Erin Kelly (@erinkellyart) is a yoga teacher based in Los Angeles, California. After developing a strong personal practice, she went on to study and receive a 200hr certification from Meghan Currie in Nicaragua. A regular in the LA yoga studio scene, she has attended dozens of workshops and extended training hours with Noah Maze School and Ana Forest, as well as receiving extended hours in, Dharma and Rocket training under Yancy Schwartz mentorship.
She is known for her personal grace and fluidity of movement in both practice and teaching, and can often be found upside down or cultivating creativity through unusual transitions. Her teaching style is refreshing and playful, while still incorporating precise cues and pose breakdowns to help students understand the movements of their bodies and the path to personal growth.
A true artist by nature, Erin received a BFA in Oil Painting with a minor in Art History from The Maryland Institute College of Art. She is passionate about the idea that if we open our bodies up physically, we can tap into all sorts of creative, emotional, and psychological breakthroughs. Whether it’s with a paintbrush in hand or just through body movement, Erin is continuously creating her own form of art and expression. She is happily engaged with two furry children.
Steph Gongora (@casa_colibri) is a yoga and aerial arts teacher currently based in Uvita, Costa Rica. She completed her first formal 200HR training with Meghan Currie in Nicaragua, and continued to pursue an additional 300HR training with Christina Sell at The San Marcos School of Yoga. When living in Austin, she regularly attended additional training and one on one work with Erinn Lewis of Sukha Yoga, and recently started another online 200HR with Alanna Kaivalya.
An athlete her whole life, Steph practiced gymnastics until high school, taught pole fitness during college (where she majored in Biology and Chemistry), and started a serious daily yoga practice over three years ago. Her teaching style combines precise breakdowns of form and anatomical cuing, with a creative flow style, stressing unusual transitions and authentic movement practices. She has developed a deep love and respect for inversions of all kinds, and is the author of multiple books including – The Beginner’s Guide to Handstand, The Beginner’s Guide to Handstand Pressing , and The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Yoga Practice.
Steph is happily married with 3 furry children and moved down to Costa Rica in the Fall of 2016 to start construction on a Functional Medicine/Yoga retreat center on the South Pacific coast. When she isn’t doing yoga, she enjoys reading, writing, anything outdoors, and spending time with her little family.