Monday, 10 September 2018


Dear Friends,

"Wilderness is of course difficult but if we have braved it on our own, we will be painfully aware of our choices moving forward. We can spend our entire lives betraying ourselves and choosing fitting in over standing alone. But once we have stood up for ourselves and our beliefs, the bar is higher. A wild heart fights fitting in and grieves betrayal."
From" Braving the Wilderness "by Brene Brown

Welcome to September and the beauty of fall. The wilderness mentioned above by Brene Brown is the path of finding our own voice, our own ethics and how to brave standing up for our core values and beliefs- even if it means standing on our own. It is a longing in all of us to feel like we truly belong, but we must never sacrifice ourselves to belong - a true belonging invites you to be who you are, while fitting in demands you to change who you are in order to be accepted .

Through Earth Yoga and our practice we hope to inspire you to find out who you truly are and also have the sense of true belonging as you enter the shala. We help to encourage ourselves to look a little deeper, speak up a little louder over injustice, and no longer accepting sacrificing yourself to fit in .

We have a great Autumn coming up with many wonderful guest teachers and Events taking place:

We are looking forward to welcoming Jeanne Heileman back to Earth Yoga. She will be offering her deeply inspirational Tantra Flow Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training.   It will take place from 17 - 30 September / 22 October - 4 November 2018.

The training is for those who want to deepen their practice and get more grounded in the physical postures of the practice and it also gives you a wonderful introduction and deepening of The Yoga Sutras, Ayurveda, and the history of Yoga.
 As well as students wanting to deepen their practice, it is also for those looking to embark on the path as a yoga teacher and guiding people on their own.  We still have a few spaces available so let us know if you are interested in joining us on this journey which is life changing in so many aspects.

Jeanne will be teaching a public class at 10am on Friday 14th September(bonocards welcome) and directly after the class she will host another information session for those of you who would like to know more about what the training has to offer.

We are happy to announce a special class with LA based teacher Joan Hyman on Friday 7th September at 10am - 12pm.   Joan is here from America on a brief visit and we are happy to share her teachings for this special class.  Bono cards and regular price accepted. 
Please note that this practice is 120 minutes instead of 90 minutes . If you do have to leave the class at the regular time of 11.30am, we will make arrangements for you to do so, but we would love for you to stay and enjoy the whole class!

" The essence of Shamanism, Yoga and Open Floor " with Marie Ljungkvist and Sandra Donovan
Saturday 29 September - 16.00- 18.30 .

We are happy to offer our first workshop weaving together Shamanism, Yoga and Open Floor movement.   This will be a unique workshop where we will introduce the essence of shamanism and the path of connection to the 4 Directions together with a unique blend of Yoga and Open Floor.
To sign up contact us by email or pass by reception.   Please come with a note book, an open mind and comfortable clothing to move in.


This summer we lost a dear and beautiful soul and teacher. 

Our dear friend and beloved Yin Yoga teacher Emily Larkin passed away after a painful and quick battle with breast cancer.  Emily chose to face her illness  surrounded by her dear parents and only a few close friends.  We know that she felt everyones love and care all around her and although she could not respond to all the messages and love she received, she felt it.   She left us far too soon and the mystery of life and death is something we have to accept even if we do not understand it or like it. We remember her as a woman and teacher with a wonderful zest for life, always a glimmer in her eyes and the deep connection students felt from her calm essence as she guided them through yin practice and her healing treatments. We will host a donation practice in October in honor of her Life and donate to a cause that she deeply cared about - the health of our oceans.

We have been very blessed with Stefanie and Annie who have taken over her Yin Yoga classes on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.    One of Emily's teachers and closest friend was Mirjam Wagner and in honoring Emily we are very happy to welcome Mirjam back to guest teach a few of our Tuesday evening Yin Practices this September. As many of you know Mirjam is a gifted Yin Yoga teacher and now travels most of Europe teaching trainings in Yin Yoga and the path of stillness. She will teach on the following Tuesday evenings : 4th, 11th and 25th September.

We also want to thank and honor our dear teacher and friend Julia Thamsen who has taught and shared her love of yoga for over two years in our studio in Portals.   Her enthusiasm, love and care for our students has been such a gift and we are so grateful for all the hours of teachings and preparing she has given us!   Julia's teaching will continue but now from the studio at her and her husband's golf course where she generously donates all her income through practices to charity.   Julia will always be a part of our Earth Yoga Family and we are so grateful for her .


We have a few schedule changes starting in September:

- Jeanne will teach a Hatha Flow Yoga class with healing meditations every Monday at 8am. Begining on Monday 3rd September.
- Our Monday afternoon Yin Yoga Class with Stefanie begins again on Monday 3rd September at 2pm.
 - The Yoga for Beginners class with Karin will now take place on Tuesdays Mornings at 10-11.30am, starting Tuesday 4th September.
- Sarah´s Tuesday morning 10am class will now be a ISHTA Inspired Yoga Flow Class (Level 2/3)
- Sarah will be also teaching an All Level -  Flow, Restore with Yoga Nidra every Thursday at 2pm. This class begins on Thursday 6 September
- Our weekly Prenatal Yoga Class with Yasmin begins again on Wednesday 12th September at 1pm.
- Mummy & Baby Yoga with Yasmin will begin again on Friday 14th September at 12pm

- We are are excited to offer an Ashtanga based yoga class every Friday morning at 9.30am. Yasmin and Annie will be sharing the teaching and they both look forward to introducing you to this wonderful practice  -  All levels welcome !
- We will be offering Monthly Workshops/Masterclasses on the last Saturday of each Month. This Month our wonderful teacher and dear friend Katja will be hosting a Chakra Workshop on Saturday 29 September (10-12.30pm) The workshop price is 25€ and is open to a maximum of 12 students. To register please email or pass by the studio and sign up.

For the most up to date schedule please visit our website

We are happy to announce that Earth Yoga, Santa Catalina has become an official refill station for This is a non profit initiative by AsociaciĆ³n Onaneta-Cleanwave who are working towards a plastic free world (you can follow them on Facebook - or instagram #cleanwavemovement) This means that if you have purchased a stainless steel CleanWave bottle you are welcome to come by the studio and received filtered drinking water for free! We will also be selling the CleanWave bottles here at the studio.


And lastly,  we are proud distributors of doTERRA oils. The gift and healing qualities of these oils has truly impacted us .  We will be incorporating more of these oils into our yoga practices and will continue to host workshops in essential oils here at Earth Yoga.   If you have any inquiries or want to know more on how to order your own oils, please contact Sandra, Jay or our lovely karma yogi Zoe.

Thank you for being a part of our community and we look forward to sharing our practices with you.

With Love

Sandra and the Earth Yoga Team



We look forward to welcoming Simon Parks back Earth Yoga for a weekend of workshops (5 - 7th October).  More details coming soon.....


Christian Klix is returning to Earth Yoga this November - 24-25th! Book your spot now!

PS: For anyone interested in the Acai Super berry, this new company below is offering 15% discount to Earth Yoga Students: