About

Kristen Claeys

Instructor

 

Zen Yoga instructor 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 Vinyasa, Power and Restorative, 30 hours of instruction in Yin Yoga. Along with another 200-hour teacher training where she dove into the philosophical teachings of the practice.

After owning her businesses in Austin and living a stressful life, yoga is what showed Kristen her dharma. She is passionate about helping others find their path within their practice. It is essential to her to not only teach the asana practice on the mat but also show students how to use yoga to better their lives not only in the studio but off the mat too.

Kristen believes yoga is accessible to all individuals. When she began practicing, she felt inadequate and uncomfortable and understands everyone is on their own journey. Therefore Kristen creates an environment that is warm and inviting for all levels of students. She wants all her students to feel confident where they are as individuals and in their yoga practices. Kristen teaches a firey vinyasa class with plenty of modifications for all to enjoy and challenge themselves while keeping things soft and slow in her gentle flow classes.

Delaney Wray

Instructor/Wellness Coach

 

Delaney Wray Nicaragua Yoga Institute

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 happiness and gratitude in the simplest things life offers. Delaney stepped on her first yoga mat in Austin, TX, in January 2014, to help her combat the emotional, mental, and physical roadblocks in her life at that time. After her first class, she was hooked, and became a 200 RYT one year later. Delaney teaches and specializes in a Vinyasa Flow (energizing – powerful – fulfilling – strength-building) and a Slow Burn (grounded – expansive – explorative – juicy). She encourages her students to arrive to their mats without judgement, ego, or needs-to-change. In Delaney’s classes, yoga is an inward exploration with an open heart, guided by breath first, then movement. Outside of her yoga mat, Delaney enjoys spending time on her coaching business, traveling with her husband, surfing, crafting, hiking, and playing fetch with her one-eyed dog, Mylo.

Cher Aslor

Instructor/Retreat Leader

 

Cher Aslor Nicaragua Yoga Institute

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). After attending CU Boulder for a BA in Dance and Spanish, Cher danced professionally in the Los Angeles area for 10 years before moving back to her native Colorado. In 2013 she graduated from the Kathy Grant Heritage Training led by second generation master teacher Cara Reeser and continues to study with and assist Ana Forrest at her workshops and Yoga Journal Conferences around the United States. Cher has a heart for leading retreats for over 8 years including Surf Yoga retreats in Costa Rica, meditation retreats at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs, NM, Gratitude Retreats in Todos Santo MX, and beyond. Her passions is sharing adventure and travel with others through retreats.

Cher’s yoga classes are seeped in the Forrest Yoga, Pilates, and Vinyasa traditions, focused on movement that feels good, challenging and safe. Her Forrest Yoga foundations bring intelligent core work and holding poses for many breaths. This is a very physical practice but not just for the sake being physical – it’s a tool to awaken the senses and access the emotional body.