Our Team

Sonia Kaur

Therapeutic Yoga Counselor, Practitioner of Ayurveda, Food Alchemist

Namaste! My name is Sonia Kaur. I was born to an Indian family in which sadhana formed the foundation of my youth. From infancy I was nurtured by my mom's shabads and raised with meditation and bhakti yoga. The authentic ancient traditions that my parents passed on to me naturally sparked an interest in expanding my knowledge of Ayurveda and Yoga. My visits to India expanded my world view and also my thirst to increase my awareness of Yoga as a lifestyle (an eight fold path) beyond the asanas.

My experiences include training in many paths yoga such as Pranayama, Hatha Yoga, and Meditation, and learning from organizations such as Ananda Marga and Art of Living, and from other organizations founded by Baba Ramdev, and Shri Mataji. I have founded and opened Pura Veda Gurukul in San Juanillo, Costa Rica, walking distance from the beach, to provide the presence of the authentic teachings of Yoga, Ayurveda, Mindfulness and Archery (Dhanurveda).  I am honored and happy to provide my understandings of these ancient sciences and contextualize it to practically fit the demands of today's society.

Please join us for our YTT 200, Ayurvedic Cooking Immersion, or just visit our center and experience high prana living.


Archery and Mindfulness Facilitator

Greetings. Along with Sonia, and our two sons Ciro and Tejpaz, I help facilitate the mindfulness and archery component at Pura Veda. I sincerely hope that you will come to the center learn, teach, share, and experience a different side of life in today's hectic race.

My goal is to truthfully share what we have created at Pura Veda and open a dialogue that will help us all live happier, healthier, more mindful lives.  


Until the next now,



Javier Paixao

Sustainable Building Facilitator

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1974. Musician and Bioconstructor.   

After having some experiences in the mountains of Argentina, in 2002 he leaves his native country and begins a journey that would take him up the South American Pacific Coast until he reaches Costa Rica and makes it his home in 2003.  It is in Monteverde, a town located in the Tilaran Mountain range in the northern region of the country, the he and his partner launch their 15 year project of living a self sustainable life in the heart of the tropical rainforest. That project brings them to work with alternative energy sources and to construct their home from natural building materials using both traditional and proprietary building techniques.  Since then, he has been working on sharing and training communities about natural building techniques.  He also advises and realizes projects in self construction and designs and develops efficient bio constructions.    

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