About Us

It’s Yoga Nicaragua

Edwin & Catarina Lacayo

Edwin och Catarina“As a part of the It’s Yoga Family we are committed to sharing the legacy of Larry Schultz (1950-2011), spreading the love for the yoga practice and offer yoga teacher trainings and yoga retreats for students to gain a deeper understanding of Ashtnga Vinyasa Yoga.”

We believe that by being in an environment in harmony with the nature one can bring a depth and authenticity to the yoga experience that is of great value for the personal development. Our mission statement, to spread the love for the yoga practice, ultimately comes down to taking yoga off the mat and cultivate a sense of seva (selfless service) especially if we wishes to teach yoga to others.

Since 2012 we have been involved in a partnership with the conservation organization Paso Pacifico in saving endangered animals and preserving fauna and flora in Ostional, Nicaragua. Our yoga teacher students plant trees, joining in the fight against deforestation and preserving the home of the howler monkeys and the endangered jaguar. They help in the local sea turtle nursery, assisting in the movement to protect and monitor these endangered animals at their most vulnerable. Students have served the community that has welcomed them to live and learn, cleaning the beach and the mangroves and working with local children to instill a respect for the earth in a new generation.

We invite you to come and practice here in Nicaragua together with us and to take active part in our Seva projects. Looking forward to seeing you soon on our next Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training or Yoga retreat here in Nicaragua!”

Yoga has brought Edwin and Catarina around the world

In 2009, Edwin and Catarina moved to Nicaragua to realize their dreams of building a yoga community in Edwin’s native country. They where previously the owners of It´s Yoga Stockholm, between 2003 – 2009, and they have a long experience of teaching Ashtanga yoga and running the Ashtanga yoga teacher training program. Since 2003 they have conducted more than 30 Ashtanga yoga teacher trainings, led more than 10 000 yoga classes and supported over 200 students in getting their international certifications with Yoga Alliance.

Edwin och Catarina

We teach what we practice

They both have a very open and compassionate teaching style. Sharing their long experience and knowledge in different fields related to the teaching of yoga. The space is always safe, free from critics and judgements – filled with laughter, fun and potential for growth.

EDWIN RENE GALLO LACAYO is a passionate Ashtanga Yoga teacher who loves to practice and teach the Rocket series. His expertise is philosophy and he holds a degree in restaurants and cooking – which of course makes him an excellent cook for healthy food. Edwin teaches in Swedish, Spanish and English. He has been studying with Larry Schultz, David Kyle and Reed Taylor.
LILY CATARINA HILDEBRAND LACAYO. Choosing a conscious lifestyle and aligning your mind, body and heart lifts your spirit high and enables you to access your full potential as an awaken human being. Catarina´s life mission is to inspire and coach people who are ready to grow and take that step. She loves to blend the ancient teaching and practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Holistic Health to support and encourage people in this process. She is an Ashtanga Yoga Teacher, certified Hatha Yoga Teacher and a Dr of Naprapathy (spinal specialist) with 5 years academical studies and 10 years clinical experience. She is also a certified Holistic Health Coach from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. Catarina teaches in Swedish, English and Spanish. She has been studying with Larry Schultz, David Kyle, Reed Taylor, Kino McGregor, Peter Sanson, Ron Reid, Marla Meenakshi Joy and she is currently studying with Saraswati Jois in Mysore India.