PRIVATE ISLAND YOGA, find yourself on Pine Cay

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

The Meridian Club, Turks & Caicos, introduced yoga to our program about two years ago.  Since then, Laura Mensen has been leading our weekly classes and guiding our guests towards inner peace.  Now we have added another person to our team, another yoga instructor dedicated to helping guests feel more focused and calm before leaving Pine Cay.

Ainara Varela Pino is from Bilbao, Spain. She left her home to go to Scotland in 2001, after graduating in Primary Education in Bilbao university. She then graduated from Glasgow University, where she studied dance and became a yogalates instructor.  From Scotland, she moved to New Zealand with her fiancĂ©e, where she fell in love with fitness.  After two years there, she moved back to the U.K. and spent 6 years teaching holistic and fitness classes as well as managing a health club in London.  Now she finds herself in the TCI, passionate about teaching, learning new skills, family and friends. She loves traveling, nature, and feels stunned by the beauty and positive energy in the Turks & Caicos Islands.  

Ainara 1 Ainara in a favorite beach pose, before coming to Pine Cay

Yoga will improve your mind, body and life.  Breath control is a part of all the exercises, followed by strength and flexibility. After class you will feel more focused and calm. 


Pine Cay Yoga classes are offered every Thursday morning in the upstairs lounge and guests are encouraged to wear comfortable, nonrestrictive clothing. Guided by Laura or Ainara, students can expect to experience a warm and caring yoga class that is both informative and precise as well as liberating and free flowing.

Register for classes at Reception
Cost: $25

Interested in our yoga retreat June 25-29, 2017?  Click here for more information.