about marisa & the teachers
Marisa van Vuuren – Founder and Director of Yoga Zanzibar & Lead Yoga Teacher of the Art & Science Teacher Training Program
Born in South Africa in the Karoo. Marisa has been living on the island of Zanzibar since 2003. She fell in love with the island’s ambience, colors, turquoise blue ocean, simplicity of lifestyle, its people and sunsets.
Marisa van Vuuren is the founder of Yoga Zanzibar – the one and only yoga alternative in Zanzibar offering yoga retreats throughout the year since 2009.
Marisa is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with the worldwide Yoga Alliance. She teaches dynamic Hatha based on Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow and Kundalini Yoga, bringing awareness into mindfulness and energy flow. Marisa has been practicing yoga for over 11 years. She also teaches the Art & Science of Yoga 200hr Teacher Training Program certifying yoga teachers.
Marisa’s vision is to be of service to others through sharing the tools of yoga with her teachings. She is passionate about life, yoga, travelling, the ocean, dancing, playing drums and painting.
She is also the co-founder of Divine Diving, Yoga & Dive Center, Zanzibar – the fusion of yoga & scuba diving. www.scubazanzibar.com She is a PADI Dive Master and finds Yoga and diving a true complement as Yoga practice helps you regulate your breath and entering a meditative state while diving.
Marisa also co-hosts International Retreats with Consciousness Coach® Marcel D’Allende, in the most exotic locations on earth, igniting the mind, body and soul.” Barefoot Yoga & Consciousness Retreats” ® are a powerful combination of Consciousness expanding workshops and Yoga. www.barefootyogaretreat.com
Maris is part of a online yoga community offering yoga video classes. To get a taste of Marisa’s yoga classes you can visit www.bemoreyogic.com
From 28 August – 26 November 2018 Guest Teacher:
Alexandra Steyn, South Africa
Alexandra is certified personal trainer, nutritionist and yoga instructor from South Africa. She completed her 200h Vinyasa & Ashtanga teachers training in India as well as her 300h Hatha yoga training. She also had her own studio and hosted her own safari retreats in South Africa. The last year she has been traveling and teaching yoga at retreats in Jamaica, India and South Africa.
Health and wellness has been part of her life from a young age, and it is truly her passion to help and guide others to live a healthier and more fulfilling life.
She believes that the body, mind and soul is directly connected to the way we live, eat and move, and that our lifestyle choices impact our quality of life.