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Yogashala Institute International

Yogashala Institute International offers Yoga Alliance Accredited 200-hour Hatha Vinyasa intensive teacher training courses and yoga retreats.

Instructors 3

Javier Castro

Javier is the director at the Yogashala Institute´s professional program. Curious and committed, he has traveled extensively, training with the founders of the most rigorous methods of Hatha yoga. He has studied Indian philosophy and meditation and trained with Pattabhi Jois. He is actively teaching progressive Ashtanga and Anusara. He is a Shiatsu therapist and Tai Chi, Chi Kund teacher. With delicate technical precision and a great sense of humor, each practice with Javier Castro is a unique path to discover your sacred nature and celebrate life through your body.

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Anusara Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga)

Tomas Tealdi

Tomas was fortunate to grow up in an environment where yoga was very present. His mother is also a yoga teacher and transmitted her passion from very young. Tomas has been practicing Kungfu, Tai Chi, and Chi Kung for several years. Later, during his travels to the East, he had the opportunity to know the Vippasana meditation, that made profound changes in his interior and since then meditation has been part of his life along with yoga. Tomas is passionately teaching Rocket and Ashtanga yoga. He is currently training with David Kyle and is one of Yogashala Institute´s senior teachers.

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Rocket Yoga)

Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Rocket Yoga)

Reviews 5

Mariela Khushnood

from Germany, July 2017

"Yoga teacher training "

The teachers were very well explain the time there was just amazing I learn so much I will go back anytime.

Justine Hill

from United States, July 2017

"TT200 Nexo Surfhouse, Yogashala"

The best food, the best instructors! You learn a lot in a two week course, but still have time to relax on the beach. The food is to die for and I looked forward to every meal. Klara and Agi are wonderful at helping arrange transportation from any airport to the surf house.

Testimonials 5

Naomi Blackwell

Yogashala Institute International

Thank you yet again for a fantastic and most memorable experience with you in El Palmar - it was a fun, challenging and emotional experience.

About the Accommodation:

Lovely accommodation, surf house staff and a wonderful, relaxing garden set in a beautiful, convenient location, just a stone's throw from stunning beaches with fantastic live music and DJs,

affordable drinks and food, and a really cool, chilled vibe. Great surf school on site and an awesome masseur. The only downside was the noisy dogs nearby barking in the early hours, and having to share a room (but I knew about that before arrival).

About the Course:

Excellent tuition and demonstrations by passionate, experienced and talented yoga experts who live and breathe the yoga philosophy - this shines through in everything they say and do, even off

the mat. Their encouragement, insight, support and care was so crucial to this fantastic experience. I will never forget the time I had in El Palmar - the amazing, inspirational teachers (and their

stories), my fellow students from across the globe, the lovely house and kitchen staff, the surf team and the massages. I think some Shakti touched me while I was in El Palmar. I feel that I grew as

a person and continue to do so. Now I feel inspired to share the light of yoga with others through my yoga teaching practice.

Overall, an amazing, life changing/life enhancing and unforgettable experience! Thank you!

Elena Azhnova

Yogashala Institute International

Thank you, Dear Yogashala team, for such incredible course of transformation.

I am grateful for the knowledge and experience I obtained.

About the Course:

The course is sharp in timing, well-structured, intensive in good way, balanced with theory and practice. And it can not to be done without such strong and good Yogashala team. Everybody played so

important role and team together is so friendly and to nice to be with. I am impressed how the team work together with respect, care and support. You can feel safe and protective. One thing to add is even more practice :)

About the Accommodation:

Perfect place, location, amazing family who owns Nexo surf house. I felt a contact immediately would love to join.

Sofia von Stieglitz Perez

Yogashala Institute International

About the Course:

- Really good course. In-depth learnings about every aspect of Yoga.

About the Accommodation:

- Amazing! Would even go there on my own holiday. Food was great and service was super friendly and kind, as well as very flexible.


- Loved the teachers, as well as Klara! All of you made the experience just perfect. Each teacher had a different style, but you all complimented each other. To be highlighted: Javier, his knowledge

and experience take you somewhere new. Tomas: his humility yet incredible ability to teach at all levels is just unbelievable. David: he is definitely someone you want by your side, not just in yoga,

but in life... as seems to help everyone overcome their little insecurities by not being afraid to open up about his own imperfections. Klara: couldn't think of a better organizer, but... more importantly, couldn't think of someone who can cope so well with all these boys and their different personalities!



Michal Amedia-Mourin

Yogashala Institute International

I am forever grateful for my experience at Yogashala. I often reflect back on my course material and cherish my notebook that I took down all of the lectures, cues, and journaling in. Thank you all, and especially Javier, for an excellent training experience.

Olivia Haefeli

Yogashala Institute International

The teacher training at Yogashala Institute has been an amazing experience. It was wonderful and such a precious time. Thank you Yogashala for everything!