MEET THE TEAM

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Jenna Contreras
Owner

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Erika Thomason

" I am grateful for the ability to live my dream of sharing my passion with others in paradise."

My fitness journey began with yoga as a long-time practitioner, however, after overcoming illness, and the subsequent journey inward, I sought a meaningful way to give back to the community, and share my joy and gratitude for life with others. Inspired by the opportunity to impart empowering positivity and introspection through teaching yoga, I have found my calling!

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I hold various certifications in yoga: The Fluid Yoga method- E-RYT 200 level, Rainbow Kid's Yoga, and Spa Yoga- a restorative floor- based experience, popular with wedding parties. 

Additionally, I hold a certifications for Personal Training with National Academy of Sports Medicine, TRX- Group Training, and Group Fitness Training with AFAA, leading various types of cardio classes, such as Bootcamp, Circuit and HIIT, as well as AquaFit,

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Jules Gard

“Every day I get on the mat, I learn something new about my Self. My body moves, my breath flows, my energy shifts and my mind and heart open. That’s the pure, subtle power of yoga.” 

Erika discovered yoga in 2004 as a supplement to her marathon training. A perfectionist at heart, it was the physical practice of yoga that exposed her own self-sabotaging ways of thinking and how these habits were preventing her from living a life of joy.

 

Combining her love of alignment-based Vinyasa Flow with intelligent sequencing, Erika playfully encourages her students to safely dive in and move through the darker recesses of their bodies and minds to find the true center of who they are and what they have to offer to the world. 

 

Erika also leads Restorative, Yin and Hatha yoga classes. She is certified
at the 200ERYT and 500RYT levels and has gratefully worked under the
guidance of Jeanmarie Paolillo, Jillian Pransky, and Chrissy Carter
(YogaWorks, New York City, 2009/2011).

Jordan Benge

"Yoga is a way of revealing and celebrating the divinity within and all around us."

Jordan is trained in Hatha and yin styles of yoga.
Her personal practice is rooted in kindness, compassion, patience, gratitude, and radiant joy.
Her classes offer an accepting space for students to honor their own inner wisdom.

 

She has found a yoga practice helpful in creating and allowing space in the mind, body, and heart; in cultivating balance, strength, and softness; in enjoying stillness and movement; and in learning how to honor the ever changing present moment.


She is inspired by the abundant and supportive heart of Maui, the wisdom of the Earth and her plants, and the practice of loving kindness.
Jordan is honored to offer her voice to share the gift of yoga.

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Jules is a certified Somatic & Vinyasa Flow Yoga instructor, and Reiki Master-Teacher. She is a practitioner of Sound Vibration Medicine and has a BA in Communications from CSULB. Jules continues her study of Movement as Medicine through Continuum Movement, offering her wealth of knowledge to students at Island Spirit Yoga studio in Lahaina, and at resorts on West Maui. 

Tasha Anderson

"One day, I realized that nothing could my satisfy like being able to share my love of yoga and breath with the world."

Tasha ventured from a small town in Tennessee to the beaches of North Carolina to discover life on her own in 2014. In the sanctuary of her own home, she found the yoga and meditation practice, and after two years of youtube yoga videos, and reading as many books as she could find, she finally went to her first studio class. The class was a vinyasa hot flow, and she didn’t just get in a workout, she felt connection. Connection of her mind, body, spirit, and the energy of others practicing together in perfect harmony. She was instantly captivated.

Her move to Maui has deepened her practice, calling her to pursue her 200hr YTT with ULU yoga in Ubud, Bali. She now teaches community yoga on beaches and at resorts on Maui.