Yoga Academy International aims to raise the standard of education in yoga through teacher trainings and continuing education courses.
Yoga Retreats (2)
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 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.
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.
Author, yoga teacher and intuitive, Tina adds soul and depth to Yoga Academy International's team of instructors. She guides slow and challenging sequences and asks pertinent questions. She leads thoughtful meditations and is well studied in the chakra system. Tina has a talent for taking complicated philosophical content and breaking it down into digestible narrative.
Massage therapist, surfer , boat captain and yogi, Andreas has a love for the outdoors, healing touch and having deep conversations. He studies yoga, massage and other healing modalities. He brings a safe presence and a listening ear to the Yoga Academy International team.