Owner & Yoga Teacher
I was born in New York to a Uruguayan mother and American father. After spending most of my life in the U.S, I decided to lay my roots down in my maternal homeland of Uruguay. The tree that grew from these roots is The Shack - a healing beachside sanctuary, originally the name of a mystical little cottage on my father’s property in the Hamptons.
I am a certified Jivamukti Yoga instructor and began teaching in 2003 in Uruguay, where I originally trained and worked in the Sivananda Yoga method. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Health & Wellness Coach.
After dabbling in psychology, nutrition and Eastern medicine practices to varying degrees,I realized that my calling was to create a wellness refuge that could house different healing modalities.
In 2013 I opened The Shack Yoga in José Ignacio, Uruguay. After 5 years of cultivating a beautiful community of teachers and students, and inspiring bilingual classes, I am thrilled and grateful to be part of taking The Shack to its next incarnation as a wellness center.
Program Manager & Yoga Teacher
My name is Daisy, and I’m so thrilled to be joining The Shack’s family as the Program Manager!
As a yoga teacher, actress, social media manager, and content creator, together with my experience in event managing, I’m so excited to begin this new journey at The Shack.
I’m originally from England, but for the past four years I have living and working remotely in Spain, Greece, South Korea, and Uruguay. Upon moving from London to Spain in 2015, the seed of curiosity for yoga and holistic health began to manifest. It was then that I discovered my true purpose, and travelled to the birthplace of yoga in Rishikesh, India to become a yoga teacher.
When I’m not teaching or practicing yoga, I’m learning the ukulele, singing, reading, hiking and spending time in nature. I look forward to welcoming you at The Shack soon!
Finance & Operations Manager
I am Florencia, a certified accountant living between Montevideo and José Ignacio, Uruguay.
Last year I spent 8 months travelling around the world, which helped me to realize many things about the life I wanted to live. Allowing my soul and mind be opened to a diversity of people and cultures taught me the importance of listening to my inner voice.
Upon returning to Uruguay, I vowed to challenge myself by being immersed in something significant that supports the good in the world. That is when I found The Shack!
I’m so happy to be part of this exciting development, returning for my second summer as the Financial & Operations Manager. I can’t wait to welcome you into our sanctuary!
I am a Kundalini yoga teacher, architect and painter, living between La Juanita, José Ignacio and Buenos Aires.
I chose the Kundalini method after practicing various styles of yoga. I trained at Valle Tierra in Buenos Aires, and shortly after joined their team of teachers.
Kundalini yoga is a combination of classic postures, meditation, and mantras. We learn to coordinate breath and movement to create union of body, mind and soul. It helps us to elevate our creative potential, expand awareness and increase happiness.
"Learn to control your breathing and you will have controlled your mind", Yogi Bhajan.
I trained at the Yoga Training Centre of Varanasi, India. There, I deepened my studied with courses such as The Heart of Yoga through Vini-Yoga and Vedic Chantingat Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai. Currently, I lead groups on journeys throughout sacred places in India.
I lived in Spain for 4 years where I studied various types of yoga including Anusara, Vinyasa, Yin, and Bikram.
I became a certified children’s yoga teacher under the guidance of Yolanda Bruzzese in Montevideo, Uruguay. In 2012, I illustrated, wrote and composed the music for a series of children’s books called Mini Padmini, Yoga for Children.
I thank all of my students, who are in fact my teachers!
Yoga Teacher & Massage Therapist
I was born in England and have been living in Uruguay for the past 8 years. I am a big lover of travel, vegetarian food, healthy living and nature.
I began my studies of yoga, meditation and Thai massage during a trip through South-East Asia. I continued studying in Barcelona, where I lived for almost a decade, practicing a variety of yoga styles such as Vinyasa, Yin, Kundalini and Bhakti.
In my classes I try to transmit the feeling of yoga in its purest state. We learn to connect with ourselves through postures (asanas), breathing (pranayama) and other techniques such as mantra, mudra, kriya and meditation. My Vinyasa Flow classes integrate elements of Yin yoga, which consist of passive, prolonged postures. A deep internalization is achieved, allowing a release of body-mind tensions.