Astrud's teaching guides individuals to explore the transformative relationship and power between breath and body.
Astrud was born in Panama and raised in San Francisco where she currently teaches from. She teaches vinyasa yoga to students of all ages and levels, as well as Yin yoga. Astrud spreads her love and knowledge of Bhakti Yoga to aspiring teachers around the world, she teaches harmonium, leads Kirtan and leads retreats to India yearly.
Astrud has been teaching yoga in NYC and San Francisco for over 20 years and was introduced to Yoga through the teachings of David Life and Sharon Gannon in 1989 and has had the honor of studying with Angela Farmer, Victor Van Kooten, Rodney Yee, Dharma Mitra, Judith Lasater, and local Iyengar teacher Richard Rosen.
Astrud has had the honor of studying Vedic chanting, asana and yoga philosophy with the extraordinary T.K.V. Desikachar in India several times. She has been inspired by her teacher and friend Mark Whitwell for the last 20 years.
Astrud was certified in NYC from Laughing Lotus in 2001 where she studied and trained and continues to teach with her dear friend Jasmine Tarkeshi.