Partner, Retreat Director, Student of the Earth

Hi everyone, I am Catherine, a native Colombian with an aspiration for travel, adventure and natural healing. Being from Colombia, where nature thrives, it's embedded in your brain to go out and wonder. During my childhood I would spend days in the mountains with my mother and aunts who would show me ways to heal using plants we would find along the way. Since fruits, herbs and plants grow everywhere it makes natural healing and spirituality a staple for the people in my country. This curiosity has taught me to “make things happen” and by make- I mean "hand" make. 


I try to use any opportunity I can to discover more of the world, what it naturally gives us and more of myself. I am happy to have met Lupita and Stefanie years ago during University and am excited to join the Heart-ga team. I am currently being trained to assist in our aromatherapy workshops and yoga on retreats. The Heart-ga philosophy has always inspired me to follow my heart and I only wish to inspire you to follow yours.



CEO & Founder

"I am only here to serve"

The practice of yoga and I found each other when I was 14 and since then it has and continues to be a journey of self-exploration & devotion. This practice has woken up many aspects of my being, but one very important one is the way it has allowed me put love in and connect with myself and my environment. This path has taken me around the world, allowing me to share what I love in  India, Africa, Europe, the US and Bali. Being able to share the practice that inspires me to remain a student, a servant and beyond everything, to follow my heart, hence, the name Heart-ga. 


I am a 200 HR Hatha + Bhakti certified yoga instructor and I welcome you into my practice, where I hope to inspire a deeper connection within you and to our space- where you will only find love.


Chantel Bournin.jpg


Partner, Yoga Teacher, Forever Student

Hello beautiful souls!!

My name is Chantel and I have been practicing Yoga Asana for as long as I can remember, my grandmother showed me that these intentional movements were the key to longevity and balance in life. As life went on I found I could use Yoga to transition gracefully through the many stages and struggles life often presents and I knew I needed to share this life tool, this gift! I started my journey to become a yoga teacher in 2017, a long the way I found my true inner self that had been wanting to emerge, I studied Human growth and development as well as kinesiology. A few years ago I started a career as an Ergonomist, assisting everyday tech workers on alignment,  yoga in their workspaces and assisting them with awareness of their own bodies.  

I am elated to join such a loving and beautiful team like Heart-Ga!


Certified Ergonomist 

Founder of OMie nights