Vanessa Pattison is originally from California where she lived with her husband until a sense of adventure called them to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua in 2005. She came to the mat as a teacher by accident just from sheer desire to practice with others and found she loved being there. Vanessa has taught classes in and around San Juan del Sur for over 6 years and her classes maintain a steady flow of locals and tourists alike.
During her years teaching in town many teachers have arrived and shared with her their craft greatly enhancing her life and her teaching. Vanessa became certified in 2007 by School of Yoga. She has also studied with Yoga Works and countless amazing teachers during the last decade. Vanessa is also a mother of two beautiful boys born in Nicaragua.
Having given birth naturally lead her to another passion-the role of doula, assisting women before, during and after childbirth using yogic breathing and relaxation techniques. She is exhilarated about the creation of Zen and she hopes you feel that energy as you step through the garden and into the studio. What started out as an “accident” turned into a passion and she couldn’t imagine doing anything else.