Sailing yoga retreat
for a balanced body & mind
THE YOGA SAILING RETREAT
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!
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Paola Cruz began her Yoga journey in 2008 when she chose to take a Vinyasa Yoga class as an elective in University in USA. She continued her practice, and as time went on, her Yoga gradually began to resonate more and more with her.
In the spring of 2018, Paola traveled to India for a second time to complete her first official Yoga training. Ever since, she has been very active in the community, and is known as a Pioneer in Yoga in her home country, Honduras.
"When you decide to teach others, you also commit to a life of study." says Paola. She has furthered her knowledge of Yoga with many trainings focusing in Chakras, Prana and the Energy Body, Trauma and Therapeutic Techniques in Yoga, and Vedanta Philosophy and Meditation.
After 10 years of studying and practicing Meditation. Paola became a certified Meditation Guide under the India based Yoga Ashram - Arhanta Yoga. In 2023 she traveled back to India for her 4th time and received her Advanced Yoga Training. She is also certified in Yoga Therapy, Pregnancy Yoga and Mudra Yoga.
Nowadays, Paola travels around the world hosting events and retreats as an E-RYT (Experienced Yoga Teacher with over 1500 hours of teaching experience). She has been invited to guide classes at International Yoga Congresses, Fortune 500 companies, exclusive hotels and wellness companies around the world in sharing the teachings of Yoga.
Her goal s to serve others in their paths to happiness, balance and Love in their own lives.
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.
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.
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 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!
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 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.
Fitness, yoga and Pilates instructor, teaches in the main top fitness centers of Rome.
He began studying yoga as a boy, practicing various styles and becoming fully proficient.
He updates his practice constantly with workshops held by various foreign and Italian masters.
Certified Yoga Alliance and RYT 200 h, he offers Power Vinyasa Yoga Flow classes, an energetic and powerful style where the various poses follow in a continuous flow of movement, each breath accompanying a precise gesture.
A form of body awareness leading to a deeper self knowledge and inner growth is what guides the classes. A joyful form of discipline, never obsessive nor strict, but born from a true passion which allows for pleasure.
Alessandro will lead you on a journey where you will feel in shape with your body, mind and soul.
He will help you achieve strength, become more accepting and open towards life, as well as more relaxed.
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.
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 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.
Yoga Instructor & Mindfulness Facilitator
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.
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.
Jo Woollacott is a highly experienced yoga instructor with over 40 years teaching various styles of yoga including Hatha, Vinyasa, and traditional holistic yoga therapy.
With a lifetime of yoga practice and meditation, she has a deep understanding of the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of yoga. Jo runs her own yoga retreat in New Zealand where she specializes in combining yoga and hiking, offering a unique and immersive experience for her guests.
Aside from her love for yoga, Jo is also passionate about sailing and lived on her own boat, sailing around the Pacific for 16 years. She is a seasoned world traveler, constantly seeking new experiences and knowledge.
Yoga became a truly transformative force in Ane´s life while she recovered from a dance injury. She found that yoga did not only help her to recover physically, but also mentally. By incorporating the meditative and breathing practices of yoga into her daily routine, she experienced a sense of balance and calmness.
After discovering how yoga helped her improve her quality of life, her passion has become to share this practice with others. She has studied anatomy and physiology. A focal point of her teachings is therefore to practice yoga in the safest way and prevent injury.
Krissi is a devotee of Bhakti; the yoga of love and devotion. And she uses her teaching as the way to spreading her knowledge of the philsophy and proving that it really is a deeply profound form of healing.
Originally qualified in Ashtanga Vinyasa, she is also a teacher of yin and meditation, Rocket and has accivied her BWY Certifiation to Teach yoga in Prisons - which is what most of her teaching is aimed around - Rehibilitatiom for the Soul.
Other qualifications and studies include Teaching Yoga for PTSD, Rewiring the brain through neuroplasticity, yoga for hypermobility, Toddler Yoga, and enhanced her sanskrit studies.
Regardless of the above, her actual style isn't labelled as anything imparticular; instead they are based around the unity of it all - the teaching of non-dualiry.
Merging together the practices of energetic somatic freeflow, pranayama and offering various meditation techniques - such as mindfulness meditation, zen and metta meditations.
Other self projects include the introduction to Wombens Naked Yoga Workshops which began the beginning of last year - the project works with past life regression and ancestorial trauma healinng.
The Samaritans and The Prison Phoneix Trust are two Charities that Krssi work with; delivering Yoga and Mindfulness Sessions to a number of prisons within the South-Eastern Region of the UK which is her proudest achievement within her teaching career.
Krissi is deeply passionate about the power of Rehibiliation through the therapetic practices of Yoga and Mindfulness. . All of her classes offer a deep cleanse of the soul leaving you a little more educated on the philosphy of the practice and the eager to want to know more! Fun, challenging yet you learn something new every time! Her classes welcome all, regardless of any limitations.
Nicole Warren has been practicing yoga for 16 years. She is 500 YTT certified and teaches Bikram yoga, meditation, breathwork, power & vinyasa yoga, restorative yoga, Pilates, HIIT, Barre and sound vibrational therapy through drumming.
She left her career in the corporate industry to follow her passion to teach full-time February 2020. She has dedicated her teaching career to helping serve others, donating her time to give back to multiple communities. She recently became the newest yoga ambassador for lululemon and will be bringing more movement to more communities. She has taught at both local and international yoga retreats and will be leading her first yoga retreat in Bali August 2023.
Her philanthropy extends to different communities around her and she believes in helping others through breath & connecting the mind and body.
Angela is an artistic soul that is ready to explore and evolve on a spiritual journey together. After completing her yoga teacher training through School Yoga Institute and connecting with the lands of Sacred Valley, Peru, Angela knew that her path in life was to share this knowledge and wisdom with others. Her vision is to build authentic relationships and community connections both locally and globally. Angela’s intention is to provide students with tools they can use in their daily lives to create a deeper understanding of themselves, foster harmony within the mind, and balance within the body and spirit.
Meet Candice, a dedicated and passionate yoga instructor, from Reunion Island, currently based in Cape Town, South Africa. With a deep-rooted commitment to holistic well-being and inner harmony, she completed her 300h YTT and has guided numerous individuals on their transformative yoga journeys, helping them cultivate strength, flexibility, and a profound connection between mind, body, and spirit.
Candice discovered the transformative power of yoga during her own personal quest for balance and self-discovery. Inspired by the profound impact it had on her life, she embarked on a path to share this ancient practice with others and empower them on their own journeys.
Candice's teaching style is characterized by her nurturing and compassionate approach, creating a safe and inclusive space for students of all levels and abilities. Each session is thoughtfully crafted to cater to individual needs, she specializes in Vinyasa, Heated Power Yoga, Hot26 and Yin yoga, along with mindful breathing techniques and meditation.
Beyond the physical aspects of yoga, Candice is dedicated to guiding students towards a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them. Her classes often incorporate mindfulness practices and positive affirmations, helping students develop a greater sense of self-awareness, inner peace, and overall well-being.
At 17, Katie became one of the youngest certified yoga instructors in San Diego and hasn’t looked back since. After getting her 200 hour certification, she went on to teach vinyasa and bikram style hot classes at studios like Corepower, Yoga Six, and YogaBox. She also received her yoga sculpt certification in 2018 and enjoys teaching those more high energy classes as well! Community is a major part of Katie’s practice, as its the reason she was inspired to teach in the first place. The studio has always felt like a second home to her and she’s excited to take that next step on her teaching studio out of the studio and on the road leading retreats this year!
Katie’s mission statement is making sure every student feels seen, validated, and supported every time she teaches. She views yoga as a practice of connection, connection of mind/body/soul experience and also connection between student and teacher. She says she learns from her students as much as she teaches them. She always prioritizes her students by holding space, offering modifications, and helpful cues/adjustments to help deepen their practice.
Rose Schulz is a passionate yoga teacher, she is delighted to accompany her students on their journey towards a healthy and balanced life. With her extensive knowledge and experience in various yoga styles and meditation techniques, she invites you to explore the wonderful world of yoga.
Originally from Germany, Rose discovered her love for yoga during her travels through diverse cultures. These inspiring experiences encouraged her to deepen her own yoga practice and ultimately complete her training as a yoga teacher.
In her classes, she emphasizes a holistic approach to yoga and meditation. She firmly believes that the body, mind, and soul are interconnected, and true harmony can only be achieved by nurturing all three aspects. Her goal is to help her students establish a deep connection with their bodies, calm their minds, and find inner balance.
Rose offers a variety of yoga styles, including Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga. Each class is designed to gently challenge participants, build flexibility and strength, and promote mindfulness. In her meditation sessions, students learn various techniques to calm their minds, reduce stress, and develop deeper awareness.
Whether you are a yoga beginner or have prior experience, Rose warmly invites you to join her classes. Her sessions are suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. With her compassionate and supportive approach, she creates an open and
welcoming atmosphere where students feel comfortable and at ease.
Take a break from the hectic demands of daily life, find peace and serenity within
yourself, and discover the transformative power of yoga and meditation. Rose is
excited to welcome her students to her classes and support them on their journey towards a healthier and happier life.
Dima Al Malakeh
A passionate yoga teacher with over 3+ years of practicing yoga. I design and lead flow, power gentle & hatha yoga classes.
In April 2021, I completed my 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Dubai, UAE, at the renowned Thousand Petaled Lotus Yoga Centre (a registered yoga Alliance School) and acquired an in-depth knowledge about yoga poses, postures, breathing techniques, anatomy knowledge and spiritual elements of yoga teaching.
In June 2021 I finished my 50-Hour Swing Yoga Teacher Training at the same Centre.
• Promote holistic wellbeing through teaching and consultation.
• Design yoga class sequences and integrate lesson plans, including
vinyasa / flow formats for all levels of students.
• Demonstrate postures to students and support them in finding
their right poses.
• Help students develop their body and mind awareness, as well as
exploring their physical strength
• Passion to anatomy of the human body and using it as a method
in teaching yoga
• Promoting & adapting “Movement Science” in my style of
• Ensure safety and students comfort during the classes.
• Lead group meditation sessions.
• Maintain positive relationships with students and immediately
address any concerns.
• Control students’ postures to help them avoid any injuries.
• Design yoga program for elderly people
• Plan weight loss, stretching & mobility class sequence
• Help students to gradually go inward and connect with their inner
being to accept & embrace who they are throughout the practice
and during the guided mediation.
Lisa’s studies of yoga, anatomy and the amazing function of our bodies started in early 2000, at which time there became a deep fascination with yoga and proper alignment. During those yearly (early) years there was a yearning for more, first for self-exploration and then a yearning to help others. Fast forward to 2011 when Lisa moved to Bozeman from Colorado and enrolled into Health Works Institute’s massage therapy school. While in school she also attended the Ho(l)y Yoga Teacher Training. At that time, she finally felt as though she had arrived at her calling, in yoga we call it dharma. After school, she continued her individual studies with worldly renown (ed) teachers like Desiree Rumbaugh, Adam Ballenger, Ally Morrison, Ashley Turned and Jonnie Goodmanson. Then, through some of her own health challenges, her depth of the body, mind, Spirit experience took her into the studies of Ayurveda. She studied Ayurveda 101 and Yoga Health Coaching through Cate Stillman and became a Digestive Wellness Coach through John Immel of Joyful Belly. These studies took her from a strict elimination diet to enjoying food again by learning how to heal the gut (and live according to her unique constitution). This approach also equipped her to journey through menopause with very little side effects. As women, we’re taught that menopause is a disease, but it’s actually a beautiful process that women go through. However, many do not embrace this significant stage of womanhood. Lisa enjoys blending yoga, massage and digestive wellness to come up with a holistic approach to her client’s healing journey.
Lisa has dedicated her personal and professional life to the human body, mind and Spirit connection which enhances all aspects of her offerings.
Meet Eliana, a vibrant yoga facilitator whose journey into yoga began through her work as an architect. In her quest to find solace from the stresses and anxieties of her profession, she discovered the transformative power of yoga's breathwork and mindful movement meditations. This revelation left an indelible mark on her being, igniting a passion to share the joy and wholeness she found on the mat.
Eliana initially felt overwhelmed by the myriad of classes, teachers, and styles available. As she ventured into fast-paced sessions alongside more flexible practitioners, she often felt out of her depth. However, through perseverance and a playful spirit, she eventually discovered the classes that resonated with her, bringing relief and a renewed sense of joy.
Upon becoming a certified yoga teacher, Eliana resolved to fill the void she experienced during her early practice. Her vision was clear: to create an inclusive sanctuary where everyone was welcome to practice yoga, a place where she endeavours that age, ability, sexual orientation, race, body type or anything else would never be a barrier. She unravels the profound teachings of yoga, gently weaving together the key tenets of this ancient practice. With a playful energy that uplifts and inspires, Eliana creates a space where her students can embark on their journey of the self, nurturing confidence and growth at their own pace. Her classes embrace the essence of traditional yogic wisdom, carefully crafted to empower and guide each individual towards their fullest potential.
Saphire has been working in wellness since 2017. She is a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher, as well as a trained Stretch Therapist, Meditation Guide, Wellness Coach and Fitness Instructor. She created her business, The Travel Yogini LLC, in 2020 to offer yoga and other holistic retreats and experiences to her clients. She specializes in Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Hatha, and Bikram yoga.
Saphire continued to follow her passion and explored different holistic fields like breath-work, sound therapy, aromatherapy and many more. She was initially drawn to wellness because she enjoys the way it makes others feel great about themselves and in their personal abilities. Saphire promotes healthy living through stretch, movement, and breath.
Her word of advice to others is to prioritize your own needs. She says “Sometimes being selfish is self-care.” In the future, Saphire really hopes to create more wellness programs and events for clients!
Chloe found yoga in 2015 and very quickly fell in love with it. She felt deeply empowered, grounded, and light after every class and decided she needed to share this feeling with others. That's when she decided to embark on her teaching journey and completed her 200-hour power vinyasa certification.
Teaching has become a passion for her as she embraces creativity and weaves flowy, dance like movements together perfectly with the connection of breath and emotion through music. Her classes feel like an expansive and expressive experience for the mind body and soul. Chloe is down to earth, humble and strives to ensure that every student feels seen, understood, and appreciated. She always offers "layers" in her classes. These layers are there for students to explore their practice and have the option of where to move, postures to try on, or simply be still and focus on the breath and just allow themselves to be where they are.
Chloe is deeply passionate about the community aspect of this practice and cultivates strong relationships with her students. She highlights the importance of being a part of a community and feels incredibly blessed to be a part of bringing people together through yoga.
Since 2016 she has also completed her sculpt teacher training, another format she quickly fell in love with. Her sculpt classes focus on building strength and endurance with a motivating playlist and epic encouragement to guide her students to see just how strong and capable they are.
Chloe is thrilled to expand her community and connection with people from all over the world, teaching retreats, and eventually leading teacher trainings.
Chloe believes in bringing yoga off the mat by living a conscious and intentional lifestyle. This lead her to become a holistic health coach and dedicates yoga as the catalyst to her life to being more understanding, compassionate, vibrant, grateful, calm, and present -- the list could go on :). Chloe is eager to share this feeling with all those to take her class.
Skylar Atencio is a passionate yoga practitioner hailing from Reno, Nevada. From a young age, Skylar propelled herself to explore various avenues of intense physicality, pushing her body to its limits through intense workout programs and athletic pursuits. However, during Skylar’s first year of college at 18 she discovered the transformative power of yoga, which started her journey as a practitioner and teacher. With a decade of teaching under her belt since completing her first teacher training, Skylar has cultivated expertise in a diverse range of yoga styles including Vinyasa, Yin and Ashtanga. “It’s been a humbling journey of self-discovery. The guidance of my mentors and practice itself has provided a safe haven within my body, enabling me to confront and heal from past trauma, anxiety, fears, but it is ongoing.”
For Skylar, yoga can provide what you seek. It is not merely a physical discipline but a powerful vehicle for transformation- the mat is a laboratory where sincere seeks can delve into their innermost layers. In Skylar’s class all individuals and walks of life are welcome. I incorporate functional mobility knowing the practice extends beyond the mat into everyday movement. With each breath, each pose, each practice, we have the ability to tap into the limitless of our potential. Outside of yoga Skylar loves to fly fish, hike, rock climb, and play outside. She is also a certified NASM personal trainer.
Sedona is a dedicated yoga teacher known for her passion in promoting holistic well-being. With a focus on Vinyasa and Hatha yoga, she guides students on a transformative journey to find balance and serenity. Sedona's commitment to the mind, body, and soul connection is evident in her classes, which blend intuitive healing and creative expression. Outside the studio, she's a fervent traveler and people enthusiast, infusing every journey with a sprinkle of magic and an open heart. Sedona's creations stem from a place of authenticity and love, resonating with those who seek both physical and spiritual growth.
Laura is a yoga teacher with more than 10 years of experience practicing yoga and more than 5 of teaching. She was already a sporty person but she came into yoga to learn how to control the mind, relieve anxiety and depression issues and find balance in the day to day life. She teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin yoga, SUP yoga and meditation.
She has trained in India, Ireland and Spain and she is actually working for a hotel in the Canary islands.
In her classes she works with the needs and energy of the group, the natural elements, the current climate and the moon phases. Also including the use of sacred sounds, using the voice and other instruments for healing.
Her passion is to connect the physical body with the mental and emotional ones, elevating your awareness, finding peace within and creating the best version of yourself.
“Yoga is beautiful self-love journey”
Yoga came into Kristen’s life when she started her massage therapy journey. It became very important to her that in order to have a healthy and long career, that she would need healthy and strong mobility. During her 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2022, Kristen realized that she was not only embarking on a healthy physical journey, but her personal spiritual journey. Learning how to unify the mind body and spirit has opened up the possibilities that not only yoga can have on her and other’s lives, but also through massage as well. It is now Kristen’s mission to learn and grow in all aspects, mind body and soul, so that she can help herself and others on their journey.
Kristen completed her 500 RYT in 2023 with the experience in trainings of Hatha and Ashtanga vinyasa. Catering to all levels of practice, beginners and up. She believes that yoga should never be something that anyone is intimidated by, but that meets you where you are in your own body.
Esme is a passionate Yoga Teacher, Ecstatic Dance DJ, and Life Coach. With over 450 hours of training in Vinyasa and Yin Yoga, Esme's teaching style is fluid, feminine, and strengthening. She has taught yoga at retreat centers around the world, onboard luxury superyachts, and currently teaches in Newquay, Cornwall.
Esme's morning yoga classes are grounding, fluid and energising. While her evening classes feature meditations, breath-work and restorative poses, all paired with crafted playlists that transport you to another world.
She completed her first yoga certification in 2013 with Awakened Life School of Yoga and has since trained with Meghan Currie and Peaceful Warriors Yoga in 2019.
If you're looking for a week of yoga, empowerment and sailing. Esme is the perfect choice for you!
Renáta is from the Czech Republic and lived in London for 14 years and in Malta for 8 years.
She became certified in Hatha Yoga in 2005 in London and has been practicing yoga ever since. She is also an advanced practitioner in Thai Yoga Massage and Access Bars Therapy for many years. Yoga is Renáta's daily source of energy. She often incorporates Donna Eden's energy medicine moves into her yoga routines, which she finds immensely beneficial.
Her passion for physical movement was evident from a young age, as she trained in gymnastics up to her teenage years. Afterward, she discovered her intense hobby and passion for competitive Latin dance, followed by contemporary dance until her late twenties.
Before becoming certified in Hatha Yoga in 2005, she completed a one-year program in Contemporary Dance studies at the London Contemporary Dance School (The Place) in 2004.
Renáta naturally transitioned into a life of yoga and loves teaching it.
She also has a deep appreciation for sunshine, the sea, traveling, and adventures. Therefore, she invites you to join her on a Yoga sailing holiday adventure in Croatia.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest of the United States, Natalie now resides near Florence, Italy where she recently relocated with her partner and her pup. Natalie's relationship with yoga spans over twenty years. She has been devoted to teaching traditional yoga philosophies and practices for the last decade. In that time, yoga has grown from a purely physical experience to a holistic reintegration and reclamation of her true self. Yoga has contributed greatly to her physical and mental wellbeing, emotional growth, fulfillment of her life's purpose, and clarity on her spiritual journey.
Natalie is a 500-hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and a mentor for other yoga teachers. She remains a lifelong student of the Himalayan Tradition. Her teacher is Pandit Rajmani Tigunait of the Himalayan Institute. She is both grateful and humbled to receive and, in turn, to pass on the wisdom of the unbroken lineage of the Himalayan Masters. This is a lineage which reaches back several thousand years.
Natalie shares a personalized approach to traditional tantric yoga, a methodology which works directly with energy to positively transform the way we experience life, our individual identity and our place in the world. The form this practice takes is called Vinyasa Krama which translates to 'wise progression'. Vinyasa Krama interweaves asana, pranayama, yoga nidra, mantra, meditation and more. Natalie offers accessible and meaningful yoga experiences of a universally spiritual nature. These experiences are intended to strengthen and purify the body, calm and stabilize the mind, release self-limiting beliefs, and to manage vital energy. Most importantly, to help to facilitate a reconnection with the soul. Natalie is passionate about these teachings and her way of sharing them is very approachable. She believes in customizing the practices to accommodate each individual and adds a generous dose of kindness and humor to help everyone to feel at ease.
In addition to her 500-hour yoga teacher certification, Natalie is certified to teach Vishoka Meditation and Yoga Nidra and to provide holistic Life coaching. Natalie is the lead teacher on Śakti Sādhanā and Embodied Śakti, a 200-hour and a 300-hour yoga teacher training respectively. She is also the founder of Imagine Fest, a yoga and music festival in Malibu California and Śakti Rising, a sustainable yoga apparel company. Her most recent project is La Vita è bella, a life coaching practice based in Italy. Learn more about Natalie at www.NatalieBackmanYoga.com
My name is Emeli. I am a Vinyasa yoga teacher from Bulgaria. I have been practicing yoga for 5 years. My work place is Sport Center Europe /Sofia, Bulgaria/. For me yoga is about the balance between strength and flexibility, exertion, and releasing. My classes combine both strength and mobility work in a dynamic, Vinyasa flow style. After experiencing positive changes on my own body, I decided to start teaching to help others find healing for their bodies. I encourage my students to find their edge through breath and focus.
"Creating joy & resilience through the experience of yoga."
Certified in 2016 and practicing since the age of 16, Becca has 15+ years of yoga experience. Over the years, she has found a passion for creating yoga classes that are accessible to all with a focus on the student listening to the needs of their own body in order to create a sense of autonomy & empowerment. Becca has a passion for learning about tools to aid in nervous system regulation that are influenced &/ or coincide with the practice of yoga. To learn more about the newest research, Becca went back to school to pursue a degree in psychology with a certificate in contemplative inquiry at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Her best-loved classes included; Neuroscience, the Art & Science of Meditation, Zen Anthropology, and the Science of Stress - Stress Management & Biofeedback. Her research focused on yoga as a tool for women with PTSD, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, and finding balance between the mystical and the science in yoga.
Liz is an innovative Yoga/Fitness and Wellness leader and teacher based in NYC. She has over fifteen years of experience creating programs for a wide variety of settings with diverse demographics such as fitness clubs, boutique studios, resorts, private homes, public schools, non profits, universities, and community centers. Fitness certifications include: Vinyasa Yoga (Yoga Vida), Prema Yoga Therapeutics (PURE Yoga), Barre (Exhale) Group Fitness (AFAA), Indoor Cycling (Schwinn), Pilates (Lila Flow), Stretch (Stretc*d).
She has designed and hosted retreats at The Good Hope Tree House (Jamaica), Jackie’s on the the Reef (Jamaica), The Hotel Dylan (Woodstock, NY), and Farm House (Highlands, NJ). She has also taught Yoga, Meditation, and Fitness at Sandals and Hilton Rose Hill resorts in Jamaica.
Liz was the National Director of Fitness and Yoga for Exhale Spa, the interim Director of Learning and Development for Stretch*d. She currently teaches at several Equinox locations all over NYC and consults with Become Yoga School.
Raised in a Yogic family, Luciana has always been fascinated by the power of mind-breath-body connection. Originally from Argentina, her journey has taken her across continents. Luciana has lived, studied, and shared the gift of yoga in diverse corners of the world for the last 10 years, including, Australia, Europe, Scandinavia, India, and Japan. Currently based in Amsterdam, Nederland, this global immersion has not only enriched her practice but also cultivated a deep appreciation for the universal essence of yoga.
Officially trained and certified in Hatha-Vinyasa, Yin, Reiki, Mindfulness, Breathwork, Embodied Movement, and Somatics, Luciana seamlessly weaves together these diverse modalities to craft a unique and holistic yoga experience.
Her goal is to create a warm, safe, and welcoming space that encourages students to embrace their authenticity. By guiding practitioners to focus on their inner selves, Luciana facilitates a journey of self-discovery, helping to expand internal awareness and explore the relationship between our physical being and our vital energy.
Whether you are a seasoned yogi or stepping onto the mat for the first time, her guidance will lead you to move, breathe, and connect with your inner self. Expect a harmonious blend of movement, breathwork, and mindfulness that nurtures both body and soul.
Emily Koski has been practicing yoga for most of her life and teaching for the last few years. You may have joined one of her classes in Nebraska (her home base) or around the world possibly in Ecuador or Fiji.... she travels, a lot. Emily's classes are mainly some vinyasa flow style, often a bit of traditional yoga practice mixed with some fun transitions and feel good movements. After completing several YTT's (over 900hrs worth) you can expect a good variety from her classes. She has also started to dive deeper into the Ayurveda studies the last couple of years by completing a 300 hr course to be a certified Ayurveda coach, speeding one month at an Ayurveda center in Nepal, and other workshops, so if you have any health or curious questions about Ayurveda she is always up for a chat about that ! Aside from yoga Emily is a mediocre marathon runner, dog lover (hide your puppies, she will kidnap them, just kidding), garden enthusiasts (herbalist wannabe), and she is always hungry (for knowledge, and food). Anything else you wish to know about Emily you just have to ask her , she is very kind and patient and would love to know about you as well.