About The Teacher

Born in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. In 2010 took his buddhist vows as Dharmacharya with the intention to deepen his knowledge of the mind. With meditation he finds answers that bring him closer to contemporary psychology, specially through the development of attention and compassion. In 2012, he starts the project "Anti-bullying Force" in different elementary and middle schools in Ciudad Juarez with remarkable results, lowering aggression through integration practices, self-esteem, and meditation. 

That same year, Leonel studied Herbalism in the University of Ciudad Juarez, and in 2013 started a masters in Clinic Psychology y Psychotherapy. 

Leonel is a yoga teacher, certified by the International Yoga Association, Yoghismo (Yoga Alliance) since 2016. He integrates concentration techniques, breathing control, and posture. Currently co-directing Kandara House, where he offers whole wellness services and he focuses on the development of open events and techniques to make a positive impact in society.

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