YOGA SHERPA STAFF
Director: Kelly Haas earned a B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in Spanish at UNC-CH, in her native state of North Carolina. She has worked with businesses both in the U.S. and internationally in logistics and marketing research. She directed the yoga retreat program at Pura Vida Spa in Costa Rica in 2004-2005, and has been travelling and managing tour logistics for Anusara’s Founder, John Friend, for the past 6 years. She is a certified yoga teacher (RYT-500), avid Spanish-speaker, dedicated student to the therapeutic benefits of the practice, and has taught yoga and travelled widely across the US, Latin America, and Asia.
Chief of Inspiration: Camie Bargerstock was introduced to yoga and meditation by her parents when she was a kid. Growing up with yoga as a daily focus has kept her on the growing edge of discovery and adventure. In college, she traveled to Bali, Indonesia to apprentice with humanitarian midwife Robin Lim, recently named the 2011 CNN Hero. In 2009, Camie completed yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Health and Wellbeing and has taught in diverse settings in Boston, Iowa and Vermont. Camie’s background is rooted in photography/video production, small business management and event planning. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Documentary Film at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC.
Company Retreat Specialist: Grace Pariseau has been working in the travel and marketing industry for twenty years. From the mountains of Colorado to the seas of Maine and Mexico, Grace has experience working with small and large companies to help them plan rewarding travel experiences. Besides working in the spa industry for thirteen years, she runs her own massage therapy practice and is a massage therapist and yoga teacher for the largest ski mountain on the east coast. Her yoga practice started fourteen years ago and has grown into a devoted teaching practice in Portland, Maine. Her intentions are to spread her passions for travel, yoga and alternative therapies in order to enhance other people’s lives.
Yoga Sherpa is an international travel company designed specifically for yoga studios and instructors. Our goal is to help you easily plan an international retreat for your students, while allowing you to keep your focus on your studio, your teachings, and your own practice.