An Oklahoma native, Willis has made cities such as New York and Las Vegas his home, performing as a dancer at the Metropolitan Opera and Cirque du Soleil. Through the stressful and sometimes painful life as a dancer, Willis found yoga to be the most beneficial compliment, both mentally and physically, to dance. His relationship with yoga has since deepened throughout his years of practice.
After several significant injuries, Debbie turned to yoga and Pilates for rehabilitation. Gaining her ERYT-200 and Advanced RYT-500 signifies Debbie's commitment to yoga. She is also a Yoga Alliance CE provider. Some of her teachers include Bryan Kest, Baron Baptiste, Ellen De Jonge, Sri Dharma Mittra, and Yogi Hari. Debbie's experience, light-hearted approach, and clear instruction enable students of all levels to find ease and joy in their practice of yoga. Debbie also holds certifications in Pilates, personal training, and Thai foot massage. She specializes in a gentle-ish Vinyasa and Yin.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Vinyasa Yoga)
Jessyca Canizales has been an international educator and learning design specialist for over 15 years, helping learners obtain goals in a variety of areas including movement, improv, dance, and she served as an elementary and special education teacher and administrator in internationals schools for over 12 years. Jessyca completed her 200 RYT with Anna Laurita of the Krishnamacharya lineage and immediately she started teaching yoga classes around the globe, from South America to Asia, leading well over 200 yogis in their practice and deepening their relationship with yoga.
Leah Nicole Tisdale
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I love guest teaching with Yoga Maya! The group of students is always so eager to learn, friendly, and by the time they visit me, which is towards the end of the training, they have learned SO much! Debbie's committment and authentic love for training teachers shows through beautifully in the students she trains. A great addition to the Sayu yoga community.
Sayulita Life website
I recently finished a 200 hour YTT with Debbie of Yoga Maya in Sayulita and I can easily say it was one of the best experiences of my life! Debbie is a gem of a person and an amazing teacher. She has a beautiful spirit that shines through her teachings. Her YTT was well organized and prepared, covered a wide range of material, gave us lots of handsome teaching experience and challenging (in a good, healthy way!). I'd recommend Debbie and her YTT to anyone :)
Margaret United States
Yoga Maya website
I recently finished my 200-hour yoga teacher training with Debbie in Villas Sayulita. Words cannot express how incredible the experience was. Thorough, accommodating, compassionate, funny... The list goes on. Debbie makes every individual feel right at home in her classes. She has the ability to transform yoga classes into fun, light-hearted experiences. Even if you've never taken yoga, go to Debbie! You will walk away feeling full of confidence and energy!
Yoga Maya website
I did my yoga teachers training with I love yoga maya and I am so happy with my experience! Debbie is a fun, loving person which transfers into her teaching. She is alway offering modification and makes yoga accessible to everyone! The light hearted atmosphere she brings to the room allows you to sink deeper into your practice. Debbie's yoga teachers training was well put together allowing students to gain knowledge and confidence needed to go out and teach once they got back home.
Simone New Zealand
Yoga Maya website
I took the 200 hour YTT with Debbie and of all the yoga teachers I've had she was by far and away the most fun. She is extremely funny and kind but still know her S#!T,and sure knows how to make yoga fun! She also brought in a plethora of amazing teacher for us to work with from deep meditation with the lovely Carmela to ex cirque du soleil preformer Willis. I would HIGHLY recommend Debbie and I cant wait to giggle in her classes again! Thanks Momma Debs!!!