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Welcome Lisa Willis  and Yanni Di Melo
to our Teaching Family. Lisa and Yanni both bring the beauty and experience of their dedicated  practices to round out our program.  Lisa W. leads our 9am Saturday Ashtanga Primary Series, Wednesday 9am Vinyasa and Yanni leads our Thursday 6pm Modifed Ashtanga Primary and our Friday night 6pm Vinyasa.

Our Costa Rica Retreat Registration now open! Karen G & Erika Lee, Jason Mastrian and Dragan Guirici are cooking up something special. Dates are 4/25 -5/2. Go to our events page to learn more and get registration info! Best room selection the earlier you book.

Welcome Vincent Villaruz, our newest Lotus Pad Family Member. Vincent is a skilled and intuitive massage therapist, who offers Deep Tissue, Swedish, Thai, Reflexology, Lomi(Hawaiian )Body work and more. Check our his bio and our other talented therapists here.

Schedule Updates
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Wednesday 4:30 Vinyasa by Donation is no longer offered.

Tuesday 4:30 Core Power hour is now a Vinyasa class. This one hour class is led by Michael Kuang and happens in Studio Blue, while the Kids' Yoga is in Studio Red. Open to all levels.

 Mysore Program. Now offering Tuesday and Wednesday 6pm Mysore classes with Ana Guerra!  Remember, you can come anytime after 6pm and practice until 8 with Ana's  thoughtful assists and watchful eye.    And of course, we  have Mysore on Sundays w/ Erin @ 7:45am! Simply Yummy!

We have a whole bunch of new workshops to offer : Ashtanga 101, Sanskrit 101, Ayurveda 101 and Yoga Sutras 101.  Please go to our events page for the deets.  



The Pearl is now on Instagram! Please share your photos and follow us! #redpearlyoga


Famous. We were in a segment on the NBC TODAY SHOW . Here is the video link  

2013 BEST YOGA STUDIO from New Times and New Times Readers' Poll

BELLYCARD is our rewards program. Its free and you can redeem points for cool swag, discounts on class cards and more, just by attending classes.
(check-in not valid for donation based classes, or workshops). Ask any of us to get you started.


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200 hr Multi Style Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Program

10 years of conductingYoga Alliance Registered 200 hr trainings and over 350 alumni ... and counting!

This Aananda Yoga training embarks you on a profound journey of self - discovery; empowers you to become the best person you can be; offers a holistic, well rounded, comprehensive training. It is upon this foundation that you will begin teach the ancient art & healing practice of Yoga in a creative form drawing from your personal practice of gentle yoga to power vinyasa yoga.

You do not need to have the desire to become a Yoga teacher to participate. All levels welcome!!!

Some course topics included: history and evolution of Yoga, meditation and mantras, pranayama, chakras, sanskrit, anatomy, yogic diet, posture clinics, class theme & sequencing, assisting/adjusting, daily journaling, practice teaching and insightful master classes in various hatha styles such as Ashtanga Vinyasa, Restorative Yoga or Yin Yoga, Thai Yoga, Kids Yoga, Kundalini, and more... 

Faculty: Surendran Pandaran ( Lead teacher & Director), Lisa Pumper (Co-Director),
Jason Mastrian, Ceci Lester ..PLUS guest teachers...

Next two trainings start Fall 2014

1- weekDAY only training : Oct 1, 2014 - Jan 26, 2015
Mon, Wed & Fri 9:30am - 2pm * no classes on holidays and holiday weekends 

2- weekEND only training : Oct 25, 2014 - Feb 22, 2015
Sat 1:00pm - 5.30pm & Sun 8.00am - 5.30pm * no classes on holidays and holiday weekends 


$100 OFF before Sept 1st
Afterwards - $2,700 full tuition 
We have an easy payment plan. 

Contact: Lisa Pumper to register at 954.609.9074 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Location: Red Pearl Yoga Studio
918 ne 20th Ave Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304 (water side)

Best Yoga Studio 2013 (New Times and Readers' Choice New Times)
Best Yoga Studio 2009 (City Link) 
Best Yoga Studio 2009, (New Times People's Choice) 
Best Mind/Body Experience 2008 (Gold Coast Magazine) 
Best Yoga Studio 2008 (New Times) 
Best Yoga Instructor, Karen Gavrilov 2007 (City Link)

* As of June 5th, 2014, both trainings are half full. We only take small groups of 16 participants in each training. 

*The weekEND only training we will have some additional Saturdays off as well as the holidays weekends. And weekDAY only training will have holiday and holiday weekends off.

*Payment plan is at least a $400 deposit when you submit your forms and then 3 equal amount payments on Nov 1st, Dec 1st & Jan 1st. There is not extra cost for this unless you are past due of any amount on Jan 2nd. Then each week will be a $25 late charge plus the late amount.

*The two trainings we are offer are flexible so if you miss a class or simply want to take it again, you may jump in on the other training. 

*You are allowed to miss up to 9 classes and not have to make them up. You must attend 80% of the training in order to graduate.

* We encourage our alumni to come back to our core classes in future classes as refresher, missed classes or just missing their teachers. :)

*Our core training is based on practices from the Krishnamacharya lineage (Jois, Iyengar, Desikachar, Devi), and guidelines for postures are under the linage as well as more recent insights of functional anatomy, bio-mechanics and kinesiology. 

* In addition to our core hatha program, we offer insightful master classes with invited guest teachers in styles such as, Thai, Yin/Yang, Restorative or Yin, Kundalini, Ashtanga, Kids and more...

* Guest teachers vary due to schedules. Some teachers include Diane Billig(Cookie), Aaron Erickson, Paty Wallace, Nipa Dooshi, Julian Hall, Suzanne Weintraub, Jessica Lohrey and more...

* Students must purchase 3 books that are listed in the forms. Printed cost total around $50 / ebooks around $20.

* Students may bring a computer to classes.

*We encourage students to draw from their personal practices that may be a hatha style such as either a power/vinyasa flow, a gentle/general hatha or restorative and in temperatures that suits your body from 70 degrees to 100 degrees...

*Red Pearl is a fresh air studio for prana/energy flow with a comfortable temperature around 78 degrees. There are times when it may be 70 and then 85 -95 depending on type of practice, outside temperature, and collective energies in the room. 

Below are some frequently asked questions. For any additional questions about the training, please contact

Lisa Pumper, ERYT  / Yoga Educator & cOMmUNITY Activator    954.609.9074



What if I miss some classes?
Our school requires 80% attendance and 100% commitment on your part. All Red Pearl Yoga Aananda alumni are welcome back at any time to take any missed classes from our core program classes or to take any refresher core classes that were in their training group.
** A small charge will apply to any newly added classes or master classes that trainees have been invited to.

TT4What if I am new to yoga?

This is a foundational course designed for everyone; no matter what level, age, or intensity of postures. We teach students to draw from a personal practice which maybe a gentle hatha or power vinyasa style.  

Will I be certified as a Yoga Teacher after this course?

Yes. You will be certified as a Yoga Teacher at the completion of this course by Aananda, Inc. You may mail a copy of the certificate to Yoga Alliance to register with them. The Yoga Alliance card will give you the title of “Registered Yoga Teacher.”

What  is the material that will be covered during the program and how is it presented?

This teacher training program is based on the requirements of Yoga Alliance as well as Swami Svatmarama’s Hatha Yoga Pradipika.  The students learn the four aspects of Hatha Yoga: beginner, intermediate and some advanced postures, basic kriyas, foundational breathing exercises, foundational bandhas & mudras and meditation.

 Along with that students learn the basics of writing, reading, and pronouncing Sanskrit language, Ayurveda, intro to the Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita. Teaching methodology of cueing, class planning & sequencing, observation, assisting and adjusting. Students will also be invited to attend master classes to give insight and understanding of some the popular yoga styles of today such as: Ashtanga, Kundalini, Sivananda, Yin/Yang, Restortaive, Yin, Partner Yoga, Kids Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Iyengar, Thai Yoga, and more*

*Only 5 master classes of popular styles are selected based off teachers/style availability in each training.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 20 August 2014 09:18 )