Bio


He began his practice of yoga and meditation in 1991 at age 17 when he met his spiritual teacher or Guru, the impact of this meeting was so powerful that from then on, he committed himself to the study of the Tantric Yoga philosophy and to the practices of meditation, yoga, selfless service, mantra and contemplation.

 

Through the years of daily practice and then in his experience of living for six years in ashrams of New York and India, he deepened the inner experience as well as his understanding and practice of the ancient art of yoga.

teachers & influences

Since 2002 he began teaching yoga and has taken teacher´s trainings of hatha yoga in New York, Argentina and India, in the Anusara® style with many anusara teachers, to mention a few: John Friend (founder of Anusara® Yoga style), Jayendra Henley, Jordan Bloom, Susana Garcia and BJ Galvan, managing to have more than 5 immersions (5 days intensive training in philosophy and technique of alignment of hatha yoga), totaling more than 500 hours of training, which in time made him recipient of the third level of certification the Anusara School of Yogaoffers:  Anusara® Certified teacher with 17 years of teaching experience 

 

"Anusara yoga is a nationally Registered Yoga School through Yoga Alliance.   Anusara yoga certification is among the most professional and demanding in the industry of yoga teaching. All certified Anusara yoga teachers complete several years of study, go through multiple teacher training courses, and teach professionally for at least four years, before formally entering the certification process.”


 

 In the area of meditation he was guided by the hand of his spiritual teacher from india, belonging primarily of the Tantric Kashmir Shaivite tradition), which he considers one of the greatest blessings in his life, as well as the orientation of Sally Kempton and several other friends’ swamis (monks) that formed his view on the practice. Also spiritual teachers Eckhart Tolle, Adyashanti as well as Tantric philosophy teachers Douglas Brooks (Rajanaka Tantra) and Christopher Wallis 

 

Ayurveda Studies

Tomas has been deeply intrigued with the sister tradition of yoga, Ayurveda. He found in this system the ancient wisdom of bringing balance to your body and life by understanding the main constituents of life and how to maintain harmony between them. To learn to improve his health and digestion tomas also studied with a few renown Ayurvedic Teachers, In india, in the year 2000 he took lectutres with Pankaj Naram founder of AyuShkati as he immersed himself in a healing process of a month panchakarma cleansing program,  years latter, 2008  he took an immersion in the main tenants of Ayurveda with Vasant Lad, from the Ayurvedic Institute. Also his understanding of the discipline has been highly influenced by the writings of Robert Svoboda and Georg A. Feuerstein.

 

Coaching Studies

With the intention of strengthening his teaching´s tools, he does a master in Ontological Coaching at the Center for the Study of Professional Coaching, with Ivonne Hidalgo, Aida Hidalgo Araujo and Rainier.

founder of two Yoga Studios

In 2004 he participates as a co-founder of the center Soham Yoga where he began to teach yoga and meditation and continues dictating workshops to date.

In 2009 he begins to teach courses in meditation, finding that the course format is more effective in helping students learn in a methodical and progressive manner the subtle art of meditation. In 2010 considering the large audience in his courses and meditation retreats, he founded his second yoga center (Hanuman Yoga) located in Caracas, where he dedicated exclusively to give classes, courses and retreats of yoga and meditation. Still offering in Soham Yoga Center in Paseo Las Mercedes and San Luis Mall the meditation courses.


Meditation Course

Due to the great demand and success in teaching meditation, the courses where maintained in the three centers reaching permanent programming (with module I, II and III) dictated more than 100 workshops, and dozens of retreats, making the practice of meditation available to more than 2,000 people over a period of six years.

 

He is currently teaching regular Anusara yoga classes at his own place in Coral Gables, in Corpo Yoga in Dadeland, South Miami and in Dharma yoga Studio in Coconut Grove. see schedule here

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