The team of yoga internships, colombia
Welcome to our dynamic and international team of senior teachers at Yoga Internships, Colombia. We come from a diverse range of backgrounds, some native English speakers and others native Spanish speakers. We aim to support you and inspire you on your own Yoga journey! Here's a little more information about each of us.
Andrew Singer - course director; yoga teacher; massage therapist
After spending half a year qualifying as a yoga teacher and massage therapist in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Andrew travelled and worked extensively in Asia before moving to Colombia and establishing his own yoga and massage therapy business. He sees yoga as a holistic path that takes place both on and off the mat, helping us to develop self-knowledge, bring peace to the mind and mindfulness into daily life.
"As a new teacher, I became aware of the huge challenges for those who have just finished their teacher trainings - from finding direction to finding work. It helps to have a wide range of skills and a flexible vision to make your passion into a daily reality. For that reason I decided to collaborate with the fantastic people I met in Medellin to develop our internship course!"
Sierra Melcher - owner, Flying Tree Yoga Studio, and language specialist.
Sierra is a lifelong educator who has turned her attention to empowerment through Yoga. She has been teaching for 4 years, and trained with the Inbound School in the style of asthanga and vinyasa in 2014. She is a mother and nurturer of studio practice and the learning space. She set up the Flying Tree Yoga community in late 2014 and has been hosting interns ever since.
Mimi Rich - qualified meditation and yoga teacher; professional psychotherapist
Mimi Rich Bell received her yoga teacher training certification from Swami Vishnu Devananda in 1973 in Nassau, Bahamas. She has been a student of Tibetan teacher Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche since 1980 and became a certified meditation instructor in 1984. A Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California, she provides counseling in English through Medellin Psychotherapy.
Andrea Vasquez - senior yoga teacher
Andrea lived the majority of her life in New York, where she began to practice Yoga 8 years ago. Through her practice she began to notice positive changes in her life on both a physical and mental level. Despite living in a stressful city and working in the financial sector, Yoga gave her the mental balance she needed. In 2012 she completed a 200 hour training with The Barkan Method Hot Yoga, and has been teaching ever since. She now lives in Medellín and shares her teachings of both Yoga and Reiki.
Alanna Vera - senior yoga teacher
Alanna graduated from one of the training programs in Medellín almost 4 years ago, and has been teaching in the studio ever since. She helps guide interns with their language and sequencing and co-teaches on Fridays.