and your Teacher

The Ahimsa Yoga Ashram1 sits nestled in a beautiful 12 acre piece of jungle, river and waterfall land in the Mountains outside of San Rafael del Sur, central western Nicaragua.

The Ashram is a magical quiet retreat away from the noise of towns and cars, where we offer beautiful Yoga retreats, powerful immersions and Yoga Teacher Trainings for those students who REALLY wish to learn Yoga.

Everything about the Ashram is different to your average Yoga school. We are not just a school. The Ashram is a tiny intentional, conscious, transient Yogic community, where I realized my vision to share my sacred life-principles, vast knowledge, deep life long experience and fascinating fun projects and activities, with like-minded students and travelers, while living in a loving and inspiring group environment. We learn, laugh, play, share, cook and so much more.

You don’t come here to a fancy retreat, but to come and share our ashram life style. By coming here, you make a commitment to awareness, consciousness, change, openness and evolution. For taking responsibility for your actions, relations and communications. You come here to LEARN. Learn why Yoga is more than you ever imagined, why it is exciting and profound and beautiful and of course to apply yogic philosophy and teachings into your every day life. Here at the Ahimsa Ashram you will experience this life every day. We cannot to this work for you, you have to be open and prepared to throw yourself into this all by yourself. We will be here to guide, assist and hold you every step of the way. The Ashram is a place you always hoped to be true, but never dreamed to be real.

By coming here you will be part of something special.

I am a Nomadic Yogini, who traveled and taught internationally for many years and has now settled in Nicaragua for a little while, after the birth of my baby twin boys in march 2015. At the Ashram I crated my ideal world. A world of beautiful conscious people who want to learn and who are open and excited to submerge themselves into the vast unknown world of Yoga; a yoga behind the scenes, a Yoga that is never taught in the studio. A yoga that will change your way of looking at the world, yourself, your relations, your very existence. A yoga that will OPEN your body, put a little bit of MAGIC into your life and a SMILE onto your face.

Every second of my life, I live and breathe what I teach, and by coming here and sharing our space, I invite you to do the same. I designed our Educational program to reflect this. I created a wonderful mixture of deeply profound, life changing teachings, rooted in Yogic and other ancient traditions, balanced with a variety of many fun and enjoyable workshops and activities.

I don’t just teach you a yoga class, I teach YOGA. I teach what you always wanted to learn in a Yoga class and never did! I teach how to feel FABULOUS AND OPEN in every single posture, no crunching, no pain (even in backbends) and how to feel your energetic body fantastically open and energized, and much much more. We have lectures, demonstrations, detailed explanations and posture corrections for each student individually as well as Question and Answer opportunities. I have helped complete beginners, stiff people, old and young, people with injuries and scoliosis, as well as established Yoga teachers; each leaves the Ashram astonished and surprised that this information is not more widely available. It’s so simple, yet life and yoga practice changing for everyone. It’s like a wonderful magic tool that has just been rediscovered!

Come and join us as a student, intern or budding yoga teacher! We also have volunteer opportunities.

Come and discover the REAL Magic of Yoga!

We invite you to dance with us through this website and find out more about the Ahimsa Yoga Ashram.

We are not an ordinary Yoga school. We are much more than that.


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1 Traditionally, an ashram (Sanskrit/Hindi: आश्रम) is a spiritual hermitage or a monastery. Additionally, today the term ashram often denotes a center of Hindu cultural activity such as yoga, music study or spiritual instruction (Wiki)


Your Teacher



Xian is an internationally trained and certified Hatha Yoga Teacher, energy and massage healer, AcroYoga teacher, psychic, Acrobat, circus performer, trapeze artist, clown, fire dancer and author of the book ‘Why You Don’t Need Shoes’. Her longstanding practice of supporting her students’ spiritual development and physical radiance, makes her a unique teacher and mentor. Her 19 year Yoga practice, which she taught all over the world for over 10 years, focuses strongly on correct alignment principles to open the energetic and spiritual body. Xian’s teachings are soundly based on her extensive study of Yoga and many other spiritual disciplines, martial arts, ancient scriptures and techniques as well as countless years of dedicated self study and experimentation. It encompasses a wide range of fascinating and empowering practices, which she teaches with love, insight and a touch of magic.