Shakti Yoga Wheel Team

Jessyca Heinen-Collesei, AZ, USA

Shakti Yoga Wheel Founder & Director


Jessyca, E-RYT 500+, certified JivamuktiTM and Anusara Elements teacher, founder and director of Shakti Yoga & The Shakti Yoga Wheel moved to Arizona, USA in 2014 to continue teaching yoga, Mindfulness Training (MBSR), Equine Assisted Mindfulness Therapy and managing her company THE SHAKTI YOGA WHEEL™ . Her work over the past few years has focused on supporting and mentoring the “next generation” of yoga students and teachers, through unwavering devotion to the spiritual teachings of yoga, clear cutting edge class content, and teaching playfulness on the Shakti Yoga Wheel to deepen and enhancing the yoga practice. Jessyca lives in Scottsdale with her husband Oliver and their two cats and horses.

 Yoga Alliance YACEPYoga Alliance E-RYT 500

Elena Long, AZ, USA

Shakti Yoga Wheel Presenter & Teacher

Elena Long

Elena teaches Anusara yoga, Vinyasa yoga, and kid's yoga in Fountain Hills and Scottsdale, Arizona. When she first saw a yoga wheel she knew she wanted to play around on it. Her favorite thing to do on the wheel is using it as a tool for passively working into backbends. It opens the chest and softens the upper back, prepping your body for deeper bending. And it feels so great! Her other favorite thing to do on the wheel is handstand press. Nothing will work your core and get you ready to press-up into a handstand quite like the yoga wheel.


Carolina Rossi-Bolinger, TX, USA

 Shakti Yoga Wheel Presenter & Teacher

Carolina is an International Yoga instructor. She is a true, born and raised Brazilian. 

For years she worked for one of the biggest companies in the world, but this brought with it a very unhealthy and stressful lifestyle. She started taking yoga classes to bring balance and health back to her life and she quickly fell in love with it, so much so, that in 2002 she joined a Yoga Teacher Training course in Brazil, quit her job as an executive and started teaching yoga full time.

In 2006 she moved to Australia and taught Yoga all over the country for 3 years. There she learned English and received her Fitness and Personal Trainer Certification. Always in search of a new journey, Carolina moved to England to join Royal Caribbean as their Fitness Director and Yoga instructor where she also received her nutrition, weight loss and detox education.After teaching on board cruise ships all over the world and meeting so many different people, Carolina is now based in Austin Texas.

"It's my passion to help others to find balance, health and joy in their lives. It's never too late to start Yoga, it can truly change your life for the better as it did mine!"


Gila Shire, AZ, USA

 Shakti Yoga Wheel Presenter & Teacher
Gila Shire


With a 14-year background in nursing, Gila always loved to work with people. After she moved from Germany to Phoenix,AZ in 1997, she became a certified massage therapist and build her own private practice. 

Her Yoga Journey started in 2002 with her first Anusara inspired YTT. Advanced studies followed since then, including getting certified with Judith Laster. She is an E-RYT500+ and specializes in prenatal, therapeutic, restorative & yin yoga. 

Over the last decade she has been co-teaching at many of the local yoga teacher trainings. In addition she developed a 20hr. prenatal yoga teacher training, which she is teaching several times a year throughout the valley.

Her work always connected her with pregnant moms and some of her clients asked her to attend their births....that's when she learned about the work of Doulas and realized that she had served women for several years without knowing about the profession ! She became officially trained with DONA in 2010. Since then she added her postpartum training, trained with the ‘sacred Pregnancy’ movement and studied ‘Birth into being’ under Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova. 

She offers prenatal & cupping massages, is a placenta crafter and teaches Bengkung Belly Binding to her clients.

Gila’s latest endeavor as a doula brings everything she learned over more than 2 decades into full circle : her years of hospital & nursing work , the natural birth experience of her daughter Talisa in 1991 (which got her onto the holistic path ), her 2 bonus-grandchildren and her passion for health & life. Those are all valuable tools she offers to women to support them at their most unforgettable, sacred & natural event they deserve: giving birth, which is a true celebration and can be embraced as a sacred rite of passage.


Nadine Zaunbrecher, NRW, Germany

Shakti Yoga Wheel Presenter & Teacher

Nadine Zaunbrecher

Nadine started her sports career with an intensive passion for dancing.During her professional education as a gymnastics teacher she felt in love with yoga.She has been receiving more peace, power and patience for her life than she ever imagine even when life was pretty hard on her sometimes…..After her professional education she went through different advanced yoga trainings and started teaching small groups.

Her goal is helping people moving their bodies with grace and fluency and teaching to observe the body needs and also what the body and the mind is capable of. Finding an own inner peace and balance through yoga and learning more about who you are and what you want for yourself.

For her the yoga wheel is a perfect prop to support the body in different Asanas in a yoga class and also to create other more challenging Asanas. “It´s such a great experience to use and work with the yoga wheel because it also increases the fun factor bringing a smile on every participants face.”

Her classes are inspired by Vinyasa Yoga flows bringing balancing, powerful Asanas creatively together.


Charlotte Wollmann, NRW, Germany

Shakti Yoga Wheel Presenter & Teacher

Charlotte’s yoga path started before actually practicing on the mat. She says that every one of us is doing yoga and living according to their beliefs and values. It is just that her yoga practice has led her and still leads her more and more to her inner spirit. "Jessyca has been my first teacher and because of this, I am very dedicated to her. Her values match mine; she has a tribe leader spirit!"

Yoga is Charlotte's parallel walk through which she can observe her steps and takes others with her. Once she started to understand this journey, it balances all her others passions perfectly. Yoga keeps her focused. "Yoga is my Zen, my observer who cares for me and others." She love hips openers and heart opening Asanas. The Yoga Wheel has been a new challenge and she loves it, as it is a playful tool that helps her stepping out of routines and becoming even more playful. Her background in the fields of sports has quite some history. She has been playing tennis since she is seven years old.  She also studies and will finish her Master of Education in PE at the German Sporty University Cologne next summer. She deeply believes in:

"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” Carl Jung