Our Yoga Teachers

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!

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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!

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Antonella Milo

Yoga Instructor

E-RYT 200, RYT 500

Antonella is passionate about mindful movement, breath, and meditation. Her style incorporates dance, Qi Gong, and Himilayan tradition. Antonella has taught yoga in five countries over a span of 16 years and draws her inspiration from far and wide. Her Island Yoga classes embody a slow, yet fluid form of hatha yoga. She sees the body as an instrument for mindfulness and self-observation.

Roni Jones

Yoga Instructor

E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP

Roni’s heart-based teachings transpire from her colorful background in arts and music, often incorporating musical instruments for deep relaxation and emotional clearing.  As a Tibetan Buddhist refuge, Roni’s Island Yoga classes are rooted in mindfulness and meditation. She specializes in yoga therapy and fields such as structural therapeutics, women’s health, Ayurveda, and sound therapy. She brings presence and grace to her Island Yoga classes by cultivating awareness and compassion.

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Roni Jones

Yoga Instructor 

E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP

Roni’s heart-based teachings transpire from her colorful background in arts and music, often incorporating musical instruments for deep relaxation and emotional clearing.  As a Tibetan Buddhist refuge, Roni’s Island Yoga classes are rooted in mindfulness and meditation. She specializes in yoga therapy and fields such as structural therapeutics, women’s health, Ayurveda, and sound therapy. She brings presence and grace to her Island Yoga classes by cultivating awareness and compassion.

Betty Yan Island Yoga Teacher

Betty Yan

Yoga Instructor

Born and raised in Inner Mongolia, Betty is the latest addition to the Island Yoga team
With her ever open heart and captivating smile, she is much loved by students and staff alike.
She received a degree in fashion design from Singapore university and, returning to China, she became a veteran of the Beijing yoga scene. A 200 hour certified yoga teacher, Betty is also an avid Acro yoga student.
Her yoga classes reflect a playful and engaging style of teaching and of course, being Chinese, her sunrise Tai Chi classes are truly captivating.

Dimitri Miteff

Yoga Instructor 

E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YASEP

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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Dimitri Miteff

Dimitri Miteff

Yoga Instructor 

E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YASEP

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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Wang Pao Yu - 'Bao'

Yoga Instructor 

E-RYT 500

Originally from Taiwan, Bao has been teaching yoga for more than 10 years, accumulates more than 10,000 hours of teaching experience.

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.

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