Payton Castillo

“I was so glad that I went and for that five week experience of fully immersing myself in that time to the AI. I’m so glad I went away to do it. if I would have done it close to home, I would have been worrying about this or that or staying busy at the house just doing things. But separating myself for that time period and being fully focused was a beautiful thing and there was so much growth physically, spiritually and mentally. I learned so much and I am so thankful for that time I had in Miami! I didn’t know much or had ever met Tim when I came to the intensive. In that time though I was able to build student teacher relationship with him that I had not experienced before, which is special. He has a very special and unique gift of connecting with his students. Making them feel welcomed but also pushing them. From the moment he did the first adjustment on me I trusted him. I consider him my primary teacher at this point within the practice.”


Sally Bacon

“Being from a city where no one has ever been to Mysore, I was looking for Ashtanga training where I could trust that the teachers were teaching me correctly. So who else??  Searching for training by Kino/Kino’s team, I found the AI. I think the deciding factor was that it was so long, and I knew that by the end, I’d feel confident in taking my practice back home. If I had any hesitation, it was both financial and the time away from Husband and Hazelnut (doodle-dog). Once I knew I could handle the cost, and that Drew fully supported me going for so long, there was nothing but excitement! My personal takeaway is that I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything. Not only did I spend 5 weeks with some of America’s most experienced and dedicated Ashtanga lineage holders, but I made about 30 Ashtanga friends for life. We are from all over the world, and we shared 5 weeks of sweat, growth, and love. It was an experience of a lifetime.”


Mileva Donachie

“My first visit to Miami Life Centre was for the aptly named Ashtanga Intensive – a five week immersion in to all aspects of Ashtanga Yoga, which sublimely challenged, taught and supported growth not only through the practice of asanas, but also the study of anatomy & physiology, adjustments, meditation, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, other philosophical texts and chanting. All the teachers who delivered training graciously shared their depth of knowledge and were inspirational, helpful and understanding. The staff running the building and the busy yoga schedule were friendly and very informative, not only in regard to the yoga practice but also telling us the best places to eat, and where to visit. I learnt so much about Ashtanga Yoga and about myself during this intensive.”


Amber Martin

“I attended the month long Ashtanga Intensive and I fell in love as soon as I got here! The teachers are phenomenal- extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and dedicated. I love that the staff is one big family and they make you feel welcome as soon as you walk into the door. My month long experience at MLC was life-changing and I look forward to visiting again in the near future.”