DISCONNECT AND DEEPEN YOUR YOGA PRACTICE IN PARADISE - ALL LEVELS OF YOGA VERY WELCOME.
At Santa catalina retreats, our yoga style includes Hatha, Vinyasa, ashtanga and Kundalini. Focusing on the breath, fundamental postures and having fun playing with new challenges. All levels are welcome as our instructors will adapt poses to suit your ability.
Yoga is also a perfect compliment to surfing - developing your strength, flexibility and balance. Especially great for stretching out the shoulders, back and opening the hips after your surf session!
our yoga classes vary between 1 - 2 hours, with between 1 - 2 classes each day depending on your retreat. we provide high quality manduka pro mats + luxury props, just bring some comfortable yoga gear and you are ready to go :)
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MEET OUR YOGA INSTRUCTORS
NIKKI MARTIN - 200HR RYT VINYASA, 200HR TEACHER TRAINER, 50HR RYT YIN
Nikki came to yoga in 2012, drawn by the strength, grace and physical challenge of yoga and a desire to forge a path to peace and happiness in her life. She quickly fell in love with the practice and how it enriched all facets of her life - physical, mental, spiritual and philosophical.
As a teacher she is passionate about providing space, permission and guidance for her students to connect with and listen to their own bodies and what they need in the moment, while challenging them to step into, or out of, discomfort when it serves. To that teaching style she adds her love of fiery and challenging Vinyasa, arm balances, playful transitions, and the time and space to experience the breath and be present in the body, despite distractions of the mind.
Nikki is a full time yoga teacher, Lululemon Ambassador and published author. This dynamic and creative side of Nikki emanates through her classes.
Nikki’s classes can best be described as an energy based flow. Powerful and dynamic, movement based Vinyasa for the mornings and in the evening some slow flow combined with deep stretch to settle the body. you can follow nikki @nikki_possibilities
EVA SION - E-200RYT HATHA + THAI YOGA MASSAGE THERAPSIT
Eva´s spiritual journey began in 2000 after completing her university degree in History of Art. What should have lasted 1 year initially, ended up a life-changing experience.
Yoga, that was initially a self-practice to stretch after surfing, became part of her daily routine as she learned from many masters. This took her to India in 2010, where she fell deeper into the practice, leading her to take a Yoga Teacher Training Certificate in Satyananda Ashram in Nasik, Mumbai. here she not only mastered her yoga practice but also deepened into meditation and a yogic lifestyle.
Coming from the Satyananda tradition, Eva facilitates eclectic Yoga classes, a blend of different styles depending on the experience level and needs of students. Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Pranayamas, Dance, Meditations, Laughter yoga, Thai-Yoga and Yoga Nidra are mixed in this adventure that Eva adapts. Her classes are centered in developing self-body consciousness and releasing muscular and mental tensions, this is her specialty from many years of experience as Thai-Yoga massage therapist. Eva believe's that health is the capacity for adaptation and movement and aims to transmit this to her all students. you can read more about eva @ evasionthaiyoga.com
MEET KIMILLA - 200 RYT Hatha Yoga + Meditation, Kundalini Yoga Level 1 & 2, Kinesiology PKP, Reiki Master, Pre-Natal + Kids Yoga
Kimilla is a yoga teacher and surfer, living by the ocean in Byron Bay, Australia. Raised in a pristine place, Kimilla discovered yoga as a child and like surfing, it spoke directly to her heart. Yoga was her saving grace during her teenage years and at age 20 in Sri Lanka began the desire to share and teach yoga.
Kimilla's surf yoga retreats are an immersion in yoga and surfing, with multiple classes throughout the day to shift energy blocks, improve flexibility and strengthen the entire being - body, mind, spirit. Her retreats are created for all people who want to let go, have fun and to step into a magical adventure.
In 2016 she started her YouTube channel KimillaTV to share her stories and her online Yoga School to provide yoga classes to all people all over the world for free.
MEET FABI - 200RYT ASHTANGA VINYASA hatha + YIN
Born in Brazil, Fabi spent part of her childhood in South Africa & India. Fabi has always been drawn by the elements of Nature to heal her body and nourish her soul, and has been encouraged to embody movement in different creative expressions and exercises which allowed her to develop great body awareness and understanding. She believes her personal essence resonates lightness integrated with loving kindness and supportive strength. Following her instincts, she has never stopped studying and considers sharing her knowledge to be a true gift and a blessing on its own.
fabi is a bilingual Holistic Therapist, Functional Sports Nutritionist, Naturopath and Mindfulness facilitator with an extensive healthcare experience of over a decade and a solid background in yoga, mindfulness & wellbeing. As a yoga teacher she is RYT 200hr trained in Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin by schools in India and Australia since 2015 and is currently undergoing further training in New York (ISHTA Yoga) for her advanced 500hr certification in Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra.
MEET MICHELLE - 500RYT INTEGRATED VINYASA
Michelle has been practicing Yoga for over 20 years and teaching yoga and leading retreats since 2007. her travels taking her all over the globe from jamaica, Costa Rica, Mexico, Italy and Panama.
michelle teaches an integrated Vinyasa practice focused on proper alignment and building core strength. Focusing on proper alignment helps her students tao into the metaphysical benefits of the practice. Her style fuses her training in traditional Hatha yoga schools – Iyengar and Ashtanga – with her training in Core Strength Vinyasa Flow.
Michelle brings a deep meditation practice to her classes as well having studied many forms of Buddhist and Hindu meditation. she has studied and practiced in some of the top yoga studios in New York City and continues to train under some of the leaders in the field. Michelle also teaches yoga in some of the top corporations in NYC which brings yoga and mindfulness to the workplace through Balance Integration. she also brings an impressive playlist to each class and an incredible sense of humor and intellect. her classes are always loved by all!
MEET CANDACE - 500 RYT HATHA,, CHILDREN’S YOGA, PRENATAL YOGA + MINDFULNESS. STUDIO OWNER - SOUTHTOWN YOGA, FOUNDER - ELEPHANT POWER: MINDFULNESS AND YOGA FOR KIDS.
Candace’s rich teachings are informed by the knowledge, experience, and wisdom that over 20 years of teacher experience provides. She continues to teach children, educators, and yoga practitioners and those who want to teach yoga.
As a student, on her mat and off, Candace delves deeper into self-growth, with a strong emphasis on mindfulness and meditation as a practice. Yoga combined with mindfulness lead Candace to greater clarity, purpose, and self-love. Candace remains a student first, which she believes is vitally important to being a strong teacher.
Candace truly believes in joy, in practicing yoga with humility and effort, doing your best, and allowing yourself some effortless grace as you do it :)
CYDNEY TUCKER - 200-HR E-RYT YOGA CERTIFICATION, 50-HR KATONAH YOGA, 30-HR TRAUMA INFORMED TRAINING, 30-HR ACA SUP YOGA
Cydney Tucker is a world traveler, certified yoga instructor and passionate New York based journalist with an M.A in Journalism from Columbia University. She received her E-RYT 200 HR in New York City and has been an avid instructor for many years teaching at esteemed NYC studios including, The Studio, Shakktibarre and Yoga for the People. Cydney brings a ray of sunshine to every class, combined with her indepth knowledge of the yoga practice and years of study. She also has an intuition for matching eclectic music with accessible poses (all while smiling of course!)
Eager to help others develop a mindfulness practice, Cydney is also the founder and CEO of Colors of Ohm, a non-profit organization working to bridge the gap between people of color and wellness opportunities through mindfulness workshops and yoga retreats.
IAN PESCOD - 200 RYS ASHTANGA VINYASA
Student of Yoga. Passionate about oriental philosophies such as Taoism, Buddhism, Zen and Tantra. Began his path into Yoga in 2012 with the practice of sitting meditation, later experimenting Viniyoga, Power Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Hatha Yoga and eventually Ashtanga Yoga.
Completed a 200 hour Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher training program under ‘It’s Yoga International’ in early 2015 and has been practicing the method committedly ever since, complementing his studies under the guidance of experienced teachers such as Mariela Cruz (Costa Rica), Krista Shirley (USA), Day Christensen (USA), Michel Guiou (USA), Kristina Karitinou (Greece), Hamish Hendry (England) & Barbara Süss (Austria).
In 2016, he completed a month long trip to Mysore, India to practice under the guidance of R. Sharath Jois at the KPJAYI (Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute).
AURORA BRENES - 200 RYS VINYASA, ASHTANGA + HOLISTIC HEALTH COACH
Aurora is a certified Vinyasa Yoga instructor with a deep practice in both Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga. Aurora has had the opportunity to study with great teachers including; Seane Corn, Melanie Fawer, Nathalie Croix, Bryce Yoga, Day Christensen, Kino Mc Gregor, and Mariela Cruz.
Aurora embodies a deep respect for the tradition and lineage of Yoga, which is experienced through her classes. Her classes are a blend of alignment based asana practice, spirituality, energy work, and meditation. Aurora has been able to share her knowledge in the US and Panama; in studios, private classes, public events, workshops, and retreats.
Aurora is also a Holistic Health Coach Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Her passion and focus is on helping people heal through food and finding a deep connection between mind, body, and soul, to feel vibrant and empowered. Aurora has just returned from 9 months of a self-discovery journey throughout Asia. In her travels she spent her time deepening her yoga studies, venturing herself into the art of Thai Yoga Massage, and exploring herself