About Us

We are Johnny and Ali, two yogis on an adventure of a lifetime. In 2015 we sold everything that we owned in the USA, and moved to Southeast Asia with only our backpacks and a laptop. 

We initially planned to use this website as our travel blog, but then something remarkable happened.

Johnny leveraged his experience as a yoga studio owner and yoga teacher to land a job as the Yoga Programs Director at a beach resort in Koh Phangan Thailand, and Ali was hired at the same resort as the General Office and Detox Manager.

Johnny developed the curriculum for a Yoga Teacher Training program, and ended up training yoga teachers from over 40 different countries, over the nearly 5 year period that we lived there. Our program is recognized as one of the best yoga teacher trainings in the world for aspiring teachers who wish to take their professional teaching seriously. Ali has grown into a renowned teacher of meditation and yogic healing arts, and assisted Johnny in most of the teacher trainings.

Our yoga teaching careers sort of got in the way of growing our travel blog, and we realized that we’re not very good at travel blogging…

Covid-19 brought an end to our run of training programs in Thailand. So, we then moved to Albania where we spent the year of quarantine and lockdowns.

AND NOW, the next adventure arrives as the world reopens, we are moving to Italy where Johnny is eligible to claim citizenship by decent through his grandparents lineage and we aim to establish our yoga programs in Europe.

Stay tuned as the adventure of a lifetime continues!

Johnny Nasello


Born in the United States, Johnny Nasello is an e-500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher. He enjoys teaching with precise instruction techniques, and has a vast experience working with different body types, abilities, and ranges of motion. He is known for relating larger philosophical concepts of yoga in a very practical way.

Students from over 40 countries have completed his 200 & 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings.

Johnny has studied extensively with Noah Mazé, but has also studied and workshopped with many great teachers, among whom he considers Anant Singh, Jill Knouse, and Alison Alstrom to have been the most influential on his unfolding path.

Johnny loves a good conversation on the Bhagavad Gita or The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and generally never gets tired of talking about yoga.

Ali Choi

Ali Choi is a 500 hour registered yoga teacher specializing in Meditation & Mindfulness, Ayurveda, and Wellness, dedicated to helping people live their best lives.

Ali was born in South Korea and grew up in Los Angeles, California. She has received her degree in Psychology from University of California, Los Angeles, and has trained in Ayurveda, Meditation, Yoga, and numerous holistic healing modalities from India, Thailand, and USA.

In addition to meditation and yoga, she also specializes in the following therapies:

  • Reiki/Energy Healing
  • Chi Nei Tsang (Detoxifying Taoist Abdominal Massage)
  • Tok-Sen Therapy (Traditional Thai Vibrational Therapy)
  • Cupping Therapy (Traditional Chinese Healing Therapy)
Ali Choi

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