Teachers

Meet our team of internationally certified instructors. 

 
 
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Meghan Lewis

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 continues to teach private and group classes in Buenos Aires and abroad. 

In 2010 Meghan began opening her home for weekly dinners at her closed door restaurant Jueves a la Mesa offering spicy plant based meals. She also sells homemade, honey sweetened dark chocolate: Chocolates de la Mesa

 
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Mariel Cadet

Mariel Cadet is a pilates and yoga instructor from La Alajuela, Costa Rica where she runs Casa Qi. Mariel practices yoga both to support and nurture her body so she can surf and skateboard. Her classes are fun and challenging. She is attentive and and takes good care of her students. 

Mariel offers therapeutic healing sessions using biomagnetic therapy and can be reached at [email protected]

 
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Christine Gilbert

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.

 
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Nicola Tarbuck

Nicola started her career in contemporary dance at the Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Knee and back injuries led her to the the magic of remedial Pilates. Her therapeutic work fuses Pilates, yoga, and massage. Her classes at Buena Onda combine the breathwork and mindfulness of yoga, core strengthening of Pilates, and the freedom of movement inspired from release technique and dance training.

She says, “All I ask is that you enter my class with an open mind, and I promise I will help you to open your heart.” As a regular student I (Meghan) will add that she’ll make the rest of your body burn while the heart is opening, but the relaxation at the end makes it all worth it.

She describes Buena Onda Yoga as a space for nourishment, fun and and a wonderful community of sharing and love. When she’s not sparkling with us she’s massaging the celebrities that come through town and doing physical therapy with the athletes from Cirque du Soleil.

 
 
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Nabeel Atique

Nabeel first discovered yoga at a rock climbing gym in the San Francisco Bay Area. when he was 26. More than a great way to stretch, yoga became a way to connect the mind and the body, and attain focus in one’s life. He left an engineering career in 2004, following his heart and has been teaching college mathematics full time since 2006. In 2014 he completed a 200 hour Teacher Training at YogaWorks in Southern California. Just like he loves the diversity of students in his math classes, he loves the different styles of yoga and more importantly the uniqueness each student brings to a yoga class.

Nabeel focuses on alignment and injury prevention. He believes that anyone can take any class as long as they listen to their body. Modifications are awesome! He sees Yoga as a great way to complement other physical activities.

Nabeel grew up in London, Rome, Mumbai and Dhaka and speaks Bengali, Spanish, Hindi, Urdu and Italian. He is an avid traveler and in his spare time he writes travel articles. You can read about his adventures, including how he survived the Thailand's 2004 tsunami, at www.nabeelatique.com .

 
 
 
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Amie Burrell

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. 

 
 
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Norma Iov

Teaches our only Spanish Language class Friday 7pm

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.

 

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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. While continuing to study and practice on her own, Sarah Page has been apprentice teaching 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. 

 

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Kirsty Greene

Kirsty is an Australian qualified nurse, practicing for 11 years and a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher. It is with great pleasure that she offers classes in body movement, as it is a passion of hers to remind people to tap into the more subtle, sensitive areas of the body that are often forgotten and ignored.

With the current extreme pace of life and the constant on-the-go mentality, she feels it is an honor to create a safe space where all are welcome to enjoy stillness, breath work and a good juicy stretch. She adores teaching Yin yoga and gentle movement classes as she personally feel it invites people to gain an accurate and deep understanding of themselves and what is happening for them on this day; physically, emotionally and mentally. Kirsty enjoys utilizing a number of modalities in class, ranging from breath work, gentle body movement, Qigong inspired movements, meditation and yoga Nidra. Working with the art of stillness and all that surfaces as a result, she invites people to observe their thinking mind, acknowledge arising emotions and experience the benefits of full nurturing breath in the body.

Kirsty has been a student of Yoga since 2000. She was particularly drawn to Yin as it helped greatly in calming her very busy mind and settling nervous energy, and has been particularly useful in understanding her patterns of behavior, reactions, and discomfort with anxiety. She wishes to welcome all who are interested to join her on the mat in sharing the skills she's acquired along her journey. 

 

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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.