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Potrero #13, col. San Antonio
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato

(415) 152-5421

Esencia Yoga Spa, a Registered Yoga Alliance School, was born out of the passion to share wellness. We believe in the integration of your physical, mental and spiritual health to help you achieve the optimal state of well-being and balance. This is how we created your yoga classes and spa treatments. 



Schedule, Class Descriptions & Pricing





Hot Hatha Flow Open (heat)
Esencia’s popular Hot Yoga  class based on Bikram focuses on improving strength, enhancing flexibility and challenging your own areas of physical and emotional resistance through the incorporation of a heated classroom. By regularly practicing our Hot Yoga sequence of postures and pranayama breathing exercises, you’ll find you will grow in mind, body and soul. Yogis of all ages and experience levels are welcome to open their heart with us.



Taking the basic principle of “Vinyasa” (Synchronization of breath and movement) from Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, is a modern style of yoga that emphasizes the rhythmic and coordinated transition from one posture to the next. This dynamic style of yoga aims mainly to increase lung capacity through breath regulation and to strengthen the physical body. At the same time, Vinyasa Yoga is surprisingly soothing and restorative for many kinds of physical conditions. By working externally on the physical body as one whole unit, as opposed to segmenting each part, we can begin to start tapping into the subtle (pranic) body to balance the energetic flow.

Fundamentals Beginner focus (no heat)
Esencia’s Fundamentals class is for anyone new to yoga, those more experienced students wishing to reinforce the foundations of their practice and yogis looking to rehabilitate from injury. We explore the sequence at a slower pace than our Hatha flow class, placing emphasis on learning the correct alignment for each posture and building strength and flexibility. The Fundamentals class is set at room temperature. 

Sacred Music Intermediate focus (heat)
Esencia’s Sacred Music class is an hour long heated Hatha flow sequence. Set to inspirational music, this class allows students to enjoy an established sequence of postures without verbal instruction or discussion breaks. We recommend that yogis attend at least one Hatha flow class prior to joining us for our end of the week Sacred Music practice.

Yoga Trapeze

A suspension yoga system great for back pain, core strength, functional upper body strength, and balance. Most of the yoga clients are  looking to relieve back pain, relieve stress, improve their grip and core strength.  Yoga trapeze is a beautiful tool to facilitate inversion therapy, or in simpler terms – release and rejuvenate our back. Statistics show that 80% of the population will have a back pain issue at some point in their life. Obtain more upper body strength thru pulling action not found in traditional yoga MAT classes. Also Open up the thoracic vertbrae and lengthen space between L4,L5 & S1 Neutral traction.


New class schedule




Hatha Flow (Hot) 8:30am-10:00am

Fundamentals 11:00am-12:15pm

Vinyasa  4:30pm-5:45pm


Vinyasa (Hot) 8:30am-10:00am

Fundamentals 11:00am-12:15pm

Yoga trapeze  12:30 - 1:30  ( semi-private / by appt. only)

Hatha Flow 6:30pm - 7:45pm


Hatha Flow (Hot) 8:30am-10:00am

Fundamentals 11:00am-12:15am

Vinyasa 4:30pm-5:45pm


Vinyasa (Hot) 8:30am-10:00am

Fundamentals 11:00am-12:15pm

Hatha Flow 6:30pm - 7:45pm


Yoga to Sacred Music (Hot) 8:30am-9:30am

Fundamentals 11:00am-12:15pm

Yoga to Sacred Music 4:30pm-5:30pm


 Vinyasa (Hot) 9:30am-10:30am



  • Single class $210

  • 10 class card $1280 (3 mo. exp.)

  • Monthly unlimited $1390

  • 5 Yoga Classes $700 (1 mo. exp.)

  • Private Yoga class $2000

  • 5 Private classes $4990

  • Yoga Trapeze 1 month 4 classes $2100 semi private

  • Yoga Trapeze Private class $2000

All prices are in Pesos

Yoga teacher training certification

Esencia Yoga Spa offers a 200 Hour Teacher Training program with a Yoga Alliance recognized Course Curriculum. Upon successful completion of the course, students qualify to register with Yoga Alliance and to apply for Esencia’s Internship program. 

Please email for dates and pricing


Yoga mat, towel, water, comfy clothes and a clear mind!



Melinda Marino E-RYT 500- Melinda has been studying yoga since 1994.  In 1997 she was invited to teach Bikram Hatha yoga at the Yoga College of India, which was ranked as the #1 yoga school in the United States and taught there for ten years.  She taught three classes a day five days a week, which gave her the opportunity to teach over one hundred and fifty students per day.  She also taught for Jimmy Barkan’s Teacher training program. She is certified in Hatha, Hot Yoga, Vinyasa and Yoga Trapeze. Over the years studying with Amrit Desai, Bikram, Jimmy Barkan, Beatriz Raydo, Lucas Rockwood and Dr. Omanand.  Melinda taught at Yoga Connection’s inception in Florida for 5 years before re-locating to Mexico.  She came to yoga from an Aikido martial arts background where she sustained several serious injuries.  Looking for a way to rehabilitate her injuries, Melinda turned to therapeutic hot yoga where she successfully rehabilitated her back and knee.  As a result she has a compassionate understanding for people with injuries.  She specializes in private therapeutic rehabilitative yoga classes. She has also taught yoga at some of the most famous resorts in the world, namely Turnberry Isle Resort and Fisher Island Resort and Spa Golf and country clubs.  These resorts have older members where she had the opportunity to develop a compassionate excellence at encouraging them to do yoga to the best of their abilities.  She has been teaching group and private classes in since 1996 and has a loyal following in San Miguel de Allende.  Melinda is known for her ability to inspire her students to be the best that they can be physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually one day at a time.


Jenny  Kerns  E-RYT 300- She started her practice of yoga on her own since childhood, with yoga books as a reference 40 years ago. She completed her first RYT-100 Yoga Alliance training / certification through Resource Associates in 2000 and has been teaching yoga since then. Teaching mainly in Massachusetts in the Adirondack Club in Franklin, MA and more recently in Vero Beach, Florida at the Garden Grove House Community club.  She Completed teacher training Yoga Alliance RYT-200 in 2012, through Yoga Works in Newton, MA, with Natasha Rizopoulos as her teacher-trainer. She was very fortunate to study with well known teacher trainer, Natasha Rizopoulos and local instructor Baron Baptiste, while living in that area. She has been a part of the Esencia Teacher team since 2015.

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Al Toth RYT 200-Al has been teaching yoga over 15 years accumulating over 1700 hours of teaching experience. He began practicing yoga in 2000 and started teaching in 2003.  He received his 200 hour yoga teacher training from Kathy Lee Kappmeier, founder of Yoga Well in San Diego, CA. He regularly attends yoga conferences in the USA and has studied with both B.K.S. Iyengar and Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois.  He taught for 5 years in San Diego, CA., Moving South he taught for 5 years in Cusco, Peru.  Now in San Miguel de Allende he teaches a Vinyasa style class,  mixed with Ashtanga Power and  Iyengar alignment.   Al teaches to the students he has in the class at that moment adapting to all levels. 

He is also a Certified Fitness Instructor and Personal Fitness Trainer (AFAA).  Additionally, working as an Outdoor Wilderness Guide at San Diego State University, He led Yoga/Rock-climbing Retreats to Joshua Tree National Park for 4 years.  Soon to become a certified Yoga Trapeze teacher 2019.