I started practicing Ashtanga yoga in 2009. I was lucky enough to have as a first teacher Bernardino Machado, a passionate Ashtanga Yoga teacher who introduced me to the advantages and benefits of this method.
Since then I have dedicated myself to the practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. I attended my first workshop with Manju Jois in the city of Orlando. Following that great experience, I made my first trip to Mysore, India in February 2011, where I practiced in Sthalam 8 under the guidance of Ajay Kumar. For four months, we did Mysore-style practice with weekly classes focused in vinyasas, floating and back bending. Later that year, I took my second trip to Mysore for a teacher training program. After my training, I taught yoga in an Ashram located in the city of Bogota, Colombia where I introduced new students to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, as well as conducted workshops and short training sessions to spread the benefits of this method.
After a year of teaching yoga in Colombia and looking for new adventures I moved to a small island in Central America called Utila, where, for 3 years, I took over and grew a small project named Yoga Utila.
Now, I am exited to start this new project called Ashtanga Yoga Long Island, where I will share with beginners, intermediates and advanced students my passion for this method.
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 encouraged me to switch to more healthy habits and strengthen my mind, body and spirit.
I found an absolutely incredible yoga practice at Ashtanga Yoga studio located in Seaford, Long Island
I have been studying with Aura for the past six months.
This is a small studio, which is perfect for learning the Ashtanga Vinyasa method. Students can take traditional Mysore-style classes, in which a teacher monitors the room for 5 hours while students come in and practice at their own pace, and led classes, in which a teacher moves the students through a set sequence of postures based on the Ashtanga Primary Series. Either way, teachers at AYLI make sure to give each student one-on-one attention throughout the class. Whenever they have given me an adjustment, they have always gone about it with care and attention to detail, making sure to push me just enough to my limits that I can feel all at once comfortable, safe, and challenged.
I highly recommend this studio. Visited 2015
High standard teaching in a cosy environment
Ashtanga Yoga Long Island is a great little yoga studio on Merrick road in Seaford.
An awesome week of yoga with a great teacher