MEET YOUR YOGA TEACHERS

Join us in breathtaking Curaçao! 
We are overjoyed to bring Yogaventure Curaçao to the world, and cannot wait to welcome you here!

SHEILA

Welcome! My name is Sheila Botton and I am the founder of Yogaventure Curacao. I discovered the island of Curaçao in 2008 when I was recruited as an art director for a tourism magazine called Events Curaçao. Fast forward to 2014, I became the owner of this annual publication. After several trips from Canada to Curaçao a year, I fell in love with the island and it felt like my second home. In 2018, I moved to Curaçao with my husband and my three kids.

I led the first 7-day Yogaventure Curaçao retreat in 2018 with co-host Leticia Duran. A dream I had for so many years came true. The second yoga retreat I led was in May 2019, welcoming a special guest Kabbalah yoga teacher from Canada. My yoga practice started at a very young age, and I feel its benefits more than ever today at the ripe age of 50 something ;-) I love to teach yoga because it is my passion to share my knowledge about the strength, alignment & balance benefiting the mind, body & soul.  To share this wisdom and experience with other people is my joy!

I have been teaching a variety of styles of yoga for over 10 years combining styles of Hatha, Vinyasa, Yoga Flow, Yin Yang, Breathing techniques, meditation and restorative yoga. I love to harmonize yoga styles allowing our spirit to play. All these styles and methods, individual or combined, are uplifting and energizing no matter what level you are at. It can be so subtle, yet so  powerfully dynamic. I love to see and feel how yoga serves people at all stages of life.

LETICIA

My name is Leticia Duran. About 10 years ago, I started a Yoga practice out of curiosity and to help alleviate back pain. Over a short period of time, the pain went away. At that point, I realized that Yoga was therapeutic for the mind and for the body. For me, Yoga is not only time spent on the mat repeating asanas and pranayama; it is a lifestyle, an everyday practice through acts of kindness towards ourselves, others and the environment around us. The goal of Yoga is to appreciate our bodies, to become aware of our mind, to make peace with who you are and to love. All the benefits of Yoga inspire me to share the amazing experience with others through giving Yoga classes and ayurvedic tips.

My passion for the ocean and nature started when I was a child. I graduated in Biology, became a dive instructor, underwater photographer and Yoga teacher. I love the fact that in Curaçao, I can often practice Yoga outdoors and give Yoga classes right by the shore, listening to the waves, feeling the wind, the energy from the sun and the moon, while connecting mind, body and soul.

“The mind is very powerful but often misused. We can easily become slaves to our thoughts, limiting our potential as human beings. The regular practice of Vinyasa Yoga develops a strong, flexible and resilient body and these characteristics influence the mind,  making it equally flexible and adaptable to change.”