Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Instructor Biographies
Tribe teachers walk through life embracing and embodying authentic yoga teachings, not just practising yoga but living yoga.
From personal experience they support and guide other individuals, on yoga teacher training courses and retreats, to utilise yoga in their daily living too.
When you attend a Tribe ashtanga yoga teacher training or yoga event the teachers present you with a wide variety of skills, knowledge and understanding. Every Tribe teaching team has a wonderful diversity of practice and experience.
Tribe teachers are unique, special individuals with vibrant characters passionately sharing their love and practice of yoga wherever they go.
Christian was born in the town of Brandenburg in Eastern Germany in February 1977, in the year of the fire dragon. His yoga journey began 15 years ago whilst traveling Australia. A friend showed him the first sun salutations and ever since he has been hooked. Christian has practiced Ashtanga Yoga as part of self practice for many years. He has completed the Primary and Intermediate Series and practices the Advanced A Series exploring into Advanced B. But nevertheless he is very much attracted to modern Vinyasa styles like the Prana Flow of Shiva Rea. He teaches twisty and bendy Vinyasa Flow and traditional Ashtanga regularly in different Studios in Munic, gives workshops and instructs becoming teachers in the Ashtanga… Learn More
Born in 1979, in Tuscany, Italy, movement and the body as an instrument to create harmony have always been an integral part of Gaia's life. She studied classical, modern and contemporary dance from 1987 to 2003. In 2006 she graduated at the University of Florence with a degree in Communications, Majoring in Multimedia and Linguistics. Her relationship with yoga began in 2008 while trying to find solution to stress and anxiety. That search pushed her to expand her knowledge and experience with different styles of practice, including Hatha yoga, Acro Yoga & Ashtanga Vinyasa. In 2011 she studied with Tribe completing the level 1 yoga teacher training. In the same year she studied Yoga for kids and Families with Rainbow Kids Yoga in… Learn More
James was born in London and first discovered yoga in 2003, whilst at Drama School. However, he truly caught the bug, a few years later whilst performing in a Shakespeare production which toured India. Sunrise practices overlooking the rooftops of Udaipur with an old yogi called Prakash, sealed the deal. Following a martial-arts incurred neck injury, he was told that surgery was the only option. However he resisted and experienced an amazing recovery through his yoga practice. He soon returned to India to train with Tribe Yoga and embark on his path as a Tantric Yoga Teacher. He has taught in Malaysia, Thailand, The Caribbean, India, South America and East Africa but loves to return to his hometown of London… Learn More
Liza’a first taste of yoga was through the physical practice of asana, finding it to be a consistent and reliable refuge from an often scattered and overwhelmed mind. Before long she realized that she was accessing the benefits of teaching that ran much deeper than asana alone. Knowing that her thirst for these teachings would not be quenched in the scope of led classes, Liza set out for India and completed her 200-hour training with Tribe in 2010. This training planted many potent seeds that informed and guided her self-practice as she continued to travel and study for months to come. Upon returning to the U.S.A., Liza sat her first ten-day Vipassana meditation in the style of S. N. Goenka.… Learn More
Born in London 28th August 1960, England Mark nowadays lives in Spain in the Summer and India during the Winter. He has been teaching yoga since 1995 and is recognised as one of the first Ashtanga yoga teachers to settle and teach regular classes in the UK. After personally assisting the inspirational Derek Ireland on a daily basis for over a year in Crete and Goa 1994/95 Mark graduated to teaching the exciting and dynamic form of Hatha yoga which he had learnt. In addition to his initial training Mark has also studied asana, pranayama and meditation with some of the worlds most renowned gurus and teachers such as Clive Sheridan, Narayani Rabinovitch and Godfrey Devereux to name but a… Learn More
Born 1979 in Austria. At a young age she very soon saw clear that alternative paths to a holistic and sustainable wellbeing and health were the ones she had to travel. Studies in classic massage techniques followed, chinese medicine and cranio sacral technique. She studied in Graz, Austria, did an internship with neurologic and orthopedic patients in a rehab clinic in Wilhering and Austria and continued to study in Zurich, Switzerland plus keeps learning from life @large. As a snowboarder and surfer she knew applied therapy from outside could never be enough, movement was the key, she started to indulge into the practice of Yoga Asana and linked it with what she had learned about the human body before. She… Learn More
Rachael was born in Cambridge in July of 1983 to a father with a great passion for cycling and a regular yoga practise. As a child she would watch him practise asanas, playing yoga herself and accompanying him to classes on occasions. It wasn't until she hit 20 that she started to read and study yoga and fitness and regularly practise the poses the leotarded men and women demonstrated in her father's 70s yoga books. At the age of 18 she developed a passion for travel and it was during one of her 6 years residing in Mexico that she began practising Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Having tried various other, gentler styles, Vinyasa was a stronger and, for her, exciting and… Learn More
Raquel Salvador was born in Spain in 1973. She moved to London in 1999 where she became interested in yoga and began practicing in many different schools in and around London. She very quickly noticed profound effects occurring through her varied Hatha Yoga practices not just physically but emotionally and spiritually as well. Seeking to deepen her knowledge of yoga she undertook a 12 month teacher training course in 2007 in London with the intention of teaching her passion for yoga to others. Previously she had studied with Siva Rai and Jeff Phoenix who were influential in the development of her Vinyasa Flow style. During this period of study she met and started teaching with Mark Anasari. Their… Learn More
Rory Trollen was born in Scotland in 1979. In 1998 he went travelling overseas and whilst living in Byron Bay, Australia he first started practicing Yoga. In 2000 his adventurous spirit led him to move to Queenstown, New Zealand where he embarked on a 7 year career in the “Adventure capital of the world” working in outdoor sports and recreation. He began practicing Yoga primarily for its healing benefits and to aid recovery from sporting injuries and noticed significant improvement in reduced recovery time, increased core strength and mental focus. In early 2008 he was introduced to Agama yoga and the profound teachings that they offer. The Agama teachings hail primarily from traditional Indian and Tibetan Yoga and span many… Learn More
Born in Canada in the sign of Libra, Safah began her relationship with yoga in 2001 while trying to find solution to the stress of a corporate career. Four years later she found a spiritual community that enabled her to see a way to be of service to a world that felt increasingly unbalanced. Through the guidance of the teachings of Pranic Healing and a regular yoga practice the veil started to lift and show a new way of being. It was during healing work with clients that Safah realized her natural ability to intuitively support and facilitate positive energy flow in the body. The whole realm of energy felt very familiar, so when she went looking for her first… Learn More
Steve grew up in New Zealand and from an early age was curious about the esoteric, unseen elements of life. From 18-22 years he became a youth leader in the Catholic Church and lived in a community exploring group dynamics and communication. Finding the religious system limiting, he broadened his focus to healing, massage, meditation and yoga. 3 years full time study with an Esoteric society gave him a wider perspective on the role of beliefs and ritual in human societies. Travel and the fine arts dominated his 30's, finding many adventures around the world and learning that life is always there to support you if you are willing and open to step out into your passion. Since 1999 his… Learn More
Zuzana was born in Slovakia in 1985. Being an active kid who loved to dance, she went on to study ballet and modern dance professionally. After finishing her studies in 2004 which gave her deeper understanding of movement and posture, she still felt that something was missing, and left the competitiveness of the profession behind to begin the next stage of her journey. In search of what was missing, she moved to London, where she trained in numerous massage techniques including deep tissue, thai yoga and holistic massage. This further sparked her interest in the mind-body connection, the anatomy of human body and how it works. In 2006 she stumbled upon her first Yoga class and it felt like coming… Learn More