Gerald (Mahabala) Burmeister, currently teaching in beautiful Puerto Vallarta is from Mexico City, born and raised. He is a Minnesota Supreme Court Spanish Interpreter as well as yoga instructor. Yoga Alliance 200 RYT + 50. Gerald has followed three main teachers throughout his practice, Alida Gil, who follows the lineage of the Tibetan Heart Yoga; Chidanandi Sheri Cherokee, who has been teaching and practicing for over 40 years and is a disciple of Guruji Acharya Shree, in Rishikesh, India. Gerald´s 200 hr certification is from her Alpha Omega School of Yoga training held here in Puerto Vallarta, by Chidanandi Sheri Cherokee. And finally, Wayne Krassner, kpjayi.org Authorized teacher, direct disciple of Guruji Patthabi Jois himself, where Gerald took his practice to a whole new level. During his practice and travels, he has had the opportunity to experience training from several different schools of thought, including the BKS Iyengar Institute, and CorePower Yoga in Minneapolis, and he is happy to share his experiences with us. Gerald (Mahabala) has been able to combine his skills, thus translating 200 hr and 500 hr training manuals into Spanish and is currently in the process of starting a project on a Yoga Anatomy book in Spanish. His class will uplift your spirit, make you smile and feel good throughout the day.
“When I started doing yoga, it did something to me, it opened up my heart. At the end of the class, I would tear in joy silently during shavasana. I just want to have others experience first hand what yoga has done for me…..(Mahabala)”
Certidied yoga instructor who loves to surf and spends ost of the time in the water. Yoga routines to build strenght, fexibility, balance. Meditation and pranayamas. Prenatal and postnatal yoga. Classes good for all levels, surfers, moms, athletes, etc, or whether you are just getting started with yoga, I can help you obtain a strong body, mind and soul.
I teach yoga because it teaches me. There are no words to describe yoga, yu have to feel it on your own skin to understand it. Yoga also pushed me to become a vegetarian and I have witnessed all the benefits on my own body and overall life. it cured my allergies, improved my health, gave me mental balance and strenght. Yoga is a gift that I received from life, that is why I decided to hare all its power with any human being. Through the years I have developed a Vinyasa Ashtanga flow, which has been useful in curing back and shoulder pain in many of my students. it has also improved general skills of surfers, runners, climbers, triathlon athletes. My yoga flow for pregnant women is a big step towards natural birth and a good relief from pregnancy pain. I have been so lucky to learn from some of the best yoguis around such as Sheri Chidanandi Cherokee and Wayne Krassner, and I am very proud to say that I keep learning every day.
Sasha Novell Solecito
Sasha started her yoga journey in 2006 at a free trial class in Vancouver and was instantly hooked. since then she has traveled around the world deepening her practice and exploring new cultures. Sasha completed her 200 hour teacher training at YYoga in Vancouver and is a registered member of the Canadian yoga alliance. You can expect her classes to be fun, supportive, encouraging and safe. Classes offered: Hatha, Flow, Power, Yin.