Samantha Gecolea ⊹ Vinyasa & Restorative
Gecolea grew up on the beaches swimming and surfing in Ventura, CA. She graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Psychobiology with a strong interest in Integrative Medicine. After graduating, she traveled and lived abroad in Costa Rica and India and found her roots here in beautiful Santa Barbara. Gecolea completed an immersive yoga teacher training program in Rishikesh, India, the holy city of yoga at the foot of the Himalayas. She delved deep into the heart of yoga, ayurveda, massage, sound healing and meditation.
This experience helped her forge connections with people from all across the world, and deepened the compassionate practice that she feel is so essential to teaching yoga. She returned to Santa Barbara and reached out to yoga students coming from many paths of life whether beginners, experts, old, young, trauma recovery and healing. She currently specializes in therapeutic yoga-centered on healing, balance, and stillness. Her expertise lies in providing a space for people to feel connected to their body, breath, and vibrations as well as connecting with each other.