Teacher biographies


 

Take a look and get to know our talented international team of teachers!

 

Jenni as Yoga Teacher in Casa Zen

Jen

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!

 

 

Nicolo

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.

 

 

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Sija

Since I was a little girl I have loved to be in movement. For over twelve years I have been teaching dance in different styles, like jazz, modern and salsa. After receiving my Research Master’s degree in Psychology, I  was able to combine my knowledge and skills of the human psyche, physiology and movement in studying Dance and Movement therapy (DMT). For three years I have had the opportunity to give sessions in DMT. For the last 8 years I have been traveling the world. In Costa Rica I found my second home. Here, I discovered the transformative power of Yoga. Through the years I have practiced different styles of yoga (Kundalini, Vinyasa, Hatha and Anusara). I finally specialized in Vinyasa Flow and received a 200 hr Teacher Training with Angela Boltz. Other teacher trainings enriched my practice, like YogaDance by Rika Lukac. I am very happy and grateful to be back in this lovely town and willing to share the transforming and nourishing power of Vinyasa Flow Yoga. And for the ones who share a love for dancing, I have a special YogaDance class on Friday afternoon!

 

 

joe

Joe

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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