Dawn Bianca Feinberg BCMT, certified Jivamukti teacher & Licensed movement therapist is widely recognized as one of the most charismatic and highly respected yoga teachers in South Florida. Her classes, shaped by her warmth and love for movement, are both creative and physically challenging. Dawn's inspiration for her teachings come from a blend of the breath based essence of ashtanga and the evolving freedom of Jivamukti Yoga. In a typical class you will find inspiring asana topped off with great music and her signature sense of humor.
Dawn leads Jivamukti workshops and teacher trainings throughout South Florida weaving in key components gleaned from her daily Mysore practice. Dawn has been blessed with an auspicious line up of amazing teachers. She offers pranams to Sharon Gannon, David Life, Kelly Morris, Manorama, Loren Russo, Angelique Sandas, Kino Macgregor, and Nancy Gilgoff. She also offers pranams to her Bhakti Yoga teachers The Mayapuris, Krsna Kishor Rico & Visvambhar Sheth. Most of all she offers her maha pranam to her parents, loving husband, & sweet sweet son. When Dawn isn't focused on yoga, she spends time catching waves and hanging with her son Kai and husband Danny.
Sandrine's journey to yoga began in Geneva in 2002, when she was working as a children’s rights consultant for an NGO to improve education and children’s rights. She immediately fell in love with yoga, and before she knew it, yoga became her life.
After years of practicing and studying consistently various styles of yoga, she began on her path as a teacher in 2009, in Istanbul, where she used to live. Since then, she has been completed several trainings in Vinyasa, Ashtanga yoga, and naturally Jivamukti yoga to serve her students the best.
In her years of practice as a teacher, she is recognized for her warm presence, positive energy, attitude, and spirit; and she has been teaching classes internationally, organizing workshops and retreats, mentorship programs and taking part in teaching teacher-training courses.
Sandrine's classes, playful and uplifting, create a supportive foundation for students to feel balanced, energized, and confident on and off the mat. She aims to nourish and empower students at every level of practice.
Day Christensen is a Level II Authorized Teacher from the K. Patthabi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) in Mysore, India. Day began her yoga practice in 2004 after receiving her BFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. During her college years as a fine arts major, a lifelong interest in yogic philosophy began to surface. She incorporated the study of yoga with her academic pursuits. Through the reading of sacred and historical texts proved to be interesting, it was lacking one major aspect: experience. With many signs pointing her in the direction of yoga, she took up the practice and began to gain the experience she was missing from study alone.
Asana required a different type of strength and mobility that she had not bargained for as a former athlete. Despite the frustration and challenges she often met on the beginning path of yoga, she continued and found a renewed sense of vitality and clarity.
Today Day is an enthusiastic student of Ashtanga Yoga, practicing in lineage of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, having completed the Intermediate series and learning the Third series under R. Sharath Jois’s guidance.
Day’s teachings are born from her own disciplined and dedicated practice. She encourages students to challenge themselves physically, while, at the same time, be easy mentally. She is thrilled to share what she has learned with students in Miami and around the world.
Liz began yoga as a means to de-stress. While living in NYC post college she began to suffer from digestive issues and anxiety. Over the next 5 years her mat became a place to return home to. Liz completed her first 200 hour YTT at Prana Power Yoga in Cambridge, MA. This life enhancing experience prompted her to make some real changes. Soon after, she visited Miami. The idea of embarking on a challenge to live somewhere totally unfamiliar was exhilarating – two years later and she is still here. In these two years Liz has completed another 200 hour YTT at Green Monkey Yoga.
In Liz’s classes you can expect a powerful, creative flow, hands on adjustments and just enough humor. Her regular Mysore practice allows her to tune in and grow, fueling her passion for teaching. She loves and is honored to guide others through this practice.
Jasmyn started her yogic journey 10 years ago in Scottsdale, Arizona. Upon her first few sessions on her mat, she found a sense of focus and peace of mind that brought self-confidence, motivation and courage that she had never known before.
Within one year, she journeyed to the Bihar School of Yoga Sciences to participate in a four month, residential Yogic Studies Intensive, with her Guru Swami Niranjananda. Here she delved deep into daily practice of bhakti, raja, karma and jnana yoga, as well as daily practice of Yoga Nidra.
After completion of her course, she continued her residency at the ashram for one month before continuing her travels to Barcelona where she taught hatha yoga on a donation basis for two years.
During her following six year stay in Miami, she completed her 200 hr YA RYT with Fred Busch Hot Power Vinyasa, 500 hr Power Vinyasa, Yoga Nutritionist Certification and Thai Massage for Yoga Therapy.
For the past two years, she has taught in Miami, Colorado, Colombia, Peru, Greece, Spain, and the Bahamas: organizing yoga retreats, assisting in yoga teacher trainings, and continuing her own studies in the Yoga Sutras, Tao de Ching, and metaphysical studies.
Yoga has provided a foundation for her growth in her career as an artist, writer, and musician, as well as being her sanctuary to cultivate inner peace for herself and those around her.
My name is Jan-Philipp, but I go by many names. You can call me Jan or JP. My practice has its roots in in my childhood. I played all kinds of sports growing up and also experienced several injuries. I had to learn to be patient with my body to let it heal. I also had to adapt and change what sports I played and how I moved my body in the gym, around the house or out and about. Yoga transformed me because it showed me I had the ability to focus my awareness on what is happening internally between the mind, body and spirit. I saw that by changing my thoughts, my words and my actions I could improve the quality of my life in all aspects. My practice was shaped by the teachings passed on to me from Swami Satchidananda and Sri. K Patthabi Jois. Furthermore, Yogi Bhajan from the Kundalini Yoga tradition and other great Gurus have inspired me to share what I have learned about Yoga. To me Yoga is Yoga Sutra 1.2. Yogas-citta-vrtti-nirodhah. Yoga is the stilling of the fluctuations of the mind.
I teach physically demanding classes that incorporate a unique mixture of techniques and practices from the different traditions of Yoga. I aim to create a safe and fun space for individuals to explore Yoga and all of its limbs. I have been teaching different styles of Yoga for 3 years have worked with kids and offered senior classes. I love to work with people from all different backgrounds personally to promote growth and to tap into the collective conscious because I believe that we as Yoga practitioners represent a global initiative to raise consciousness for a brighter future for the earth, our flora and fauna, and for the future of humanity.
Never in a million years did Maylen Dominguez imagine she would teach yoga. After graduating from Yale with a degree in Literature, Maylen moved to Los Angeles, which is where her yoga adventures began. She is grateful to have had the opportunity to study with many amazing yoga teachers, including Seane Corn, Erich Schiffmann, Mark Whitwell, Shiva Rea, Bryan Kest, and Saul David Raye, with whom she completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training. Maylen received her M.F.A. from the University of Southern California and is the chair of the Filmmaking Department for the New York Film Academy South Beach.
Maylen is passionate about meditation, yoga, and writing, and the way all three help to heal and enable one to live a life of peace and joy. Maylen is grateful that yoga and the teaching of yoga found her because she loves teaching. “When I see people leave a class feeling good, I think I’m the luckiest person in the world to have had the opportunity to be a small part of that.” Maylen’s classes infuse mantra, meditation, strong vinyasa flow (linking breath with movement), visualization, deep inner balancing, and, most important, guiding students to find where the poses will best work for their own bodies. “I deepened my practice after my daughter was born because I needed to cover ‘mind, body, spirit’ in the shortest amount of time. Yoga did this. It started out as a practical solution, and it has turned into a deep way to center, heal, and balance my life.”
For Brenda "Meka" Gibson, a diehard New Yorker whose nickname Meka means fire, fitness has always been an integral part of her life.
Meka began her professional career as a marketing manager in New York working for Cunard Cruise Lines and later Black Enterprise Magazine, before following her heart and becoming a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach.
With a strong love for anything that moves her physically and mentally, she was introduced to yoga two years ago after a serious back injury and hasn't looked back. She looks forward to Dawn's Teacher Training in 2017 and traveling to India and Greece to deepen her practice.
Adriana Perez is authorized level 2 at KPJAYI. Devoted to her own daily practice, Adriana approaches the ashtanga yoga sequence with a lot of compassion and humility. Having faith in the transformational power of the Ashtanga system she stays true to the traditional method as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and her teacher R. Sharath Jois. Regularly spending time in Mysore, India, she’s firmly rooted in the origins of the Ashtanga form. A gifted designer, working in the fashion industry when not on the mat, she brings creativity and joy into the practice. With her loving guidance, students awaken their happiness through self purification: Moving with breath and awareness one’s true self is revealed.