Yoga Teachers

Donna Sternfeld

Donna has practised Yoga for over 20 years with many different instructors as well as many different lineages and schools all over the world. During her 20 years in Bali was loyal to the Ashtanga Yoga teachings of Sri-Pattabhi Jois and did many workshops with different Gurus from India. Today Donna is an Integrative Yoga therapy instructor (IYT) taught by Joseph and Lilian Le Page. Over the years Donna has taken several courses in Therapeutic Massage , Shiatsu, Acupressure, Universal reflexology and Aromatherapy while living in Australia and the states.

She is also a certified Pilates instructor and her Yogalates classes are quite unique. She teaches at our Yoga retreats in Brazil, in Bahia and Santa Catarina and sometimes at Ilha Grande yoga retreat when available. Donna is the founder of Yoga retreat Brazil, and when she is not in Brazil she is in California where she pursues her Yogic path, Ayurveda and Vedanta Studies and looks after her Organic Yoga clothing line - www.yogawearonline.com

Once a year during the month of September she hosts a luxury Women's Yoga retreat in Bali.

   

Pedro Kupfer

Pedro Kupfer has been practising, studying and teaching Yoga for the last 30 years. He considers Yoga to be not just a set of techniques, but a way of life and a vision on how to live wisely and happily. Pedro wrote seven books on Yoga, and has translated two traditional texts on the matter (Ha?ha Yoga Prad?pik? and Ramag?t?) and is a regular contributor to the Brazilian edition of yogajournal.com. Pedro is originally from Montevideo Uruguay and currently lives in Brazil in the state of Santa Catarina, if he is not traveling the world. Pedro speaks and teaches in fluent English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. He travels yearly to surf in Chile, Indonesia and India, to study and practise with his guru, Sw?mi Day?nanda. Pedro's Yoga retreats will have a life changing effect for you.

 

Priscila Riback

Priscila Riback has been studying yoga with many different instructors as well as many different lineages and schools. Priscila is an instructor of both the Classical System of Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga, inspired by Baba Hari Dass at Mount Madonna Center. She has also taken several courses in California with Erich Schiffmann and Shiva Rea, among others. In Brazil Priscila studied with Mauricio Salem at the Nataraja Yoga School in Rio de Janeiro. Priscila is a registered Yoga and Meditation instructor at the Yoga Alliance USA.

Priscila's classes integrate the physical and the subtle aspects of yoga, unifying asanas, precising alignments, pranayamas, meditation and intention in a musical, flowing and creatively grounding ambience. Priscila encourages an inner journey toward self-awareness, acceptance and empowerment. Priscila sometimes hosts our Ilha Grande retreat together with Leticia Portella and our Yoga surf trip retreat in Florianopolis.

 

Leticia Portella

Leticia Portella is our newest Yoga member on our team and the most graceful in her teaching methods.She has been teaching Swasthya Yoga since 2001and is certified by De Rose academies,that has schools all over the world and first established in Brasil 40 years ago.For the past two years Leticia has found a niche in her area and mainly does personal training for surfers and famous renowned Brazilian big riders such as Rodrigo Resende and Eraldo Gueiros.Her experience in Swasthya Yoga has made her stand out amongst her peers,in this area.She is a very experienced teacher and adventure seeker.Leticia loves to surf and will host you an eco-adventure with Yoga and even surf when , and experience that you will not forget!

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