I fell in love with Barbados 14 years ago, when I came here in 2004 as an exchange student through the University of California Santa Cruz. I spent 8 months studying literature and education at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. In the years that followed, I came back to Barbados for vacation nearly every year, lengthening my stay each time. Finally in 2012, I made a more permanent move here and have been happy with my decision ever since.
My older sister introduced me to yoga several years ago when she became a certified instructor. Over the years I did some yoga here and there, but really got hooked on it in 2011. When I found an awesome studio In Santa Cruz and a teacher I really connected with, my practice finally became consistent. Since then I haven’t been able to live without yoga – it is now my lifestyle. At the beginning of 2014 while living in Barbados I realized that I could not find any local yoga classes to attend. I suddenly felt a desire to combine my passion for yoga and education and share it with others, so I began offering classes. I found that I loved teaching yoga as much as taking classes, and so I signed up immediately for a teacher training program.
I finished my 200 hour RYT certification program in February 2015 from Tiffany Cruikshank and Yoga Medicine, and am now registered with Yoga Alliance. I look forward to continuing to grow and learn as an instructor, and to share the gift of yoga with others. My focus is strength, stability, and flexibility in the physical body, with an emphasis on clarity, focus, and self-love in the mental/emotional body. Namaste <3
Current Schedule (please book classes in advance so I can let you know about any changes or updates!):
Monday Vinyasa Flow 9:30-10:30am @ Castaways
Monday Vinyasa Flow 5-6pm @ St. Lawrence Beach Condos
Wednesday Vinyasa Flow 9-10am @ Castaways
Wednesday Restorative Bliss 5-6pm @ St. Lawrence Beach Condos
Thursday Vinyasa Flow 5-6pm @ St. Lawrence Beach Condos
Friday Vinyasa Flow 9-10am @ Castaways
Saturday Vinyasa Flow 9-10am @ Palm Beach Condos
Sunday SUP yoga 9-10am @ Batts Rock
You can also see the schedule on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/yoga.samudra.18 or Instagram @cocoyogabarbados