Francisco Morales-Bermudez, has been teaching yoga and traveling the world teaching yoga since 2002. Today he leads yoga classes and seminars as well as Synergy Trainings and Open Heart Journeys. In 2005 he founded Synergy Partner Yoga. Since then, his mission has been to share this practice and yoga asana in order to assist in alleviating pain in bodies, maintaining physical wellbeing, and cultivating trust, connection and a playful vibration. Francisco grew up in Lima, Peru where he spent time in the ocean, playing soccer, and becoming intrigued with healing touch. His intrigue turned into a passion, and for many years he studied and learned from different art forms and exercise systems. He immigrated to the United States with his mother and sister at the age of nine.
Monika Fauth is originally from the Netherlands and has resided on the island of Lamu, off the Kenyan coast, for the past 23 years. She is the owner of Banana House, a small boutique hotel and wellness center where she has produced retreats, festivals, and taught yoga classes since 2000. Monika’s training and certification comes through the Art of Living, an international NGO founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. In 2013, she founded the Lamu Yoga Festival, fulfilling a longstanding dream to connect people from diverse countries, religions, and cultures in a celebration of life through yoga, wellness, and community experiences. As a community organizer and an advocate of yoga in East Africa, Monika has established numerous programs to support the people in the region. These include educational programs at the Muslim Girls School, yoga workshops in the Lamu prison, and youth leadership trainings among others. Her current inspiration is to establish a happiness center in Lamu called “Furaha, be Happy & Serve” (meaning “Happiness” in Kiswahili).
Mario is a certified yoga teacher in traditional hatha, vinyasa krama, and yoga Nidra. He is also a meditation instructor taught in peace revolution in Thailand. His work is mainly focused on yoga and expressive arts, meditation, music, and sound healing. Mario also serves as an event manager and active collaborator in most yoga institutions in Lima, Peru. Has had the opportunity to travel and spread his practice across Europe and Asia. Currently, Mario teaches yoga, meditation, and music apart from working as an artistic composer.