Kula Collective weaves together in diverse holistic experiences and educational offerings to inspire global awakening through yoga retreats.
Jiya is a deeply connected leader who roots her teaching in the healing energy of nature. Her teaching invites students to explore their own unique unfolding through profound awareness and trust in the wisdom of the self. Jiya is also a talented musician and sound healer who seeks out native chants and medicine songs from around the world to complement her work.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500
Since a young age, Jessi has studied dance and creative movement. Since her first 200-hour registered yoga teacher training in 2008, Jessi has led retreats and workshops throughout the US, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, and Costa Rica. She completed her 500-hour registered yoga teacher training hour certification in 2012 and now leads teacher training in these places she most enjoys to share.
As an international yoga teacher trainer, Mindi has trained hundreds of students and has been given the greatest gift to witness the metamorphosis of each soul that joins the circle of yoga teachers worldwide. Mindi’s soul energy training includes specializations in shamanic journeying, past life therapy, transformational enquiry, angelic Reiki level one and two, and mandala exploration.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (School Yoga Institute (SYI)) Yoga Alliance RYT 200
She completed a 200-hour Akhanda yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India, to the teachings of Yogrishi Vishvketu. She studied permaculture with the founders, Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton in Australia in 2012. Exploring playful connections with others in yoga practice, she is also certified as AcroYoga teacher with AcroYoga Montréal. The following year, she traveled to Peru to complete a 500-hour yoga teacher training with a focus in shamanic and Ayurvedic cleansing with School Yoga Institute.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500
Randi is certified E-RYT 500, influenced by many traditions such as Ashtanga, Sivananda, Iyengar, Yin, and Restorative. She has facilitated over 25 international 200 and 500-hour yoga teacher training since 2010, and has helped to establish an experiential permaculture and yoga retreat center on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Randi continues to teach and practice wherever she is in the world. She currently offers 200 and 500-hour yoga teacher training courses and retreats in Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, and Thailand. She is also a certified Thai masseuse.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500
Grounded in the teachings of Advaita Vedanta Jaya, Jayananda weaves openly through his life passions of tantra, yoga, shamanism, and sound healing into a prayerful and poetic teaching. Certified E-RYT 500 studying traditional Ashtanga, Satyananda, and Sivananda styles of yoga in depth in India, he brings about an approach that is based on tradition yet modern in its understanding. From the philosophies of the scriptures to neuroscience and transpersonal therapy, you find just how your practice rooted in this quality of meditation will transform your life.
Cheralee is a traveling yogini, musician, and nature lover. She discovered the path of yoga when she moved to the magical island of Maui, Hawaii in 2007. Soon after, Cher left to spend a year in India to connect with the birthplace of her life's work. Cher has found that precise alignment in asana can heal many problems in the body structure and can create a bridge to align thoughts, words, and actions. She has traveled around the world and studied with great teachers from various yogic lineages. She learns daily by witnessing the rhythms of nature at work.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500
C.J. Ananda is an ERYT 500-hour certified renowned teacher of yoga, dance, and meditation. She has combined her joy of these self-healing therapies with her experience as a wellness leader and healing practitioner to create international retreats and trainings. Ananda facilitates 200-hour and 300-hour yoga teacher trainings, shamanic cleanses, and transformational retreats giving each person the heartfelt attention and direct facilitation that cultivates ecstatic, healing, and magical experiences. As a teacher, she sees each of her classes as an opportunity to hold sacred ceremonial space.
Emily Ray Henderson loves magic, sparkles, cacao, dancing and connecting with nature and the ancient cultures of the world. She has a lightness of heart that is contagious and works gently but deeply with you through your transformation. Emily weaves counseling, Reiki energy healing, massage, breathwork, sacred ceremony, and yoga together through a compassionate and intuitive approach to help people integrate mind, body, and the spirit to empower, make the change, create balance and find joy and passion in life. The last eight years have been a beautiful inner and outer journey for Emily. She worked and played at Present Moment Retreat in Troncones, Mexico. As a Wellness Practitioner and Yoga Teacher, she developed her offerings to the world while growing within herself. This leads her on the path of guiding Workshops, International Transformational Retreats, and Yoga Teacher Training with The Kula Collective. “This path has helped me so much that I want to share it with others.”
Kylie began practicing yoga over 15 years ago while living in Colorado. She is dedicated to cultivating yoga as a tool for students to empower their journey inwards and embrace the present moment. She studied in the yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh, India, and after training with an Iyengar certified teacher for five months she began stepping into the role of a facilitator. Her instruction includes close attention to proper alignment with props and hands-on adjustments, and deepening the pose in order to reach ‘ah-ha’ moments.
Sanni shares her lifework through holistic movement, meditation, and energy work. Born and raised in Finland, she has a deep connection with nature and a heartfelt passion to function in a greater harmony with the web of life. A world traveler and devoted yogini her work with holistic health is inspired by many colorful indigenous cultures and traditions she has experienced.
Ryan Michele teaches yoga as a practice of reconnecting with the self in the present moment. Particularly sensitive to meeting people at all levels and backgrounds, she creates an inclusive environment in which people can feel safe reconnecting body and breath, mind, and spirit. While enthusiastic about making the yoga practice available to brand new beginners, Ryan compassionately instills confidence in students of all levels to explore and challenge their own boundaries. She is a strong space-holder for others and is known for her contagious smiling.
Gaiatri is a passionate teacher, a channel of wisdom that seeds deep understanding, trust, and enthusiasm. The holistic nature with which she approaches life imbibes her students with a full spectrum of teachings and skills. Gaiatri lives the philosophy of yoga both in her self-practice as well as off the mat. Just as she allows Asana to ground her spirit into her body through deep meditation guided by prana, Gaiatri also brings the unconditional love and union found in deep presence into each breath of her life.
from Great Britain, January 2018
Loved all of it, what an incredibly powerful, enlightening, heart-opening experience! Words cannot express the amount of gratitude I feel towards our amazing facilitators and the location itself - it’s just magical.
from Mexico, January 2018
Me encantó mi instructora, realmente se esforzó por ofrecernos un temario interesante e hizo de cada momento un para recardar.
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The wisdom that was imparted intertwining the shamanic practices of the Americas with the traditional Yogic practices of the East was fascinating and created a holistic way for us to move spiritually forward into our new connected Earth.
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This experience rocked me to the core and left me knowing who I really am.
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This trip was definitely a life changer and I would highly recommend it to anybody looking to enhance their knowledge mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically. Thank you, thank you, thank you, with so much love.