Nancy Goodfellow began her Yogic studies in the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition in 1992 before moving to Costa Rica to follow her dream of living a more simple life in deep connection with nature. Nancy has completed over 500 hours of Yoga Alliance Teacher trainings and has been influenced by various methods and traditions. Yet it has been the challenge of overcoming one of life’s greatest tragedies and losses that opened up the inner-door to her heart and has allowed Nancy to infuse and channel her teachings with great compassion, confidence and joy.
Her “Shakti Flow” classes contain a myriad of elements including Tantric techniques and modern expressions of yoga arts, which come together to create a highly educational, physically challenging, and deeply soulful experience. Each class explores not only creative vinyasa sequences guided by principles of alignment, but offers Tantric practices of Mantra, kirtan, pranayama, and other techniques for awakening our inner fire and stabilizing the mind.
Nancy has been practicing Yoga for over 20 years and teaching for more than 15 years. She and her family own and operate Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat on the beach in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica where she teaches daily yoga classes, workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats.
Benjamin “Bubba” Nicholson
A full-time purveyor of “Supernumberonegoodtimes”, ISA Certified instructor Bubba Nicholson is one of the most loved people in the Mal Pais/Santa Teresa area. Bubba is the proud father of two fierce beach dogs Randall and Gilbert Wrinklesworth and is responsible for introducing the love of surfing to hundreds of folks around the world.
Born and raised in Burlington, Ontario, Bubba discovered the beauty of Mal Pais, Costa Rica and decided a beach office was much better than the corporate life. His exudes the Costa Rican phrase “pura vida” and loves sharing the true local experience with visitors passing through town. His infectious laugh and all-around positive energy is one of the many reasons people continue to come back and visit Santa Teresa.
After taking a few tourists to her favourite spots around town, she recognized that people were coming through and not actually experiencing the true beauty that Santa Teresa has to offer. Keeping that in mind, she put together the Lux Experience. The goal was to give travelers looking for the ease of all-inclusive resorts without being stuck on a beach all day, a unique experience to local life and adventures here in Costa Rica.
Born and raised in Canada, you can find her in Nativo cheering on the Jays and Leafs!
Russell Taplin first came to Mal Pais, Costa Rica 9 years ago and couldn’t leave. Within seconds of talking to Russ, you’ll notice he’s got one of those accents that makes english sound a lot more beautiful. Russ was born and raised in a small coastal town on the south coast of England.
An avid surfer, he came to Mal Pais and fell in love with the stunning beaches, jungle and overall way of life in Costa Rica. The great abundance of some of the freshest and most delicious ingredients on the planet here meant that he could continue to indulge his passion for cooking. This has since evolved, along with a keen interest in wellness and nutrition, into producing beautiful food that incorporates high nutritional and ethical standards. He is looking forward to sharing his food with you.
Josh “Jobbie” Evans is an ISA certified surf instructor with over 15 years of experience and the proud father of Phoenix. Born and raised in Calgary, Canada, Jobbie discovered the beauty of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica before it became the popular surf destination that it is today.
He opened up one of the first surf shops in town and has since introduced thousands of people to the joy of surfing. His motto “Supernumberonegoodtimes” is internationally reknown and he shares his love for life with everyone that passes through Santa Teresa/Mal Pais. His team builds customized programs for every skill level and it’s no wonder they are consistently rated as the best.