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.
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.
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.
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.
I’ve been practicing yoga for about 9yrs now. I fell in love with the way I would feel after leaving a class. In 2016 I decided to change my life, and go on a spiritual journey that would change my life as a whole. I took a trip to India and received my first certification in multi-style yoga at Siddhi Yoga International. I then relocated from New York to Miami and received my second certification at Ahana Yoga in Vinyasa Flow. In addition to being yoga certified, I studied and graduated Therapeutic Massage and Hydrotherapy. My passion being overall wellness both spiritually and physically. I love being a part of providing a service that brings connection, wellbeing and peace into people’s lives. It’s been and is a most rewarding journey, I continue to look forward to learning and growing so that I can provide the best of myself as a service to others.
Jillian creates a joyful atmosphere in her classes, encouraging her students to follow her rigorous lead, while offering intelligent options so that students of all levels feel welcome. Her classroom methodology is inspired by the discipline of the Ashtanga tradition and by the creative sequencing of Vinyasa flow. In Miami, Jillian worked under the direction of Kelly Brandon for her first 200-hour teaching certificate, and with Kino MacGregor for her second 200-hour certificate. She apprenticed at the Miami Life Center for three years, and has studied with R. Sharath Jois at the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India as well. As humble and perpetual seeker, Jillian is constantly evolving, and continues her yoga studies here in Miami at Ahana.
While my first yoga class was almost 15 years ago, the asana practice only became a keystone in my life about 7 years ago. Yoga has helped me grow stronger mentally and physically and has provided me tools to take that strength and apply it off my mat. After leaving my position as a project engineer in some of Miami’s largest construction projects to have my daughter, I needed something for myself and wanted to deepen my yoga practice, that’s when I decided to participate in Ahana’s fall 2017 teacher training program. At the time I had no intention of teaching, however, over the course of the training I fell in love with teaching. While I did eventually return part time to construction, my passion for teaching remains. I strive to provide authentic, non-judgmental, playful environment to feed the mind, body, and soul. I love putting together fluid sequences with fun music while weaving in Patanjali’s philosophy of the eight-limbed path so that students come off their mat feeling refreshed and balanced.
My name is Kim Singer and I was born in London, England. Prior to teaching yoga I worked as an actress, but since moving to Florida thirteen years ago, I have been a mom and an acting coach. I’ve been practicing yoga for over 20 years and have studied and practiced many different styles. About 10 years ago I did my first Jivamukti yoga class and fell in love with it! I love the dynamic flow and the music. To me, kirtan is a very important part of the class, I find it creates a warm and inviting atmosphere, where you can put yourself first and connect with your body and breath. It allows you to truly be in the present moment and that, to me, is the goal of yoga. I’m also a trained massage and reiki therapist and incorporate those qualities into my class. I love practicing and teaching yoga at Ahana and believe that everyone can benefit from this beautiful practice... I would be honored to be one of your guides.
Maria, a native of Brooklyn, NY, and practicing attorney, uses her fast-paced and straight-forward attitude to create a dynamic and thoughtful practice. She first discovered yoga 8 years ago as a way to combat the stress of marathon and high-intensity interval training; however, she quickly came to appreciate not only the physical and restorative benefits, but also the benefits to one’s mental health that yoga provided. Designed for yogis of all levels, her power vinyasa classes are filled with creative and complex sequencing set to a fun and energetic playlist. With a focus on fun over form, students are encouraged to use their breath as motivation and silence their minds through movement.
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.”