April Joy is a Florida native, that shares time between Santa Monica, California and Nosara, Costa Rica.

 

She is the founder of & co-teacher of Sol 2 Soul, a yoga retreat company that was created to bring together her love of yoga, surfing & travel.

Each retreat is thoughtfully curated, with locations along some of the most spectacular pristine beaches & jungles of Central & South America. 

 

April's vinyasa classes are like the waves of the ocean, they start slow, build momentum & then taper down to stillness.

Classes are heat building, core concentrated & creatively sequenced. There is an emphasis on the use of props, as well as fluid easy breathing & energetic alignment. The effort & focus throughout class is designed to lead into the sweet release & expanse of savasana.

 

April's deepest inspiration & greatest teacher are drawn from the various elements found in nature. 

Earth, water, fire air, sun moon, & stars,

Other inspirations include insights from the great mystics, yogis, goddesses, shamans, poets, musicians, surfers, dancers, scientists, social activists, & indigenous people, of the past & present.

 

 

Endless gratitude to her teachers:

Marysia Miernowska, Carrie Owerko, Tias Little, Yogeswari, Jana Roemer, Jules Febre, Rodney Yee, Bryn Chrisman, Nikki Costello, Raghunath & Don & Amba Stapelton for their beautiful transmission of the teachings of yoga & ways of spirit. 

 

Certifications & Advanced Teacher Trainings

60-hours Jana Roemer Yoga Nidra 2018

25-hours Tias Little

"Asana & Pranayama as Gateways to the Subtle Body" 2018

45-hours Tias Little "The Art of Healing" 2017

25-hours Carrie Owerko 2017

100-hours Rodney Yes & Colleen Saidman-Yee 2016

75-hours Yoga Maya: Restorative, Pranayama & Meditation 2015

100-hours Raghunath "Born to Fly" 2013

800-hours Jivamukti 2012

200-hours Interdisciplinary-Nosara Yoga Institute 2011


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"Waves rise from water.

Flames arise from fire.

Rays emanate from the sun.

So do you & I shine forth

From the Mysterious one."

 

-The Radiance Sutras 87