Retreat and Guest Faculty

Directors Class of 2017:


Lisa Ware, E-RYT 500: Reiki Master Teacher, Founder, Yoga 4 Love, Lead Director Yoga 4 Love Advanced Training Programs, public speaker and blogger/journalist. 

Teaching: Intro to History of Yoga | Foundational Hatha Asanas | Vinyasa Yoga Sequencing 1 & 11 | Basic Anatomy and Alignment 101 | Teaching to Special Populations, Kids, Seniors and Athletes, Pre and Post Natal;  Reiki Level 1 and Reiki 11, Reiki Master Teacher, Chakras, Acro Yoga and Advanced Workshops.

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Jennifer Buergermeister E-RYT 500: Director One Yoga USA Advanced Training Programs,Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Tantra. Partner school JennyYoga, Houston.


Guest Faculty Yoga 4 Love Advanced Training Programs 200 Hour

One Yoga USA Advanced Training Programs 300 Hour


Tania Wildbill, E-500 RYT. Director Yoga 4 Love Advanced Training Programs, Founder/Director Wellness Wave, LLC and Owner Wildbill Productions, LLC & Yoga Round- Up LLC and sister studio in Oregon, Wellness Wave, as owner/lead yoga instructor.

‘When we allow life to unfold and let go of pushing all begins to unravel in an effortless manner.’


Jeff Migdow, MD: Chakras, Reiki, Prana Yoga, Sound and Yoga. Dr. Migdow has been exploring yoga, health, and consciousness since 1969 in places as varied as India, Nepal, Japan, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. As a member of the Kripalu ashram, he directed Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training programs. He currently develops and directs Prana Yoga teacher trainings in New York City. A holistic physician since 1980, his practice in Lenox, Massachusetts, includes homeopathy, lifestyle counseling, and Reiki healing.

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Eric Shaw, MA.SE, MA.RS, MA.AS, RYT-500 and YACEP Eric has studied yoga and meditation for 30 years and taught both since 2001. He maintains a lively international teaching schedule and is the creator of both Prasana Yoga—a form that reveals alignment in movement—and Yoga Education through Imagery—lecture programming that teaches yoga’s traditions through archival imagery and new scholarship. He holds two degrees in Art, and Masters Degrees in Education, Religious Studies and Asian Studies. His writing appears in Yoga Journal, Common Ground, Mantra Yoga + Health, and other publications. 
To learn more about Eric and his upcoming live programs, please see Prasana Yoga 


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Sierra Bender, Author of Goddess to the Core, Global Female Empowerment Leader, Creator of SBEM Empowerment Method used at major universities.

Nicolai Bachman

Nicolai Bachman E-RYT500, International Speaker and acclaimed author: The Language of Yoga Weekend: Sanskrit Sounds, Cakras (Chakras), Vedic Fire Ceremony, Yoga Sutras, Ayurveda.


Kristin and Randall Brooks The Bhakti House Band


Kristin and Randall Brooks, Bhakti House Band Musicians/Artists: Awaken to the Cosmic Dance of Your Life: Romancing Your Inner Mythology and Living Your Divine Purpose; Daily Yoga Practice~ Gayatri Mantra Sadhana; Kirtan Concert.



Dearbhla Kelly RYT500: Neuroscience of Yoga, Bandhas, Pranayama, Advanced Asana, Vinyasa Flow Yoga.


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Rasamayi: 5th Element Sound, Winners of the new age album of the year 2012, 2013! Concert, Sound Healing, Nutrition and Yoga Retreat.


Doushka Lecot
Originally from Ibiza, Spain, and currently living in Dallas, Texas, Douchka is a E-RYT 200 yoga teacher and an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist with over 12 years of experience in yoga science. Curious and passionate about life, she’s an eternal student always seeking for tools among therapies, systems, philosophies and techniques, to infuse in her life and teachings, that can enhance life experience, help connect deeper to the Self, and spread healing through individuals and communities. Committed to sharing her experiential tools with others, she co-founded Yana Shala, a community-based platform providing education and resources for self-development and personal growth, launching last March 2015, ‘Manifest your Inner Teacher’, a 9-month yoga teacher training and self-development program, registered as RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance.

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Barb Tzotzke 
 (About Barb from Barb’s perspective):

A yoga teacher friend of mine said to me many times over… “See that guy?  He’s gettin’ ready…to get ready…to do some yoga!”  Given my own first yoga experience – I totally understood.  Although I can’t really remember what led me to my first class, I do know that I was so cold and so tight and so miserable that I sprinted back to the turbo-trainer as fast as I could.  Five years later, with a much kinder, gentler and loving mindset, I made my way back to the mat.  After “gettin’ ready to get ready” for so long I was finally…truly… ready to “do some yoga”.

And every time I guide a yoga class, I attempt to bring along that kinder, gentler and loving mindset.  As a teacher, I am motivated by the knowing that each time we step on to our mat or take a seat on our meditation cushion or lie down for a delicious yoga nidra – we come away feeling better than before we began.  That awareness infuses my simple but powerful vision mantra: “Arrive feeling lousy – leave feeling more present, powerful and joyful!  Arrive feeling amazing – leave in a state of bliss!”

Practicing since 2000 and teaching since 2003, my current teaching style is a complimentary mix of yin and yang – reinforcing a balance of strength and softness, power and surrender, challenge and acceptance – always acknowledging that the physical practice is but one small part of the wisdom that is yoga.  The mat is a beautiful microcosmic school of life and everybody’s experience is going to be different. It’s a blessing to be part of the journey.


“In the practice of meditation, our minds become peaceful and leave the worldly nature of ourselves.” -YogiRaj Walt Baptiste
“Meditation is the key that opens the inner door. It is the direct path to enlightenment. Through daily practice you make contact with that part of yourself that is immortal and unchangeable. You tap into an inner wisdom that transcends the intellect and brightens your intuition. Even as there is the universe above with its trillions of stars and galaxies, there lies within you an inner universe that is still more vast. When you journey within and experience your own immortality, your view of the material world will be forever changed and your life will take on new meaning.” –Michele Hébert