By The Journey Studio

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By Yoga Magazine

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Juan is an inspiring teacher who puts a lot of energy and love into his classes and creates a wonderful atmosphere in which to practice yoga.

Chris Trengove



Juan is synoniem for caring, sharing, kindness, joy, respect, engagement and creativity. With all my love.


Marleen September 27, 2013


“Be a Happy Mountain!’
That the main sentence I remember of my first class with Juan approximately one year ago (after a long search for the type of yoga class that fit me). We were expected to do the Mountain posture (Tadasana) after a flow of other hatha yoga movements and I remember being so serious about it.
There I was, standing in this posture and thinking about all the stuff I did wrong, about my lack of balance and endurance, but then suddenly Juan said “Smile, don’t forget to smile” and “Be a happy mountain”. This brought everything back into perspective… 🙂
I laughed and carried on, being a happy mountain who realized that yoga is here to enjoy and not another thing you have to be the best in.

This small anecdote to explain how Juan keeps his classes in a totally relaxed and totally non-competitive atmosphere, how he makes his yogi’s smile and how he keeps the spirits high.

His occasional workshops really add value to your yoga life and I just love the way he incorporates the moon and the sun into his classes by having Yin Yoga on the night of a blue moon or a yoga class outside in the sun.

I wish I could go more often to his classes.

His teaching just does something to you, something quite unexplainable, so why don’t you just come and see for yourself? 🙂

Julie Rufaro June 8, 2013


Juan’s practices are wonderful. He guides you through the postures, with a lot of attention to all of his students and with various options for different levels. He teaches you to listen to your body, to connect you with your body, to reach your limits without forcing, and all this with his eternal smile and marvelous energy! Besides the explanation of the postures, you will receive more background about the postures, the breathing and the way of living. If you enter the room, all stressed and depressed, I am sure you will leave the practice with a renovated energy to face all your challenges in live. Give it a try, Puro yoga, is just what you need, to keep your inner peace during the week. One hour fully dedicated to yourself. Juan brought a special tool into my life for which I am still thankful to him. Since I moved, I keep on missing his practices here. The best compliment I got about him, came from another teacher: ‘What a perfect posture you have, you must have had a great teacher.’ I proudly responded: ‘Yes, I ‘ve got the best!’ Go and grow, Juan!

Katrien June 2, 2013


What I like most about Juan’s practices:

-his individual attention -his passion and the way he transfers this passion to each of his students -his knowledge (he talks a lot during the session, some people might not like this, but I do) -the insight he gives you on how to use some of the elements in your daily life (e.g. when you have so many things on your mind, take a moment to just sit and focus on your breathing). He brings some “mindfulness” into his sessions.

Liesbeth Vander ElsMay 27, 2013