OUR GUIDES

 

CLAIRE RAGOZZINO

Claire is a certified E-RYT yoga instructor, plant-based chef and women's wellness coach.  From living in India studying yoga, meditation and Ayurveda, to working as a living foods chef and cleanse instructor, her deepest passion lies in the many sacred ways we nourish ourselves and find connection to ourselves and community. Claire is the founder of Vidya Living, a holistic wellness company that blends Ayurvedic lifestyle, holistic nutrition and yogic philosophy to cultivate deep inner wisdom for empowering inner transformation. She currently works with clients around the globe through her coaching programs, guiding seasonal cleanses, teaching workshops on the overlap of yoga and food, and sharing the experience of a loving meal at retreats. She feels deeply blessed and grateful to share the wisdom of her teachers through her work. 

Claire is the company founder and kitchen alchemist, planning and preparing our daily nourishing meals and guiding workshops around the yoga of food and sacred nourishment. When she's not in the kitchen, she's leading yoga, pranayama and meditation, and teaching the ways we nourish ourselves beyond food.

Website // www.vidyaliving.com


CASSIE BALLARD

Cassie is a brand designer and photographer based out of Southern Michigan. She is the founder of Veda House, a studio that focuses on finding clarity and resonance for conscious lifestyle and wellness brands. Her wellness journey started when she started to look for holistic ways to cure recurring migraines and disruptions in hormonal health. Today, she is devoted to exploring plants as medicine, advocating for woman’s health when she can, finding ways to live more sustainably, and constantly being inspired by the wealth of knowledge in this community.  

Cassie is our resident photographer, designer and magic maker, creating and capturing beauty and loving connections during our retreat experiences. 

Connect // www.thevedahouse.com


BRIANNE BEAUREGARD

Brianne Beauregard holds the lineage of Nada Yoga, the devotional practice of union with sound, as her primary healing discipline and vehicle for transformation of consciousness. Working with sound, breath, bhakti and non-dualistic philosophy, she integrates mantra and meditative, vocal toning techniques to her individual and group sessions. Brianne offers over 15 years of experience in the world of mind-body-spirit medicine to her clients around the world, specializing in trauma release and resting in the stillness of reality.  Studies in India, Hawaii, and The Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico, inform her offerings as a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Panchakarma Therapist and Yoga Teacher. Brianne bows in deep reverence to the transcendent wisdom of Vedic culture that has found a home to flourish in her heart and be shared, joyfully, with the world.

Bri will be guiding our groups on an inner journey through sound, accompanying our movement and meditation classes with music and sharing mantra and vocal toning in special workshops.

Connect // www.briannebeauregard.com


CANDICE NEAVES

Candice is a 200hr Yoga Alliance registered Hatha yoga teacher. With an emphasis on cultivating awareness, her classes combine mindful movement, pranayama and meditation.

Candice uncovered her deep love for yoga in her early teens when she began attending classes with her mom in Southern California. Yoga supported her to release stress, heal depression and maintain great physical and mental health throughout her youth. In 2003, she moved to NYC where she continued studying yoga and deepening her personal practice. She now lives and teaches in Hawai’i.

When she’s not on the mat, you’ll find her sharing her passions for holistic health, organic farming, music and raising mindfulness in the world. 

Candice is our resident yoga teacher, offering heart-based hatha yoga classes and guidance during our retreats.  

Connect // www.candiceteresayoga.com


KAMALA SANTOS

Kamala is an Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant and massage therapist. She is the founder of Soma Doula, a doula service that provides nourishing comfort through life's transitions (postpartum, divorce, end-of-life and bereavement) using the wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga. She is a licensed massage therapist, IYT yoga therapist, and has completed a two-and-a-half-year Ayurvedic lifestyle immersive apprenticeship and five-year Ayurvedic mentorship program. Her additional studies currently include Dr. Frawley's Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant and End-of-Life Doula Care. Her service in this life is to offer nourishment through actions that create beauty, instill a sense of calm and facilitate relaxation. 

Kamala is our resident massage therapist, creating healing spaces through private Ayurvedic bodywork sessions and offering loving lifestyle guidance in workshops.

Connect // www.somadoula.com


KATERINA MARTIN

Katerina is an Ayurvedic chef and 200-RYT. She received her Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist certification at the Himalayan Institute. She recently moved from Iowa to Hawaii this past year to work as an Ayurvedic chef at Hale Pule Ayurveda. 

Previously, Katerina worked in psychiatry research studying the effects of diet on mental health. When she discovered Ayurveda, she immediately connected with the holistic healing science and the ancient wisdom of using food as medicine. Katerina experienced first hand the healing power of Ayurveda when she transitioned to a diet of freshly cooked whole grains, legumes, and vegetables. She noticed a significant shift in her energy and her mind--she felt more clear, calm, and joyful. Katerina loves to teach others how to use easily digestible food to support the body's natural ability to heal. 

Katerina will be preparing nourishing Ayurvedic meals and sharing her kitchen wisdom during our cooking classes.

Connect // @katerina.marie.martin