April Joy is a Florida Native that shares time between Santa Monica, California and Nosara, Costa Rica.
She is the founder and co-teacher of Sol 2 Soul, a yoga retreat company that was created to bring together her love of yoga, travel, community, culture + surfing.
Each retreat location has been hand selected, residing along the most spectacular, pristine beaches and jungles of Central & South America.
April’s vinyasa classes are like the waves of the ocean, they start slow, build momentum and then taper down to stillness once more.
Classes are heat building, core concentrated and creatively sequenced, there is a definite emphasize on the use of props as well as physical, breath and energetic alignment.
The effort and focus throughout class is designed to lead into the sweet release and expanse of savasana.
April's deepest inspiration and greatest teacher continue to be drawn from the various elements found in nature.
Other inspirations include insights from the great sages, yogis, mystics, musicians, social activists, gypsies, Native Americans, indigenous people, poets, surfers, dancers, & scientists of the past and present.
Over the years she has developed a strong interest in medicinal plants and is currently studying with The Gaia school of healing in Topanga, California.
Endless gratitude to her brilliant teachers: Marysia Miernowska, Carrie Owerko,
Tias Little, Yogeswari, Jules Febre, Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman-Yee,
Bryn Chrisman, Nikki Costello, Raghunath, and Don & Amba Stapleton for their continual inspiration and imparting upon her, their deep knowledge of the teachings of yoga.
45-hours Tias Little "The Art of Healing" 2017
25-hours Carrie Owerko 2017
100-hours: Rodney Yee & 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