About Us

Meet Your Retreat Hosts

Nina & Kim met in 2018 in South Florida, and instantly connected through yoga & fitness. Combined, both have 20+ years of yoga, meditation, & fitness training. Check out their bios below & learn more about your retreat hosts!

Kim Colletti

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Born and raised in Connecticut, attending college in Boston Massachusetts and eventually leading a life working on motor yachts in FL has been an incredible experience. Little did I know these chapters were all connected.

Everyone begins their yoga journey for different reasons, and I began it as a tool for injury recovery. As a collegiate rower, I sustained a back injury that never seemed to heal. After committing to Physical Therapy and a few cortisone shots, I was on my way to recovery but eventually hit a plateau. This led me to yoga and I immediately fell in love with the practice.

Around 2013, I became much more serious about my commitment to the practice. Not only has my back seen incredible improvement, the strength in my body and mind have grown.

With each journey, comes a unique style of teaching. I am particularly affected by and interested in anatomy. Functional movements, assists (with students permission) and anatomical alignments is the main focus of my practice and teaching. As a community, we are all able to learn from each other’s journeys, and I continue to be open and interested in learning from all students and teaching peers.

Everyone has their own path and process. The best thing that people should be open to in my opinion, is using others as inspiration and information rather than comparison and judgement.

Find Kim on Instagram @collettiyoga

Nina Elise

After reconstructive knee surgery in 2014, I began taking yoga classes to aid in my recovery. I quickly found yoga as a way to not only rebuild my strength, but also alleviate stress and anxiety. Shortly after, I became a certified yoga teacher and personal trainer, and have spent the last 5 years taking trainings & courses from amazing teachers & shamans around the world to understand the body & mind even more. Gathering my learnings, I authored a guide for new yoga teachers in 2019,  which is currently used around the world in yoga teacher trainings. 

I have found that yoga & fitness can be very meditative when combined with awareness & understanding of the body. Combining my training in transcendental meditation, anatomy, and fitness, my teaching style is meditative, challenging, and unique, whether you are taking a vinyasa or yin class with me. This combination creates an amazing experience for mental & physical growth & progression in every students yoga practice – on & off the mat.

I currently reside in Seattle, Washington, and in my free time enjoy playing the guitar, taking naps, and am constantly on the hunt for the world’s best cookie.

Find Nina on Instagram @ninaeliseh