Our Teachers



Ana Zarzosa
Flow Yoga Tue & Thurs 8.30 – 9.45am

Ana obtained her yoga teacher certification (200hr RYT) from Sampoorna Yoga TM in Goa, India, in November 2013. Vinyasa flow is her favorite personal practice and teaching flavor, but she also loves the consistency that Ashtanga Vinyasa brings and the calming qualities of a Yin class. Ana enjoys balancing competitive sports with her yoga practice. She also enjoys teaching the anatomical foundations as well as the physiological benefits of Yoga. She conveys this knowledge to her students to guide them safely throughout the practice. Ana loves sharing yoga with others and contributing to making this a better world!

Alena Bartoli

Vinyasa Tue & Thurs 6.00 – 7.15pm

Alena’s classes are ideal for beginners, yet suitable for all levels, and focus on the development of internal and external exploration and strengthening through precise alignment and breath cues. Trained in the Kripalu tradition, Alena’s classes provide students with a unique spirit of holistic self-inquiry. In 2013, Alena began her training as a yoga teacher in order to add a physical element to her teachings to the mind and spirit. She is the owner and operator of Yoga Nomad and spends the fall and spring teaching in Egypt and Jordan. During the summer, Alena may be found enjoying the greenery of the northeastern USA where she teaches locally and assists trainings at the Kripalu Center. She teaches internationally in the winter and is happy to call Sayulita home for the winter of 2015-16.



Marjie Martini

Marjie’s yoga path started in 1996, she was first inspired by Bryan Kest’s style of power yoga. In the 2000’s she deviated and absorbed many other yoga styles, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Hatha and Bikram. In 2005, she came full cycle and returned to a Baron Baptiste power flow practice. After 17 years she has learned that yoga is different for every person, for some it’s a workout for others it’s a stretch and meditation. Marjie believes that a good yoga class should bring you into a full state of body awareness. Combining inspiring upbeat music with a power flow practice allows the body to move with the beat which quiets the mind and lets the body breathe and sweat . . . and it’s a whole lotta fun!

Shannon Nyman

Shannon comes from a river valley in Montana, Northwestern United States. She completed a 200-hr Vinyasa teacher training in Denver, CO. She has taught yoga to a variety of demographics: in university dance classes, with Montessori students, hot yogis, adults with disabilities, surfers, pro-yogis, mamas-to-be and beginners. Yoga for her is the answer, the cure, and a constantly evolving relationship. She is dedicated to cultivating that answer in herself and sharing it with others. Shannon teaches an all levels practice and makes sure that modifications and more advanced postures are always available. The flows she teaches build from the basic foundation of the human body, ensuring safety and good form as the practice evolves. She aims to empower her students with the philosophy of: “Do your yoga and all is coming.”