Steph Gongora is a traveling yoga, aerials, and movement teacher based in Uvita, Costa Rica. Her teaching is unique and unexpected, combining precise breakdowns of form and anatomical cuing with a creative flow style, stressing unusual transitions and authentic movements practices. An athlete her whole life, Steph was a gymnast and dancer throughout her childhood, and in college, she studied Biology with an emphasis in Human Anatomy. Practicing and teaching yoga allows Steph to embrace her scientific knowledge, as well as share her background in artistic expression through movement.
Steph trains in a variety of lineages and has spent many hours under the tutelage of master teachers including Meghan Currie, Christina Sell, and Erinn Lewis. During her exploration and self-practice, she developed a deep love and respect for inversions, which prompted her to write her first two books: The Beginner's Guide to Handstand and The Beginner's Guide to Handstand Pressing. She has been featured in and contributed to Yoga Journal, Mantra Magazine, Livestrong, People, Cosmopolitan, and more for her work on and off the mat. When she isn’t practicing yoga, Steph enjoys reading, writing, and building her dream life in Costa Rica with her five furry children and supportive husband, Ben.
Erin Kelly is a traveling yoga teacher based in Venice Beach, California. Known for her grace and fluidity of movement, she can often be found playing upside down or cultivating creativity through unique transitions. While her teaching style is refreshing and light, she incorporates precise cues and pose breakdowns to help students understand the movements of their bodies and the path to personal growth.
A true artist by nature, Erin received a BFA in Oil Painting from The Maryland Institute College of Art. Whether it’s with a paintbrush in hand, or through body movement, she is prudently creating her own form of art and expression. She continues to develop a strong personal practice, and consciously chooses not to be defined by a particular style or lineage of yoga. She has studied under Meghan Currie, Tearson Bickmore, and has received extended hours of Dharma and Rocket Yoga experience under a Yancy Schwartz mentorship.
She has been featured in and contributed to publications including Mantra Magazine, Yoga Guide Magazine, and Yoga Journal. These days, you can find her focusing her time on creating unique, informative, and stimulating classes, workshops, and trainings.