Yoga Teacher: Practice & Evolve

Floripa Yoga Teachers

Meet Your Yoga Teachers

Our yoga teachers come from all over the world bringing you their background, experience and different taste of life. They share theirselves and guide you during the classes with the intention to raise your awareness and deepen your practice.

Filippo Granata

Filippo is an hyperactive lover of movement. He has a background in Fitness, Yoga, Acroyoga & Acrobatics.

Makenzie Dale

Makenzie has more than 10yrs of practice and a deeply passion for Yoga Philosophy.

Nikol Pfeiferova

Nikol knowledge come mostly from Asian teachings. She bring into her classes a physiotherapeutic individual approach.

Dany Haberkorn

Daniela started teaching yoga for kids and today she support people in finding personal acceptance and freedom.

Ania Drzewiecka

Ania (RYT700) changed her life and health and will teach you what she learnt about entering the greater Self.


Gaetano main personal practice involves Transcendental Meditation (TM) and TM-Sidhi programme.

Eva Drabkova

Eva (E-RYT 500, YACEP) is the main yoga teacher of Floripa Yoga & Kitesurf House.

Her passion for physical movement has begun since childhood, doing karate, dance and yoga. Traveling to India revealed her that Yoga goes way beyond physical and it actually has become a way of life.

Her Vinyasa classes are blend of basic and advanced poses created into dynamic flow and allowing to cultivate body and breath awareness. Practice gradually builds up towards challenging poses with respect to individual needs. Each class focuses on different body area and connects with certain theme to grow not only physically. Relaxing sequences of Yin classes are enriched by information from modern and traditional teachings about mind and consciousness (neuroscience, Veda and Non-dual Tantra).

Through variety of meditation techniques you will start to explore capabilities of your mind and the impacts of meditation on your physiology and nervous system.

Her Teacher Trainings are focused on self-exploration of physical and mental capabilities. Enriched by teachings from Ayurveda, Consciousness based technologies and the other ancient well-being techniques you will start to experience great shift in your everyday life, which helps to maintain your practice also back home.

Eva continues to study online, mostly psychology, coaching and Consciousness based programs from Maharshi International university, for whom she also works remotely. She loves traveling, inspiring conversations and kiteboarding.

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Illona Tschopp

Illona is  a free spirit with a passion for the natural flow of life.
Her vocation is to spread love, joy and happiness, with the people through her classes, workshops, retreat or coaching. Her goal is to embody unconditional love and radiate this energy towards all individuals.
She has been a certified teacher (RYT 600) since October 2016 and has been teaching yoga since December 2016, but additionally has qualifications in Positive Psychology and Integrative Nutrition allowing a fuller spectrum of tools toward self empowerment in all scopes of life.
She has been drawn to yoga from a young age, using this tool as a mean of coming back to the self and setting healthy boundaries from the outer world and outer connection. To this day, Illona is still learning the ever growing tools that Yoga brings. “It’s much more than a practice, but a way of living !”

Monica Munguia

Monica (ERYT200, RYT500, YACEP) has a background that includes exercise physiology, marine biology, zoology, molecular biology, education, and wilderness therapy field guiding to name a few things.  Of her many paths, yoga is the thing that has “stuck” as it brings her more peace, contentment, and joy everyday and continues to help her expand what’s possible and step into her potential, and this is what she wishes to share!

She loves to bridge the gap between her Western & Eastern trainings and blend the physiological, psychological, and spiritual to empower people to use the tools of yoga for more than fitness, but to enhance their lives and realize their unique potential.  

She loves the speed of slow honey, learning to surf, a simple life lived mostly outdoors, life/self experiments, and learning daily as a constant student and explorer of life.  

Adriana is our Italian senior yoga teacher. She lives the cold months in Milan, where she teaches in her yoga school, and the warm months near her Floripa’s friends, where she offers Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Yin Yoga classes.

A lover of nature, animals, land and sea sports, beauty understood as inner and outer harmony, Adriana began teaching fitness in the 80s and has never left the classes since then.

The philosophy of yoga is for her the greatest challenge, but also the most rewarding. It is the missing link that enriches her healthy lifestyle with the wisdom of the ancient masters.

Passionate about anatomy, her approach to yoga is physical, but only in appearance. The physical is intended as a tool to open up to listening, acceptance and respect for oneself and for others.

She has more than 1000 hours of training (RYT 500 certified) but she keeps on studying because she says “Yoga is not like going to school, you don’t learn by taking a diploma, but it is a journey that has a beginning, but never an end. “

Nikol Pfeiferova

Nikol has more than 12 years of personal practice and 10 years of teaching. Her learning is based on gained experience when traveling to Asia.  She was mostly influenced by Petri Raisanen, from whim she learned the basics of energy healing alignment while helping into positions.  Laruga Glasser, Dany Sá and all her students has inspired Nikol on her journey. 

She says: “Everyone is different, but our existence is breath taking, it connects us to ourselves.  Through it, we find inner space which influences the way to engage the center of the body and helps us to understand the basic principles of physical being and self healing. Tristana, the connection of movement, gaze and breath, contributes to conscious being on all possible levels. Being here and now is the basis for understanding and grasping life.”

In her lessons she focuses on energetic healing adjustments. You will encounter a physiotherapeutic individual approach, which focuses primarily on the elimination of disbalances. 

Isabella is an international 350h YTT yoga teacher from Switzerland. 
Her curiosity for movement patterns leds her to many styles of yoga, from Hatha to Iyengar to Dynamic Vinyasa Yoga, and several years of Ashtanga practice.
It is her objective to share with her community integrated organic movement, the alignment of breath and motion, and to create the space to access intuition and clarity through physical, mental and energetic bodies.

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Filippo Granata

Hyperactive and enthusiastic child in his youth, Filippo was channelling his energy into different areas of movement, first with skateboarding and snowboarding, he met capoeira at the age of 17, falling in love with rhythm, freedom of expression and acrobatic physicality. 

In 2012, his travels around the world led him to Zero Gravity in Milan, where he took part in the opening and launch of freestyle acrobatics activities, teaching children and adults. Nourished by his curiosity to learn about ‘the body in motion’, he graduated in Physical Education with top marks in 2016. He continued his path by specialising with a Master’s degree in Fitness and Personal training, with training in Yoga and Acroyoga Anukalana approach. 

Filippo has taught cartwheels to more than five thousand people of different ages and levels, building a personal pedagogical-educational approach that draws on her own motor path and personal awareness. 

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Makenzie Dale

It has been nearly a decade since I began teaching yoga. Studying, practicing and teaching has been a pillar of well-being for me – it connects me to the true essence of my being.

Throughout my journey I have cultivated a sincere and genuine passion for the yoga philosophy. Sharing this ancient, sacred knowledge has brought me a profound and unshakable sense of peace and joy, and helped heal me in many ways. 

It is through yoga that I have developed unwavering compassion, conscious awareness and loving kindness for myself and the world around me. I am deeply grateful and honoured to teach to a place that feels like home and share my passion with the lovely, open minded folks at Floripa.”

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Victoria Bertola

Vicky discovered Asthanga yoga 15 years ago while she was studying in San Diego, California. She never imagined Yoga would influence and impact her life so deeply.

After several broken hearts and a serious accident, Yoga became her most faithful lover. It is trough Yoga that she has discovered the power of gravity, how to feel grounded and embodied.

This Yoga has also taught her how to be her own shaman, how to heal herself, how to love herself sincerely by honoring every aspect of her personality. 

In every contraction or friction, there is always an opportunity to soften and open your soul, a chance to grow.

Teaching has become her best therapy, her best medicine, her magic! For her, Yoga is like making love with yourself!

She has a yogatherapist diploma, she practices Reiki and did many Yoga teacher trainings such as Meghan Currie and Duncan Wong.

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Dany Haberkorn

Dany Haberkorn is a yoga teacher based in Nürnberg, Germany. She is passionate about supporting people to find personal acceptance and freedom and to explore the connection with their true authentic self. In combination with her 20 year experience as a social worker she started to add yoga in nearly every part of her work and private life. Her teachings and classes include a physical practice with a mixture of mobility, strength, flexibility, creativity and a desire to play, themes that allow the students to dive deeper (which includes yoga philosophy and themes for personal reflection and development) and Mantra Chanting. Her focus lies on functional movement, embodiment and grounding practices to find back to the communication with the body and to (re)awake the own inner voice.

Dany started as a yoga teacher for kids and teenagers in 2018 (Training with UNIT Yoga, Hamburg) and then went further with her teachings (250 hr TT Prema Vinyasa Yoga with Ameriga Giannone in 2019). Since then she expanded her knowledge in different trainings f.e. Advanced Anatomy & Yin Yoga (Prema Vinyasa Yoga, Ameriga Gianonne), Basic Foundations of Traumasensible Yoga ( TSY – Traumasensibles Yoga, Germany), Kirtan & Mantra Chanting Leader Training (Yoga Vidya e.V.), Thai Yoga (Tobias Frank, Germany).

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Ania Drzewiecka

Ania Drzewiecka „pranomaja” (RYT700). 

She did her first yoga teacher training (vinyasa) in 2018, after almost 4 years of self practice. She was a lawyer then, with no desire to teach anyone. Her life has changed, health improved, mental stability and clarity finally become something, what she can navigate in daily life. 
Since then, she participated in many workshops and trainings, investigating different styles of body and mind movement (vinyasa, kundalini, ashtanga, yin, animal flow, silent retreats, meditation retreats, vipassana, pranayama etc.). 
Her style of teaching is inspired by 8 limbs of yoga by Patanjali as she believes, that yoga is not only in asanas and body is only one of the possibility, to enter greater Self.
B.K.S. Iyengar Body is the Bow, Asana is the Arrow, Soul is the Target.”
She teaches hatha, kundalini, vinyasa, restorative, nidra, meditation, pranayama and yoga philosophy and she is totally into full of prana, whole food plant based diet. 


Gaetano is an international yoga teacher based in Bristol, UK. He also has PhD in aerospace engineering, which allows him to approach the study and experience of Yoga with an open mind and scientific method.

Gaetano started practicing and studying Yoga about 8 years ago to deal with chronic physiological conditions and mental health. He received his first 200hr RYA certification in Hatha-Vinyasa with East-West studying with the international teachers Andrew Sealy, Christine Anderson and Vijeth Kumar. 
His teaching approach includes knowledge and application of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) learned during a 100hr + 12hr module of Yin and Meridian Yoga with Science of Self, led by the international teacher Rose Erin.
Gaetano also took part in many master classes and teaching modules with experienced teachers such as Dylan Werner (50hr) and Talia Sutra (30hr).
Because of a strong understanding of mind-body connection, he also trained in trauma informed yoga and certified in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). 
Gaetano teaching approach involves a strong connection between yoga postures, meditation and awareness and release of emotional traumas.
Gaetano main personal practice involves Transcendental Meditation (TM) and TM-Sidhi programme. He’s also a student of Vedic Science and Technologies. and trained as Consciousness Advisor at the Maharishi International University.
Since 2022, he’s also attending and being trained as facilitator of Men’s circles and somatic release workshops.

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