About us

The founders: Michelle Goodrick and Norma Goodrick


Michelle Goodrick

Michelle Goodrick is fascinated by how mindset and movement affects an individual’s state of wellbeing. She is a published author with degrees in both Psychology and Sociology Masters. She is a certified in Yoga (E-RYT 200 & 500), YBR and studied under senior Iyengar teachers, Jordi Martín in Spain and Billy Konrad in Portugal, where she also worked as a Medical Yoga assistant. From 2010 -2020 she directed and opened her own international studio and YA teachers training in Seville, Spain. She is currently finishing her certification to be a registered IAYT Clinical Yoga Therapist.  Michelle teaches in both Europe and the U.S.A. 

Michelle put the theories of embodied consciousness to practice by exploring her own mind-body challenges when she left academia to travel the world and study Hatha Yoga in India. Michelle has found through personal experience and the experience of her students that the Karmuka Yoga method offers an extremely effective and practical approach to alleviating pain, focusing the mind and reducing stress.

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Norma Goodrick

Norma Goodrick is certified in Yamuna Body Rolling, Foot Fitness, Table Treatment, and the foundational work of Body Logic. Norma is passionate about empowering people to get out of pain through education and the guidance of Yamuna’s work.

Norma is a mother of seven and grandmother of 15. Michelle is her fourth child. Working as Aerobic Director for the YMCA, Norma was certified to teach both Stott Pilates and Yoga. While attending fitness conferences and searching for ways to improve the problems that years of pregnancy had created in her own body, she discovered Yamuna Zake. Yamuna’s work emphasized holistic healing—focusing on the bone and using pressure and traction to release areas of restriction and pain. She immediately loved the work and spent many years traveling to New York to train directly under Yamuna Zake.

Our Collaborators

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Diana C. Rojas Vayus
Founder of Diana Vayus Yoga La Rinconada

Diana Vayus has practiced Yoga for more than twenty years and guided classes for more than ten years. She seeks to teach the real essence of the body, mind, and soul union. She has extensive knowledge in modifying the practice of Yoga to meet the needs and levels of each student and uses props to accomplish this. Diane is a pioneer in introducing the practice of Yoga to La Rinconada Sports Board and is a YOGA Teacher Trainer. She has been on the faculty of prestigious Yoga Training Schools in Andalucia. Diane is skilled at adapting Yoga practice to make it accessible to each student.

You can read more of Diana and her lessons HERE.

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Maria Del Mar Sánchez
Yoga Instructor: The Real Yoga

Mar Sánchez was born in Seville, but her curiosity for holistics therapies expands the entire world. Ever since she started to practice Yoga in 2016, she experienced how her physical and mental health greatly improved. She needed to learn how, from a scientific perspective, this was happening inside of her body. She did not hesitate to enroll in the Yoga Teacher training with Michelle Goodrick and Diana Rojas in 2019. She completed the 200 hour training and continues to deepen her knowledge on the science of Yoga so she can expand this knowledge to her students and the rest of humanity. She believes firmly that teaching  tools that the ´magic of yoga ´ offers to help others be responsible for their own lives, enabling them to achieve greater wellbeing, a better quality of life and true freedom. You can connect with Maria Del Mar @the_realyoga.

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Beatriz Machado
Yoga Instructor: Agarasukha Therapeutics

Beatriz Machado, studied law and history at the University of the Republic in Uruguay, where she was born. In Uruguay she had her first contact with Yoga Sivananda in the 90´s. But it was living in Florence, Italy in 2013 when Yoga truly transformed her life. She began to deepen her study of Yogic philosophy while delving into meditation, Yoga Nidra, psychology and then education in the area of sport and nutrition. In 2019 she finished her Yoga Teachers Training with Michelle Goodrick who transmitted and firmly instilled in her students the great healing and transformative power of Yoga. Beatriz aims to focus every Yoga practice as a way to re-channel negative emotions and healand trauma that have left their mark on the mind and body.

Her classes are varied and are adapted to the needs of each group, mixing adapated asana practices with support with guided meditation.

She currently gives classes in Aljarafe, Sevilla and continues her training with Michelle Goodrick. You can connect with Beatriz @yoga_terapeuticoagarasukha