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 location has been thoughtfully selected, residing 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