Avani Gilbert is the founder and director of CYA programs. She is an E-RYT 500 / YACEP / Reiki Master Teacher, LMT & Clarity Breathwork Practitioner. Avani started exploring yoga as a teenager to counter participation in high school competitive sports. From there, she began a lifelong love, journey, and an endless study. She has participated in yoga teacher training throughout the United States and Costa Rica while accumulating close to 4.000 hours of teaching experience. Avani is the director of the retreat and training center OM at Cashew Hill.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Adriana’s passion for spirituality and body movement started at a young age. At the age of 18, she received her first certification for yoga and massage. The process has not slowed down or stopped since. Adriana is now a 500-hour certified yoga teacher, Yogakids facilitator, and co-founder of the ASOyoga (Costa Rican Yoga Association). She has studied a variety of yogic styles as well as philosophy and Bhakti under Dr. Mark Dycscowksi in India and earned her degree in Physiotherapy.
Flora is a yoga teacher and Ayurvedic therapist, specializing in lifestyle and nutrition. From Geneva to Kerala through Amsterdam, Italy, France, the UK, and West Africa, fluent in five languages, Flora is a true world citizen. Since the age of 12, she has been blessed with growing up in a yoga conscious environment. Likewise, her education in Ayurveda has been blessed with an array of internationally known teachers such as Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Frawley, Vaidya Robert Svoboda, Dr. Claudia Welch, Vaidya Atreya Smith, Donald Vanhowten, and other renowned doctors from India.
E-RYT 200 / YACEP Ryan first came to yoga to deepen his practice and understanding of the spiritual and philosophical. He is a graduate of the Wilmington Yoga Center 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Ryan earned his degree in biomechanics and kinesiology from The University of Richmond. Ryan was a member of both the football and track teams. Following his collegiate career in football, Ryan went on to play for the Carolina Panthers. Yoga was an integral part of supporting his athletic career.
from United States, March 2018
"Cashew Hill "
Everything was great and way better than I could ever have imagined. The food, the area, the teachers and their way of teaching. Really impressive and I’d do it all over again.
from Canada, September 2018
"200hr YTT with the best yoga team at OM Cashew Hill and CYA"
I’ve found so many highlights in this training that it won’t be fair to list them, but the best is the people, the instructors, the guys at the kitchen, everybody (even the dogs!) contributes to give you the best yoga experience. I’ve learned more than I’ve thought form this training ... thank you all, hope see you again!!!