Yoga Academy International

Yoga Academy International is a non-denominational, multi style yoga school. They offer residential retreats and yoga teacher trainings around the world. 

Instructors 5

Lauren Rudick

Internationally celebrated instructor Lauren Rudick’s has let her love of yoga takes her around the world. She has studied, taught, and practiced yoga across six continents and over two-dozen countries. She has been teaching and practicing yoga for over a decade, inspiring thousands of others to live passionately with authenticity and joy. Lauren’s world renown yoga retreats have received heaps of international praise and offer her students a chance to join her on exclusive yoga adventures to exotic locations.

Kezia Tatton

Kezia is a yoga instructor from the West Coast of Southern Ontario with eight years of teaching experience. Kezia began yoga at the age of 16, and after two years of delving into the practice, Kezia traveled to Baja, Mexico to complete the 200-hour yoga teacher training at Yandara Yoga Institute. Since then, Kezia has grown her appetite for travel and has continued her yoga education through conferences, workshops, weekend training and yoga festivals.

Nancy Goodfellow

Yoga director and co-owner of Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica, Nancy is extremely well known for her inspiring and creative daily classes, workshops, and retreats, with students both locally and internationally. Her 20 years of committed practice, thousands of hours of training, and continual curiosity towards life’s most mysterious aspects are all part of why she has so many devoted students. She began her Yogic studies in the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition under the guidance of her first teachers, Dominic Corigliano, Tim Miller, and Pattabhi Jois.

Mark Diamond M.D.

Prior to training as a Physician specializing in Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine in the U.S., Mark grew up in Montreal, Canada and studied Exercise Science and Athletic Training. He subsequently practiced as a personal trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist before heading off to medical school. His love of travel has taken him all over the world and his passion for fitness and health has led him to a yoga and meditation practice which he currently incorporates into his busy daily life.

Eliza Colebath

Is an international physiotherapist, yoga and pilates teacher and feels blessed to have traveled to all four corners of the globe with her love of healing, movement, and travel. Eliza set up a thriving physiotherapy clinic and seasonal yoga school in the snowy Japanese Alps and regularly teaches anatomy and physiology at yoga teacher training worldwide. She is excited to be assisting lead instructor Lauren Rudick and looks forward to supporting participants in their yoga immersion and discovery. Eliza teaches a preventative, healing, and nurturing yet fun style of yoga.

Certified by school (Yoga)

Reviews 2

Sanna Paulsson

from Sweden, December 2017

"Sisterhood "

Amazing instructors, they knew what they were teaching, and amazing new friends for life

Testimonials 5

Suzi Germany

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I absolutely loved the 4 weeks I got to spend with this group of people. The Yai team and the group of students were amazing, so many different characters with such a big heart and so much to offer! The standard of education was really high, which was one of the reasons I chose this training. We got a good mixture of practice )on and off the mat), teaching, theory, anatomy, history and time for ourselves. The location, accommodation and food were brilliant. I always felt safe, comfortable in the environment we spent our time (who doesn't like to live in a comfy hut in the jungle right by the ocean, right?!), well looked after and exceptionally (!!!) well feed! the food was out of this world good and super nutritious. If you are looking for a training where you not only learn how to teach asana in a safe and professional way but also learn so much more about yoga, yourself and the people around you this is absolutely the right training for you to take.

JulieAnn Delude United States

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I feel very lucky to have stumbled on to the gift of this practice, and I love that now I get to introduce it to others. I get to encourage the uncovering and discovering that inevitably comes along with it, not only during the asanas, but during those unexpected quiet moments of stillness…those golden moments where you find yourself going inward, and you find yourself. I’m SO excited to continue being a student of yoga…to continue being a teacher of yoga…to keep moving on this path…

Lauren United Kingdom

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I began my journey to Costa Rica to embark on what can only be described as one of the most pivotal experiences in my life.

Ali Herrera Costa Rica

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I feel very happy and thankful for all the love and support I had on this training. My body and mind are completely renewed with all the practice and knowledge acquired. YAI never stopped surprising me with the daily activities . I hope more people around the world can experience this amazing learning of the yoga discipline.

Sonya Australia

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What an incredible experience! The quality of the teaching and education was truly fantastic. The staff, along with all the expert guest speakers were super supportive and knowledgeable. I feel well equipped and excited to go out into the world and share what I have learnt. Especially loved that we were encouraged to embrace our own style of yoga teaching. The stunning and magical location of Santa Teresa was the cherry on top.

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