Our Amazing Team

Our Amazing Team


Our incredible yoga teachers and facilitators have been hand selected to lead our retreats around the globe. Each one offers their unique interpretation of yoga and its forms of expression. Here at Yoga & Adventures Worldwide, we believe that it’s ALL yoga hence our creative retreats incorporating art and yoga together. Our yoga teacher trainings offer new teachers a chance to earn their 200-hour training as well as seasoned yoga teachers to earn advanced teaching certificates in 60-hour increments. No matter which teacher or retreat you choose we are certain you will fall in love with our leaders just as we have!

Browse our tribe by section:

Yoga Teachers Behind the Scenes Hostess

Alexa Dorfman

Alexa is a 500HR RYT and Certified Ayurvedic Nutritionist currently teaching at Alo Yoga in NYC. She has been teaching for four years, after initially training with Corepower Yoga in her hometown of Washington, DC. She first fell in love with mindful movement in college when she was craving a way to connect with herself and others in an unfamiliar place. After graduation she completed her first yoga teacher training and shortly afterwards began her teaching journey in New York City.

Creating space for others to feel safe, move in a way that feels expansive, connect with themselves and join a community is what brings her back to the studio every single time. Alexa enjoys teaching multiple different class formats and that’s exactly what you’ll experience on her retreats. Throughout the week you’ll move through vinyasa flows, yoga tone (yoga+strength+pilates) sequences and yin/restorative classes. Her hope is that students feel a deep connection to their body, mind and spirit allowing a return to daily life with a renewed sense of self. Alexa’s goal is for students to know just how strong they really are, both physically and emotionally. Whether achieved there through asana, breathwork, meditation or a student’s own unique path, knowing they are capable of more than they could have imagined.

To learn more about Alexa’s teaching and her life in NYC, visit her instagram

Alison Buchanan

Alison’s motto is “strength comes from within.” By leading from the heart, and believing in our innate power, she feels that every one of our goals is achievable.

Alison brings this philosophy to her teaching, where she aims to create challenging, yet playful sequences. Her classes are holistic and mindful, and always tuned to what students need in the moment. Deep down, Alison is an alignment and anatomy nerd who loves to share her knowledge with the aim of helping people move better, and thus feel better, in their bodies.

Before moving to Seattle, Alison was a longtime teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has taught yoga professionally for 12 years, and continues to advance her yogic studies with dynamic asana and mediation teachers nationwide. During yoga retreats with Alison, you can expect her to be an engaged leader who offers a strength-focused yoga class in the morning, and a restorative/meditation class in the evening. She’ll be a person with whom you can authentically connect on-and-off the mat. She’ll also be an active participant, who’ll happily go adventuring with you, and then reminisce about it all over a glass a wine at the end of the day.

Come experience adventure, excitement, restoration and all-around fun with her on a life-changing retreat.

Amy Appel

Amy is a former elementary school teacher who graduated from NYU with a Bachelor of Science in education. She has been practicing yoga for over eighteen years. She decided to take her passion and train to share her love of yoga with others. She is known for her compassionate teaching and attention to detail. She is eager to help her students learn and work to their fullest potential. Amy is an E-RYT 500 yoga teacher who trained through Yoga Journey in Boca Raton, Florida. She has worked on the faculty to train students to become yoga teachers.

Amy has a way of keeping it real and fun while maintaining the integrity of the yoga practice. She blends the physical and the spiritual, sharing that we can take these lessons with us off the mat. She often works privately with her students for one on one instruction. Amy practices with a variety of teachers, attends workshops and travels to keep her ideas fresh. She is happily married, living in Boca Raton and the proud mother of four wonderful children and one precious grandson.

Andrea Manitsas

The Intro…

My beliefs are always shifting and deepening, as with everything. Right now, this is the ethos that drives my spiritual practices and my teaching:

Life is really hard sometimes. And tragic. And awe-inspiring.And easy. And outrageous. And insane. And boring. And beautiful. And mundane. It’s everything that it can be, revealing itself to us in each iteration as the moments unfold. Yoga evolves with the tides of our lives, and can offer us a thread to the sacred, a deep connection to ourselves as we wander the paths before us. A yoga practice, like many other things, is an invitation to commune with the self, to put down all the external stimuli and have an embodied experience. Honestly, we have never needed sacred, self-soothing and adoring practices more than we do now. I have found this great tending to the self essential to a meaningful life.

The Bio…

​Over the last 10+ years of teaching in the Bay Area, Anj has become known for a potent class with a whole lotta soul and a creative, whimsical flow. She believes that a yoga class is a powerful place to forget ourselves and remember ourselves all at the same time.

Anj is a passionate guide, weaving students through a rhythmic, music-filled, breath-guided journey on their mats, encouraging the whole tapestry of the human experience to be felt, held, honored. Her classes often incorporate mantras and chanting, philosophy, meditation, visualization, lots of sighing, essential oils, challenge and space for a personal unfolding.

Anj has studied a lot over the last 20+ years, and chronic illness/pain has led her to engage with many healing modalities that influence her classes, including nervous system regulation and brain retraining. She aims to create a healing, sacred space always.

Cora Rosen

From a young age, Cora was drawn toward a spiritual way of living and the mind-body connection. She loved yoga right from the start, exploring many different styles. It wasn’t until a couple of years later that Cora started practicing Ashtanga/Vinyasa yoga and the fluidity, beauty and meditative qualities captured her heart. Cora had no intentions of teaching yoga. She wanted to immerse herself in a training to deepen her own personal practice. Little did she know the universe had other plans. Cora has studied with many renowned teachers and is always learning and expanding her experience and knowledge of this lifelong practice by continuing to learn from her most favorite and influential teachers of the past and present.

Cora has been practicing yoga for the past 19 years and teaching for 15. She decided to open Moksha Yoga Studio in Wellington, Florida shortly after her son was born due to the lack of yoga in the community. As the studio evolved, so have her teachings and practice. Cora not only teaches group classes incorporating intelligent and invigorating sequencing, good music and calming energy but she specializes in working one-on-one. She works with professional athletes, celebrities and the local community using yoga as a tool to help address, assess and work through physical injuries and imbalances and to foster a greater sense of awareness, healing and balance in the body and mind. She consistently continues her yoga education and is proud to be a part of the Yoga Medicine® community where the standards of education are raising the bar in the health and wellness arena. Cora strives to bring yoga into everyday life by doing, evolving and truly living it, allowing peace and joy to flourish within and spread to others. In her free time you will find her traveling with her family, at the bottom of the sea or on a paddle board enjoying the beauty and experiences this world has to offer!

Learn more about Cora’s studio, class offering in South Florida and more on her website.

Dawn Thie

Find Your True Self. It is Dawn’s highest intention to help guide students to a deeper relationship with Self. By moving our bodies and our energy, we free our soul to be seen and we can connect to parts of Self that are waiting to be explored.

Dawn carefully designs classes to clear the energetic channels within the body to create more space and open the path to inner peace. Incorporating the 8 Limb Path of Yoga, she invites students to explore something deeper within themselves using asana, breath work, intention and focus, in a way that meets students where they are. Feeling into the energy present in the room, Dawn uses her authentic voice offering clear and concise guidance, while weaving in yoga philosophy and heartfelt intention for both a physical and spiritual experience. All through a trauma informed approach.

When we connect to Self, we begin to experience the innate peace within and thus walk along this planet more peacefully. Dawn has been leading retreats nationally and internationally, as well as teacher trainings and workshops around the country. Originally trained in the traditional Sivananda Hatha style of yoga, Dawn’s classes offer a classical approach to yoga with a modern twist of accessibility. To learn more about Dawn please check our her website, I AM Dawn Thie Yoga.

Emma Poole

Emma has been teaching yoga in NYC for 9 years and counting, which for her feels both like a lifetime ago and nothing at all. Yoga has been the most unexpected and rewarding path of her life and she believes it is for everyone and can be lived in various forms. Her intention is to inspire individuals the ability to self-heal, through steady yet compassionate inquiry. Trusting that everything is intrinsically connected, she teach holistically, utilizing techniques that incorporate mind, body, & spirit.

Emma completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in the Spring of 2013, at the renowned PURE Yoga Studio in Manhattan, under the instruction of KayKay Clivio and Yogi Charu. Her style is heavily influenced by the teaching principles of Laughing Lotus New York, Ana Forrest, and Alanna Kaivalya. She has further trainings in the chakra system, energetics, and Reiki 1 under the guidance of Tara Tonini.

Emma’s intention is that her classes feel like a moving meditation; she combines fluid sequencing with thoughtful storytelling, music, and philosophy. Expect to be challenged, softened, and hopefully inspired!

Emma currently lives in Washington Heights with her senior rescue pitbull, Robin, the true love of her life. To learn more about her offerings, visit www.emmapooleyoga.com

Genevieve Morin

Genevieve has been leading retreats internationally for the last 20 years.  She is passionate about worldwide travel, full immersion in different cultures, and the importance of broadening our understanding of one another.

As a trilingual yoga teacher, speaking English, French and Spanish, verbal and non-verbal communication are at the core of her interests.  Like cooking or creating music, moving the body, dancing and yogic expression are international, borderless forms of communication.  The potential of connection to ourselves, to one another, and to a universal energy is boundless.

Even when Genevieve travels on retreat to a place where common language is not spoken, sharing the language of yoga and movement is always possible.  Genevieve loves leading a group of people to unique destinations, especially those who may feel timid or shy in a foreign place.  To offer an opportunity for people to experience our human oneness is pivotal and life-changing.  We are all human beings with similar needs and desires, and despite borders or differences, we all yearn toward meaningful connections.  Genevieve is endlessly intrigued by how simple life truly is… and how simple and joyful our journeys can be.

Discover more about Genevieve on her website, Truro Yoga.

Heather Berg

Heather Berg is a certified Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) and Buteyko Clinic Method Instructor in South Florida.

She has been a yoga practitioner since 1991 studying many ancient yoga traditions. In 2012 Heather began her journey teaching beyond the postures (asana) creating well rounded yoga sessions that always incorporate breath work (pranayama) and meditation to support her groups and individuals. Heather is most interested in guiding others to be self-aware of their habitual physical, mental and emotional patterns. Her intention is for her clients to become discerning practitioners who can then integrate information for themselves. This way, her students will truly learn to practice yoga as a way of life.

Heather leads Hatha, Yin, Yoga Nidra and Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) yoga classes (groups and privates) as well as at larger events such as: Okeechobee Music, Art and Yoga Fest; The Yoga Expo; and Campowerment. At Rancho La Puerta, in Mexico, Heather is a sought-out guest yoga and meditation teacher. She is also part of the yoga teaching staff at Yoga & Adventures Worldwide where she has led 2 retreats in Morocco, Cuba and Santorini in 2022!

She created a corporate wellness program, Practice to Pause, where she engages employees with evidence-based mindfulness tools to feel more present, enhance creativity, performance and improve overall well-being in and out of work.

In March 2020, Heather was introduced to the Buteyko method after reading James Nestor’s book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art. Her love of diving deeper into different breath work modalities for her personal and professional practice inspired Heather to study with Patrick McKeown to become a Buteyko instructor. She continues to observe positive changes not only in her own health (better sleep, lessening of menopausal symptoms and more energy), but with her yoga and corporate clients. There are so many parallels between pranayama, the ancient yogic science of breath work and the doctor-developed, researched, functional breathing of the Buteyko method.

Heather makes it her priority to listen to her clients’ individual goals and unique circumstances to help them thrive! Movement, breath work, and meditation each alone can make powerful changes in people’s health, but together they create a transformational experience.

She is available for live and Zoom classes for Yoga (Hatha, Yin, Yoga Nidra), Meditation, and the integration of pranayama and the Buteyko method.

To learn more about Heather and what she offers, visit www.soulgardenyoga.com

Holly Twining

Holly became a Certified Yoga Teacher through the Namaste Institute training program back in 2011. She teaches a wide variety of yoga classes at Om Land Yoga studios and is also trained in Unnata Aerial Yoga, Paddleboard Yoga and Acro Yoga as well as teaching kids classes at Mantis Yoga and Color Me Yoga. Holly had an occasional yoga tv spot with ABC 7/Fox Bangor to highlight upcoming adventures and introduce viewers to different aspects of yoga, now she uses her own YouTube Channel for flowing & adventure clips. Her yoga classes are thoughtful, intuitive, and creative. She loves adventure and we are thrilled to have her leading retreats with us!

Holly is also an avid tennis player and rock climber, bird lover and nature enthusiast. She was a naturalist for Maine Audubon so be sure to bring along your best binos when on retreat with her and get ready for an epic adventure!

Jamison Goodnight

Jamison has always had a love for movement from a young age. She obtained a BFA in Dance Performance at SUNY Purchase while simultaneously acquiring her AA in Business Administration, graduating in 2009. Directly after her schooling she moved to NYC and worked professionally in her field as a Dance Artist and Instructor. Yoga appeared in her life after a career threatening injury that drastically stunted her movement capability and deeply affected her mental health. Yoga became a saving grace, as it gave her the tools to physically reconnect, the time to quiet intrusive thoughts, and the space to meet her body for what it could offer in that moment in order to repair. She fully believes that Mindful Movement, through Yoga, supported the healing process and saved her dance career.

Personally feeling the benefits of Yoga first hand, Jamison decided she wanted to expand her knowledge in functional movement and share the practice with others. In 2014 she acquired a 200-RYT Certification, with a Vinyasa focus, followed by a Mentorship under Cindy Lanzas at Yoga Vida. At the same time her dance career began to blossom once again. Currently, Jamison is a Principal Dancer and Animato Dance Art Method instructor with the Nadine Bommer Dance Company. Through teaching Yoga and sharing Nadine’s naturally therapeutic movement language Kinetica, she has had incredible opportunities to bring physical joy to others as they explore their bodies and release their minds. Always eager to learn more, she has since studied Yin and Meditation as well as deepened her understanding of the Pre and Postnatal body.

Through the teachings of movement Jamison looks forward to experiencing the future growth of others. “Movement is life! Let’s move, let’s flow, let’s find the joy and beauty in everything that surrounds us. Connect and smile with me from the inside!”

Follow Jamison on Instagram @jamisongoodnight and find out more www.withjamisongoodnight.com

Jenniferlyn Chiemingo

Jenniferlyn is known affectionately by her students + friends as JL…and the words joy, love, and yoga surely describe her best!

Through yoga on the mat and in travel, JL’s goal is to provide her students with the opportunity to experience genuine joy, love, and connection (a.k.a. yoga). JL’s unique yoga teaching style is a creation all her own and an experience from which all can benefit. They are flowing, grounding, spiritual and inspiring. When you step away from one of her Vinyasa classes, you will feel more connected to yourself and the world around you. She provides loving support to newbies while continually challenging regular practitioners to find greater depths in their practice.

JL first experienced yoga in 2000 when she was looking for a way to escape the daily stress from her job as a TV news producer in northern California. That was when yoga started to change her life. Overcome by the power and benefits of yoga in her own life, JL decided to move her career from the newsroom to the yoga mat in 2002. With curiosity and ambition, she followed her dream and began her training at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health with an emphasis in Integrative Yoga Therapy. JL continued her training with Shiva Rea, embracing Vinyasa yoga. Through Vinyasa, she learned the powerful energizing and cleansing benefits of linking breath with movement.

JL is listed E-RYT with Yoga Alliance and has taught for more than 17 years in Seattle and the Bay Area. After more than 11 years leading international yoga retreats she partnered with Yoga & Adventures Worldwide in 2021 to bring travelers on our bespoke yoga adventures and beyond. These intimate getaways have the potential to change your life if you are open to the possibility…

Jess Apo

Jess is a yogi, a momma, and a free spirit. She has a passion for movement & stillness alike, yoga philosophy, and raising vibration. Jess began her journey into teaching almost 20 years ago where she spent the first part of her adult life teaching elementary school. Though she loved it, her spirit ached for something else. She decided to try out a yoga class for stress management and immediately knew that she wanted to pursue a career teaching yoga. That summer she completed a 200-hour intensive teacher training with YogaWorks and never looked back. Following that, she completed a Prenatal Teacher Training with Pranakriya and a 300-hour teacher training with ISHTA yoga. The last ten years have been spent sharing her passion for yoga. Jess teaches a variety of classes ranging from Vinyasa, Prenatal, Restorative, & meditation. She leads yoga teacher trainings at both the 200 & 300-hour level and nothing feeds her soul more than being a part of the trainee’s journey into yoga.

Her free spirit loves to travel and take yoga outdoors. When we allow ourselves to connect to our source, we tune into our inner wisdom, intuition, and divine heart guidance. It is her belief that love is at the center of all beings. Learn all about Jess on her website.

Kathy Parsons

Expect to flow, restore and connect on these retreats!

Kathy is a yoga teacher, meditation and breathwork coach who specializes in helping students connect to themselves through movement and breath. Having led many international wellness retreats over the years, Kathy is a self-proclaimed ‘retreat addict’ (and a type-A in recovery). She left the corporate world in 2014 to focus on teaching yoga and providing energizing, fun and balanced classes and retreats for her students.

Her vinyasa flow classes incorporate creative movements that strengthen and lengthen the body while staying connected to the breath. Her sequencing and careful class planning leave students feeling challenged and empowered in an accessible and supportive way.  She also teaches breathwork, moving meditation, restorative, yin yoga and the science of stretching. Her classes are tailored to the students and include (optional) gentle hands-on adjustments, inspirational music, and an aromatherapy savasana massage (bliss!).

As a highly skilled teacher with extensive experience teaching in all settings and to all levels (from corporate leadership retreats, CrossFit gyms, traditional yoga studios, private clients of all ages and physical backgrounds, mindfulness retreats and public events) Kathy adapts her classes to provide a positive experience for each student.

“My philosophy is to provide the space for each student to connect with their mind, body and soul so they finish class feeling simultaneously lighter and more grounded. I encourage students to push themselves to their personal limits, while not taking themselves too seriously. Smiling, laughing (and crying) is always welcome!”

You can find more information about Kathy and her teaching style on her website:  www.thesantoshalife.ca

Randi Cerini

Movement has always been a vital part of Randi’s life. She began dancing as a toddler and continued to dance, perform and choreograph throughout college and afterwards. Upon moving to New York City in 2009, she discovered yoga helped with the aches and pains from years of dancing. Inspired by the physical, mental and emotional benefits she experienced with yoga, Randi decided to pursue teaching yoga full time in 2014.

She completed her 200-hour training and additional 6-month mentorship at Yoga Vida NYC, trained in Katonah Yoga at The Studio in NYC and is a certified mat pilates instructor through the Equinox Pilates program. She has been leading classes in Vinyasa, Yin, Meditation and mat Pilates for public, private and corporate clients around the city with a following of enthusiastic students who gravitate towards her passion for sharing yoga through movement, breath and ease.

Randi provides various modifications that take into account different levels of experience, injuries and life stages to meet students where they are. In her classes you can expect to feel challenged in an accessible way while deeply connecting with your inner wisdom and guidance.

She has been planning and leading national and international yoga retreats since 2017 as a way bring people together to travel and experience new cultures, foods, climates, flora, fauna, and more. We are thrilled to have Randi on the team and look forward to more adventures together with her at the helm on yoga!

Sherry Sidoti

Sherry Sidoti is the founder and lead director of FLY Yoga School, a teacher training program and FLY Outreach, a not-for-profit that offers yoga and meditation for those in recovery from addiction and trauma on Martha’s Vineyard. Sherry leads yoga courses, teacher training, and retreats globally. She holds certifications in 500 E-RYT in Atma Holistic, Yin, Forrest, Prenatal & Postnatal, Vinyasa, Hatha, Trauma Sensitive, Restorative, Somatic Anatomy Yoga, and is a Certified Labor Doula through DONA International, a Certified Recovery Coach through the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy©, and a Certified Somatic Attachment Therapist through Embody Lab.

Her musings have been published by various magazines and periodicals; including The Martha’s Vineyard Times, Heart and Soul Magazine, Elephant Journal, and Anthropology and Humanism Quarterly. In 2021 Sherry won first place for prose with the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. Her essay Mosaics, is featured in She Writes Anthology, Art in the Time of Unbearable Crisis. Her forthcoming memoir, A Smoke and a Song: A Daughter’s Memoir of Living in the Layers, published by She Writes Press releases August 1, 2023.

As an engaging podcast and radio guest, she has shared her spiritual teachings on What Matters Most, Twisted Times, Live Your Happy Now, WMVY Martha’s Vineyard Radio and Three Crones. She shares with embodied humor, vulnerability, and insight, reflecting our ongoing quest for self-awareness and spiritual awakening. Sherry is most devoted to her greatest teacher, her son Miles, whose love, sensitivity, and wisdom illuminates her path.

For more on Sherry, her teacher trainings, and classes on Martha’s Vineyard check out her website.

Vanessa Morton

Vanessa is a head full of ideas and a heart full of dreams kind of woman. Her life has been a journey, from leaving the UK in 1990 at 17 years old to immigrate to the USA, where she first discovered her passion for yoga. A student of yoga now for 26 years and a teacher for 21 and counting…

On this journey, she has been blessed with inspiring teachers. Taking her first training at the Omega Institute in Austin Texas, and since taking her studies to Rishikesh, India and more recently being a teacher training assistant for YogaWorks in Cyprus, where Vanessa now resides for the last 14 years, with her family.

Vanessa truly believes that yoga can help you through this “one crazy life”.

In 2021 Vanessa experienced burnout. She describes this period as a “messy kind of beautiful” with deep knowledge and understanding that after all these years of teaching vinyasa flow, it was time for a change. This gave Vanessa the perfect space and time to slow down in life and slow down her practice. Taking a Yoga Remedy training in 2021 was one of the best decisions she made in her teaching career. Slowing down fitted in perfectly with her Mediterranean lifestyle. The Cyprus mantra is “slowly slowly”.

Vanessa loves to teach an alignment-based Hatha Flow style practice, alongside Yoga Remedy, which is a therapeutic approach to yoga, softly weaving in the yoga philosophy making yoga accessible for every body.

Her passion is to guide others into their own yoga journey, especially now for women going through midlife. Teaching the student a simple movement or how to breathe can open a door to a bigger state of mind, health, and happiness.

Vanessa truly wants to help people through the ups and downs of life through travel, adventures, yoga, and maybe a glass of wine or two.

Wendy Martin

Wendy’s teaching style is intimate, relatable, soft and inclusive leaving you with an invitation to begin where you are, in your body and life which allows the journey to unravel naturally from the inside out. She weaves a tapestry of practical guidance, subtle details and deep insight accessing intimate pathways to self discovery that is unique to all who practice.

Teaching for over 20 years and facilitating yoga retreats around the world, Wendy follows the roots of Hatha yoga and spins an eclectic web of various styles & movement teaching modalities into her class offerings. These teachings have been drawn from her work with taming hyper mobility & accessing mindful strength to calming the anxious mind while creating nervous system regulation and balance.

The practices Wendy shares are a spiritual approach to conscious embodied movement, meditation & breath work.

“I believe the body is a highly attuned instrument of intuition.  The inner work & commitment we share in the practice guides us into and through the evolution of self bringing us deeper into union and understanding of our innate wisdom. This is the work of becoming…”

To find out more about Wendy, her website is lovely and offers videos, book offerings, and her teaching schedule in Huntsville. Also don’t miss out on her amazing naturally hand dyed garments of Muskoka Tye-dye Botanicals, her snazzy creations when it comes to yoga pants and her seasonal Underwear Club too!

Behind the Scenes

JL Lynna

JL Chiemingo

Helping with all your email needs, inquiries and plans…JL is on the case! We are so grateful to have her helping out with our inbox. She’s taught most of our retreats so she knows the answers and we are thrilled to have her support.

Lynna Hedli

Lynna is a trained architect and we love that attention to detail! She is our right hand in keeping things organized and on track behind the scenes as well as being a facilitator on the ground.


Christina Dani Karo Lynna Sofi

Christina Thomas

In 2008 Christina left her fancy, big city Interior Design career to follow her heart in the Caribbean of Tulum, Mexico. After many amazing (and bumpy) serendipitous turns, she has founded Utopia Guesthouse & Yoga Studios in Tulum, Havana and now El Cuyo, Yucatan. She started Yoga Adventures Tulum in 2008 and Yoga & Adventures Worldwide in 2010, offering unique, affordable retreat adventures in some of the world’s most fascinating locations.

Her passion for yoga began back in 1994 in a college Kundalini course. Since then she has studied and practiced with many well-known masters and aspiring ones. She acquired her RYT-200 in 2012 from the Institute of Interdisciplinary Yoga Studies with a focus on Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Viniyoga traditions. Although she greatly enjoys leading asana practices she prefers to be on the mat as a student. Hence, she is the creator and (sometimes) host during her bespoke retreats.

She has been planning and hosting retreats around the world since 2012 and traveling on her own since she was 5 years old. Each destination she chooses holds a special place in her heart. Join us to find out why!

Daniela Savalli

Dani has been producing events from Argentina to Spain for the past 10 years and was our obvious choice to host retreats in Europe, where she is based throughout the year. A longtime travel fan, yogi, and kindred spirit we are thrilled to have her onboard. Her sweet personality and wit won us over years ago when we met in Tulum and she is the perfect addition to our Y&AWW team!  Look out for Dani in Morocco and beyond…

Karolina Quesada

Karolina was born and raised in Bonn, Germany and has been traveling the world from a very young age. She has a plethora of talents and experience from restaurant owner, fashion designer, producer and stylist, hotel manager, and so much more. She speaks 7 languages fluently and has been working with us for years on the ground in Havana where she resides full time. We are so lucky to have her on retreats with us around the globe!

Lynna Hedli

Lynna has a passion for travel, a love for culture and language and a desire to practice all kinds of yoga. She is French by birth but currently resides in Barcelona enjoying the city, playing music and exploring art, architecture and cuisine.  We love that she speaks Spanish, English and French fluently with dabbles in Arabic as well. Her outgoing personality, attention to detail and friendly nature make her an obvious choice for facilitating retreats with us. Look out for Lynna in Morocco, El Cuyo and beyond…

Sofia von Linden

Our right hand woman for many years, Sofi has been working closely with Y&AWW since 2017 where she effortlessly managed our first Utopia Guesthouse and Yoga Studio in Tulum. In the meantime she has been traveling the world with us and facilitating retreat groups from Morocco to Greece and from Cuba to Portugal (and lots of places in between!).

She has grace, style and makes it all look easy as she navigates the crowds in the souks of Marrakech or is the first to plunge into the waters of the Aegean.

We’re not sure where we’d be without her. These days she is facilitating less because of the pandemic but does make her appearance when she can and it’s always a treat!