Juliana Trejo

East & West Studio

Juliana was raised in Caracas Venezuela. She has been a student of yoga since 1981.

She is a vessel of light, her healing presence is felt the moment you connect with her. Intuitive and deeply connected to the source, healer of the mind and body, motivator and awakener.

She moved to the United States in 1985, where soon she found herself teaching Yoga to groups and private sessions. She furthered her knowledge in the philosophy of yoga through the studies of Self Realization Fellowship Founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in California. In the early 90’s she attended The Shivananda Yoga Vedanta Center where she received an International Yoga Certification. Her love for yoga inspired her to further her studies in Kundalini yoga and receive a second International Certification from The Kundalini Research Institute.

Her teaching is ideal for training and harmonizing the physical, mental, and spiritual natures through the principles of love, forgiveness, honesty, sincerity, tolerance, and faith. She has been able to develop will power, self­ confidence, and self­ reliance on herself and others through the practice of Meditation and Yoga. Bringing a deep respect to her teaching for the healing and calming effects of yoga. Her classes are healing, engaging and fun. Focusing on the flow of breath, steady movement and the feeling of completeness that can be cultivated through a lasting practice.

Kayla Pope

East & West Studio

Kayla has been a Yogini since birth. Her kind and healing spirit is influenced by her mother, nature, natural medicine, and yoga.

She is a registered RYT200 yoga teacher, a Reverend in Ayurveda, a gifted writer, and artist.

She takes her practice with her in daily life and every class.

When taking a class with Kayla, you will experience her intuitive healing touch alongside her use of essential oils. Her creative movements synchronized with breath from asana to asana will leave you feeling refreshed, balanced, and grounded.

Cristina Holtz

West Studio

Cristina’s Love for Yoga started 10 years ago on the beautiful island of Jamaica. Her realization that there is so much more to the Yoga practice than just the physical asana came soon after. During her travels throughout different countries she had the opportunity to practice with a multitude of teachers all the while embracing the many styles of yoga and continuously learning what the practice revealed.

While growing in the practice, her yearning for spiritual growth, knowledge and understanding became stronger and the call for teaching beckoned. After completing a 200 hour RYT course with Juliana Trejo, her passion for the Yin style, the dynamic Hatha flow, Vinyasa flow and Anusara Yoga has only deepened. Cristina has found teaching a humbling and natural experience and is grateful for every day that she is able to share her knowledge with practitioners of Yoga, new and experienced alike.

Tamara Fayad

West Studio

Tamara took her first yoga class at the young age of 16. After she found Yoga 4 Life studios in 2013 she knew she wanted to be certified to teach and share her love of yoga with others. Tamara teaches multiple styles of yoga to all levels. Her favorite part of teaching is giving hands on assistance and watching her students grow in their practice, both physically, and mentally. Her students will tell you she has a kindhearted and laid back personality. You can learn more about Tamara on her website: www.tamarafayad.yoga

Amelia Maynard

West Studio

Amelia has been a disciplined practitioner of yoga for over 16 years and became a certified Yoga Alliance teacher in 2011. Her passion extends far beyond the traditional; she is a dedicated Akashic Record keeper/ soul reader and counselor, Reiki Master/Teacher, Integrated Energy therapy practitioner, and an intuitive. These modalities are unified into her yoga classes to offer her students a truly one of a kind yogic experience. Amelia guides her students to find their spiritual, mental, and physical balance through a strong, conscious flow. Her unique light­hearted approach and time honored teaching style lend itself easily to new and seasoned practitioners alike. You will learn, sweat, and smile your way through inspiring and rejuvenating classes, which are filled with good vibrations of strength and peace.

Lisa Meronchuk

West Studio

Lisa credits her mother, with giving her the gift of Yoga, by teaching her how to meditate, by focusing on the breath as a young child. She began taking Yoga classes regularly in 2007, and it immediately became a moving meditation, uniting the body, mind, and spirit. Her passion for yoga continued to deepen, and through the encouragement of several of her teachers, she decided to get certified to teach. She continued to follow her bliss, and was guided to Juliana’s Studio, Yoga 4 Life, where she has found her voice. As her spiritual journey continues, Yoga has empowered her to let go of Fear, cultivate Self Love, Confidence, and Awareness into every area of her life. It has deepened her relationship to Divine Wisdom, and she is committed to shine her light, and teach each one of her students, how to bring stillness to the mind, be in the present moment, and experience Peace found within, through the gift of Yoga.

Michelle Cash

West Studio

Michelle Cash is a passionate yogi who loves to encourage others to join the fun. Michelle stumbled upon yoga in early 2000 and since then she has devoted herself to learning the ancient teachings and knowledge that yoga has to offer. Michelle’s passion has guided her path to teach others the joy, peace and health she has found through her practice.

Michelle was born and raised in beautiful South Florida and resides there now with her loving family. Michelle was an avid runner and trained in Jiu-Jitsu in the early years of her yoga practice. At this time, she was diagnosed with a debilitating auto immune disorder. Michelle endured multiple surgeries and medications and became determined to find an alternate method. With a dedicated yoga practice and a lifestyle change of veganism, she is now pain free, healthy and strong.

Michelle has found her niche and specializes in Suspension Yoga, teaching yogis how to trust, let go and be play

Christy Biggs

West Studio

Christy Biggs, MS, RMT, RYT200 is the creator of the Practical Magic series of meditations for private & group practices. Her Heal the Healer Program has been called one of the “Best nuts and bolts deliveries of how Science meets Spirit” that is being taught today. She’s given lessons around the country and has received accolades from movie stars to corporate CEOs. Christy is a co-producer and instructor for the ‘Discover the Gift’ Personal Coach Certification Program in Ft Lauderdale coming in October 2016.

She is currently offering open group classes in Gentle Hatha, Yin and Restorative Yoga at Juliana’s Art of Yoga in Coral Springs & Pompano Beach under the tutelage of Julian Trejo. Her private sessions there include Customized Yoga, Reiki and Meditation. She also offers Neuro Linguistic Programming, Meditation and EFT for Trauma Relief to everyone from single parents to law enforcement. Her gentle blend of ancient tradition and cutting edge science is sure to leave you coming back for more.

Helene Kopel

West Studio

In early 2013, a friend recommended yoga to Helene as a path to healing and quieting the ongoing chatter in her mind. Her very first class was Juliana’s Healing Slow Flow, and through the slow meditative practice she found a stillness never before experienced. Helene soon discovered yoga to be a powerful instrument that transcends the physical and supports our entire being – body, mind, and spirit. Guided to share this with others, Helene is now a Yoga Alliance RYT200 instructor teaching gentle, restorative, and yin classes for all body sizes, types, and levels. In her free time, you’ll catch her on-stage doing stand-up comedy and community theater.

Ileana Claffey

West Studio

Ileana was searching for a natural path to wellness, when she experienced a glimpse of stillness during her first yoga class, twenty years ago.  Her practice, coupled with her desire to deepen her knowledge inspired her to become a certified yoga teacher in 2007.
She is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) and a Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) with Yoga Alliance and Reiki Practitioner.
She continues to evolve her yoga practice and teaching through self study, classes and workshops with an array of incredibly inspiring teachers which have all helped to influence her unique style of teaching. Her goal is to create a compassionate, heart centered class, where each student can reach beyond their perceived limitations.  She brings a unique awareness of body alignment and movement, with clear instructions and humor.  Always reminding you to stay present and breathe…

Norma Steele

West Studio

Norma Steel was introduced to yoga by Juliana Trejo in 1995. She is a certified teacher since 1996 through Body Works: certification for yoga for youth and RYT­ 200 with instructor Baron Baptist. She spends free time­ traveling­, horseback riding and teaching yoga to her grandchildren. She encourages her students to honor themselves by making their practice their own and to be grateful each day, as life is a great gift.

Claudia Regan

East & West Studio

Hatha Yoga Teacher / E­RYT Certified is renowned teacher Claudia Regan. After losing almost 100 pounds Claudia came to yoga thinking that it would be a good addition to her fitness program. What she found completely changed her life. After being a yoga student for over 13 years Claudia decided to follow her passion and become a yoga teacher. She completed the 200 hour yoga teacher training with Juliana Trejo and became certified by The Yoga Alliance. Claudia teaches a challenging yet gentle style of yoga with attention to body alignment and breath awareness in a way that makes yoga available to everyone.

Alan Pagán

East & West Studio

Alan Pagán’s journey with yoga began as a desire to live life pain free and overcome the need for a prescribed lumbar fusion. Through private lessons in ashtanga yoga, and a home practice rooted in the sun salutation sequence, he experienced a transformation which included weight loss, engagement with his core, and body awareness resulting in newfound strength and regained flexibility and balance. Through goal setting, patience, and discipline Alan practiced privately for two years. He successfully overcame the need for surgery, and learned to move with breath and grace. Feeling empowered by the connection between body & breath, Alan began incorporating artistic asana expression into his practice, leading to the unfurling of a creative and graceful flow. Alan’s experience compelled him to join a studio in 2012 where he discovered his affinity for Vinyasa Yoga. Soon after, he became clear of his life calling as a teacher and a healer.

Alan received his certificate in Vinyasa Yoga in 2015 from West End Yoga in Allentown, PA, and was trained in Dynamic Gentle Yoga with Rudy Pierce from the Kripalu Center in 2016. He is also a certified Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga Instructor. Alan’s newfound ability to live life pain free led him to his passion for introducing people to yoga in a way that is safe and creative. His teaching philosophy revolves around his desire to help people FEEL WELL. His teaching style aims to provide space for creating alignment with the body and energy through breath and movement, which he advocates as fundamental to living one’s best life and inspiring others to do the same. Alan’s yogic journey is fueled by his mantra “Let Your Movement Be Your Medicine”. His classes offer a feel good practice designed to extend range of motion, strengthen core, and bring practitioners closer to calm.

Caroline Ubrig

West Studio

Caroline‘s yoga journey begins with the breath.

As a yoga enthusiast beginner, Caroline often felt intimidated by stepping into a yoga class without knowing how to breath.

Even after discussing anxiety levels about breathing with Yoga Teachers, the only advice she was given was to “Just Breathe”.

For a new student this concept can however be hard to grasp. Caroline’s intuition was telling her that there is more to it than “just breath” and Caroline was eager to discover what “it” was.

After moving to Florida, Caroline was ready to give Asana another try, to help release tension and join the yoga community and she was startled to find out that most of the yoga classes taught here were so breath focused.

Teachers were not teaching “just breath”, but explained in detail how to connect with the in & exhale, focusing on different parts of the body while breathing.

From pranayama breathing, kumbhaka, breath of fire to alternate Nostril, 4 part breath, the bandhas and ujjayi pranayama; Caroline was blown away by all that she has learned.

Caroline was especially grateful to the teachers that taught her the power of pranayama, our life force, our compass.

Those special teaching techniques made it possible for Caroline to tackle the asana practice and consequently awaken to the spiritual teachings of Yoga.

Caroline is now able to share these teachings with others and excited to follow her parents footsteps as professional teachers themselves.

Making the connection of both her longlife admiration for teachers and her love of Yoga,

Caroline has realized her passion by learning how to “Just Breathe”.

As a yoga teacher Caroline’s goal is to put emphasis on the breath and share the values of authenticity, non-judgmental and compassion to inspire others to listen to their breath and use it as compass both in Yoga class and in life.

Vicki Yeung

Vicki grew up in Coral Springs, Florida and graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2007.  After moving to Santa Barbara, California in 2010, she sought out Yoga as a form of stress relief.  With a history of Dance and Gymnastics at a young age, Yoga felt really natural in her body- and she was hooked.  Making time to connect the mind and body, she also began to realize the physical benefits of a regular yoga practice. As an avid runner, she feels that Yoga is a great compliment to many other types of workouts as it builds strength and flexibility which can help prevent injury. After discovering her passion for Yoga, she decided to commit to a Teacher Training program.  In 2013 Vicki received her 200 Hr Power Style Certification through CorePower Yoga, and began teaching in March of 2014. Her sequences are challenging and fun, creating an environment where her students feel encouraged, supported, and empowered.

Jennifer Radnay

West Studio
Jennifer is a passionate Yogi & Holistic Doula. She is certified from Anuttara in Raja and Advanced Vinyasa and is also a certified Labor & Holistic Doula. She fulfills her purpose through supporting & empowering others.
About 7 years ago when she discovered Yoga as a way of uniting the mind, body and soul, it profoundly shifted her life. She now in return has decided to dedicate her life to inspiring others to live an authentic lifestyle focused on gratitude. It goes beyond just the physical practice and is her grounding source of connection to her true higher self. Through this connection she learned how to manifest a life full of joy and inspires others to live a healthy, happy and balanced lifestyle.
Her creative yoga flows are a reflection of this. She will challenge you to deeply explore your true self on and off the mat.

Monalisa Trejo

East Studio

Monalisa, was born in Chicago Illinois. But was raised and educated in Caracas, Venezuela. At the age of 16 in 1985 she tried her first yoga class and it wasn’t until 1989 that she starter a daily practice. She received yoga teaching certification from the Sivananda Yoga Vendata Center at Yogi Hari Ashram in Fort Lauderdale FL, in 1995. Other teachers that she has studied with include: Juliana Trejo her sister and present teacher. Brian Kuest from Santa Monica California (power yoga), Dean Lerner ( Iyengar yoga). Work shop with Deepak Chopra MD. Education of Spirit, held n Sandiego, California practice with Carol Del Mul from Jivamukti in N.Y. City, Ducan who studie with: Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in India (Ashtanga yoga) and Katchie who studied and teaches at the yoga works with Yoga Master Richard Freeman.

…Yoga is a complete science of Self Discipline. It balance, harmonizes , purifies and strengthens the body, mind and soul of the practitioner.

Monalisa is very thankful to her parents and her sister Juliana Trejo for the many gifts and the knowledge obtained while studying Yoga.

Emily Samide

East Studio

After graduating with a degree in Political Science from FAU, Emily backpacked through Europe with her yoga mat. She was inspired to complete a 200 hour Vinyasa teacher training as her practice evolved from primarily physical to something spiritually encompassing.

Through her training and teaching, Emily is motivated by the desire to spread her love for yoga practice, and the knowledge that every person has the ability to achieve peace, utilizing pranayama and mindfulness, delving into yin classes as well as faster paced vinyasa flows. Emily works to connect students to themselves, each other, and the love dormant within, as well as the natural world that parallels our physical and mental presences.

She is an eternal student, and is grateful for her lifelong yoga journey.

Christine Marinella

East Studio

Christine completed her yoga teacher training at Aananda Inc. led by Surendran Pandaran so that she could help others experience the profound difference that yoga can make in their lives. She believes that yoga should and can be made accessible to all.
Christine is a 200 hour certified Hatha yoga teacher. She also holds certification as a Y4C (yoga 4 cancer) teacher.

Catherine Letynevez

East Studio

Catherine moved from Lyon, France to Florida in 2015. She discovered Mindfulness in France in 2013 during a stay at the hospital, reading Jon Kabat-Zinn and David Servan-Schreiber’s books. Then she followed the Jon Kabat-Zinn’s 8-week program with Nathalie Bonhouvrier, certified MBSR Instructor. At that time, she was practicing Yoga too, Mindful Yoga.

Ever since, she’s been practicing Body Scan 45mn daily.

Her philosophy is « Where ever you are, be there ».

RYT 200 hour certification with Juliana Trejo and Radiant Child Yoga’s Approved Teacher with Izabela Piazecka, it became an evidence for her that she would be teaching kids how they can feel better, be focused, be mindful in the moment, by themselves. With mindful breathing. With their five senses.

She loves to mix mindful breathing, postures, games, meditation and relaxation to practice a fun and peaceful Kids Yoga. With self-esteem. With respect of each other.

 

Tara Jeffers

East Studio

Tara has a passport full of stamps, a mind full of stories, and a heart full of love. She completed her 500 hour RYT at Jeevmoksha Yoga Gurukul in Rishikesh, India and is so grateful to have the opportunity to share what she learned there with her local community. She believes that by implementing the various aspects of yoga into our daily lives we can heal ourselves both physically and mentally. Her intention is to guide others to follow their hearts, discover their desires, and learn to listen to their inner voices. She has a special interest in teaching children and the elderly, and is a big fan of forward bending.

Marcelo Trindade

East Studio

Originally from Brazil, Marcelo’s yoga journey has led him all over the world. He has practiced on 5 continents and thus, is very cultured as a person and as a teacher. He completed his 200 hour YTT at Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India.

Post completion he stayed living in the ashram for 7 months to immerse himself in the yogic lifestyle and teach students from all around the world, guiding them with his traditional and holistic approach to yoga.

Marcelo’s message is one of balance. He believes yoga includes discipline, surrender, effort, and fun. In his class you experience many of the various aspects of yoga: Asana, pranayama, mudra, meditation, philosophy, and Vedic chanting. He also provides live music for meditation and relaxation! He finds inspiration in helping others learn to tap into the grace in their lives and guiding them along their journey to becoming physically and emotionally healthy.

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