MEET THE TEAM

Jenna Contreras

Founder

" 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!

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,

Erika Thomason

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).

Jules Gard

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

Jordan Benge

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

A lifelong athlete and lover of physical activity, Jordan found yoga in 2015 and was hooked from the first class. Through daily asana practice, she has found sanctuary on the mat, tapping into a reserve of calming energy and the transformative, healing power of the breath. A deepened practice has expanded into all areas of her life. 

Fascinated by the transformative potential of this sacred science and eager to immerse herself in spiritual study, Jordan completed her 200 hour teacher training in Bali with the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga, where she deepened her grasp of pranayama, the foundations of the yogic tradition and philosophy, her meditation practice, and alignment principles. Jordan is honored to be able to share the gift of yoga with her students. 

Demi Fisher

I found a love for connecting with people while in the outdoors, and can't wait to see where my fitness journey takes me!

"I love inspiring others to live their fullest life through heightened physical awareness, mental peace and deeper consciousness"

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The past decade of Becca’s professional wellness journey has spanned across the globe from major American cities to the tranquil islands of South Asia, She is highly skilled, holding an array of diverse certifications. Becca mindfully infuses her expertise with humor-spiked compassion to create fun and safe programming for her group classes and unique prescriptions for individuals in private sessions.

Becca holds certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Antigravity Fitness and Yoga FUNdamentals 1 & 2, STOTT Pilates, AFAA Group Fitness and AFAA Kickboxing. She also holds a Distinctive First in her class, earning two diplomas in Yoga Education and Yoga Therapy from Yoga Vidya Gurukal and the Bihar School of Yoga in Nasik, India; RYT-200 from Anna Sugarman, Vinyasa Flow in Koh Samui, Thailand, and Therapeutic Thai Massage from Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Becca Coren

“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.” 

This friendly Denver native has been super active in outdoor activities and group sports from a young age. Her fun-loving family raised a natural athlete, encouraging involvement in various activities such as volleyball, and hiking in the mountains. It’s no surprise that this emphasis on physical fitness, and affinity for the great outdoors has segued to a life of sharing her passion of teaching group fitness at various resorts on 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.

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.