanti Som; Just to say a huge thank you for the most wonderful stay in your beautiful hotel. Everything was perfect in every way. We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful care and attention you gave us. We came home refreshed, relaxed and energised. You are all simply the loveliest and most talented people and we hope very much to see you again in the not too distant future. With love and all good wishes.
I have had the most wonderful relaxing time here at Shanti Som. Thank you to all the wonderful staff.
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