Michelle began her path of yoga many years ago which transpired into teaching in 2007. Yoga has had a profound effect on shaping her goals towards a healthy lifestyle, physically, mentally, and emotionally. She wanted to pass on this sacred knowledge and encourage student's to honor their bodies to bring them to their optimal health on and off the mat. Michelle has travelled to India, Thailand, and Bali to further her studies in understanding the complexity of yoga and the human body.
While in India , she studied at the Iyengar Himalayan Center to learn yoga therapy techniques to work with people with injuries. Complementing that avenue of yoga , she has completed several Thai bodywork trainings which she incorporates in her one on one yoga sessions. While staying deeply connected to yoga's deep roots, Michelle's classes are playful, progressive and dynamic,moving with the ever changing flow of the world we live in today.
For over 7 years Arianne has been traveling worldwide and locally in Miami teaching Dynamic Hatha, Vinyasa, and AcroYoga. Her studio in Miami, TRIO, is a hub for AcroYoga and many yoga styles. The broad horizon of her experience infuses her classes with fun, laughter and-- most importantly-- a sense that one can achieve anything. Arianne's expertise in Yoga, Acrobatics and Thai Massage help students to build their own well-balanced understanding of the practice through the use of clear, technical teaching skills, compassionate adjustments, and intuitive body awareness.
Her love of movement and community carried over into acrobatics & body work as a thai massage therapist. A strong instinct for individual connection allows her to fully support her clients through detailed explanation and wellness consultations.
Arianne recognizes that as the practice of yoga becomes more and more dynamic, her own understanding continues to deepen, and honors this with continually studying yoga, movement and healing arts through teacher trainings and workshops. Arianne is also an accomplished Graphic Designer and Photography Post Production Artist for over 10 years, which borrows from and builds upon her love of connecting with the world around her.
Teaching for over 10 years, Ruslan is co-founders of Trio Yoga as well as International Yoga Teacher. His technique and alignment stem from years of studying under masters all over the world.
Megan Johnson's passion, career, and hobby is health & fitness. She holds a Diploma in personal training from the National Personal Training Institute where she also studied Nutritional Counseling. She teaches a wide variety of group fitness and yoga classes as well as training private clients. She is a Stand-Up Paddle board instructor. She specializes in all three aspects of fitness equally to create a balanced, strong body and mind. She believes It is the combination of all three systems; strength training, cardiovascular, and flexibility training that yields the greatest results. Yoga is where her heart is and loves the boundless journey of the yoga path, not the destination. One of her favorite parts of teaching is helping people experience the playfulness and powerful feeling of getting upside down.
Marcella began practicing yoga in 2000 when she decided to create free yoga for students and faculty at Florida International University. After earning her bachelors in Psychology she worked as an activity therapist to the elderly where she led laughing yoga classes to bring delight and happiness at an assisted living facility.
After graduating law school and practicing law for several years, she decided she was ready to be a yoga teacher and got certified in Chakra Flow Vinyasa - a Registered Yoga Alliance course of 200 hours. She incorporates aromatherapy, Reiki, Lily & Beyond, Kundalini and meditation in all of her classes.
Marcella is also a member of the 305 Spiritual Gangsters and has brought yoga to kids at risk and offers donation classes for local, international and legal charitable events. Some of the donation events she has organized and taught were for Haiti, Japan, and local homeless shelters for kids and adults.
In 2011, Marcella was the Ambassador for Wanderlust Miami. She continually advances her practice and training by attending various workshops and seminars for yoga and meditation. Marcella practices law in the area of personal injury law and is a Mediator.
Farrah Yaspe is an Anusara Inspired Yoga teacher who began her yoga practice in 2007, and quickly realized she had found the greatest passion of her life. She began teaching in 2009 with the intention of sharing with others the happiness and joy that yoga brought to her life. Enjoyment of body movement was a constant from youth, and she has found a way of expressing her inner essence through her yoga. Farrah started her practice and studies in Costa Rica with Juan Carlos Sánchez, a Vinyasa Flow teacher and with Esteban Salazar, an Inspired Anusara Yoga teacher. She has deepened her practice with a variety of certified Anusara teachers such as Jaye Martin, Kenneth Graham, Noah Mazé and Christy Nones. She continues her yoga studies and offers public as well as private classes.
She helps students connect to their own inner selves, strengthen their self esteem and improve their lives through the practice of yoga. Armed with a BA in psychology, she has expanded into a holistic approach incorporating yoga to teach her students enhanced methods of emotional and spiritual healing.
Coming from a dance and gymnastics background, Melisa began practicing yoga as a young teenager. Raised in an active household, she immediately took a big interest in learning about the many benefits of yoga. While attending college at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY for Photography, she helped raise awareness and eventually got the school to offer regular yoga courses for credit hours.
In 2006 her family encouraged her to take the 200 RYT teacher training at a local studio in Miami Beach by Paul Toliuszis and Fred Bush. During this time she also studied under the influence of Ruslan Kleytman, who introduced her to acro yoga and yogic arts by Duncan Wong. In 2008 she moved on to Los Angeles, CA where she continued to teach yoga and pole fitness.
In 2012, she returned to Miami to attend a 500 RYT at Brickell Hot Yoga with Fred Bush and pre-natal, restorative and therapeutic instructor Allaine Stricklen. She continued to expand her knowledge by taking up anti-gravity yoga (aka aerial yoga) and is planning for certification this year.
Having experienced automotive and sports related injuries herself, she learned early in her career how to reconfigure and modify poses in order to adapt to the physical and emotional limitations of movement. While in therapy during these occurrences she not only received but learned about rehabilitation thru pilates and yoga. She now creates classes suitable and beneficial for everybody.
Currently she teaches a variety of classes in both Miami, FL and Los Angeles, CA.
Joaquin de Teresa
I grew up between western Mexico and Florida. My life is an amazing journey full of love, challenge, adventure and flow and that is what i seek to share to you. In Yoga, like in life, I am a student and teacher, taking the best from my whole experience and sharing what I can seeking to uplift and strengthen my people, building community, my Sangha, my family. I became a full-time yoga instructor in Dec 2010 and a certified Acroyoga teacher in Nov 2012. I’m so grateful. Since then my yoga practice has become what I share. Deepening as I flow with it. I’m fascinated by Thai-yoga massage and have assimilated it as part of my practice. Meeting more and more yogis and learning to fly and teach to fly with my acroyoga teachers. Jamming outside, practicing at the parks, slacklining, flying people. Sharing and offering the medicine of yoga, having fun, that’s my job.
I’m teaching Hatha, Vinyasa and Acroyoga classes for all levels of practitioners. If you are new to yoga I recommend to spend some time in yoga for beginners. I call my teaching style "Guacamole yoga" It’s a creative vinyasa sequencing and mixing elements and techniques from from a spectrum of yoga styles. You will sweat, you may laugh, and in the end you will feel a sense of achievement. My teaching style will help you build a solid and aligned foundation so you can understand and grow in your own practice. It is a blessing and my honor to share my knowledge with you. My teaching is clear, direct and honest, I communicate with compassion directly from my heart. I hope to help you discover the magic of Yoga!
Having a passion for movement, martial arts, yoga, athletics, and everything health and wellness when Lisa found Budokon® she fell in love. Her instruction is clear, professional, steady, and tranquil. Feel the ripples of the circular motions from the inside, out, and back again. Lisa is a body specialist. Licensed in Massage Therapy in NY and FL, and certified nationally and in Thailand. She is a red belt Sensei at Budokon®University and trains private clients in the art of Budokon®. The Budokon®Yoga primary series is dynamic and beautiful, a challenge and expression for practitioners.
After taking her first class over 11 years ago, Gretchen instantly became hooked on the body, mind, and spirit connection of the Pilates Method. In 2008, she obtained her certification in Mat Pilates under Teri Steele through Dance New Amsterdam in NYC. Gretchen went on to continue her education and received her Comprehensive Certification on all Pilates apparatus through Polestar Pilates in Miami. Gretchen is a member of the Pilates Method Alliance. She has also taken Advanced Teacher Training courses in Osteoporosis, Woman’s Health (including pre/post natal), Pilates for the Dancer, and Pilates for Rotational Sports.
Gretchen enjoys working with her clients to assess their abilities, goals, and expectations. She finds great reward and pleasure to be able to guide them through their Pilates practice and to help them get in touch with their bodies and minds through the teachings of Joseph Pilates. With a background in fine art, Gretchen is always searching for new and creative ways to faciliate movement and design fun and innovative classes.
Christy (Nones) McKenzie
Christy (Nones) McKenzie, a certified Anusara yoga® teacher and ERYT 500, has been practicing yoga since 1988 and teaching since 2000. A classical Homeopath and long-time dancer, she is passionate about the biomechanical and therapeutic aspects of the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga. With an extensive background in spiritual/religious studies and a B.A. in comparative religions from Boston University, she’s deeply inspired by the life-affirming, Tantric philosophy of Anusara yoga and offers its elegant wisdom in delightfully accessible ways. Christy is committed to helping students apply the ideals of Tantric philosophy, skillfully and practically, into everyday life. Based in Miami Beach, she offers private sessions, classes, trainings and workshops, locally and internationally. Christy has presented at Yoga Journal conferences and Wanderlust festivals and is an internationally recognized teacher’s teacher. She infuses her upbeat and flowing classes with poetry, precision and playfulness, encouraging students to explore the depths of their own potential.
Willow Sat Narayan Kaur
Kundalini Yoga is known as the yoga of awareness. It is vast, direct, empowerful and concentrated. It is a yoga of Self initiation and direct experience. It empowers one's ability to manifest their true identity and awakens creative human potential. Its impact cuts through subconscious goo and habitual patternings held in the body. The practice meets each being’s innate wisdom and natural healing brilliance with grace and dignity! Kundalini Yoga strengthens the intuition and opens one to vibrating the voice of their Soul! The practice utilizes physical postures, breathing, eye focus, mantra, mudra, deep relaxation and meditation. Every kriya optimizes the nervous system and balances the glandular (chakra) system.
Sat Narayan (Willow Hoffman) is a Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Integrative Healing Arts Practitioner. She began an adventure with yoga and the Healing Arts in 2000. This portal led her into a deep, soulful connection to the practice of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Sat Narayan is honored to be a teacher, transmitter and facilitator of practices that provide so much nourishment and balance in her own life. As a happy wife and the mama of a beloved baby daughter, she uses these sacred technologies to restore and replenish herself and she looks forward to sharing them with you!