RIO OTOYA

INNER BREATH GUIDE

The breath is like an invisible thread that

can lead us out of the darkness and towards the light

My work is about guiding people to their way back home by following their breath and connecting with their bodies. We can find mental, emotional, and physical harmony with yoga, meditation, breathwork, or energy work. In every instance, the breath is the main instrument. My training is both modern and traditional, my practices rely both on science and intuition.

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TESTIMONIALS

It was really important to have someone like Rio as guidance and to hold the space making me feel safe to open up and go deeper into my inner-work during the session. I would defiantly recommend this breathwork if you are looking to healing your emotions!

ELEONORA - ART DIRECTOR

Private Healing Breathwork 

My class with Rio was impeccable. In 2  hours with him I learned the tools to start my journey into meditation and to find my breath, which is to meet the light that moves and maintains my balance in life. Rio knows how to transmit what he's learned spiritually in a genuine and sincere way.

RODRIGO - CREATIVE DIRECTOR 

Private Breathing & Meditation Class

Rio's Yoga Therapy session played a huge role in my recovery from injury. Already a fan of his breathworks and  meditations, I reached out to Rio to help heal two slipped disks in my lower back. My body immediately responded in relief after our session. 

PRISCILLA - CHEF 

Yoga Therapy Session

ABOUT ME

Rio guides Yoga, Meditation and Breathwork practices. He formerly worked at Google Launchpad leading startup programs and with their Mindfulness Initiative, gPause. He has experience as a visual artist, community builder and facilitator of creative collaborations. Rio uniquely combines his facilitator experience with modern-scientific and traditional-spiritual practices, to create a safe space for people to find their inner centres. 

He certified as a Yoga teacher in 2011 and progressed to advanced courses and Yoga therapy studies in India (2018-2019) where he completed over 1000 hours of formal training. He learned from Rishi Vishuas Malik at Yoga Vidya Gurukul (under the lineage of Swami Satyananda Sraswati),  recently awarded by the Prime Minister of India for his achievements if Yoga.

Rio took a keen interest in the healing power of the breath through Yogic Pranayama (vital energy expansion through the breath) and went on to train as a Healing Breathwork facilitator with Erin Telford and David Elliot’s approach to the practice. As part of his healing & teaching toolkit Rio is trained in Reiki (Japanese and Yogic) and Huna.

 

He teaches and speaks internationally

"I love Rio’s gentle, kind presence. In my Breathwork session from the very beginning he harnessed a safe space to let go, to unhinge all inhibitions, to go deep to fully surrender with full compassion. There was softness yet firm guidance, like a safe hand to hold onto throughout the process. I felt so deeply relaxed, but more than anything I felt emotionally and physically cleansed" - Ana, Sociologist & Yoga Instructor.

CONTACT ME

Contact me about:

  • online and one to one private sessions, 

  • attending my workshops or retreats

  • speaking or corporate training

  • or any questions you may have. 

Phone number: 

+51 996538555

Email:  rio@riootoya.com

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