Jiva Healing runs retreats around the world, focuses on cleansing and relaxing the body, mind, and soul through yoga, healthy eating, meditation, massage, and fasting.
Melissa spent years studying the social and environmental impacts and practices of large food, chemicals and pharmaceutical companies. Her great passions are yoga, well being and sustainable living. She has a diploma in advanced nutrition and teaches healthy eating and nutrition workshops on the retreats.
Rebecca Andrist is the co-founder of Jiva Healing and has been running healthy eating, detox, and yoga retreats in the United Kingdom and abroad since 2004. She is a qualified nutritional adviser, yoga teacher, and massage therapist who has worked in healing centers in Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Thailand, and the United States before starting her own business.
Susie is a professional bodywork therapist with a deep interest in holistic, sports, deep tissue, and no-hands massage techniques alongside acupressure, reflexology, facials, and kinesiology. She has taught massage therapy at the Claire Maxwell-Hudson School of Massage and qualified in ITEC Nutrition and the mehta facial at the Champissage Indian Head School in London.
Yoga Alliance UK (Yoga)
Teresa Montano was a professional dancer for many years before becoming involved in yoga. Since the late 1990's, she has been studying with various teachers and traditions and is a fully qualified teacher with Yoga Alliance and Sivananda certification. Her commitment to yoga continues to expand both with her work as a qualified Thai yoga massage therapist and her ongoing studies with the Inner Yoga Trust. She is also an aquatic bodywork therapist.
Isabelle has studied and practiced across a range of traditions including Sivananda Vedanta, Iyengar, Scaravelli, and Ashtanga Vinyasa which she discovered with John Scott in 1996. During the next seven to eight years, her journey of primary series self-practice emerged, complimented by regular classes, workshops, and residential with amongst others John Scott, Danny Paradise, Dena Kingsberg and regular practice in London with Sabel Thiam, co-founder of Surya Yoga where she has also taught.