(Netherlands) Director of Solstice Yoga Center. Her teachings focus on the opportunity to "restore" innate capacities to their optimal expression through "relaxation as practice" coupled with traditional yoga practice. Her teachings are a reflection of her long study with international teachers and yogis in the area of "traditional" South India yoga, pranayama, critical alignment, anapana and vipassana meditation. She obtained her teaching certificate after completing a 3-year course at The Bharata Institute of Yoga, Amsterdam, Netherlands. The institute is world renowned for it's work in critical alignment. She is a certified Yoga Alliance teacher and teacher trainer. She has been doing pranayama for 25 years and has been practicing vipassana meditation for over 10 years. An international yoga teacher and member of that community, she teaches workshops around the world including the United States, Netherlands, Belgium, India, Antigua (West Indies) and Mexico.
(Mexico) Rafael is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Teacher (800+hs) as well as and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance (E-ERYT 500). He finished the teacher training program of Buddhist Studies at the Asian Classics Institute in New York, and has studied Buddhism, Yoga, Sanskrit and Tibetan in the US, Europe and India. He has led retreats and courses in the US, Latin America, Europe and Singapore. He has basic studies of Vedic Astrology (Jyotisha) at the Vedic Vidya Institute in California and is founder of the web portal Vision y Sentido, the teacher training program of Adva Yoga and Samaya Consulting. He has translated published books of Yoga and Buddhism into Spanish. Rafael is also a holistic healer, using as tools for healing crystals, obsidians, regressions, prehispanic holistic massage, among others. He holds a bachelors in Economics from ITAM (Mexico City), a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of International Affairs (MIA) from Columbia University in New York City.
"The Solstice Yoga Center's teacher training was the best gift I've given myself in years. I came away with enough information to process through the rest of my life. It was a fabulous setting for an extended stay and I look forward to returning one day and studying with Brigitte once again." -- Penny Gelber, BC, Canada