Yogi / Meditator / Cook / Co-founder
Floris started his yoga practice in Belgium in 2008. Through a dedicated and continuous practice, he has discovered the deep transformation and purification on all levels that it has brought and continues to bring. Since he met Paulina in 2011, he has been living mostly in yoga ashrams, communities and schools in Mexico, India, Spain and France. Floris has been teaching over the last years more than 10 yoga teacher trainings, mainly in ‘Om Shanti’ (Mexico and Spain). He has learned yoga from many different teachers and traditions, being mainly influenced by Bihar school of yoga. His mission is to bring the knowledge of these different yoga traditions together while keeping true to the original spirit and essence of Yoga. Floris has studied massage in several workshops, mainly in Mexico. In 2018 he co-founded Akasha Retreat Center, together with his brother Surya. Apart from yoga, his passions and joys are found in travelling, hiking, gardening, cooking and massage therapy.
Surya Maarten Adriaenssens
Sound Therapist / Musician / Meditator / Co-founder
After years of intensive study and practice Surya founded the Soundhealing Institute in Belgium in 2013. The need from people for more connection and spirituality in their lives brought him to co-found Universa, a bridge-building spiritual community project around Antwerp. After some years he passed on this coordinating task and returned to the east for several years, where he deepened his study of sound and meditation, mostly with his master Sri Prem Baba, as well as with Himalayan shamans. In this period he also started to share his soundhealing work in different parts of the world, in order to built more bridges through sound and music, between people, cultures and spiritual lineages. Surya is facilitating soundhealing work in Belgium, other parts of Europe, Turkey and India. In order to ground this work he co-founded Akasha Rereat Center in 2018.
Sakshin Victor G. Cruz
Yogi / Musician
Sakshin was born in the Canary Islands (Spain). He studied a degree and a master in Philosophy at Universities Complutense (Madrid) and Vincennes-Saint Denis (Paris). Following the path of self-study, he is a committed practitioner and studious of the yogic tradition as a whole, as well as a musician focused on mantra yoga, the indian classical music tradition of dhrupad, the research around global shamanic sounds and the deep listening of nature. He devotes himself, since 2013, to sharing the teachings of integral yoga, focussing on nāda yoga (the yoga of sound) and the sapiential philosophies of yoga through courses, workshops, concerts, sound-healing sessions, one-to-one work and experiential retreats in nature under the frame of the projects anāhata nāda yoga and saṃtoṣa āyurveda (together with the therapist Ana Gabriela Terra). We are very happy to have his profound teachings and kind presence several times a year in our center.
Yogini / Meditator
Paulina loves to share the depth and light that meditation and yoga have brought into her life. She started doing yoga just as a physical excercise around 2003. Everything shifted when she did her first 10day Vipassana retreat in 2011. Since then she has done many silent meditation retreats and has also been teaching many yoga teacher trainings, yoga and silent meditation retreats. A new kind of love and depth touched her heart which she is so happy to share now with all of humanity. Paulina has been studying with many different teachers, took two 200-hour Yoga teacher training-courses and in 2017 she finished a 500 hour meditation and yoga teacher training in Hridaya, Mexico.