current Resident Teacher
Christine Lucy Howells
Lucy's love for Yoga began in 2012 while living in Australia. Learning Hatha from a traditional teacher she quickly felt connected to, and intrigued by this ancient practice that was so subtly enhancing her outlook towards daily life.
Inspired by this experience she decided to delve deeper into the world of Yoga through traveling, learning, teaching and practicing different styles and traditions around the world.
In 2015 Lucy's journey brought her back to the motherland of yoga, India, where she immersed herself in the lifestyle and study of Yoga. Here she completed 700RYS Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Ashtanga, Vinyasa & Yin. This then sparked an opening to the limitless benefits of Yoga for all ages, leading to her study and qualify in Children's Yoga & Mindfulness.
Since then Lucy has spent her time finding home in many beautiful places around the world by sharing yoga with children, families and adults through drop in classes, workshops and retreats.
In 2017 Lucy's path led her back to Goa to teach Ashtanga & Vinyasa teacher training courses. From this her yoga journey continued to grow by helping passionate yogis become teachers, whilst continuing to self study and connect with the practice of Yoga and all that it entails in the different aspects of daily life.
Lucy aspires to continue to share her love and appreciation of Yoga with people from all over the world. Her vast knowledge and intuitive teaching methods combine to demonstrate that Yoga is accessible for every-body. Lucy gently shares the tools with students to enable them to connect with the physical and psychological benefits of Yoga and its infinite healing powers.
future Resident Teacher
Mariana discovered de practice of yoga in 2012 thanks to a very gifted, knowledgeable and generous yoga teacher. And so she began to experience and trust the transformative power of yoga. Ever since, many changes in her life happened including a yoga teacher training in Sivananda Yoga in 2014, quitting a corporate carrier and the decision to dedicate her time to teaching and practicing yoga.
Her activity now includes teaching in several yoga studios in Bucharest and managing a personal yoga platform (together with a friend and yoga enthusiast) that makes this practice friendly, accessible and down to earth for her urban citizen humans in Bucharest. Mariana has and continues to develop her yoga knowledge through trainings, workshops and studies in Europe, India and Bucharest where she resides.
She organises and/or participates in yoga events, retreats, festivals and has been a yoga teacher trainer for a yoga school in Romania. Most of all she is happy to be part of the dynamic growing yoga community in Bucharest now. She teaches in Romanian and English traditional Hatha yoga classes, Sivananda yoga, hot yoga vinyasa classes, yin yoga.
Guest Facilitator - Solution Focused Coaching
Petra Muller Demary & Liselotte Baeijaert
A dream team for solution focused coaching & personal development, Petra & Liselotte bring their programme to Akasha. Their coaching practice is based on a deep trust in the recourses and (undiscovered) potential of our mind and wisdom of the body. As Solution Focused coaches and facilitators they support individuals, teams and organizations to reach their full potential.
Liselotte is a Solution Focused coach and facilitator since 1999 and she co-founded Ilfaro, a Belgian organization for coaching and training. She loves to work with people and be supportive in their journey to more Ease, Flow and Resilience. Together with Anton Stellamans she wrote the book ‘Resilient people, resilient teams’. Liselotte facilitates workshops on leadership, Solution Focus and Resilience and she coaches people using Solution Focus, mindfulness, energetic bodywork, movement, heart-coherence and breathing practices.
Yoga TTC Lead Teacher
Alex Rodriguez is passionate about sharing as much knowledge as he gains, pursuing a way to learn as diligently as he travels and teaches. Soon after Alex graduated with his 500-hour certification in March 2014 he was invited to assist on teacher trainings where he specialised on pose alignment and teaching methodology courses.
After furthering his yoga education Alex offered classes of Vinyasa/Hatha, Yin, Restorative, and aerial yoga theories and sequencing. Furthermore, he is passionate about calisthenics, using that as a method to help students maximize their physical potential. Alex has traveled the world, teaching in healing and retreat centers throughout Central America, Southeast Asia and Europe, eventually finding a piece of home at Akasha Romania.
Learn to Teach Yoga with Alex at Akasha Wellness Retreat in Transylvania.