Teachers

Elena Figarola

I started practising yoga in 1990 as a hobby, attending classes twice a week. Gradually, yoga took greater precedence in my life and in 1995 I completed a training course to become a teacher of  Hatha yoga.
In 1999, a vocational crisis led me to give up my job working in Film Production and Advertising. I left for India with the aim of studying meditation in depth and finding a new, less stressful direction to my life. What in principle was to be a one-year sabbatical became three years.
Destiny brought me to Mysore, where I became acquainted with Sri K Pattabhi Jois, who introduced me to Ashtanga Yoga. I practiced for 5 months at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute and I must confess that discovering this yoga technique revolutionized my life. In 2000, I practised for a year in New York with Guy Donahaye and later returned to India for six months to develop my teaching skills. Since then I have been travelling to India periodically to deepen my understanding of the practice of Ashtanga and have completed various intensive courses with Peter Sanson, Tomás Zorzo and Lino Miele.
On returning to Barcelona in 2002, having been away for three years, I felt the need to create a centre where I could teach and share the knowledge of Ashtanga, faithfully following the same traditional method of teaching that I had received. The philosophy of the centre is to maintain the teaching of Ashtanga Yoga in its purest form, with the desire to consolidate a small community of practitioners who can share the experience of Ashtanga Yoga and disseminate this thousand-year-old technique.

Elena Figarola

 

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