Rosa Santana, Certified Iyengar Instructor, has been studying, teaching, and propagating the therapeutic art of Iyengar Yoga since 1995. She was drawn to the mental and physical discipline after suffering three accidental falls, one of which fractured her tailbone. Since healing her back, neck and sciatica pains, she has introduced yoga to hundreds of students who had never experienced this healing art and science. In 2002, she founded Yogarosa, which has become a respected studio in the classical teachings of Iyengar Yoga. She pioneered the first Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training taught by Senior teachers in South Florida, and has hosted numerous Senior teachers, including Dean and Rebecca Lerner, Mary Dunn, Patricia Walden, John Schumacher, Elise Miller, and Professor Edwin Bryant. She has had the privilege of studying directly with Yoga Master BKS Iyengar, as well as his daughter, Geeta, and son, Prashant. Rosa has presented the benefits of Iyengar yoga as a Guest lecturer at Nova Southeastern University, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of South Florida, the National Parkinson’s Foundation, and the Synergy Teacher Training in Miami Beach, FL. She believes yoga is accessible, healing, and transformational to all who try it. Rosa Habla Español e Fala Portugues.
Marti Parker-Krauss, has been studying yoga since 1971, and Iyengar Yoga since 1987. She opened the first yoga studio in Boca Raton in 1991, in which she hosted many Senior Iyengar Yoga teachers. She attended the 80th birthday celebration of BKS Iyengar in Pune, India. She attends workshops in the US and Italy with Senior Iyengar teachers regularly. Mrs. Parker-Krauss, along with Rosa Santana, was instrumental in creating two year-long Teacher Trainings with Mary Dunn, Dean Lerner and Rebecca Lerner. This was the first time this had ever been done in South Florida – ongoing teacher training with Senior Iyengar Yoga Teachers. She has mentored and supported many Iyengar Yoga teachers in South Florida who have become certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers, and some who have opened their own studios. She is the proprietor of Marti’s Closet, a specialty boutique of exclusive yoga wear.
Marilyn Rubin began practicing yoga in the mid-eighties, when a friend suggested that she try Iyengar Yoga to relieve her back pain. Iyengar yoga began to heal her back pain and eventually she took an interest in teaching. The Iyengar system of yoga appealed to Marilyn on many levels i.e body, mind and spirit. She has been teaching since 1989 and studying with Suzie Muchnick Spencer, Manouso Manos, Colleen Gallagher and other senior teachers. She has attended the Iyengar conventions in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and St. Paul, Minnesota. Marilyn spent a month studying at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India in July of 2007. Marilyn has been a massage therapist for 27 years, a yoga teacher for 16 yrs, and looks forward to the future with the possibility of peace and healing for all. Marilyn Habla Español.
Izabel Carsalade has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 1996 to relieve back pain caused by a herniated disc. An avid athlete, Izabel has found many benefits in yoga, including back pain relief, stress reduction, and even the disappearance of a cancaneal spur that plagued her for years. Izabel completed two years of the Iyengar Yoga Intensive Teacher Training with Dean Lerner, Mary Dunn, and Rebecca Lerner. Izabel loves to teach and to help students realize their potential. Izabel Fala Portugues.
Nicole Ferraro Bio coming soon….
Michelle Brillouet, started practising at the Iyengar Yoga Institute London UK in 2004, after trying an array of different styles that would compliment Contemporary and Classical Dance. Through the practice of Iyengar Yoga relief was finally found for her knee and shoulder injuries and has since forever looked forward. Not only were the physical benefits a driving force but also the beauty found within the philosophy of the system that allows us to “Glimpse the divinity within” has been a continuous energy in the deepening of her practice. This philosophy has carried over in her work with Young Offenders, Youth Arts and Community work.
Waraporn (Pom) Cayeiro graduated as a Physical Therapist in her native Thailand. In 2007 she moved to Miami and started teaching yoga. She was trained at the Yoga Vidya Gurukul (Nasik, India) and then travelled to Pune to study at the Ramanani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute. It is there that she found her passion to help others with the traditional Iyengar method. Pom combines her training and expertise in Physical Therapy and yoga to help her students achieve an ultimate healing and holistic experience. She is also a licensed massage therapist, Thai Massage Instructor, and Thai cooking Instructor.
Enrique Cayeiro, graduated with a degree in Hospitality Management from Florida International University. After graduating, he worked for a major cruise line supervising hotel operations. Seeking a change in career and lifestyle he became a business owner and also found yoga in 2001. Meeting Pom in 2004 he moved to Thailand in 2006 where he studied Thai Massage and is certified as a teacher by the ITM school in Chiang Mai. In 2007 he did his teacher training at the Yoga Vidya Gurukul (Nasik, India) and then travelled to Pune to study at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI). Enrique is also a licensed massage therapist.
Also, we are grateful to Jodi Edwards and Kent Johnson for their selfless service in the Special Needs classes. We couldn’t do it without you.