Our Yoga Teachers

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David Sharpe • Founder

Before Island Yoga, David was a green card holder in the mountains of New Mexico, working as a rock climbing instructor and yoga teacher. The spontaneous call to make a home and Yoga Retreat Center sang a beautiful tune to David in 2009 when Island Yoga was born. His down-to-earth style makes seemingly complex subjects simple and entertaining.

David hosts our popular sunrise Tai Chi sessions as well as teaching regular morning vinyasa classes. Though a dedicated student of numerous spiritual disciplines, he is never guilty of taking life too seriously!

TEACHER BAO

Bao Bilingual Yoga Teacher Training

Bao is originally from Taiwan, currently living in Shanghai. 
Has been teaching yoga for more than 10 years, Certified E-RYT 500 yoga teacher and a professional yoga trainer from Yoga Alliance. 
 
Her teaching style is focused on the connection between body and awareness; guiding students how to connect both together during the yoga practice. Also, combining an anatomy point of view into the teaching, teaching students to understand and control the body effectively and elevate the connection level.
 
Baos teachings include basic anatomy, advanced anatomy, muscle connection & mechanics, asana (body postures), myofascial muscles etc.
TEACHER MARINA

Marina Personal Trainer & Yoga Teacher E-RYT 500

Certified Yoga Instructor and Personal Trainer, specialised in Functional training and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with a runner athlete background.

Marina's passion towards sports, health and people motivated her to embark in a path full of excitement and physical exercise, enrolling in fitness and yoga studies, and managing a functional training gym in the city of Madrid, Spain, for several years.

During the last years Marina has been traveling as a backpacker in South Asia teaching and deepening in her personal Yoga and Meditation practice, while learning foundations of Qi Gong and discovering different cultures and ways of living.

Her teaching style, creative and intuitive, is an interesting result from her experience in meditation and these physical body disciplines, always keeping the focus on the quality of  movement, the breath and awareness.

Dimitri Miteff

Dimitri Miteff • Yoga Teacher

E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP

Dimitri’s approach is alignment-based and intelligently sequenced, it aims to empower students physically and spiritually. He specializes in holistic calligraphy yoga as well as tai chi and Qigong to increase energy (“Qi”) production. His classes are often adventurous but also deeply grounding.

Island Yoga’s Sacred Shamanic Sound Bath is conducted by Dimitri and features Thailand’s largest collection of gongs! He guides students into profound relaxation so that they may receive the healing properties of numinous sound during this one of a kind experience.

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Roni Jones • Yoga Teacher

C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, E-RYT 500, YACEP

Roni’s heart-based teachings transpire from her colorful background in arts and music, often incorporating sound therapy for deep relaxation and emotional clearing.

As a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner, Roni’s Island Yoga classes are rooted in mindfulness and meditation. She specializes in Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda in fields such as mental health, spinal and structural issues and women’s health.

She brings presence and grace to her Island Yoga classes by cultivating awareness and compassion.

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Lucy Kellett • Yoga Teacher

Lucy sees Yoga & Bodywork as potent enrichments for our modern-day lives; to embody, re-connect, heal & find presence within our being & surroundings. Yielding support & nourishment, whilst cultivating Authenticity, Clarity & Truth (Tattva) in our interactions with the world.

Delivering a fusion of techniques, ranging from the strength of Vinyasa to the subtlety of Cranio-Sacral Therapy & Chakra energetics, she surfaces many aspects & angles of movement, breath & meditation to shape a whole-rounded practice. 

Spirit is her guidance, and offering of gratitude & re-claiming stillness are her foremost life philosophies & daily pursuits. Enamored by the magnetism & purity of Koh Yao Noi, Lucy is abundantly grateful to have the opportunity to share & practice at Island Yoga.