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Teachers

One of the main attributes of Yoga Shala is the quality of our teachers. We have yogis from all around the world coming from different schools and each having different backgrounds and unique ways of approaching yoga. Our teachers are there to guide you and are ready to advise or solve any questions you might have, ensuring you get the best from your yoga practice.

Our current teachers are:

Itzel Olvera
Itzel Olvera

Vinyasa is an ancient and energetic style of yoga that guides the practioners through sequences of asanas (postures) in coordination with the breath. Building strength, balance and flexibility in the body.

Encouraging her students to approach their practice with laughter, self study and awareness, Itzel Olvera believes that yoga goes beyond body and mind, it´s a way of connecting with the planet and your own spiritual path.

“When you commit to a regular practice, your body changes, feeling stronger, more balanced and flexible, but it also impacts your spirit in such a positive way that your whole life begins to shine.

My practice has changed over time and I think teaching is like a mirror, showing you to become a better person and ideas about what you give, not only to your students but also to yourself. It's a way to stay strong with your feet on the ground and your head up in the stars."

Caroline Graham-Wood
Caroline Graham-Wood

Caroline has been practicing Yoga for over five years, and teaching for two. Having completed her 200hr Teacher Training in July 2012 with Quantum Yoga, certified and approved by the Yoga Alliance, she has studied in London and Mexico  under master Yoga teachers such as Laura Baumann, Edward Clark, Anna Ashby, Ana Sussmann, Kathryn Budig and Phillip Askew.

 Her classes blend together the precision of alignment and the breath-movement synchronization of Vinyasa yoga; students will discover how yoga can: calm the mind, structurally re-align the body and allow access to greater energy sources.

Through creative sequencing and attention to detail, Caroline encourages her students to move freely, deeply, and mindfully into their bodies.

As a teacher, Caroline is an engaging, happy and warm teacher. Through her passion for yoga and dynamic teaching Caroline incorporates both the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga paying attention to the original Sanskrit texts and terminology. She aims to allow her students to develop their own understanding of yoga in an enjoyable way.

Erin Threlkeld
Erin Threlkeld

Erin Threlkeld has been teaching yoga since 1980. Erin is certified in classical relaxation-based yoga from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre on Paradise Island in the Bahamas and vinyasa yoga from the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara. She has continued her studies with teachers Rod Stryker, Shiva Rea, and Saul David Raye. Her studies in the Feldenkrais Method™ inform her method of somatic-based teaching.
 
Erin’s interest lays in the transmission of non-ordinary states of consciousness and how it occurs through the spiritual discipline of yoga and through the healing touch of massage. Erin received her certification in massage therapy in 2009 specializing in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, CranioSacral Therapy, and the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™.

Her classes are defined as 'Svabhava' (def: inner calling, essential nature, one’s own becoming)

A slow, vinyasa flow with attention to the ujjai breath using creative sequencing, pulsation vinyasas, undulations, round movements, and micromovements. This is a moving meditation, a way of developing what the Bhagavad Gita describes as “skill in action,” by releasing tension surrounding action, finding your internal center, observing the attitudes and ideas you bring to the asanas, and experiencing the space where you are absorbed with the process rather than the results of your action.

Akal Sahai Kaur
Akal Sahai Kaur

Akal Sahai Kaur iniated at Kundalini Yoga in 2002 at Sikh Center in Mexico City. In 2004 she learned Hatha Yoga from Raniana Pallana in USA. By 2005 she was certificated in Hatha Yoga Vinyasa by Yoga Alliance also in the United States of America. In 2006 she certificates as Kundalini Yoga instructor by KRI and IKTA in New Mexico, USA. In 2007 she studies Conscious Communication in Los Angeles and starts the 2nd level in Kundalini Yoga. That same year she deepens in subjects like Philosophy, Theory, Application of Yoga, Methology, Pranayama, Asana and Meditation at Krishnamacharya Yoga Madarían in Chennai, India. Later she learned Ashtanga in Mysore, India with Sri Sheshadri and Harish. In 2008 she lived and instructed in Guru Ram Das Ashram in Mexico City; then moves back to India to move on her practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Sri Sheshadri. In 2009 she teached Kundalini at the Shangri-la Garden in Playa del Carmen.In 2010 she invisions Yoga Shala Tulum, and takes the subject on Authentic Relations of Kundalini Yoga level II. Nowadays she instructs her teachings of Kundalini, Vinyasa and Prenatal in Yoga Shala Tulum, Q. Roo, Mexico.