Avani Gilbert was born and raised in Maine, the snowy northeast corner of the United States. Continuing to follow her passions for travel, Spanish, yoga and Latin America, Avani made her way to Costa Rica in 2004 for the first time. Her love affair with the country bloomed the day she arrived.
Beginning her yogic journey at the age of fourteen, Avani self-guided herself as a teenager through practice with textbooks and videos to supplement her work as a competitive athlete. At the age of 22 she completed her teacher training after joining group Asana for 3 years. She credits the Practice for bringing her to a place of peace, bliss and beauty within her own life and considers it a gift to share this joy with others. She enjoys sharing graceful and creative flows, balance and a sense of humor in her group classes. She teaches a variety of styles and levels from beginner to advanced, private and group classes at her home studio, OM at Cashew Hill in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. Check her out with a sweaty Karuna Flow, a balanced Yin-Vin class or a yummy YinKi sesh (yin + Reiki). She's always happy to share her passion for the practice.