We train our own Yoga teachers. For this reason they can not only correct your postures and breathing practices, but they can make you much more, a Yoga Teacher.
Our courses emphasize pedagogy. Thus our teachers have an excellent reputation. Ask your teacher where they trained. If it was not with us, then find a 'Yoga Center' teacher and experience the difference for yourself.
We believe that yoga is a tool which fosters a healthy relationship to ourselves and to each other. Our teachers are here to provide a safe space for you to explore the dialogue between body and mind, thought and feeling, awareness and action.
Would you like to teach for us?
If so, just drop us a line with your Yoga CV to
'Yoga Center' - Integrity, respect and profound understanding, with a post post-modern pluralist perspective free of dogmatism.
Westley Eckhardt (Swami Shanmugananda) is director and trainer of trainers in 'Yoga Center Madrid', Psychologist and Cofounder of A.I.P.Y.S. He led ashrams in Canada and the Bahamas for 17 years. Profound connoisseur of the Hindu tradition with more than three decades of experience in his teaching. Specialised in Oriental Philosophy, Yogic Tradition, Meditation, Mindfulness and 'Mindset'. I added to my baggage three master's degrees in the United Kingdom: a Master's degree in psychology, a Master's degree in business administration and a Master's degree in philosophy.
Our Shakti is Gauri. Gauri co-directs the Madrid Yoga Center and co-ordinates the AIPYS Hatha Yoga taecher training programme. Gauri has created a unique pedagogical system for the training of Yoga Teachers. Her innovative method combines traditional Hatha Yoga principles with precise anatomical corrections. In her courses she maintains high expectations while maintaining a healthy sense of humour throughout. Discipline, commitment, and humour are her trademarks.
Mabel is our most senior Hatha Yoga and Yoga-Pilates teacher. Mabel teaches the practice and pedagogy in our Yoga Teacher Training Courses. She has advanced diplomas in both styles as well as a diploma in Yoga Iyengar.
Ramón Clares is director of Iyengar Yoga training at 'Yoga Center'. Ramon is free of any Guru bonds. He directs the Teacher Training Courses in Iyengar Yoga (Instructor, Teacher and Post-Graduate) of the Sananda International Association of Yoga Teachers (AIPYS). He teaches daily at 'Yoga Center'as well as intensive workshops throughout the year and in the summer.
Pedro graduated in history from the University of Salamanca. He also holds the AIPYS Yoga Teacher diploma in Hatha Yoga and Meditation. Professor and specialist in meditation traditions, he began his workshops in 2004 at the Yoga Center in Madrid. At present he is devoted to the practice and diffusion of meditation in small groups, where he freely teaches his personal commitment to this ancestral pracitice from a human point of view. He is also author of two books, "Amantia" and "El Tambor Silencioso"
Tais has completed her advanced diplomas in Iyengar Yoga from AIPYS under Ramon Clares.She teaches Iyengar Yoga clases and assists in the Iyengar Teacher training courses.
I have been continuously learning and practicing at Yoga Center Madrid and I'm happy to share what I have learned with my students, from whom I also learn daily. I eventually trained as a Hatha Yoga Teacher, Ashtanga Vinyasa and as a Vinyasa Flow Instructor with AIPYS and did workshops with highly regarded teachers such as Peter Sanson, Liz Lark and Lino Miele.
For over twelve years I have attended Yoga Center Madrid, inspired by the dedication and passion to enrich the experience of YOGA.
I completed Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with AIPYS in 2006, and that same year received my Mat Pilates Instructor Diploma. Chrystiani, is one of the most creative Yoga Center teachers of Iyengar and Hatha Yoga styles. Chrys is also part of the training faculty and offers very interesting workshops on different aspects of yoga.
In my childhood I competed for years as a gymnast in high competition. Afterwards I looked for a balanced discipline that respected body and mind without competition. That's when I discovered Yoga. It resulted in my taking the 500 hour Teacher Training at Yoga Center and the joy of sharing Yoga with others as a teacher.
I have practiced hatha yoga since 2004. It has helped me find peace of mind, emotional balance and health. I trained as a Hatha Yoga Teacher with AIPYS, and I am currently continuing with more studies.
Hatha Yoga Teacher. Certified by AIPYS. I started my journey in yoga timidly over ten years ago and gradually I've gone deeper into this fascinating world, discovering every day the benefits to me over the years.
To unite my passions, I now approach people through yoga and from their temple, the body. I begin in Yoga Center Madrid as a teacher with great enthusiasm and respect, where I will continue to practice and learn from day to day.
I consider myself a person with a great sensibility who needs to connect with herself to reach calmness. This sensitivity helps me connect with other people to transmit peace of mind.
I believe that when children learn techniques for well-being they can approach life’s challenges with confidence and compassion. Yoga and mindfulness introduced early can encourage self-worth and body awareness and foster cooperation, empathy and compassion.
I have a masters degree (MA) in Literature. I was trained in the practice of Yoga - Hatha and Iyengar styles - by Yoga Center Madrid. In recent years I have delved into the study of Buddhism especially the Triratna movement. I have practiced mindfulness, yoga and meditation for myself and experienced increased harmony and richness in everyday life