Bones, muscles, fluid…the fluid movement of our bodies through space
Height, depth, width….the dimensions of our form, animated with vitality
Inhalation, exhalation….energy ebbing and flowing….prana enlivened by breath
Thought, feeling, emotion
Join Jackie Reeves for yoga practice, experiencing your body and breath with awareness.
Jackie has been teaching and practicing yoga for more than 40 years. She sprinkles her own unique teaching style with humor, curiosity, discovery. She is certified in Process Work psychotherapy, massage therapy, and Egoscue Postural Alignment.
Sefi is an energetic and enthusiastic individual who has been teaching fitness and yoga classes since 1983 when she began her fitness career volunteering as an instructor teaching aerobic classes at the local YMCA.
Sefi is a graduate of Seneca College and certified through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), Physical Mind Institute, OASES, YMCA, RESIST-A-BALL, East to West Yoga and CAN FIT PRO. Yearly fitness conferences, courses and seminars keep her up-to-date with the constantly evolving fitness industry to better serve her participants and clients. She is very dedicated to providing fitness programs aimed at making permanent lifestyle changes through the basic concept of the more you move, the more you benefit!
Sefi’s motto “Motion is the Potion” is indicative of her passion and motivation to assist individuals in reaching their full potential and long term fitness goals no matter what age through movement. Her goal is to provide assistance and education to her clients in an effort to achieve greater balance in their lives and to promote a healthy lifestyle at all levels of Mind, Body and Spirit. Sefi continues to instruct a variety of classes including Pilates, Yoga, Low Impact, Resist-A-Ball, and Senior fitness, as well as Personal Training.
Hans grew up in Ontario, Canada and while travelling the world, was fortunate to find a life partner in his wife, Sefi. After a successful career as a teacher in Computer Systems, he retired with Sefi and studied to become certified as a Personal Trainer.
More into the Martial Arts style, Hans gravitated toward Tai Chi, but kept up a practice in Yoga, Pilates and Chi Gong. As retirement became an option, and having traveled a lot, both Hans and Sefi eagerly welcomed the climate of the Baja desert and Los Barriles.
The pace of life changed. Hans teaches a Taoist Tai Chi 24 set, and continues to kiteboard into his seventies by cross-training with Yoga, cycling and hiking…all of which are available in Los Barriles.
Megan, RYT 200, has been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching since 2016. Megan believes in the healing nature of a dedicated yoga practice and combines each asana class with breathwork, meditation, and yogic philosophy for a well rounded yoga experience. Each of Megan’s classes is an invitation to show up, without asking more or less of what you have to give, and allow your own practice of yoga to unravel naturally. Megan is also certified in Mindfulness Meditation, Yoga for Trauma, and Yoga Nidra.
For many years, I have been drawn to the transformative power of yoga.
Yoga is a practice that aligns and nourishes the physical body, energizes the mind, soothes the emotions and strengthens the connection to spirit. It is a practice that touches every aspect of our lives.
Yoga meets us where we are regardless of age, physical ability, weight or personal beliefs. The benefits of yoga can be realized from the seat of a chair or from dynamic power classes. It is a life-affirming practice that brings benefits to the individual that ripple out into the world beyond the yoga mat.
After years of practicing yoga, two years ago I completed yoga teacher training through Radiant Health Yoga, a nondenominational hatha yoga that blends ancient yogic practices with contemporary mind-body science. Through my yoga practice and teaching, I want to help others improve quality of life, and by extension, contribute to the health of our planet.
Sarah Van Der Stad, EYRT 200
Sarah is a full time yoga teacher in Los Barriles. She offers a range of public classes and private instruction throughout the community. She has practiced yoga for over fifteen years and has been teaching for over six. It is her belief that the philosophical and physical practice of yoga allows us to move through life’s many challenges with grace, love, and kindness.
Over the past ten years she has trained with seasoned yogis and physicians to explore many facets of yoga. She has helped beginners find a personal yoga practice, advanced practitioners boost their practices, and worked with severe to moderate mobility limitations due to injury or illness. Her relaxed and playful style of teaching emphasizes body mechanics and anatomical instruction in order to explore the relationship between a healthy body and a happy mind. Sarah’s classes are available to all levels—arrive as you are, and that is perfect.
Jeanette Grittani is a seasoned singer, musician, performer and music educator, with a profound love of making music and nurturing others in their self-expression. She has been offering music workshops for many decades in Canada, Baja and parts of the US. She performs regularly in Los Barriles.