Astrud Castillo

Astrud experiences Yoga as a direct participation with life. She encourages us to uncover and rediscover who we are through the profound intimacy of the breath. The practice of Asana (postures), Pranayama (mindful breathing), and Dhyana (meditation) creates flexibility in both the body and mind, which awakens a sense of peace, equanimity, and unity and enlivens the spirit. We learn to acquire freedom in our lives NOT from it!

Astrud's classes are devotional by nature and expressed through her love of chanting and the affirmation, to see God (Divinity) in all and all as God (Divine). In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna reminds us, that we cannot be just anyone we simply want to be, he says your one and only shot at a fulfilled life is being FULLY YOURSELF! She is committed to making Yoga accessible to all.

Astrud is a true Bhakta and leads Kirtan with her group Astrud and the Cosmic Caravan around the country, as well as, leads Yoga retreats in the U.S and India. She bows down to her teacher and dear friend for over a decade, Mark Whitwell, her solar sister of more than 30 years, Jasmine Tarkeshi, and Jai Uttal her inspiration and friend. A humble pranam to her greatest teachers of all, her family. Hari Om

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