Meet us

We are an awesome team of nature lovers

Who we are

We are a group of professionals from different backgrounds with one spiritual idea in common: that Mother Nature is our greatest source of inspiration and our great master. We want to share this idea with others, create more consciousness for our environment and simply make feel people happy and good being in contact with nature.

Katy Thiers: Yogini, Traveler, Photography and Nature Lover

Katy Thiers - Yoga Teacher and Founder, Om Yoga Nature

Katy was born in Germany. She has a background in business management and marketing and has worked in marketing & communications in Switzerland, Germany and Spain. When she started discovering the world, travelling through Asia and South America, she also started discovering yoga. For several years now, she calls Barcelona her home. There she delved deeper into her yoga practice and in 2012 completed her yoga teaching training at the Mandiram Yoga School. She is the founder of Katymandu Yoga (www.katymandu.com), a place to practice yoga in Poblenou (Barcelona) where she offers daily yoga classes. Katy has always been connected to nature, spending her free time in the mountains, around lakes or in the forest. She discovered hiking as a powerful practice of meditation and a way to connect with nature and yourself.
From her two passions, yoga and nature, the Om Yoga Nature project arose.

  • Languages: German, English, Spanish
  • Profession: Certified Yoga Teacher, Marketing & Communications Specialist

Shahar Abiad: Yogi, Healer, Visionary and Curious Soul

Shahar Abiad - BKind Yoga Barcelona

Shahar Abiad is an international Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist. He was born in Argentina and migrated in 2000 to Israel where he studied Photography in Ascola Meimad College of Art & Design, Tel Aviv. He discovered yoga during a process of self-realization. After years of intense practice he was certified to teach yoga by Master Yogi Sri Dharma Mittra and from this moment his life changed. Quickly, he became a required yoga teacher and worked for several studios in Israel. He has worked as a reflexologist, holistic & yoga therapist for over 5 years in Reuth Medical Center in Tel Aviv, in the areas of rehabilitation and intensive care.
In 2013 Shahar founded B Kind Yoga Studio (www.bkindyoga.com), to provide yoga classes, yoga therapy, special yoga workshops and retreats in Europe, Asia and South America.
Since 2015 Shahar lives in Barcelona with his beloved spiritual partner Katy Thiers where together they share the path of yoga & healthy living with others.

  • Languages: Hebrew, English, Spanish
  • Profession: Certified Yoga Teacher & Therapist

We are working together with Trescant, an officially registered Tour agency (registration number RTC: GC-003551) with experience in guiding excursions in the mountains, in ensuring your safety and taking care of the logistics.

Joaquim Margenat: Walking Traveler, Mountain Guide, Listener, Observer

Joaquim Margenat - Trescant Barcelona

Joaquim was born in 1968, has a lovely family with 3 children and spent 27 years of his life working in the construction sector with some adventure in the food sector and renewable energies. Some years ago, he completely changed his professional direction and became a licensed mountain guide founding Trescant Agency.
He is very thankful for the knowledge, experiences and the people he met during his professional years. They helped him to develop his passion for his current work: to accompany people to the mountains.

  • Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English
  • Profession: Certified Mountain Guide – Media Mountain

Fermí Marco: Mountaineer, Climber, Adventurer

Fermi Marco - Trescant Barcelona

Since his childhood, Fermí has dedicated his free time to the mountains in different continents. For a couple of years now, his passion for the mountains turned into his profession and Fermí founded together with Joaquim the Trescant Agency.
Fermí is originally from Barcelona and all his life has been linked to mountain sports clubs and the Catalan Mountain Federation. He has experience in teaching of different mountain sports.
Fermí is a very social person; he loves being with people, sharing feelings and sensations. He especially likes to work with children, he is a leisure and free time monitor, a profession he had been dedicating his time to in the past.

  • Languages: Catalan, Spanish, French
  • Profession: Certified Mountain Guide – Media Mountain

Mario Badosa: Mountain Guide, Hiking Lover and Nature Enthusiast

Mountain Guide - Trescant

Nature enthusiast Mario was born in Barcelona. After training as a civil engineer, he spent 15 years in that profession until he gave himself the chance to reorient his life towards what he values the most: contact with nature and people. Since his early youth, Mario fell in love with the incredible Nature Parks of Catalonia and has been constantly hiking with family and friends ever since. Now living inside the Collserola Nature Park, Barcelona’s one true nature zone, Mario has been a park volunteer from 8 years ago, helping to maintain and improve the rich network of trekking paths around the park. Excited to share his love of nature with others, to help connect people and mountains, Mario has collaborated with TRESCANT as a Mountain Guide since its foundation.

  • Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English
  • Profession: Certified Mountain Guide – Media Mountain

Food is Prana – vital energy for your body, mind and soul!
During our Om Yoga Nature Walking Tours, we will enjoy homemade, vegetarian food prepared with
lot´s of love and dedication. A delicious Ayurvedic food package is INCLUDED and provides you with the necessary energy during your trip.

Sandra Shanti Rius Stroppa: Health​ Coach & Ayurveda Therapist, Yoga & Pilates Teacher

Sandra Shanti - homemade food for Om Yoga Nature

Degree in Physical Education and Personal Training (2001), Certified Yoga Teacher ‘Yoga Alliance’ since July 2015, practicing yoga since 2006 and Ashtanga Yoga style since 2010. In the same year, Sandra started her studies in the science of Ayurveda in India with the idea to share her knowledge in Barcelona.

Her professional and personal career, and her passion for cooking, made her to apply the science of Ayurveda with her culinary creations. Since 2013 she has been cooking at events, yoga and meditation retreats, and also hosts workshops about ‘healthy eating and food’.

Specialised in teaching Pilates, Hatha Vinyasa, nutrition, energetic cooking, Ayurveda and life coaching, she says, “The practice of Yoga, Ayurveda and educating about healthy eating has produced a deep change in my life, and I intend to share my experience with others. My purpose is to help people improve their quality of life.”

For every Om Yoga Nature walking activity (except the ones where we will get the food in a farmhouse on the trek) our delicious vegetarian food, based on the philosophy of Ayurveda, will be prepared with lot´s of love and fresh ingredients.