Teacher and host Rosie is a cheeky kiwi, born and raised. She has spent the past four years working in Europe and Southeast Asia on world-renowned yoga, wellness and adventure retreats.
On her travels she discovered how yoga, meditation, good food, the outdoors and a healthy balance in life is her key to happiness, which led to the creation of Whole & Happy Retreat.
Rosie completed her initial 200-hour Hatha teacher training in a beautiful white-washed village in Spain. She met Natasha in Cambodia where they both taught on retreat and a beautiful, collaborative friendship was born. She has recently returned to her hometown in New Zealand to teach yoga and practice Thai Massage for the summer.
Rosie teaches a Hatha flow style of yoga with a strong focus on the breath and awareness, so that each practice becomes a meditation in motion. Her personal practice is based on self-love and building harmony between all the little parts of herself through a balance of energising and restorative practices. Having seen in herself the transformative powers of the practice, she believes yoga can bring a little more sunshine into everyone’s lives. She can’t wait to have some good chats and belly laughs with you on retreat.
Natasha was born and raised in Canada where she worked for more than ten years in the dental field. She set off in July 2015 from her hometown of Kelowna, British Columbia on an adventure to see and explore as much of the world as possible.
For as long as she can remember, Natasha has been involved in ballet and jazz dancing. Teaching syllabus and an active performer in annual recitals. It was through dance that Natasha discovered her love for yoga. In September 2015 she completed a 200-hour Ashtanga yoga teacher training program in Pokhara, Nepal. Immediately following her training, Natasha embarked on a one month trek through the Himalayan mountain range; spending invaluable time with herself in nature, and initiating a spiritual journey.
Upon taking a position as a yoga instructor at Hariharalaya Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Natasha was introduced to her soul sister, Rosie, and a beautiful friendship since blossomed. Natasha is currently teaching yoga for guests in a luxury resort in Koh Lipe, Thailand.
Natasha believes that yoga is a practice both on and off the mat. She aims to cultivate an awareness of mindfulness, presence and gratitude through her yoga teachings and online blog posts at Gypsy Glitter Soul. Having been both a guest and teacher on yoga retreats around the world, Natasha believes in the positive, life-altering benefits of this practice and is excited to share her light and love with you!