Name: Claudio Escutia
Role: Facilitator & Musician
“I found through the practice of conscious movement and breath, sound and vibrations the path to inner silence and peace.”
Claudio is a yoga teacher and active musician since more than 15 years. He comes from a family of musicians from Mexico City.
He began his spiritual journey in Mexico with the practice of Tai Chi. After finishing his classical guitar studies at the School of Fine Arts he decided to move to Montreal Canada to study jazz music, where he experienced for the first time the power of the sacred Yogic practices, becoming aware of the the dimensions of his being.
When he settled in Canada, he expanded his knowledge by practicing Hatha and Kundalini Yoga, with great local teachers, he learned to play Kirtan (sacred chants circles) and started playing live music for yoga classes.
After 2 years of practice, he heads to the mountains of Quebec and begins his training as a resident yoga and meditation teacher at the Yoga Sivananda Vedanta Ashram, with the renowned professor Praladh, a direct student of Swami Vishnudevananda, one of the first teachers of India in introduce yoga in the West. Claudio receives his certification of 300 hours of Yoga by Yoga Alliance. After finishing his training and after living 6 months of intense Sadhana (spiritual practice) he began to teach Hatha Yoga in several studies in Montreal.
In 2012 he moved to Europe, where he studied Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in Jivamukti Berlin and Yin Yoga taking workshops and courses with different international teachers.
In 2013 he traveled to Nepal to study Sound Healing with Tibetan Bowls, Gongs, Bells and Mantras taking a 300hrs certification at the Kundalini Sound and Herbal Healing School in Kathmandu with the renowned teacher and healer Chaitanyashree. After Nepal, he travels to India to study spiritual and classical music of India on Sitar, Esraj, Bansuri and voice technique in Kalkatta and Varanasi.
He comes back home to live in Riviera Maya, Mexico to teach for 3 years and practice with several international teachers getting experience on teaching to big groups of students at several levels and teaching workshops and concerts on Nada Yoga, Mantra Yoga and Sound Healing.
During his classes, he uses ancient and traditional techniques to harmonize physical, mental and emotional levels with the sound of Tibetan bowls, Mantras, Mudras, Pranayama and other Yoga techniques that take you on a journey to the heart, inner peace and silence.
Getting to know the crew:
What is your favourite Asana posture? Why?
My favorite Yoga pose is Lotus, everytime I come to this position I remember the essence of the practice and is the posture where I have had the deepest spiritual experiences in my life.
Yoga has made me…
Yoga has made me a better version of myself, a witness of this beautiful existence and grateful for the day to day.