WORLD CLASS YOGA TEACHERS
Our #1 Asset is Our Amazing Staff!
It takes a lot of enthusiastic, dedicated people to create World Yoga Trips around the globe. Each year WYT staff (new and returning) undergo a rigorous hiring process that includes a 14-page application, interviews, employment verification, criminal background check, CPR & first aid certification, physical exam, health screening, skills verification, and a multi-day staff training.
And it works! You couldn't ask for more interesting, sensitive and enjoyable yoga teachers.
In order to incorporate Move to Love philosophy and objectives into each participant's international yoga retreat experience, our teachers accept students as they find them and recognize their worth as individuals. The measure of success in our yoga retreats is not in teaching yoga alone, but in how we positively affect the lives of participants.
Our top-notch yoga instructors bring to American Yoga Retreats the coolest combinations from some of the best national and international yoga studios and yoga schools. Don't miss out - join AYR for a chance to take classes with the best yoga instructors in the world!
Just a Few of Our Many Fabulous Yoga Teachers:
Kara is a senior certified yoga teacher who trained in dynamic flow-style yoga with teachers including Pattabhi Jois in India. She has been teaching beginner - intermediate yoga classes since 2006. Kara teaches yoga asana, pranayama (breathing techniques) and dhyana (meditation) safely and joyfully, giving students the opportunity to deepen their awareness and practice with integrity and fun.
Chloe has been practicing yoga for almost ten years. In 2008, she felt compelled to travel to India and deepen her personal practice. There she studied Hatha yoga, focusing on asana, pranayama, meditation and philosophy under Swami Brahmanand (Saji Ramaswamy) at Vinynana Kale Vedi Cultural Center for Indian Arts. Chloe believes that everyone can enjoy different aspects of yoga and likes to include philosophy, pranayama and meditation in her flow classes.
Kirsty is known for her beautiful pace and well-rounded classes. She demonstrates a unique ability to challenge you physically with longer holds and inspires you with readings while her nurturing voice creates space for peace and stillness. She teaches a strengthening & energizing dynamic vinyasa class and an essential slower flow class as well as deeply opening yin and restorative class styles. Every class incorporates a strong focus on the breath as well as elements of mindfulness meditation.
Lila first discovered the healing benefits of yoga 8 years ago, and was immediately entranced by all aspects of the yogic lifestyle. In 2006 she became a Bhakti yogi. She teaches regular asana classes, is a qualified massage therapist, and teaches teacher training courses. Lila is passionate about sharing her love of yoga through Kirtan (spiritual chanting) and also teachers ayurveda.
Lindsey is a dancer, gymnast, entrepreneur & ultravagabond. She started a dance school in 2002, and in 2003, at the age of 24, she organized a 3-week overnight dance camp in Vermont for students at her CT dance school. That pioneering venture evolved into American Dance Training Camps ("ADTC"), the world's premier dance camps company. After completing a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification at Yoga Tree in San Francisco, Lindsey traveled extensively and now teaches all styles yoga worldwide.
Liz is an international presenter, yoga teacher and fitness trainer with over 17 years experience. With a degree in human movement, Liz is currently working towards her Masters in Human Nutrition. She merges traditional fitness practices with a holistic approach to wellbeing.
Jennifer has been expressing herself through body movement for as long as she can remember. Her journey began as a professional dancer and musical theater performer. Yoga and Pilates became the channels through which she maintained her physical and emotional wellbeing throughout an intense performing career in NY - it was a seamless transition into teaching. Jennifer believes that the body is the vehicle through which we can express our deepest emotional selves.
Marina has always had a passion for movement, dance and well being and a desire to share this with others. Her love for this led her to leave her corporate lifestyle and travel to Bali to complete her Purna Yoga Training - a style of yoga that emphasizes asana (movement), pranayama (breath) and meditation. Marina brings a relatable & energetic approach to yoga, meditation, awareness and everyday well being, allowing people to work with their own bodies in a safe and nurturing environment.