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Sailing yoga retreat

for a balanced body & mind

THE YOGA SAILING RETREAT

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YOGA RETREAT: CROATIA / GREECE / ITALY
 
YOGA SAILING HOLIDAY

Yoga Sailing Holidays is exactly that, we provide a yoga retreat on a sailing holiday in Croatia, Greece, Italy or the Caribbean. While you sail with us, we also include a yoga instructor on your sailing holiday to give you a Mediterranean yoga retreat style experience with daily yoga in the most beautiful locations and evening meditation.

 

On your relaxing sailing holiday we island hop, stopping in the most beautiful bays for your afternoon swim while our on board hostess prepares your lunch.

On your yoga retreat/sailing holiday we ensure you are looked after with a very high crew to guest ratio, with a maximum of 7 guests and 3 crew, including your skipper, hostess and yoga instructor.

Yoga Sailing Holidays is a brand of Med Sailing Holidays. We provide crewed sailing holidays in Croatia, Greek Islands, Italy and the Caribbean.  We pride ourselves on offering island hopping/sailing holidays that exceptional value for money.

Sailing holidays are travelers best kept secret and should be on everyone's travel bucket list.  What better way to avoid the tourists, than to leisurely sail the  coast, taking in a new island and port every day.
 
Our yoga retreat/sailing holidays are suitable for all levels of experience. We believe that body harmony and inner-peace should be available to everyone.
 
Cabins are on a twin share basis, so bring a friend!

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Instructors

INSTRUCTORS

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Cristina Poderacz

Yoga Instructor

Charlotte Pragnell

Charlotte Pragnell

Yoga Instructor

Katie Schiffgen

Katie Schiffegen

Yoga Instructor

Dee Ishani

Dee Ishani

Yoga Instructor

Christina’s sense of adventure has been nurtured and supported by her love of travel and yoga. 22 years of her personal yoga practice and 7 years teaching her expression of yoga to all types of bodies and backgrounds, has given her a unique perspective on how effective and transformative the practice of present moment awareness, embodied movement, and time communing with nature can be. She loves introducing and making yoga available to every “body” as a tool for healing and self-inquiry.

Yoga came into my life when I was working in a high pace busy office in downtown Ottawa 20 years ago. My passion for yoga leads me to want to teach others how this practice will benefit your body, mind, and soul. ​

 

My style of teaching is about using a balance of demonstrating, correcting, and motivating the class. I focus on breath, meditation, moving slowly, and gently and at the same time coming to your edge to get the full benefits of your yoga practice.

 

My current emphasis Is to work with specialized groups where yoga has been scientifically proven to benefit as a tool to overcome health and wellness barriers

Katie has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years but not until the last few years did she really fall in love with the practice. "To me, it became more than simply a workout or stretches, but it filled up my soul. Each time I left my mat I felt like I knew myself a little better. I also felt a deeper connection to my body." Katie emphasizes breath and alignment in her classes and loves to help her students discover that they really are capable of so much more than they realize. She hopes her classes will offer a little something for everyone and that you will always leave feeling just a little more "full" than when you came. Off her mat Katie enjoys hiking with her dogs, spending time in the sun, watching Netflix, traveling, camping, drinking tea, collecting succulents, laughing, making jewelry, going on motorcycle rides with her husband, and eating delicious food, especially chocolate. She received her 1,000 hr Yoga Teacher Certification through Inbody Academy in 2014 and has since attended various alignment-based training in the Anusara (Inspired) method. She has taken immersions and workshops with Anusara Instructors Adam Ballenger, Christy Burnette, Sheldon & Lindsay Thieszen, Trista Winder, Sianna Sherman, and Sean Haleen… as well as Power Yoga instructors D'ana Baptiste and Brian Kest.

 

Katie continues to learn and grow as a teacher from continuing education classes, learning from her fellow teachers, and observing and connecting with her students. She also holds a Bachelors's degree from the University of Utah in International Studies with a Minor in Chinese.

Dee found her way to yoga when looking for low-impact activities to help her become more active when recovering from an injury. Over time, yoga became more than just a physical practice and she decided to do her foundation teacher training to learn more about yoga and to be able to share the practice with others.

Now working as a London-based yoga teacher, Dee focuses on fostering confidence, control, and calm in her students. She uses asana, pranayama, and meditation to respond to the needs of the group. Through physical movement and breath, Dee encourages students to find strength and stability in their practice to sustain them through their busy lives.

Dee is committed to her development as a yoga teacher and has continued her studies since completing her foundation training in vinyasa yoga. She has completed additional training in anatomy and physiology, teaching inclusive yoga, mandala methodology, pregnancy, and post-natal yoga, and decolonizing yoga. She recently returned to university to train as a physiotherapist and is excited to see how that knowledge and skills influence her teaching and her ability to support her students.

Luis Rodriguez

Luis Rodriguez

Yoga Instructor

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Marta Mazzoni

Yoga Instructor

Dylan Zukowski

Dylan Zukowski

Yoga Instructor

Taylor Bernarda

Taylor Bernarda

Yoga Instructor

Luis W Rodriguez-Bayon was born and raised in Cuba before relocating to North Carolina in 1998. As a boy, Luis played soccer and practiced Japanese Karate. During his college years, he picked up strength training and running. A few months after graduating from UNC Charlotte with a degree in International PR, Luis walked into a Yoga class that changed the course of his life.

 

Thereafter, he started working at a studio, and the following year completed his 200HR YTT, based on the Baptiste School of Yoga Methodology. The Baptiste Methodology provides each student with the tools to transform their life. Luis also teaches mobility and strength training. He is a firm believer that a healthy body requires variety in our movement practices.

 

Additionally, Luis is a licensed Bodywork Therapist, having graduated in 2019 from a Clinical Bodywork program at the North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork (NCSAB). He works at Khali Yoga Center. Luis incorporates his love for all things movement, health, and having fun into his teaching and therapeutic work. 

Marta has been on a roller coaster with fitness her whole life. Having never been an athletic or sports oriented person, she found it hard to find a workout that she could fully enjoy and come back to time and time again. About nine years ago, Yoga brought a new joy into her life and she began studying all different forms of yoga, including Birkam, Iyengar, and Vinyasa.

 

Shortly after she earned her yoga teaching certificate, Marta injured her back in a car accident. Since then, her teaching has shifted towards what helped heal her own body which includes- core stability, isometrics, static holds, breath work, and balance. She incorporates these into her classes in the hopes of passing that knowledge to help protect one’s body at any age. A student of Transcendental Meditation, she also helps to guide students and private clients towards inner peace which can be difficult in a cluttered and hurried world.

Marta also loves to fuse playfulness, joy and curiosity into her teaching which has lead to her hosting yoga sailing retreats around the world. A fun, intimate, relaxing, and unique adventure of a lifetime! 

 

When she's not teaching yoga, Marta is a travel and restaurant consultant. For travel, she provides curated itineraries for visitors coming into her hometown of Pittsburgh, and other locations. As a restaurant consultant she helps develop and explore trends in the industry Her passions include- scuba diving, escape rooms, restaurants, wine, hiking, jazz, board games, speakeasies, storytelling, and more. Marta hosts an award winning podcast called Marta on the Move, which connects people through lifestyle, travel, and entertainment. Find her and her next adventure http://www.martonthemove.com  or email at martafoos@gmail.com

Dylan (RYT-500) is a sun-obsessed, strong-willed, life-loving powerhouse with a restless soul. After four years adventuring abroad, she is now back home in Southern California, based out of Los Angeles.

 

She discovered yoga online while teaching English in a small town in France in 2014, where she began a daily practice for the first time in her life. Originally drawn to interval yoga for the weight loss and strength building benefits, her practice deepened when she took the Uplifted Yoga Teacher Training 200 hour with Brett Larkin and Uplifted Yoga in 2016, then her 300 hour with the same teacher in 2020, and exponentially more so when she began her Kundalini Teacher Training with Guru Singh in 2020.

 

Now when she's not creating, filming, and producing her own blend of interval infused yoga classes, you can find her leading women all around the world toward a powerful and committed yoga practice, galavanting on the beach with her dog, concocting something delicious in the kitchen, or plotting her next international adventure.

 

Dylan's classes can be found online under the name Yoga Infusion, a play on the concept of yoga being like an herbal infusion for the body and mind, as well as the fact that her classes are fusion classes - seamlessly blending the fat burning and strength building qualities of interval training with the calming and peaceful elements of yoga. These classes are full of fun and animals, and are designed to help women (re)discover health, happiness, and personal empowerment through reconnecting with the strength in the body and shedding the layers that no longer serve.

Taylor’s classes are energetic and playful just like her personality. She wants all her students to feel comfortable but be pushed past their limiting beliefs. Taylor has completed a 200hr RYT in Ashtanga with Carol Rutherfurd, a 200hr RTY in Hatha with Zach Cannady and is currently enrolled in another 300hr training.

 

Taylor is passionate about all the elements of yoga and draws her inspiration from these ancient practices. Her classes are focused on the breath-to-movement connection, allowing her students the opportunity for a moving meditation. She believes set sequences are best for her students to progress in their practice. Her classes are mindful, set with intention, strong/challenging, and a cheerful/welcoming environment.

 

Taylor loves sharing this practice with her students because she saw and continues to see how this practice brightens her life. Taylor feels true joy, presence, and passion when she teaches. She loves the energy exchange between student and teacher, her students offer her inspiration daily and she will do the same for YOU.

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Amanda Freels

Yoga Instructor

Shifana Mufeed

Shifana Mufeed

Yoga Instructor

Lucie Rezacova

Lucie Rezacova

Yoga Instructor

Semrin Demirel

Semrin Demirel

Yoga Instructor

Amanda discovered yoga in 2012, in a very tiny and hot studio in Manhattan, and was instantly hooked. “The way that yoga suddenly connected me to something bigger than myself was what kept me interested and wanting to know more.” Amanda began working on staff at a yoga studio in 2016, and completed her 200-hour RYT training in 2017 at Yoga One in Charlotte, NC.

 

Amanda has been trained in, and continues to study and teach Baptiste Yoga. She loves the rigorous yet adaptable framework of the Baptiste style, and loves the intentional design to the practice, which allows for infinite growth and possibility. Amanda keeps a full schedule of teaching weekly yoga classes at two public yoga studios, with four locations around Charlotte. She also teaches yoga and meditation at a mental health and addiction recovery clinic, where she gets to witness the power of yoga changing lives.

 

Amanda has found her passion teaching yoga, explaining, “Some of my favorite things about teaching yoga is watching the transformation that happens when my students do something they never dreamed they could do, or discover powerful new revelations about themselves, or tap into their personal power and strength. In my teaching, I emphasize moving with breath to quiet the mind, practicing mindfulness, and strengthening a loving relationship with oneself. My primary goal in teaching is to help my students connect to their essence, access their inner radiant light and become inspired to share that Light with the world.”

Shifana Mufeed is a yoga teacher, personal trainer and a fitness instructor with experience and knowledge in the field of health and wellness. She started off as an aerobics instructor and established herself as a certified Les Mill’s Instructor, holding qualifications in BodyJam, BodyPump, Body Vive, Body Balance and Zumba.

Before moving to England with her family, Shifana’s own business, Ayogafitness, was one of the most successful and fastest growing of such businesses in her own country. During the 8 successful years of running her business, she introduced a diverse range of yoga programs, including Aerial yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Rocket, Animal Flow, Yoga,  Hatha Yoga, Restorative and Yin yoga. She currently takes classes with MoreYoga Centers in London.

Shifana’s multitude of qualifications allowed her to bring versatility and innovation to her classes. She was also often invited to work with high-net-worth individuals including celebrities and Hollywood actors and actresses that requested personal training sessions.

Lucie travels as a yoga teacher and guides people to a healthier and better life. Her teachings focus on alignment-based asanas, meditation and pranayama along with nutrition and yogic living. 
Practising yoga regularly, she found something that she truly loves and wants to share with others. She completed her YTT in India and during the time she started to develop a passion for healthy living. She visited ayurvedic centres and learnt about ayurveda and gradually developed clearer connection between her body and mind. 


She encourages her students to turn inwards, set intentions for their practice, and recognize their strengths both physically and mentally.
She is honoured by the opportunity to spread her love of yoga to you on Yoga Sailing Holidays!


Don't hesitate to check Lucie's website. You can read articles about yoga and health. You can also book a private online yoga class in which she will give you her entire attention and focus. She can help you to improve your balance, flexibility or alleviate anxiety, depression, stress, ... The class will be adapted to your needs. If you have something specific you want to accomplish, she will do her best to create it for you. 

She can also offer you nutrition advice, ayurvedic treatment, and create a healthy lifestyle.

www.lucierezacova.com

Semrin started her Yoga practice with the intention to bring regularity into her life. She was looking for something that would ground her restless mind and spirit. Later, this intention led her to travel to India where she accomplished her 200h Multi-Style TTC, and with her deep appreciation for the Ashtanga Yoga practice, she has spent a long period at the KPJAYI and the teaching program of Saraswati Jois.

Semrin’s teachings are intuitive, playful, and yet structured. As the dynamic practice and the therapeutic aspect of Ashtanga were her nourishing ground, Yin Yoga gave the polishing to her practice and teachings. She likes to switch between the motion and the non-motion parts of the Asana practice to get to the depths. She easily conducts mixed classes with beginners and people with regular practice. Her friendly and empathic personality helps to let go of life’s perturbations and to be fully present on the mat, in union with oneself. 
 

Noemi Dure

Noemi Dure

Yoga Instructor

Christie Cole

Christie Cole

Yoga Instructor

Angela Merendino

Angela Merendino

Yoga Instructor

Melissa Perenc

Melissa Perenc

Yoga Instructor

Noemi Duré is a certified RYT Yoga Teacher. Born in 1997 in Italy, she started off her practice in 2016 in Budapest, Hungary. From then she never stopped travelling and studying: she lived and practiced in Italy, Greece and United States. Currenlty she lives in Italy where she teaches Power Yoga between Florence and Milan. 


Power Yoga is a strong and dynamic style of yoga where the body and the mind move in a flow and follow the breath and the music. Coming from the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga, Power Yoga was born in the US between 80s and 90s and now it’s also getting more and more popular in Europe. What makes this kind of yoga special is that you do move a lot during the practice, and you built strength!

Christie first got on the mat as a child, practicing alongside her mother until she was old enough to enroll in classes on her own. After dedicating herself to 5 years of Ashtanga yoga, she enrolled in her 200-hr YTT in Rishikesh, India, with the intention of understanding the ancestry of yoga and its true meaning.

 

Not only did she receive a certification in Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga, it was also where she learned about the path of 'bhakti' meaning love and devotion. This serves as the foundation of her yoga classes from deep breaths in a restorative Hatha flow to big smiles in a power Ashtanga class, every moment is infused with love and dedication.

Ange has a deep yoga practice, with over 20 years of experience and many accreditations (below). She regularly combines yoga with other self-fulfilling and often challenging activities. She created Red Brick Yoga as a community foundation, with multiple studios, online classes, specialized workshops, teacher trainings, and yoga adventures. She is on a continual quest for learning and leverages her experiences to bring unique and fulfilling engagements.

Ange’s passion for adventure, especially yoga and sailing, will create a memorable experience for all who attend her Yoga Sailing Retreats — creating space to help support and connect people to truth and authenticity all while building a strong foundation. Not to mention, hanging out on a sailboat with the most amazing backdrop – a guaranteed experience of a lifetime!


Angela is an RYT500 experienced yoga teacher, with many additional trainings & certifications including: The Fundamentals of Yin Yoga; Aroma Acupoint Therapy; QiGong Instructor Training; Yoga Breath Coaching; Gravity Yoga Teacher Training; and Yoga Trapeze Teacher Training, among others.
Join Ange and connect to your foundation on the open seas!


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Melissa is a 500-hour registered yoga teacher specialising in Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Aerial &
SUP yoga with additional training in Pranayama and Meditation. Melissa is passionate about teaching people how to live their journey using yoga and a blend of wellness modalities.

 

Born and raised in Australia and for now lives in the Maldives teaching at luxury resorts. Melissa is a handstand enthusiast and loves to travel and go on random adventures, snowboarding, surfing, sailing, diving wakeboarding, kitesurfing and stand-up paddle
boarding just to name a few. Melissa doesn't mind a good cook up at home and likes to eat super healthy. But she's also someone who loves a good glass of wine and champers and definitely a chocolate enthusiast, so your all round normal gal.

 

Melissa knows the profound impact yoga has had on bringing balance, knowledge and purpose into her life and wants nothing more than to share this with others. Melissa’s classes combine the use of your physical body and breath as a tool to overcome the mind's distractions. Incorporating purposeful sequencing and fluid transitions to find space in the body and stillness in the mind. She designs her classes to expand your heart and take your mind and body on a journey that will emPOWER you physically and mentally. With Melissa’s classes you can expect dynamic, explorative and opportunities for challenging postures, sequences which will improve strength, flexibility and increased mobility. Melissa’s classes are always created with purpose and awareness, leaving students feeling centred and connected, and with more space in both mind and body. Move your body and raise your vibration in Melz feel-good classes.
 

She will be sharing with you some of her many tips and secrets to living a happy, joyful, adventurous lifestyle. She likes to think of herself as a life inspirationist. Pretty much what lights her fire, she will share

Stefana Masic

Stefana Masic

Yoga Instructor

Ariana Speirs

Ariana Speirs

Yoga Instructor

Chyna Te' Aira

Chyna Te'Aira

Yoga Instructor

Stacy Digregorio

Stacy Digregorio

Yoga Instructor

Stefana is a multi-passionate yogi here to create a lasting impact on creativity & consciousness. In addition to being a yoga teacher, she is also an artist & musician and loves using yoga to explore her inner landscape in order to broaden and expand her creativity as a result.

 

She loves teaching ALL formats (from yoga sculpt to super lazy restorative) and loves to incorporate meditation, breathwork, dance, and even astrology into her classes. As a musician & DJ, she also makes sure to curate all her playlists to fit the vibe of the class. 

She strives to have the transformation of the individual through movement and connection to self as the common factor in all her classes.

 

She wants you to feel stronger, more playful, and tapped into your most cosmic self after leaving her classes. 

She is currently in Atlanta, GA and is about to set off on her journey as a yogi nomad with plans to teach in Southeast Asia.

Ariana comes from a gymnastics background, training from the time she was 3 until 16 years old, competing as a level 10 gymnast. She went on to coach gymnastics for 15 years at USA Gymnastics and Wasatch - 2 prestigious gyms in Utah. In 2005, Ariana opened up her own dance studio where she had her dancers and choreography featured in several college football halftime shows as well as the University of Utah dance program.

 

Ariana began the practice of Yoga in her early 20's, but came to find a new found appreciation for the philosophy and asana practice at 30, where she made her practice not only a part of her morning regime, but an internal study and practice that helped her on a healing journey of her own. Although Ariana was always helping to teach and inspire others, both on and off the mat, in an effort to teach thoroughly, with a firm understanding of anatomy and physiology, she finished her 200-hour YTT certification through Settled Life's program and is now a certified Yoga Teacher.

Ariana is also a full time entrepreneur. She runs 4 companies of her own, is a branding, graphic design and web design expert and has built many brands for others from the ground up. She owns a marketing and design agency, a health company, a clothing company and an online hair academy, is a full time single Mom to 2 beautiful boys and is constantly helping inspire others to find passion in their journey.

Chyna has taught yoga for four years and has been practicing for several years and has a fountain of knowledge to share. Her teaching focuses on the essence of yoga which is an instrument to reveal the greater truth of our divine existence, the spiritual being. Chyna has been trained in and teaches Mystical Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa, Trauma Informed Focus, Restorative Flow, and Jiivana (L.I.F.E.) Yoga. 
 
She loves to create a playful and easy flow in all her classes. Using the power of laughter, breath, journaling, dance, and music to be the foundation for a nurturing and whole environment meeting the motion and non-motion Asana to meet ourselves deeply. Chyna always provides this gentle reminder for her students before every class “Today we are here as a version we have never been allowing ourselves to exist in this present moment free and open. We let go of perfection, and judgement, and meet ourselves with love and curiosity. We are the flower blooming today absorbing all the sun that shines upon us. Breathe in, Breathe out, Let it go and Let’s flow.” 
 
Chyna believes that blending various healing modalities creates an overall holistic and wholeness within all beings. Additionally, Chyna has worked in the mental health field for the past decade having worked with adults, children (and their parents), families, & couples. She focuses on anxiety, depression, crisis, substance abuse, personal growth, fostering healthier behaviors, trauma, LGBTIQ+ affirming, and grief. Chyna graduated from Virginia State University with a Bachelor’s majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology. As well as her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Norfolk State University.

I’m Stacy Di Gregorio (she|her), founder of Lotus Heart Mindfulness. Originally from California (by way of Colorado, Oregon, and Chicago), in 2015, I sold my yoga studio and traded in the Illinois snow for sunshine in Tampa, Florida.

I’ve been practicing yoga for over 20 years and meditating for over a decade. I use mindfulness meditation, yoga, sound healing, and breathwork to guide people to connect fully with themselves. My compassionate approach is focused on helping others find ease in their lives.

I turned to mindfulness meditation when I was looking to heal after significant changes in my life. The moment I realized I was no longer experiencing the constant tension of anxiety in my belly was when I truly fell in love with the practice.

As someone who has lived their whole life with ADHD, the sense of inner peace and calm I now have access to is transformative. It’s a power I want to share with as many people as possible.

 

When I’m not teaching, I’m hanging out with my husband and our two crazy dogs. I love discovering new music, sewing, kayaking, cooking for friends, and traveling the globe.

Maria Johnson

Maria Johnson

Yoga Instructor

Alex Cutini

Alex Cutini

Yoga Instructor

Sandrine Kamhi

Sandrine Kamhi

Yoga Instructor

Josh Brigham

Josh Brigham

Yoga Instructor

E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP


Maria Johnson is a veteran yoga teacher of over twenty years and the founder of the Settled Life Yoga School, 200-hour yoga teacher training program, a Yoga Alliance registered yoga school.


She teaches alignment based asana in her international retreats and workshops, teacher trainings and community classes in a style inspired through the Krishnamacharya classical yoga lineage and training in many different yoga disciplines.
 
Maria draws on an extensive knowledge base of anatomy and physiology as it applies in yoga asana and specializes in welcoming anyone, in any season of life to practice safely, sensibly and from the heart. She is trusted by a range of clients including professional athletes in the NBA, NFL and NHL.
 
Maria is registered through the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500, an RPYT (registered prenatal teacher), a continuing education provider (YACEP) and is a two-term legacy brand ambassador for Lululemon.  At home, she is the devoted mother of four children, a vegan environmentalist and a lifelong student. She holds a BA in History: emphasis in South Asian studies and a minor in Art History and is involved with sharing conservation education as a Hawk docent with Hawkwatch International. Maria also works as an experience curator for Auberge Resorts.

Alex Cutini is originally from Brazil but has been living in the US since 2009. He's been practicing yoga since 2014 and received his Yoga Alliance certification in 2018. 

Alex's classes combine elements of traditional Ashtanga yoga with modern power and vinyasa yoga styles. He teaches regularly at CorePower Yoga and has become one of Salt Lake City's most popular teachers working with hundreds of students each week including NBA athletes and popular TV personalities from shows like Dancing With The Stars and World of Dance. As a devoted and passionate practitioner himself, Alex's classes carry a level of intensity meant to push students to expand their notion of what is possible.

 

As a senior investment banking professional at Goldman Sachs who understands the stresses and demands of corporate America, Alex believes the yoga mat can be a laboratory that teaches the devoted student how to successfully navigate the complex emotionality and hardships of life off the mat from a place of awareness, resilience and spiritual growth. 

Sandrine's journey to yoga began in Geneva in 2002, when she was working as a children’s rights consultant for an NGO to improve education and children’s rights. She immediately fell in love with yoga, and before she knew it, yoga became her life.


After years of practicing and studying consistently various styles of yoga, she began on her path as a teacher in 2009, in Istanbul, where she used to live. Since then, she has been completed several trainings in Vinyasa, Anusara, Ashtanga yoga, and naturally Jivamukti yoga to serve her students the best.


In her years of practice as a teacher, she is recognized for her warm presence, positive energy, attitude, and spirit; and she has been teaching classes internationally, organizing workshops and retreats, mentorship programs, yoga teaching teacher training, and now extremely blessed to have found State of Yoga studio in Miami Beach, in March 2018.


Sandrine's classes, playful and uplifting, create a supportive foundation for students to feel balanced, energized, and confident on and off the mat. She aims to nourish and empower students at every level of practice.

At 31, Josh had his first back surgery - an artificial disc implanted in between cervical vertebrae 6 and 7. He’d never had any type of significant injury or trauma to his back yet his disc ruptured, leaving his right arm partially paralyzed and his hand feeling numb. The surgery in his neck was a success but his neurosurgeon warned him that there was an even larger problem looming. Josh’s MRI’s showed 90% degeneration of the discs in his lumbar spine. His doctor warned him that significant surgical intervention was inevitable. Through it all, Josh wanted to know WHY he had such serious back problems at such a young age. The only answer anyone could give him was “bad genes.” 

The next few years were dark, to say the least. Josh’s pain progressed from nagging to persistent to chronic and debilitating. Not being able to walk without pain and struggling daily to do basic things for himself, Josh looked to physical therapy, traction therapy, inversion tables, zero gravity chairs, painkillers, muscle relaxers and cortisone shots for relief. You name it; he tried it. Facing another major surgery or a life of chronic pain, Josh discovered Foundation Training. Foundation Training not only relieved Josh’s pain but answered his biggest question: Why was he experiencing it? 

Foundation Training taught Josh that his body was breaking down due to a lifetime of poor posture and poor movement patterns. Within weeks of consistently practicing Foundation Training, he began to experience significant relief. Josh then steadily progressed from being able to touch his toes, tie his shoes and shower without help to tackling workouts, runs, hikes and all the activities he’d feared he’d never enjoy again.

 

Inspired by his own experience, Josh has spent the past 7 years  achieving the highest level of Foundation Training certification. He is committed to helping others free themselves from chronic pain and enjoy life without limits.

Foundation Training is a simple solution that gives you the means to change the way you move and correct imbalances caused by our modern habits. Its an extremely muscular pain relief protocol that will leave you feeling stronger, aligned, and more physically connected.
 

Carla Jenssen

Carla Janssen

Yoga Instructor

Dorotya Karl

Doro Karl

Yoga Instructor & Mindfulness Facilitator

Zelmare Viljoen

Zelmare Viljoen

Yoga Instructor

Paolo Girelli

Paolo Girelli

Yoga Instructor

Carla is a Dutch certified yoga instructor with training in Yoga & Meditation. Her yoga journey started 15 years ago when she was traveling. She attended yoga classes at the most beautiful places all over the world.  Back home she started her Kundalini Yoga education and her love and drive for teaching yoga was born. Carla is a fulltime yoga teacher for 5 years and always busy with growing personally and in her work. She teaches multiple styles of Yoga; Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Power, Kundalini & Yin Yoga.

Her mission is creating a healthy lifestyle for her students that will make them physically and mentally feeling stronger and more balanced in daily life. Connecting again with yourself and your body. With her background in fitness as personal trainer & Pilates teacher Carla has all the tools & ingredients to develop the perfect class or workout adapted to your needs & goals in life. At the end of the day try her yoga nidra class. A guided meditation for deep rest & peace.

You can go with Carla on a yoga & fitness sailing trip. Carla loves dancing, connecting & traveling. She organizes worldwide retreats to bring people together to connect, grow and relax. She would love to invite you on her boat & retreats to have the best journey together.

www.sensationalyoga.nl

Movements have always played an important part of my life. I come from a very active and sports enthusiastic family growing up skiing in winter, hiking in summer, and swimming was our family sport. I discovered Yoga in the early 2010s. It took a few retreats across the globe, before I completed my first Yoga training in 2016.

 

It is a long and ever-growing journey with many ups and downs, twists and turns, doubts and fears, and it requires curiosity and courage. I had this inner calling to transform myself and the world around me. Hence, I kept going and continue year by year with another education and so my love for Yoga grows every day a little more. Love is a skill and love needs time to grow and we need time to see the whole spectrum and not just a tiny fraction that we see in the early days. What I initially loved about Yoga is different to how I see it today. My yoga journey brought me through different stages with different teachers from various lineages all over the world.

I teach various styles as I believe in a well-balanced practice, the Yin and the Yang, the Sun and the Moon going through different phases. All classes are in English and/or German.

 

Born and educated in Germany to a German father and Hungarian mother I left my hometown at the tender age of 16 to live abroad in the U.S. My curiosity to explore the world was birthed. Before moving to Switzerland I have lived in Germany, Hungary, USA and Australia to finally find roots in Zurich. In the last 15 years I have worked in the global tourism industry and climbed the career ladder into management. The corporate world with its highs and lows is well known to me. Looking back, I am more than grateful for every single day in my tourism career. I have been to remote countries like Kazakhstan and Tibet, negotiated business with Arabs and Chinese and fell in love with India and its people – after all, the birthplace of Yoga. My professional background has helped me become who I am today, a cosmopolitan citizen with heart and mind. Over the past 15 years, I have seen a higher four figure number of hotels and resorts all over the world. Everyhwere I went I spent a little more time experiencing yoga studios and their communities. I have been to some of the most epic Yoga places in the world and now I am bringing this experience to you.

Zelmare Viljoen completed her 200 Hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and 300 Hr Yoga Therapy Diploma with Andiappan Internation Yoga Academy.


She also studied Pre- & Post Natal Yoga, STOTT Pilates as well as Sound Therapy, Meditation, Reiki and Cranio-Sacral Therapy. Her passion is to help others find a balance in life between the physical and energetic self. She also enjoys working with athletes and individuals who trains in peak performance and enjoys the challenge of Triathlons herself.

 

Zelmare joined the Technogym APP as master trainer, or as she likes to call it, an “entertrainer” in 2021 and is humbled by the global outreach her offerings serve. 

Paolo Girelli was born in 1980.
He's been interested in oriental disciplines since 1996, deepening the theoretical and practical aspects of martial arts, in particular Aikido and Tai Chi.
He approached Hatha Yoga in 2002 and, a few years later, he began reaserching for a more intensive and dynamic form of Yoga which led him to the Ashtanga practice.


In 2008 he graduated in Geology but immediately left the scientific career to exlusively dedicate himself to the Ashtanga practice, following the First and Second Series Teacher Trainings with Manju Pattabhi Jois, son of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois.
During those years he's been working on improving his practice both in Italy and abroad, with some of the greatest teachers: Sharath Jois, David Swenson, Chuck Miller, Marc Darby, Tim Miller, Eddie Stern, Kino MacGregor, Mark Robberds, Laruga Glaser, Danny Paradise, Kristina Karitinos, Susanna Finocchi, Lino Miele, Gabriele Severini, Elena de Martin and Giuliano Vecchiè.


In 2013 he attended the American School "It's Yoga" in Florence and got the international certification Yoga Alliance "RYT 250”.
In 2015, during a Yoga Retreat in India with Elena De Martin, he has studied Transcendental Meditation, Chanting and Yoga Philosophy with the famous Masters Jayashree and Narasimhan from Mysore.
He also took part to various workshops held by Bryan Kest, Mark Blanchard (creator of True Power Yoga), Christopher Harrison (creator of Antigravity Yoga) and Jonathan Urla (creator of Yogilates).
In 2012 joined the first Zen Ring teacher training in Rome with the creator Naohiro Maki, from Japan, becoming one of the first certified instructors in Italy (level I and II).


He currently works as a personal trainer in his private Studio and as an instructor in a Yoga Studio in Parma.

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Emanuel "E" Premate

Emanuel  Premate

Yoga Instructor 

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Issy started her yoga journey after years of suffering from scoliosis, causing lots of back pain and mental issues. She wants to encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle through yoga, mobility and movement.

 

She has over 3000 hours of yoga teaching experience and loves to combine it with modern fitness, breathing sessions and meditation improving people's mental health and learn how to relax. She believes that yoga is a practice for everyone to reconnect their body and mind.

Emanuel "E" Premate's teaching style is rooted in the foundation of passion, energy, and community. Bringing together rhythmic playlists with healing movement to find your flow, to grow your mindset, and to live an empowered life. With his 5+ years of experience, E is continuously striving to learn and deepen his understanding of the practice to share his passion with the world. Whether it's an invigorating vinyasa flow or a grounding yin practice, E's goal is to always create a space that is inclusive and conducive to the growth of those part of the yoga journey. 

 

Off the mat, E is the business owner of a video production company, premaluxmedia.com. His creativity is fueled by a desire to capture life's most impactful moments through visual storytelling. As a Croatian native, he has the fiery spirit and ecstatic energy that Croatians are widely recognized for. You can take a glimpse into the journey by visiting his instagram @bigetheyogi 

 

E's passion for living an adventure-filled, free-spirited life will create an unforgettable experience for all those who attend his Yoga Sailing Retreat. Wishing you peace in your mind. Love in your heart. And joy in your soul. 

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CONTACT

Australia: +61 (02) 8005 0410

New Zealand: +64 (09) 889 8304

UK: +44 (0) 20 3289 9366

USA: +1 (347) 329-4417

 

Yoga Sailing Holidays c/o M.S. Holidays Cyprus Ltd

Arch. Makarios III & Evagorou, 1-7

MITSI 3, 1st floor, Flat/Office 102

1065, Nicosia, Cyprus 

 

Organisation number: HE 420776

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