About us – Pranaluz – Yoga & Mindfulness Retreats & Workshops

Ana Lucía Fariña • Costa Rica • EYT 500 • MBA. Ma.

Ana Lucía Fariña is a natural born Costa Rican citizen. You can catch her somewhere in the world, given her nomadic free soul; she is constantly on the move.  She is currently based in Bali, Indonesia most of the time. She is the founder of Pranaluz Conscious Living, dedicated to support individuals in the path of awakening to a conscious life, by offering retreats, classes, courses, trainings , coaching and workshops rooted on Conscious living an integrative holistic practices in diverse sacred places of the planet.

  • Worked 9 years in corporate multinational business in management and Human Resources.
  • Holds a Bachelors in Business and an  MBA from Costa Rica, Master of Arts in Environmental Leadership from Buddhist University Naropa in Boulder, CO. U.S.A.
  • Tour leader since 2008, has lead groups into cultural & spiritual travel tours throughout Central American countries, Mexico, Panama and South East Asia, India & Bali, Indonesia.
  • Spends most her life learning, practicing and studying from diverse masters and lineages of teachers such as: Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, The Dalai Lama, Sri Mooji, Ramana Maharsi, and Buddhism mainly from the Shambhala, Tibetan, Vipassana and Mahayana traditions.
  • Nada Yoga, sound healing and Kirtan and Bhakti yoga practitioner ( plays piano, guitar, harmonium and sings).
  • EYT- 500 hrs certified and registered Experienced Yoga Teacher since 2009.
  • Graduated from her 200 & 300 hrs programs from Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica 2009 & 2010
  • Additional education in: Iyengar & Hatha Yoga, Yoga for children, Yoga Dance, Aerial Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga therapy, Prenatal and Postnanal.
  • Asana focus on alignment and adapting the poses to meet the individual needs.
  • Student and practitioner of the Mahayana Tibetan Buddhism, Meditation and Mindfulness.
  • Her teachings are very much inspired on Tibetan buddhism and Advaita Vedanta.
Jonathan Le fevre • Tahiti • Osteopath, Anatomy, Meditation, Philosophy ( BALI YTT)

Jono/ matahi was born in Tahiti and grew up with hippie parents between Polynesia, Bali, and India. After a long formative period of traveling across Asia and studying meditative practices with Theravadan monks and Earth medicine with Indonesian shamans, he eventually went into more academic training. He graduated from the Kimura Shiatsu Institute in Japan, studied biology at the University of San Diego, and became an osteopath at the British School of Osteopathy. His work combines various elements and techniques from all these different traditions, but he specializes in myofascial osteopathic work and shamanic emotional release. When not working in his private practice or surfing, Jono also teaches various bodywork seminars, and both anatomy and philosophy aspects of yoga.  Jono is PRANALUZ YTT program co-leader.

Troy McPeak • EEUU • EYT-500, Asana, Anatomy, Philosophy ( CR / BALI YTT)

Troy is a 500 Hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (500 E-RYT) through the Yoga Alliance. He has attended many teacher trainings to achieve this certification, including a 200 Hour Interdisciplinary Yoga teacher training which explored many styles of yoga and 100 Hour Trainings including Yoga Massage, Hot Power Fusion, Yoga Sculpt, Children's Yoga and Inner Quest of the Yoga Educator. In 2010 he also hosted Fashion One's Model Yoga. He is currently based on the island of Oahu in Hawaii and has traveled and taught yoga to adults and children in many locations outside the U.S., including Costa Rica, Norway, and Thailand. Yogi Troy is also trained in Tai Chi Chuan, Reiki, and CranioSacral Energy Work. He teaches a variety of beginner to advanced level classes. He loves to design his classes based on the yogis and yoginis who show up 'that' day for 'that' class. They have made a choice to be on their mat for a reason so he tries to cover a wide range of postures with a combination of quicker and slower movements. He likes to allow the yoga practitioners in his classes the time and place to really be in 'their' yoga and to create the space for their yoga experience. Yoga found Troy when he was at a crossroads in his life and career working as a project manager and engineer on bridge and highway projects throughout the U.S. He decided to take a break from his career to travel, learn more about yoga and deepen his yoga practice. This decision has led Troy to thousands of hours teaching and training in many amazing places around the world. He is passionate about empowering students and helping them to find a yoga practice that is suitable for them. Yogi Troy is grateful to all of the teachers and students he has encountered on his journey and looks forward to many more. Troy loves to talk with prospective students prior to the training to discuss more about what you can expect to experience during the training. If you would like to speak directly with Troy please email info@peakbeings.com and he would be happy to set up a time for you to speak with him in person.

Manuel Gomez • Costa Rica •  Ma. Therapy, Meditation, Mindfulness ( CR YTT)

Somatic Counseling Psychologist, obtained his masters at Naropa University ( Buddhist oriented University in Boulder, Colorado), where he resides currently with his wife. Manuel focuses his work on promoting the functional unity of the mind-body and the energetic processes that sustain it. This process of unification and synchronization leads clients to experience higher levels of functioning, creativity and integrity in life. His work in private practice is characterized by the exploration of bodily sensations, movement, and verbal techniques to promote positive change. Manuel’s work is further supported by a strong mindfulness and buddhist background that guide clients to sharpen self-awareness and cultivate internal resources so they may better navigate life’s situations with spontaneity and skill.

Jeremiah Abrahms • USA • Psychologist/therapist/Self inquiry through Breathwork  ( BALI YTT)

BREATHWORK THERAPY Jungian therapist & renowned author. A popular teacher, Jeremiah is considered a leading expert on the human shadow. He is a pioneer in the field of breath work innovation and consciousness research, going back over 35 years. Jeremiah has the unique ability and expertise to 'unpack' client's stories and through the use of breath find what is up for healing.

Ben Mackinnon • New Zeland • EYT-200, Mental Health, Asana, Dream Yoga ( BALI YTT)

Ben became involved in Hatha, Iyengar and later Vinyasa Yoga over 20 years ago after being diagnosed with a spinal degeneration disorder by mainstream healthcare. A close family friend recommended yoga and this became the tonic that allowed him and continues to allow him to live the active lifestyle he enjoys along with managing his body's ups and downs. He is an accredited Vinyasa Yoga teacher along with being a certified Personal Trainer and Massage Therapist and thus holds a strong education in human anatomy. He also has a Bachelor Science in Nursing working in mental health and teach Yoga and meditation to those struggling with PTSD, depression and anxiety. Ben is a practitioner of Dzogchen Buddhism, teaches workshops and classes on yoga for dream and sleep, lucid dreaming; author books and deep human being.

All our Yoga teacher trainings are certified  by Yoga Alliance.  As well  our professional team.

Gustavo Grijalva • Costa Rica • EYT-500, Asana biomechanics ( CR YTT)

Introduced to Yoga in 2010 and certified as a Hatha-Vinyasa teacher since 2015, with over 500hrsTT in different methods. Gustavo has dedicated completely to teach yoga for over four years, leading classes, workshops and retreats, inside and outside of Costa Rica. His teachings are primarily focused on applying healthy biomechanics, combined with pranayam and meditation techniques, in order to create an overall holistic experience.