Brittany Berrard

Brittany Berrard Ft. Lauderdale

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Jenna

Jenna Bey Weston

Jenna began her yoga journey in 2002 after the birth of her third child. She was drawn to the athleticism, strength and grace of the practice. Yoga has helped her learn presence, patience, how to breathe, to listen to her body and self-love. She has been teaching various fitness classes for over a decade and in 2015, received her 500 RYT certification from the Prana Lab in Weston in order to share her practice with others. Jenna teaches an approachable but challenging alignment-based flow. Students are empowered to explore practices that fit their bodies rather than conforming to external ideas about what a posture should look like.

Tazz Carter

Tazz Carter  Weston

TAZZ CARTER, Los Angeles, CA – native 35yrs old. I would call myself a movement enthusiast any extreme sport, and outdoor type of activity. A chef as well as a graffiti artist and all in between, I really enjoy building, tinkering and figuring things out. I’m only limited by my own mind, and I definitely test those limits daily to better myself in all possible ways.

I’m one of “those” that don’t require much rest. Since Jr. High, my motto has been “I’d rather be awake and bored, than sleep and miss something.” Yoga came into my life through personal training, and the only thing that was intense enough for me and at the same time helped me settle and calm my mind, and my breathing. I’ve never looked back and can’t imagine myself without yoga.

Megan

Megan Chatfield Weston Ft. Lauderdale

Megan found yoga in 2012, solely drawn to the physical aspect and complex postures. Having been a competitive basketball player for 8 years of her life, stopping due to a back injury took a huge mental, physical, and emotional toll for the years to follow. Wanting to reconstruct herself, her inner battles, and live a healthy life, she gave yoga a try. Her competitive nature wanted a challenge, and to train her body, through the mind, what she wanted it to do. It wasn’t until only a few months after having a consistent practice, that she discovered the many other benefits yoga can and will offer the moment we simply step onto our mats. Her original intentions were completely thrown off as her personal practice unfolded, revealing so much more than she could ever imagine.

After living in Maine where she became certified in the Ashtanga series, and having decided school was not her cup of tea, she has decided to invest all of her time creating a life immersed in yoga and art. Recently back in south Florida after a few years of travel, Megan wishes to spread her passions, learning with, and assisting others along their personal journeys, emphasizing yoga as a whole, a way of life, and the impermanence of each stage and form that will unravel.

That’s the beauty of the practice, the flow and unraveling of self, starting with a physical connection to breath and movement, and somehow, without notice, you are transformed. Yoga has the ability to rewire years of impressions, patterns, and habits, all starting with practice, one of the many nubs to the tree. It was this transformation, and the continuous turning inward, that became far more sacred to Megan than that of just the physical realm.

Karisa Famularo

Karisa Famularo   Weston

Karisa is a graceful and talented yoga instructor who has completed over 600 hours of yoga teacher training in various methodologies. Karisa has been trained and certified in Hatha, Raja, Method Mediation and 26&2 bikram. Karisa’s classes combine movement and stillness, while encouraging each student to maintain his or her breath and awareness. In addition to providing physical yoga instruction, Karisa incorporates spiritual and philosophical teachings originating from Vedic, Buddhist, and Hindu scriptures. Karisa’s goal is to provide a judgment free place to practice yoga, while students can learn to challenge their bodies and minds.

Brian Font

Brian Font  Weston

Brian came to yoga while in college, signing up for a yoga course as a prerequisite fitness class, expecting an easy “A” – and boy was he wrong! He was immediately hooked; but it wasn’t until years later after a work-related injury that he discovered the therapeutic and healing powers yoga provides.

In 2017, inspired after teaching some friends a few poses, he decided to register for a teacher training. A year later he received his 200 Hr certification in Krama Vinyasa under master teacher Alex Issaev, a yoga style incorporating elements of martial arts and strength training. He furthered his yoga training again a couple years later with a certification in Yin Yoga by Krama master Rae Indigo in Miami.

Come take Brian’s classes for an alignment-based, therapeutic and strength building flow!

Karina Friedrich

Katrina Friedrich Ft. Lauderdale

Not necessary seeking to gain a yoga practice, Katrina came to find yoga through a friend that was “hooked” on it. After leaving her first class confused and exhausted, something kept drawing her back to her mat. The journey for most of us starts this way- Something sparks within us that we don’t know or understand.

Only a couple years later, Katrina received her 200 hr YTT certification and began teaching immediately. Being grateful for what yoga has done for you is something that is best spoken when you can give it back to a community, and that’s what Katrina’s classes are really about.

Focusing on keeping her students safe, the classes she offers focus on connecting to the breath and starting to develop a relationship with your body and spirit- Essentially, the most important relationship you may have in your lifetime.

The road of teaching is just beginning for her, and she is ready for all the growth to come!

Sean

Sean Greentree Weston Ft. Lauderdale

200 hour ryt under Bea Raydo. several hundred hours of asana and meditation in Rishikesh India. Practicing Breakdance Parkour Martial Arts as well as multiple other competitive sports. I am very familiar with movement especially expressive movement. I originally began to practice yoga in 2010 to work through some sports injuries. I found that not only was I able to work through these pains, but also strengthen them find once again my alignment. More important then the healing is the expansion of presense that already was within me.

Yoga compliments all of my other “play”, but this is all a side effect from the breathe and the presence that we focus on during our asana or Mindful Moving Meditation. With a class influenced by Raja Ashtanga Hatha Yin you will open all energetic channels in the body, and working with the breathe will bring you ever more present. I am honored to guide and practice with my students.

Gaby Huerta Weston

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Sasha

Sasha Jarufe Weston Ft. Lauderdale

About 7 years ago, during a time of depression and heartache, Sasha found her mat and her practice. About 4 years in, she left the restaurant industry she had committed to for 11 years and received her 200hr Vinyasa training with a focus on Iyengar. She’s since then been working on developing her own personal practice alongside her teaching. Thus taking her journey abroad volunteering as a teacher, and receiving a Spanish yoga training which gave her the tools to bring the gift of yoga to more people around the world. She landed here in South Florida about a year ago from CT. Her classes are structured as a balanced flow, leading you up to a peak pose, connected with philosophy, focused on alignment, and peppered with hands-on adjustments.

Les Leventhal

Les Leventhal Ft. Lauderdale

Les owes his new life to yoga. It is because of this he gifts his yoga, and his life to others. A life that journeyed Les from rock bottom to a world of endless possibility, he infuses fun, laughter, inspiration and transformation into all of his classes. His appreciation for all that is, radiates in all that he does.

Completing his teacher training in 2005 with the renowned Ana Forrest and assisting her with subsequent trainings, his studies are steeped in Forrest tradition. He has completed several trainings with Tias Little from which he has acquired much of his alignment and technique cues, as well as a firm foundation in the 8 Fold path of Buddhism. Les’ flow yoga has now reached the USA, Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and soon to reach the UK and Europe. He has been featured twice in Yoga Journal magazine, interviewed by Darren Main, author of Yoga and The Path of The Urban Mystic, and by Joe Sarti of Voice America – Your Life Without Limits.

Les weaves in the 8 limbs of yoga, keeping the traditional styles a part of his classes while opening a window into our global cultural shift.
He provides the opportunity to heal your heart, sweat, sing, laugh, cry and just let go. Many classes have music. You’re encouraged to modify throughout, doing what you need to take care of your practice and allowing the ’rasa’ (the sap or juice) to flow freely.

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy Weston

Brittany Murphy found her passion in yoga while studying Exercise Science and Health Promotion at Florida Atlantic University.  As she began to practice more and more, she realized that the yogic way of life had always been with her since she was a little girl and that yoga was her calling to help and share with others. She combines her spiritual connection with nature and the universe into her practice.  She has now been consistently practicing yoga for over six years, and has been All You Can Yoga Certified (RYT200) since 2015.  Brittany incorporates her background of Exercise Science to help others with correct alignment as well as strength and conditioning training into her Vinyasa-style classes.  Brittany promotes and practices self-love with her students.  She emphasizes the importance of this to her students by making them feel truly connected with their own essence and “one” with everything through her words and adjustments.  She encourages each student to listen to their body and become his/her own teacher.  She is constantly learning and absorbing yoga from self practice, students, and workshops.  Brittany loves the journey and loves to see herself and students evolving over time.  Her goal is to reawaken the emotional, spiritual, and physical body through a beautiful moving meditation. She believes the practice of connecting breath with movement will help us to heal and evolve over time.

Daniel Novoa

Daniel Novoa Weston Ft. Lauderdale

Daniel was first exposed to Yoga at university when a friend invited him to attend a class. He was instantly enamored, and quickly made Yoga a part of his fitness regime. Although initially drawn to the practice for the physical challenge and increased mobility – he began to notice change occurring on a more subtle level as well. The physical dimension is what opened the door, but beyond the threshold he discovered the profound mental and spiritual implications of Yoga. Eager to learn more, after graduating with a degree in Anthropology and Human Biology he traveled to Indonesia to study the Sri Vidya lineage of Yoga under master teachers from the Himalayan Institute. It was under these teachers that he gained 500hrs of training, recognized by the Yoga Alliance. Daniel spent a total of 2.5 years in Bali studying under his teachers, and eventually leading trainings of his own with their guidance. Since his departure from Bali, his quest to share Yoga with the world has taken him to throughout Asia, Australia, and North America. Currently residing in South Florida, Daniel still leads trainings and retreats internationally in addition to teaching Yoga and PIT at Yoga Factory. His teaching style is best described as the marriage between ancient wisdom, and the art of sharing it’s applications for our modern society.

 Mike Oliveira

Mike Oliveira Ft. Lauderdale

Internationally trained and recognized by Yoga Alliance & Yoga Alliance of India , Mike has completed 500 hours of Transformational Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Paros, Greece as well as locally in Del Ray, Florida.  Under the guidance of Master Trainers, he was able to gain a deeper understanding of Yoga through the use of Pranayama, Meditation, and Asanas.  Combining ancient Pranayama techniques (breathwork) with invigorating Vinyasa sequences, Mike’s classes strive to establish the connection between our breath, physical movement, and inner awareness.  Yoga, the yoking of mind, body, and spirit is the aim of each class.

Christine

Christine Perez-Gray Weston Ft. Lauderdale

Christine found yoga in late 2005 when doing a self discovery of her spirit & seeking out life’s purpose.

It wasn’t until 2011 that she gave herself fully to what the practice of yoga & life style could do and allowed it to completely change her life.

Soon after Christine decided to follow her passion, become a yoga teacher, and help others transform their lives.

She received her 200RYT from Impower Yoga School/Yoga Factory & Fitness Studio in early 2017.
Christine teaches a variety of yoga styles and offers a class full of energy & spirit.

Catherine

Catherine Remotti Weston

Catherine discovered yoga in 2006, yoga was a way to seek and grow her spirituality. Catherine’s practice evolved as she began to explore different avenues of yoga after completing her RYT-200 Aananda-inspired Teacher Training. She is a certified Reiki practitioner and Vedic Thai Body Worker. She leads a breath-focused class that combines her deep love for alignment and awareness with the practice of yoga. In her classes students learn to surrender their divine self within by releasing energy that no longer serves the body, mind and soul. Catherine is continually inspired by yoga’s transformative power both internally and externally, and finds it to be a source of self-love and strength. As a avid outdoor sports and physical training lover, she uses a regular yoga practice to benefit her active lifestyle and mental focus. She strives to bring a sense of freedom and empowerment to her classes, and hopes to impart nuggets of mystical wisdom along the way.

Amy Ross Ft. Lauderdale

Amy’s yoga journey began in 1992 in her native Miami, when by the encouragement of her mother, she attended an Ashtanga yoga class. She fell in love with the profound healing effect yoga had on her mind, body and spirit and began practicing regularly. A desire to study and understand yoga at its deepest level was born; This, combined with her passion to serve others, led Amy to become a certified yoga teacher. She holds an advanced yoga teacher training certification and frequently attends workshops to further her knowledge of the eight- limb path. With attention to alignment, beautifully sequenced postures, and killer music, Amy uses her energetic and compassionate spirit to safely guide students of all levels through a dynamic flow.

Marcie Siegel Weston

Marcie received her 200 hour teacher training in Hatha Yoga through Aananda
Incorporated with comprehensive studies in Anatomy and Physiology, Sanskrit and Yoga Philosophy. She is certified with Yoga Alliance and Yoga fit. To find balance.

Marcie started practicing yoga over 15 years ago. The health and healing qualities She acquired through her practice where enlightening and gave her a desire to expand her knowledge in Yoga and Meditation. “Yoga has brought a sense of harmony, strength and peace to my body and soul. It’s essence has totally changed my life.”
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Sheba Munn Thompson

Sheba Munn Thompson Ft. Lauderdale

Sheba was a successful media relations and marketing professional for more than 20 years before hanging up her business suit and trading it in for her yoga mat. Years of endurance training led to several debilitating injuries but her Jamaican upbringing and exposure to holistic health kept her off the operating table, seeking a more mindful and food conscientious approach to healing her body. As an avid runner always up on the latest fitness trends, Sheba tried her first 90-minute hot yoga class at the encouragement of a close friend. She immediately fell in love, learning to reengage her injured muscles and joints from a completely different perspective than what she had previously experienced.

Despite having a few physical limitations, Sheba continued to challenge her body in yoga, practicing on and off for more than 10 years. Motivated by her own journey, she retired her corporate career to create a new path earning a 200-hour RYT certification from the Yoga Joint—Hot Fusion Yoga™Flow—in her hometown Fort Lauderdale. She is passionate about promoting diversity and raising awareness of yoga’s mind, body and spiritual benefits in communities who might not have access or exposure to yoga. Sheba also hopes to inspire others who struggle with physical challenges, proving that yoga goes beyond a “fancy” pose.

Amanda White

Amanda White Ft. Lauderdale

Amanda credits her love for yoga and spiritual ways of living as a monumental and transformational point in changing her life. Replacing unhealthy habits with yoga helped her connect to the love for herself and others. In 2009 she gained her yoga foundation based on alignment and sequencing from Yoga South’s 200 Hour Teacher Training in Boca Raton, Florida. She continues to gain knowledge and inspiration from teachers all over the world. She understands that in order to be a teacher she must be a devotional and disciplined student as well.

Amanda teaches a physical and challenging practice that connects the body to the breath, mind, and spirit. She encourages her students to get quiet enough so they may go inward to examine their own thoughts. She believes each of our individual worlds is created by every one of our thoughts. If we can change and improve our thoughts to more loving, forgiving, and nurturing thoughts than our body and mind will reap the benefits. Amanda incorporates her spiritual experience into each session by challenging her student’s habits on the mat, which then reflect to the lives they live off the mat.

She challenges each of her students both physically and mentally while demonstrating love, patience, and encouragement.