With delicate technical precision and great sense of humour, each practice with Javier Castro is a unique path to discover your sacred nature and celebrate life through your body. Perfect syntax of contemporary Javier’s classes gather the qualities of rigour and technical deepnes, mixing freshness and the fun of practising with the authentic flavour of the inner quest of the Yogas of Meditation. His training method includes:
a) Rigour and methodology in Biomechanical Alignment.
b) Fluidity,naturalness and elegante in the practice.
c) Yoga Philosophy and the inner dimension o f Meditation.
"When I prepare to teach I dedicate my heart and my mind with the upmost delicacy and excellence, until I am in front of the class, and realize that everything I know is to help, support and empower the student and for that, and before we get on the mat, there is always an alignment to allow the Universe to guide and inspire us, so the time of the class becomes a sacred journey” Javier.
What other teachers says about Javier Castro
Lea Loncar about Javier
Yogini and psychology consultant:
His teachings, creativity, sense of humour, devotion and exceptional technical and spiritual knowledge of Yogas are truly impressive. I am forever grateful to him to introduce me to Kashmir Shaivism teachings and realize my full potential as a Yoga teacher. His attentiveness to each student, great persistence in his personal development as well as development of his students brings forth a lot of creativity and discipline in his teachings as well as his life as a teacher.
Javi’s charismatic nature, strong commitment to Yoga path and community building have resulted in his current Teacher Training Course that I would highly recommend. His analytical nature, depth of knowledge and his natural curiosity makes this course unique. He makes his own drawings for understanding of the technical part of asanas, and makes his own Teacher Training Manuals. He also uses his bilingual capabilities to translate important Yoga concepts into Spanish language and community.
He is a living teacher, dedicated practitioner and true seeker. I have seen him in several stages of his development, practicing regularly, not missing a day from his chant, meditation, yoga asanas, pranayama as well as karma Yoga. Javi never stops – he is continuously changing and is a true example of Yoga evolution. I have witnessed his devotional bakhti and karma Yoga work in Siddha Yoga Ashram in India, as well as disciplined vigorous practice in Mysore shala of Ashtanga Yoga. His Yoga path is all-inclusive, where he shows respect and tolerance for different limbs of Yoga, different styles and teachings.
On the personal level, his kindness is rare – helping friends and strangers alike and having tremendous compassion for all living beings.
Also offers international workshops and retreats and develops Teacher Training programs. His energetic and compassionate being have inspired and supported hundreds of people on their Yoga path, committed to share Yoga alchemy with all beings that want to make a difference – starting with themselves.
Javier´s BIO “The path is under your feet.”
E-RYT 500hs registered with Yoga Alliance
Experienced progressive Ashtanga & Vinyasa teacher
Director of the Teacher’s Training Yogashala Institute / alliance 200 & 500h
Javier found Yoga as a path 25 years ago and he is following it tirelessly and with complete dedication ever since.
At a very young age he was granted a study scholarship in the monastery Ashram of the Siddha Yoga tradition and spent 4 years in India studying: Meditation, Philosophy on Vedanta & Kashmir Shivaism and Hatha Yoga under de guidance of his Guru Gurumayi Chidvilasananda and the great scholar teachers of this deep mystical tradition.
He studied Ashtanga Vinyasa in Mysore, India with Patthabi Jois and has been teaching Ashtanga Yoga since.
Javier is an experienced intensive & progressive Ashtanga & Vinyasa teacher, inspired by Anusara and Iyengar Yoga traditions. He has been teaching for the last 23 years of his life.
He studied Anusara Yoga directly from John Friend since 2001. Javier became an Inspired-Anusara Teacher early in 2014.
Registered in the Spanish Association of Yoga Iyengar, and since 2002 participates in the National Conventions of this reputed method.
Shivananda teacher since 1986. studied Yoga with reputed French teacher Silvie Bignon.
Studied Scaravelli Yoga with Darlene Bink (USA) and Mark Woolford(GB)
All inclusive his teachings are now exploring the new System of yoga Shri Daiva created by Desy Springer and John Friend.
Certified National Sports Teacher trained. Since his teens he has intensely trained in Martial Arts: Tae Kwondo, Nin Jutsu, Tai Chi, Aikido, and he became Certified National Teacher of Luo Han Chi Kung.
He studied other traditions like Zen Meditation and Toltecan Nagualism under de guidance of her teacher Mariví de Teresa, and met Carlos Castaneda early in 1994. His interest in cross cultural studies includes the mystics of Christian Castilla and the Sufis of Al-Andalus.
Zen Shiatsu Therapist since 1995, and Kinesyologist since 2012.
He is the founder and Director of Yogashala Institute in Marbella, Spain, which he opened in 1997.
He teaches abroad in Europe: workshops, intensives, Teacher Trainings (United Kingdom, Norway, Croatia etc), and carries out Teacher Trainings RYS 200hs, RYS 500hs.
Also hosting main events, featuring Meghan Currie in middle June 2014 and Desy Springer & John Friend later in september 2014.