Our Instructors

AURA REVEROL

Yoga Instructor and Owner of Yoga Utila.  Style: Ashtanga Yoga

Aura Reverol, Ashtanga Instructor and Owner of Yoga Utila

I have practiced yoga since 2006, with Vinyasa Flow, Power Yoga and Hatha Yoga, but since I began the practice of Ashtanga Yoga in 2009 I felt a direct connection with this method. Thanks to the guidance and counseling from my first teacher Bernardino Machado, I got to know the advantages and benefits of Ashtanga Yoga.

Since then I have dedicated myself to the constant practice and develop my knowledge of Ashtanga Yoga, perform my first workshop with Manju Jois in the city of Orlando in the USA, and after that great experience made my first trip to India in February 2011, where in Mysore, I  had the opportunity to practice in Sthalam 8 with my teacher Ajay Kumar, for three months, I made Mysore-style practice with weekly classes and vinyasa bridges. Then I continued to develop what I have learned during these months and getting ready for my teacher trainer for the month of October of that year.

Thanks to the training received during this course, I started to return to Colombia to work with an Ashram located in the city of Bogota where I started to teach to people who did not know Ashtanga Yoga, also conducted workshops and short training sessions to spread the benefits of this method.I am currently doing the second set and waiting for my next trip to India to continue learning and have the opportunity to share those lessons to those who are interested.

Ashtanga Yoga helped me to improve my breathing and notably has changed not just my state of mind but also my physical condition;  the practice has allowed me to switch to more healthy habits and strengthen my mind, body and spirit. 

 

EMMA MALARKEY

Emma Malarkey ~ Guest instructor of Yoga Utila

Emma Malarkey ~ Guest instructor of Yoga Utila

Originally from Scotland I first found my love for yoga in India … I began my self practice in the spiritual region Of the Himalayas where I studied traditional hatha with some wonderful

Teachers of India.  My personal journey took Me deeper practices as I began I explore this new world which I had been exposed to.  My journey led me to practice with varies schools and styles including tantra, Mysore ashtanga, vinyasa flow, yin yoga an iyengar.
I have taught in India, Sri Lanka, Europe and most recently Mexico.   For the past two years i have been based on one of Spain’s beautiful islands where I was a resident instructor.  As my own journey continues to developers and grow as does my teaching styles, I love to draw influences from all of my past experiences to create challenging and unique class with a personal touch.  Merging dynamic vinyasa practices with a focus on alignment and blended with the stillness of a more yin style practice.  I enjoy exploring each asanas a on a physical, mental and energetic level and  particularly enjoy exploring how our asanas practices effects our internal organ system.    Yoga is such a wonderfully large philosophy and I continue To deepen my practice every time in step onto my mat.

AUTUMN MARIE

Guest Yoga Instructor on February 2014. Style: Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Autumn Marie -Guest Instructor at Yoga Utila, Honduras- on February 2014

Autumn Marie -Guest Instructor at Yoga Utila, Honduras- on February 2014

I began practicing yoga in 2008 at the school in Brooklyn I was attending for Photography.  I remember the teacher very well.  A man in his seventies, who never wore shoes even on the streets of Brooklyn, with a white beard, wore the same baggy sweatpants every class, and spoke like an angel.  His main focus was on the breathing, although at that time I don’t think I could quite understand the depth of what he was trying to teach me.

After I left school I began taking classes at a donation based yoga studio in Manhattan called Yoga to the People where I practiced Vinyasa, Hatha, and at times Bikram yoga.  Most classes were packed with 30 or more people sweating, moving, breathing, but with very few adjustments or explanation and I wanted to know more. 

I then left Brooklyn in 2010 and began traveling in Central America.  I practiced mainly Vinyasa yoga during my travels until coming to the island of Utila, Honduras where I began practicing at Yoga Utila.  Aura Reverol, my instructor there, introduced me to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.  She was extremely knowledgeable about the body, the breath, alignment, etc. and I felt a connection with this particular style immediately.  A connection I didn’t feel with any of the other styles.

I started working at a resort in Nov 2012 as a “guide”, leading small groups in a simple Ashtanga Yoga practice.  The more I practiced, read, felt, and understood Ashtanga, the more I loved it.  I then decided to continue my journey by traveling to India in October 2013 to complete an Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher training course.  I practiced for almost 3 months in Mysore with Ajay Kumar of Sthalam 8.  I practiced daily Mysore style classes, vinyasas, and back bending, as well as Sanskrit and chanting classes.  After completing the teacher training in December 2013, I returned to Utila in January.  I am hoping to return again to India this year to continue to deepen my knowledge of all parts and depths of the practice, not just for myself, but to share what I have learned with others.  

Ashtanga Yoga, and my experience in India, has changed me in a multitude of ways.  I have better posture, my breathing is deeper and longer, I have developed healthier living habits, and I now have a deeper understanding of both my mind and body.

 

JOH ANDERSSON

Guest Yoga Instructor on March 2014. Style: Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga.

Joh Andersson

Joh Andersson -guest instructor on March 2014 at Yoga Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras

I began practicing yoga in 2008 at the school in Brooklyn I was attending for Photography.  I remember the teacher very well.  A man in his seventies, who never wore shoes even on the streets of Brooklyn, with a white beard, wore the same baggy sweatpants every class, and spoke like an angel.  His main focus was on the breathing, although at that time I don’t think I could quite understand the depth of what he was trying to teach me.

After I left school I began taking classes at a donation based yoga studio in Manhattan called Yoga to the People where I practiced Vinyasa, Hatha, and at times Bikram yoga.  Most classes were packed with 30 or more people sweating, moving, breathing, but with very few adjustments or explanation and I wanted to know more.

I then left Brooklyn in 2010 and began traveling in Central America.  I practiced mainly Vinyasa yoga during my travels until coming to the island of Utila, Honduras where I began practicing at Yoga Utila.  Aura Reverol, my instructor there, introduced me to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.  She was extremely knowledgeable about the body, the breath, alignment, etc. and I felt a connection with this particular style immediately.  A connection I didn’t feel with any of the other styles.

I started working at a resort in Nov 2012 as a “guide”, leading small groups in a simple Ashtanga Yoga practice.  The more I practiced, read, felt, and understood Ashtanga, the more I loved it.  I then decided to continue my journey by traveling to India in October 2013 to complete an Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher training course.  I practiced for almost 3 months in Mysore with Ajay Kumar of Sthalam 8.  I practiced daily Mysore style classes, vinyasas, and back bending, as well as Sanskrit and chanting classes.  After completing the teacher training in December 2013, I returned to Utila in January.  I am hoping to return again to India this year to continue to deepen my knowledge of all parts and depths of the practice, not just for myself, but to share what I have learned with others.

Ashtanga Yoga, and my experience in India, has changed me in a multitude of ways.  I have better posture, my breathing is deeper and longer, I have developed healthier living habits, and I now have a deeper understanding of both my mind and body.

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