our dedicated teaching team is here to share their passion for yoga and is always ready to help you with your yoga journey

Island Yoga Team
Rosita Jan | Studio Director

E-RYT 500 Registered Trainer / YACEP Provider – Hatha Yoga Cert (200hr)
Vinyasa Yoga Cert (300hr) – Pre & Post Natal and Children & Teens Yoga (30hr)
SUP Yoga Cert (25hr) – Budokon Yoga Cert (50hr) – Thai Massage Level 1 (30hr)
Yoga Trapeze® Cert (50hr) – Yoga Trapeze® Trainer Cert (25hr)

International master yoga trainer, all-things-yoga business entrepreneur based in Malta. Rosita’s yoga teaching journey began in 2013 which eventually lead her to quitting her job in the corporate world to pursue teaching yoga full time. What started as a fun exercise, progressed into a series of all-encompassing workout systems inspired by yoga, calisthenics, cross-fit, mixed movements, trapeze yoga and SUP yoga. Rosita has trained with a number of internationally acclaimed pioneers like Briohny Smyth, Dice Iida-Klein, Honsa & Claudine Lafond, Lucas Rockwood, Mackenzie Mille, Mathieu Boldron, Cameron Shayne.

Jael Persiano | Yoga Teacher & Studio Manager

RYT 200 Registered Trainer – Yoga Cert (200hr)
Yoga Trapeze Cert (50hr)
Flexibility Yoga Cert (50hr)

Meet our instructor Jael, born and raised in Malta. Jael started her yoga journey when a friend recommended they attend classes together. With each class she attended she became more eager to learn and develop her personal practice, as well as learn more about the various styles of yoga. This journey has led her here, to becoming a certified yoga and trapeze yoga instructor with Island Yoga. Yoga has become a crucial part of her life, it provides many benefits on and off the mat. Which is why she wants to share her passion and knowledge with others, to help them develop along their own personal journey. When not practicing yoga, Jael practices pole dance fitness.

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Lexi Gatt | Yoga Teacher

RYT 200 Registered Trainer – Yoga Cert (200hr)
Yoga Trapeze Cert (50hr)

Meet Lexi. From a young age, Lexi used to practice yoga with her grandmother and always found it very intriguing. Over the years, Lexi had attending a few yoga classes, but never had the time to fully commit to regular practicing due to university studies. She finally had the time to rediscover her passion for yoga after graduating as a Kindergarten Teacher, which led her to applying for the 200hr Teacher Training at Island Yoga, improving her knowledge and personal practice, and qualifying. Not only does Lexi love the physical benefits of the movement of yoga, however she strongly believes in the positive effects yoga brings for someone’s mental health. Lexi is very passionate about how yoga has helped her overcome many things in her life, both mentally and physically, and loves spreading this awareness.

Sarah Abela | Yoga Teacher

RYT 200 Registered Trainer – Yoga Cert (200hr)
Aerial Yoga-Slings Cert (30hr)

Hailing from a background in classical dance, Sarah is not new to the performative element of sport. Following an injury, she let go of ballet and movement altogether until a friend introduced her to Yoga in 2015. She has completed her 200hr Vinyasa Yoga teacher training with Island Yoga, during which time she discovered a passion for aerial slings, a sport that reignited the performative and creative elements that were thought lost. When she’s not on a mat or hanging from a sling, you’ll find her in the water riding waves or basking in the sun with a book in hand.

Yulsia Chernenko | Yoga Teacher

RYT 200 Registered Trainer – Yoga Cert (200hr)
Inversion Vinyasa Flow – Yoga Cert (200hr)
SUP Yoga Cert (25hr)
Contortion Trainer Cert (50hr)
Advanced Continued TT (30hr)

Our instructor Yulsia has a 10 year long yoga practice which turned into passion and made her quit her lawyer career. A dedicated fan and teacher for handstand and Contortion, Yulsia teaches all levels and Intermediate Hatha-Vinyasa yoga.
Yulsia has trained in Malta, in Russia and in Italy with international teachers for yoga, acrobatics and contortion, leading her to find her own and unique yoga teaching style.