The Teachers

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Karla Lilah

 Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 / Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 200 
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Karla is one of our Lead Trainers, and her main professional background derives long years of experience in Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga, Meditation, Transpersonal Psychotherapy and other alternative therapies. In 2010 she felt the call to start teaching Yoga. For six months Karla studied the philosophy and practice of Yoga comprising the studies of Hatha, Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga. Her first Yoga Teacher Training was such a profound experience that it set the foundation for everything that was to come. She dedicated her life to the study, practice and teachings of Yoga. She follows the process of self-inquiry as taught by Ramana Maharshi.

In 2012, due to the inspiration of Shiva Rea’s Prana Yoga Vinyasas, she felt the inclination to study and practice Vinyasa Flow. Following this call from within, Karla started studying and practicing Ashtanga Yoga as taught by the tradition of Pattabhi Jois, and completed her Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in 2015. Over the years, Karla has received teachings from Sharmila Desai, Dylan Werner, Shiva Rea, Rob Lucas, Tomás Zorzo, among others. In 2011 she founded her own yoga schools, Ananda Yoga Tenerife, and Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Tenerife, where she were working until 2021.


Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 / Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 500 

Falling in love with bodywork, Lead Trainer Aarti started her journey in Paris attending ballet and workout classes.

After moving to Tenerife, she completed 2017 her Yoga Teacher Training Course with Gayatri Yoga, and continued her studies of Krama Vinyasa with Pure Yoga Canarias. Her passion for yoga continued as she discovered the aerial hammock, and deepened her studies with another Yoga Teacher Training in Aerial Yoga.

She is running her own Yoga & Aerial Arts Studio since 2019. Her extensive knowledge in isometric training allows her to focus her classes in core work and stability. She is also a certified Yoga Thai Masseur and offers complete stretching massages and relaxation sessions.

2022 Aarti did her Advanced Yoga and Ayurveda Teacher Training in Portugal with Indra Yoga Institute. These teachings are rich in Yoga Therapy and the prevention and overcome of Trauma.

Sonia Astreya

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 / Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 200
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Sonia has been passionate about Yoga and holistic health for many years. Her Yoga journey started in 2002 with the study of Ashtanga Yoga in Paris and Mysore, India.

A knee injury lead her to discover the therapeutic and healing powers of Iyengar Yoga, in which she certified as a Yoga Teacher 2014.

Sonia continued to deepen her studies and certified as a Vinyasa Warrior Yoga Teacher in 2019. She has been teaching Yoga in Paris and Tenerife for more than 7 years.

Over the years, her passion to help others on their transformational healing journey, brought her to deepen her knowledge in Ayurveda, Reiki, Quantum Flow and Quantum Healing.


Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 / Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 500
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Course Director Radhika is the founder of Gayatri. Moving in the backround, she is responsible for the organization, office and managment of the school. She is trained in Hatha, Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga, following the traditions of Swami Sivananda, Swami Vishnudevananda and Yogi Bhajan. She has been constantly deepening her knowledge in Yoga, Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy, since the early 2000s. With more than 12.000 teaching hours and 1300 training hours. She has prepared her team and Lead Trainers to excellence. After a serious accident in the beginning of 2022 she retired from active teaching. 

2007 Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Vidya Gurukul, Nasik, India. 2007 Ayurveda and Abhyanga Massage Course, Rasovai, Morjim, India. 2009 Yoga Teacher Therapy Course, Yoga Vidya Gurukul, Nasik, India. 2010 Buddhist Meditation Course, Tushita, McLeod Ganj, India. 

2011 Introduction Course to Buddhism, Tushita, McLeod Ganj, India. 2017 Advanced Yoga Teacher Training, with World Peace Yoga School, Rishikesh, in Hatha & Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. 

2019 Advanced Holistic Yoga Teacher Training at Yogalaya, Rishikesh, India. 2017 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training as taught by Yogi Bhajan with Yoga Kundalini, Madrid, Spain.


Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 / Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 500
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Kiran is registered with Yoga Alliance as E-RYT 500 and trained in Hatha, Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga, following the traditions of Swami Sivananda, Swami Vishnudevananda and Yogi Bhajan.

He is co-founder of Gayatri and responsible for the managment of the school. Retired from active teaching he is working now in the backround hand in hand with his wife Radhika.

2010 Lead Trainer Kiran has done his Yoga Teacher Training in Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, at Kailash School of Yoga, McLeod Ganj, India.

2011 Yoga Teacher Training in Hatha Yoga, at Gayatri Yoga, Fuerteventura, Spain.

2019 Yoga Teacher Training in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, at YogaKundalini, Madrid, Spain.

2019 Advanced Holistic Yoga Teacher Training at Yogalaya, Rishikesh, India.

All Yoga Training, Yoga East & West, Book Yoga Retreats and Book Retreats has listed Gayatri Yoga Tenerife as one of the 10 best Yoga Teacher Training Programs Worldwide and in Europe.