Lotus Retreats curates a talented and trusted team of passionate Yoga Instructors, enthusiastic leaders, worldly guides and devotional practitioners. 

Our instructors are highly-trained, well-traveled and dedicated to sharing their experience and the practice of Yoga.

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Loren Lotus

Creative and Director of Lotus Retreats, Instructor & Retreat Leader

Loren is a devotional curator whose true love and passion is sharing the beauty of the world and the unity of Yoga with all of those seeking it. She is continuously inspired by Yogic teachings of our everyday life and the practice of Yoga, on and off the mat. Every day is an opportunity to grow & live your life like a Lotus flower, reaching your true potential and fulfillment. 

Loren believes her dharma and work is to inspire others to live a fulfilling life path with purpose and passion. On the mat, she teaches a variety of Yoga class styles including Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative and Yin. Her alignment-based training and study of Kinesiology has fueled her fascination with the human body, mind and eternal soul. 

Certificates –B.S Kinesiology, Indiana University, 500-Hour RYT, YogaWorks, Los Angeles, 200-Hour ERYT Passion Yoga School, Costa Rica, 85-Hour PRYT, La Lupa Via Prenatal School

Instagram - @lorenlotus

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Beatriz Bonnin

Instructor & Retreat Leader

Beatriz is a fearless force passionate about empowering women's circles, moon ceremonies and sharing her knowledge of the chakra system. She has created a community of women in Puerto Rico called Sanando Juntas Puerto Rico that offers weekly empowering workshops along with monthly moon circles. She is passionate about helping people find their power through alternative healing techniques and by sharing her own study and devotion to a Yogic lifestyle.

Bea has undergone a Prenatal and Doula training, 4 fertility and prenatal workshops with UMA Mother in Los Angeles, and her 500-hour with YogaWorks in Los Angeles.

Certificates – 500-Hour RYT YogaWorks, Los Angeles, 200-Hour ERYT, Shanti Yoga Shala, New Orleans, 85-Hour PRYT, La Lupa Via Prenatal School and YogaWorks, Los Angeles

Instagram - @beatrizbonnyoga

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Ryann Tillman

Instructor, Fascial Stretch Therapist

Ryann believes that yoga has the power to positively transform our lives. She teaches a Hatha inspired class with an emphasis on breath, awareness, and body control. She aims to make each class feel steeped in Indian tradition and lineage. Her path has also led her to Fascial Stretch Therapy(fst) as a way to help speed the physical healing/recovery process and flexibility that yoga offers. With yoga and fst Ryann has a passion to guide people towards a more connected, positive, and healthy life.

Ryann earned her 200 hour yoga teaching certification while living and studying in an ashram in Mysore, India. She then earned her 500 hour teaching certification in the magical jungles of Costa Rica with Passion Yoga School. 

Certifications: 500-Hour RYT, Passion Yoga, Costa Rica, 200-Hour ERYT, Ayur Eco Ashram, Mysore India, Fascial Stretch Therapist, Stretch To Win, AZ

Instagram: @yogabyryann

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Jonatan Silva

Instructor, Retreat Leader, Thai Massage Therapist and Sound Healer

Jonatan has been practicing Yoga for over 20 years along with healing arts for 10 years. His teachings and bodywork techniques are the sum of all types of experiences; he sees the value in all techniques with the utmost respect for all traditions. 

From his own life's experience, Jonatan is compassionate and understanding of the stress of society today. He takes what he has learned and creates a way to help others through movement, through touch, through breath and through sound. He is an exceptional teacher and healer who embodies all that he has experienced, with gratitude still waiting to understand some. His goal is simple, he has none. Through a life of devotion, selfless service and gratitude, Jonatan is a compassionate leader and group  unifier. 

Certificates: 500-Hour Ashtanga Vinyasa, 500-Hour Hatha/Tantra, 800-Hour Thai Healing, 200-Hour Power Vinyasa, Level III Reiki Practitioner, 200-Hour Acupressure Meridian Training 

Instagram:  @Jonatans15

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Shelbie Shakti

Instructor, Acro Yogi, Retreat Ambassador 

Shelbie is a world traveling, enthusiastic soul on fire with compassion and kindness. She has a true wanderlust with a life goal to travel the world. She believes each adventures is an opportunity to grow mentally, intellectually and spiritually.  And by digging into various cultures, customs and history, we learn and evolve. Shelbie is a fanatic at the arts of Acro Yoga, Aerial Silks and Bhakti music. Her enthusiasm and playful nature spreads joy and love to those around her.

Shelbie trained with the Yandara Yoga Institute in Bali, Indonesia.  She is trained as both an Aerial and Acro-Yoga Instructor as well as trained in the spiritual healing Art of Reiki.  She serves as a Lotus Retreats ambassador offering workshops and assisting throughout the retreat week.

Certificates - 200-Hour RYT, Yandara Yoga Institute, Bali, Acro-Yoga Teacher Training; Spectra Yoga - Costa Mesa, CA, Aeriel-Yoga Teacher Training; Spectra Yoga - Costa Mesa, CA, Level ll Reiki Practitioner; Newport Beach, CA

Instagram - @Shelbie.Shakti

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Jamil Apostol

Musician, Bhakti/Kirtan Leader

Jamil is a fresh, new voice dawning in an age of quarrel and hypocristy. His drive as a singer, songwriter, producer and multi-insturmentalist comes from a passion he has for learning and connecting with others through creativity. His modern storytelling groove with a traditional Americana folk sound invites listeners from all walks of life to tune in and sing-along, from intimate campfires to large festivals, vibrant nightclubs and the humblest of front porches.

Jamil is a traveler, world musician and a friend. He travels around the world associating with fellow artists, seekers, sages and monks. Apostol aims to share the path of Bhakti (Love and devotion) by chanting and singing the names of God. Apostol provides music workshops and storytelling by teaching ancient Eastern practices and applicable music techniques through the chakra system.

Instagram: @JamilApostolMusic

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Taisha Meléndez

Yoga Instructor, Retreat Ambassador 

Taisha is a vibrant soul with a contagious energetic smile. Her mission and vision in life to provide an aligned type of life within yoga alongside with naturopathic science.

She strives to give the world the correct tools to live their lives with more quality She has found that Yoga is her truest medicine. Taisha's charismatic, limitless happiness, sympathy and compassion offers a space for everyone around her to be held. Through her findings of the Yoga practice, she aims to share with others the potential and power of the practice. 

Taisha received her Bachelor in General Biolog and graduated as a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher in Akhanda Shakti Lineage through the Passion Yoga School. She teaches and assists a traditional Hatha yoga style along with workshop preparation and retreat assistance.

Certificates - 200-Hour RYT, Passion Yoga School, Costa Rica

Instagram- @tai.trascendental