Alma grew up in Los Angeles where she began practicing yoga with Ellen Voehringer and Terri Pitts. Since then, she has studied with many gifted teachers and continues to learn and explore."As a teacher, I am no more than a very diligent student. Read More...
Paul has practiced yoga for 35 years, and is trained in vinyasa-style hatha yoga through YogaFit (TM). He has a 200-hour RYT (Registered Yoga Trainer) certificate through the Yoga Alliance. Read More...
Nació en la Ciudad de México, su desempeño laboral por muchos años siempre fue en el plano administrativo, hasta que su inquietud por el movimiento corporal la llevó a practicar ballet en la Academia de Ema Pulido.
Comienza su preparación de Pilates bajo la supervisión de Catalina Colín afamada instructora y propietaria de Namaste Yoga & Pilates, lugar en donde más tarde la viera nacer como instructora. Pertenece a la 1era. generación de graduados que se llevó a cabo en dicho lugar, bajo la dirección de Elena Bartley www.elenabartley.com prestigiosa bailarina, instructora y certificadora de nivel internacional de Pilates Center of las Vegas www.pilatescenteroflasvegas.com (Elena fue alumna directa de la famosa Romana Krisanowska, contemporánea de Joseph Pilates),
En yoga su inició se dió con otro gran maestro del Namaste Yoga & Pilates Pedro Hernández con quien descubrió el fascinante mundo del yoga. En su camino para la certificación forman parte maestros de Yoga Alliance como Sheri Cherokee y Rogelio Chapa a quienes tomó como su inspiración.
Se complementa su preparación con talleres impartidos por maestros de talla internacional, como son:
- Dharmapriya (Iyengar), Paul King (Iyengar), Karen Kordisch (Yoga Terapéutica), Cliff Schuman (Ashtanga/Jivamukti), Elyse Briggs (Masaje Tailandes), Duncan Wong (Yogic Arts), entre otros más.
Completed Hatha Yoga Alliance Training, Prana course in Thailand during the month of January 2003. She has taught over 2,500 classes - Hatha, Power, Ashtanga, Yin, Restorative, Dance Trance yoga, yoga on the ball, Yogalotis, Pilates, Myofascial release ball classes, yoga for kids, yoga for the older adult/baby boomer etc.
Founder, President and CEO of The Graham Group of Progressive Companies: The Fitness Group (founded in 1979), The PT Group (founded in 1994), Active Rehabilitation Works (founded in 1995), The Corporate Group (founded in 1997) & The Educators Group (founded in 1997). A dynamic leader and teacher, highly regarded in the health, yoga and fitness industry and business community for continuous contribution to the well being of individuals, corporations and communities. Barbara has been teaching a wide variety of mind, body classes and facilitating one on one training for over 25 years.
Monday & Friday 8-9AM Beach yoga (in front of Los Arcos Hotel)
Wednesday 9-10:15AM & Saturday 10-11:15AM Power Flow at our studio
Theresa Rae Pauline
Theresa, known as Taozi 桃子 （Peach）to her Chinese students, has been teaching since 2008. She began teaching hot yoga in Beijing, China in a mixture of Chinese and English. At the same time she began a 2 year long YTT with her guru Uton Laoshi. In Bali, Indonesia in 2011 she attended a 250hr Five Element Form YTT with Santosha, an Australian based yoga school, studying under yoga master Peter Clifford. The majority of her training was done in India where she studied Aryuvedic medicine in Kerala. This was followed by an Ashtanga YTT, as well as a Pre- Post Natal and Yoga Therapy/Restorative YTT with Hatha Yoga Mysore. Next she headed to Rishikesh, the yoga capital of the world, to attend a 300hr Hatha YTT at Rishikesh Yog Peeth. With 1000hr of YTT experience, she is always thrilled to learn more and to share the sweetness of her practice with others. Her classes are an eclectic mix of all the things she has loved from her gurus around the world.
Theresa will be teaching at our studio once again in Fall 2013.
Marcella started dancing in 2002 when she walked into San Francisco dance club and was mesmerized by the passion and joy in the dancing. It only took that one time and she was hooked! She went on to immerse herself in as many classes, workshops that she could take even dancing in performance troupes led by salsa greats in the San Francisco Bay Area such as PB and G Productions, world salsa champions. She has been teaching since 2007 and has a passion for all of the Latin dances including bachata and chachacha. Marcella also teaches private individual and group classes. Her learning in salsa never ends as she considers this her creative expression and her “yoga.” “When you salsa dance, you can’t think about anything else except how you feel the music, what your partner is communicating to you and how your body is going to organically interpret the richness of the music. The dance floor then becomes a canvas, your body the paintbrushes and the musical instruments the colors. Every dance lends itself to a different picture that you painted on the dance floor. Each dance depicting a special moment in time. And when you are less in your head about it, it is the essence of life and liberation.” She aims to impart technique for her students to have a good framework from which to draw from, but then to be liberated to develop their own style through their own spirit shining through so that all can SHINE on the dancefloor and take that learning into life.
Salsa Dancing Level 1 every Wednesday 8:00 PM &
Salsa Dancing Level 2 every Wednesday 9:00 PM
Pricing: 1000 MX Singles/1800 MX Couples
Group classes start October 2013
Joanne B. Cimini
Joanne is a pilates student at Yoga Vallarta and helps us out at the front desk a couple days a week.
Fernanda is a graphic design student at a local university and a very talented artist. We are fortunate to have her in our front desk on the weekends.