Elisa & Nanda

gypsy souls /‘jip-sē sōls/

spirited, mischievous, gutsy, instinctive, alive

Nanda Mortier

Yoga Teacher

The teachings of Nanda are open and friendly, infused with a sense of humor and strong alignment. She believes in challenging boundaries, the power of a smile and anything that makes your eyes shine. Laughter is mandatory in her classes and her philosophy is “just make it to your mat, the rest will take care of itself”. Off the mat, Nanda is a mother, a salsa dancer and a surfer. She is naturally enthusiastic, loves good food, and believes in the power of laughter to carry us all through life’s toughest challenges. She has been living in St Barth since she was a child of 2 years old and considers it as her home.


Nanda has been teaching for more than 10 years and holds certifications (700 hours) in Hatha, Vinyasa and Tantra Flow Yoga. She is certified in Thai Massage Nuad Boran and is a Level II Reiki master. Nanda offers Atma Janzu relaxation in the warm shallow waters of St Barth (aqua therapy). As a Vipassana practitioner and a strong believer of the positive effects of meditation on to our life, she encourages everyone to practice regularly.

Read more about Nanda here

Elisa White

Hiking Guide

Elisa is your guide for adventure who lets wanderlust take her wherever nature goes. Growing up in New England and one of seven children, she developed a love of the outdoors at an early age and this passion has never left her. She moved from New York City to St Barth in 2002 desiring a simpler lifestyle, more in tune with nature. Elisa has been leading guided hikes on St Barths for the past several years. She is a Wilderness First Responder, has her First Aid certificate, is certified to teach Yoga Nidra and has recently begun her training for certification in IRest Yoga Nidra. She teaches privately as well and has recently begun to incorporate Yoga Nidra into her hikes.


Elisa’s love of nature and energetic spirit drive every hike she guides. She believes nature encourages an openness and brings her an easy and relaxed demeanor to connect with her clients, customizing each hike to provide a meaningful outdoor experience. When not working Elisa can be found having adventures of her own whether on land or at sea along with her dog, Spin in both St Barth and Mallorca.


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