Meet the Teachers

We have an amazing group of experienced teachers who will guide you through magical yogaclasses, mantra, meditation, talks and more…

Nele Van Poucke, organiser

Blond, tiny but full of power just 3 words you could use to describe Nele :)

Her classes are powerful yet calming. With Nele you explore your edge – flexibility, strength and endurance – in a playful way. The timbre of her voice gets you out of your thoughts and tempts you in a soft and meditative way. Her love for yoga is obvious in her classes, where passion, joy and flow invite you to discover your own yogic journey.

Her main yoga inspiration is Prana Vinyasa Yoga developed by Shiva Rea, who she has been assisting for many years. Nele is one of the only Prana Vinyasa 500hr certified teachers and Teacher Trainer in Belgium, offering Teacher Trainings in her own studio in Mechelen.

Daphne Koken

Born and raised in a little village in the beautiful south of the Netherlands, I moved to Amsterdam in 2000. Although I had been practicing yoga for a while, this is where my practice got serious.

I am a certified Prana Vinyasa teacher. I have been training with my root teacher Shiva Rea for over 500 hours and I am still going back to study with and assist Shiva several times a year. Studying Prana Vinyasa Yoga has had a major impact on my self practice and on the way I teach vinyasa yoga.

I recently moved to the tropical island of Curacao with my love. I am travelling back and forth between this wonderful place and my home base in Amsterdam. I use my time on the island to practice, enjoy Curacao’s wonderful beaches and film workshops, trainings and vinyasa yoga classes. Back in the Netherlands I share Prana Vinyasa Masterclasses and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Trainings.

Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea, MA, is a founder of Samudra Global School of Living Yoga, a Prana Vinyasa teacher, movement alchemist, activist and innovator in the evolution of vinyasa yoga. Shiva integrates the roots of vinyasa, yoga, Ayurveda, and tantra in creative, life-transforming online courses, workshops, retreats and trainings.

Maria Garre

Maria Garre was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and grew up in Frederick, MD, where she completed her undergraduate studies at Hood College in Biology and Eastern Philosophy. After college, Maria continued her education at Hood by completing the graduate program in Biomedical Sciences in addition to working as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor with ACE and AFAA certification.

Maria has been studying with Shiva Rea since 2000 and has completed both the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and the world-renowned Ayurvedic Institute with Dr. Vasant Lad.

Maria is dedicated to a life-long study, practice and teaching of both Yoga and Ayurveda. Celebrating over 20 years of study in Medical and Biological Sciences, Philosophy, Ayurveda and Yoga, Maria’s teachings offer a grounded yet transformative approach to living, being, and embodying Yoga. Blending the knowledge she has gathered from her studies with her yearly trips to India, she leads dynamic, liberating classes and training t

Alessandra Pecorella

Alessandra, is an electronic engineer and second generation yogini that has been immersed in the Yoga tradition from a very early age. She has been a direct student of Swami Kriyananda, Patthabi Jois and a very dedicated student of Shiva Rea for the past 18 years. She is the Founder and Director of Aditya Yoga School for Conscious Living, a Yoga school that offers a wide range of Courses, Workshops Events and Training in the Uk and abroadand a Senior Prana Flow Yoga Teacher and Affiliate Trainer.

Alessandra teaches Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Prana Flow in London and internationally; she merges the contemporary practice of Asanas with deep rhythmic breathing, free movement, movement meditations, kriyas and weaves them with traditional aspects as storytelling, chanting, philosophy, different techniques of pranayama, visualisation and meditation that she has learnt from direct transmission from her teachers.

Delamay Devi

Currently residing in her hometown of Byron Bay Australia, Delamay is a Prana Vinyasa affiliate yoga teacher trainer, mentor, lover of dance and creatrix of Devi Designs. She is known internationally for her embodied offerings that are fueled with inspiration and somatic awareness. Delamay is passionate about sharing movement as medicine, astrology and yoga philosophy in sync with the natural cycles of existence.

Nicki Forman

With a background as both a lawyer and an academic, Nicki’s discovery of yoga was epiphanic. She moved from South Africa where she was born and raised, to Antwerp, Belgium at a moment where the local practice of yoga was in its infancy. Her life’s path shifted profoundly as Nicki began to explore yoga through intense practice and theoretical study.

Nicki was fortunate to learn and practice under various teachers and masters over the course of 2 decades and is the founder of Aruna Yoga, a syncretic yoga practice drawing on multiple yogic lineages with a focus on releasing stress, tension, and emotional blocks and bringing the practitioner to a state of optimal well-being.

She is also the creator of the Aruna Yoga Teacher Training, an international training registered according to the Yoga Alliance 200 hour standards.

She now lives in Israel where she teaches both locally and internationally.

Wesley Ann Bassett

Wesley is an international yoga teacher, with roots in the USA, who has been practicing yoga since 1996. She has been studying with Tias Little of Prajna Yoga since 2007. Wesley weaves Prajna Yoga’s teachings in with meditation and somatic techniques into her classes.

Though Wesley has over the years attended many intensives with some of the best Yoga therapists in the world, much of her content is self study, self exploration, trial and error.

In teaching Yoga Wesley focuses on helping people to re-learn how to come to understand the potential of their body-mind connection. As students progress into this deeper knowledge, they gain insight that their body is a complete world of its own, filled with possibilities and discoveries.

Italy retreat: 18-23 September 2022

Kim De Becker

Getting on her first moves in baby ballet class, Kim discovered her passion and fascination for body movement early on. Many years and dance injuries later, she found answers and relief in yoga, both physically and mentally.

Spare time is well spent meditating underwater with the fish, or organizing charity events for Shangrila Home, an orphanage in Nepal.

You can catch her in a juicy vinyasa flow or a deep yin stretch, but you will find her most inspired in a prenatal yoga class surrounded by glowing momma’s to be.

Anne Francin

Anne Francin is a yoga teacher, doula and podcaster. These three activities are the incarnations of her transmissions, with the constant concern to celebrate the richness and power of the feminine.

After having practiced dance for many years, Anne naturally turned to yoga in 2009. She first trained with Gérard Arnaud in Paris, but when she meets Shiva Rea in 2016 it’s a real crush! Today a certified Prana Vinyasa teacher, Anne continues her journey with Shiva. She also teaches yin yoga and pre & postnatal yoga. Anne is also a doula; she guides women and families in their birth and parenthood projects. Finally, Anne produces and hosts the podcast Divines, dedicated to the intimate, political, embodied, and sacred feminine. The second season has just been released.

Irma Boer

Dit yogabeest geeft met veel plezier les en begeleid indien nodig mensen intensief. Ze is er trots op dat ze na 15 jaar hard werken en buffelen de yoga in het kleine dorpje in de provincie Groningen een mooi en volwaardig plekje heeft gegeven. Nuchter, met beide benen stevig op de grond en in het leven, met veel enthousiasme en een gezonde dosis humor.

Ze wordt beschreven als een kordate, zeer empathische “twee-voeten-op-de- grond-juf”, met een uitnodigende open sfeer, stimulerend en bemoedigend. Ze is een lieve, bijzondere, krachtige en energieke yogadocent die de nadruk legt op het leren van en houden van je lichaam en daarbinnen onderzoeken naar ruimte en mogelijkheden.

Bij Irma voel je je gelukkig met jezelf, voel je je veilig, doe je ertoe en wordt je gehoord.
Ze luistert, experimenteert en ze staat voor wat ze zegt.

Jorge Cabellos

My name is Jorge and in my elemental nature coexist the intensity of fire, the adaptability of water, the tranquility of the earth, and also the longing for the lightness of air and the desire for the potentiality of space.

I am a traveling soul. A nomadic spirit. A warrior Being who values ​​and defends equality, truth and freedom. I am a teacher, coach, teacher trainer and, above all, an eternal student.

I do believe in the mysterious transforming and healing power of the awareness of who we truly are. For me, life is an opportunity to learn to study (me), to (trans)form myself, to heal (me) and share (me).

Anna Inferrera

I discovered Yoga in 1998 back when I lived in New York. The intense rythms of the city and the stressful lifestyle push me to look for a state of peace and a way to slow down. Afterwords I move to Los Angeles where I continue my studies at the renowed Yoga school Yogaworks completing a 300 hrs YA Advanced Teacher Training in History and Philosophy of Yoga.

In 2005 I feel called to return to Italy to share a modern approach to Yoga learned in the years I lived in the USA. Once back in Milan I meet the respected and renowned teacher Maurizio Morelli with whom I study Hatha Yoga for the following three years. During these years we collaborate for the creation of many projects as Yoga books and DVD. In 2008 I met Shiva Rea, the growth and transformation of my practice since then is revolutionary for me and it shapes who I am and how I bring Yoga today. For the following years I become a representative of Prana Vinyasa flow Yoga in Italy.

Today I live and teach in Milan where I lead my Teacher Trainings, workshop and classes. My Dharma is to Bring this ancient discipline to others with and open heart and a practical approach to everyday's Life.

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