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We hope to offer a choice of at least 10 teachers visiting our yoga reterat in the 2017 season
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 :
Emily will be teaching a mixed level yoga class from the 7th May - 9th June.
I first experienced yoga as a spontaneous decision to find a lovely, calm, stretching based class that would work alongside my ballet career and at the point nothing else. What I quickly discovered however, was that yoga brings so much more than a physical practice. I began to notice the open and loving community that showed itself to me and how I was being cherished physically, emotionally and mentally in a very accepting and uncompetitive environment, something that felt completely new to me coming from years in the high demands of a young dancers career. After only a few introductions to this sacred practice, my journey with yoga began.
Federica will be teaching a mixed level class from the 30th JUly - 11th August 2017.
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 in August 2017 exact dates to be added soon.
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
Maria will be teaching a mixed level class from 18th - 30th June 2017 at Villa Roca & Pagoda Garden.
My yoga journey began a long time ago, as my mother is also a yogateacher. :) During lawschool yoga was my safe heaven, the place where I could find some peace after work and study. I loved the dynamic flow of Vinyasa and started meditating every day. After University I've had some legal jobs, worked as a HR Manager and started an own employment law company (it still exists), but the office jobs didn't make me happy. I felt a deep longing to travel the world and get to learn and understand more about yoga and the yogic lifestyle, more than the physical practice alone. My yoga journey gives me inspiration to write (building a online blog right now) and read more books about the tradition. Besides yoga I've studied Ayurveda, I'm doing an online course with David Frawley and I'm planning to give Ayurvedic consults when I'm done, this in combination with pranic healing.
My yogastyle is inspired by the Embodied Flow the teachings of Tara Judelle and Scott Lyon. Embodied Flow is term that captures a means of inquiry using the art of yoga, practices of embodiment (the felt sense of experience and anatomy, drawing on Body-Mind Centering and somatic psychotherapy), and science. I usually give strong vinyasa flow lessons, but I can also teach hatha and yin. Untill september I will be teaching on the Gili Islands of Indonesia (www.theyogaplacegili.com), two classes a day, and once or twice a week I'll give a guided meditation.
I always felt a strong desire to study Spanish, that's why I went to Salamanca when I was 16. I've forgotten it a little bit, but hopefully I get the chance to catch up in October. My dream is to live on Ibiza, teach yoga and ayurveda and write about these passions! :-)
Teaching Mixed level 1st April - 5th May & 4th - 16th June plus 24th - 29th Sept. At Villa Roca and the Pagoda Garden.
Opale has been teaching at the retreat for 10 years and practising yoga steadily since 1995.
She has been living in India for a few months a year since 1992 and studied different types of yoga. (Bks Iyengar; Astanga, Vinyasa and Vishranta Yoga).
In France, she was certified to teach Vinyasa and Vishranta Yoga by Gerard Arnaud after a 2 year teacher's training course at the Federation Francaise de Yoga in Paris.
In India, she was certified to teach Astanga Yoga after a teacher's training course at the International Purple Valley Yoga Center in Goa, directed by Julie Martin.
Both diplomas are certificated by the International Yoga Alliance.
She studied Indian philosophy, did a Vipassana Meditation retreat in India, and practised pranayama with Emil Wendels.
She taught in India, France, and now teaches in Ibiza.
About the structure of the 6 days program:
I always start the classes with basic pranayama , breathing exercises, to bring the awareness on the present moment.
On the first day I give a very detailed explanation and practice exercises to introduce the Udjai Breathing - a deep, sounding active breath, linked with the use of the Bandhas (Moola Bandha and Udyana Bandha) that will be used during the whole sessions.
I mostly teach a free style Vinyasa flowing dynamic Yoga class, influenced by Astanga Yoga. All the postures part of the primary series will be done, and also some poses from the secondary series.
The Yoga session is always guided by the awareness of the breath, by the awareness of every part of the body in action, and a great importance to the placement of the body is given in each Asana, in order to avoid pain and physical problems commonly caused by improper alignment.
All the classes will include:
- standing and balancing postures to improve physical strength and stamina.
- sitting postures, to have the students work on their flexibility, forwards and back bends, hip openers, twists and lying down postures.
- Pilates exercises, to strengthen the deep abdominal, lower back, and gluteal muscles.
The movements are always fluid and follow each one’s own rhythm of breath.
The Yoga session becomes one big flowing sequence, done with awareness and joy.
The practice finishes with a series of calming inverted postures.
Followed by a total relaxation of the body, leading to the complete release of muscles, skin and nervous system, where the body is completely passive but where the mind stays alert and present.
A state of interior calm and peace is achieved, and an access to the inner space becomes possible.
After the relaxation, I propose a short meditation, 5 to 15 minutes. Taking advantage of the more available and present mind after physical work and deep conscious relaxation.
A peace of mind is likely to be observed.
Teaching a mixed level ~ 10th - 22nd September 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 2017 a Mixed level class at Villa Roca & Pagoda Garden from the 13th - 25th August.
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).
Teaching 26th June - 1st July mixed level at Villa Roca and Pagoda Garden.
Yoga has been part of my life for more than ten years. I took part in a beginner’s Hatha Yoga course in my village in Austria, where I grew up. Having developed interest in this ancient practice and feeling inspired that there is more to life than just our daily routines my journey brought me to an extended trip through Asia, some European countries and finally to London, which I have made my home for the past four years.
Here my Yoga has taken on new dimensions when I began with the practice of Ashtanga Yoga. From that moment I knew I had started to walk a unique path, a discovery of myself, which after years of practice finally led me to the point that I wanted to share this wonderful gift with other people. I graduated as a Yoga teacher in 2013 on the magical west coast of Ibiza and meditation became an important aspect of my practice. I studied with the accredited teachers Gemma Mallol, who brought the somatic approach close to us, Susie Howell (Ibiza) and Marcela Enriquez Wakeham (London) who I can’t be grateful enough for the gifts they gave to me.
I have been teaching small groups of people and several private clients in London. My approach to teaching is from the inside out. Starting the journey by feeling the body and bringing back the awareness of our beauty and individuality, I teach a flowing practice, Vinyasa style from beginners to an intermediate level. Inspired by the different needs of the students or the group I tailor the classes to everyone’s best benefit. Through asanas, subtle movements and a ‘flowing’ practice as well as breathing techniques I invite the students to find the connection to themselves again and become the strong, balanced, confident and content persons that we naturally are.
Teaching 3th - 15th July 2016 mixed / general level at Villa Roca / Pagoda Garden
Elizabeth came to yoga about 14 years ago now having trained as a dancer she felt exhausted by the age of 20 and was looking for a practice to heal the body mind and spirit ...Having lost both her parents the spiritual nomadic path of the yogi seemed to make sense somehow ...She trained with Danny Paradise, Leela Miller, Edward Clark Michael Gannon . Jonathan Monks , Norman Blair and Ryan Spielman back in the early days. Elizabeth also spent time in India training with various Swamis and Sadhus along the way . About 6 years ago Elizabeth Started practicing with Stewart Gilchrist in Satyagraha Yoga Asana and there she found her teacher . Other recent teachers include Craig Procter, Mark Kan and Eileen Gaulthier. Having spent several seasons now teaching in Thailand at The Golden Buddha Resort on the remote island of Koh Phra Thong Elizabeth is a resident teacher here, alongside teaching at Vikasa Yoga Studios on Koh Samui Thailand and most recently she taught at ABSOLUTE SANCTUARY in Thailand where she also trained with Briony and Dice BRYCE Yoga of the famous Equinox Yoga you tube clips. Elizabeth also completed 100 hours of advanced rocket training last year with Its Yoga Thailand and is certified to teach all 3 rocket yoga sequences. Elizabeth is also a certified thai yoga massage Therapist and attuned to give reiki tummo healing level 3 shing chi 9. Elizabeth has taught internationally around Europe and Asia.
My style of yoga is dynamic passionate and full of bhakti / devotion. I teach all levels of students and we focus on developing a strong dynamic and yin healing practice which will benefit students from all walks and areas of life.
Non dogmatic, fun, challenging , stimulating, refreshing practices to awaken body and soul. My prime goal is to help each individual discover and awaken their own unique bliss.
Specialises in Back bending , heart openers ,flexibilty, Yin, Vinyasa, inversions, grounding and balancing.
Teaching a mixed level class at Villa Roca & Pagoda Garden from the 2nd - 28th April.
Ebba have been a travelling yogini for the last decade and she’s done 4 season at Ibiza Yoga. She seen the mysterious transformational energy of Benirras transform many of her students to leave feeling utterly happy, free and with loads of new energy and inspiration. A lot can happen in one week!
Ebba is living and breathing Vinyasa Flow. Her classes are built around music, creative sequencing and she teaches a rhythmic fluid vinyasa that will be adapted to all levels. Ebba also loves to play with mixing in material art movements, prana Shakti dance, kundalini, breathwork, pilates, mantras and yin yoga. All with integrity, intension and respect for the traditional yoga.
She started her yoga journey in India and returned yearly to Asia to live and study different ways to happiness and wellbeing. Her multiple skills and studying of different traditions reflects in teachings and she combine them into her own style; HAPPY SOUL YOGA, a form of yoga to make people happier.
During the week you will learn and experience:
When Ebba is not in Ibiza she is teaching in London, Thailand and setting up her own wildlife yoga summer camp in Sweden. She also organizes retreats around the world. Visit her webpage for more info, she offers free online classes that you can try out. www.happysoulyoga.se
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