Sharing an ancient Eastern Science through a modern Western Perspective

Meet the Team

The It’s Yoga International Team

Fully committed to the mission of It’s Yoga, “to share the love of the practice,” each Board member has been carefully selected for their expertise and dediction to maintaining the Legacy of Larry Schultz, Founder of It’s Yoga and creator of the Rocket Routines.  It’s Yoga International is the only organization internationally recognized as the “Home of the Rocket” and the It’s Yoga Teacher Training Programs, since 1989.  For more information about how to get involved, email

Larry Schultz

Founder of It’s Yoga® & Creator of the Rocket®

Chairman of the Board, Emeritus, since 1989

Michele Barocchi

Founder & Director, It’s Yoga Firenze, Italy; IYI Advisor

Dorothy Divack

Senior Advisor Emeritus – Center of Excellence International, since 1989

Marie Russel

Founder of IYI & CEO, Since 2011

Daniel Russel

Director of Media & Content Production, Since 2013

International Trainers

All It’s Yoga Trainers are committed to It’s Yoga International’s standards of serving through teaching Yoga.

They are dedicated to their practice which makes them effective instructors. With a wide range of skills and talents, this group is solid and strong and looking forward welcoming more Rocket practitioners and Instructors into our growing community.  Email for more information or to request an application to become a Trainer with It’s Yoga International.  As we expand the It’s Yoga mission, we are eager to bring in our graduates for advanced programs offering opportunities to continue in the It’s Yoga Tradition.  This is your year! Come and do our 300 Hour Training and become and IY Trainer.

Anders Asker

It’s Yoga in Stockholm, Sweden

Jari Kauppi

It’s Yoga in Helsinki, Finland

Joy Phrombut

It’s Yoga Satellites, Thailand & Bali

Liliana Mejia

Founder & Director, It’s Yoga Cancun

Mara Guadagni

It’s Yoga Firenze, Italy

Ricardo Martin

It’s Yoga Satellites, Thailand & Bali

Salla Karkkainen

It’s Yoga Fuerteventura, Canary Islands of Spain

Ryan Gregory

It’s Yoga in Philadelpia, USA

Marie Russel

Founder & Director, It’s Yoga International

Leigh Gregory

It’s Yoga in Vermont, USA

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