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Sandor Bosnick

Musician

Sandor Bosnick meditating

About

Sandor has been playing music since the age of 4. He started with the violin, then moved to the cello, but it wasn’t until a Jimi Hendrix record inspired him to ask for a guitar at the age of 12 that he found his true calling. After starting a band with his brother, Sandor played in a variety of venues across western Canada and won multiple Battle of the Bands contests. Now as a solo artist, he has focused on composing and performing his own brand of “Yogispheric” music, designed to enhance the student’s experience in a yoga class setting. After his recent certification in Reiki, a hands-on healing skill that comes naturally to him, he plans to continue his journey into therapeutics by delving deeper into formal meditation training. Above all, he is excited to provide support and enhance flow at this Nicaragua healing experience!

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Leslee Watt

Yoga Instructor

Leslee Watts meditating on a rock
"Our bodies want to heal. Our job is to create the circumstances that allow this to happen."
– Leslee Watt –

About

Leslee holds a Bachelor’s degree in both Psychology and Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy). She received her first yoga certification through Moksha (Modo) Yoga in 2009 and since has gained over 1800 hours of training and has taught over 2000 yoga classes. Knowing that yoga can act as a powerful tool in the promotion of health and in the prevention and treatment of disease, she founded and implemented the Physiologic Therapeutic Yoga Method in her privately run clinic, Prana Physiotherapy, for over 7 years. She has developed multiple therapeutic yoga programs that treat stress, tension and persistent pain with breath, movement and relaxation and facilitates a training program to help other yoga instructors and health professionals add therapeutic yoga instruction to their skill set. She is excited to be able to expand these offerings to new and international venues!

Learn more about Leslee Watt here!

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The Incredibly Long List of Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

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Lindsay Hall

About

Lindsay Hall was born in Canada raised on the island of Tobago, in Trinidad & Tobago. She started dancing at the age of 5 at the Tobago Academy of the Performing Arts. In 2008 Lindsay moved to New York City to pursue her love of dance and was accepted to the world-renowned Ailey School of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, where she studied under master teachers Milton Myers, Ana Marie Forsythe, Nancy Turano, Graciela Kozak, Kazuko Hirabyashi and Jacqulyn Buglisi. In May 2011 she became one of the first Tobagonians to graduate from The Ailey School’s Certificate Program. Her dance training includes Classical Ballet, Modern Dance, Contemporary, Jazz, Dancehall, Salsa, Hip Hop and Caribbean Folk Dance. As a dancer Ms. Hall has had the pleasure of performing at New York City Summer Stage, 2012 Ladies of Hip Hop Festival, Heard NY with artist Nick Cave in celebration of Grand Central’s 100th Anniversary, the LACOSTE La Machine L.12.12 Launch at Grand Central Station alongside Hip Hop legends Furious Five, Opening Ceremony’s Fashion Night Out event for NY Fashion Week Fall 2011 and with Jamaican Dancehall pioneers Red Fox and Screechy Dan. Over the years Lindsay has had the opportunity to perform works by some truly talented choreographers such as Darrell Grand Moultrie, Earl Mosley, Andrea Miller, Jessica Chen, Robin Dunn, Hanna Herbertson, Peter London, Francesca Harper, Bradley Shelver and Kevin Wynn to name a few. She also had the honor of being a member of dance companies throughout New York City, namely J CHEN PROJECT and Purelements: An Evolution in Dance. She has also been able to share her love of dance through teaching and has taught classical ballet and modern technique in both Trinidad and Tobago and New York City.


Throughout her career as a dancer in New York, Lindsay found herself being drawn to yoga more and more. She used yoga as a way to calm and focus her mind and to help keep her body strong and balanced so she could keep up with the demands of dancing professionally. In early 2014, Lindsay moved back to her home island Tobago, ready for a change of lifestyle. Upon her arrival she soon found out about The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training Program with Director Karen Blackman and she immediately signed up! Digging deeper into the practice of yoga at this specific period in her life was definitely perfect timing for Lindsay and it was a truly enriching experience.


With over 4 years of teaching yoga under her belt, Lindsay still considers herself new, to the Yoga Instructor world, but with fresh ideas and a great love for the practice. She loves sharing and mixing what she knows as a dancer and what she has learnt throughout her yoga practice, with the vibes that come along with living near the sea. She is excited to share all that she knows with you and is open to whatever unfolds next on this journey we like to call life…

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The Incredibly Long List of Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

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Michael Greger, MD, recently wrote for NutritionFacts.org about the many benefits one can experience when eating a plant-based diet. The list is so incredibly long and well-researched, you might be convinced to give up meat altogether; however, if you’re not, you can at least learn about these many benefits and consider going veggie just one or two days a...
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Karen Blackman

Retreat Leader

About

Karen Blackman was born in Ottawa, Canada and while she has spent most of her life in Canada moving back and forth between Toronto and Trinidad & Tobago, she also has the awesome benefit of being a dual citizen of both Canada and Trinidad & Tobago, giving her the added advantage of being able to deliver classes with both a Caribbean and North American flavour. She took her first yoga class over 20 years ago, starting with Bikram Yoga, then Moksha Yoga® and now Sangha Yoga. In fact, she was a part of the very first Moksha Yoga® 800hr Teacher Training in 2004, under the direction of co-founder Ted Grand, co-founder Jessica Robertson and Natalia Brajak. It was a Training that changed her life! She has been teaching for over 13 years in many places like Toronto, Montreal, London (Ontario, Canada), The British Virgin Islands and Trinidad and Tobago, where she remains today.

Karen is an E-RYT® 500 (with over 15,000 classes taught, under her belt). She is a Certified Moksha Yoga Level I and II, Certified Yin Yoga, and Certified Aerial Yoga, Instructor. She is the Creator/Founder/Director of The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training Program (est. 2013) which helps her help others in her community, who want to share what they have learned in a deeper way with others. She has six (6) Teacher Trainings under her belt and Trainees all over Trinidad and in Tobago and as far as Barbados, The British Virgin Islands and Dominica in the Caribbean to Aberdeen, Scotland! Karen is also the Creator/Founder/Director of The Sangha Trinidad (est. 2005, RYS® 500, currently the only 500hr registered school in the Caribbean). She has completed the Vipassana 10-day Silent Meditation Course in Costa Rica, completed the Reiki 2nd Degree (Level 2) Course and has trained with many other renowned teachers such as Michael Stone, Frank Jude Boccio, John Friend, Susi Hately, Hali Schwartz, YuMee Chung, Steph Gongora, Erin Kelly, Meghan Currie, David Robson, Kam Thye Chow (Founder Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage), Trina Altman and more! She has worked with many National athletes, including Trinidad and Tobago’s very first Olympic Judo Representative – Christopher George, Emmanuel Callendar – Olympic Gold Medalist and National Kata Champion – Zachary Alexander, helping them with their Training programs to better their athletic ‘game’.



With a little humour and her crazy fun side, Karen continues to dedicate her life to helping folks find their yoga and loving every minute of it!

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The Incredibly Long List of Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

THE NICARAGUA YOGA INSTITUTE
Michael Greger, MD, recently wrote for NutritionFacts.org about the many benefits one can experience when eating a plant-based diet. The list is so incredibly long and well-researched, you might be convinced to give up meat altogether; however, if you’re not, you can at least learn about these many benefits and consider going veggie just one or two days a...
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As the winter draws to a close, many people feel like the dark nights and cold days are never going to end. In the two months after the holidays, as we get back into the swing of work and daily stressors, we dream of traveling somewhere warm for a little well-deserved relaxation time. Turns out,...

Vanessa Pattison

Retreat Leader

"Wherever you go there you are!” It means to her that happiness is not determined by physical location but is deeply rooted within. Happiness ebbs and flows. "
– Vanessa Pattison –

About

Originally from California, Vanessa moved to San Juan del Sur with her husband in 2005. Disenchanted with the rat race pace of life and her occupation as a Real Estate Appraiser she pursued her passion of yoga. In the past decade Vanessa has become highly trained with over 500 hours of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga as well as anatomy and Aryuveda. Her teachers are many but she attributes Peter Sterios and James Bailey as two of the most influential. Her most important role is that of mother to her three young boys; Max, Dante and Leo, all born in Nicaragua.

Suggested Readings

FAQ

The Incredibly Long List of Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

THE NICARAGUA YOGA INSTITUTE
Michael Greger, MD, recently wrote for NutritionFacts.org about the many benefits one can experience when eating a plant-based diet. The list is so incredibly long and well-researched, you might be convinced to give up meat altogether; however, if you’re not, you can at least learn about these many benefits and consider going veggie just one or two days a...
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Kyla MacKinnon

Leader, Shanti Yoga

Kyla MacKinnon

About

Kyla is inspired by the act of leading others and empowering them to live their truth. She believes in the power of connecting breath and movement with those around her. Throughout her life, she has enjoyed coaching people and creating a space where they feel comfortable and confident in order to reach their full potential. From her 800 hours of training, she vows to keep the tradition of Krishnamacharya’s yoga lineage alive thanks to one of her great teachers, Ryan Leier. Kyla will incorporate a balance of strength and serenity into her teachings during the program. Her compassionate nature makes her a perfect fit as the Yoga Teacher Training student liaison. She gives herself fully to new trainees who need guidance and support during the training.

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The Incredibly Long List of Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

THE NICARAGUA YOGA INSTITUTE
Michael Greger, MD, recently wrote for NutritionFacts.org about the many benefits one can experience when eating a plant-based diet. The list is so incredibly long and well-researched, you might be convinced to give up meat altogether; however, if you’re not, you can at least learn about these many benefits and consider going veggie just one or two days a...
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14 Reasons You Need a Beach Vacation

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As the winter draws to a close, many people feel like the dark nights and cold days are never going to end. In the two months after the holidays, as we get back into the swing of work and daily stressors, we dream of traveling somewhere warm for a little well-deserved relaxation time. Turns out,...

Hot House Yoga

About

Our classes are suited for everyone, from the new practicioner to the experienced yogi. If you’re seeking not only an addition to your workout regimen, but a new mindset to take off the mat and into your everyday life, Hot House Yoga Retreats are for you.

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The Incredibly Long List of Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

THE NICARAGUA YOGA INSTITUTE
Michael Greger, MD, recently wrote for NutritionFacts.org about the many benefits one can experience when eating a plant-based diet. The list is so incredibly long and well-researched, you might be convinced to give up meat altogether; however, if you’re not, you can at least learn about these many benefits and consider going veggie just one or two days a...
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14 Reasons You Need a Beach Vacation

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As the winter draws to a close, many people feel like the dark nights and cold days are never going to end. In the two months after the holidays, as we get back into the swing of work and daily stressors, we dream of traveling somewhere warm for a little well-deserved relaxation time. Turns out,...

Donna Dowson

Retreat Leader

"There is a yoga practice out there for anyone who is willing to try."
– Donna Dowson –

About

Growing up as a dancer Donna fell in love with the flow and grace of Vinyasa and Ashtanga when she first discovered yoga. The constant challenge of physical, mental and spiritual balance has kept her coming back ever since. She loves that there is a yoga practice out there for anyone who is willing to try. She started teaching yoga so she could help students discover the beauty of the breath, the ease of movement and the acceptance of self and others that yoga offers. Always emphasizing the practice of honoring the body’s current state of being through ahimsa (non-violence), students are guided by Donna to explore all the possibilities yoga has to improve the health and well-being of mind, body and spirit. Her classes are fun, energetic and aimed at helping you find balance in your practice on and off the mat.

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The Incredibly Long List of Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

THE NICARAGUA YOGA INSTITUTE
Michael Greger, MD, recently wrote for NutritionFacts.org about the many benefits one can experience when eating a plant-based diet. The list is so incredibly long and well-researched, you might be convinced to give up meat altogether; however, if you’re not, you can at least learn about these many benefits and consider going veggie just one or two days a...
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As the winter draws to a close, many people feel like the dark nights and cold days are never going to end. In the two months after the holidays, as we get back into the swing of work and daily stressors, we dream of traveling somewhere warm for a little well-deserved relaxation time. Turns out,...

Summer Ward

Instructor

About

Summer Ward, a full-time yoga teacher in Northern California, is dedicated to sharing her love of the practice in the outdoors! She emphasizes the elements and ever-changing seasonality of life that affect us all! Her love of nature keeps her inspired to travel. Her love of yoga keeps her grounded. Whether teaching a class on land or on the water (stand up paddleboard yoga), her instructions are always thorough, her classes accessible and safe. Let her help connect you to the nature that surrounds you and most importantly to the nature that is within you.

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FAQ

The Incredibly Long List of Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

THE NICARAGUA YOGA INSTITUTE
Michael Greger, MD, recently wrote for NutritionFacts.org about the many benefits one can experience when eating a plant-based diet. The list is so incredibly long and well-researched, you might be convinced to give up meat altogether; however, if you’re not, you can at least learn about these many benefits and consider going veggie just one or two days a...
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14 Reasons You Need a Beach Vacation

THE NICARAGUA YOGA INSTITUTE
As the winter draws to a close, many people feel like the dark nights and cold days are never going to end. In the two months after the holidays, as we get back into the swing of work and daily stressors, we dream of traveling somewhere warm for a little well-deserved relaxation time. Turns out,...

Tyler Langdale

Retreat Leader

About

Tyler Langdale’s Radical Retreats is a progressive retreat & tour company which consciously creates unique life-enhancing programs centered around positive participation in the community on the local and global levels. A Radical Retreats program integrates healthy activities from yoga, eco-adventures, leadership activities, team building initiatives, local healthy cuisine, and humanitarian fundraising. Our programs range from weekend yoga retreats to eco-adventure excursions to international cultural heritage tours, all infused with the spirit of travel, adventure, love and connection.

Suggested Readings

FAQ

The Incredibly Long List of Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

THE NICARAGUA YOGA INSTITUTE
Michael Greger, MD, recently wrote for NutritionFacts.org about the many benefits one can experience when eating a plant-based diet. The list is so incredibly long and well-researched, you might be convinced to give up meat altogether; however, if you’re not, you can at least learn about these many benefits and consider going veggie just one or two days a...
Travel

14 Reasons You Need a Beach Vacation

THE NICARAGUA YOGA INSTITUTE
As the winter draws to a close, many people feel like the dark nights and cold days are never going to end. In the two months after the holidays, as we get back into the swing of work and daily stressors, we dream of traveling somewhere warm for a little well-deserved relaxation time. Turns out,...