Contact Alfonso Castano via email: FonziYoga@gmail.com
Upcoming 2018 Schedule
04 – 11 October: Bogata, Colombia:
12 – 15 October: Miami, USA
17 October – 15 November: Barcelona, Spain
Classes and Workshops
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.
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 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 Insitute 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.
Alfonso’s teaching and practice has taken him all around the word. From Colombia, to Silicon Valley, to cruise ships to the Dominican Republic and to Dubai. But his home is here in Miami. Wherever he travels, Alfonso learns 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.