Izzy is a certified RYT 200 certified yoga instructor. He strives to help his students connect with themselves through the profound power of breath and movement. He aims to encourage body awareness, agility, and strength that is created by the power that comes from mindfulness. Izzy feels that yoga has definitely inspired him to a renewed patience in himself and others. His personal practice has opened himself up new possibilities in his life. Izzy's classes are powerful and challenging and most important they are fun and all his students can tap into their fullest potential. What makes yoga feel like home is all about the community and the people we surround ourselves with. Although we are each going through our own journey on our way we do it together as a community. This experience and sense of family is what makes practicing yoga feel like home.
Cassie began teaching yoga in 2013 after developing a yoga practice that complemented her professional dancing. Initially drawn to the physicality of the practice, she was fascinated by what the body was capable of. Through continual practice, she found the greatest transformation came from learning how to breathe fully and cultivate a deeper understanding of herself. She is a RYT 200 certified instructor. She has completed two trainings in Restorative Yoga and training on the Therapeutic Benefits for Yoga for Parkinson’s and Other Neuro-Motor Degenerative Diseases. Inspired by the accessibility of yoga as a tool for healing, she envisions a world where people are connected through movement and empowered to manifest their greatest lives.
Jenaia, turned to yoga in 2010 to recover from a running related injury. She quickly discovered and became enamored with the physical and mental benefits of yoga, which include strengthening the body, increasing flexibility, and improving mental focus. Coming from a dance background, she is extremely passionate about mindful movement and how it opens up awareness in other elements of her life – helping others achieve this as well brings her a tremendous amount of joy. In 2014, she became a Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certified instructor and has since completed a Yoga for Athletes Certification with Kiersten Mooney and a Yogalete training with Lizzy Chiappy. By December of 2018, she will complete her additional 300 hours of training and will be a RYT 500 certified instructor.
Virginia Ansaldi is a RYT 500 certified instructor with over 1,000 hours of teaching experience in a vast variety of settings including: jails, prisons, schools, parks, rooftops, beaches, gyms, and yoga studios. She loves to teach yoga precisely because of that. Yoga is versatile. Every time she steps on her mat it’s different, and this quality reminds her of life. Everyday can be different because every moment can be different, but to experience how one moment can be so totally different from the next, you have to be “in” the moments as they come. This is what feels like home about yoga: “being” in the moment.
Sam Cabrera is a RYT 200 certified instructor who is in the process of completing her 300-hour yoga certification. She has apprenticed two 200-hour teacher trainings and has completed the Yogalete Intensive Training. Yoga has made the biggest difference in her life. Sam’s goal is to provide that opportunity for her students. She teaches to encourage people to see the light in yoga. Sam practices yoga to ground herself. She believes if we take the time to take care of ourselves, we can better serve our community. Every time Sam steps onto her mat she feels a sensitization of home. She feels grounded and connected to the people around her.
Jil’s eight years of experience in the fitness industry as a personal trainer made her transition to yoga teacher seamless. Four years ago she participated in her first yoga class and immediately jumped into her 200-hour teacher training two weeks later. Needless to say, she fell in love with the practice, with how it makes her body feel and with all the new knowledge she gained not just for herself, but also for her students. Jil is also certified to teach pre- and post-natal yoga.
Anjane is a RYT 200 certified yoga teacher with a fascination for the foundation of breath work. As a professional instructor of voice, she felt the similarities of home from both her passions. She loves the necessity and beauty in communication, trust, and connection that Acro yoga brings into her practice. Anjane’s goal is to create an environment for students to explore the balance of physical and spiritual journeys of yoga on and off their mats, as it does for me.
Laurie Cassidy is a RYT 200 certified yoga teacher who has been teaching for over 2 years. Yoga brings Laurie within herself and into the presence. She loves the feeling of breath, of the movement and the heat that comes from her practice. She teaches with the intention of presence, giving students the chance to be in the moment and to challenge themselves to see what can unfold. She is also Yogalete certified to teach yoga for athletes and is Baptiste Level One certified.
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Martha’s love for yoga began immediately after taking her first power vinyasa class in 2013. Within two years of practicing, she completed two separate 200hr teacher trainings at Green Monkey and Bala Vinyasa Yoga, as well as a Yoga for Athletes Certification with Keirsten Mooney. In recent years, Martha has focused her practice on cultivating the therapeutic benefits of yoga-- physically, mentally, and emotionally. Yoga has been such a profound tool for healing and growth in Martha’s life; her mission is to share those tools with others so they can also get the most of their practice on and off their mats.
Wally is RYT-200, and she got her yoga teacher certification in Costa Rica. She is also certified in yoga for athletes through Yogalete. Wally loves to teach yoga because it has helped her heal so much in her life and wanted to be able to share that with others. She loves practicing because it is so mentally and physically therapeutic (while also still a challenge), and is a chance to just breathe. Yoga feels like home to her because of the calmness it brings to her life, and connecting with other yogi's in the community.
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Stephanie began practicing yoga in 2013 as a way to complement her running. She quickly fell in love with yoga and its ability to quiet the mind through breath and movement. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Om Beats Studio in 2015 in Miami, FL and is certified with Yoga Alliance. In November 2018 Stephanie completed the Yogalete teacher training. Stephanie teaches classes that are meant to condition and strengthen the body while bringing peace to the mind and empowerment to the soul.
Leaning on her foundation of classical dance, Gabriella's style of yoga focuses on stability through fluid and powerful postures. Her curiosity for movement started at a very young age and became her career. She received her BFA in Dance from New World School of the Arts. She is a RYT 500 certified yoga teacher who is extremely passionate about movement therapy and believes what the physical accomplishes the mind follows.
Austrian born former restaurateur Ilona Carrell found in Yoga the perfect equivalence to her stressful job and challenging mom life. Experiencing the incredible benefits of a grounded mind in a healthy body, Ilona got curious and deepened her practice with several workshops (Iyengar, Chakras and Meditation) and received her RYT 200 hr Power Yoga certification in January 2019. Ilona s classes are focused on precision in alignment but her main goal is to bring awareness to the real powerhouse, the breath. By reminding her students - and herself - to stay connected to their breath through challenging situations she creates opportunities of release and growth. On and off the mat
Megan is a E-RYT 500 certified yoga teacher and Pilates instructor. She has been teaching yoga since 2010 and leading yoga teacher trainings all over South FL since 2014. Megan loves teaching yoga because it keeps her grounded and growing.
Natalia Vásquez is a Latina visual artist exploring internal landscapes and psycho-spiritual processes of transformation. As a yoga practitioner and guide, Natalia focuses on the yin, restorative, nidra/meditative, and energetic aspects of the practice, regularly using the chakra system as a map. In a slow, steady way, she holds space for her students to navigate their inner worlds. Natalia completed her RYT 200 certification at Bala Vinyasa in Miami in 2014 and soon after became a Yoga Gangster, now Connection Coalition. She holds a third degree black belt in the Chung Hun system of Tae Kwon Do. Having overcome extreme depression, anxiety, and insomnia that spanned two decades, she values the process of slowing down and listening to what’s happening inside. Natalia is humbled to share her experience with her students and remind them of their immeasurable strength, beauty, and ability to love courageously, so they can embrace the vibrant lifestyle of their dreams.
Wendy grew up in Culpeper, Virginia and later attended East Carolina University where she received her degree in Physical Activity and Fitness. Upon Graduation, Wendy relocated to Washington DC where she began her Fitness Career as an intern at the White House Athletic Center. In 2008, after years of distance running, Wendy found her way into Down Dog Yoga in Washington DC. Wendy fell in love with the physical challenge of the sequence, the heat of the room, and the sense of community in the studio. In 2013, Wendy completed her 200 hr RYT training at down dog yoga and also completed her Level 1 training with Baron Baptiste. I teach to “pay it forward”. So many instructors have inspired me through sharing their love of the practice, and I strive to do that same thing for everyone who steps on to their mat. In Wendy’s classes expect to have a powerful and playful practice. Wendy encourages all of her students to consider what’s possible for them on their mats as well as in their lives.
Hilary grew up always expressing herself through her body. From gymnastics, dance, circus, and yoga — she has always felt best while moving. Her teaching style is reflective of her fluid movement background, emphasizing the importance of the body’s intelligence to express itself organically through body sensations. She holds space for students to acknowledge what is showing up and to fully embrace it.
She believes moving your body is essential to a healthy and happy life. With Hilary your practice will include intentional restorative poses and pranayama exercises to compliment your physical energetic release, always exploring our own balance between movement and rest. Her vision is to help bring ease to your body, mind, and spirit through your personal experiences on your mat.