Yoga at REO: Our TeamWe offer many ways to relax and revitalize the body, mind & soul at REO. Therapeutic massage and yoga by the river's edge are just two ways you can take advantage of your time with us!
Paula, a born Kiwi, is one of our talented instructors. As a yogi, ocean girl and nature girl, it doesn't get much better for Paula than being in this beautiful part of the world for the summer - all of her great passions are combined in one wonderful package! She spent a good deal of time in Australia and now lives and teaches in London. Growing up in New Zealand, Paula enjoys all water sports including kayaking and whitewater rafting.
Paula teaches many styles of yoga including hatha, (blending a fusion of ashtanga, power and bikram), vinyasa flow, yin/restorative, and yoga asana and nidra. Paula teaches all levels from absolute first-timers to very experienced yogis - from one to one sessions, to large studio groups of 65 people. She places great emphasis on breath and alignment, on working safely with injuries and supporting people to find lightness in their practice. Paula loves supporting others to find joy and ease in moving with breath, in improving strength, flexibility and balance, in all its forms.
Tommaso BiasioloREO's other lead instructor, Tommaso, has been practising yoga since 2011. In 2015 a new dimension of his mind was opened when he moved to Fernie (BC) and completed a 200hr yoga teacher training program with Francesca Ter Poorten over 4 months. He was fortunate to live for over 3 months at the Sivananda ashram in the Bahamas for their intensive Karma yoga program.
In his quest to find answers Tommaso currently participates in diverse mindful retreats and courses. The study of " Spiritual intelligence" with the guidance of Alan Clement is one of his pillars. He is currently training to become a Psychosomatic therapist accompanied by Lorrel Elian to expand his knowledge.
Tommaso will guide you through different styles of yoga that span from Ashtanga to Power Vinyasa, Yin, Yin and Yang and restorative. With a smile he will challenge and guide you through different states of mind if you are ready for a wonderful journey.
Jolaine was first introduced to yoga as a means to create space between herself and her competitive mind, developed throughout the years of her soccer career. Yoga became a way to explore her inner being and express her love of life through movement.
In 2014, Jolaine's practice lead her to Chiang Rai, Thailand where she completed the 200hr yoga teacher training in the Sivananda tradition. Jolaine expanded her practice in early 2016, when she participated in a 3-month intensive karma yoga study program at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in the Bahamas.
Jolaine will guide you through hatha style classes, aiming to create an environment of connectivity. Aligning mind, body and spirit through the practice of mindful yoga Asanas.
Jessica Vargas is REO's dedicated masseuse and part of the yoga instructor team.
She was born in Chile and at the age of 17 began learning yoga in the remote mountains surrounding Santiago. Jessica continued to hone her skills by offering classes at hospitals, various community centres and working with the elderly. She became internationally certified in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the year 2013.
Jessica later studied Chinese medicine, including Tuina massage. She often puts her knowledge of acupressure points and energy lines to use during her sessions with guests.
Jessica is experienced in the following types of yoga:
- Power and flow yoga
- Nidra yoga
- Swara yoga
- Kundalini Tantric yoga
At the resort, Jessica will make sure to give you the type of massage you like! Here are some of the styles she offers:
- Deep de-contracting
- Foot and hand
- Champi (Indian scalp massage)