Layna is a 500hr RYT practitioner. For 8 years she has led all forms of yoga from Advanced asana, including Vinyasa and Ashtanga to rejuvenating slow flow, restorative and yin sessions. Being diverse in her practice she encompasses the yin and yang of the practice. The stillness and the dynamisms. Overall the practice is a deep connection to the divine selft within, to the higher power that connects us all, to mother nature that supports us in this experience. With a balance of physical strength and flexibility aligned with the stillness and bliss within the mind and self. She has studied techniques of this connection throughout Central and South America, India and Sri Lanka, knowing there is not one way to embody and embrace this sacred practice of yoga. With an integration of breath, asana, kriya, mediation, chi, wisdom and devotion, yoga dissolves into a way of life rather than a practice. Layna is enlivened by sharing this practice to any who feel drawn to this sweet state of bliss within and without.
Layna has also been a surfer her whole life. Growing up on the shores of Florida, weather freediving, paddling or riding waves everyday she finds sea time. Thus dubbing the name Sea Reina, meaning sea queen or mermaid. From the first surf trip to Puerto Rico she has traveled far and wide around the world chasing waves and a deeper connection with the ocean, locals and colorful culture from sea to sea. Transforming from a wandering gypsy to a worldly retreat facilitator Layna loves to share the experience of the cultures she has connected with, throughout the world. These retreats do not have a single goal of just surfing or yoga, they strive in all angles to connect, support and uplift local cultures, economy and environmental stewardship. Being a free surfer, there is no competition in this sport for her, it is more a deeper way of connection on all levels to a profound meaning of this existence. This passion for surfing parallels with the sacred yoga practice creating this coexistence and synchronism within.