Yogascapes organizes yoga retreats around the world, combining energetic yoga classes and wellness teachers with in-tune guides, local culture, and tasty food.
Before yoga came into Brooke's life, she was a young mother, strapped to a corporate job, with a laundry list full of guilt, shame, and baggage from a turbulent youth. Fitness goals led her to yoga and she became physically strong, but slowly began to notice changes occurring in her actual nature. The baggage from her past started to slowly get stripped away. Brooke began to realize who she was deep down and, deep inside, beauty started to unfold where there was once only pain.
With movement, holistic health, and the arts being at the forefront of Aarona’s healing journey, she is deeply inspired to share her growth and tools with others. Inspired by more than 20 years of yoga and with 12 years of experience as a yoga teacher, a wellness adviser, a bachelor of fine arts in photography and mixed media arts, and a love of writing and globetrotting, Aarona shares her passion on and off the mat. Her classes combine various yoga and meditation disciplines, where she invites you to explore your edge.
Abby Tucker is a dedicated yoga student and teacher who is known for integrating the fullness of yoga practice - asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, mudra and mythology, into her classes for more than a decade. Abby’s classes offer precision biomechanics within a variety of contexts, including strength and stamina-building, slow empowered flow, or workshop-style depth.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Known for his joyful energy, skilled touch, and sense of humor, Pete creates a spiritual yet light-hearted environment for his students to uncover the deeper benefits of yoga. Pete’s ability to compassionately guide students of all levels through a vigorous asana practice makes his classes amongst the most dynamic in the bay area. Pete is a great teacher for newcomers and advanced practitioners yearning for a new adventure and challenge.
Ai is a yoga teacher, mother of two girls, and a scientist. Now with over a decade of teaching experience, she devotes her teaching helping busy people find balance, improve wellness, and live their lives to their fullest potential. Ai is also a scientist. She received a PhD in epidemiology from Columbia University, and has about 30 scientific publications in peer-reviewed medical journals. Her research has been focused on the effects of life-style related factors such as diet on cancer.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Mark Silva is a yoga teacher and software developer. He loves to cultivate wonder in the surrounding world, pulling him into a deeper connection with consciousness. Initial experiments and forays into yoga classes, have grown into a life-long love affair with yoga practice and philosophy, and all that it can offer. Yoga and meditation practice have held a place in his heart for over 10 years. Mark’s playful classes give best results when full attention to the mind and body are given! Mark is certified E-RYT 500, and teaches regular public classes, workshops, and retreats.
Kerri is the founder of CTZNWELL, an emerging movement to mobilize people into a powerful force for wellbeing for all. She spent seven years as Executive Director of the non-profit Off the Mat, Into the World and is currently board chair. She is relentless in her commitment to elevating leaders, groups and projects to next-level social change makers through her work with The Catalyst Collective, an innovative consultancy designed for mission-based individuals, groups, and organizations that want to be successful and make a difference in the world.
Breathwork is the practice I love because I see how quickly and powerfully it gets straight to the heart of what so many of us are seeking. We all want to feel less stress, to feel more present and to have more confidence as we move through this world. Breathing moves our energy, so we can access the level of clarity that helps us connect to our spirit, to others and accelerate our life. I’ve been practicing yogic breathwork for many years. Learning to use the power of my own breath to clear, heal and empower every aspect of my life is why I am called to share.
Nicole Lindstrom is the co-author of Wanderlust, A Modern Yogi’s Guide To Discovering Your Best Self, Founder and Editor of the online travel site GLDMNE, and Community and Content Director at Aspen Yoga Society. In 2010, Nicole completed her first 200 hour training in Vinyasa / Hot Yoga. She then went on to New York City where she became well versed in Schuyler Grant’s alignment-based vinyasa, Kula Yoga. In January 2014, YogaWorks hired Nicole to complete their 200 hour training in Bali, where she deepened her understanding of the body and posture alignment.
Katie Silcox is the New York Times Best-Selling author of the book, Healthy, Happy, Sexy – Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women. She is also an internationally-recognized yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner, writer and inspirer of hearts and minds. She is renowned for her depth of study, her ability to present the complexities of yoga’s ancient wisdom in a practical, life-affirming manner, as well as her unique capacity to distill the teachings of yoga with southern-belle humor and grace. Her signature teaching style blends classical yoga, vinyasa-based asana and life-changing Tantra/Ayurveda.
Fifteen years ago Kimber Simpkins gave up being a lawyer and dove into the intensive study of yoga, with barely a glace back. Since then, yoga has brought more joy and delight to her life every day. The wisdom of Buddhist and Tantric philosophy, the insights of physics and psychology, storytelling, and music continuously resonate through Kimber’s teaching and the experience of her students on the mat. She comes from a long line of lay preachers, teachers, singers, and healers and is happy to be walking a path that blends all of these roles.
Liya (Charan Kamal Kaur) creates a heart-filled, fun, and joyful way to calm the mind and align with one’s inner truth. She brings a special gift of laughter and humor to every class. In addition to yoga, Liya studied deep esoteric Kabbalah, including the sacred tree of life and dream work, in Los Piramidas Del Ka, a school in Guatemala. She is certified in both Hatha and Kundalini yoga and is a registered KRI (Kundalini Research Institute) instructor. She took her Level 1 and 2 training with Gurmukh and Gurushabd in India.
Leah Adams is a certified yoga instructor and Ayurvedic wellness counselor. She has completed a NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) approved course of study. She incorporates it as well as meditation, Chinese medicine meridian theory, Western science, and nature into her teaching. Leah has had a dedicated yoga practice since 2010 and has been a registered teacher since 2013. She has taken some 1600 cumulative hours of various yoga, Ayurveda, and bodywork training courses with master teachers.
Born in LA and brewed in NYC, she teaches public yoga classes, facilitates global adventure yoga retreats, leads empowering women’s workshops, mentors new yoga teachers and offers private coaching. Inspired by 20 plus years of yoga, 12 years as a yoga teacher and wellness adviser, a BFA in photography and mixed media arts, and a love of writing and globe trotting.