Our Yoga World Tours Family of Instructors.
Our Yoga instructors are carefully chosen for their personalities and experience.
Many of our yoga instructors have additional backgrounds in Pilates, Tai Chi, Ballet and Marshal Arts.
We are currently accepting applications, if you have a Yoga Teacher you would like to recommend to our growing family of instructors, please do not hesitate to contact us . It is always a pleasure to expand our network.
Roxanne de Guzman is Canadian-born of Philippine/Polynesian parents. After earning her Sports Degree and licensing as a Massage Therapist in the early 90′s she continued along a path of fitness and wellness, certifying in group exercise, water aerobics, spin cycling, Pilates Matwork, Personal Training and Nutritional Counseling.
Her first visit to India in 1997 sparked a flame that has evolved to a deeper personal practice over a dozen of lengthy stays in India, including an extended teacher training program at the foothills of the Himalayas.
Nowadays, Roxanne has firmly rooted in Phuket, Thailand, where she finds great joys in teaching Yoga, Pilates, Thai Massage and Dance Classes.
Due to her extensive career in the health and wellness business, Roxanna is often sought after in start-up projects for spa and leisure facilities.
Roxanne style of teaching brings together the expansive and healing principles of Hatha within a powerful, spontaneous vinyasa practice incorporating Jivamukti, Anusara and Pilates matwork.
Roxanne has released a DVD, Yoga Flow for Weight Loss in June 2007.
For more information you can visit Roxanne’s website: yogaphuket.com
Deborah Rubin trained in Iyengar and various other styles. Deborah has been teaching yoga at the Albany Yoga Room since late 2000. Her patience and gentle approach are widely appreciated by students.
Originally from South Africa, Deborah arrived in New Zealand with her family in 1998. Her interest in yoga and all things holistic began in the 1970′s but it was 1984 before she was able to devote herself wholeheartedly to a regular yoga practice. Deborah followed the teachings of Swami Sivananda until 1990 when she was introduced to the Iyengar style which she has assimilated into both her own yoga practice and her yoga teaching. She is a student of Donna Farhi and also incorporates some of Donna’s work.
Shortly after the Albany Yoga Room opened Deborah began her yoga instructor training there, and she continues to read, investigate and study further, attending workshops with senior teachers of various different styles of yoga. Deborah also has a deep interest in various alternative therapies and is a highly trained macrobiotic cook who runs regular macrobiotic cooking courses for beginners. You can reach her privately on firstname.lastname@example.org
Her work focuses on the refinement of fundamental movement principles which underlie all yoga practice, helping students of all levels of experience and from all traditions to develop their own authentic yoga practice.
She holds accreditation from a number of esteemed Yoga masters including Donna Fahri and Anthony Carlisi ( Prem), and is a certified Pilates instructor with the internationally respected Polestar system.
Mandy is currently undertaking the 4 year teacher training in The Feldenkrais Method.
When she isn’t assisting teacher trainings throughout asia, Amanda enjoys a quiet life in Phuket, her home since 1991, with her husband and 2 children, their 2 cats and their beloved boat….
Victor is a yoga evangelist in Singapore. He founded Yoga In Asia to bring the Asia Yoga Community together.
Victor has been practicing and teaching yoga for the past six years. He draws his influence from various styles of yoga from classical to modern from all his teachers. His style is goal oriented and precise. He believes in sequencing the practice to achieve specific goals. At the same time, a complete practice requires exploring both the polarity of Yin and Yang yoga to bring oneself back to “centre”. Only by experiencing the two extremes will one be able to come back to the “middle”. Therefore, Victor emphasizes on being awareness of the changes that takes place in the practice and being in the moment.
He is a Tibetan Buddhist and Meditator for more than 14 years and has the good fortunate to study with authentic teachers of his lineage. He also holds gratitude to all teachers who has taught him yoga. They include: Kali Ray of TriYoga, Srivasta Ramaswami on Vinyasa Krama, Paul Grilley of Yin Yoga, Sri Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sarath on Ashtanga Yoga and Nitya Mohan on sankrit chanting and Yoga Sutra of Patanjali.
Victor is the organizer of the first Asia-pacific yoga conference in Singapore – Yoga In Asia Conference 2005. The event was supported by the Singapore government and the India High Commission in Singapore.
Violet has been practicing Yoga Pranayama and Meditation for 20 years after having a transcendental experience at the age of 20.
Working for many years as a professional model, living in New York City, then Toronto, traveling around the world, rendered a very fast paced busy existence.
Given her career in the Fashion Industry, health and fitness was always a key issue in Violet’s life. She studied dance at the ‘George Randolf Dance School’ in Toronto, Ontario.
Meditation and Pranayama (study of Vital Breaths) led to a deeper study and practice of HathaYoga Postures (Asanas) at age 24.
The birth of her son in 1992, was then the final step on the path to true ‘self-realization’.
Combining the various aspects of meditation, breath, strength, Kundalini and Taoism, Violet founded a new system of Yoga and calls it ‘ RAJAFUSION’. © 2003-/Y.I.N..
Classes are approached from a 3-fold nature – Spirit, Mind, and Body. They are primarily ‘Vinyasa Flow’ (movement and breath). Various esoteric truths and Yogic Darshan (in-sight) are learned in the Rajafusion classes.
Traveling with Violet as our yoga instructor is an inspiriting experience with a lot of love and joy.
Mona Doehla Haymaker originated from Oklahoma, lived 17 years in LA where she started her career in bodybuilding at Gold’s Gym.
Bryan Kest became Mona’s big inspiration that led her in 1987 to do a teacher training with Bryan.
Soon after that, Mona started to teach Power yoga in Santa Monica, saying goodbye for good to her corporate life that was engulfing her since a long time. (17 years!)
One year later, 1988, Mona did an other teacher training but this time with Ana Forrest.
Her love for Mother Nature brought her to Asia, finally having found her own garden of Eden in Koh Lanta, an island in the South of Thailand. It is here were you can find Mona most of the time sharing her gift at Relax Bay Resort.
Mona coaches a Vinyasa yoga style (also called Flow or Power Yoga) where she teaches the technical aspect of physical alignment, offering modification and variation of the poses, where her love for all that is living shines through her invigorating classes.
For more information, please visit her website at monayoga.com
Putu is from Bali, which is the only Hindu island in Indonesia and was exposed to the teaching of the Begawan Gita at an early age. He had his awakening experience in 1990 which brought him more questions than answers. Later in life he found out that this experience is what was given to him to pass on to the human kind and all that is living.. His search brought him to studying transcendental mediation from Maharishi Mahes yogi. Experiencing the body as simply the body and the mind to be one with all ,enabling to leave the body at free will.
The practice of yoga simply followed with the understanding of the mind in conjunction with the breath hence the asanas came into regular practice since 1999. Knowing that he wanted to become a teacher in Sivananda Radja Yoga he started to work to save up for his studies to become a certified teacher, which he became in early 2007. Putu teaches with a huge understanding of the anatomy and the mind, coming from each class as a new person.
Bodhi was born in Australia and began surfing and martial arts at an early age.
He has a background in physical education, naturopathy, dance and movement studies.
His love of nature and surfing led to him to living on a pristine ocean side alternative community that is solar powered and a nature reserve.
It is surrounded by national parks and bordered by the ocean and tea tree creeks. He know operates a Natural Therapies Clinic and a Yoga Surf and Nature Retreat ( Bodhi’s Nature Retreat.) www.yogasurfretreats.com
A passion for travel has led him to Asia many times for surfing and culture while furthering his knowledge of other mind-body & soul disciplines.
We are proud to have him as one of our Yoga World Tours Teacher and Guide for our yoga tours.
Gina initially discovered the therapeutic benefits of yoga when it helped her overcome Rheumatoid Arthritis of the lower back. She believes yoga is beneficial to everyone, of all ages and abilities.
Gina’s enthusiasm and warmth, motivates and encourages her students to make personal choices in their yoga practice and develop skills to help them become attuned to their bodies. Gina’s inspiration as a yoga teacher is to lead her students to discover new physical awareness by focussing on the integration of breath with movement, to move beyond the mind and connect with their inner silence and to practice stillness in each asana (posture), creating a sense of peace and well-being.
Gina is a Yoga Alliance 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher and received her Yoga Teacher Diploma by Shakti Mhi, founder of Prana Yoga Teacher College. Gina is certified to teach Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Laughter Yoga and Kids Yoga. Gina is also a Certified Practitioner in the Art of Thai Massage and Indian Head Massage.
When Gina is not on her yoga mat she enjoys spending time underwater as a Certified PADI Dive Master or in the snow-capped mountains, carving it up on her snowboard. www.pureyogabliss.com
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