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
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.
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