Molly Cofman

Yoga teacher

Molly completed her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Arts and Dance from the University of Arizona.

Molly was introduced to yoga in 1993 in Tucson, Arizona while on a journey to keep herself healthy as a dancer. Although in coming from a dance background she connected immediately with the asana practice, Molly found herself intensely inspired to learn more about yogic philosophy. Molly’s interests in Taoism and Buddhist philosophy have shaped many of her endeavors, including her pursuit of learning Traditional Chinese Medicine which she now practices both privately as well as in several hospitals.
The concept of fluidity is pervasive in Molly’s approach to teaching, whether it is in dance, Chinese Medicine or yoga. There is not any part of life that is static, so naturally studying, exploring and experiencing life through movement makes sense. When we exhibit fluidity, we have the opportunity to ebb and flow, choose calm or excitation, connect with joy and experience clarity.

Molly believes that the stillness that many seek is not lack of movement, but rather an experience of living in which the energy of the body is fluid and uninhibited so that we might experience vibrance without chaos. Molly endeavors to facilitate in each person that she teaches, the start of or continuation of a journey of wonder and discovery.


Massimo Cantara

Yoga teacher

Massimo is a registered yoga teacher with SYM (Shiatsu Yoga Mediterraneo) as well as a professional Shiatsu therapist and teacher. He is also a qualified kinesiologist and  Cranial Sacral therapist.
In 1999 he founded Holismos, a centre for complementary therapies in Poggibonsi, Tuscany, Italy and in 2016 he opened a new yoga and therapies centre in Varese north of Milan.
Massimo also teaches Anatomy, Physiology and bodywork for various yoga Teacher Trainings.
Massimo spent 12 years practicing Shorinji Kempo (2° Dan) bothi in London and Japan, but trained originally as a percussionist, playing for many years in various groups in the UK and in Italy. Today one of his main interest is the study of sound, vibration and their effects in our lives and evolution.
He speaks Italian and English.

Wade Gotwals

Yoga teacher

Wade found yoga in the late 90’s during his travels and since then has made it his passion to discover alternative techniques for furthering growth of mind and spirit and for healing the body. He is teaching workshops and trainings Internationally in Asia, Europe, South America and the U.S. and is always excited about sharing his new discoveries through yoga. Wade is ERYT certified with Yoga Alliance and teaches a unique Vinyasa flow fusion of styles derived from his travels and from the inspirations of teachers like Dharma Mittra and Rusty Wells. His certifications in Ashtanga/Vinyasa, Thai and Intuitive Massage, and Touch for Health added with his meditation and Advaita studies in India with Ramesh Balsekar have given him many gifts to be thankful for and share with others…

His teaching style is structured but at the same time very playful and always gives options of openness, depth and strength so that everyone will be challenged and can share their energy. The Advaitic principles of ‘oneness and non separation are the dharmic principles to his teachings…

In his workshops, teacher trainings and retreats you can expect a creative vinyasa flow based practice, with individual attention to sequencing and challenging poses deconstructed so everyone is able to approach at their level. Each training also showcases some of the other limbs of yoga whether it be meditation, dharma, bhakti or even thai yoga. Wade strives to find interesting ways to keep others inspired and connected and receiving inspiration from others is what keeps his love for yoga alive.”

Virginia Wood

Yoga teacher

Virginia has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and qualified as a Teacher of Dynamic yoga with Godfrey Devereux in 2003. She has worked with and studied Yoga Therapy and postural analysis with Doug Keller of Do-in yoga. In the last 5 years she has run Liver detox. retreats using yoga as an essential tool.
Her initial training is in Iyengar yoga. Both Astanga, Anusara and Vinyasa flow are also influential in her approach and style.
She places particular attention to physical alignment and following the Breath; synchronising, with sensitivity, the two and helping to create an inner stillness, focus and insight through an uninterupted self inquiry.
There is particular emphasis placed on the bandhas and their use in moving deeper into the practice and also on the Yamas and the Niyamas both on and off the mat.
Virginia is a qualified practioner of Chinese medicine, practicing both acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine since 1988.