About Zen Yoga

Located in San Juan del Sur, Zen Yoga offers daily classes.

Many of our retreats and trainings include a yoga class at our in-town studio located in the heart of downtown San Juan Del Sur. This location is just a short walk from restaurants, shopping, and the nightlife. For participants who want to be active and social, this is the ideal retreat cultural experience.

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Our Vision & Mission

We aspire to create a space of community, where all members feel welcome and comfortable, and can move and practice in their own way. We aim to encourage newcomers to become part of the family and enjoy the close connections that yoga and Zen bring.

Zen Studio

Welcome to our Zen Yoga home, happily nestled in the bustle of booming San Juan del Sur. We’re located on the Southeast corner of the church and park, across from the delicious smells of the pizzeria. We offer daily yoga classes in our open-air studio, with everything from rest & restorative to power, massages and body treatments from our lovely chicas, and a community of connectivity. Come join us!

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Vanessa Pattison

Vanessa Pattison is the founder of Zen Yoga Studio which she opened in 2011 after the vision popped into her head one evening while talking to a friend. They sketched the studio on a napkin, broke ground a week later and never looked back. Beyond running Zen Yoga Studio and sister retreat business Nicaragua Yoga Institute, she still loves to get in the studio and lead a class or two a week. Vanessa is also a doula to many expats and local women who live in the San Juan del Sur area.

Our Team

Our team is composed of a dynamic group from all corners of the Earth, who share a desire to spread their passion for moving and flowing, connecting their mind, body, and breath, and helping others do the same. Each teacher is an individual inspiration who brings a different background and training into their practice.

Instructor/Retreat Leader

Cher Aslor

Cher Aslor is a Yoga/Pilates teacher & practitioner, business owner, traveler, creative spirit and inspiring connector in her community. She is a PMA Certified Pilates Instructor and also holds certifications in Power Yoga (200 hr Core Power Yoga), Yoga Sculpt (40 hr Core Power Yoga), and Forrest Yoga (240 hrTraining). ...

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Instructor/Wellness Coach

Delaney Wray

Delaney is a Colorado native, registered yoga teacher, Holistic Health & Wellness Coach, and Founder of Happy Meets Healthy. She moved to San Juan Del Sur with her husband and dog in October 2017 to explore a life lived with less, embracing the discomforts of a new culture, and finding ...

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Kristen Claeys

Kristen Claeys is an international yoga teacher from Austin, Texas. Yoga has been in her life since 2009, and she completed her first 200-hour yoga teacher training in Ashtanga Flow at Yoga London in 2016. Since then Kristen has gone on to finish an advanced 300-hour teacher training focusing on ...

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