Inez Aires (Portugal) Facilitating: Power Yoga "Power Yoga is designed to go beyond your comfortable limit. You will be guided through a challenging series that will transform You. Integrating rhythmic breathing and conscious movement with a thoughtful and prepared musical journey, the Asanas and Breath link in a dynamic, harmonious, flowing cycle that is designed to cultivate heat, stamina and flexibility strengthening in physical body, allowing the curious mind to let go and the ethereal spirit to fully be." Inez is a Life and Possibilities Explorer, some people call her a “Skills Collector”. Born in a Portuguese family with an old Doctor's lineage, she graduated with a Environmental Engineering degree and is a PADI Rescue Diver. Her body training started at the age of 4 with Classical Ballet, Horseback Riding and Gymnastics. On the Yoga path for 19 years and teaching for 14, she studied Ashtanga, Traditional Hatha and Transformational Yoga. Vessel of a very curious spirit, engaged in courses of Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Contemporary Dance. As a member of Yoga Alliance International, was fortunate to learn, practice and teach worldwide in Portugal, UK, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, California, Costa Rica, Ibiza, Nepal, Australia, Russia and India, in schools, retreats, yoga studios, privately and National and International Festivals. Inez co-created the Yoga Game MAYOGA with Portuguese game enterprise Majora and is the Promoter of Prison Yoga Project in Portugal.
Kadri is an internationally renowned and loved guide of Yoga, AcroYoga, Meditation & Life. As a meditation practitioner for over 30 years, he brings presence, compassion, and tender lightheartedness to everything he does. Helping people release the self-doubt, fear, unworthiness and shame intrinsic to the human condition, and re-connects them to their childlike, playful nature and sense of belonging. Through retreats, workshops, festivals, and private healing sessions, he has touched the lives and hearts of thousands of people around the world. Kadri is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT500, YACEP,Senior AcroYoga Teacher, Yoga/Meditation Teacher Training facilitator & the founder of Luminous Heart Institute. As a body worker, he is influenced and draws upon his exposure to Structural Integration, Polarity, Cranio-sacral, energy work, and Thai massage. He is currently touring around the world leading retreats, workshops & Teacher Trainings. When he isn’t teaching, you can find him behind the lens of a camera, hugging somebody, or on his surfboard.
Laurie is an adventurous French Canadian who was exposed to the wonders of the world and nature at an early age. After a short time in a 9-5 office job, Laurie had only one thing in mind: move to a place that offered freedom, creativity, sun, ocean, good food and a healthy lifestyle. She took the leap in 2008 and landed on the beaches of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Her passion for the ocean grew even stronger as surfing, free diving, scuba diving and sailing ultimately became a major part of her life. She now combines dance, yoga, acroyoga, tai chi and meditation for a healthy tropical mermaid lifestyle. A certified KRI Kundalini Yoga Teacher, her practice has inspired her to embody her divine creative energy and bring more joy into her life. Her deepest desire is to guide others to experience their True Power.
Markus & Angelika (Germany & USA) Facilitating: Kundalini Yoga
A gentle yet expansive spirit pervades all the music of Mirabai Ceiba. The delicate sounds of harp, piano, and guitar blend with lovingly intertwined voices amid lush celestial soundscapes. Their concerts are group celebrations for peace—joyous and loving occasions that embody the duo’s profound belief in music as a universal language uniting all the world’s peoples, cultures and traditions. Mirabai Ceiba is a duo consisting of guitarist / singer Markus Sieber and singer / harpist / keyboardist Angelika Baumbach. They come from different parts of the world. Markus is East German. Angelika was born in Tucson, Arizona, and grew up in a small village near Mexico City, the daughter of a Mexican mother and German father.
Markus and Angelika first met at a street fair at Scotland’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival and quickly fell in love. Markus was pursuing a successful acting career at the time, and Angelika was touring the world as a singer/songwriter. But the newly formed couple decided to share their love with the world through uplifting music steeped in spirituality, tenderness and beauty.
Together, Angelika & Markus have forged engaging new style of world devotional music blending Gurmukhi mantras from the Kundalini Yoga tradition with original songs in English and Spanish that reflect a Native American influence and also draw words of wisdom from Rumi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Guru Nanak and Yogi Bhajan.
Marianela & Gabriel (Costa Rica) Facilitating: Yoga Lamat Marianela is an Integral Balance Instructor, Reiki Teacher, Energy Balance Teacher and Yoga Instructor. She is also a singer and soloist, incorporating her music and sound as additional healing tools. Currently, she is the director of Casa Lamat, an Integral Balance Center in Costa Rica that stands out in the country for its holistic yoga classes and alternative therapies sessions. From Casa Lamat and her regular retreats, Marianela receives with open arms all those who wish to begin their healing process, to grow together from love.
This class is a journey to align on a deeper level with ourselves and with the recognition of our life’s purpose. Through live music, healing sounds, kriyas, pranayamas and chanting we will prepare our body and soul to enter a sacred space of peace, inner strength, balance and joy. We invite you to shatter your barriers and align to the force of EVOLUTION, through deep healing processes. We will flow and move to liberate, let go, awaken, smile, cry, love, shake, honor, sing and celebrate life.
In her words: "Bringing profoundness through all I have learned and experienced over the last 3 decades, I infuse them into a Holistic Yoga, using the power of the elements, related with Traditional Chinese Medicine, deep cellular detoxifying sounds, liberation techniques and more. Reading and feeling the energy of the group, channeling each practice with such refreshing and deep energy, with the common ingredients of physical and emotional liberation, through an expansion from within."
Gabriel Loynaz, Marianela's 19 year old son, will share his essence through live music, supporting the class through his magical strings and sweetest voice, has the ability through his harmonies to connect the group directly with their heart, guiding us through deep healing processes as we flow.
Maria Terra (Portugal) Facilitating: Restorative Yoga
Maria is an experienced yogi, dance and women’s circle facilitator, traveler, moon dancer, writer and a guardian of the forest and indigenous peoples project. Maria attributes the Great Spirit for always being very kind and giving her the opportunity to study with true, authentic teachers and people all around the world. Maria often goes on immersions in Mexico and in the Amazon rainforest, where she has been blessed to study with elders from the forest, indigenous people, wisdom keepers, grandmothers about nature and its mysteries, plants and their healing properties. Teaching Maria from their examples, words and many practices have removed Maria from her comfort zone but at the same time help me to grow and firm my prayers on earth. On the highest mountains of Himalayas in India, inspired by great teachers, Maria learnt about the art of yoga, meditation, stillness and wellbeing. “With trust and faith I walk my path, praying to my ancestors for remembering why I´m here...”
Elemental Yoga is a unique system that integrates the wisdom of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Hatha Yoga into a holistic lifestyle practice both on and off the mat. Elemental Yoga uses gentle, physical postures, gestures, breathwork and visualisation to bring harmony to the 5-elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Space) within the body/mind constitution by strengthening, stretching and supporting the correlating elemental meridians. When we are constitutionally imbalanced, dis-ease can manifest mentally, emotionally and physically, until realignment of our elemental energies is addressed. This system of yoga empowers the individual to design a more specific yoga practice to therapeutically shift imbalances and to develop a closer relationship with nature, ultimately leading to a greater awareness of our own inner nature – perfect Yoga. No yoga experience is necessary and the classes can be adapted to any level of practitioner. Expect a balanced class that includes mindfulness, flexibility, strength, coordination and therapeutic insight.
As an Embodiment Facilitator, Amber shares the joy of living through holistic practices of yoga, active meditations, and elemental wellness, as well as combines these offerings with her service as a birth doula and holistic guide for pregnancy / postpartum women. With nearly 20 years of study and practice in Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation, as well as a PhD in Biomedical Engineering in the field of stem-cell tissue repair, Amber brings a unique perspective on healing and self-discovery through the influence of scientific and ancient wisdoms. From 2009 - 2018, Amber founded a community in the heart of Singapore known as Satsanga where she offered weekly active meditation and yoga classes, kirtans and community events. Amber has also studied directly under the tutelage of many Masters, learning to share Active Meditations (using sound & movement), as well as has been certified in more than 900 hours of Universal Yoga, Hatha Yoga & Yin Yoga, Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga & Mindful Birth, Elemental Yoga Therapy and 1400 hours of Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselling. Amber also holds certification as a birth & postpartum doula, and has been serving as a midwife assistant over the last two years. After the birth of her little one in 2015, Amber shifted into her current offerings, which include mothering her vibrant little one, supporting her family, continued work with group immersions and retreats, biannually leading a 200hr Elemental Yoga Teacher Training and Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training, and working on a more individual basis of empowering others to find their inner and outer harmony through a variety of practices including breathwork, nutrition, constitutional analysis, yoga, meditation and daily rhythms. Part of this dharma particularly focuses on empowering women to have a conscious pregnancy, birth experience and preparedness for motherhood. Amber currently resides in Singapore while also traveling internationally with her life partner and little yogini, to share holistic practices world wide.