Rae has taught yoga in Antigua since 2002 and also guest teaches at Lake Atitlan and in the U.S. She has studied at Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica and at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, as well as with a wide array of independent teachers. She also teaches yoga in meditation retreats (meditation teachers Ulli Goerke and Sensei Doug Duncan).
Her teaching incorporates a mix of vinyasa flow (sequenced movements linked with breath), yin yoga (gentle, passive poses) and the practice of mindfulness. Her extensive background in the movement arts of dance, capoeira, and tai chi is also reflected in the creative, fluid style of her classes. These classes focus on integrating the experience of the body with that of the mind.
Rae’s experience includes work with all ages, levels of experience and fitness, and work with people with physical limitations. She believes that some form of yoga can be practiced by anyone who has the desire to do it, and helps students develop a compassionate relationship with their bodies as well as a committed yoga practice.
Nancy S. Payne, Registerd Yoga Alliance 200 hours, studied with the Canadian HQ group Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in Bahamas under the direction of Swami Swaroopananda and Swami Brahmanada obtaining the title of Yoga Siromani - Teacher of Yoga.
After studying psychology in Toronto Canada, Nancy moved to Australia to continue her studies majoring in physical education via Aerobic Instructor, Weight Room Supervisor, Personal Trainer and Massage Therapy. She has instructed in Australia, Canada, England, Belize and Guatemala.
Her lessons concentrate on the Five Points of Yoga for all levels of beginners to advanced: proper exercise (asanas), proper breathing (pranayama), proper relaxation (savasana), proper diet (vegetarian) with positive thinking and meditation (vedanta and dhyana) while intermingling vinyasa flow (movements linked with breath).
Yoga is about stilling our fidgeting bodies while calming our moving minds so we rest peacefully in the present moment to clearly see the beauty within. It's truly the "Power of Now" !
Liz has been practicing yoga for 13 years, from her native New Zealand, through Australia, Europe (France), the Caribbean, US (Florida), Galapagos, to Guatemala.
She has studied, and been influenced by Iyengar, Vinyasa, and Bikram styles of yoga. Liz trained with Paula Tursi of Reflections Yoga, NYC and is registered with Yoga Alliance. Liz began teaching in Panza Verde in 2008. In addition to teaching community classes, she also teaches specially designed classes for men, children, and teens with an emphasis on anatomical alignment and body/mind connection.
She believes that to achieve contentment one must have health (physical need), knowledge (psychological need) and inner calmness (spiritual need). With the presence of these comes harmony and this is the way and purpose of yoga.