As Co-founder of Solstice Yoga Center, one of the most popular yoga teacher training centers in Mexico, Guy Hamaekers started his journey with the BackMitra® in 2004. Together with Brigitte Longueville he had built this well know yoga vacation resort on the Pacific coast and here he was at the basis of the development of innovate tools used in restorative alignment classes and designed the BackMitra®. A patent was applied for in that same year.
Since these early years the BackMitra® underwent several improvements and today for yoga teachers all over the globe (from Canada to Greece and the United Arab Emirates to Sweden) the BackMitra® is essential in their classes helping students to become more flexible, re-align their spinal column and improve their posture. The BackMitra® is frequently used in therapeutic sessions to improve conditions like Repetitive Strain Injury (Repetitive Motion Disorder), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Injuries, and Forward Head Posture.
Currently Guy lives in Belgium together with his partner Judith González and runs his own company BackToolz, manufacturing and distributing the BackMitra® worldwide.
He enthusiastically leads trainings for yoga teachers and body therapists on how to integrate the BackMitra® into their classes and sessions.