Our Instructors

Meet the experts that will guide you
on your way to better everyday life

Our yoga instructors team is inspired to orientate our students in this deep exploration of themselves

Clara Rolim

I started practicing in 1998, I studied in several schools, methods and trainings until I got to the Iyengar system, at the time little known in Portugal. I ended up doing the Iyengar certification with Christian Pisano and June Whittaker from 2010 to 2013, in Nice.

I followed the deepening of Yoga practice in retreats and workshops with Geeta, Patxi, Faeq, Billy Konrad and mostly with Christian Pisano. I’m fascinated by this exploration.

Billy Konrad

Billy is a certified Senior Iyengar Yoga Instructor based in Lisbon, Portugal. Originally trained at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco, he relocated to Europe in 2007 to further his training in Paris, France. In 2012, he moved full-time to Lisbon – where he now lives with his family.

He brings more than 20 years of practice to his regular public classes in Lisbon, and to the workshops he teaches in a variety of locations in Europe.
He gave the first teachers training of this method in Portugal

Carina Ricardo

In 2010, I began my studies of the practice under Professor Nuno Cabral, and since then I have been consistently exploring and refining it.

I then studied under the guidance of teacher Billy Konrad in both the regular & group Iyengar yoga study classes in Lisbon. In addition, I deepened my studies by participating in workshops led by teachers Patxi de Madrid & Christian Pisano.

Hugo Abecassis

I found my passion of Anatomy in Yoga through the observation of the human body behaviour. I believe that, as humans we are unique and each one of us share’s a different experience in life.  All of those experiences are imprinted in the body, so as such, the body can be read just like reading a book.

The body simply assumes an attitude as a register of all we have gathered and experienced. My work and research pursuits the knowledge and integrity of the human body as a first step to understand deeper aspects of the being.

Inês Forjaz

In the opposition of forces that define the whirlwind that is life, Inês found in yoga practice the space to take a step back, an oxygen bubble, the eye of the hurricane.


Practitioner since 1999, she lived and studied around the world for many years and in particular with the great Christian Pisano, Patxi Lizardi and also in Pune with the Iyengar family, who have been her great inspiration recently.


She was the first Portuguese Senior and spends all this experience in weekly classes in Sintra and Lisbon, as well as workshops throughout Portugal.



Before discovering Iyengar yoga in 2015, I started exploring my body’s capabilities through 20 cumulated years of dancing and theater acting. 

The perpetual research and learning that yoga represents in my life are a gift that helps me understand more daily the prints that the mind leaves on the body. 

After following teachers and studies in Paris, Montreal, and Nice, life led me to Billy Konrad, whom I train with today in Lisbon to serve my practice and teaching.

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