Mallorca BJJ and Yoga festival is a festival that brings together 2 different practices with numerous variations, concepts, and philosophies within them. Let’s meet the world class instructors joining the festival and the event organizers.
YOGA INSTRUCTOR LIST
Alexzandra is a spiritual leader, Reiki & Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner and a 200hr certified Yoga instructor who dives into the depths of self-freedom and soul awaking through her teachings. Her home base is in Maine, but you can find her and her teaching all around the world.
Filled with anxiety, depression, Alexzandra found Yoga at a perfect time in her life 9 years ago. Through her practice she found her way back to herself and picked up the broken pieces. Immediately she knew that she wanted to help guide others home to themselves and help create a space for her students to honor who they are.
Alexzandras teachings are emotional with emphasis of bringing your sh!t to the mat and working through it in your body and breath, rather than leaving it all at the door. Her style is unique, fun, and challenging. In her classes, expect to work, sweat, play, laugh and grow -- and to leave with a deeper understanding, connection and love for your Self.
Rachel Wainwright whole-heartedly believes in the transformative power of yoga. Yoga has given her the tools to meet the inevitable difficulties of life with a measure of acceptance, openness, trust and love. Rachel believes mindful movement to motivational music can help shift your perspective to a more positive one and raise your vibration to a higher frequency.
Through yoga practice you will attract a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life. Rachel guides you to move from the inside out, allowing you listen to your sensations and hear your inner intelligence.
Rachel is the founder of Exhale Yoga Retreats.
Expect her classes to be adventurous and have an intimate experience connecting to your true natural authentic self.
Jelena started practicing yoga at age 12 with a croatian book from her mother. After working as a presentress for german tv and touring as a singer, she took her first yoga teacher training in 2009 and has been teaching since then. She currently lives in Berlin as a Yogainstructor, Writer, Naturopath and Speaker. Jelena teaches workshops & personal trainings all around europe with her own KICK ASS YOGA style and her first book introducing this style got published in 2017. After a training as a Naturopath (Heilpraktikerin) in 2012 she found her way on a holistic path encountering the Dorn/Breuss method, Tibetan Massage and Hypno-Therapy. Among her students are Yogis & Non-Yogis, Athletes and movers, who benefit most incorporating yogic 'mobility' with graceful movements gaining more awareness of their alignment and posture. Her newest book KICK ASS ASANAS is written in German & English and it is out now on amazon.
Mary Bruce is an internationally beloved yoga teacher and educator who creates sacred space and presence for her students
Her wish for each student is that they practice expressing who they truly are. To radically embody that truth. And that their truth bring greater peace, to themselves, to this world. A yoga teacher since 1997, Mary considers herself a forever student and began her journey in 1994 with Julie Crutchfield.
Mary Bruce is now a senior student of Rod Stryker’s and is Level III ParaYoga® Certified, a Certified Four Desires Trainer and a member of the Para Yoga certification board. She is also a 500 hour E-RYT Yoga Alliance teacher, a Relax and Renew trainer under the mentorship of Judith Lasiter, a certified Yoga Nidra Facilitator and a Reike Master. Mary directed the Yoga Teacher Training program at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Arizona from 2004-2008. She also co-directed the Yoga Teacher Training program at Practice Yoga in New York City in 2009 and co-directed the Yoga For Life 300 Hr. Master Immersion into The Yoga Tradition Program from 2011-2014. She currently trains teachers in Arizona, California and Switzerland. Mary has written for internationally known magazines such as Yoga International, Origin and Mantra Magazine, and is featured on Gather Yoga. Mary occasionally travels with musicians such as Jennifer Nettles and the band Sugarland to bring yoga and wellness on tour.
“… you’ll feel her before you see her” is one way of describing an encounter with Chocolako. She’s vibrant, colorful and fun, with a notable infectious smile that calls forth her ancestors from the inlands of Benue State, Nigeria. Her soul stirring reminders woven effortlessly during yoga classes leave an indelible imprint that we are excited to experience at the Mallorca BJ and Yoga Festival October 2019.
In 2003 the sudden death of her best friend’s mother compelled Choc to seek a deeper meaning to life. She discovered yoga, and dedicated herself to the study of energy, mindful movement, breath awareness and traditional Eastern and African philosophies. In 2010, she completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training, and subsequently graduated from two 300-hour trainings, and several additional trainings spanning almost 15years.
In addition to teaching what she loves, Choc holds an MBA from Cass Business School in London, an MPH from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human & Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance with E-RYT200, RYT 500 and YACEP designations.
We are excited for Chocolako to bring her unique gifts to our festival in Mallorca this Fall.
- RYT 200 Yoga Alliance Teacher
- Brown belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu @yogi.jitsu
- Mallorca BJJ & Yoga Festival Event Manager
- Former Event and Project Manager; for London Design Festival and multiple entertainment brands.
- BJJ Globetrotters Camps Yoga Teacher
BJJ Instructor List
Mauricio began training in Jiu-Jitsu at just four years of age. His father, who was a brown belt, started his journey and took him to classes at João Alberto Barreto’s academy.
As a teenager, Mauricio began training with the legendary Rolls Gracie. Under Rolls' guidance, he became a highly successful competitor and won the absolute division of the Rio de Janeiro State Championships in 1981. Shortly after this victory Rolls would award Mauricio his black belt. Mauricio continued training with Rolls until his tragic death in 1982.
Through his close ties with the Gracie family, Mauricio met Reila Gracie, the daughter of Carlos Gracie Sr. The two married and, although their relationship didn't last, they had a son, Roger Gracie. Roger would go on to become a ten-time World Champion and is widely recognised as being the greatest Jiu-Jitsu competitor of all time
Grandson to Carlos Gracie
Head Coach at Clark Gracie, San Diego HQ in addition to numerous schools around the globe
IBJJF Pans Champion (2013)
IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2018 Master 1)
UAEJJF US National Pro Champion (2015)
UAEJJF Grand Slam – Tokyo Champion (2015)
IBJJF American National Champion (2010)
IBJJF World No-Gi 2nd Place (2012)
IBJJF World 3rd Place (2011)
IBJJF Pans 3rd Place (2011)
Lilo has stepped in to replace Ffion Davies. Lilio is from Alicante, Spain and for three years has been living in Hamburg teaching BJJ at KB gym and Budu point She is also active on the competition scene as a referee. Lilo was the first woman in Spain to get the black belt in BJJ. Last year she received her second grade from the Climent brothers.
-2019 Bronze European Champion Black Belt
-2018 gold Naga European black belt with gi and 2nd Expert NoGi
-2015 silver Master world champion Black belt 2015 Pan American silver No gi
ADCC European Trials Champion (2018)
Notable wins over the likes of Nathan Orchard and Gianni Grippo.
IBJJF British No-Gi National Champion (2017)
Welsh Invitational Champion (2017)
Grapple Nation Champion (2015)
Grapple 4 Glory Champion (2015)
IBJJF London Winter Open Champion (2017)
IBJJF British No-Gi Nationals 2nd Place (2016)
UAEJJF Grand Slam LDN 3rd Place (2016/2017)
From Team Nogueria Dubai
IBJJF Europeans Brown Champion (2016 Brown)
Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (2015 Brown)
Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (2013 Purple)
Originally from Phoenix Arizona, I now live in Mallorca following a 10 year stint in London England. In London I trained at Roger Gracie Academy and shortly after winning my 2nd IBJJF World Championship at Brown belt Masters I received my black belt from Cesar Lima under the approval of Roger Gracie.
I am also a director of a travel agency and I decided to combine my love of travel and my travel planning experience with my love for BJJ by launching the Mallorca BJJ & Yoga Festival. At the Festival I will teach beginner level classes and hope to share your first ever BJJ experience with you!
-Head instructor at Mallorca BJJ
-BJJ Black Belt
- IBJJF World Master Brown Belt Champion (2017) purple (2013)
- Mallorca BJJ & Yoga Festival Event & Bookings Manager
Wim Hof Method - Oxygen Advantage - Art of Breath
Luke's search for self improvement led him to travel the world to train with some of the best trainers in their fields and has taken him on some amazing adventures, from diving in the depths of the Andaman Sea, to training Thai Boxing for a year in Thailand and climbing Mt. Sniezka in Poland in the middle of winter wearing nothing but a pair of shorts.
All of this experience and training has taught him that we are capable of much more than we think, and that to find true health and freedom we must master both mind and body. Through breathing, movement, meditation and above all re-connecting to our natural environment we can awaken our innate potential to be happy, strong and healthy.
Aluna Ritual Music is the name of the co-creation project between Steffen Kirchhoff and Maywa. They met at a music festival in the jungle of colombia in 2016. The word "Aluna" stems from the indiginous language of the kogi tribe from colombia and can be translated into "source of all that is, was and ever will be" or "conciousness".
Togehter they produce music, guided meditations and sound-healing journeys and facilitate cacao ceremonies and concious dance events with the intention to re-connect people with nature and their inner guidance and wisdom.
Their mutual work as ceremony holders, DJ-Duo and Live Act has been showcased at Festivals, Healing Gatherings and Seminars and (Plant Medicine) Retreat Centers all over the world and includes residencies at the "Sunset Cacao Dance" Event at the "Eagle's Nest" in Guatemala, at the Natural Reserve Retreat Center "Reserva One Love" in Colombia and the "Aqua Viva Tulum" in Mexico.
AIDA free-dive instructor
Julian will lead a free diving instructional course, followed by an expedition in the water next to the hotel each morning,
Gongoro is an Italian professional gong player. He lives between Mallorca and Tulum. He comes from Adinadd Art Gong School, based with Yogi Bhajan’s Teaching. With more of 300 hours he graduated as a sound therapist of gong in Tulum (Mexico) with the gong master Har Harí.
Gong is really powerful because Gong vibration (through neutral mind) comes from the universe and transmits regenerative energy to all the cells of the body.
By means of this universal vibration, we can remove old traumas and fears starting your own healing. Moreover we can get in touch with our higher self, awakening intuition and telepathy. You are invited to join the gong bath every day at 5pm
“Gong is always like sun” Yogi Bhajan
Inner Mastery International
Inner Mastery International is a professional, registered Spanish company with has an interdisciplinary team of health professionals, who, together with therapists, facilitators, shamans and traditional doctors from the Amazon rainforest, have decided to bring the benefits of natural medicines to the whole world, creating a system based on Psychotherapeutic Integration of the use of entheogen.s (substances extracted from plants and animals).
Inner Mastery will conduct workshops around the Bufo Alvarius toad. These workshops appear as a supplementary seminar in addition to the normal Festival activities. To register your interest please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
DJ & Music Performers
(More To Be Confirmed)
Lebanese-born and Spanish-bred Mario Bazouri grew up listening to everything from Michael Jackson to George Michael to Prince. Making a move to Dubai, he helped define the club scene by organizing and promoting ‘Deep Nights’ that welcomed Danny Tenaglia, Armand Van Helden, John Digweed, Erick Morillo and many more to the city.
Today, as a DJ & Producer Mario has become a frequent player in some of Dubais finest underground parties, earning himself a residency in Disconekt Dubai, Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE & The Hatch.
Inspired by Dixon, Trikk, Denis Horvat, Santiago Garcia, Fideles, &ME, Rampa and Patrice Baumel just to name a few, his sound is shot through with a rock-solid groove that consists of infectious percussions, Ethnic vibes and dark melodic synths. Music Production came next where he has previously signed to Voyeur Music/ Baroque Records/ Natura Viva/ Deeplomatic Recordings/ Soul Division Music. Putting lots of focus on his productions, he is expecting quite a few new releases till end of the year on Exotic Refreshment & on Voyeur Music.
During his career behind the decks, he’s warmed-up and shared the decks with many International Underground Talents.
Aluna Ritual Music
ALUNA depicts the joined talents and complementary creations of Maywa and Steffen Kirchhoff, world travellers and soul explorers. Their music project aspires to the creation and spreading of ritualistic music, leading the listeners to reconnect with the Earth, to harmonize with Nature, and with its endless wonders. It’s healing music, it’s music to dance, it’s music to love.
Their vision is embodied by their selection of sounds, idyllic melodies, and fascinating vocals, all permeated of Latin American flavours. In fact, their music project finds its origin in the Columbian forests where these beautiful souls first met, as soloist artists. The word ALUNA also descends from the natives of that land. Among the Kogi people, it stands for the “invisible spirit realm”, the source and intelligence of life.
Always fascinated by ethnic and psychedlic sounds. Mixing loops, poems, songs, shamanic voices, animal sounds,...I try to blend rhythms between the tradition and the electronic, with a strong folk-indigenous component. Amazonian, Andean and from elsewhere sounds that build a deep and enveloping atmosphere. Hypnotic beats from chilled to groovy danceable sound landscapes
Crate digger, club DJ, music junkie and black soul, Jose Palma has played internationally moving crowds all around the globe. He has run events in London, Madrid, Mallorca and Amsterdam and has shared the booth with international DJs and producers. He is co-founder of NAUA Collective, a group of music enthusiasts and creative souls that explores the different flavors of World Music, from the purest roots to contemporary electronica.
Jack started playing records out and about 1996, after he had a love at first sight experience with some Technics 1210’s performing in bars, clubs, barns, restaurants, stores, hotels, homes, at warehouses and pool parties. During his time living in London Jack could be found most weekends playing in the bars of Camden, Hoxton or Shoreditch. Recent gigs include the BJJ Globetrotters 50th Camp Gala, and Paper at the Wilde Renate Berlin. Expect a mix of reggae, latin, jazz, house, world music, downtempo and more.