Our Amazing Instructors

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WE LOVE OUR INSTRUCTORS!


Andrea Manitsas andrea1-300x300

Andrea (affectionately called “Anj”) is known for her bhakti-filled classes with a whole lotta soul and fierce flow. She warmly invites students on a sacred journey through her unique expression of the Vinyasa flow that is dreamy and dancey while also being smart and intentional. Recognized as a Lululemon ambassador in Berkeley, California, her classes have become synonymous with her love of chanting and her want for connectedness.

She has been learning from the best for over a decade. From the sweet song she learned while chanting with Jai Uttal to the cosmic dance of her Laughing Lotus teacher Jasmine Tarkeshi, from the sumptuous flow she fell for with Janet Stone to the intelligent alignment of Jason Crandell, Anj connects an ever-growing well of experience with impressive music and book libraries to inspire bodies to move and minds to still.


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Halle “homegirl” Becker has been spreading her sweat and surrender fitness gospel on yoga mats and soul bikes for over 15 years. Halle was voted most popular yoga teacher in NYC and her soulcyle classes have a devoted following of celebrities and NYC mover shakers all seeking their dose of sweat and rock & roll. Halle teaches from the parts of her life that have needed healing and spiritual examination – an open book and loud preacher, Halle will help you find your truth and sing the body electric!
Halle credits all her students around the world and especially NYC as well as her beautiful daughter Maya the magnificent for teaching her important life lessons to share everyday.

We have been working with Halle for over 6 years here in Tulum and beyond and love love love her energy, laughter, honesty, and of course her yoga classes!  Join us on the mat for some sweat and fun here in Tulum and beyond!


LAURIE GREENE

Laurie Greene, PdD, E-RYT, YBR.  A PhD in anthropology, Laurie has practiced yoga since age 15, having grown up in a “yoga family”.  Since then yoga has become her healthy addiction.  Always an enthusiastic student, Laurie combines her training in a variety of classical ‘hatha’ traditions, bringing insights and techniques from all these to her eclectic teaching and practice.

Training extensively in the Iyengar tradition, emphasis is on safety, technique and proper alignment so that students will get the greatest benefits from their practice and easily experience the joy that yoga affords every fitness level.  Laurie is also certified in Vinyasa flow and is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an ‘experienced teacher’ and trainer.  Her continuing exploration of classical and newer interpretations of Ashtanga Vinyasa have led her to study with many amazing teachers and to all of them she is forever grateful.

Having completed her 500 hour certification with the wonderful Edward Clark and Elizabeth Connelly, Laurie’s passion lies in blending many styles into a practice that is instructive, creative, and fun.  Her masterful adjustments will change your practice!


Nina EndrstNina

Nina grew up watching her mother meditate daily—an experience that made a profound impression and deeply influenced her approach to wellness. Her own chronic health issues prompted her to deepen her practice, and ultimately led her down the teaching path. She studied with some of the best in New York, and continues to seek guidance and expand through daily meditation, books, music, and movement.

Nina lives her yoga and is inspired by traveling to places outside her comfort zone both physically and emotionally. She believes it is a privilege to have the opportunity to share this healing practice. She creates a safe and nurturing environment for students to explore themselves honestly. Her vinyasa sequences are thoughtfully designed to strengthen and soften the mind, body, and spirit. She believes balance is key, on and off the mat. Her classes are a combination of Iyengar inspired holds and playful, fluid postures. Nina closes each class with a sweet restorative meditation. All levels are welcome.

We are thrilled to have Nina onboard leading our retreats in Tulum, Cuba, Morocco, and Iceland.


PEPPER MONROE PEPPER

Pepper is an intuitive healer, a nurturing believer, and a compassionate creator. The environment she creates is warm, welcoming and super supportive. Taking you to the depths of your internal guidance, she speaks in a language that truly resonates on a soul level. Pepper is a Breathwork teacher, Reiki practitioner and yoga instructor. She has practiced the healing arts for over 15 years and has studied with some of the world’s leading masters. Her private classes, workshops and trainings encourage spirit seekers toward creativity and self-discovery with ways to approach their life with generosity and an open heart.

She loves spending time among the trees, practicing the vintage art of hand lettering, digging in the dirt and smelling salty air.


Wendy martin wendy-boat-greece

Native to Huntsville, Ontario where she owns Sacred Breath Yoga studio,  Wendy’s teaching style is intimate and inclusive leaving you with an invitation to begin where you are in your body and allow the journey to unravel from the inside out. She weaves a tapestry of practical guidance, subtle details and deep insight so that we all may access a pathway to self discovery unique to ourselves.

Wendy is an RYT 500+ with 12 years of teaching experience.  She follows the roots of the Hatha Yoga tradition yet continues to spin an eclectic web of various styles and teaching modalities into her classes. These teachings have been drawn from, the sensitive and body specific teaching of yoga therapy, to the uplifting and spirited style of Prana flow yoga, the inspired method created by Shiva Rea.  When we create a yoga practice a different life begins and the body expresses an aliveness never felt before. This attitude inspires her teaching, inviting us all to uncover and reach continually for our most alive route to life.


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