Luc Sanchez

Luc has always had a strong calling and attraction to spiritual practices. He was also a very active child but never called for team sports, so for years he enjoyed regularly rock climbing, Aikido, and Karate. He did his first Vipassana Meditation when he was 16, a life changing experience, that became an important personal practice. He has continued for years now, participating, volunteering and serving

At the age of 21 he started flirting with yoga, casually joining classes, becoming aware of different styles of asana practice, unconvinced and without really committing. The need to link spiritual practice with body work seemed however important. A couple of years later when he was living in Berlin he began to practice acrobatics, contact improvisation and at this time discovered Ashtanga yoga.

The need to follow the path of yoga then became unquestionable. In Ashtanga, the link between the philosophy and practice was obvious and the discipline fundamental. At that point he had just finished his studies in Music Production and Audio engineering, and decided to go to India to be closer to the roots of yoga. He spent the first couple of months in Rishikesh studying under Yogi Kamal Singh and Sunil Sharma and the next months traveling through India, continuing practicing Ashtanga yoga and Vipassana Meditation in the tradition of Saya Gyi U Ba Khin.

In Tulum on the Caribbean coast he had the opportunity to start teaching regularly. He taught daily Vinyasa classes as well as led a 6 days per week Ashtanga Mysore style program and after 1 year organized his first retreat.

Life led him to South East Asia where he completed trainings in Thai Massage with Pichest Boonthumme and Ashtanga yoga with Andrea Drottholm, Kirsten Berg and Iain Grysak. During this time, he also opened a space for yoga in Chiang Mai Thailand, and taught classes as well as facilitated retreats in France, Swizerland and Sri Lanka where he continues to teach every year. In 2015 he went to continue his studies in India.

He knew going to Mysore and practicing with Sharath Jois at KPJAYI was essential for him to understand the roots of the Ashtnaga lineage since then continues to return every year.

He believes the guidance of a good teacher and particularly a consistent dedication to a particular practice is fundamental for authentic personal growth on the path of yoga. But it is perhaps more important to learn how to look inside ourselves to go into deeper levels of self-study and awareness.

In the end it is our own consistent practice and dedication that will lead us forward, that will teach us to become kinder, more aware and attentive, and help us lead our lives in a mindful way.

 


Luc Sanchez instructs the following:
  • Gentle Hatha (Slow Flow)
  • A beautiful fluid practice, Slow Flow incorporates Hatha Poses and and flows gently between poses. This class is less vigorous practice that Ashtanga and Hatha Vinyasa and is appropriate for all levels.
     
    Expect this class to incorporate a mixture of Yoga Asana (poses), Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Meditation.
     
    Suitable for all levels and for pregnant ladies

  • Hatha
  • Hatha, meaning the balance between the sun and the moon, is a free flowing and physically challenging style of yoga. This is the perfect for those who are looking for an activity in which they can completely channel their energy. Students are encouraged to breath through the ever changing poses and can expect to feel revitalised at the end of the class.
    This is a mixed level class and teachers will offer different options for those of different experience levels. Some experience is required.

  • Yin Yoga
  • Yin yoga is a more passive style of yoga that involves holding fewer postures for longer periods of time to generate deeper movement, targeting the deep connective tissue of the body and to open up in to the joints. Classes are challenging but accessible to all levels.