About Vikky Santana

Learn Yoga. Do Yoga. Be Yoga.

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Since the beginning of my teaching career my tag line has been, “Changing the World One Breath at a Time” I have spent the last 30 years dedicating myself to the lessons, practices of yoga and teaching others to teach. 

 

My primary focus is to maintain the intimate setting experienced in my face-to-face teaching for those outside my local area.

I aim at providing access to high quality learning material at a reasonable price.

 

At Vikky Santana Yoga you'll find engaging and intuitive videos in various subjects, written for students of all levels.

 

What are you waiting for? Join the Vikky Santana Yoga community and take control of your own learning today. Start changing your life and deepen your teaching. 

In Her Own Words.

 

Meet Your Teachers

Experienced Teachers With A Passion For Yoga.

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Jacqueline (Jackie) Kawarsky was born in Toronto Canada and lives in SoFla with her fun loving lab Lola . She was introduced to yoga 4 years ago and then she soon fell in love with the practice. In 2019 she earned her 200-hr yoga teaching certification in Raja, Kriyin and Yin with Vikky Santana E-RYT.

 

Jackie has been an elementary school teacher for 18 years and earned teacher of the year in 2018 and 2019. She realIzed early on that, “you can’t teach any child without earning their trust and love first.” Jackie started teaching yoga and mindfulness 3 years ago with her students and started her own “Yoga Club” at her school and is respectfully know as the “mindfulness guru” by the staff she works with.

 

For Jackie, “yoga isn’t a pose. Yoga is a way of working on being the best version of myself. It was the best thing I never knew I needed, until I did.” It is her hope to shine this beautiful light to anyone and everyone.

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I began my yoga journey after being rear ended in a hit and run in March 2013. My massage therapist who treated me at the time told me that I needed yoga and I resisted, saying “I tried that a couple times and it is not for me” until the pain became unbearable. In November 2013 I researched and learned that Raja Yoga was helpful in pain management and took a class at The Yoga Connection with Vikky Santana. I remember being in a simple seated pose in excruciating pain, sobbing and silently asking myself, “will my back ever be the same again?” My answer nine years later is, “no. But your life needed this disruption for your greater healing and good.” I embarked in a yoga journey that resulted in me being able to manage back pain so that I could live life once again on my own terms. When I took my initial Vinyassa Teacher training with BEa Raydo in the Summer of 2014 I did not know that I would pull upon the well of that mental and physical fortitude to survive crippling grief in the Fall of that year.

 

Yoga continued to play a vital role in my life in the years to come, as I taught and practiced on and off. In 2019 I suffered an injury to my ribs, resulting again in crippling pain every time I inhaled. This pain invited me again to delve into the depths of my yoga practice. I committed to Yoga Teacher Training in the Spring of 2020 which centered on Raja, Yin, and Kriyin. This sustained me in my practice as a Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy where I facilitate change for individuals, couples, and families worldwide. I refocused myself to care for myself as I cared for my clients for a global pandemic brought upon by COVID-19.