You can expect a rich diversity of Faculty Support mindfully crafted to ignite, challenge, educate and support you.
Adi Shakti, yoga teacher and conscious entrepreneur, commits to awakening the divine feminine, and she harnesses that power to support sustainable global projects and empower women on and off of the mat.
She is the Creative Director of Passion Yoga School, Co-Founder of Selva Fitness, and Producer of SoulWork.
Adi Shakti means primordial divine feminine energy. Mother of the Earth. Goddess of the Goddesses. Manifestation of energy. It is a name gifted to her by her teacher, Yogrishi Vishvketu, in Rishikesh India where she studied at his feet.
Born in Indianapolis, Adi has had the privilege of studying, leading groups, and exploring through India, Thailand, Cambodia, Guatemala, Ecuador, New Zealand, England, France, Panama, Nicaragua, and more. She lives in Costa Rica full time with her husband, and they live simply in harmony with the jungle.
Aris’ yoga journey has been one of deep transformation and healing. Yoga has empowered her through some of the hardest moments in her life and created a deep understanding of the impact yoga can have in the healing processes. Because of this her teachings often have a trauma informed and therapeutic approach in conjunction with the traditional Akanda Shakti teachings.
As the 2018 Yoga Journal Ambassador, Aris traveled to document the impact of yoga. Throughout this journey she was able to witness the profound effects of yoga in various communities from studios, to the Pentagon, prison programs, and the implementation in communities exposed to critical life circumstances. She was able to partake in conversations surrounding important and often hard to discuss topics. Through this she realized a deeper calling from the yoga community. She believes that yoga taken off the mat and used in society is a key for understanding, healing, and building a more united future.
Aris is passionate about using yoga to not only bring balance and unity to our personal lives but to our communities. She excited to share this passion and empower others through SoulWork Events and online courses.
Diving deep into the practice of yoga and yogic philosophy, travelling and exploring the diversity of different cultures, and empowering the divine in both men and women are central to what lights Ivanna’s heart on fire.
As a means to find calm in the business of city and student life, Ivanna turned to the practice of yoga and quickly found solace in its ability to be a tool for greater self-discovery, personal growth, and connection with the divine that rests within each of us. While travelling through Central and South America, destiny led her to stumble upon the team at Passion Yoga School and complete her 200 hour - YTT in the Akhanda Shakti method.
Sourcing knowledge from her education and research in Psychology, Ivanna provides emotional support for the students throughout their change and transformation at PYS. Her passion lies in creating supportive spaces for people to courageously dive into themselves in order to feel the electricity of their true authentic and empowered nature. When she is not busy with facilitating teacher trainings, she is travelling, leading yoga retreats, and connecting with the magical gifts that Pacha Mama has to offer.
Loren is a passionate Yoga instructor inspired by the spiritual traditions and Yogic teachings of India. She received her first certification deep in the Caribbean jungle of Costa Rica with the Passion Yoga School where she was provided with a well-rounded and holistic approach to traditional Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. She is currently undergoing additional certification with Yogaworks in Los Angeles, CA due to complete by February 2017 and will be completing a Prenatal certificate program in February 2017.
She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA where she teaches studio classes, in-home private session and special event/workshops. Her teachings incorporate the spiritual traditions of India and biomechanical alignment of Kinesiology to create styles suitable for every yoga practitioner. Loren began her own Yoga practice in college where she studied Kinesiology and her fascination of the human body first stemmed. Throughout her journey of self-study and self-realization she’s found her true passion through the teachings of Yoga and creating a space of healing and compassion for the mind, body and spirit of others. She believes Yoga is a practice not only on the mat, but also off the mat, in the kitchen, in our relationships and in everyday life. As a yoga teacher and student of life, Loren strives to share her teachings and awareness of Yoga by guiding and supporting her students through their own personal practice.
Certified yoga teacher, trained in Passion Yoga School for her RYT 200 (2015) and RYT 500 (2017) under the Akhanda Shakti method.
Sharon discovered a space to blossom in the practice of yoga and conscious life style, combining her love for nature, yoga practice and stillness as tools for personal growth and connection with the divine.
Sharon recognizes that compassion is a feeling with which resonates every day of her life, is grateful for each experience, sharing joyful classes with a combination of self body awareness, conscious breathing, movement and energy.