Gerry Rixen

Gerry is a registered Senior Yoga Teacher, SYT, and holds accreditation with Yoga Alliance Professionals, Yoga Alliance International, International Yoga Federation and the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center.

He started his yoga practice with the Iyengar method in London, developing his approach over 30 years together with professional experience as a teacher and therapist in Shiatsu and Chinese Medicine. He is the founder and director of SYM-Ltd and has been teaching Yoga and Shiatsu in Spain, France, Greece, Italy and the UK.

His profound knowledge of oriental healing arts and martial arts (Gerry holds a 4th Dan instructor’s diploma in the Japanese Zen art of Shorinji Kempo) is enhanced by his knowledge of the western spiritual and therapeutic traditions, including Greek philosophy, Astrology and Anthroposophy.

Over the years he has fused his unique understanding of diagnosis, treatment and healing, nutrition, philosophy and psychology to create truly interesting courses and workshops related to personal growth and transformation as well as the healing of chronic and degenerative disease.

After completing his studies in Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge University he worked as a language teacher and TV news reporter/producer before dedicating himself full time to healing and teaching.
Gerry speaks English, French, German and Spanish. 

Iain Loban

Iain has been practising yoga intensely for over 15 years, he qualified as a registered yoga teacher with SYM and YAI in 2013 and since has been teaching both locally in Southern Spain where he lives, as well as working for SYM on the yoga teacher training courses.
Iain has a very thorough understanding of ashtanga yoga which he practises daily and has married his original style with the softer and more therapeutic approach taught at SYM. He speaks English and Spanish.

Anna Leslie

Anna has been practising yoga for many years and qualified with SYM and Yoga Alliance International as a certified 200 Hour yoga teacher in 2014. Since then she has worked on various SYM Yoga Teacher Trainings and workshops, as well as having spent 5 months in India deepening her practise of yoga asanas and meditation, in different ashrams and meditation centres.  Anna continues to teach Yoga in Spain as well as studying chinese medicine, shiatsu and yoga therapy.

Ela Ciecierska

Ela is an experienced vegetarian and vegan chef based in London. She was trained in Asian traditions and macrobiotics at the East West centre in London. There she worked as a manager and a salad chef studying under Michio and Aveline Kushi, Ed Esko, Rex Lassalle, Shizuko Yamamoto and others. Her cooking is inspired by travels through India, Africa and the Caribbean.
While respecting traditional principles of healthy macrobiotic cooking Ela certainly has her own rhythms and style in the kitchen. Her delicious fusion of  traditional healthy cooking is sure to inspire as is her contagious enthusiasm to share her knowledge with everyone.


Certified by Yoga Alliance International and Yoga Alliance Professionals

Spain, Cervera del Maestre

September 30 - October 20 2017
(Language: English)
Cost : € 2500
(course and full board*)

13 May - 2 June
(Arrival 12 May / Departure 3 June)

8 July - 28 July
(Arrival 7 July / Departure 29 July)

10 August - 30 August
(Arrival 9 August / Departure 31 August)

14 October - 3 November
(Arrival 13 October / Departure 4 November)

* Course fees include tuition, twin accommodation (single supplement applies) and two main meals per day.

Spain, Cervera del Maestre

25 March - 21 April 2018

(Language: English)
Total cost: 3500
(course and full board*)

* Course fees include tuition, twin accommodation (single supplement applies) and two main meals per day.

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