Certified Iyengar Yoga Intructor and Specialist in Yoga for Scoliosis
Alfonso is the Co-Founder, Wellness Director, and lead Iyengar Instructor at Rayo de la Vida, S.L. in Mallorca, Spain
Alfonso teaches small group and 1-1 Iyengar Yoga Classes and Workshops and trains students in Yoga for Scoliosis at the two Rayo de la Vida studios in Mallorca. In addition, he teaches private clients worldwide via Zoom
Contact Alfonso Castano via email: Alfonso@rayodelavioda.com
Alfonso Castano LMT
Wellness Director, Rayo de la Vida S.L. Mallorca, Spain
Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor / Specialist Yoga for Scoliosis and Backcare
Remember watching “Slum Dog Millionaire”? Alfonso grew up with similar circumstances in Colombia. At 11, he was put to the street to sell potatoes and lottery tickets. With such a hard road traveled, you may expect a hardened soul. But that is not Alfonso. Alfonso’s great gift is his positive and pragmatic approach to life. Deprived of a decent early formal education, Alfonso has built considerable expertise through a wide range of study and on-going practice. Initially trained in Massage Therapy, Alfonso’s yoga teaching builds upon a strong foundation of anatomy, physiology and body mechanics.
With advanced training in Neuromuscular Therapies, Kinesiology, and Thai Massage stretching techniques, Alfonso expanded his knowledge and practice through the study of Iyengar Yoga. Alfonso studied under the guidance of Jito Yumbibe, Kathy Alfe, Denise Wendler, Manuoso Manos, Victoria Austin and Liza Walford at the Iyengar Institute of San Francisco where he completed his 500 hour Teacher Training. Later he traveled to Pune, India to study with the Iyengar family. More recently, Alfonso studied and received his certification in Yoga for Scoliosis under his mentor Elise Miller in Palo Alto, CA.
Alfonso’s teaching and practice has taken him all around the world. From Colombia, to Miami, Silicon Valley, Cruise Ships, India, the Dominican Republic and Dubai, Alfonso has taught Yoga and helped people. Through his travels, Alfonso learned more about human pathologies and the mind-body approaches to positivity, wellness and healing. This positive-healing sensitivity is at the core of Alfonso’s Yoga Teaching Practice.
Alfonso’s home is now at Rayo de la Vida in Mallorca. In early 2019, Alfonso Castano and Robert Risse opened Rayo de la Vida in Fornalutx, Mallorca. And in September, 2020, the @Rayo de la Vida Center in Palma de Mallorca
Iyengar Yoga for Back Care
A class for students who wish to focus on the health of the spine. It is for students who seek to keep their spine in good condition and also for students with existing posture and spinal misalignment issues. Classes focus on increasing strength and flexibility, correcting posture and realigning the spine. This class addresses conditions related to Scoliosis, Sciatica, Piriformis Syndrome, and Posture problems.
Yoga for Scoliosis Workshop
A workshop for students with scoliosis. It is for students who wish to understand the pattern of their scoliosis and learn asanas and ordered sequences specific to their pattern which can improve their posture, breathing and spinal alignment. By understanding their pattern of spinal misalignment and rotation, the student with the instructor will learn yoga sequences when practiced regularly will counter the curves, ease pain and enhance flexibility.