My name is Guillermo Abarca. I am 52 years old and started the practice and study of Yoga in the year of 1979 when I was 14 years old in the city of Morelia, my birth city in Mexico. Since I started the practice, my teachers noticed dedication and devotion to the practice and studies of yoga and I was invited to attend the Yoga teacher training program of the Yoga school, called Universal Great Brotherhood. Since 1980 I have taught the practice of asanas. My experience as a yoga teacher is based in two main aspects: my very own personal practice and the sincere interest in the philosophy of Yoga as a way of living. Teaching yoga to me is essential part of the Karma yoga: to be able to help others realize we can become healthy cells within our community, society and environment. I am proud to share a unique session as a culmination of 35 years of study in a smart practice that incorporates spiritually and powerful aspects for an outstanding outcome. I am a Yoga Allience Certified yoga teacher.
I am the Coordinator of the Yoga Los Sueños Program. I am originally from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and believe that yoga should be lived, on and off, the mat. Over the last ten years I have been studying and experimenting with a diverse range of teachers and styles of yoga. For the last six years my teaching focus has been Vinyasa and Hatha Flow. Currently, I am inspired to deepen my practice with advanced studies in Shadow Yoga working with the energetic system of the human body and the sister science of Yoga, the study of Ayurveda, which has prompted me to also teach Restorative Yoga. It is a joy to study and share these ancient practices! “Be true, Yogis and Yoginis. We have to trust in the pure essence of the heart. Thinking only about asanas (poses) to make you stronger is not the achievement. It is the pure love of breathing into them.”
Hola! I am a highly-experienced Certified Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher, Yoga Nidra Meditation Guide, Laughter Yoga Teacher, and Psychotherapist from San Francisco, California. I have lived in Sayulita for several years and maintain a private Integrative Counseling and Yoga Therapy Practice in my downtown Sayulita home studio.
Here at Yoga Los Sueños, where I have been working for over five years offering weekly classes and guided meditation journeys with yoga retreat groups, I teach morning Hatha Yoga with Meditation accompanied by my crystal singing bowls. It is a slow-paced form of classic hatha yoga practiced with mindfulness, deeply-held poses and thematic integration for your whole self. Kick off your day setting your intention and feeling loosened up for whatever comes your way! Learn more at www.carmelacarlyle.com
Born and raised in Finland with a Master’s degree in Economics, I find myself on a completely different path, spending my days surfing, paddleboarding and practicing and teaching Yoga in Sayulita, a beautiful beach town in Mexico. Ashtanga was the first type of yoga that I started with, but slowly felt more drawn to different styles of which Vinyasa and Yin are now the closest to my heart. I am a devoted yoga practitioner with a love of sharing my passion with my students. I feel it is important that to continue on this path, I must always have an open heart and a willingness to learn from others.
Jessica Christen Lusk
My passion in life is making people feel happy healthy! I have been a Massage Therapist since October 2010. In October of 2015 I completed my Yoga teacher training at the Davanna Yoga studio in Puerto Vallarta. I love to explore all types of yoga, but the Vinyasa style practice is what really makes my soul spark! Combining all of the elements of a healthy body–movement, strength, flexibility and awareness–I find this practice to be like a massage for the body and soul. My goal in my classes is to make the Vinyasa practice accessible and enjoyable for all levels of yogis by giving specific cues on muscle engagement and breathing. You will hear me say often “Sthira-sukham ?sanam”, this Sanskrit proverb comes from the Yoga Sutras (II.46) and translates to “The yoga asana should be steady and comfortable”. Whether we are practicing our handstands or we are in our sukhasana (easy pose) the goal is to find the joy and comfort in the pose! Jessica is also our Acroyoga teacher, certified by Acroyoga Vancouver.
For Sylvie, yoga has been a journey of healing. Having practiced before, during, and after recovery from illness has endowed her with an intimate understanding of the body and a spiritual understanding of the connection between body, mind, and spirit.
Drawing on over 6 years experience in such diverse yoga styles as Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, and Yin, she crafts her classes for a wide range of participant abilities, offering variations and making all feel included. With an expanded knowledge of meditation techniques and refined empathy, Sylvie offers her students the opportunity to embark on a journey of physical and spiritual growth.
Andrea has been a healer for over 15 years. Putting together learned modalities of massage, reiki, polarity and more, can result in a better sense of well-being and balance.
10 years of teaching yoga and dance her classes bring a soulful mix of yoga, dance, meditation and fun into my classes to a mix of world music.
Also leading beautiful retreats down to Mexico and Costa Rica(see Destination page). A week of yoga, sun, reiki, dance, meditation and more.
**I do what I love and I love what I do**
Marea works on retreats, studio classes individuals and specialist groups such as sports teams, children 8+ and Seniors and develops yoga programs to practionioners’s needs and goals.Her classes draw on her vinyasa background, focusing on correct alignment, breath connection,strength, balance and flexibility. Her yoga practice began in 2001 during the University years she found Ashtanga and Vinyasa. Yoga offered her a practical path for finding easein the now. She has completed trainings, workshops and immersions in Cuernavaca, Mexico City, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Vallarta. Undertaking 200 HR RYT with Davannayoga.