Meet our team of internationally certified instructors.
Meghan started taking yoga classes at 15, received a degree in holistic health from the Evergreen State College and trained in an intensive Iyengar-based teacher training at The Yoga Loft in San Francisco, California.
Born in Colorado, Meghan co-founded Buena Onda Yoga in 2009 and created the Buena Onda Podcast in 2017. She recently moved back to the United States but has left Buena Onda in the care of long time Buena Onda teacher Christine Gilbert and new Buena Onda family member Sarah Page Maxwell, introduced below.
Christine grew up in the wilds of Texas and began her yoga training in Austin.
In 2014, Christine moved to Bali, Indonesia to get her 200 hr RYT apprenticeship with her mentor, Denise Payne, founder of One Song Yoga. She later returned to Bali for a 100 hr RYT, specifically focusing on yin yoga and myofascial release. Christine moved to Shenzhen, China, and began Bitch, Please Yoga.
Here in Buenos Aires, Christine is a writer and student of circus arts. She began teaching at Buena Onda Yoga in 2016 where she teaches fun and challenging vinyasa classes, and more passive yin/myofascial classes to stretch connective tissue around the joints and breath air slowly into the places that need it most.
Sarah Page Maxwell
Sarah Page--yes, that's a double first name--was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She began to dip her toe in the yoga pool as a young girl, but dove in head first during college where she found a studio still held dear to her heart named Rubber Soul (Athens, GA). After college she moved to Buenos Aires and began a more transient lifestyle, carrying her practice with her around the world with Buenos Aires as home-base.
Sarah Page values yoga as a practice that both hones her sensitivity to her body and gives her tools to take care of herself when her body signals her that it's time for some self care. Sarah Page apprenticed with Buena Onda Yoga founder Meghan Lewis. We are proud to say that she is our first in-house trained yoga teacher!
Sarah Page travels often and her day job reflects that: Blogging about how to accrue, spend, and manage your credit card points and frequent flyer miles to travel for free! Check out MileValue if you want to learn how :) When she’s not yoga-ing, traveling, or blogging, you can find her hunting down good grub (or cooking it), collecting hot sauce, or snuggling with her Boston Terrier Omar.
Nicole Fernandez Vina
Nicole began yoga looking for a movement-based practice and a way to stay active, with little knowledge of what was in store for her. She completed her 200 hour teacher training at White Lotus Yoga Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA with Ganga White and Tracey Rich. Afterwards, she completed an Advanced Teacher Training with Michelle Baker at Swan River in her yoga home of New Orleans, LA.
Nicole’s classes offer fun and challenging flows that aim to be accessible for everyone. Her classes focus on detailed alignment and engagement, breath work, and connecting the physical body to the emotional, and mental body.
Amie started doing yoga at a local gym when she was fifteen. Classes left her feeling calm and centered, something that she hadn’t felt possible at that time. She has explored many different styles of yoga and began her training in Anusara yoga in 2012, then finished a 200 hr training in Vinyasa yoga in 2015.
Also a trained massage therapist, she loves to explore all kinds of creative body movement, including dance, contact, authentic movement, biodanza. She’s currently working towards her master’s in mental health, counseling and expressive arts therapy.
She hopes give students is a sense of empowerment by cultivating awareness of the different parts of ourselves and how to integrate. She likes being part of a community that helps people connect in an environment of care and exploration.
Amie’s restorative massages are heavenly. Email her to schedule a massage.
Teaches our only Spanglish class Tuesday at 10 AM
De chica tomó sus primeras clases de yoga con una profesora amiga de sus padres, sin tener idea de qué se trataba. Si bien practicaba otras actividades físicas, nunca olvidó la sensación de libertad física y mental que sentía durante y al finalizar las clases de yoga. En 1991 se recibió de Diseñadora Gráfica en la UBA, y años mas tarde decidió hacer el profesorado de yoga en el Instituto Yoga Kai (2009) y de Yogaterapia en Centro Ananda Yoga (2012). Para ella la práctica de Yoga ayuda a vivir el “aquí y ahora”, y dejar el “piloto automático a un lado”. Y esto trata de transmitir en sus clases, reflexionar en cada asana, sentir cada respiración, dedicando el tiempo necesario para alcanzarlas sin esfuerzo, pero con intención.
Sus posturas favoritas: Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog - Perro Cabeza Abajo) entre otras cosas, relaja la mente y alivia el estrés, además de aportar mucha energía al cuerpo. Y las posturas de equilibrio que aumentan la coordinación, la concentración y el control del cuerpo. Además del Yoga y el Diseño Gráfico, también disfruta de cantar y tocar música.
“Si cuidamos la raíz del árbol, la fragancia y las flores vendrán por sí mismas. Si cuidamos el cuerpo, la fragancia de la mente y el espíritu vendrán por sí mismos”. B. K. S Iyengar.
Agradece pertenecer a BOY, por la calidad profesional y humana de quienes lo integran. Dar clases a extranjeros para ella es una nueva experiencia. Le agrada sentirse “un poquito extranjera” dentro de su querida Argentina.
Caroline initially came to yoga in 2008 as a complement to other workouts. Establishing a consistent yoga practice eventually helped Caroline recover from the extended period of stress she experienced while working in a corporate sales role at Google. The wide-ranging physical, mental and spiritual benefits of a steady yoga practice have astounded Caroline. Not only has she been able to manage her chronic back pain, but she has learned to observe her thoughts, emotions and actions mindfully which has helped her identify and change harmful habits. Caroline is thrilled to share yoga with others and offers approachable yet challenging alignment-focused classes, set to an uplifting soundtrack, in both English and Spanish. She is grateful to her teachers Marcie Wallace, Jodie Rufty and Sondra Loring and inspired by her students who choose to practice cultivating a state of Yoga/”Union” of body and mind.
Caroline says, “People come to yoga for everything from strength and flexibility to posture, focus, and anxiety relief. Whatever your reason, it’s the right one. You’ll leave with more than you came for.” www.carolinemccannyoga.com
Katie completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at the Kripalu School for Yoga and Health in the Berkshires in 2016. She had been practicing sporadically for many years, and one day a spontaneous desire to begin regular practice arose. A year later she began her teacher training. Whether it’s five minutes or an hour and a half, yoga makes its way into her day in one form or another. This regular practice is a moving meditation: a reminder to be present, to observe, and to allow.
Katie especially enjoys teaching vinyasa yoga and yin yoga, all from the root of her Kripalu training, which has a strong focus on meditation, pranayama, and yoga philosophy. Whether the class is a gentle flow for beginners, an introspective yin class, or a challenging vinyasa flow, the focus is always on that practice of moving meditation: to turn inwards, to be with what is, to let go of fear and judgment, and ultimately, to open into the awakening that is already within each of us.
Katie is also a writer, and writes about consciousness, spirituality, and yoga on her website, Yoga Awakening, at caitlintimmons.com.