The Body-Mind-Soul Centre is a registered school with the Yoga Alliance and we are honoured to collaborate with teachers from a wonderful diverse and experienced background.
The ethos of the Body-Mind-Soul Centre is to apply the teachings and practices of the yoga tradition to go on an exploration to investigate the relationship of our body, mind and soul. Ultimately to gain clarity, to understand our nature, to create harmony between us and others and to experience freedom and joy.
In a Taoist / Zen way, we emphasize the value of breath, meditation and intuition rather than ritual worship or rigorous following of old scriptures and perfect alignments. Everybody is different, so how a pose feels precedes how it is supposed to look.
We see teaching yoga as an art fuelled by authenticity and creativity. A student’s personal practice and the understanding that follows subsequently spark the inner teacher and sharing with others will come naturally and spontaneously.
We acknowledge and emphasize that every student and teacher has his or her own unique presence, energy, and teaching style. The Body-Mind-Soul Centre provides an ideal environment for learning and as a practice process, where yoga teacher training courses are presented and practiced in depth.
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Our Yoga Teacher Certificate is offered in affiliation with Yoga Alliance and the Yin Yoga Therapy Training Diploma is offered as a component of Alexandra Denkinger M.D.(Acu) physical therapy practice, licensed and registered as Doctor of Medicine in Acupuncture M.D. (ACU) by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine.
Alexandra Denkinger (M.D.Acu)
Acupuncture Therapist, RYT 500
Owner of The Body-Mind-Soul Centre (RYS), is an inspired Body-Mind-Soul Bio-Hacker, dedicated to help people empower themselves to live the most authentic, healthy life possible.
As an all-time seeker on a soul-searching journey she travelled the globe and came in touch with many different healing systems and yoga styles. Eventually she moved from Germany to India to immerse herself in Ayurveda and Yoga nearly two decades ago.
Alexandra hosts Nature Adventure Retreats, where she loves to take a group of people to outstanding locations and/ or to engage in nature activities like Trekking in Ladakh, Surfing in Sri Lanka, Bouldering in Hampi or Stand Up Paddle Board Excursions & SUP Yoga in Goa. Besides these active, fun-loving events her main passion is the immersion in Yin Yoga Therapy Trainings, Mindfulness Practices and Healing & Transformation Retreats and Workshops.
In her Yin Yoga teachings she integrates the ancient wisdom of Acupuncture Meridians and Chi flow in a meditative Yoga practice. In a Daoist/ Zen way, the focus is the on the value of breath, insight & intuition – supporting a lifestyle that feels in alignment with our deepest self.
Alexandra runs the Body-Mind-Soul Centre in Mandrem, Goa, were she offers counseling sessions and a variety of holistic treatments. Here she looks at the patient’s whole system, environmental, emotional and physical. She breaks down complex theories from different healing systems into digestible chunks for use in our daily life and offers practical information and encouragement to feel healthy, vital, joyful and free.
Alexandra about herself:
”I like to see myself as a Body-Mind-Soul Bio-hacker. I counsel people and I help to heal their wounds. Physical, but mostly emotional. I did not intend to do this. When it came to me though, I knew it is my calling. I am passionate about it.
For me healing ourselves is our responsibility and an expression of environmental activism. We are healing the world by healing ourselves. And healing is actually very simple, it is an uttermost natural thing. Of course not everything can be healed, but most things thought incurable can be. Every organism has a basic instinct to be healed.
Energy flows where attention goes. I believe the good life is a matter of mind and soul and open to everyone. The body never lies. I listen, look and reflect to help you to activate your own healing abilities.
My goal is to empower you to live the most authentic, healthy life possible. A life that feels in alignment with your deepest self. Nothing brings me more joy than to watch this happen.
I live and work with dedication, extraordinary intention and the spirit of liberation from convention”.
Sharanya represents our Indian origin Yang influence. Her journey with yoga began very early in life. She has always been interested, since she was a child, in dance and gymnastics and spent 4 years training very seriously in a traditional form of Indian Gymnastics called ‘Mallakhamb’, which is a discipline infusing the practice of yoga on a rope.
Growing up and continuing her education in the field of yoga she has been guided by Iyengar yoga teachers which has given her a great understanding of breath and alignment and their importance to a good yang yoga practice. During her class she likes to take her students deeper inside the body to develop an inner understanding of the relationship between body, mind and breath.
You will find her hosting some of the traditional yoga philosophy classes, and her dynamic morning yang classes with her kind attitude and uplifting spirit are providing us with good energy for the rest of the day!
“Yoga is a process that needs to be followed through with patience and dedication. It is designed to accommodate and enrich any and every BODY and this is what makes it so genius. To be able to share the practice with my loved ones as well as others is a gift I am truly grateful for. I love it!”
Dr. Renuka Yadav
Dr. Renuka Yadav, finished her BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) degree in the year 2000. She pursued her passion for Ayurved and Panchakarma by taking formal training in Panchakarma from Sane Guru Rugnaaya in Nashik and Vaidyaratnam in Kerala. She shares her profound knowledge of anatomy and Ayurveda with our students in Goa.
She has been associated with many reputed Ayurvedic Clinics and Centres, having helped many patients with their health issues but ultimatly was never satisfied with the way Ayurved was projected and Wellness therapies were addressed. Her passion to promote Ayurved as a science and not as a product and drove her to establishing the only government recognised Vocational Training Institute in Goa in the field of Ayurved, Spa and Wellness.
Her personal quest for knowledge and enlightenment has led her to pursue various modalities of healing. She is a Pranic Healing Arhat, a Reiki Grandmaster, a Clairvoyant, a Crystal Healer, an Aroma Therapist and a Tarot Card Reader. She offers the best out of all of them in her healing sessions. But beyond all she is a wonderful, humble being who simply loves to nurture. You can also book an appointment with her for a pulse diagnosis, an Ayurvedic consultation, an authentic treatment plan, an energy healing massage or maybe just to speak a few words.
A Healer… In its true Essence!
Eva Lisanne Brouwer
Since she can remember Eva Lisanne has been deeply fascinated by life, the body and health. This interest brought her early in her life to explore alternative medicine, bodywork, naturopathy and body-mind awareness.
A body aficionado, always her passion is for the quiet practices. Besides being a compassionate yoga teacher and massage therapist, she is also our Reiki and Yoga Nidra expert.
In her early twenties Eva left the Netherlands and started travelling to further explore and broaden her experience. This brought her to body/mind/emotional awareness training with horses in Australia and various retreats and courses on awareness and the body around the world. Eva currently spends most of her time Sri Lanka and travels a lot.
The love for living and exploring life from a place of truth with this very moment as all we have and its never ending depths and beauty is what keeps deeply moving her as a main priority in life. Eva’s passion for awareness, yoga, massage and the several forms of bodywork come from her own experience with these tools for nurturing a deep sense of peace, healing and wellbeing.
Eva about Yin Yoga:
“If I would have to choose, Yin Yoga is my absolute favorite form of Yoga. It allows me to slow down and consciously embrace the present moment while including and deeply nourishing the body.”