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 Front Desk Updates:

 Karma Yoga position available for unlimited Yoga. We need someone  for front desk/cleaning/special projects. About 12 hours a week gets you unlimited classes and more perks if it all works out! See Chloe or email us with why you are the one for the job at info@redpearlyoga.com.  
 

We now accept American Express. Rack up those points!

Ten Class cards now have an expiration date of FOUR months.
 

Come with us to Costa Rica and spend one of the most memorable weeks EVER!  Daily Yoga in a tropical rainforest mountaintop retreat,  delicious, fresh whole foods, adventures, excursions and more! with Karen G & Erika Lee, Jason Mastrian and Dragan Guirici . 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 Jamie Zunno, our newest Lotus Pad Family Member. . Check our her bio and our other talented therapists here.


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 Thanksgiving Day Hours- Thursday 11/27 we will have a special Yin Yoga class with Adam Bator 10:00am-Noon. Closed rest of the day.

   

We have a whole bunch of new workshops to offer : Ashtanga 101, Kids Yoga 101 and Thai Yoga 101.  Also Erika Lee is back in January with a workshop weekend and we have Krista Shirley with us in March!  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

 
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lisa-headshotLisa Pumper began her journeys into Yoga studing the Ashtanga Vinyasa system. After several years of studying with a wide array of senior teachers she was inspired to share her passion with the community and become a teacher. Lisa completed her certification with Aananda Yoga, which she now is co-director with Surendran Panderan. Her passion to connect has lead her into becoming one of the leaders in South Florida, connecting and supporting our South Florida Yoga cOMmUNITY. She is behind the hugely popular Facebook page for The Yoga Community of South Florida.
As a Reiki Master and classical Ayurvedic Thai-Yoga bodyworker, Lisa has the ability transform those who attend her well known and loved workshop, "The Restore & Renew Yoga Series" as well as a collection of her Creative Master classes. She has created and conducted many workshops, trainings & classes in south Florida with the greatest love, kindness & compassion. As both a Vinyasa & Restorative teacher, Lisa understands the need to cultivate mind-body connection in every class she teaches. It has become her mission & passion to share this knowledge with other seekers.
For more on Lisa go to www.lisapumper.com

 


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Surendran Pandaran
was born in Kerala, India where his love for and learning of yoga began.
While living in New Delhi, he studied various aspects of Hatha Yoga such as Aasanas, Pranayama, Shat Karmas, Mudras and Meditation, at Sri Aurobindo Ashram and at the Kaivalyadhamma Yoga Samiti. He also learned Transcendental Meditation at the New Delhi branch of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram. In 1999, he completed Sri Naranda Yoga Teacher Training Course, in Fort Lauderdale. Since then, he has studied Yoga with eminent teachers in USA and in India including studies at the Yoga Institute of Mumbai, Sivananda Ashram in Kerala as well as in Rishikesh (Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy where he attended their monk hood program) and Yoga Niketan in Rishikesh, all in India. Presently, Surendran is registered with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500.) Aananda, Inc., of which he is the President, is also registered with Yoga Alliance to conduct Yoga teacher training programs. www.aananda.com

 

 


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Jason Mastrian
is a professional Yoga teacher and Licensed Massage Therapist with 17 years experience, and is committed to helping people achieve optimal health through movement and living with mental focus.  His love and understanding of our mind body relationship stems from an athletic background and a fascination with the inner workings of the brain.  Jason fuses his hands on skills and well developed sense of humor with rich and diverse fitness, wellness and academic credentials.  He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Neuroscience and is certified in Yoga, Pilates, Core Fusion® and Budokon®.   Jason is also a faculty member of several established yoga teacher training programs in South Florida and an approved FL Board of Health Continuing Education Provider.  He teaches group and private classes at the Fisher Island Club, exhale Miami, and The Standard Hotel in Miami Beach.He was one of Red Pearl's original founding teachers and we think of him as family!

 

 

 


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Ceci Lester makes yoga real, practical and inclusive. She has a passion for her personal practice that permeates all that she does. Her enthusiasm and directness encourages yogis, both novice and practiced to look past their preconceived notions of yoga and discover the truth that lies within. Ceci inspires and engages her students through her determination and confidence that everyone can achieve self awareness.

Ceci’s unique style of yoga is a seamless mesh of her teacher's trainings in Kundalini Yoga with Amrit Andrew Levinson, Astanga Yoga with Wayne Krassner, and Anusara Yoga with Betsey Downing and Jaye Martin.  Ceci’s teaching style also incorporates her knowledge of yoga philosophy from her teacher's trainings and self study.  In addition to the teacher’s training listed, Ceci studied Sanskrit, mantra and yoga philosophy with Manorama Thea D'Alva.

Ceci continuously seeks self awareness and enlightenment through many avenues of study.  She uses her gained knowledge to improve her understanding of yoga and human nature.  Ceci holds a bachelor degree in Communication and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  These areas of study enhanced her understanding of human interaction and psyche.  She also focused her study in the human body.  As a licensed massage therapist, Ceci developed an understanding of how the body moves and works together.  Her two year study to become a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant further increased her understanding of anatomy, posture and alignment direction.  Ceci uses her combined knowledge of the body and the mind to approach the instruction of yoga in a well rounded and learned way.

Ceci extensive study of yoga, human nature and the human body provides an incredible yoga experience that is beyond compare for the yoga student.  Ceci is a unique person who makes an impact on each life she touches.  Her approach to studying, teaching and living yoga is one to be emulated.

 


 

Aaron Erickson CYT, LMTis a passionate yoga practitioner and teacher. He is certified with Yoga Alliance and has 12 years teaching experience. Aaron received initiation into the inner path of yoga through the Siddha Yoga lineage which was introduced by his teacher Randy Martin, a direct initiate of Swami Muktananda. Aaron studied and practiced closely with his teacher since the age of 22 and immediately began doing deep meditation practices and introspection. For about 1 year Aaron sat and received transmission and did practice with his teacher one on one for 5 hours a day 5 days a week and also practiced countless hours on his own exploring the inner self.

Aaron has gone on to study with other teachers and continues to study sacred knowledge from many different wisdom traditions and inspiring beings as possible. Yogi, mystic, shaman,  daoist, and an intuitive healer. Aaron is a full time healing arts teacher/practitioner, a nationally recognized neuromuscular massage therapist with 16 years of full time dedication, and has worked hands on with over 12,000+ people. With  a degree in health science, he is also a vedic thai-yoga massage practitioner and is a certified teacher with the Vedic Conservatory.

Aaron's practice is dynamic in that he incorporates massage therapy, breathwork, meditation, spirituality, diet, strength and conditioning coaching along with yoga to assist individuals in returning to an optimal state of health and vibrance.  He is now sharing his knowledge and experience through ongoing community events, workshops, classes, private sessions, and retreats.

Creator of Mystical Human, an esoteric education and training program, and co-founder of JAI Healing Arts, everything Aaron teaches he has self tested which allows him to accurately guide students on their path to healing and self realization.

Aaron believes we are here, incarnate, for two main reasons: To enjoy the human experience and,  To contribute toward manifesting Heaven on Earth through our love, talents, and service. www.mysticalhuman.com

 


julian-headshotJulian Hall began yoga in the late 1980's when a chiropractor gave him back exercises for an injury. Learning that the exercises were yoga poses, he signed up for a yoga class at NOVA with Jean VanEglin and has been practicing ever since. After some years of practice, he decided to enter the field of teaching, completing a Yoga Therapy certification course in Ft. Lauderdale at Sri Naranda Yoga in March of 1999. He began teaching, and expanded his practice with a certification at the Kundalini Research Institute in Coral Springs with Deva Kaur. He started traveling throughout the U.S., attending yoga conferences, where he studied with a variety of yoga masters. He traveled to Virginia, recieving certifications in Pre-natal and Postpartum yoga from Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville at Integral Yoga in June 2000, followed with David Swenson's Ashtanga Yoga teacher training in Naples, Fl. in June 2003. Craniosacral Therapy Level 1 and 2 in 2003 and 2004 from the Upledger Institute in West Palm Beach was next, and a workshop in Qigong. His practice led him to The Institute of Thai Massage in Lake Worth, in November 2004 to study Thai Yoga. Then, Pura Vida in Costa Rica to study Zen Thai with Martin Mizenhimer of the LMT Success Group in 2005, and on to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Chiang Dao in Thailand to study Traditional Thai Massage From Martin and Thai Master Therdchai Chumphoopong in February, 2006. Also, in 2006 he completed the Sadhana Yoga Chi teacher training course with Doug Swenson, and went on to study and be certified in yogic Arts with Duncan Wong in 2006 and 2007. He continues to practice and teach in South Florida, and serves on the staff of Aananda Yoga with fellow yogi and friend, Surendran Pandaran. His practice and teachings are based on, Ahimsa-non-harming, and the greatest healer...Love.
Eat little...worry none...love much.

 


 

Ricky Tran, BBA, E-RYT, CBA, founder of  Krama Yoga CenterCastle Hills YogaBreakfast Yoga Club and TranBand is widely recognized as an inspirational leader and accomplished yoga practitioner. His lectures and workshops on external and internal yoga covers many aspects of yoga with illuminating perspectives on all levels of postures, breath, mind, philosophy, and yogic lifestyle. His inspirational teachings of Sanskrit and the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali are easily digested by the Western mind. His rich personal experiences offers expert guidance on healing and transformation through a consistent practice and the transcendental stages of meditation that leads to profound insight, liberation, and enlightenment. He is on a mission to make a positive difference this lifetime.
 Ricky earned a BBA in Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management and Real Estate from the University of North Texas. He leads workshops, trainings and retreats throughout the United States including Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, the largest and most established retreat center for yoga, health, and holistic living in North America and at the Texas Yoga Conferences. He is a founding partner at OneYogaUSA and he is visiting yoga faculty at  Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He is also on the 200 hour and 500 hour teaching faculty at Aananda, Inc. School of Hatha Yoga in South Florida. He currently lives in Dallas, Texas but is often traveling and spreading the yoga love. Ricky has been a favorite workshop presenter at Red Pearl.



 
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Jessica Lohrey-Cobb began practicing yoga as a way to stay in shape and quickly noticed the positive changes it was making in other areas of her life. After a life-changing motorcycle accident, Jessica's healing process led her deeper into her yoga practice. Inspired by what she had experienced, she decided to become a yoga teacher.  Jessica studied under lifelong yoga practitioner Mike Noury at Yoga of India in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the last decade she has studied various forms of yoga in the Krishnamacharya and Sivananda lineages.

Jessica holds a B.S. in Zoology and spent more than 10 years working as an environmental educator. Her interest in physiology and anatomy has fueled her exploration of yoga as therapy and as a result she is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Jessica founded her company, Tree of India as a yoga instruction business in 2007. She began to incorporate the use of essential oils into her classes and when her unique blends became popular among students and fellow yoga teachers, Tree of India Aromatherapy was born! Jessica uses concepts from yoga philosophy, ayurveda, and traditional aromatherapy to create blends that rebalance body, mind, and spirit.


Suzanne Weintraub, E-RYT  RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher), teaches regular group classes, and specializes in prenatal, chair yoga, senior yoga, and restorative yoga classes.  She shares her knowledge with great compassion by teaching yoga asana in a therapeutic and supported way focusing on students with limitations.


...plus other esteemed guest teachers.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 20 August 2014 09:11 )