435 Española Way
Miami Beach FL 33139 USA
Ana Chassot-Petersen is an E- 500 RYT (500 Yoga Alliance registered teacher),a certified Ayurveda Wellness Counselor and Practitioner, and a TV producer. Ana has been practicing several styles of Yoga for more than 15 years. She is trained in therapeutics yoga, Hot Yoga and Yoga for special children and is a member of the IAYT, the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She has also studied in India where she completed an advanced Ayurveda/Panchakarma in Kerala, as well as an Integrative Yoga Therapy training. She is a graduate from the Sai Ayurvedic college in Miami and a Member of NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association).
Anya Guti has been practicing Hatha Yoga for 10 years and has completed teachers training with Ruslan Kleytman. Anya Guti is also a passionate Bhakti yogini and she has been re cently initiated into Gaudiya Vaishnavas tradition.
Bhakti Yoga is both the means and the expression of higher awareness and bliss. Its both the practice and the spontaneous expression of higher knowledge through the experience and not merely through belief. Reducing personal whims , conflicts ,disharmony, which tends to imprison and limit awareness, bhakti yoga makes the mind a perfect reflector of experience and then under this circumstances one can know higher awareness and bliss .In Anya ‘s class the primary focus is on developing of the inner awareness and on mastering the mind and body. Through balancing body and mind one and can truly become “ well in one’s being “ and progress on the path to self – realization.
Anya is teaching a fluent Vinyasa class. It is a vinyasa flow that creates a moving mediation through seamlessly connected poses in the rhythmic fluid movements synchronized with the breath. This vinyasa style naturally enhances vitality , agility and grace in the body and mind. Freedom of movement, creative expression and yogis of all levels are welcome to Anya’s classes.
Arjan Kaur is a certified KRI Level II Kundalini Yoga instructor and has been practicing yoga for over 30 years. She “discovered” Kundalini Yoga in 1995 and knows through personal experience its power and life-changing effects. In 2003, Arjan, together with her beloved teacher, Amrita, co-founded the Aventura Sadhana Group, a meditation group which meets weekly for yoga and meditation and is dedicated to building and supporting the Kundalini Yoga Community in South Florida. Arjan is featured in the video series by Expert Village titled “Kundalini Yoga Basics,” a series of ten one-minute instructional video clips which can be viewed on YouTube. She also prepares personal Numerology readings as taught by Yogi Bhajan to enhance the practice of students who have the desire to go deeper into their personal practice. Arjan plays a 32 inch symphonic gong to take her students into a state of complete relaxation, clearing the mind for a profound healing meditative experience. Arjan graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a B.A. in Biological Psychology in 1996. She has also studied and applied the principles of Exercise Science for over 20 years as a personal fitness trainer. Currently, she is working towards her Masters degree in counseling. Arjan is married with two sons and lives in East Hollywood. Arjan’s classes focus on challenging the student’s concept of what is true and what is possible through energetic kriyas (actions for a specified purpose) using the physical body to literally transform the students’ present state of awareness and to produce very specific outcomes in the mind, body and consciousness. The ultimate goal is to realize our True Self, our Sat Nam, through direct experience; to realize our own unlimited human potential and to experience directly our connection to All That Is. If that sounds too esoteric…this class will make you feel good…guaranteed! Arjan’s philosophy is based on the concept of the Spiritual Warrior – one who is strong of mind and body and who takes effective action in this world, acting in accordance with Spiritual Law and who understands that through the power of our awakened Self we can BE the Co-Creators of our own lives. In essence: ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE! Therefore, never, never, NEVER give up! “Keep up and you’ll be kept up!” [Yogi Bhajan] You are personally invited to Experience your own Personal Power through Kundalini Yoga and Believe! Come, bring an open mind, and leave any preconceived notions of what yoga is (or is not) behind….
Benjamin has been teaching since 2003 and has 200 and 500 hour certification from the Dharma Yoga Center in NY where he was an assistant to Sri Dharma Mittra and the center.
Carolina was born in a small country in South America (Uruguay), where she studied five years of Psychology-psychoanalytic oriented carrier. She always has had a great curiosity about human behavior, the mysteries of the mind, the paths of the subconscious world, the emotional, mental and spiritual aspects that make up our subjective experience of being alive. After traveling around for a while, she moved to Miami Beach in 2003 were she started taking yoga classes quiet frequently. She discovered a state of peaceful mind she never had felt before, the answers within the inner self, the deep connection between, body-mind-soul. “Om mani padme hum” The jewel on the lotus of the heart- The spark of divinity within each human being. She recognized at last the magnitude of our divine essence, the internal source of our powers that leads the path to become a global –universal family: the power of LOVE. After her consistent practice for more than 5 years she moved to Chicago were she finally decided to become a yoga teacher and share the gift of yoga with others. Carolina is an RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance, certify yoga teacher. She studied with Amy Beth Treciokas at Yoga Now. She is being trained in Ashtanga-Vinyasa B.K.S Iyengar and Sri.Krishnamacharya oriented style, she had completed a Yoga Kids training foundations being able to empower, educate and exercise with children trough yoga and an intense Street Yoga training that had help her to mindfully approached to the needs of the people and communities she works with. Carolina believes in the benefits of integrating movement/posture-Asanas, breath control- Pranayama and music (the power of Sound) in her classes. As a musician, she believes the vibration waves of different rhythms complement and stimulates the connection with our “inner sound” during our practice. In her classes, she incorporates contemporary Indie Rock music, Downtempo chill/ House, Reggae, African rhythms, Bossa nova, Flamenco guitars and traditional Hindi music (sangeet)
Originally from Washington, D.C., Christy began her yoga journey in 2009 while living on a small island in the South Pacific. She ventured abroad to practice nursing and learn to surf, and what she found was yoga. There she was inspired to begin a daily self-practice of basic asana, a gentle flow that introduced a new state of peace, well-being and desire for knowledge. Upon her return to South Florida, Christy began guided classes, and discovered the joy of Vinyasa Yoga under instructors Shiela Mandell & Mateo Lizarazo. Yoga became an expression of gratitude to the Divine, every practice an opportunity to discover more and share with others. As her commitment deepened, she began practicing Ashtanga Yoga with instructor Monserrat Romero. In 2012, she set off into the mountains of Mcleodganj, India for 200hr Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with respected instructor Vijay Amar, creator of the Universal Yoga Center.
Christy currently lives & practices in Miami, both as registered nurse & yoga instructor. Her knowledge of Western & Eastern healing approaches has given added depth to her instruction. She loves that yoga can be at once empowering & calming, highly individualized yet universally inspirational, and wishes to create a practice space honoring this tradition. When not away on international emergency nursing air transport trips, she teaches local Vinyasa & Ashtanga classes. Her approach is joyous, soulful and challenging; she believes the physical intensity of the practice can heal and strengthen the body, while liberating and uplifting the soul.
Born in Hungary, get Master Degree in Art in Romania . In my searching for God, I began doing yoga on the beach, and find IT . A year later, 2005, complete the teacher training with . Gaia Budhai at Synergy, than began teach on the beach, later at the studio, Also teaching in Miami Dade County Public School – Adult Education Community Services./ serving seniors . “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own”.- Corinthians 6:19 “Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. ” – Romans 6:13
Irma has had a passionate interest in transformation for over 20 years. Exploring this subject in psychology, zen meditation and yoga. In 2008, she began a practice of kundalini yoga and found a powerful technology that supported her spiritual evolution. On her first kundalini class, she experienced the same level of physical sensation in her body and the same level of clarity of insight and mindfulness that she experienced after two or three full days on a silent meditation retreat. She knew it was for her. In 2010, she enrolled in teacher training and completed her certification.
Classes include a kundalini kriya yoga set, pranayama, meditation and deep relaxation.
HAPPINESS IS OUR BIRTHRIGHT
Jacqueline (Jai Gopal). She started practicing yoga for the past 18 years after several injuries to her back and neck through exercises. Once she took her first Hatha yoga class, she realized how much her body and mind needed it. Then 4 years ago, she discovered Kundalini yoga through which she experienced the energy transformation in her.
Under the guidance of Deva Kaur Khalsa who trained with Yogi Bhajan for 30 years, Jacqueline (Jai Gopal) became a Certified Kundalini Yoga teacher. She attended many trainings and workshops to deepen her experience and understanding of the science of Kundalini Yoga.
“I am now more aware of my body, the home of my soul. I take better care of myself. I appreciate life and live more in the moment. I am so grateful for the transformation that I am experiencing, that I want to share this sacred science of Kundalini Yoga.”
Jennieke Janaki is founder of Sharanam Yoga; An Integral Hatha Yoga.Its mission “Healing through Surrender”. Certified yoga teacher and initiated in the Sivananda lineage. Practicing yoga since 1989 and teaching since 1999.As yoga has always felt very balancing, calming and energizing to me, I love to share this ancient healing art with you in a non competitive, personal way.
Jennieke Janaki fell in love with yoga, while traveling as a topmodel for 12 years around the world. She recalls this experience as a final homecoming. She is mother of two daughters, Cloe ( 16 ) and Serena (12). She published in dec 2012 a little poetry book called ” Divine Sweetness by Jennieke Janaki “. In which she shares intimate photographes, yogic poems, from her travels as a model, yogini and mother.
Jennieke uses her intuition and sensitivity to assist you in achieving your highest potential of Light, Love, Peace and Joy, Bliss in Health.
Namaste; we are one. The Light in me sees the Light in you and the Light in you sees the Light in me.
Jessica Pusceddu attended New World School of Arts College on a full scholarship in 1992 and earned her BFA in Dance from F.I.U. in 1996. She has danced with TOC Project in Ft Lauderdale , Et Lounda in Lyon, France under the direction of Balkys, Kista Tucker Dance Inc. in Rochester, New York, Dance Theater of Miami, and currently dances with Demetrius Klein Dance Company in Ohio. She was a dancer for Karen Peterson & Dancers which features adult dancers with and without disabilities who create and perform “mixed-ability” dance from 2005-2009. She has been teaching Dance at several schools ranging from K-12 in Miami Dade County Public Schools for eight years.
Jessica closely works with disabled/non disabled children in the community throughout Miami Dade and Broward County giving opportunity to receive creative movement/yoga classes funded by Children Trust Fund. She also is part of VSA which is part of the state organization on Arts and Disability. She also is a certified yoga teacher for children with and without disability. She has been teaching at Synergy with the children’s camp for three summers and now the Family Yoga class. She is currently receiving her teacher certification from Miami Life Center.
She was born in Colombia, in a city located on a valley between the Andean Mountains. She spent her childhood and early adolescence traveling around South and Central America, where she discovered a deep heartfelt connection with nature and the indigenous cultures. These journeys were the source and foundation of her earliest passions; the Arts and Spirituality. At age 14 her family moved to the United States where she continued her education mainly focused on the Arts and Mysticism. Her love and connection to different civilizations has made her travel around the world to more than 15 countries on 3 different continents, learning substantially about diverse customs and belief systems. In the midst of her college studies majoring Art History and Commercial Arts, she decided that if she was going to dedicate her time and energy to something, it would be to her life’s main passions; Arts and Spirituality. Afterwards she enrolled herself in many workshops and certifications on Prenatal Yoga, Reiki, Astrology, Tarot, Crystal Healing, Angelology, Shamanic Studies, Dahn Yoga, Meditation, Reflexology, Thai Vedic Massage, and many more. She is a vegetarian with a huge love and respect for all animals and the Pachamama. Jimena Lujan is an Artist and a Healer currently residing in Downtown Miami.
Johanna began practicing yoga in her hometown of South Beach at the age of 16. After walking into her first yoga class Johanna left feeling better than she had in years. Her body mind and spirit were at last settled momentarily in the same place. She has practiced various styles, including Power Yoga, Jivamukti, and Vinyasa but has found that the Ashtanga method as taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois resonates with her most and has committed to that tradition. In 2010 she took her first 50 hour Kids Yoga training at Green Monkey, a (Yoga Alliance) certified school with Suzanne Albertson . Shortly after, she took a 200 hour Power Yoga teacher training with Paul Toliusziz of Green Monkey, Miami.
She has studied Ashtanga yoga extensively with Tim Feldmann, Kino Macgregor, and Patrick Nolan who assisted her in creating a strong foundation for her practice. Johanna made her first trip of many to come to Mysore, India in 2012 to study at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute with R. Sharath Jois. She continues to study and fuel her passion for the practice with senior teachers in workshops and conferences. Johanna believes that the practice itself is her greatest teacher.
Johanna teaches a class that is inspired by the power of breath, softening/opening of the heart, and trusting in one’s own strength, while being compassionate, intentional and present. Yoga has inspired her to share its benefits with the whole community, regardless of age, weight, body type, skill level, injury, etc. Everybody is different and every body can benefit from yoga. Her classes are a safe space for students to move deeper into their bodies, desires, and even minds using a mixture of creative sequencing, verbal and physical adjustments, and life affirming themes.
Johanna teaches kids and adults all over south florida in different studios and schools.
Katie Patiño Turrisi
Thanks to the support of her wonderful yogi community in Chicago, Katie completed her teacher training with a 200-hour RYT Certification. She has enhanced her teaching skills through various trainings and workshops in Chicago, Arizona, New York, Colombia, and Miami. She loves to teach a challenging vinyasa flow with an alignment focus accompanied by a relaxing savasana and meditation, leaving the whole room in a positive vibration. Her love and studies in art and music inspire her teaching and make each one of her classes completely unique.
“We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds.” Swami Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras
Lucy Caso, is a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, (BBSH) the world’s premier teaching institute of personal transformation and hands on healing. It is the first college worldwide where you can earn a Bachelor Science Degree in Brennan Healing Science. Founded in 1982 by Dr. Barbara Brennan former NASA physicist and world-renowned healer educator and spiritual leader, author of the best selling books “Hands of Light” and “Light Emerging”. The school offers a four-year intensive certification program and Advanced Studies Program, Lucy is currently enrolled in the Advanced Program. BBSH graduation requirements include at least 875 class hours, over 100 documented client sessions, a senior thesis, oral case presentation to the faculty, university level Anatomy and Physiology and a minimum of 72 sessions of personal therapy. She is a board member at the alumni advisory committee at BBSH.She is an Internationally Certified Senior Trainer and Facilitator for the Transformational Breath Foundation, and studied Rebirthing with Sondra Ray. Holds certifications from California University, and Bandler and Associates as Licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP). Over the past 14 years Lucy has studied a variety of Healing Techniques and Spiritual Practices, including Reiki getting her Masters Degree in the Karuna Reiki System, as well as in the Usui-Tibetan Reiki System, Primordial Sound Meditation developed by Dr. Deepak Chopra, Shamata Meditation with Tibetan Monks, Sacred Geometry, Pranic Healing, DNA Activation, Matrix Energetics, Mexican Healing Traditions among others. Ordained Healing Minister by the Universal Life Church.Lucy has over fourteen years of experience in the holistic field, and has conducted workshops, lectures and retreats on self-empowerment, using these cutting edge technologies, she has developed a unique understanding and mastery to integrate Breathing with Energy Healing providing all her clients with a very powerful and transformative healing process.She combines these powerful tools to create long lasting change in others lives, bringing years of experience in a variety of healing modalities to her private practice. She addresses distortions in the Human Energy Consciousness System also called aura, which cause physical, emotional, mental and spiritual disease. She facilitates the dissolution of these distortions and supports the client in their magical journey of remembering who they really are.One of Lucy’s gifts is her ability to analyze and correct any restricted breathing pattern. Her knowledge and experience with a full spectrum of modalities serve as catalysts during the healing process in creating change that leads to transformation.”I believe that whichever healing modalities one chooses, breathing should be the central element in that complement, for there is nothing more integral to life and true healing than conscious breathing. The breath knows no boundaries, it addresses all issues”.Lucy is available for private sessions and group sessions. Long distance healings are also available. She speaks Spanish and English.
Maria Elena has practicing yoga for 8 years mastering different stiles until she found her one with power yoga and vinyasa flow. She started studying Asthanga in Italy with the master Lino Miele for several years then she improved her skills taking classes and workshops with Daren Fraisen and Jim Bennit at Moskha yoga centre of Chicago and with Jody Blumstein at Yoga Works studio of Los Angeles. She has been certified yoga teacher by Miami Yogashala in 2008. Maria Elena sees the practice as a highly transformative experience; yoga has served as a bridge between her mind and body and has become both a life style and personal journey. Yoga has brought her to listen to her intuition and to trust in the Universe’s loving grace.
After practicing Yoga for almost 20 years, Marlene became a yoga instructor in Vinyasa Krama under the guidance of Ruslan Keytman at Anahata Yoga Studio. Marlene’s background in Psychology has helped develop her approach in guided Chakra imagery meditation, facilitating her students to bring light and healing into themselves.
Her previous work as a therapist for children at CHARLEE Homes for Children has enabled her to teach yoga to children in a fun and therapeutic way. She holds a certification from Rainbow Kids Yoga. Marlene also worked with the elderly for five years as a Director of Therapeutic Activities at the Hebrew Home of South Beach, which facilitates her innovative approach in teaching yoga to the young at heart. Marlene also holds a Certification in Vedic Thai Assisted Yoga, which she incorporates in her practice.
Marlene’s life quest to peace and enlightenment is a never-ending one, inspired by each and every teacher, healer, practitioner and student she encounters.
Chakra Flow & Vinyasa-Inspired yoga teacher & RYT 200, Mateo Lizarazo currently resides in Miami Beach, teaching at venues all around the Miami area. Deeply rooted in the eastern folk & culture, his primary inspirations include teachers of the Jivamukti & Ashtanga tradition. His love & studies in music, dance & devotional chanting also influence his teachings. His classes are celebration of life, kindness and self-acceptance.
Since October 2006, Michael has been teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation on Miami Beach. Since June 2006, Michael has participated in the 3HO Foundation’s week long Kundalini Yoga Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice Gatherings, which are attended by yogis from around the World. Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan combines movement, meditation, mantra and pranayama to awaken the dormant kundalini energy in the body, increase flexibility and strength, reduce stress and create peace of mind. Michael’s goal is to foster personal power and transformation through yoga and meditation. Michael is a certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.
I’ve been a student of yoga since first discovering the practice during college at the University of North Florida, where I earned my B.S. in Advertising. Recognizing its potential to strengthen and heal the body, and to help one achieve true balance in all aspects of life, my yoga journey truly blossomed in 2010. New to Fort Lauderdale, FL I was seeking a fitness routine that I could connect with. I found my way to a little studio that changed my life. Immersing myself into this fantastic experience for the body, mind and soul my study and practice with yoga quickly evolved. Embracing the practice of Hot Yoga (branch of Hatha Yoga) by the teachings of my most inspirational teacher Jimmy Barkan, creator of the Barkan Method Hot Yoga. Constantly learning and absorbing the art of yoga by attending conferences, workshops and classes with master teachers throughout south Florida, I completed Jimmy’s 200-hour RYT Certification Program July 2012.
Passionate about sharing the healing powers of yoga with students of all ages and levels, my classes flow with grace while focusing on proper alignment and honoring ones’ body. A mix of detailed instructions, creative variations, Pranayama and guided meditation all woven into a graceful flow of asanas. Blending elements of Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Jivamukti, Bikram and the Barkan Method of hot yoga into sequences designed to energize the body, cultivate a meditative consciousness and give greater vitality and health. Teaching style is light-hearted and playful with an intention of providing students with a tangible reference of their potential for personal transformation.
Natasha Lammers began her spiritual journey in various Buddhist monasteries in Asia over two and a half decades ago. There, she learned various styles of Buddhist meditation and it was not until later, in 2004, that she became certified as a Yoga Teacher in the Ashtanga-Vinyasa-Power Yoga style. In 2010, during the Maha Kumbha Mela in India, she completed a Hatha-Sivananda Yoga certification. Today, her Yoga classes are a fussion of all that she has learned; for she does not believe in one way being the only way. Having explored various traditions and styles of yoga and meditation, she knows that their aim is ultimately the same; it is just that there are different ways of achieving that aim. She has assimilated in her heart what works best, trying to live the path of yoga on a daily basis. Natasha’s Yoga classes take you to a moving meditation that link movement with breath. They include flexibility with safety, strength without stress and balance of the inner and the infinite. The idea is to release toxins in the body and mind, relinquish the ego and open the heart. Pranayama and Meditation are sometimes included. All Levels are welcome!
A Miami Beach native and artist, Neil Fenn has been doing Yoga all of his adult life. Always an avid swimmer, runner and gym goer, Yoga was always an activity “on the side.” After returning to his hometown several years ago after 30 years in Los Angeles, Neil found many opportunities in Miami and Miami Beach to practice Yoga outdoors in parks and at the beach. After intensifying his practice, he decided to take the leap to become a Yoga instructor. In 2012 he completed the 300 hour training with Gaia Budhai, founder of Synergy Center for Yoga, one of the first Yoga studios in Miami Beach. He is now certified to teach a Hatha Vinyasa flow type of Yoga. His classes are suitable for beginners, yet challenging enough for regular practitioners. Combining movement and breath, Neil’s classes will guide you and help you take your Yoga practice to a new level.
I started taking yoga classes at the age of 16, along with Tai Chi, TM courses (transcendental meditation), “Mind Control” seminars and more. Being the only teenager in those classes made me wonder why only the elderly were assisting to this kind of practices . I used to wonder why Yoga, among other things, was seen as a last chance to improve health and flexibility and not as a way of living since a young age. Since then I’ve adopted a lifestyle of integration of mind, body and soul. I decided to keep a healthy life from then on, and I have been in this path for almost 20 years. I am very happy that times have changed and now Yoga practice and philosophy are experienced by people of all ages. I think this has been the great awakening of our era. In 2007 I did “Power Yoga” Teacher Training with Paul Toliusizs and Fred Bush. Learning from them was an amazing experience and took my practice and lifestyle to a much deeper stage. My other passion is dancing, so I studied also with Shiva Rea who combines dance, movement, music and asana in this beautiful, unique, and incredible “Prana Flow Yoga”. I’m also a volunteer at Faith Yoga Program (Yoga for the blind). Working with blind students has been the most wonderful experience as a teacher. I believe that we are constantly learning, that the spiritual path is infinite, and that yoga is much more than just the asana practice. I’m a seeker of the truth and I feel very passionate about life. I’m a Reiki practitioner and I believe that if we work all together with divine love, we can heal this planet, and that just a deep inhale can totally change your day … BREATHE! And enjoy the ride. Please save the water. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Namaste. Pau.
Cristiane has an extensive background in classical ballet, jazz, contemporary modern (Lester Horton technique), modern-afro (mix Brazilian culture- samba and capoeira) and musical theatre dance studies with the finest teachers of her native country, Brazil.. Ms. Silva has also toured internationally as a lead dancer throughout Japan, Korea, USA in the very popular ” Brazilian Follies Tour ” and “Brazilian Show”. Currently, Cristiane resides in South Florida where she continues to perform professionally with the Brazarte Dance Company as well as teaching classes to children and adults in ballet, jazz and modern. Prana Yoga teacher training taught her balance of spiritual activism and physical action.
Sadhu received his name directly from Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga, while studying Yoga in India. In addition to extensive world travel throughout the U.S., Europe, India, Thailand and Tibet he’s been studying and teaching Better Breathing, Meditation and Yoga since 1997. He’s had the privilege of studying with many great spiritual teachers including Yogi Bhajan, H.H. The Dalai Lama, H.H. Swami Chidanand Saraswati, Deepak Chopra, John Kabat-Zinn, Sharon Gannon, Gurumukh Kaur Khalsa, Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche and H.H. Moksa Rinpoche .
Sandy is a mom, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and retired Air Traffic Controller and a “forever” student of Yoga! She found her breath through her first practice of Yoga in Honolulu (2001), continued her practice in LA and then Miami where she was energetically drawn to her Guru and friend Gaia Budhai, founder of Synergy Yoga where she received her 300 hour RYT. Sandy focuses on the key to yoga – Breath! Sandy’s soothing but powerful Vinyasa class will help you find stillness and your breath using the authentic ancient practice of Yoga. Her class is best discribed as a Moving Meditation, music is essential and ranges from mantras to wavy tunes that will work your body, open your mind and nourish your soul. Sandy’s greatest joy as a Yoga instructor is to witness her students finding their breath! “Yoga was my most valuable tool in dealing with transformation. I was able to stay still! Going inward, feeling and honoring my breath, was life transforming to me.”.
Sergio “EL TORO” Torres was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He has always had an active lifestyle with sports and fitness since the age of 14. He has been personal training for over a decade.
He’s been certified as a personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise & International Sports Sciences Association and holds a certification in Cardiovascular Pulmonary Resuscitation & Automated External Defibrillation.
Sergio has taken the knowledge from his personal experience in fitness, his certifications, & over a decade of personal training to come up with the best fitness and health design for each individual in order to get the maximum results.
His student’s age range from as young as 10 years old through 80+ years.
He currently specializes in Sport Specific & Speed Training. Here is a link to a client who achieved a running speed of 20 MPH and is still improving after speed training. http://www.youtube.com/watch?
“With a sound diet and proper fitness, the human body is capable of magnificent strength, speed, and agility like the rest of our fellow mammals.” -Sergio “EL TORO” Torres
Victoria Brunacci was raised in Brazil in a mountain town where since little she learned to understand and respect the laws of nature and Divinity. She has been on the path of yoga for many years, and got certified in Argentina with Yogakai, which is part of the National Organization of Yoga teachers – AAPY, and international through http://www.wooyt.org/. She recently returned from an extended journey across India where she studied the Ashtanga system, at Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Yoga Shala, got certified as a Reiki Master level III, trained in Acupressure and Emotional Freedom therapy in Mysore, India. In Thailand she got certified on Thai Massage and Reflexology. She just completed her training in the Radiant Child Level III with Shakta Kaur Khalsa and aspires to teach children the gift of yoga. Today, she experiments with Jivamukti and Ashtanga yoga, but she is committed to sharing her love of Bhakti yoga with her students, bringing them closer to the awareness of their supreme higher selves. She is also an animal activist vegetarian, by honoring Ahimsa, encouraging the actions of non-violence to all sentient beings. As one of Synergy Yoga South Beach’s new partnering managers, she feels an immense gratitude and blessed to take on this role in her life, as it has become an amazing opportunity to develop a sacred space where all healers, students, teachers and Gurus can come together with the community and share something that goes beyond the mat. Victoria’s vision for Synergy is to provide all with an inspiring center where her community can grow through with teachings, lessons and experiences that will allow members to transcend and receive benefits throughout all aspects of their personal and spiritual lives. Victoria is passionate about yoga and believes that the most important truth to remember is to be aware of the energy that surrounds us, always in connection with the Heart center.
Once upon a time there was a young boy who wanted to integrate three very important aspects of his life; body, mind and spirit. The search began when one good day he found a book about metaphysics in his native Puerto Rico. The information provided by this book and others was so amazing that it opened up a whole new way of thinking in his mind, reminding him how powerful the human being is.