Lisa Luther | Owner   Lisa first began her yoga practice almost 20 years ago. Yoga started for her as a way to increase flexibility and keep active. As her practice grew, so did her understanding of the emotional and mental benefits she was experiencing every time she came on the mat. Now as a teacher, Lisa hopes to show students that what you find within your mat practice, can be an extension of what you practice within your life. The guiding principles of breath, awareness, discipline, compassion and attention to heart at the core of our yoga practice are essentially principles that help cultivate a deeper connection with ourselves and the world around us.  Lisa is blessed to be a graduate of the Kula Yoga Shala Teacher Training program directed by Scott Feinberg in Jupiter, Fl where she also served as a mentor to trainees in the program once she began her teaching career. With a background in massage therapy and a strong interest in the alignment principals of Anusara yoga, with each class she strives to create a safe environment for everyone to practice asana no matter their age or fitness level. She teaches vinyasa, yin and restorative classes as well as conducts teachers' training workshops and speciality classes. She is the owner of The Yoga Room and beyond grateful for each and every student that allows her to be a part of their practice.

Lisa Luther | Owner

Lisa first began her yoga practice almost 20 years ago. Yoga started for her as a way to increase flexibility and keep active. As her practice grew, so did her understanding of the emotional and mental benefits she was experiencing every time she came on the mat. Now as a teacher, Lisa hopes to show students that what you find within your mat practice, can be an extension of what you practice within your life. The guiding principles of breath, awareness, discipline, compassion and attention to heart at the core of our yoga practice are essentially principles that help cultivate a deeper connection with ourselves and the world around us.

Lisa is blessed to be a graduate of the Kula Yoga Shala Teacher Training program directed by Scott Feinberg in Jupiter, Fl where she also served as a mentor to trainees in the program once she began her teaching career. With a background in massage therapy and a strong interest in the alignment principals of Anusara yoga, with each class she strives to create a safe environment for everyone to practice asana no matter their age or fitness level. She teaches vinyasa, yin and restorative classes as well as conducts teachers' training workshops and speciality classes. She is the owner of The Yoga Room and beyond grateful for each and every student that allows her to be a part of their practice.

Michelle Bernazar    E-RYT200 | 500RYT | YACEP   Michelle is a student first, and continues to participate in teacher trainings and workshops. Wherever her practice takes her, she finds a profound connection within, a beautiful sense of community, and meaningful friendships. On any given day you will find her practicing and learning from her beloved teachers and students. When she is not on the mat with her practice, she takes the things learned on the mat into her days. She enjoys all genres of music, photography, and wandering. She thinks naps are underrated and is likely Chipotle’s biggest fan.  She has studied over 1,000 hours with some of the brightest and skilled vinyasa yoga teachers. Michelle has over 850 hours of training in vinyasa. Most of her vinyasa education has been with her principal influences, Jason Crandell and Kia Miller. She has been intrigued by yin yoga since finding this subtle practice in 2010. She has over 200 hours of yin teacher training with Paul and Suzee Grilley and over 100 hours combined with, Biff Mithoefer, Sarah Powers, and Grilleys’ senior students.  Michelle brings a laid-back approach to her classes. She mindfully combines breath with movement, and balances strength with flexibility. She enjoys guiding students through functional alignment principles and the subtle qualities of yoga. Vinyasa and yin are often thought of and taught as the extremities of yoga asana. Knowledgeable in both branches of study, Michelle’s yin classes are effectively induced with vinyasa elements, and her vinyasa classes are thoughtfully influenced with yin qualities.  "Books and training allow for a understanding, but the true essence of yoga can only be found through practice, and I hope to practice with you soon." ~*~Michelle

Michelle Bernazar

E-RYT200 | 500RYT | YACEP

Michelle is a student first, and continues to participate in teacher trainings and workshops. Wherever her practice takes her, she finds a profound connection within, a beautiful sense of community, and meaningful friendships. On any given day you will find her practicing and learning from her beloved teachers and students. When she is not on the mat with her practice, she takes the things learned on the mat into her days. She enjoys all genres of music, photography, and wandering. She thinks naps are underrated and is likely Chipotle’s biggest fan.

She has studied over 1,000 hours with some of the brightest and skilled vinyasa yoga teachers. Michelle has over 850 hours of training in vinyasa. Most of her vinyasa education has been with her principal influences, Jason Crandell and Kia Miller. She has been intrigued by yin yoga since finding this subtle practice in 2010. She has over 200 hours of yin teacher training with Paul and Suzee Grilley and over 100 hours combined with, Biff Mithoefer, Sarah Powers, and Grilleys’ senior students.

Michelle brings a laid-back approach to her classes. She mindfully combines breath with movement, and balances strength with flexibility. She enjoys guiding students through functional alignment principles and the subtle qualities of yoga. Vinyasa and yin are often thought of and taught as the extremities of yoga asana. Knowledgeable in both branches of study, Michelle’s yin classes are effectively induced with vinyasa elements, and her vinyasa classes are thoughtfully influenced with yin qualities.

"Books and training allow for a understanding, but the true essence of yoga can only be found through practice, and I hope to practice with you soon." ~*~Michelle

Sara Eavenson   Sara Eavenson is a mum of 3, wife of 20 years, Yogini, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist and co-host of the Your Life Practice Podcast.. She teaches women to THRIVE... to BECOME the self of their inner voice (your Soul). Through her own yearning and longing and wandering  she’s come to realize that what we are all here for ultimately is to become and to be our most vital, connected self.  A student for life...  “Over the last 16 years of my yoga training, I've come to realize that when you practice your life, the single most important thing that serves you is to always have a mind open to learning. The tradition calls it beginners mind.  Sometimes I learn through my life lessons and my most immediate teachers - my children, husband, dog and extended family & friends. Other times, I learn by taking the time to get quiet and be with myself, nature, breath and that bigger energy to which we are all so intimately connected.”  But she also needs  esteemed and well practiced teachers. She owes so much of her growth to them and feels so blessed to have had the good fortune to find them during this lifetime. They have certainly made the path easier. Most notably she is  forever grateful to her dearest teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker, his teacher Pandit Rajmani Tigunait and his teacher Swami Rama. Additionally,  Sara is thankful for the wisdom and brilliance of her  Ayurveda teachers, Kathryn Templeton and Dr. Rosi Mann.

Sara Eavenson

Sara Eavenson is a mum of 3, wife of 20 years, Yogini, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist and co-host of the Your Life Practice Podcast.. She teaches women to THRIVE... to BECOME the self of their inner voice (your Soul). Through her own yearning and longing and wandering she’s come to realize that what we are all here for ultimately is to become and to be our most vital, connected self.

A student for life...

“Over the last 16 years of my yoga training, I've come to realize that when you practice your life, the single most important thing that serves you is to always have a mind open to learning. The tradition calls it beginners mind.

Sometimes I learn through my life lessons and my most immediate teachers - my children, husband, dog and extended family & friends. Other times, I learn by taking the time to get quiet and be with myself, nature, breath and that bigger energy to which we are all so intimately connected.”

But she also needs esteemed and well practiced teachers. She owes so much of her growth to them and feels so blessed to have had the good fortune to find them during this lifetime. They have certainly made the path easier. Most notably she is forever grateful to her dearest teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker, his teacher Pandit Rajmani Tigunait and his teacher Swami Rama. Additionally, Sara is thankful for the wisdom and brilliance of her Ayurveda teachers, Kathryn Templeton and Dr. Rosi Mann.

 
Amy Glusman   Amy has been practicing yoga and spirituality for almost 20 years. She is a certified 200hr RYT in accordance with the Yoga Alliance from Anuttara Yoga Shala in Deerfield Beach, FL. She has completed Yin Yoga Workshop for teachers, attended Yoga Journal conferences with renowned teachers and is a Level III Reiki Master Practitioner.  She believes that the practice of mindful yoga and meditation is the way to create balance and space throughout lifeʼs journey. Her goal is to guide you to a peaceful and present space; moving energy through breath and asana. She invites you to be yourself and delve into the connection with celestial beings while also feeling completely rooted with Mother Earth. Her style of teaching can be described as ‘yoga soulʼ! Amy is a dedicated teacher who will share extensive knowledge and integrate the mind, body and spiritual connection of the sacred practice of yoga.

Amy Glusman

Amy has been practicing yoga and spirituality for almost 20 years. She is a certified 200hr RYT in accordance with the Yoga Alliance from Anuttara Yoga Shala in Deerfield Beach, FL. She has completed Yin Yoga Workshop for teachers, attended Yoga Journal conferences with renowned teachers and is a Level III Reiki Master Practitioner.

She believes that the practice of mindful yoga and meditation is the way to create balance and space throughout lifeʼs journey. Her goal is to guide you to a peaceful and present space; moving energy through breath and asana. She invites you to be yourself and delve into the connection with celestial beings while also feeling completely rooted with Mother Earth. Her style of teaching can be described as ‘yoga soulʼ! Amy is a dedicated teacher who will share extensive knowledge and integrate the mind, body and spiritual connection of the sacred practice of yoga.

Lauren Mclaughlin   The very first time she rolled out a mat, Lauren felt a spark. It was unclear then, but there was something that continued to call her back. Yoga made her feel at peace when her mind was not, and that made her curious. In 2014 Lauren decided to delve into this mystery by diving head first into yoga teacher training at Kula Yoga Shala. It was there that she learned more about herself than she ever anticipated.  The very first time Lauren took the seat of the teacher, she felt a fire burning. She is continuously honored each and every class with the opportunity to share this gift of yoga. Her style is organic and full of flow, with much focus on gratitude and self love and care. Lauren is also certified in kids yoga, as well as stand up paddle board (SUP) yoga.  Get In Touch |  @bliss_is_life

Lauren Mclaughlin

The very first time she rolled out a mat, Lauren felt a spark. It was unclear then, but there was something that continued to call her back. Yoga made her feel at peace when her mind was not, and that made her curious. In 2014 Lauren decided to delve into this mystery by diving head first into yoga teacher training at Kula Yoga Shala. It was there that she learned more about herself than she ever anticipated.

The very first time Lauren took the seat of the teacher, she felt a fire burning. She is continuously honored each and every class with the opportunity to share this gift of yoga. Her style is organic and full of flow, with much focus on gratitude and self love and care. Lauren is also certified in kids yoga, as well as stand up paddle board (SUP) yoga.

Get In Touch | @bliss_is_life

Christina Schultz   Christina began practicing yoga at her home during a very stressful time in her life, and immediately fell in love with vinyasa after taking her first studio class. She has been an avid practitioner since, and decided that she wanted to share the same joy she found in yoga with others through teaching. For Christina, yoga is about the connection between mind and body. The goal for her classes is that you will challenge and strengthen your body, while also calming your mind so you can leave with a sense of peace and contentment. Through focusing on breath and physical alignment while moving through creative sequences, Christina hopes to give students the opportunity to grow stronger and feel more connected with themselves.

Christina Schultz

Christina began practicing yoga at her home during a very stressful time in her life, and immediately fell in love with vinyasa after taking her first studio class. She has been an avid practitioner since, and decided that she wanted to share the same joy she found in yoga with others through teaching. For Christina, yoga is about the connection between mind and body. The goal for her classes is that you will challenge and strengthen your body, while also calming your mind so you can leave with a sense of peace and contentment. Through focusing on breath and physical alignment while moving through creative sequences, Christina hopes to give students the opportunity to grow stronger and feel more connected with themselves.

 
Jean Martin   Jean Martin, RYT 500, E-RYT 200 and RCYT, received her 200 hour certification in Hatha Yoga from the Lotus Pond and trained under Karin Stephan, a nationally recognized B.K.S. Iyengar instructor and received her 500 hour certification in Vinyassa Training with Leshan Barrios, Ananda Yoga. Jean has also completed her oncology training for yoga teachers at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Restorative training with Nancy MacDonald, ERYT500, and Level I Thai Yoga with Mukti(Michael Buck) founder of the Vedic Conservatory.  Jean (M.A. Education, NBCT) has taught elementary, middle and high school for 18 years, hosted a yoga club and Let’s Get Movin club for teens in the high schools, worked at A Kid’s Place teaching yoga to children in foster care and has taught for Project Promise facilities, introducing the benefits of yoga to parent teens and at-risk youth. Most recently, Jean was part of the Integrative Medicine Team at Tampa General Hospital, and facilitated the Pediatric yoga program and assisted with patient care in room yoga sessions. Jean is a Yoga Ed. trainer and leads institutes for those wishing to work with agesPre-K through Grade 5 and Grades 6-12. Visit  www.yogaed.com  to register. Empowering youth with the benefits of breath, postures and visualization is her mission for the future!  Jean’s passion is to bring yoga to the community and to share the multitude of healing benefits yoga provides and the amazing peace of mind, focus and love that the practice nurtures in us all. She currently teaches classes in Hatha, Flow and Power as well as Gentle, Beginner, Restorative, and classes for children and teens.

Jean Martin

Jean Martin, RYT 500, E-RYT 200 and RCYT, received her 200 hour certification in Hatha Yoga from the Lotus Pond and trained under Karin Stephan, a nationally recognized B.K.S. Iyengar instructor and received her 500 hour certification in Vinyassa Training with Leshan Barrios, Ananda Yoga. Jean has also completed her oncology training for yoga teachers at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Restorative training with Nancy MacDonald, ERYT500, and Level I Thai Yoga with Mukti(Michael Buck) founder of the Vedic Conservatory.

Jean (M.A. Education, NBCT) has taught elementary, middle and high school for 18 years, hosted a yoga club and Let’s Get Movin club for teens in the high schools, worked at A Kid’s Place teaching yoga to children in foster care and has taught for Project Promise facilities, introducing the benefits of yoga to parent teens and at-risk youth. Most recently, Jean was part of the Integrative Medicine Team at Tampa General Hospital, and facilitated the Pediatric yoga program and assisted with patient care in room yoga sessions. Jean is a Yoga Ed. trainer and leads institutes for those wishing to work with agesPre-K through Grade 5 and Grades 6-12. Visit www.yogaed.com to register. Empowering youth with the benefits of breath, postures and visualization is her mission for the future!

Jean’s passion is to bring yoga to the community and to share the multitude of healing benefits yoga provides and the amazing peace of mind, focus and love that the practice nurtures in us all. She currently teaches classes in Hatha, Flow and Power as well as Gentle, Beginner, Restorative, and classes for children and teens.

Jen Sloan   Jen Sloan has been on and off the mat since college and was initially drawn to the "physical" side of yoga. In 2012, however, she experienced a defining moment in class where she finally saw herself for the first time, unmasked - strengthening a new relationship with herself. The practice of yoga provided a connection to a level of spirituality that she had been searching for. When Jen discovered there was much more to yoga than fitness, she instantly wanted to share this with others. Jen’s teaching style is focused on deep, transformational work - whether it be physical or spiritual - leaving it up to each individuals personal experience. She loves seeing her students progress in their own abilities and to reach a place they didn’t believe was previously possible. Her intelligent sequencing and hands on approach focuses on each of her students, making sure they are in proper form and alignment, while simultaneously speaking to the energetic aspect of the yoga practice.  Jen is a Yoga Alliance accredited teacher based in South Florida and has received her RYT500 under the direction of Leslie Glickman. One of her favorite parts of yoga is creating community and cultivating a space where everyone feels welcomed and ultimately connected.

Jen Sloan

Jen Sloan has been on and off the mat since college and was initially drawn to the "physical" side of yoga. In 2012, however, she experienced a defining moment in class where she finally saw herself for the first time, unmasked - strengthening a new relationship with herself. The practice of yoga provided a connection to a level of spirituality that she had been searching for. When Jen discovered there was much more to yoga than fitness, she instantly wanted to share this with others. Jen’s teaching style is focused on deep, transformational work - whether it be physical or spiritual - leaving it up to each individuals personal experience. She loves seeing her students progress in their own abilities and to reach a place they didn’t believe was previously possible. Her intelligent sequencing and hands on approach focuses on each of her students, making sure they are in proper form and alignment, while simultaneously speaking to the energetic aspect of the yoga practice.

Jen is a Yoga Alliance accredited teacher based in South Florida and has received her RYT500 under the direction of Leslie Glickman. One of her favorite parts of yoga is creating community and cultivating a space where everyone feels welcomed and ultimately connected.

Lesley Lindsey   Lesley achieved a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certification in Hot Power Vinyasa Yoga from Twin Power Yoga. To deepen her therapeutic understanding, she also completed another 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certification in Integrative Yoga Therapy from Radiant Wellness Yoga Therapy. She has also attended workshops on the healing aspects of the Chakra Energy Systems with Anodea Judith's Sacred Centers. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Certified. She is designated by the Yoga Alliance as an Experienced – Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) qualifying her to teach continuing education workshops and teacher training.    Lesley will go out of her way to genuinely make you feel welcomed in her classes; always creating a friendly environment and relaxed dialogue. Along with learning proper techniques you will also gain valuable knowledge of how the yoga practice assists your body in a healing and restorative capacity.   www.AwakenWithLesleyLindsey.com

Lesley Lindsey

Lesley achieved a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certification in Hot Power Vinyasa Yoga from Twin Power Yoga. To deepen her therapeutic understanding, she also completed another 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certification in Integrative Yoga Therapy from Radiant Wellness Yoga Therapy. She has also attended workshops on the healing aspects of the Chakra Energy Systems with Anodea Judith's Sacred Centers. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Certified. She is designated by the Yoga Alliance as an Experienced – Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) qualifying her to teach continuing education workshops and teacher training.

Lesley will go out of her way to genuinely make you feel welcomed in her classes; always creating a friendly environment and relaxed dialogue. Along with learning proper techniques you will also gain valuable knowledge of how the yoga practice assists your body in a healing and restorative capacity.

www.AwakenWithLesleyLindsey.com

 
 
 
Dakota Dawkins   The practice of yoga and meditation came to Dakota over time. His parents first taught him conscious breathing at a young age to help quiet his mind so he could drift off to sleep at night. This practice of taking full conscious breaths later assisted him in other areas of waking life and he began to notice the power of the breath and would use this form of yoga (or union) as much as he could to induce a state of peace and a sense of well being.  As he practiced meditating and conscious breathing the Universe dropped another seed of yoga into Dakota's lap; the practice of music. Coming from a very musical family, his father taught him how to play the bass and two years later picked up the guitar in 2009. Since than he has learned to play 4 other instruments and has also trained in Sound Healing. He considers music to be one of the most healing and disciplined practices in his life. He feels that, "Music goes beyond all boundaries and is something that can move through anyone. It strips down all preconceived notions and ideas about what something is suppose to be and gives you the direct experience of the sound. It echoes and emulates the very vibrational qualities that are the workings of the cosmos."  Dakota has developed a deep connection with the practice of yoga recognizing the many mental, emotional, and physical benefits and he now shares these ancient teachings of the yoga tradition with you. Dakota's classes incorporate a balanced mix of active and passive asana (postures) with an emphasis on pranayama (breath control). The heart-centered approach he takes encourages you to drop into the present moment and recognize the true essence of yoga which lies in the meaning of the word; union. Empowering a sense of union within the body and mind is fundamental to his teaching. Students are given the freedom to honor their natural capacities and participate in the growth of their yoga practice in doing so. Classes are open to all levels and ages, only requirements are an open mind and beating heart!

Dakota Dawkins

The practice of yoga and meditation came to Dakota over time. His parents first taught him conscious breathing at a young age to help quiet his mind so he could drift off to sleep at night. This practice of taking full conscious breaths later assisted him in other areas of waking life and he began to notice the power of the breath and would use this form of yoga (or union) as much as he could to induce a state of peace and a sense of well being.

As he practiced meditating and conscious breathing the Universe dropped another seed of yoga into Dakota's lap; the practice of music. Coming from a very musical family, his father taught him how to play the bass and two years later picked up the guitar in 2009. Since than he has learned to play 4 other instruments and has also trained in Sound Healing. He considers music to be one of the most healing and disciplined practices in his life. He feels that, "Music goes beyond all boundaries and is something that can move through anyone. It strips down all preconceived notions and ideas about what something is suppose to be and gives you the direct experience of the sound. It echoes and emulates the very vibrational qualities that are the workings of the cosmos."

Dakota has developed a deep connection with the practice of yoga recognizing the many mental, emotional, and physical benefits and he now shares these ancient teachings of the yoga tradition with you. Dakota's classes incorporate a balanced mix of active and passive asana (postures) with an emphasis on pranayama (breath control). The heart-centered approach he takes encourages you to drop into the present moment and recognize the true essence of yoga which lies in the meaning of the word; union. Empowering a sense of union within the body and mind is fundamental to his teaching. Students are given the freedom to honor their natural capacities and participate in the growth of their yoga practice in doing so. Classes are open to all levels and ages, only requirements are an open mind and beating heart!

 
 
Elisa Mott Jones,    Ed.S | NCC | RMHCI | E-RYT 500   Elisa Mott Jones, I discovered her passion for the art of teaching and pedagogy as a dance minor at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. While integrating various styles of yoga into her practice, she stays true to her original training roots and fully embodies the Kripalu motto of “meditation in motion” in each of her classes.  Elisa became certified as a 200 Hour Yoga Instructor in 2005 from Discovery Yoga in St. Augustine, FL and then went on to receive her 500 Hour Yoga Instructor certification in 2015 from Downtown Yoga in Pleasanton, CA. She is a also a Pilates instructor, Reiki Master Healer and has Masters and Specialist degrees in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida as well as Certificates in Arts in Medicine and Spirituality and Health. She is Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern, BodyWisdom Coach ( www.elisamott.com ) and Health At Every Size (HAES) Advocate, published author and national speaker on yoga, eating disorders and body image.  Her educational background, compassion and belief in the transformative power of yoga allow her to lead a healing yet challenging class for all levels. In her class, you will be inspired to slow down, strengthen, deepen, breathe and truly be present.

Elisa Mott Jones,

Ed.S | NCC | RMHCI | E-RYT 500

Elisa Mott Jones, I discovered her passion for the art of teaching and pedagogy as a dance minor at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. While integrating various styles of yoga into her practice, she stays true to her original training roots and fully embodies the Kripalu motto of “meditation in motion” in each of her classes.

Elisa became certified as a 200 Hour Yoga Instructor in 2005 from Discovery Yoga in St. Augustine, FL and then went on to receive her 500 Hour Yoga Instructor certification in 2015 from Downtown Yoga in Pleasanton, CA. She is a also a Pilates instructor, Reiki Master Healer and has Masters and Specialist degrees in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida as well as Certificates in Arts in Medicine and Spirituality and Health. She is Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern, BodyWisdom Coach (www.elisamott.com) and Health At Every Size (HAES) Advocate, published author and national speaker on yoga, eating disorders and body image.

Her educational background, compassion and belief in the transformative power of yoga allow her to lead a healing yet challenging class for all levels. In her class, you will be inspired to slow down, strengthen, deepen, breathe and truly be present.