DISCONNECT AND DEEPEN YOUR YOGA PRACTISE IN PARADISE WITH A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF STUDIO AND BEACH YOGA - ALL LEVELS OF YOGA VERY WELCOME. QIGONG / TAI CHI + MINDFULNESS CLASSES ALSO AVAILABLE NOW ON SELECT RETREATS
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 your mat + props, and iced water for every class. just bring some comfortable yoga gear and you are ready to go :)
Yoga class locations
to embrace the natural beauty of Santa catalina, and ground your practice, we often combine a class where you can get your feet in the sand, literally :) we couple beach yoga with classes in our tranquil open-air yoga shala with ocean views and our waterfront yoga deck. you'll experience your yoga classes listening to the calming sounds of the ocean and the abundant sounds of wildlife all around you.
MEET OUR YOGA INSTRUCTORS
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
STEPHANIE ROSENBLUM – E-RYT 500HOUR, Creator OF YEAH YOGA. w/ training in vinyasa, yin, restorative, bhatki, theraputics + katonah yoga
Stephanie teaches connection, exploration of body awareness and a willingness to move differently. Her yoga style is an unexpected blend of strong and playful. Her energizing flows embody curiosity, complexity and lighthearted vibes into creative sequences that lovingly push and expand just beyond what you may think is possible.
stephanie creates funky playlists that match the beat of the breath with pauses for alignment and reflection and offers energetic assists, muscle melting adjustments and supported prop play. Her methods will grant you the physical and mental freedom to challenge self-imposed boundaries, drop previous assumptions and melt in acceptance.
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).
Brenda Lyons - RYT 200, M.A.,
brenda has been involved in the world of health and wellness since she was a teen. During her 30 years of teaching in international schools, Brenda has taught Qigong, Yoga, Mindfulness and Tai Chi to students and adults at all age levels. She has also published articles internationally in the areas of health and well-being. Her aim in all of her teachings is to inspire and empower people through physical movement to tap into the healing energy within for better health and a feeling of well-being.
Over the past 15 years brenda has studied with master teachers Shiva Rea, Erich Schiffman, Baron Baptiste, and Angela Farmer, and has earned additional certifications in teaching Yoga for Stress Relief, Yoga for Seniors, Creative Yoga for Kids, Kripalu Yoga in the Schools for Teens, and Partner Yoga. brenda is also a licensed instructor for the .b (Dot B) Mindfulness in Schools Project for grade 6-12 students, a facilitator for the Mindful Ambassador program, and trained in the signature Google Mindfulness program – Search Inside Yourself.
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