Gerry is a registered senior yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals and a registered teacher with the International Yoga Federation (IYF) and Yoga Alliance International. He started his yoga practice with the Iyengar method. He is a certified therapist and senior yoga teacher with over 25 years of professional experience including many thousands of treatments. He is the founder and director of SYM-Ltd and has been teaching yoga, Shiatsu, Chinese medicine, and related subjects in France, Spain, Greece, Italy, and the UK.
Massimo is a registered, certified yoga teacher as well as a professional Shiatsu therapist and teacher. He is also a qualified Kinesiologist and craniosacral therapist. In 1999, Massimo founded Holismos, a center for complementary health therapies and yoga in Poggibonsi, Tuscany, Italy. In 2016, he opened an additional Yoga and Healing center in Varese, north of Milan. Apart from his regular treatment and teaching schedule, he also teaches anatomy and physiology as well as bodywork and healing workshops on several Yoga Teacher Training courses every year.
Nathalie is a professional Yoga Teacher, 500 hour level, having studied in Mysore and Kerala, India for several years.She went on to teaching Yoga full time, working on Teacher Training courses in Thailand, Indonesia and Spain. She is also an experienced vegetarian chef and has been studying Ayurveda and Naturopathy these last years. She runs her own retreats as well as working with Gerry Rixen on all the SYM 200 hour teacher training courses. She speaks fluent English, Spanish and French.
Darina is a fully trained Yoga Teacher, 500 hour level, having studied both in Europe and India. It was her love of sports which led her to Yoga. After working for 5 years as a personal trainer and fitness instructor Darina decided to dedicate herself to teaching Yoga. She has also been training as a massage therapist and practices Reiki. It is this combination of Yoga and body work she finds fascinating as it makes for a profound healing experience. Darina speaks fluent English and Czeck and works with Gerry Rixen and the SYM team on the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Courses in July and August. .
from Romania, August 2017
An amazing experience that I would warmly recommend. The location is peacefull and beautiful, there is plenty of healthy and tasty food and the accomodation friendly. The teachers- Gerry, Iain and Anna are the best. 3 different styles, but each one really good. I am very happy for choosing this course, Yoga was serious, authentic. I learned a lot of things and I would come back for another course.
from Austria, August 2017
"Gem of a teacher training "
Truly exceptional training. Beautiful part of the world. Extremely knowledgeable but laid back and supportive teachers.
from Afghanistan, August 2017
"YTTC at Cervera del Maestre in Spain"
Instruction is great; very good yoga and very good quality of instructors. You learn a lot of interesting and useful things for teaching yoga, as well as for your personal practice. And the food is delicious....
The location is also really good, a self contained Spanish village full of nice people and very close to the coast.
from United Mexican States, August 2017
Inhoudelijk interessant. Verschillende docenten. Alle aspecten van yoga kwamen aan bod (zoals asana's, chanten, meditatie en filosofie). Ontzettend leuke en hechte groep studenten. Goed eten en accommodatie. Mooi dat we de vrijheid hadden en kregen om in het dorp ook onze eigen ding te doen.
from Belgium, July 2017
"Highly professional training , in a stunning environment"
High quality training, demanding but respectful , high quality food , stunning beauty of the countryside, perfect timing , very good logistics.
from Colombia, July 2017
I loved the location, the small Spanish village is just perfect for a retreat. I loved the quality of the teaching and the lessons we did at the beach! The food was just Amazing. I am not vegan however with the vegan food provided I haven't missed anything at all. I am going back next month to volunteer, I simply fell in love with this experience!
Sneha Rad USA
''Great people, great yoga, great food - overall an amazing journey with amazing people!''
Claire Bland Switzerland
"A Gem of a course with truly exceptional training. Beautiful part of the world.
Extremely knowledgeable but laid back and supportive teachers.".
Isabela Cosa Romania
"An amazing experience that I would warmly recommend. The location is peacefull and beautiful, there is plenty of healthy and tasty food and the accomodation friendly.
The teachers- Gerry, Iain and Anna are the best. 3 different styles, but each one really good. I am very happy for choosing this course, Yoga was serious, authentic. I learned a lot of things and I would come back for another course".
Francisco Calabuig Afghanistan
"Instruction is great; very good yoga and very good quality of instructors. You learn a lot of interesting and useful things for teaching yoga, as well as for your personal practice. And the food is delicious....
The location is also really good, a self contained Spanish village full of nice people and very close to the coast".
Alison Wisman Scotland
''My yoga teacher training with SYM was fantastic. The focus on alignment and a whole body approach ensures the course contents facilitate the learner with a safety conscious awareness when leading their own class.
Gerry, Anna and Ian ensured all lessons were detailed while providing individualised support where needed. Additionally they were supportive and encouraging at all times.
Thanks SYM for a great first step into becoming a yoga teacher.''
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