Leonardo is a gifted Ayurvedic & Spiritual Healer; a Certified Yoga Instructor, and Certified Health Coach specializing in Holistic Detoxification & Purification; and an internationally recognized Senior Yoga / Meditation and Healing Arts Instructor, known to many as a teachers teacher.
Leonardo is committed to leading a sacred life. This is evident in the way he consults with and cares for each unique client. He is absolutely dedicated to live life as service and his dharma of helping others through the techniques handed down throughout the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation, Shamanism and complimentary natural healing modalities.
His passion for healing is based on 4 primary pillars. Ayurveda, which he has studied with several Ayurvedic Doctors and Healers, Ashtanga Yoga which he has studied extensively with many Yoga Masters, Vipassana Meditation in the tradition of Goenka Ji and Shamanism under the guidance of his two Teachers Grandfather Taita Laureano (108 yrs old) and Taita Juanito, both from the Amazonian Colombia.
When not leading retreats and courses, you can often find Leonardo at Pura Vida Spa and Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica, an awesome place for healing on the mountains of Costa Rica, where he leads two different Purification Programs and provides healing arts sessions. Leonardo is forever grateful to Pura Vida Spa for all the different blessings it has brought to his life.
Leonardo Cordero, grew up at the beach and the countryside of Costa Rica. He studied Business Administration, Web Design and International Tourism. He has a reputation as a leader in each of these fields ranging from Managements to Naturalist Tour Guide Director; from English Teacher to Financial Administrator; from Web Designer and Webmaster to Human Resources.
In 2002, Leonardo found his Spiritual Path and his souls purpose as a healer. Since this time Leonardo has been absolutely dedicated to serving people from all walks of life and around the globe with ancient healing modalities rooted in the wisdom of nature and ancient methodologies.
Leonardo believes that so much suffering today stems from accumulation of toxins at all levels, mental, emotional and physical and the main reason for this accumulation is ignorance, just not knowing how to do it in a way in which this accumulation doesn't happen, here is where healing versus curing has to be considered. Healing addresses the cause of the disease or imbalance whereas traditional medicine approaches the cure most often neglecting the cause entirely.
In his Healing & Spiritual Path he has studied the following:
Ayurveda: at the Ayurvedic Center for Wellbeing in Sarasota Florida, under the guidance of his teachers Doctors Bryan and Light Miller, where he graduated as a Clinical Ayurvedic Therapist and Pancha Karma Ayurvedic Technician. He studied Ayurvedic Herbology, Aromatherapy, Therapy, Psychology, Meditation, Yoga, Pathology, Diet, Massage, Pancha Karma and Ayurvedic Diagnosis. He studied also Ayurvedic Dermatology with Dr. Vivek Shanbag, director of the Ayurvedic Academy in Seattle, USA. He has also studied with Dr. Acharya from the University of Gujarat, India about Pancha Karma, Detoxification and Ayurveda.
At this moment he is a student of the Shaka Vansya Lineage of Ayurveda, a 5000 years old lineage of Ayurvedic Doctors and Vaidyas, under the guidance of Vaidya Mishra, with whom he has studied Marmas and Advanced Pulse Reading.
Spiritual and Energetic Healing:
Reiki Master in Usui, Shambala, Ayurveda and Yoga Reikis.
Pranic Healing at the Institute for Inner Studies in San José Costa Rica, Basic, Advance, Psicotherapeutic and Psychic self defense levels.
Spiritual Response Therapy.
Rising Star Healing System with Elka Boren.
Maka Wi Shamanism with Shaman Woman Nicole Perl de Rosé.
Munay Ki Shamanism with Kushala from México.
He studied with Shaman Taita Aichak Don Alverto Taxo.
He is a direct student/apprentice in the Shamanic Tradition of the Siona/Inga Culture from Colombia with his direct teachers Taita (Shaman) Juan Guillermo Chindoy and Taita Laureano Piaguaje, the Grandfather (108 years old).
Yoga: various traditions and styles include the development of Leonardo's current practice. Hatha Yoga with Natahsa van der Dijs from the school and tradition of Kriya Yoga from Babaji Maharaj, Lahiri Mahasaja, Sri Yuketswar, Paramahansa Yogananda and Guruji Krishna Yogananda, for 1 year; Ayurvedic Yoga, 4 years; Kundalini Yoga, 1 year, Anusara Yoga, 5 years and Ashtanga Yoga 2 years and counting. He has over 750 hours of Yoga Training. He has participated in Ashtanga Yoga Intensives and Ashtanga yoga is his personal practice.
Transcendental Meditation with Jim Vuille.
I AM Meditation in Amma Ji tradition.
Twin Heart Meditation from Gran Master Choa Kok Sui in the Pranic Healing Tradition.
He has participated in 3, 10-days Vipassana Silence Retreats and one 3 days, in the Tradition of S.N. Goenka. This is his personal practice for the last 6 years.
Apitherapy or Acupunture with Bees with Teacher Alejandro Bianchi from Mexico.
Flower Essences Therapy with Master Lidieth Araya.
Teacher Certification level 1 Qigong, with Miguel Sarria and Dashi Chu Cocica directors of Integrative Qigong Health and Asian Curative Arts in New Mexico and Florida.
Yoga of Breath and Advance Practices Course from the Art of Living Foundation.
Man Kind Project, where he has participated in 3 retreats and one retreat as part of the staff.
Spiritual Warrior course with Teacher Cynthia Signet a one year course on Toltec and Maya Spiritual Traditions and practices.
Health Coach Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York, USA.
Leonardo has specialized in Detoxification, Purification, Healing and Pancha Karma Retrets and offers them in Costa Rica since early 2006. He has offered over 400 days of Pancha Karma to clients from Costa Rica, United States, Venezuela, Colombia and India. Leonardo offers exclusive detoxification combinations for body, mind, emotions and Spirit. He bases his work on Ayurveda, Spiritual Healing, Shamanism, Yoga and Meditation.
Leonardo developed and directs two detoxification & purification programs at Pura Vida Spa Yoga and Wellness Retreat, in Costa Rica.
He is the proud Author of the Book Aging Gracefully, to be published in multiple languages. This is personal handbook to guide readers along purification paths with Ayurvedic and Yogic principles; and communicates the path of the Ayurvedic LifeStyle. Leonardo offers courses on Self Detoxification and Purification around the Globe. He offers Meditation and Spiritual Practices Courses as well.
His company is DisfruteLaVida.com and LifeEnjoyer.com, from which his work is to develop consciousness and health with ancient practices and therapies.
He has three amazing children. Natalia (17), Sebastián (18) and Agustín (19).
Ayurvedic Healing Practitioner, Author and Senior Yoga, Meditation and Healing Arts Instructor