Akenara started practicing yoga in 2007 at Ananda Yoga in the heart of Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo. He lived in India for more than 2 years and the moment that changed his life during this trip was his stay at Bihar School of Yoga, the Ashram (monastery) where he resided for more than 14 months, developing the lifestyle of a Sannyasin (monk) under the teachings of Paramahansa Swami Niranjananda Saraswati.
Akenara’s purpose through teaching yoga is to transmit a wholesom vision of what this sacred practice means, cultivating trascendance beyond our physical bodies, through a loving, kind and deep discipline.
After three years as a banker Akenara found that his financial knowledge and his life style left him feel empty. This emptiness started to fade when he discovered love in his first yoga class. His moments on the mat filled him with inspiration and love as he learned more about the magic laying within the practice of yoga.
In 2008 Akenara started to deepen his study through a teachers training which took place in the heart of Playa del Carmen, and at the end of that year he took to the yoga studio again but this time as a teacher. At this point in his life his love of yoga led him to its birthplace in India. For two years he immersed himself in study a various yoga schools including the Bihar School of Yoga, Tattvaa Yoga Shala, Yoga India Mysore and Bheema Shakti. At these schools he studied various styles of yoga such as Ashtanga, Iyengar, Sivanada and Satyanada. His studies and love for the spiritual took him to Nepal where he lived and studied for a month and a half in Kopan’s Monastery.The moment that changed his life during this trip was his stay at Bihar School of Yoga, the Ashram (Monastery) where he resided for more than 14 months, developing the lifestyle of a Sannyasin (monk) under the teachings of Paramahansa Swami Niranjananda Saraswati.Upon his return to Mexico he took part in Mukta Yoga’s first teachers training program.
Akenara remains a teacher at Mukta and continues to study in depth the Vinyasa Flow as a system. His teaching career led him to develop his own style called Akenara Yoga which is based on the Vinyasa.In 2015, Akenara fulfills his great dream by becoming co-founder of his own yoga school, YOGA LUZ School. This year he also started his own Yoga Teacher Training Program, which has continued year after year and is in it’s seventh generation in which more than 120 students have graduated.Akenara has taught yoga classes, workshops, trainings and yoga retreats in different places of the Mexican Republic (as Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Puebla, Mérida, San Luis Potosí, Zacatecas, Tampico, Bacalar, San Agustinillo, Cuernavaca, Malinalco, Valle de Bravo, Palenque and San Pancho) and internationally in Paris, Barcelona, Switzerland, Costa Rica and Morocco. In 2016 his passion project Vinyasa’s “The Art of Sequencing” training took off, which is also in it’s eighth generation in which more than 100 students have graduated.In late 2016 Akenara returned to India on a journey of gratitude. During his stay he visited Rishikesh and studied at Patanjala Yoga Kendra.
In 2018 for the third time he will participate in the National Yoga Meeting in Mexico City. The aim of Akenara’s Yoga style is to impart to his students the importance of understanding the integral Yoga. His teaching go beyond the physical body and postures, he puts great emphasis on nurturing more subtle aspects the mind, emotions and the heart. Through his lessons Akenara hopes to generate a broader perspective that can be incorporate it into daily life. He hopes that his journey will become a source of inspiration to grow. Akenara lives, breathes and loves yoga as a way of life.