our team


Alessandra is the founder and director of Sannyas Yoga Academy. A passionate lifestyle entrepreneur, therapist, Yoga teacher, artist and philanthropist living in alignment with her life purpose and mission to explore, harmonise and empower the human spirit.

Alessandra was born in Milan, Italy, feeling the pressure of the stressful city lifestyle and seeing people living in the pursuit of an imaginary healthy and happy existence, she left home in her early 20’s to travel the world and discover what it has to offer, and what life is all about. During this time she met powerful teachers and learned from world masters such as Don Jose Ruiz, Osho’s successor, Louise Lynn Hay, Michael Beckwith and many more.

Alessandra’s passion is for music, natural medicine, growth and expansion, she strongly believes that everyone has the ability and potential to realise the deepest dreams and desires and live in harmony with all that is. Her unique heart centred teaching is all about self-love, intentional living, empowerment and lifestyle ethics.

Inspired by her studies, a PhD. in metaphysical humanistic science and vibrational medicine, her worldwide travels and life experiences, Alessandra supports her students and clients in removing limiting beliefs and blockages, reprogramming the mind and body for success from a place of understanding, clarity and love.

Through the practice of yoga, meditation, movement, introspection and music, Alessandra will focus her classes on bringing awareness into your present life to shift anything that is holding you back on all levels of your being; physical, mental and emotional.


Valentina is an Italian from Sardinia where she grew up from an early age surrounded by the ocean and there she developed her love for the water. She left Italy in her early twenties moving to Australia where she discovered her new passion for surfing. Over the past decade she has been living between Australia and Indonesia and travelling the world chasing the perfect wave. She has studied sport and recreation specialising in surfing and she qualified as a surf instructor 8 years ago and since she has been sharing her passion by teaching people to surf from all over the world. She absolutely loves what she does and her teaching is a mix of physical, mental and spiritual. She loves to guide you through the very first step to catching your first wave to helping improving the surfing skills of more advanced surfers.

Valentina also loves Yoga, natural healing, music and has a strong passion for cooking coming from her Italian background.

Valentina is also the founder of Sannyas Yoga Academy