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Gwendoline Ferreira is a E-RYT500, RPYT and YACEP Yoga Teacher based on Nusa Lembongan island (Bali). She has been teaching yoga retreats and teacher training since 2016 and teaches Yoga since 2014. She took her first yoga class almost 20 years ago and is a dedicated Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Restorative practitioner. She began to teach following the request of her teachers. She has studied Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Anatomy, Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga in France, India, and Indonesia with world-renowned teachers. She completed her last 300hr YTT with Monica Gauci and Gregor Maehle who are KPJAYI certified and published authors. She also trained with Laruga Glaser, Janet Stone, Saul David Haye, Sienna Sherman, Paul Grilley and Jason Crandell for example. She believes that all teachers should remain students and as she is passionate about learning, she is always training in different subjects in online courses or in-person TTC.
One of her big passions is to share everything she has learned from her own teachers with her students. Gwen also teaches pranayama and yogic meditation as traditionally taught in India. She has studied with Kausthub Desikachar and Gregor Maehle and follows Krishnamacharya lineage. Gwendoline is as well trained in Restorative Yoga in the tradition of Iyengar with Judith Hanson Lasater, Lizzie Lasater and Cyndi Lee. Gwen teaches Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Prenatal, Postnatal, Kids and Restorative Yoga classes. She also teaches Anatomy courses for 200 and 300 hours YTTC and has studied Yoga Anatomy with Physiotherapists and Chiropractors such as Monica Gauci, Judith Hanson Lasater, Paul Grilley and David Keil. She is also a certified sound therapist.
Her teaching style combines a traditional approach to yoga with the needs of each individual student and this is why she offers her teaching to all ages and groups of people from kids to seniors.
Gwen is also a marketing and business coach helping yoga teachers increase their income and impact online. Learn more here
Lisa Chamberlain (Nelson) With more than a decade of combined practice and teaching experience, Lisa was initially drawn to yoga through the physical practice of asana. She doesn’t have a background in athletics or dance; actually, when she began her yoga practice it was because an assessment at her local gym deemed her a 1 out of 5 in the flexibility category. In fact, she couldn’t even touch her toes!
She began her yoga journey with Vinyasa, Power and more of the flow style classes, as she was attracted to the idea of being challenged as she worked on her flexibility. As she delved deeper into her practice, she discovered that she was in need of balancing her Yin and Yang energies. This led her to take a deep dive into more mindful practices such as Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, meditation and pranayama. And while she still loves to challenge her students with a sweaty vinyasa class, she also relishes the blissful tranquillity brought forth by a purposeful yin class. In her personal practice she balances yin and yang practices according to what she intuits will benefit her on a holistic level.
One of the most prominent beliefs that she holds as a teacher is that we are first and foremost a student. This belief has led her to complete several teacher trainings across a variety of categories and styles, and continues to do so presently. Her teaching is completely focused on meeting students where they are at, in the present moment. She believes that with this constant assessment, she is able to help students find the practice that best serves them, as opposed to fitting the student to the practice. When not studying Yoga philosophy, spirituality, or the biomechanics of the human body; she loves to travel the world to experience new places and cultures.