Mario Batres

RYT 500
Hometown: Galicia, Spain
Astrological: Gemini
Most Played Artists: The XX, Anthony and the Johnsons, Jai Uttal
Classes: Lotus FLY, Lotus Flow, Soul Sweat

With more than 500-hours of certified studies Mario has studied intensively with renowned teachers in the US as well as in India in the disciplines of Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Bhakti and Nada Yoga. In a personal way, Mario blends all his knowledge from these various disciplines to create a rich and vibrant experience for his students. Originally from Galicia in Northern Spain, Mario moved to San Francisco in 2009 searching for a change in his busy life. After a short pilgrimage around the Bay Area's Yoga scene he finally found home at Laughing Lotus.

Mario likes to think that it was Love that brought him to Yoga, since it was his girlfriend back in Spain that first introduced him to a yoga class. After years of working in the Interior Design industry, and dealing with the stress and pressure of a demanding job, Mario found in yoga the perfect tool to successfully achieve balance between a professional career and a healthy, well-sustained life. A decade of practicing yoga passed before he decided to take a leap of faith into teaching. He now strives to share his experience with others who also search for reconnection and balance in their own lives.

Mario finds inspiration in the real situations and daily struggles of life, and is motivated to help others manage to stay in an open-hearted, positive and mindful state amidst it all. Classes with Mario are a great workout, dynamic, fun and full of meaning.

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