Athena Engelman

About The Teacher

Yoga Instructor, Certified Pilates Teacher, E–‐RYT500, Retreat Organizer Since 2002 Athena has shared Yoga with students of many levels ranging in ages from kids yoga and corporate yoga, to seniors yoga and various styles from restorative and prenatal to vinyasa and alignment—based flow. Her love of healing movement prompted her to continue sharing and in 2008 she began certifying and training others to become yoga teachers at the 200/300/500 hour level through the Yoga Alliance. In 2012 Athena became a Certified Pilates Instructor, training in Pilates as rehab for a hip injury, she decided to further her education and train to become a Pilates instructor. While living in Costa Rica she trained and worked at Pilates Nosara. Having seen firsthand how Pilates and Yoga compliment one another Athena is a huge advocate for utilizing both in her daily regimen. Her experience spreads across many states and countries giving her the multicultural experience of teaching active and healthy lifestyles to tourists and locals alike. In 2005 she created Live Your Yoga Retreats as a way to share her love of Yoga, Pilates and Travel. Athena leads group retreats in the states as well as internationally. She’s happy to be here and…


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