Hi I'm Antonio, the person behind this project, whose name honors the strength and nobility of elephants, considered in Hindu mythology as guardians of travelers and wisdom.

Modo Elefante (elephant mode) as a concept began (without knowing it) more than 20 years ago meditating for the first time in the Osa Peninsula, the wildest jungle in Costa Rica, my favorite place in this country.

Although I always had a great interest in traveling within myself, it was at that time that it became a deep obsession with the culture of silence, and with that ancestral yoga of a more meditative than physical nature, which led me to take an opportunity that opened up to go to study in India, without suspecting that I would end up living between that country and Nepal for more than 10 years, going back and forth several times.

Since then I feel that I found in meditation a key tool to live the short time that this life lasts, and I use it not only as a platform for self-knowledge, evolution and emotional wisdom, but also as a source of inspiration to process my greatest passions: plants, writing and taking photos (in fact almost all the photos on this website were taken by me).

For these reasons, since 2019 Modo Elefante has been my way of thanking the opportunity I had to come into contact with ancestral inner well-being techniques during the years I lived in the Asian subcontinent

With the meditation programs and retreats proposed here, I hope in some way to contribute to the personal well-being of those who connect with me. Believe me it will be a pleasure to meditate with you.

I extend a deep gratitude to the Vijnana Kala Vedi School of Traditional Indian Arts where I did my first studies in yoga in a course sponsored by UNESCO in 2004. Likewise, to the spirit of T.K.V. Desikachar, son of the legendary T. Krishnamacharya, with whom I had the honor of learning the roots of yoga as an ancient meditation practice when he was alive.

Also, my infinite love to the Yogendra family of The Yoga Institute India, the oldest yoga school in the world. With them I studied, worked, and spent one of the most beautiful and important times of my life. Their never-ending support, especially when I was seriously ill in the hospital because of my follies traveling through deep India, will be eternally kept in my heart.