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Astrud Castillo


Astrud's teaching guides individuals to explore the transformative relationship and power between breath and body.

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Astrud has been teaching yoga in NYC and San Francisco for over 20 years and is most inspired by her teacher, friend and mentor, Mark Whitwell. She was introduced to Yoga through the teachings of David Life and Sharon Gannon 1989 and has had the honor of studying with Angela Farmer, Victor Van Kooten, Rodney Yee, Dharma Mitra, Judith Lasater, Dana Flynn (Laughing Lotus Co-Founder) as well as local Iyengar teachers,Tony Briggs and Ana Mari Hamada. She also continues to study and teach alongside her longtime soul-sister and inspiration, Jasmine Tarkeshi (Laughing Lotus Co-Founder), as a senior teacher at Laughing Lotus SF.

In India, she had the honor of studying Vedic chanting and yoga philosophy with the incredible T.K.V. Desikachar and spreads her love and knowledge of Bhakti yoga to aspiring teachers around the Bay Area. Born in Panama and raised in San Francisco. she teaches vinyasa yoga to students of all ages and levels, as well as kids yoga and restorative yoga.