Gabriel Villaverde

Meet Gabriel


world yoga institute team member gabriel villaverde


​ERYT 500, LMT, Gabriel was born in Argentina and moved to the states in 2001 to work in the hospitality field.

After living in Miami for several years he re-discovered himself through his Yoga practice learning from different teachers in Miami Beach.

This personal life shift towards a more holistic compassionate life was strong enough for him to decide to deepen his practice and he decided to take a 200 Hrs Hatha Vinyasa teacher training program.

As soon as he graduated he started to teach full time and realized that there is much more to learn and many different ways to this path.

After taking and teaching classes with different teachers he enrolled in a 300 Hrs Gentle Therapeutics mentorship training program with Allaine Stricklen.

Around that time, he also did various training on Thai massage bodywork with Michael Mukti and studied from different teachers to enhance his Yoga tools.

On his eagerness to learn about the human body Gabriel also became a Licensed Massage Therapist.

But it was when he discovered Vinyasa Krama with Rae Indigo and World Yoga Institute that it all came into place.

The access to this technology enhanced his teachings to the point that he can deliver an intelligent class with wise progressions and smooth flow while exploring multiple directions of mobility that will keep you mindfully aware in practice.

With his enhanced sensitivity he delivers the class that the students need and the challenge that is appropriate for the level of each practitioner.

He’s approachable, compassionate and makes sure everyone in the class can practice.

In February 2019 he moved to Belize to spread this well being technology that Yoga is.

He currently is the General Manager of Om Shanti Belize Wellness Center and the lead trainer of their Yoga program, he teaches daily at Om Shanti and travels the country leading workshops and Masterclasses.

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