Teacher biographies


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Jenni as Yoga Teacher in Casa Zen


Originally from British Columbia, Canada, I have been living and loving in Costa Rica for the last four years. I have had the privilege of studying yoga around the world, and certified to teach Anusara yoga in 2010. I believe that yoga is a mental, spiritual and physical practice that is suitable for everyone; your yoga practice will change and grow with you, and meet you where you are on your journey, here and now. I look forward to sharing practice with you, many blessings!




I have some qualifications in my life: mechanical engineer, professional mountain guide, relationship counselor, but all these qualifications are not important in the way of yoga. I have practiced and studied the yoga of Kashmir for five years with Daniel Odier, Natalie Delay and Eric Baret. Thanks to Daniel I had the opportunity to know the deep samadhi and afterwards the opening of the heart and Awakening. The integration of these non-experiences have taken some years: I met suffering, depression and loneliness. Now the practice of the sole presence of the moment’s reality is what remains; a never ending listening. I left Italy and I’m now living in Costa Rica where I propose the practice of this marvelous tradition.




To be a teacher you must first be a student. I practiced for years without the intention of becoming a teacher. I was enthralled with the growth I witnessed not only in my daily asana but in my approach to the world around and within me.  After over 600 hours YTT I have developed my continually evolving style.  Coined, ‘Creative Dynamic Vinyasa’ I integrate Hatha, Power, Advanced, Prenatal, Yin, Bikram and Restorative yoga into a broad and energetic flow.  I focus greatly on transitions requiring a mindful presence and a pairing of breath with movement.  I encourage my students to listen to their bodies and provide what they needs, knowing when to find an edge and when to step back. Above all I believe yoga should not be a stressful experience but a time to be playful, abandon expectations and judgement, treat challenges as opportunities and be curious about ourselves and our place in the world.





Joe teaches 3 Hearts Yoga, an intuitive yoga practice that honors the three heart bodies, physical, prana and spirit. In the tradition of Sri Krishnamacharya, “The Teacher Of The Teachers”, breath initiates movement to create a four part practice into oneness. The postures initiate the “Energy Locks”. These locks facilitate the breath and that seamless, relaxing and energetic breathing initiates movement, bringing the practitioner into the heart, into meditation, our natural state of being. Mark Whitwell and Ana Forrest are major influences and Ashtangavinyasa, yoga therapy and meditation techniques permeate his classes. Joe is a teacher trainer and has had the honor of teaching yoga all over the world for the past 16 years. He founded the “Yoga Union”, in Portland OR.and created the Teacher Training Yoga Shala and Dormitory at “The Sanctuary”, in Thailand. He is eternally grateful for his many gifted teachers over the years who have shared their precious time and infinite wisdom.




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