Alana Diosa Roach
Yoga Instructor, Integrative Nutrition Coach, Reiki & Shamanic Energy Worker, Intuitive, Meditation Teacher
Alana’s love for yoga came from firsthand experience with just how powerful the practice is. “In 2009, Yoga found me. Inside the studio, she experienced a deep sense of belonging, but the most profound part was what happened after. “I felt as though I was at true peace. I finally knew what the word meant. Until that moment, I had just understood it cerebrally. There is something profound to be said about Peace dropping into the heart.” With a background in ballet starting at the age of 2 that continued through age 15, Alana realized that She had been doing yoga even then. “The girls in the dance studio and I used to see who could hold full lotus the longest when I was just 4. I realize now that I have been training to practice and teach yoga my whole life”
In 2012, her journey took her to India for 3 months where she trained with incredible locals near the Himalayas and fell into a rhythm of practice that felt sustaining. She knew that when She returned from the East, she would begin in creating a life as a teacher of Yoga to help others journey to find whole health and well-being in the mind, body, and soul. She has been teaching ever since. CYT and E-RYT certified in Vinyasa with a focus in Ashtanga Yoga and her personal studies of many holistic modalities including integrative breathwork, pranayama, plant based nutrition, and various yoga theory and practicum ranging from restorative to advanced vinyasa and everything in between, Alana teaches all levels and all ages. “I want to reach you at the level of your needs, and I try to communicate with you on a mind, body, soul level to find out what that is. We co-create a beautiful practice together. My students are my best teachers. In that light, we are co-teaching each other in every moment. It is really a beautiful experience.
Yoga Instructor, Detoxification Coach & Plant-Based Raw Foods Nutrition Expert
Caileigh is a Nutritional Wellness Coach and Yoga Instructor who is passionate about healing, meditation, pranayama, herbs, detoxification, juicing and travel. She is an award-winning filmmaker and honors graduate of Haverford College, where she studied Anthropology and Documentary Filmmaking. She loves being active and moving her body–through yoga, kickboxing, rock climbing, running, cycling and mountaineering–as a way to connect with nature and travel the world. Her love of the outdoors has led her to climb mountains and volcanos all over the U.S., South America and southern Africa. Caileigh’s mission to help others heal stems from her own experience with healing herself from an autoimmune disease through nutrition, mindfulness and yoga. She is an established instructor in plant-based vegetarian and vegan cooking, supporting youth and adults in Philadelphia and New York City for the past five years. She is a trained Mystical Yoga Instructor and incorporates many Kundalini yoga kriyas–cleaning techniques–into her Hatha and vinyasa classes. Most importantly, Caileigh is dedicated to helping people get in touch with their bodies, minds and souls to live the healthiest, fullest and most vibrant life possible. Caileigh cannot wait to support you on your journey to this incredible country!
Brian Anahata Russo
Tibetan Singing Bowls and Sound Shaman
Brian is a teacher, healer and channel who is here to raise the vibration of his generation. He brings the mind, body, heart and soul back into balance through overtone chanting, crystal and tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, and drumming. Brian has the unique ability to hear oto-acoustic emissions, the natural frequencies emitted by the body. His spiritual name “Anahata Nada” means “unstruck sound” and echoes his ability to hear the sounds of the cosmos. Anahata also means heart and speaks to Brian’s passion to help others hear the sound of their heart to guide them on their journey.
Brian has been an English Dharma Instructor for the Chogye Order of Korean Zen Buddhism since he was fourteen. He has lived in a monastery in Bodh Gaya, India where Buddha attained enlightenment and studied throat chanting in Dharamsala at the Gyuto Monastery. He has also studied with Fabien Maman, the founder of vibrational therapy and singing bowl guru Sarah Turner. He uses voice analysis software from the BioAcoustic Institute to detect and correct physical and chemical imbalances in the body. Most of all, Brian enjoys learning and teaching from the heart to align all beings with their highest and best!
Wellness Leader, Adaptive and Dynamic Yoga, SUP, Bootcamp and Surf Instructor
Jill’s passion for fitness has taken her around the world. She has spent months surfing, hiking, and exploring far off lands: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Australia, Hawaii, and many of the Fijian and Samoan Islands. She lived in New Zealand for a year and a half working as an exercise specialist and as Red Cross instructor in 2011. Traveling became an outlet for her early on and made her feel fully ALIVE.
Jill graduated from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington where she ran track/cross country and graduated with a degree in Exercise Science. She kept herself busy to say the least, working up to three jobs at once to save for her next adventure. Her day job consists of teaching cycling, boot camps, surf/paddleboard lessons and personal training. Now the only problem is, she almost never slept and had trouble staying still.
That’s where yoga found its way in! Given her active and fast-paced lifestyle, yoga did not initially feel good. In fact, it wasn’t until a few months later that she experienced something new: a total relaxed body and mind. Her ability to lie flat in savasana was a miracle. Yoga began to restore her soul without having to go anywhere but inside herself.
One miniature accomplishment led to another and by 2015 she became so passionate about the practice that she decided to take on a 200-hour teacher training. Jill is now a registered yoga teacher and excited to see where this journey takes her.
“If you have the power to make someone happy, do it! The world needs more of that.” -Anonymous