Carolina, a.k.a "The Global Yogini" is a multi-faceted artist and globe-trotter spreading her love for yoga and the arts in a uniquely creative way. She completed her 500HR Ashtanga Yoga teacher training (Yoga Alliance) in Paris with Gérald Disse & Linda Munro at Ashtanga Yoga Paris and has been leading retreats for numerous years.
Her teachers of Pranayama, Ayurveda and Yoga Philosophy are Sri OP Tiwari, Suddhir Tiwari of Kaivalyadhama Institute and Smta Hansayi Jayadeva from The Yoga Institute in Mumbai.
Carolina has a Master's in Contemporary Arts from the Université Paris VIII and completed a second master's in Art, Culture and Food Studies at New York University (NYU). While her studies at NYU, she lived at the Bhakti Center prime ashram in the Lower East Side of Manhattan together with her teacher Divya Alter, founder of the Bhagavat Life. Carolina has studied with senior level Ashtanga Yoga teachers such as Chuck Miller, Ron Reid, David Garrigues and Kino MacGregor.
FRANCESCA LO CASCIO
Italian architect and interior designer, Francesca expresses her creative flair in her job as much as in her everyday life. Francesca found the spark of her passions nurturing inner balance and a healthy lifestyle based on yoga, natural eating and creativity.
Her yoga story started in Thailand in 2002, where she studied Hatha Yoga in Pai, and progressively refined her studies in Vinyasa Yoga in India at Richikesh's Tattvaa Centre, in Paris with Mika de Brito and Gerard Arnauld and in the United Stated with Paulie Zink, founder of Yin yoga. She studied the Chakra balancing technique with Jana Johnson in Bali.
Deeply inspired by the work of her teachers Dr. Anodea Judith and Selene Vega, she recently completed an intensive training in the Phsycology of Chakras. Currently she focuses her attention and studies around phsychology, bioenergy and movement.
In 2014 she decided to create Yala Collective to connect with others, while sharing passions and evolving her vision and love for living.
Carolina Ríos is a Colombian chef passionate about living and cooking with consciousness.Her desire to travel and explore new cultures, took her to France where she fell in love with its food culture.
After completing 4 years of studies in Gastronomy and Professional Cuisine she decided to deepen her knowledge in Pastry Arts at the Alain Ducasse and Ives Thuriès Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie. She worked with Sébastien Bouillet at his pastry shop in Lyon and then travelled south to work at La Pyramide, a Michelin two-starred restaurant.
Carolina founded Amarillo Chocolate, a pastry shop from where, during 6 years, she shared her love for food through fresh and delicious produce in a unique way.
Her curiosity for living more purely and in a more peaceful connection with herself and nature, took her to deepen in Reiki, self-healing and Ayurvedic cooking. Travelling, learning and sharing her passion for cooking are her motivations to spread love around the world.