Cora Ciaffone

Beginning in 1974 I committed to the discipline, strength and flexibility required for competitive dance and the vegetarian philosophy and lifestyle. During those times of fears and insecurities, my practice of meditation, visualization and hypnotherapy were empowering. In 1987 I graduated with a BS in Health Sciences and Nutrition and entered the medical community to develop health programs for patients with spinal disabilities. Unbeknownst to me these experiences and successes were the 'agni' (fire) that ignited my passion to teach yoga. In 1997, after my first class in Iyengar yoga class, my dharma (life's purpose) began to crystallize. Presently, I am a Registered Yoga Teacher 500 and have developed a variety of yoga programs.  http://www.bodymindsoul.net. Watch a video interview with Cora!



 



Danielle Desilio

Danielle has practiced the art of yoga for a number of years and has traveled abroad to experience different styles. She completed her teachers training in Interdisciplinary Yoga at the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica and is certified with Yoga Alliance. Her love of the practice comes from her passion for its healing nature. Her practice emphasizes breath and physical postures to increase flexibility, strength, and serenity while enabling you to discover your unique expression and style of yoga. Watch a video interview with Danielle!



 





Holly Briscoe

Holly has been a student of Yoga since 1999. At first she was VERY frustrated by how inflexible and weak she felt - it was incredibly humbling for her. Soon she started to feel stronger, healthier, centered, more balanced and peaceful. Her life began to change in wonderful and unexpected ways. Holly finally saw the beauty in patience, discipline and being still inside. Somewhere along the way she found her voice and began to use it. Then things became clearer for her on many levels. Now she realizes she was waking up. She began to listen to her intuition and later trust it. Even now, she believes that every day brings a new lesson. She was asked to teach in 2001 and absolutely loves it. Holly LOVES having anything to do with people getting into Yoga and having their lives changed as a result. She has completed many work shops and teacher trainings in conjunction with YogaWorks, Integrative Healing Strategies, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies and the Institute for Advancement of Human Behavior. Her training reaches Vinyasa, Sivananda, Vini, Bikram, Ashtanga and Pre-natal Yoga and various types of meditation and energy work. She is certified with the prestigious and international YogaWorks and is a YogaWorks Teacher Trainer Ambassador. She is also certified for Advanced Reiki. On the personal side, she grew up in Kansas and has two amazing children. Holly thinks a little sense of humor can go a LONG way. She trusts that the Universe guides us when we pay attention and stay present. Holly believes energy medicine is VERY powerful stuff. And she thinks people should use Yoga in their lives however it suits them. www.Yoga4Everyone.net Watch a video interview with Holly!






Jaye Bryan

Jaye Bryan has been involved within the teaching field for 17 years. She is a certified yoga teacher and is registered with Yoga Alliance. She has been inspired to study with many respected teachers reflecting the principles and alignment methods behind the styles of Iyengar, Anusara, Viniyoga, Forrest, ISHTA and Yin. She views teaching as a privilege, providing a space for practitioners to explore the same healing and transformative effects that yoga continues to bring into her daily life. Her classes are designed to lead each student along a journey of self discovery, healing and rejuvenation in a safe, non-competitive environment. Her classes incorporate meditative techniques for inner reflection, gentle pranayama instruction to discover the subtleties behind the breath, and numerous modifications to adapt the postures to every level of strength and flexibility. Watch a video interview with Jaye!



 



Mary Veal

Mary is a nationally certified E-RYT 500 through Yoga Alliance. She obtained her 200 hour certification in Hatha Yoga from Kula Yoga Shala and her 500 hour certification in Anusara. Her love of all paths of yoga is evident in her dedicated practice of more than 17 years. This love and respect comes through her teaching as she shares her knowledge and passion for asana, pranayama, meditation and philosophy. Mary is a certified "Yoga for Arthritis" teacher and specializes is working with students that have chronic conditions or injuries. She is experienced in teaching many types of yoga, including Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Chair Yoga and Yoga Nidra. Mary is the Office Manager (O.M.) of Kula Yoga Shala, a donation based yoga studio in Jupiter, Florida. Mary loves to combine her passions for yoga and travel and hosts yoga retreats around the world including Africa, Peru, India and the Galapagos Islands. Watch a video interview with Mary! For information on Mary's upcoming events, trainings, retreats and workshops visit her website at http://www.maryvealyoga.com/home.html.





Scott Feinberg

Scott counts his blessings as a devoted father, writer, social-entrepreneur, dedicated yoga teacher and Personal Presence Coach. Practicing yoga since 1999 and teaching since 2002, Scott is a nationally certified teacher through Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 500 hour level and has trained and mentored over 400 yoga teachers since 2009. He is the founder of Kula Yoga Shala, a donation-based yoga and healing arts collaborative in Jupiter, FL. His teachings are steeped in the merging of the mystical with the practical. Scott has launched yoga outreach and community service initiatives in over 100 cities across the world through his non-profit work. He has been a presenting faculty member at The Omega Institute, The Caribbean Yoga Conference and The Omega Yoga Conference. He loves pushing the creative boundaries of yoga having co-led inter-disciplinary retreats and trainings in Peru, Tuscany, Maui, Costa Rica, Jamaica and The Gulf Coast (post Katrina) blending yoga with community service work, the creative arts, mantra, eco-adventure and Enneagram. He is inspired by people who live their live’s boldly and on purpose and most of all, he thoroughly enjoys supporting people in stepping into their authentic Self.





Melanie Brown 

For Melanie, yoga began as a way to fill the empty nest but quickly evolved into a hunger to know more. Under the tutelage of Scott Feinberg and his assistants, she became a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She is currently teaching at Stayin' Alive Fitness Center in Palm Beach Gardens and it is with a deep sense of joy that she has joined the talented group of teachers at Kula. Melanie teaches Hatha yoga classes which include pranayama, meditation and asana with modifications for all levels. Watch a video interview with Melanie!

 



Kata Szabadi 

For as long as Kata can remember, she has been searching for something. Always knowing that there is more to life than meets the eye. Every day she asks herself: How do I live this life to the fullest? The answers began to reveal themselves. Slowly and overtime Kata started to adopt different principles for life. Self-observation and Yoga being the core of all of these. To Kata, yoga is not only a way of being but also a way to serve humanity. Many wonderful opportunities have come to Kata, one of which has been becoming a yoga instructor under the kind and loving guidance of Scott Feinberg and his team. They have helped Kata to understand the true meaning of yoga and continue to be amazing mentors to this day. Kata has been involved with a Path that leads towards true spiritual growth. Through mindful meditation, contemplation and self-inquiry, my goal is to release all the resistance that wants to keep the heart from being fully and completely open so that she may realize the Truth within. Through teaching yoga and meditation her intention is to help others overcome the limitations of the mind and to dive within, connecting to the unlimited Higher Self that resides deep in our hearts. To understand who we truly are is essential in order to reach a state of Inner Freedom and Peace. By practicing mindfulness meditation and yoga with constant dedication, one begins to develop the capacity to open to the present moment. Within this practice, one learns how to live from the heart, extending the healing power of loving kindness to oneself and others. This is the true intention of all yoga practice. Watch a video interview with Kata!

 





Lori Klein

Kula Yoga Shala has been a significant source of refuge and healing for Lori. She has been a student of yoga for more than 25 years. Lori is passionate about sharing her dedication and devotion to the practice of yoga with others. Showing up on the yoga mat, Lori finds her way home. She says the privilege of sharing the gift of yoga makes her practice complete. Since graduating college in 1993 Lori has been teaching and offering health and wellness programs in many capacities serving various populations and ages. Lori is a nationally certified yoga instructor though The Yoga Alliance with two teacher trainings at the 200 RYT level ( Kula Yoga Shala and Prem Shakti Yoga). Lori completed Mindfulness and Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Rishi Eric Infanti and is inspired to integrate this to her practice and teaching. Lori holds a Master’s Degree in Dance and Movement Therapy, Personal Training and Fitness Training certifications with AFAA (Aerobic and Fitness Association of America), Institute Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and Reiki Level 1.


 



Elizabeth Bond

Elizabeth took her first yoga class at the age of 15 and fell in love with the physical and spiritual aspects of the practice. After a reconstructive wrist surgery in 2007, Elizabeth rehabilitated her self with yoga and decided that she needed to share this gift with the world. She graduated from Yoga Jane Training and became a 200 hour registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance. Elizabeth has been teaching in the Jupiter area for two years at health clubs, corporations, country clubs and with private clients. She draws inspiration from multiple yoga and physical disciplines including gentle yoga, vinyasa yoga, yin yoga, physical therapy techniques and guided meditation practices. She aims to help students improve their physical, mental and emotional states both on and off the mat. Watch a video interview with Elizabeth!



Chris Eliades

Chris first began his yoga practice like the rest of us with his first breath. A number of years later Chris found his way into a hatha yoga class. Instantly noticing a difference in his state of mind after class he was drawn to start studying the philosophical and physical side to yoga. After completing a 200 hour teacher training with Kula Yoga Shala, Chris is now an RYT certified teacher with Yoga Alliance. Chris has been hugely influenced by the principals of alignment from the Anusara tradition to open a safe space as he guides his students though a practice. Chris adds elements of kundalini, yin, restorative and partner yoga as well as pranayama, meditation and mantra to many of his classes to create an all around balance for his students. Chris has a big passion for teaching kids yoga, which helps him stay connected to his inner child. As a release from traditional yoga, Chris loves practicing yoga on a slack line, which incorporates much breath and body awareness alongside focus, concentration and balance. Chris is also a ceramic artist working mostly on the potter’s wheel and has an understanding and passion for the process of building from the ground up. Wherever your practice is, Chris is interested in meeting you where you are and creatively expanding your practice. Watch a video interview with Chris!



Rob Mahar

Rob's passion for Yoga became a part of his daily life after his last deployment to Afghanistan 2012-2013. After being injured in Operation Enduring Freedom, he was diagnosed with PTSD along with permanent physical injuries, which were severely debilitating. After connecting with other Veterans in the local area, Rob found Connected Warriors Yoga. The Yoga helped manage pain levels, anxiety and depression. “I really believe in the practice of Yoga which led me to become a Yoga Instructor to share the practice of Yoga”. Rob grew up in the local area and has retired from the US Navy. He is a certified Yoga instructor after taking his teacher training at Kula Shala Yoga (RYT 200hrs) and Connected Warriors Yoga teacher training to work with other disabled veterans suffering from disabilities.



Susan Wardle-Mitchell

Susan's love for the outdoors, connection with nature and interest in the mind body spirit connection, lead her to the healing arts in the mid 90's. Having studied breathwork and massage therapy in the UK, Susan become licensed as a massage therapist in Florida in 2000, and began delving into various yoga practices. Susanyearning for more, and desire for healing, lead her to Svaroopa® yoga, where she quickly began to experience relief from pain, feeling calmer and stronger. Through the support of this profound practice of letting go, releasing and decompressing the spine, Susan dove into teacher training in 2010, feeling not only passionate about wantingshare as a teacher and yoga therapist, but considers it an honor. Susan continues her studies with Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram in PA, in advanced teacher training and Svaroopa® yoga therapy, committed to growing in consciousness and helping others on their path to expand, grow and heal. Watch a video interview with Susan!



Nikki Rescignano

Nikki did not find yoga. Yoga found Nikki and it has changed her life. What started as a physical practice for anxiety control has now grown in to an all encompassing practice that influences how she lives her life both on and off the mat. Nikki has a gift for encouraging people who are hesitant to participate in yoga. She believes that if you are breathing you are practicing yoga! Nikki completed her teacher training at Kula Yoga Shala in December of 2015. She has remained very active there and enjoys continuing her education with workshops. She currently teaches yoga and mindfulness at a drug and alcohol treatment center--the same treatment center where she began her recovery and her commitment to yoga three years ago. Nikki’s style includes a gentle but fun approach on the journey to self acceptance.





Tina Ty

Tina has been a student of different styles of Hatha Yoga since 1994; Drawn to her mat for a satisfying physical practice and the overall positive effect on her well-being. After recently relocating to Jupiter, her passion for the healing art of Yoga was re-awakened while practicing at Kula Yoga Shala. At this point in her journey, her practice deepened and she began to integrate powerful mind, body, soul qualities into her practice. Tina was compelled to explore the idea of teaching after being inspired by Kula's devoted teachers. She completed Kula's teacher training and is certified through the Yoga Alliance at the 200 hr level. Tina also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and has been a practicing RN in Obstetrical Nursing for 16 years," where I am honored to be able to help families safely deliver their precious little beings into the world. There is no greater love than to witness this process and a newborns very first breath-I am in awe each day!" Her career in caring for people gives her tremendous joy. Tina looks forward to continuing as a student, and plans to pursue a Yoga Alliance Prenatal Yoga Certification, among other studies of various styles of teaching. Her intention for teaching Yoga is to provide a therapeutic space for students to breathe, connect with their bodies, open their hearts and free up their mind clutter for optimal health, balance and a state of peaceful ease.



Brittany Szafran

Brittany is a certified yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance at the RYT 200 level. She was introduced to yoga in 2009. Having trained in dance since the age of three, the physical aspects came natural to her. But it’s the energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual facets that inspired her to continue practicing and complete Kula Yoga Shala’s teacher training program. Her intention as a teacher is to provide a safe, welcoming and inspiring space for all people to experience yoga and explore the unlimited benefits of their practice. Brittany teaches various styles of Hatha yoga including Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative - all with an emphasis on Anusara. She has a true love for learning and continues to dive deeper into the practice of yoga. www.SassYoga.com



Marianne Baum

Shortly after Kula Yoga Studio opened its doors, heart and teachings to the community Marianne Baum began a regular yoga practice in the beginning of 2011. Just one year later she had an experience in a yoga class taught by Scott Feinberg that changed her life forever. During that yin-yang session class something opened up inside of her that make her think: “If he (Scott) is able to teach me (at age 50) to feel like ‘this’ (which was incredible healing bliss) would I be able to do the same for others that need it as bad as I do too?” The Universe always immediately responds to a call of the Soul and within 2 hours a close friend asks her to join her for a yoga teacher training at an Ashram, and in a heartbeat she said “yes”. In July 2012 she graduated as a 200 RYT Kali Natha Yoga teacher, but she felt she needed more education to become the creative open minded teacher she dreamt of becoming and in July 2013 she graduated from Kula Yoga Shala teacher training, where she started teaching in July 2013, enjoying every minute of it. “Being able to teach yoga to me feels like an honor and the opportunity to share these ancient powerful teachings with others freely (and hopefully help them to reach their heart so that they too can start the beautiful process of healing and spiritual growth, while enjoying all the physical benefits that come along during the Journey), fills my heart with gratitude and joy, Namaste’.” Watch a video interview with Marianne!






Anna Schmidt

Anna began her yoga journey in 2003 with Kundalini Yoga. Always being interested in fitness, yoga was an exciting new world and Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, and Bikram Yoga were also part of her practices. Studying with practitioners such as Bryan Kest and Mukunda Stiles began to shape her deep appreciation for various styles from Power Yoga to Structural Yoga Therapy. Anna fell in love with Kali Natha Yoga and earned her 200 hour teaching certification at Kashi School of Yoga in 2013 under a powerful and loving team of experienced teachers. Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, who founded Kashi Ashram, handed down this ancient yoga to her students. Anna is currently studying for her 500 hour advanced certification as well. Kali Natha Yoga speaks to the heart, and through deep pranayama and meditation practices, as well as structural physical poses and graceful asanas, you will learn to love your inner self and hear your own wisdom. Anna’s classes are deeply rooted in the breath, and are designed to help students express the present moment through fluid movement. Students can expect to be energized through the breath, and improve balance and flexibility. These classes are designed for all levels.



Dana Murphy

Dana is a certified Qoya teacher and has been a practicing licensed massage therapist for over 10 years. She has a passion for healing intuitive bodywork and for dance. Her path includes many wonderful practices such as yoga, qigong, dance, breathwork, and meditation. Qoya weaves it all together and makes the movement simple, meaningful, and so fun! Dana truly feels that movement is medicine and a powerful healing modality that gets us back into our bodies, frees us from restrictions, opens our hearts and our minds, and reminds us of our true essence that is wise, wild, and free. She believes in the wisdom of Qoya and invites us to tap into the freedom to be ourselves, to play, to let go and move the way our bodies want to move - "If it feels good, you're doing it right!"



Katherine Wilder

Katherine's yoga journey began in 2001 with an invitation to join a friend for a power yoga class at the YMCA, that was all it took. She left class feeling so expand and free as well as intimately connected in her body and mind that she knew she needed to share this gift with as many people as she could. In 2004, this desire to teach lead Katherine to The Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica for a month long intensive of diving deep into herself and the teachings of the ancient system of yoga. It was the first time that she began to experience these Universal Truths and a sense of "remembering" that all of the answers have always been within. Her asana practice and self study deepened for several years which then lead her to the philosophy of Tantric Yoga through the Anusara Yoga method. These teachings have had the most influence on Katherine's life, yoga practice, and teaching style, unveiling the deepest experience and understanding of connection between the spirit, mind, & body. It is this understanding that fuels her teachings, Katherine encourages her students to remember the importance of having fun and how to play in the realms of the mind and body liberating the spirit. She has learned through experience that creating proper alignment in the mind and body allows for freedom in heart. It is through the power of these potent teachings that Katherine's light playful nature lives and her classes encourage others to do the same. Katherine's yoga practice and teachings have been accompanied by a therapeutic massage practice for the past 13 years, which shows up in her classes as a deep understanding of how the body works and lots of yummy hands on adjustments. Katherine is most grateful and blessed for all the amazing teachers in her life that have so openly shared their wisdom, passion, and hearts along this path of consciousness. She desires to share the same with her students. Namaste' Watch a video interview with Katherine!





Charles Howard

Charles Howard, Army Veteran turned Healer & Teacher, has over a decade of experience in the Fitness and Healing Arts Industry. Current Member, Insured and Certified with National Strength and Conditioning Association, National Academy of Sports Medicine, Injury Rehabilitation Specialist, Usui Reiki Healer, Shaolin Kung-fu Practitioner, Certified Nutrition Counselor, Qigong & Tai Chi Instructor.



Chrissy Vorpagel

Chrissy stumbled across yoga a few years ago, instantly discovering a connection to something that gave her a sense of peace and belonging she never knew existed. She always knew her place in this world was to help others and sought to find her niche the medical field through nursing school. Eventually she became aware of the fact that nursing was not going to fulfill her desire to help others in a way that would change the world. This realization accelerated her yoga practice spiritually and physically in a way that left her craving for more knowledge and understanding of this world and lifestyle that had given her more compassion than she could ever hold on to. So with that she dove into the journey that is becoming a teacher. She studied with Mary Veal, John Pellicci & Scott Feinberg at Kula' Yoga Teacher Training, receiving her 200 hour RYT certification and is registered with Yoga Alliance. Chrissy's passion to teach comes from her ability to connect with children and embrace her own inner child. She's very connected to her Native American roots and is most inspired by Mother Nature and all her elements. Chrissy uses yoga as a healing art for the mind, body, and soul. That is what she shares in her teaching. Yoga is a union between the mind, body and breath and that is what her teaching is rooted in. Watch a video interview with Chrissy!



Sarah Navarre Dixon

Sarah came to yoga as a way to serve her community. She is a nationally certified yoga instructor from Transcend Yoga, and has been practicing in the Hatha style for the past ten years. She combines her fun, energetic spirit with this experience to create a unique yoga practice. She is devoted to creating a sense of community and a calm and inviting experience for all. Sarah hopes to share the transformative power of yoga.





William Crockett

William (aka papacrock), began his path to yoga in 2012, after various body aches and pains, and an experience with cancer. Growing up in Florida, he was always active in fitness and surfing. His first real yoga classes at Kula were restorative, where he was able to tune in to his body, breath and spirit. He now teaches a gentle and mindful yoga practice, emphasizing breath, alignment, and posture, through multiple poses to help those, with aging gracefully. William says the practice of yoga has definitely enhanced and extended the quality of his life, and his passion is to share this gift with others.



Teri Edgell

Teri will tell you yoga came into her life when it seemed to be falling apart. A dear friend encouraged her to take her first yoga class. She found connecting with breath, moving the body, and stretching, was amazing, the icing on the proverbial cake and what keeps her coming back to the mat is she got back in touch with the inner child that adores playing, the ticket to the fun part of life. She has the utmost respect for this discipline as a healing art form for mind, heart, body, and life. Her personal practice started two decades ago and has transformed into a passion to share the joy of yoga with her students. Teri’s classes are relaxed, what you do on your mat is yours to take home. Drawing inward you will feel a shift in competing with others to connecting with yourself in a new and dynamic way through movement of body and breath, heart and mind. Teri is a certified Reiki Master and graduated from Kula Yoga Shala's Yoga teacher training, is registered with the Yoga Alliance, and is a dedicated student of our discipline. The primary practice for any aspiring yogi starts in the mind, with patience and practice, the body will start to adapt. Muscles will relax, fachia will become more pliable, and with loving kindness, our natural state of being will return, which is flexible, calm, joyous, a balanced peaceful state of being. Watch a video interview with Teri here!



Lauren McLaughlin

One word that comes to mind when describing Lauren is "joyful." She is full of passion and so extremely excited and honored to join the Kula Yoga Shala community as a teacher. She looks forward to continuing her education in yoga as she learns and progresses with each class. In December of 2014, Lauren's dream came to life as she graduated from yoga teacher training. She is overwhelmed with joy and love for yoga and for life. She is honored to have the opportunity to share her passion with Kula.



Chris Robinson

Chris discovered that Yoga was much more than tight pants, burning incense, and stretching when he stumbled upon Kula Yoga Shala in 2016. Chris moved his life from Ohio, to South Florida in 2014. He is an advocate for addiction recovery, and made great strides in improving his own physical health, having achieved sobriety in his own life, losing over 100lbs, learning how to eat properly, exercise properly, and replace bad habits with good habits. However, he still felt there was something missing, and also wanted to give back to those who struggle with anxiety, depression, and/or substance abuse. Through Yoga, he was able to find a physical practice and spiritual practice that resonated with him. Chris connects with the philosophy that we do not need to outsource our ability to find happiness, to anything external, and that it can be cultivated from within. Through daily meditation, practice and application of these ancient teachings to present day situations, Chris has a fun, yet sincere teaching style, with practical applications of the Yoga philosophy. Chris has taken Chair Yoga Certification, he will be certified as a Y12SR (Yoga of 12-Step Recovery) Instructor in July of 2017, and looks forward to making Yoga accessible to all those that could find benefit from the practice, which is Everyone!



Cara Milman

Cara started her yoga journey about 6 years ago, when two of her friends opened a studio and invited her to try her first yoga class. After trying these classes, she fell in love with the practice of Yoga. She found out that it was so much more than just a physical practice, but more of an internal practice integrating her mind and spirit. She graduated from Kula Yoga Shala's Yoga training in June of 2013 and has been teaching ever since. Her main goal is to quite simply spread the message of Yoga, to help and heal people within her community, and to have fun while doing it. Also, her main priority in all her classes is to make yoga accessible, effective and fun for everyone involved.



Sima Stuve

Always passionate about movement, Sima first started doing yoga as another way to move her body, practicing because she simply loved the way it made her feel. Learning the benefits of breath work as part of theatre conservatory training she found she could control her anxiety that had plagued her since late childhood. Physical injuries and an NYC lifestyle lead her to explore more therapeutic styles of yoga, including yin. She received her 200-hour yoga teacher training from Kula Yoga Shala in 2016 and is also certified to teach paddle board yoga. She enjoys practicing and teaching all styles of yoga. Sima enjoys sharing ancient yogic teachings in a way that applies to everyday modern life and encourages a playful attitude, especially in the depths of soul searching. Yoga has taught her that she can breathe through anything.



Bonnie Hubscher

In 1980 Bonnie and siblings founded Stayin' Alive Fitness Centers. Bonnie wore many hats since but her favorite hat is that of teacher. Over 32 years she became certified in a wide variety of Group Fitness formats, Personal Training, and Pilates Mat & Apparatus. Bonnie discovered The Pilates Method in 1999 and was immediately captivated by the greater knowledge of bio-mechanics, stabilization, alignment, and connecting breath to movement. She immersed herself in the study of Pilates attaining Master Pilates Specialist & Lead Educator for All-American Pilates Certifications, Inc., from 2000-2005. Bonnie firmly believes Joseph Pilates was a yogi because his methodology, which he entitled "Contrology: The art and science of the mind controlling the body," is too similar to Hatha Yoga to be a simple coincidence. However, she knew something was still missing from her Pilates practice: The spiritual philosophy of yoga. Bonnie's awakening occurred the evening Kula Yoga Shala offered the first class on the outdoor deck in December 2013. Between the cool breeze, the twilight stars, the energy in the class, and Mary Veal's words, she realized that Kula was where she needed to be to fill her spiritual void. In 2014 she completed the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. She now infuses her deeper knowledge of harmonizing the mind, body, and spirit into her Pilates practice to benefit clients. Bonnie feels blessed to work full time as Pilates Specialist at Align & Define Pilates of Synergy Health & Wellness of Jupiter since January 2012 . Her greatest reward is when a client shares their improved quality of life with her since discovering Pilates and Hatha Yoga.



Marissa Huddle

Marissa first discovered yoga, more specifically Kula, after she moved to Jupiter in 2015. Throughout her adolescent life she trained as a competitive dancer and naturally fell in love with the practice of yoga as it mirrored her warm ups with the exception of one thing; the breath. The inclusion of breath would be the element that granted her the freedom to navigate deeper into her spiritual practice and acted as the catalyst for her curiosity. Having been captivated by practice she craved more and knew that the best way to understand something was to study it. She decided to embark on the OMazing journey known as yoga teacher training and graduated from Kula’s Teacher Training program in June of 2016. Marissa is also a graduate of Florida International University with her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and thoroughly enjoys blending the teachings of yoga with the studies of the mind. She looks forward to guiding you through your practice not only on your mat but off it as well.



Dave McLeod

An avid outdoorsman and fifth-generation Florida native, Dave currently resides in Palm Beach County where he actively practices and teaches yoga. Dave’s passion for yoga began while experiencing a slackline for the first time on a camping trip which led to attending Kula’s weekly Acro Yoga/slackline class. After a personal set-back occurred through the loss of a satisfying job position, Dave turned his attention toward his yoga practice. Subsequently, Dave’s passion for yoga turned into a passion for teaching as he wished to share the gift of yoga with others. Dave is a RYT-200 Kula Yoga Shala Teacher Training graduate and has a fun and effective teaching style.



Charlie Harvey

The physical practice of asana started for Charlie as an alternative cardiovascular exercise to running. He found the flowing movements of vinyasa hypnotically beautiful. He decided to give it a try with a class via YouTube and from that moment forward he's been hooked. Charlie is a champion for addiction recovery. He struggled with the grips of alcoholism most of his adult life. His life began to spiral out of control and he found himself behind bars for an extended stay at a B&B that you can't rate using a star. Little did he know this is when his true yoga practice would start. Charlie used this unfortunate time to go inward and look at the parts of himself he had so often avoided and has experienced huge life changes because of it. He has been sober since 2013, but has struggled to relate to programs like AA which suggest connecting to a higher power outside of one’s self. He connects more with the idea of our strength coming from within. Spirituality eluded Charlie for a long time. He thought it was a tool for people to ease their fear of dying, but one day on his mat at a small studio in Stuart, Florida a little bit of that mysterious spirituality seeped in through the cracks. He finds the movements of vinyasa deeply devotional and has a passion for arm balances and inversions. “Vinyasa if you let it will help focus your energy to pierce the veil unseen to us. Once you awaken to it, it's over, you can never go back asleep.”



Jillian Arena

Jillian learned the art of meditation from her Grandfather as a teenager, which helped her through some incredibly rough years. It wasn’t until later that she was introduced to yoga, and the combination of calming the body along with the mind, drew her in immediately. Before she knew it, she was attending classes daily, eating, breathing, and sleeping yoga. She wanted to learn anything and everything she could about it. Her love affair with it flourished until it seemed the only logical next step was to sign up to become a teacher herself. She is so excited to have recently finished her 200 hour training at Kula and honored to be able to offer classes through the studio that has helped her grow so much as an individual. She cannot wait to inspire others along their own personal journeys as well as continue to learn through her students.



Cynthia Collado

Cynthia is a nationally certified teacher at the RYT200 level and Reiki I. For the past twelve years, her degrees in Criminology and Legal research have gifted her with the ability to assist victims of crime and those suffering from disabilities. However, something was always missing. Early on, she noticed the help she was able to give lacked the spirit of true recovery and complete wellness. Additionally, difficulties in her own life, the work she was involved in, and stress began taking a toll on her health. In 2008 she began practicing yoga and meditation. It started with a desire to try something new and find stress management techniques. Continuing a healthy home practice, she started to attend workshops throughout the state. Slowly, she realized the journey she was on was not unlike the journey of those she had been seeking to assist through the legal system. The missing link was Yoga! This inspired her to deepen her practice personally and professionally. As a recent graduate of Kula’s teacher training program, she is honored to give all that she has learned back to our community. Her deep love of asana, pranayama, and meditation,combined with a belief in the healing accessible through yoga,leads her to share her training as an offering of wellness to you.



Paola Cala

With a background in Art, Human Rights and Social Work, Pao's approach to yoga is one that integrates heart, emotion, thought and action into the discovery of one’s greatness. Her classes include philosophy, breath work, chanting, meditation and movement, guiding her students into the discovery of their own talents, to uncover their own power and to connect to all life with a kind, compassionate and loving heart. Her intention is to bring the essence of yoga into a simple practical way of living through the cultivation of awareness, food education and soulful practices. Pao especializes in teaching: Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Corporate Yoga, Kids Yoga, Meditation and Plant Based Lifestyle coaching, she works with groups and private clients. soulfulyogis.com



Kimberly Mallia

Kimberly Mallia is a joyful and eager certified yoga instructor, school psychologist, university professor, and private practitioner of psychology. She has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development, a Master's Degree in Psychology, and a Specialist degree in School Psychology. Kimberly holds a license in School Psychology and is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She is also a professor at the University of Phoenix where she teacher undergraduate psychology curriculum. Kimberly realizes she has been gifted with a blessed spiritual path; yoga is her tool to express and connect to happiness. She practices balance, harmony, and unity which leads her to peace and an excitement of life. Kimberly believes her dharma is to give back, teach, guide, help, and explore with others. Her goal is to guide others on their journey to self-actualization, self-transformation, and maybe self-transcendence or at the minimum just make their day a little brighter. Kimberly hopes to help others find balance and unity with their “opposites”; to touch others spiritually and possibly assist them with their challenges of human journey. She realizes that being a yoga teacher means she is now forever a yoga student. Kimberly understands that yoga is not something to master, rather, something that she will continue to learn and share as an impermanent journey.



Maggie Turmel

Maggie began practicing yoga to stretch her muscles for running and to relieve stress. She practiced intermittently through the years. In 2011 Maggie went to GeoYoga in Stuart and found a new way of life in Yoga. Maggie started her First Yoga Teacher Training in 2012 and found a deep connection with Pranayama, Meditation and Mantra. To deepen her practice and teaching skills she took another Teacher Training at Kula in 2016. Maggie has a Master's degree in Nursing and is a Board Certified Women's Health Nurse practitioner. Maggie finds an inner peace and calm each time she comes to her mat. She likes to share this with her students so that they can feel better, decrease stress, improve sleep, and find their way to health and healing within. She believes that yoga and meditation can heal in places where medicine cannot reach.



Dakota Dawkins

The practice of yoga 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 such as in school and social situations where anxiety would take root. 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. He began playing bass and two years later picked up the guitar in 2009. Since than he has learned to play 4 other instruments and considers music to be one of the most healing and disciplined practices in his life. With these two practices as a foundation for growth, Dakota moved through life for a number of years until he finally stumbled onto an actual yoga mat. It became clear to Dakota that the next step was to share this healing practice with any and everyone who would be open to receive this practice as their own. In February of 2015 he began the teacher training program through Kula and completed his training in June of that year. Dakotas classes incorporate a mix of active and passive asana (postures) with an emphasis on pranayama (breathwork); as well as mindfulness meditation techniques and occasionally the use of chanting as a way to deepen the connection to ones awareness of the Self by making sound! Open to all ages and levels, only requirements are an open mind and a beating heart!



Jennifer Baez

A spiritual awakening in 2006 led Jennifer to discover yoga. Impressed by how much lighter she felt at the end of class than she had felt when she walked in, she decided to delve deeper into the study of yoga. Jennifer realized that yoga is a lifestyle that brings balance and provides many tools to help us rise above the obstacles we are faced with in everyday life. In 2013, Jennifer received her 200RYT from So-Yoga in Miami, FL. In 2016 she studied Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson-Lasater through her Relax and Renew Level I training in Lisle, IL. Jennifer's commitment to growth and healing has led her to complement her studies by participating in various workshops and trainings in other healing disciplines, including Reiki and Sound Healing. Jennifer is a registered yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance.



Linda Scheele

Linda has been studying Ana Forrest style yoga for over five years. Having a hip replacement from an accident twelve years ago, degenerative disc disease and arthritis, she felt she had limitations doing certain exercises. There are no limitations!! Yoga transformed her life. Her passion is for helping people struggling with injury, illness, heart disease, cancer, depression, stress as well as any other type of physical or emotional problems or conditions someone may have. Linda has the ability to connect with her students, inspire self confidence regardless of one’s age or yoga experience. Linda is a certified teacher registered with Yoga Alliance. She is certified in Sampoorna Yoga, Hatha 200 hrs, Restorative Yoga, Breast Cancer Yoga, Chair Yoga, Reiki 1 and Reiki 2.







Lisa Day

Known for her warm smile and positive energy, Lisa Day’s classes are empowering, fun, and accessible to students of all levels. Trained as a Forrest Yoga teacher by Ana Forrest, Lisa additionally draws from years of working with joint issues and injuries to design classes that build strength and flexibility, create ease and space in the joints and release tension in both the mind and body.Bringing a genuine desire to share the practice that continues to relieve the pain of her own injuries and limiting self-beliefs; Lisa is patient and deeply supportive of her students, meeting them wherever they are and adapting the practice as needed for each individual’s body to create a practice that is challenging yet nourishing and delightful. Committed to continuously learning and evolving, Lisa is additionally a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Comprehensive Pilates Teacher (PMA®-CPT) and a Level 2 Reiki practitioner. www.LisaDayYoga.com Video interview with Lisa.

Kristin Jaggard (Sat Kirtin Kaur)

Kristin was first introduced to yoga while in college in 2002. After nearly a decade of exploring many styles of yoga, it wasn't until after a mental break down (or "breakthrough" as she calls it) in 2011, that she first stepped into a Kundalini Yoga class. She instantly fell in love with the practice and was inspired to practice daily. Thus began her journey back to health and into her destiny to be a teacher. In 2013 she enrolled in Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training through Yoga Source in Davie, FL and received her spiritual name, Sat Kirtin Kaur which means “she who sings the truth”. Sat Kirtin is an uplifting and compassionate instructor dedicated to sharing the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits available through the practice of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Sat Kirtin is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) through Yoga Alliance and the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA). She feels that sharing these ancient teachings is the greatest gift she can give to humanity and is honored to be a part of the Kula Community. www.satkirtin.com