About Our Instructors

James Flores

James Flores is a senior instructor and surf pro with more than 25 years of surfing experience. His step-by-step method combines body mechanics, kinesiology, a focus on muscle memory, and building core strength and balance to help beginners, intermediate, and advanced surfers, alike.

James is a local from Sámara. His welcoming energy and his love for the culture and town will allow you to feel like a local, too. Be held in the cleansing waves of Mother Earth when you take to the water in his expert care. And don’t be surprised if his gentle and encouraging approach gets you standing on a wave in your first lesson!

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Wendy De Rosa

Wendy De Rosa is an intuitive energy healer and best-selling author. She has more than 500 personal clients, and has lead guided meditation, energy healings, and intuitive healing trainings all over the US. Wendy specializes in guiding clients through the deeply transformative experience of clearing energy blocks in the body–energy that most often shows up as tension, emotion, and stress–and helping them to release what no longer serves their life. The result is powerfully freeing.

Maria Garre

Maria has been studying with Shiva Rea since 2000 which led her to coordinate Shiva’s International Yoga Teacher Training Program and served as the Prana Flow Affiliate Certification Coordinator for five years. She has been involved in health, Yoga and Pilates instruction for over 15 years. In addition to offering teacher training, workshops and retreats world-wide, Maria has completed programs at both the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and the world-renowned Ayurvedic Institute with Dr. Vasant Lad. She has written several articles for local and international publications, including Yoga Journal, Simple Living and Ayurveda Today and has been a featured presenter at Vancouver and Toronto Yoga Conferences.

She founded the New Mexico School of Yoga where she leads 200-Hour and 300-Hour Yoga Programs specializing in Hatha Yoga, Ayurvedic Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga. Maria also serves as teaching staff for Samudra School of Living Yoga Prana Flow certification programs worldwide.