PANZA VERDE YOGA STUDIO
Teachers are subject to change
Meet The Instructors
En 1993 Luis inicio sus estudios de Tai Chi y Qi Gong, desde entonces ha continuado perfeccionando su técnica al mismo tiempo que aprende y asimila los puntos fuertes de maestros de diferentes escuelas, especialmente de Tai Chi Chuan estilo Wu, Chen y Qi Gong Taoísta.
Entre otras Luis es certificado por las siguientes entidades: Escuela Continental de Tai Chi Chuan en Guatemala, Integral Tai Chi & Qi Gong en Santa Barbara, California; Wudang Taoist Kung Fu Academy, China y Chen Tai Ji International, Costa Rica.
Desde el año 2000 Luis ha impartido numerosos cursos y demostraciones para compañías grupos cívicos, universidades, hospitales en Guatemala, El Salvador y Estados Unidos. Ha diseñado un programa que ha sido muy bien aceptado en diferentes centros para personas de la tercera edad alrededor de Stamford Connecticut.
Elizabeth van Leeuwen ( Liz)
Heidi loves sharing the calmness & connection through yoga. Originally from Holland, she started travelling around the world at the young age of 18 and in 2004, settled in Antigua, Guatemala where she tried her first yoga class. Yoga gave her not only a stronger & more flexible body - also a calmer mind & more importantly, a greater connection with herself, others and life. She is grateful to be able to share this through Yogantigua, since may 2012 ... where she combines flowing poses with holding poses & invites yoginis to be fully aware to the moment, managing the mind & flowing into a timeless movement. Heidi is also a life coach and currently doing a specialization in mindfulness, one of the many aspects she brings to her classes. She guides people in yoga, and also on their adventure vacations, coaching/counselling and workshops.
She is (amongst other things) inspired by the sea, travelling, people, cultures, vipassana meditation, mindfulness, life and of course YOGA!
She teaches classes in English, Spanish or Dutch.
Nancy S. Payne, Registerd Yoga Alliance 200 hours, studied with the Canadian HQ group Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in Bahamas under the direction of Swami Swaroopananda and Swami Brahmanada obtaining the title of Yoga Siromani - Teacher of Yoga. After studying psychology in Toronto Canada, Nancy moved to Australia to continue her studies majoring in physical education via Aerobic Instructor, Weight Room Supervisor, Personal Trainer and Massage Therapy. She has instructed in Australia, Canada, England, Belize and Guatemala. Her lessons concentrate on the Five Points of Yoga for all levels of beginners to advanced: proper exercise (asanas), proper breathing (pranayama), proper relaxation (savasana), proper diet (vegetarian) with positive thinking and meditation (vedanta and dhyana) while intermingling vinyasa flow (movements linked with breath). Yoga is about stilling our fidgeting bodies while calming our moving minds so we rest peacefully in the present moment to clearly see the beauty within. It's truly the "Power of Now" !
Liz has been practicing yoga for 13 years, from her native New Zealand, through Australia, Europe (France), the Caribbean, US (Florida), Galapagos, to Guatemala. She has studied, and been influenced by Iyengar, Vinyasa, and Bikram styles of yoga. Liz trained with Paula Tursi of Reflections Yoga, NYC and is registered with Yoga Alliance. Liz began teaching in Panza Verde in 2008. In addition to teaching community classes, she also teaches specially designed classes for men, children, and teens with an emphasis on anatomical alignment and body/mind connection. She believes that to achieve contentment one must have health (physical need), knowledge (psychological need) and inner calmness (spiritual need). With the presence of these comes harmony and this is the way and purpose of yoga.