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Super Duper May 5th benefit Vinyasa class 7-9pm with Erika at C&I Studios. Check our events page for addt'l info.

Contain yourselves, Drivers---left turn lane onto 20th avenue is BACK!

New Manduka mats , bags, and mat freshener mini sprays have arrived in our lobby.
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 Switcheroo-  Tuesdays at 6pm with Allie are now Vinyasa. And Thursdays with Michael K at 6pm is Modfied Ashtanga/Half Primary.

No Mysore 4/28, Monday. Moon Day.


He's Back!  Catch Adam Bator Friday nights at 6pm for a Vinyasa to start your weekend right! Yin on Thursdays at 6 and Wednesdays 9am Vinyasa too.

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

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

 
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Founded 2002. We offer Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, (mysore and guided) Vinyasa Yoga, Gentle Hatha, Pre Natal, Kids Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Barre and Fitness Classes, and Meditation. Check out our by donation classes(3 per week) and great package deals on classes.
We also host the  200 and 500 hour Aananda Yoga Teacher Trainings, Community Events, Yoga Workshops and more. Located in a walk-up 2nd floor studio infused with natural light and ocean breezes, our Studio Red windows open East onto the Middle River. Watch the sun rise as you make your sun salutations and the moon rise as you melt into final relaxation. Studio Blue windows face west and often reveal spectacular sunsets. Relax with a complimentary cup of tea, or check out the great Yoga- to- street clothing and accessories, books, scents and adornments in our lobby shop. Our teachers, from diverse experience and backgrounds all share the same intent- to share their practice and teachings with you in a way that is creative, nurturing, and challenging. Remember that you all inspire us!
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 Karen Gavrilov

    1. Favorite place to meditate?
      In the kitchen.
    2. How did you discover Yoga?
      My chiropractor loaned me an old 70's Raquel Welch Yoga book. Leotards.Feathered hair. Tights!
    3. What have you given up that still tempts you?
      Drama.
    4. Favorite type of food?
      Anything with robust or unexpected flavors.
    5. What or Who inspires you?
      The resilience of the human spirit.


A native Floridian, Karen earned her Yoga Teacher Certification, with an Ashtanga focus, at It's Yoga in San Francisco in 2001 while living in the Bay Area. Her first teaching positions began one week later teaching stressed out Grad Students at Stanford University, and at the Palo Alto YMCA where she taught  large classes of ages 8-80. This diverse student experience was a great inspiration. Later that summer, Karen moved back to South Florida, with the goal of creating a vibrant, creative, and grounded place for Yoga classes, community and education. After teaching solo for one year, she opened Inspire Yoga in 2002(as changing the name to Red Pearl in 2004).

Trained in Classical Ballet for 12 years, Karen brings alignment, detail, balance and playfulness to her teaching. She has a Fine Arts/Photography Degree from the University of South Florida and has been a Visual Stylist for Neiman Marcus since 1993.She was a competitive skateboarder and was inducted into The Florida Skateboard Hall of Fame in 2011.
Three of the many things we love about Karen are: Integrity, Detail, and Love of Great Food.
note: Karen was voted "best Yoga Instructor by City Link Magazine in 2007" and the studio has received yearly local recognition for its other classes and teachers since 2003.



Tamara White

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  1. Favorite place to meditate?
    The beach.
  2. How did you discover Yoga?
    A very close friend.
  3. What have you given up that still tempts you?
    Snow.
  4. Favorite type of food?
    Fresh seafood and cheese.
  5. What or Who inspires you?
    The sunrise and true love.


Originally from Calgary, Canada,Tamara has been in South Florida since 2003.Tamara earned her RYT200 hour yoga training with Fox Vinyasa. Tamara's eclectic teaching style incorporates Pranayama with a variety of methodology and techniques; This allows her to tailor her classes to the unique needs of each student.
Through the awareness that Yoga has brought Tamara, she has been able to tap into her serenity on and off the mat. As Red Pearl's  Manager,Tamara's grounded nature and her eye for detail helps keep Red Pearl running smoothly. She's been lovingly nicknamed "the auditor" by some of our fellow teachers.

Three of the many things we love about Tamara are: Calm, Committment, Authenticity.


Adam Bator

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  1. Favorite place to meditate?
    On the beach.
  2. How did you discover Yoga? 
    Looking for a solution for back pain and anxiety.
  3. What have you given up that still tempts you?
    Chasing the greenback.
  4. Favorite type of food?
    Curries
  5. What or Who inspires you?
    Single parents, particularly my mom. 

    Adam is a Certified Yoga Teacher, an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, an NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist and a Functional Movement Screen Certified Specialist. It was his own chronic back pain at age 20 that lead Adam to explore what it would take to heal his back.  After exhausting all conventional resources, Adam found One Human Performance Center in Pine Brook, NJ.  The founder, Eric D’Agati, worked  with Adam, focusing on corrective exercise and pain management. The relief Adam felt was suprisingly quick and it sparked a passion within him to help others. Adam enrolled in the National Academy of Sports Medicine and was certified as a personal trainer. He continued his education as a trainer at the One Human Performance Center 

    After just one Yoga class with Isaac Pena at Sankalpah Yoga, Adam realized the benefits of incorporating Yoga into exercise routines. Adam enrolled in Teacher Training with the Sankalpah College of Yoga in New York City, where he earned his Yoga teacher certification and has been teaching Yoga ever since.
    Adam instructs a free-style type of Vinyasa Flow creating physically and mentally challenging routines that flow smoothly from one asana to the next. His hands-on approach and unpredictable routines promote students to simultaneously focus on form, breath, and endurance, resulting in classes that help create a calming and meditative effect for the mind and body.
    Three of the many things we love about Adam are: calm intensity, delicious assists, and an adventurous nature.

    Allie Newman

    1. Favorite place to meditate?
      Underneath any huge, shady tree
    2. How did you discover Yoga?
      My dear friend's mom opened a studio... I've been hooked ever since!
    3. What have you given up that still tempts you?
      Sleeping until noon 
    4. Favorite type of food?
      I have a dangerous sweet tooth
    5. What or Who inspires you?
      The intuition and inherently good nature of animals and any superbly written book!


    Allie was recently certified through the Aananda Yoga teacher training program right here at Red Pearl, under the warm guidance of Lisa Pumper, Surrendran Panderran, and Joy Kochmer.

    She began to practice yoga in 2004 when she was only 16 and continues to be inspired by the balance and serenity that yoga brings to her type-A lifestyle, as well as the seemingly limitless capabilities of the human body. Allie graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in English from Florida State University
    . Look for Allie's articles in Miami Yoga Magazine.

    Three of the many things we love about Allie are: her sense of humor, sincerity, and her big heart.
     


    Ana Del Alamo

    1. Favorite place to meditate?
      Anywhere I can hear the birds.
    2. How did you discover Yoga?
      I won a Yoga Class Package--for Pre Natal Yoga(i wasn't pregnant!).
      I went anyhow and was hooked!
    3. What have you given up that still tempts you?
      My Mother's Cuban cooking.
    4. Favorite type of food?
      Grilled vegetables--so simple and delicious.
    5. What or Who inspires you?
      Those who continue to stand up for their beliefs,  no matter what.


     
    Ana was born in New Jersey and has lived in many states and countries, but spent her "formative" years in Ft Lauderdale.  She has a master's degree in Forensic Anthropology and went to UF for her undergraduate work.  After 10+ years of regularly practicing yoga, Ana took the Aananda Yoga 200hour Teacher Training at Red Pearl Yoga.

     Ana says: "I love how yoga continuously brings awareness to parts of ourselves, physically, spiritually, and emotionally, so that we can continue to gain understanding on what it is that makes us so... uniquely us. :)"

     

    Ana Guerra

     1.  Favorite Place to Meditate?
         Anywhere I am.

     2.  Ho
    w did you discover Yoga?  
         At 14 I took a class just for fun and to try something new.
     3.  What have you given up that still tempts you? 
         Once I truly give it up, it is no longer a temptation.
     4.  Favorite Type of Food?
         Soups.
     5. What or Who inspires you?
       
     Travel.

        Ana Guerra is a dedicated student of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois' Ashtanga method and carries the heart and spirit of the Ashtanga tradition in her teachings. She completed a one year Apprenticeship program under the guidance of Kino MacGregor, Tim Feldman and Greg Nardi at Miami Life Center, and also taught regular Ashtanga Guided and Mysore classes there. She studies annually at the Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India, studying under Sri K Pattabhi Jois' grandson, Sharath Jois and has learned into the Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga.

     She holds a Bachelors Degree in Health Science and a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine, practicing as an Acupuncture Physician. Her years of Ashtanga practice and her background in Chinese Medicine give her a deep understanding of the body, its anatomy and physiology. Using hands on adjustments she guides her students through their asana practice in the ashtanga vinyasa method. She believes the 8-limb [ashtanga] practice can heal many physical and emotional ailments.

    Three of the many things we love about Ana are: Gentleness, Compassion, and Devotion

     


    Bill Leonard

     bill wall crop1. Favorite place to meditate?
        Submersed in or close to water.
     2. How did you discover Yoga?
        Attended a Yoga for Make a Wish Charity Event.
      
    3. What have you given up that still tempts you?  
        The need to be right.
     
     
    4. Favorite type of food?
       
    The kind I can feed to wild animals, or Thai 4 Me! 
     
    5. What or Who inspires you? 
        A person who makes a sacrifice to ease anothers’ suffering.


      "Enjoy the journey" was what Bill's mom told him when he asked for a simple message to carry him through life. It has been his desire ever since to share that message with others. After deciding one morning to change his normal routine, he attended a Yoga and Meditation class at a local charity event. It was then that Bill knew the journey had begun.

    A  graduate of the Aananda Teacher Training at Red Pearl, Bill holds great regard for the studio and the Aananda directors Surrendran Panderan and Lisa Pumper. "Red Pearl has always had a special place in my heart. It was the first studio I walked into and there I found my 'heart teacher'. I have been practicing and learning ever since. "

    A military veteran, Bill served as a paratrooper with the 11th Special Forces Group Airborne. He also served in Army Reserve for 12 years and has led several training classes, including foreign missions in Honduras and Norway. Bill often attends and teaches/assists the Connected Warrior Yoga classes which offer free Yoga to Veterans and their families.

    In addition, Bill has taught Yoga at a County Criminal Detention Center and for addictions recovery groups. Open about his own 25+ years in recovery, he attributes the most progrees of personal growth to his own Yoga practice.

    Bill also devotes his time to the study and practice of Qi Gong and finds the focus on Breath and Meditation in each of these practices enhance the other.

    Three of the many things we love about Bill: Generosity, Service, Humor

     


    Carole Krady

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    1. Favorite place to meditate?
      Any quiet place where the feeling is right.
    2. How did you discover Yoga?
      A friend brought me to a Kundalini class.
    3. What have you given up that still tempts you?
      Stage diving at punk shows
    4. Favorite type of food?
      Dessert--cupcakes are a weakness.
    5. What or Who inspires you?
      Travel--I learn so much from the people I meet


    After discovering yoga in 1998 Carole continued to develop a devoted practice and passion for it that continues to grow and expand. Her classes inspire students to achieve their inner greatness through alignment, strength building and self awareness. She has completed teacher trainings with Anusara founder John Friend and Prana Vinyasa Flow Yoga founder Shiva Rea.  She also completed Shiva Rea’s Pre natal yoga training, is Pilates certified, and also Certified in Booty Barre.

    Three gifts she shares with the world: Humor, Authenticity, and really good Foodie Connections.

      




      Cookie(Dianne) Billig


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    1. Favorite place to meditate?
      By the ocean.
    2. How did you discover Yoga?
      My Grandma Lucy
    3. What have you given up that still tempts you?
      Diet Coke
    4. Favorite type of food?
      Mediteranean and Mexican
    5. What or Who inspires you?
      Little Yogis and Yoginis

     


    Dianne Billig has been practicing Yoga for over ten years, and has been a certified Kid's Yoga Instructor since 2005. She is certified through Karma Kids Yoga, Radiant Child, Buddha Baby, Yoga Kids International and Street Yoga. Dianne's Yoga classes invoke creativity, while promoting strength, balance and independence. She has developed yoga programs for numerous camps, schools, yoga studios, and community centers.

    Her creativity and sense of adventure lend a special spark to each yoga experience. Dianne also owns a cookie company called Bits, Bites and Chunks...which creates some of the most delicious cookies, brownies and cupcakes around
    , hence the nickname "Cookie" stuck.  Through Yoga and cookies she is able to pass on her joy and gifts to others.

    Three of the many things we love about Cookie are: Curiosity, Excitement, Compassion.


    David Frankel

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    1. Favorite place to meditate?
      On retreat.
    2. How did you discover Yoga?
      My Grandmother.
    3. What have you given up that still tempts you?
      A few things... Can we just leave it at that?
    4. Favorite type of food?
      Homemade Indian(not too spicy)
    5. What or Who inspires you?
      The many who have stood up for what was right in despite popular opinion.


    Originally from South Florida, David traces his yoga roots to his grandmother who began her practice in the 1930’s under the instruction of the “Yogi Hari Rama” one of the early wave of Indian mystics who came to the US in the early 1900s.

    After years of practicing yoga he received his teaching certificate in 2003 in the Sivananda style and taught regularly in the Fort Lauderdale area. In 2009 David completed the Yoga South teacher training with James Kigar and Judy Weaver.  David’s yoga classes blend traditional Sivananda with Vinyasa creating a challenging and dynamic energy. He is co-founder of Connected Warrior, a non-profit that provides free Yoga classes to Military and their families.

    Always mindful that the physical practice of yoga is merely a gateway to deeper self realization, his classes incorporate a strong emphasis on the philosophical teachings of yoga as taught in the ancient Hindu scriptures; particularly the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras.

    Three of the many things we love about David are: his wit, his world view, and he's always got a book with him.


     

    Emilia Arenas

    1. Favorite place to meditate?
      My place before sunset.
    2. How did you discover Yoga?
      My Mom.
    3. What have you given up that still tempts you?
      The gym.
    4. Favorite type of food?
      Indian. 
    5. What or Who inspires you?
      My teachers' dedication to their practice, my students' commitment to theirs , and my baby's happiness.

    Emilia Arenas believes yoga is a long journey that needs to be taken with love, dispassion and relentless discipline.  Years ago, while searching for a connecting path to a more calm and spiritual lifestyle, Emilia was fortunate to have her mother take her to a yoga class.
    Soon afterward yoga became not only the direct conversation that she was seeking but also a gateway to a wholesome lifestyle and more compassionate approach to herself and others.

    Her personal journey has been enriched by the teachings of such committed teachers as Kino Mac Gregor, Tim Feldman, Greg Nardi and Angelique Sandas. Sharing many hours of workshops and seminars with well renowned Ashtanga Yoga Teachers such as Tim Miller, Lino Miele and Mark and Joanne D’arby has also reinforced her knowledge and passion for the practice of Ashtanga Yoga.
    After years of teaching Emilia fulfilled her long-awaited dream of visiting Mysore, India where she studied under the supervision of R. Sharath Jois.
    Emilia led the Mysore program at White Orchid Yoga Studio in Clearwater, Florida and has continued to teach Guided Ashtanga and Vinyasa classes throughout South Florida’s various yoga studios and she is a devoted teacher at Miami Life Center.

    Three of the many things we love about Emilia are: Big compassionate heart, Her hawk eye for detail, and her contagious laughter.


     

    Erika Lee

    1. Favorite place to meditate?
      On the rooftop of my building.
    2. How did you discover Yoga?
      In a gym class in 1995
    3. What have you given up that still tempts you?
      Nothing. Once I have moved on it always sticks.
    4. Favorite type of food?
      Colorful and plant-based.
    5. What or Who inspires you?
      My dog Madison who seems to have 9 lives.
    Erika practiced Yoga on her own for five years with the guidance of CD's and books and then started taking group classes. After another 5 years of practice, she wanted a deeper experience and earned her Yoga Alliance 200 hour Teacher Training thru Aananda Yoga Yoga Teacher Training with Lisa Pumper, Joy Kochmer and Surrendran Panderan.Erika currently teaches Vinyasa, Yin, Modified Ashtanga, Meditation and Gentle/Basics classes.

    In addition to her Hatha training Erika is also 200 hour certified in Budokon, by its creator Cameron Shayne and also studies in the Martial Arts of Jujitsu and Tae Kwon Do.

    Most recently, Erika is also a Master Reiki practitioner. She often uses this energy healing on her human clients as well as their pets.

    Erika holds a B.S. in International Business.

    Three of the many things we love about  Erika are Compassion, Integrity and a wacky sense of Humor.

     

     


    Jayne Mills

    1. Favorite place to meditate?
      Lakeside hammock. Heaven on Earth!
    2. How did you discover Yoga?
      Still discovering it.
    3. What have you given up that still tempts you?
      Men with accents.
    4. Favorite type of food?
      Anything from Gramma's garden and fresh biscuits.                                                       
    5. What or Who inspires you?
      My 3 children and the enlightened among us.
      Jayne has been an avid yogini since 1988, studying primarily in the styles of Bikram and Ashtanga yoga.  She is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, completing her formal training through the YogaFox program hosted at Red Pearl Yoga in 2009. 

      Jayne relies daily on her asana, pranayama and meditation practice to balance her busy life as a Certified Investment Management Analyst, Financial Advisor and mother of three teenagers.  Jayne enjoys writing and teaching about the connection between yoga and financial well-being and conducts workshops and seminars on the topic.

      Three of the many things we love about Jayne are: Directness, Dependability and her willingness to take on any challenge.

       


       

      Kate Brescia


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      1. Favorite place to meditate?
        Somewhere there's a breeze.
      2. How did you discover Yoga?
        My Mom
      3. What have you given up that still tempts you?
        Caffeine
      4. Favorite type of food?
        Food shared with Family and Friends. And Cheese! 
      5. What or Who inspires you?
        People who openly share their wisdom & love.

        
       Kate found yoga through a life-long love of dance and movement. Every one of her classes are unique. The classes develop organically, depending on the students needs, experience level, and overall energy of the group. Kate uses inspiring music and creative playlists to help move the practice through a seamless, graceful flow. She is constantly learning and absorbing yoga from workshops, nationally recognized teachers, students, and self-practice. Her teacher training certification from The Yoga Center of Deerfield Beach influenced her attention to proper alignment and truly honoring your own body. Yoga had the power to transform Kate's life and beliefs and sharing yoga has become one of her greatest joys.
      Kate also has a degree in finance from the University of Florida and has helped us out with many a spreadsheet!

      Three of the many things we love about Kate are:  Positivity, Openness and her awesome music mixes

       


      Lisa Pumper

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      1. Favorite place to meditate?
        Anywhere I am when I do asana.
      2. How did you discover Yoga?
        After a difficult pregnancy.
      3. What have you given up that still tempts you?
        South Beach.
      4. Favorite type of food?
        Can I say everything?
      5. What or Who inspires you?
        My husband Scotte & son Tyler.

      After several years of study and teaching the Astanga Vinyasa system Lisa expanded her knowledge by earning her certification from the Hatha Pradipika Research Institute. She is registered teacher with Yoga Alliance. Lisa co-founded and coordinates the Aananda Yoga Teacher Training Program. 

      Lisa is dedicated to helping students have a better understanding of their bodies and how to obtain optimal living.She also founded the Yoga cOMunity of South Florida, whose mission is to connect Yogis throughout South Florida, creating awareness and community through events, community listings and more.

      Three of the many things we love about Lisa are:  Generosity, Integrity, and her commitment to building Community.


       

      Michael Kuang


      1. Favorite place to meditate?
          Colee Hammock Park

      2. How did you discover Yoga?
          As a way to deal with Plantar Fascitis. Soon I was addicted and wanted to grow my practice.

      3. What have you given up that still tempts you?
          Steak, Alcohol and watching TV

      4. Favorite type of  Food?
          Asian-- and Pizza and Mac 'n Cheese for those cheat days.
      5. What or Who inspires you?
          Bruce Lee-anyone who understands what it takes to become great at what they do.

      Michael Kuang was born in Taiwan and at age 5 moved to Dallas, Texas which is where he grew up. In addition to being a soon- to- be graduate of the Aananda Yoga Teacher 200RYT program, he is also a personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Owner of Syphon Fitness, Michael works with many clients who have previous injuries and teaches them the importance of having a balanced exercise program. Michael also teaches senior fitness, and is the bootcamp instructor for the Cycle Party Fitness Tours which operates in multiple parks in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Look for the article in the January 2014 issue of Go Riverwalk Magazine. Michael brings knowledge from the fitness industry, combined with his spiritual beliefs as a Buddhist. In his spare time Michael is an Executive Committee member of Emerge Broward and sits as a Co-Chair of the volunteer committee board. Helping Non-profits around Broward County.
      Three of the many things we love about Michael are: Compassion, Social Involvement, and a powerful kind of calm.
       

      Natalie Vick

       
      1. Favorite place to meditate?
          Anywhere outdoors.

      2. How did you discover Yoga?
         At a gym.
      3.What have you given up that still tempts you?
         Television.
      4.Favorite type of food?
         Desserts!
      5.What or Who inspires you?
         Travel, cooking, and a great book.

      Originally from Kansas City, Natalie took her first Yoga class at a gym over 14 years ago. She couldn't imagine why she would spend an hour breathing when she could be on the treadmill running for an hour. But then another class, and another, and she felt the transormation begin-more balanced, aware and ready for the day. She has been on her yoga journey ever since

      Natalie completed her Yoga Teacher Training with Joy Kochmer at the Joyful School of Yoga. She obtained her certification in prenatal yoga from Prenatal Plus Yoga in Miami and her barre certification from Exhale Enterprises in New York. She also holds a Bachelors Degree in Communications Studies and a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

      A former 4-year NFL cheerleader, dancer and choreographer, Natalie's classes are fused with proper alignment techniques and challenging physical elements. She is passionate about encouraging and inspiring others to reach their full potential.

      Three of the many things we love about Natalie are: Integrity, Enthusiasm and she makes working hard fun!


      Roberta Rachovsky

       
      1. Favorite place to meditate?
          Anyplace in nature.

      2. How did you discover Yoga?
         My stepmom handed me a 1980's VHS tape of John Friend Yoga to keep me busy. It was harder than I thought!
      3.What have you given up that still tempts you?
         Wine during the weekdays.
      4.Favorite type of food?
        Comfort food. Grandma-style!
      5.What or Who inspires you?
         Self-expression, self-love, self-awareness.


       Roberta Rachkovsky is originally from Brazil, but has been living in the US since 2004. She began her journey as a fitness intstructor at the age of 18, ever since then, her passion for teaching and broadening her teaching styles has grown.
      She started teaching yoga in 2011 after completing her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Yoga Institute in Fort Collins, Colorado. After several years of teaching and self-practice, Roberta decided to complete her next yoga teacher training. She completed a 300-hour teacher training course in
      Ashtanga Vinyasa wi
      th Tattvaa Yogashala in Rishikesh, India, diving into the experience of living as a full time Yogi immersed in the Ashtanga  practice and lifestyle
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        In addition to Ashtanga Vinyasa Roberta also teaches Sivananda Hatha, traditional to high intensity Vinyasa flows, gentle Hatha flows, and also Yoga Nidra and Pranayama. She has also been trained in a variety of plyometric, high interval training and classes and has been a personal trainer for over 3 years. 

           


       

      Silvie Gausman

      1.  Favorite Place to Meditate?
           Near water.
      2.  Ho
      w did you discover Yoga?  
           Through my first Yoga teacher Surrenderan Panderan
      3.  What have you given up that still tempts you? 
           More temptations.
      4.  Favorite Type of Food?

           Pasta with mozzerella and fresh basil
       
       5. What or Who inspires you?
          
       Life.


        Originally from the Czech Republic, Silvie completed her Yoga Teacher Training with Aananda's Surrenderan Panderran. Though the training covered several styles of Yoga, her passion and personal practice is Ashtanga. Silvie has traveled to India to study with Sharath Rangswamy, the grandson of Patthabhi Jois, and to Italy to study with Ashtangi Lino Miele. She also studies at Miami Life Center with Kino MacGregor, Ana Guerra, and the other qualified teachers there.

        Three of the many things we love about Silvie are: commitment, passion, and her belief in the power of Yoga.


         


         

         





         

         

        Kate Brescia


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        1. Favorite place to meditate?
          Somewhere there's a breeze.
        2. How did you discover Yoga?
          My Mom
        3. What have you given up that still tempts you?
          Caffeine
        4. Favorite type of food?
          Food shared with Family and Friends. And Cheese! 
        5. What or Who inspires you?
          People who openly share their wisdom & love.

          Kate found yoga through a life-long love of dance and movement. Every one of her classes are unique. The classes develop organically, depending on the students needs, experience level, and overall energy of the group. Kate uses inspiring music and creative playlists to help move the practice through a seamless, graceful flow. She is constantly learning and absorbing yoga from workshops, nationally recognized teachers, students, and self-practice. Her teacher training certification from The Yoga Center of Deerfield Beach influenced her attention to proper alignment and truly honoring your own body. Yoga had the power to transform Kate's life and beliefs and sharing yoga has become one of her greatest joys.
        Kate also has a degree in finance from the University of Florida and has helped us out with many a spreadsheet!

        Three of the many things we love about Kate are:  Positivity, Openness and a great sense of style.

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