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We have many teachers in store for you this summer . Coming from far a field and keen to offer their own take on the various dynamic styles of yoga available these days. Our scedule is pretty much full now and below are the dates of each teacher along with a brief biography and some words to desribe what a class with any given teacher will be like. Most teachers stay for around two to three weeks which makes staying with us long term very interesting from the point of view of immersing yourself in the teachings of many great yoga teachers.
Please read the biography of your chosen week so you are familiar with the style and form of your teacher.
The level of yoga is mixed general which is designed to suit student of all levels from beginner to intermediate.
This years teachers are below
Jemma Jane Gore
: Harijati Teaching 19-26 May 2018 Villa Sold out
Cari-Ann Jagger Sold out
Tina Russo was Born on December 7th, 1968 in Toronto, Canada and I graduated after 4 years of College with an Arts diploma.
After years of study of living with my inner struggles, I attended Acting classes and was involved in the Acting & Film industry!
During that time i become deeply involved on a journey of Spiritual Detoxing, to discover my own Inner Happiness.
Through my inner desire to find this happiness & renewal of my spirit, deep within my soul. I was guided to a practice that comes from my cells memory, the discovery of my Passion, Yoga.
As my journey with my Passion continues after 16years, I have become a silent witness to my own well-being. Aware and observing without judgement or expectations, my breath brings me in touch with my own soul.
The transformation of mind, body and spirit. The yoke, the union, has inspired and transformed my physical and mental well-being.
Achieving a balance in my everyday life reaching a state of inner calmness, that brings a beautiful sense of peace.
My love for my practice keeps moving up the ladder of enlightenment! I am registered and recognized by the U.S. Yoga Alliance with over 500RYT,my training techniques in Hatha,Vinyasa flow,Ashtanga,Yin yoga, Bhakti, Restorative, chair yoga, SATCHIDANANDA,Sivananda,Iyengar,yoga therapy,kids yoga, kritan,meditation
Today I am dedicated to sharing my blessings and passion with people who are guided to the journey of practice yoga.
I am a Independent Yogini,I am registered and recognized by the U.S. Yoga Alliance with over 500RYT,my studies,training and techniques are in Hatha,Vinyasa flow,Ashtanga,Yin yoga, Bhakti, Restorative, chair yoga,SATCHIDANANDA,Sivananda,Iyengar, yoga therapy,kids yoga, kritan,meditationsince 2009 and also a freelance writer and Photographer and been on a journey of travel through India and Europe for the past 3years. I teach private yoga classes and love to do energy healing upon request. Presently I am living in Spain’s Balearic Islands between Mallorca & now Ibiza,with the beauty of Mother Nature surrounding me. My Love for Yoga goes beyond 15years of Appreciation and all its Healing Powers along my journey in life. I am Happy to be a witness to the grand evolution of the practice of Yoga being loved in Abundance. To give back to more people willing to embrace this beautiful practice is a blessing of my spirit and brings me great Joy
Born and raised in England, Claire moved to the beautiful coastal city of Santa Monica, California where she began to truly deepen her yoga practice.
During her time there, she dedicated herself to the disciplines of hot Vinyassa Ashtanga and Yin Yoga. As her practice grew, Claire soon realised that there was much more to yoga than the physical practice and decided to further her journey by completing her teacher training with Yoga Linda, Barcelona. It was there that she found her lifelong love for yogic philosophy and the mind/body/spirit connection.
Throughout her years in Southern California, Claire developed a keen interest in Buddhist philosophy and discovered a synergy between Buddhism and Yoga that lies in the cultivation of the mind's natural capacity for concentration through breath awareness and meditation. Cultivating the mind set of letting go to embrace and accept is something Claire encourages students to do throughout their practice.
Creating a yoga sequence is a form of artistic expression for Claire and her love for teaching shows in every class.
Her approach to yoga is a deep physical and psychological practice that moves beyond a mere physical experience to make the spiritual yogic inquiry authentic and relevant to our lives.
Jemma’s passion for movement began in early childhood with a love for ballet, gymnastics and the creative arts. Yoga has supported her career as a performer throughout adult life keeping her supple and strong both physically and mentally. Jemma see’s Yoga as an ancient science and firmly believes that daily Asana practice can fix many physical ailments. Her classes are heavily focused on the union of the breath with movement creating that beautiful ‘flow’. When a student masters this, the Asana’s become like a moving meditation and that is when transformation begins both physically, mentally and so spiritually. These positive changes in attitude towards life, makes Yogis the happiest people to walk the Earth. Jemma’s favorite quote is ‘practice and all is coming’, sometimes we all need a little guidance in life but often do not know where to turn or which path to follow. Yoga can help us to just breathe, let go and surrender, then like magic all the parts just fall into place and everything comes together. Mind, Body and Soul in union just like the nature of this beautiful planet we call home, everything is connected and when we know this we find peace.
Jemma trained in Ashtanga with the famous Vijay Amar, known for his infectious personality and strict teaching style. She has since shared her knowledge of Yoga all over the globe; teaching teachers at the Universal Yoga Centre in Goa, Vikasa Yoga Center in Thailand, ceremonial retreats, festivals and private classes in London and across Europe. She continues to learn and develop her teaching style through the many unique students she has had the pleasure to work with. Her classes are dynamic but slow enough to allow for correct alignment and introspection. Suitable for all levels, props, assists and adaptations for every body! Jemma likes to take the competitiveness away from the yoga studio ‘its your Yoga so don’t be comparing it to anyone else’s, strive only to be a better version of you!’
Lindsay willbe teaching a mixed level class ~ Villa Roca & Pagoda Garden ~ 27th May - 8th June 2018
Lindsay is a devoted yogini, teacher and lover of life, known for her reassuring authenticity and emotional depth. Practicing yoga from an early age, she went on to merge her passion for yoga and healing through earning her MA degree in Holistic Health. She has now spent many years teaching people to slow down and to become present, empowering her students to look within themselves to find the wisdom that they seek. Her home base is on Maui, Hawaii, where she weaves the gentle beauty of the island around her into daily life, where the warm winds, waterfalls and ocean constantly reflect the nature of embodied presence.
Lindsay recieved her first yoga alliance teacher training certification in 2004 at Yoga On Main in Philadelphia. Continuing her training in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, she completed a comprehensive 650-hour program, integrating somatic psychology with key principles of yoga.
More recently, Lindsay has continued her studies of yoga with her teacher, Tias Little, through Prajna Yoga School, completing a 500-hour yoga teaching certification . Rooted in Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga, as well as Buddhist meditation, Prajna yoga classes weavetogether mindfulness of breath, heart and mind through intelligent sequencing, alignment and the wisdom traditions.
With much gratitude and lightheartedness, Lindsay’s classes integrate a blend of all of her training into a vinyasa style class suited for all levels. With warmth and compassion,
she provides a supportive atmosphere that holds space for insight and integration to naturally occur, offering a contemplative, deep and breath centered practice.
Vanessa teaches yoga one to one as well as to groups, she is also a Reiki Master, Shamanic Arts Practitioner, and has been a voice over artist for the past twenty years, writing, recording and editing scripts for TV, Radio and the internet.
She lives in Suffolk, works freelance in Suffolk, Spain and London, and has two grown up children and three cats.
She is a drama graduate from Kent University and Trinity College Dublin and has worked as a physical theatre practitioner/performer (Artistic Director), and within television production for many years. She also writes plays, novels and poetry, which she performs live at various festivals and venues.
Vanessa is a Vegan and loves growing vegetables, fruits and herbs.
Vanessa teaches Vinyasa Flow Yoga to upbeat music. She trained with Alessandra Pecorella at The Aditya Yoga School, London, accredited by Yoga Alliance. Vanessa has taught yoga in hospitals, television studios, music venues, green rooms and outside in nature, to all kinds of groups and individuals. She puts emphasis on self-healing, self-empowerment, self-love, kindness, positivity and fun by transforming energy within the body. She loves teaching beginners, right through to advanced levels, and also mentors yoga teachers in training.
Vinyasa Flow is an energetic branch of modern yoga that stems from the teachings of Krishnamacharya – “The Father of modern yoga.”
Vanessa also teaches meditation including techniques of pranayama, Sanskrit chanting with the Harmonium, and visualisation.
I have been dancing and active since being a young girl growing up in Los Angeles. I started as a personal trainer when I was 19 to put myself through helicopter school. When life sent me to live in London I put flying on hold and began a serious practice of yoga and fell in love. After having two children I realized my pull to teach was growing and I soon completed my first 200hr training program and I haven't looked back. My classes are like me, serious but silly, playful and a bit tricky.
I never planned to become a yoga instructor, but life just pushed me into teaching yoga. After 5 years of successful top-manager’s career in international company with crazy schedule and 6-10 flights per month, I was diagnosed an autoimmune disorder. Regular yoga practice has cured me completely and I started getting deeper and deeper into the subject of yoga, as a result – ended up studying in India. Years after I got certified in Anatomy Trains in motion – holistic anatomy approach by Tom Myers and designed a special yoga anatomy course for yoga teachers – WhY anatomy.
My interest to yoga somehow brought healing into my life and I started travelling all over the globe to study from amazing teachers different healing methods from ancient Indian candle healing, Japanese meditations, shamanic trips to Medicine Dharma Reiki.
My motto is – don't carry the light, be the light!
Zoe Quiney is a 200hr Yoga Alliance trained Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic Practitioner. She is passionate about empowering people to become their own healer and to find a sense of stability and security within themselves through Yoga, diet and lifestyle. She recently trained as a yoga teacher in India where she fell in love with the culture and hopes to infuse their passion, kindness and celebration for life into all her classes.
Teaching a mixed level class at Villa Roca and Pagoda Garden 4th - 18th May Also 29th July - 11th August.
I am passionate about the health benefits that Yoga has brought to my life, on and off the mat, and feel a deep sense of gratitude that I get to now share this.
Having been trained with a background in performance, movement and dance, I have always enjoyed the physical and viewed the body as a wonderful tool for expression.
Dabbling in various styles of Yoga over the last 10ish years from Bikram to Ashtanga, it was only when I discovered Vinyasa Flow whilst in Thailand that I immediately was drawn to the creative sequencing and sense of grounding and inner peace it gave me.
That is when my own practice deepened and I made the the life changing decision to train as a Yoga Teacher which was partly in Spain and in London.
My 200 hr TT was with FLY Frog Lotus, which has given me the solid tools to teach creative, intelligent flow style Classes for all levels, with an emphasis on alignment and safety in the postures.
Your week with me will cover
Daily Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Key Pranayama Techniques
Accompanied by a great playlist, a sense of fun, & lightness.
The Journey is the destination
Federica will be teaching a mixed level class at Villa Roca / Pagoda Garden 1st - 13th July and the 9th - 21st Sept.
I first experienced yoga three years ago. At first, I was just curious and thought I could use it to complement my fitness routine (gym and pole dancing) – I saw it as nothing more than a series of postures and stretching exercises, which could help me develop strength and flexibility and increase muscular length. Because my initial approach was mainly physical, I chose to practice Ashtanga, which I found dynamic and engaging.
The more I practiced, the more I realized that yoga is something else. I learned the importance of breathing, understood the connection between breathing and movement, and discovered that practicing yoga opens our energetic channels as well as our minds, helping us to reach higher levels of consciousness. Physical exercise is just a way in which we access our spiritual dimension.
After practicing for two years, I decided to deepen my knowledge of Ashtanga by spending one month in Goa, India, to study and practice in a yoga school. My training included philosophy, anatomy, alignment, pranayama and meditation techniques. At the end of my month in India, I received the Yoga Alliance 200-hour certificate, which allows me to teach. Following my experience in Goa, yoga has become more than a physical practice for me. It’s become a state of mind, a way of living and interacting with the world.
Even though when I am on my own I practice Ashtanga, which gives me discipline and helps me to stay focused, I usually teach Dynamic Vinyasa flow classes (influenced by Ashtanga). I like Vinyasa Flow because it gives me the opportunity to use my creativity and focus on specific parts of the body.
The goal of my yoga classes is to guide people towards a healthy lifestyle, mental peace and a deeper level of physical fitness. It’s all about developing the body-mind-spirit awareness.
I am based in Milan, Italy, where I teach individuals and groups at both beginner and intermediate levels. For each of my classes, I plan and design integrated and balanced lessons that take into account my students’ experience, physical ability and specific requests. Of fundamental importance is assisting them in postures, helping to find their perfect pose, always keeping their bodies safe during the practice.
Teaching a mixed level ~ September 2018 at Villa Roca and Pagoda Garden
To me, Yoga is a philosophy, a way of life and also a healing method for
body, mind and soul.
I want to offer my students a way to strengthen their bodies, calm their
minds and create healing from within. I teach beginning, intermediate and
My life has brought me to Yoga eight years ago.
Apart from an anatomical focus and correct alignment in the asanas,
becoming more aware and existing in this world with an open heart is what
is important to me. I teach Yoga to communicate awareness and love, instead
of fear. Meditation and mindfulness - instead of hurry and greed.
I understand Yoga in the classic sense oft he Sutras as the interaction of all
the eight limbs and have been studying the yogic literature for a long time
now. I have been teaching Yoga in Milan, India and California.
Recently, I have completed the advanced 500 hours teacher training in
beautiful Agonda, India, where I could further deepen my teaching
experience in terms of anatomical focuses and connect to the great
spirituality of India.
My teaching styles reach from Vinyasa Flow to Low Flow and Yin. I am
happy to lead workshops both on condition based yoga, teach specific targetgroups and teach on philosophical and spiritual topics.
Teaching in 2018 a Mid July for 2 weeks
Rebecca Hannah Bio
Rebecca is the Creator of Urban Love Warrior Yoga, Co-creator of Inspirer Yoga for teens and top teacher and trainer for Yogic Arts, KiDo Kids Yoga and Teach Yoga London. The styles of yoga she teaches include Yogic Arts, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Partner Yoga, yoga for children and teenagers and yoga and mindfulness for Special Needs and Mental Health. She is also trained in Calisthenics and natural body movement which she integrates into her teaching.
Coming from a performance background Rebecca initially trained as a physical theatre performer and director in Circus, Commedia Dell'arte and Mime. These mediums have had a big influence on her yoga style which integrates the core strength and flexibility drills of circus alongside the precession and postural awareness of mime. Her training in mime and clowning has had a big impact on her philosophy to teaching which is about encouraging students to be present and find a sense of play creativity in their practice moving away from the mat at times and exploring their relationship with the space through partner work, wall work, floor sliding and the use of props e.g. blocks and straps. Through this she aims to help strengthen, align and balance the body whilst challenging students to question how the way they interact physically with the space and people around them has a direct impact on their posture, breathe, thoughts, emotions and relationships with both themselves and others.
Rebecca’s style and philosophy is also heavily influenced by her passion for community work and creating opportunities for the vulnerable and at risk to build their confidence, find their expression and make a positive difference to their lives. She set up the first Community Yoga studio in her City Urban Love Warrior and was the first practitioner in the country to set up and deliver a Special Needs Yoga Festival for young people and adults with learning difficulties. Having worked as a College Lecturer for the past six years Rebecca is experienced in creating and delivering yoga and mindfulness programmes into the Education System. She has also created and delivered programmes and retreats for the Mental Health Service working with young people and adults with a range of different barriers including homelessness, poverty and abuse.
Rebecca teaches trainings, festivals, retreats and workshops all across Europe, Asia and America and is the lead assistant and co-teacher for Master Duncan Wong. Alongside her teaching experience Rebecca is a performer, writer, life coach and motivational speaker and has represented companies including Jade Yoga (America), Fujitsu (Japan), Elephant Journal (America) and the BBC and Arts Council (UK).
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