Born from a Thai father and a French mother, David grew up in a mix culture, combining the best from the West and the East and manifesting the bridge between Asian spirituality with the rationality and freedom of thoughts of European philosopher. Since his childhood, the Orient has been reflected with the practice of martial arts. His expressive power was balanced through early initiation to zen meditation under Zen masters and later into the silence meditation of the Vipassana practice. He reached black belt in Judo and black belt in Jujitsu at only 20 years old and started teaching these disciplines since then as the assistant of his teacher.
The following step from martial arts to Yoga was very natural. He was introduced to Yoga at the age of 21 and immediately knew this practice would be the perfect complement to his Spiritual journey.
Trained by the late renowned Yoga teacher Larry Schultz, he soon gained recognition and become Larry’s partner for his entry into Asia.
David not only practice yoga for the healing aspect but also as a moving meditation reaching higher stage of Inner Silence and insight. His Vinyasa Rocket classes are dynamic and grounded in a natural flow, helping students to grow in their practice and building in them more confidence, strength, and mindfulness on and off the mat.
David is a very inspiring teacher and his personalized style based on his background is the perfect way to let go of tensions and go deeper into a practice that will bring joy, happiness, compassion and a deeper understanding of the True Self.
Marcela is an international yoga teacher and co founder of All Yoga Brazil. She organizes and teaches in yoga teacher trainings, advanced trainings, retreats and workshops all around the world. With a blend of her brazilian roots and her loving nature, Marcela is a lively, caring and playfull teacher that wishes to spread love and compassion.
She believes that yoga unlocks the potential inside each one of us and opens the path to a very profound knowledge of who we really are. She is passionate about sharing the gift of yoga helping others to find their unique pathways that will lead them to emotional and physical healing as well as spiritual growth.
Vari was born in New York and grew up in the Bronx. Both of his parents immigrated from Pureto Rico and he learned at an early age that life was not easy. In his early 20’s, Vari felt something was seriously lacking in his life. With his mother’s encouragement, Vari seek for spirituality guidance and in so discovered yoga. Inspired to further his progress in spirituality, Vari embarked on a yoga journey volunteering his time and energy at an Ashram at Cre Paulo in Boston. Most of his current teaching style came from his time spent there. From Cre Paulo, Vari traveled to India for two years to continue his development in yoga practice and teaching from the original lineage. Vari’s teaching philosophy rooted in the belief of staying connected with the breath regardless of the yoga style one is practicing. As life is breath, nothing is possible without it. For nearly a decade now, Vari has been a dedicated yoga teacher sharing his passion and inspiring others on a daily basis. Currently living in Chiang Mai Thailand, everyday he is thankful for his students and the ability to continue along this wonderful journey. Vari is known for his charisma and his classes are truly a transformational experience.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Edson has been a Yoga instructor for more than 10 years, following the Vinyasa and Rocket methods – he’s the only official Rocket instructor in Brazil, after graduating with All Yoga Thailand in 2012. Edson has also been receiving the teachings of his master Lama Norden Tsenring Lepsha in meditation and budhist philosophy. In his background he also includes a broad experience with martial arts – he’s a black-belt in Taekwondo, Kickboxing and Muay-Thai. He also had practiced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for more than 10 years. Actually, he started practicing Yoga to improve the mind and body of a fighter to the long Zen-Budhist retreats. This experience allowed him to develop an innovative pararel method in his professional portfolio, called Oss Yoga, joining the philosophy of Yoga with the movements of martial arts. His personal experience also includes pilgrinations to the Hymalaians, Sikkin and India, with direct initiations from H.H Dalai Lama and H.H Karmapa.
Mathieu Boldron was born and raised in Paris. He discovered Yoga as he was singing & acting in the Broadway Musical the Lion King. As he performed in different shows in many languages and countries « Sister Act » in germany, « La Cage » & many more. His practice became a way to root down, express to balance his life. Mathieu is teaching Yoga worldide : Paris, London, NY, Koh Phangan, Istanbul… He’s famous In France for his inversion teaching & practice. He mentored with many different teachers Chris Chavez, Dice Iida Klein, Briohny Smyth, Clara Roberts Oss in Vinyasa & Anusara based styles. His classes are fun and challenging. Mathieu looks for his students to experience through their range of motion the unity that brings expression, awareness and lightness to their life and practice… Follow him on his website: www.mathieuboldron.com
Corey was born in Taiwan and lived in North America for over 20 years. He studied in the department of electrical engineering at Texas A&M University and completed his Bachelor of Science there. He is a certified personal trainer and competed in multiple bodybuilding competitions. Worked as an engineer for 16 years climbing smoothly up the corporate ladder, he once considered yoga as a “sissy sport”. He also considered himself the least spiritual person in the world.
However his life came to the crashing end with some personal tragedies. His life literally turned upside down. In his darkest hours, he stumbled across yoga. The world as he knows it has changed completely. He was shocked to realize he was living in such darkness without noticing it. Like a baby opening its eyes for the first time, he let his energy, emotions, and thoughts come from inside out, release and revive. He no longer felt that it is imperative to be super muscular and tough.
There is nothing he wants to do but Yoga. He decided to dedicate his life to yoga, after receiving his teaching certificate from YYoga, Vancouver and completed the Advanced Rocket Yoga Training. He was soon hired by a major yoga studio in Taipei. He had the opportunities to study with Chuck Miller, Maty Ezraty, Kino MacGregor, Doug Swenson etc. He teaches Ashtanga, Rocket, Hot and Yin yoga and hosted several workshops. His teaching has strong emphasis on Yoga philosophy. After all, the Yoga philosophy was the reason why he was initially attracted to yoga.
Ram Vakkalanka (philosophy teacher)
Ram Vakkalanka grew up in India, immersed in music, Vedic tradition, the Sanskrit language, and yogic way of life. Today he is a teacher, Yoga philosopher, meditation instructor, Sanskrit expert, Sitar performer, and Kirtan singer. He brings his expertise and gifts to the world through retreats, public speaking, performances, webinars, one-on-one sessions, and recorded media.
He travels around through Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, India, and Thailand, spreading his teachings. He has been featured in print, broadcast on radio and TV, and made appearances at many events such as the Toronto Yoga Conference, Montreal Chant Festival, Global Mala Festival, and Ananda Festival.