Ricardo

(Bright Yoga Director)

My vision as Yoga Teacher is share this beautiful path, awake the inner light in others to illuminate the path of their own journey.

Ricardo Martin

I started to practice Yoga almost 10 Years ago back in my home town in Venezuela, where I soon found this was something I wanted to pursue full time – loving what yoga was to me, and how I could share this with others. This lead to teaching 15 classes a week occasionally 20 – including Yoga for Kids ages 4-8 years old. This schedule still allowed me to keep my own practice consistent, 6 times during the week.

Rocket Yoga was the yoga style which first grabbed my heart, from where I moved on to Vinyasa Flow Yoga and after my Yoga Teacher Training with Larry Schultz, my practice locked on to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Rocket Vinyasa Yoga exclusively.

In 2010 is when I took my Yoga Teacher Training under the guidance of Larry Schultz, 200HR YTT, and late in the same year attending a Rocket Teacher training Larry invited me to be his assistant teacher- supporting him during training in Thailand.

After returning home to Venezuela for a short while – it was clear my heart was in Thailand – so I returned in 2012 met my soul mate and yoga partner Kunkanit Phrombut, and we have together stared It’s Yoga Satellite (www.itsyogasatellite.com) and letter on Bright Yoga

Together we have been leading more than 30 teachers training and graduated around 400 high quality Yoga Teachers in Bali and Thailand. Between our teacher trainings we lead workshops all around Asia and sporadically in Europe too. But also attend workshops and study as students acknowledging that yoga is a constant journey and to be a good teacher you must always strive to develop and keep up a self-practice – which we both do. A continuous self-practice is how we find more efficient ways to teach, to communicate and explain skills to our students.

We have been refining our teaching method, to have a method now allowing a student with a very limited experience to be and feel ready to teach after 22 days of intensive training (200HR). Our courses are suitable for beginners and advance students alike.

Vipassana meditation is also part of my practice, I have been practicing meditation during the last five years. Meditation practice is a key ingredient to understanding the subtle aspects of the practice, so we include this very much in our approach to the practice; so more than teaching asana we teach mindfulness in movements.
Reiki is also part of my daily routine, certified in 2011 Reiki Tere mai Seichem level 2 and have since been treating myself and others. I can feel the reiki practice helps to amplify the positives effects of the yoga Practice

Recently I added a 300Hr Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, in December 2014, giving me the designation of RYT- 500Hr with Yoga Alliance – building on my 9000+ hours of teaching and 1000+ hours of training.

Recently Joy and me started to offer Yoga Holiday in Bali
My vision as Yoga Teacher is share this beautiful path, awake the inner light in others to illuminate the path of their own journey.

We have been refining our teaching method, to have a method now allowing a student with a very limited experience to be and feel ready to teach after 22 days of intensive training (200HR).

Our courses are suitable for beginners and advance students alike.