Jose Luis Velez

Panama City |
Casco Antiguo, San Felipe
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

2 Reviews

Student of the KPJAYI, Jose Luis Velez has practiced Ashtanga Yoga since 2008 and has been studying under the guidance of R. Saraswathi Jois since 2016.

He has studied Yoga Philosophy and Sanskrit in Mysore, India with teachers like Lakshmish Bhat at the KPJAYI and Vidvan Prof Nagaraja Rao from the Mysore University and the Maharaja's Sanskrit College.

He has also studied Ayurveda with the Vaidya Nixia Lino and Ayurvedic Massage at Suyoga Ayurvedic Massage Center in Mysore.

Jose travels yearly to Mysore, India, to study, reconnect and learn directly from the source.


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

2 Reviews

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Very Friendly
More Hands off
Frequent Adjustments
New Teacher
Very Experienced
On the Wild Side
Safety Oriented
Body Focused
Very Spiritual


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Dedicated and natural born Ashtanga teacher

I've been JLu's student for over a year now and I can't feel more grateful to have found such a dedicated, knowledgeable and friendly teacher! He has a deep knowledge of the Ashtanga tradition and practice, but is still very much committed to deepening his personal practice and continuing his path as a student. As a teacher, he is very patient, gives very clear instructions and makes you really think about the asanas and the alignment of the body, I've experienced server A-ha! moments during his classes and my practice has evolved thanks to that. I sincerely recommend going to his classes!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
My teacher

I am new to Ashtanga and have been practicing this year. In the last couple of months I started classes with Jose Luis and realized how much I got better on my practice. The correct alignment of asanas, better strength, synchronized breathing and flexibility. Jose Luis takes the time to explain how asanas should be done and offers modifications when needed. He also works with yoga props for students which has few flexibility to start gaining it. I would totally recommend his classes whether you are new to Ashtanga or have been practicing it, since he covers all levels. He will keep you motivated to go on in your practice!