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.
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.
Born in Paris and raised in Saudi Arabia, Mimi is a certified yoga teacher, lifestyle blogger and busy Mother of two. Since discovering yoga years ago, she says it changed her life in every way possible – physically, mentally and spiritually. So much, she took her practice further, educating herself on technique and training.
Whether you’re new to yoga or a seasoned student, her classes tend to move at a faster pace for those seeking a good sweat and to feel energized.
For more ‘Mimi’ inspiration – including her latest fashion picks, adventures in yoga, travel and family, follow her at: @mimiliciousoffical or www.mimilicious.net
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.
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.
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.
Maile’s journey with yoga began in 2001 at Jivamukti Yoga in New York. In 2005 she began practicing Ashtanga Yoga under the guidance and direction of Gretchen Suarez, a daily practice she is still devoted to today. Maile has completed teacher trainings with Tim Miller (100hr) and Ahana Yoga (200hr) and continues her yoga studies with Day Christensen at Ahana.
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.
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.
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.”
Michelle Abreu is a Miami native and lover of movement. She has a background in classical dance having studied ballet, jazz and modern dance. She began her practice four years ago and recently received her teacher training from Ahana yoga in August of 2018.
Mateo Lizarazo aka Madhusudan Das
Mateo was born in Colombia but moved to the states in his early teens. In his early twenties he moved to Miami, and it was then that he was introduced to yoga. It was love at first asana and he has now been teaching yoga for over 10 years. He completed his certification in Miami Beach and is a happily certified Chakra Flow & Vinyasa-Inspired 200hr registered yoga teacher.
He is deeply rooted in the eastern folk and culture with his primary inspirations including teachers of the Jivamukti and Ashtanga tradition. He is a Bhakti Yogi and brings his love of music, dance, and devotional chanting into his teachings. His classes are a celebration of life, kindness and self-acceptance!
Along with this he is also a Vedic Thai Bodywork practitioner certified through the Vedic Thai Conservatory and has a passion for drumming and kirtan spreading the knowledge we are all one.
Katharina started to practice yoga when she was pregnant with her first child. Since then she tried different yoga styles and loves to constantly learn more about physical asana practice as well as yoga philosophy. She strongly believes that there is a kind of yoga practice for everyone and for every phase in life. 2018 she moved with her family from Germany to Miami. Here in Miami she took the chance to do a 200h RYT yoga teacher training at Ahana making a profession out of her passion for yoga. <3
She teaches Vinyasa Flow at different paces with elements of Ashtanga and Jivamukti yoga. In her classes students can enjoy mindful assists that let you sink deeper into asana poses. Music is an important element in her classes. It ranges from her favorite playlist up to chanting to the harmonium at beginning or end of class. Get into the flow and take this time for yourself on the mat for more balance in your life off the mat. Give this world good energy.
Zack is a graduate of the Ahana Yoga Registered Yoga School. His classes will leave you sweaty and relaxed—combining flows and poses that will get you relaxed and ready to face the day (or night). Get ready for fun, flair, and the perfect playlist in every class.
While his first yoga class was more than 15 years ago, Zack rediscovered his love for asana practice when he joined Ahana Yoga as a student nearly two years ago. Through Ahana’s Teacher Training Program, he found the tools to share Patanjali’s philosophy of the eight-limbed path so that students come off their mat feeling refreshed and balanced.
Stefy is a college student studying psychology. On her way to helping others she has become a teacher at ahana, accepting every student that walks into her class with an open heart, a place of no judgment where you can come sweat, feel the vibrations of kirtan, and flow into a place of peace.
With a background in the sports, entertainment, and fashion industries, Savanna’s mission is to use yoga as an avenue to inspire all to live a balanced and blissful life, no matter what your lifestyle. Savanna completed 6 months of residential study at the International Sivananda Yoga Centers in the New York City and the Bahamas. Subsequently, she received her yoga teacher certification from Ahana Yoga in 2018. Whether it’s your first yoga session, or you are a well seasoned yogi, Savanna gives you a relaxing and challenging class, balancing your mind, body, and spirit.
Michael Stasko was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He earned a Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering, conducting research for NASA at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Later, while working as an analyst for Boeing Satellite Systems, Michael was deeply moved by a series of spiritual experiences that prompted him to leave his career and begin an inward journey. Soon afterwards, Michael met his spiritual master and has since dedicated the last eleven years of his life to serving his guru, learning yoga, philosophy, pranayama, meditation and other Vedic practices. Michael has lived in his teacher's ashram in India since 2011. He brings knowledge to his classes and workshops, along with a positive vibe, good energy and open heart.
Ashley discovered yoga in her home city of Chicago at the age of 17. She started her practice as a way to counter balance her physically demanding career as a hair stylist and discovered the mental health benefits along the way. Yoga compliments her active lifestyle of scuba diving, running, & strength training. It has always been part of her life plan to become a yoga instructor, it was just a matter of when the stars would align. Ashley completed her RYT-200hr @ her home studio, Ahana Yoga. She not only teaches a physically challenging Ahana Power Flow class, but incorporates kirtan, meditation, & yoga philosophy knowledge into her class. Her students always leave feeling invigorated and rejuvenated. You won’t regret stepping into her class.
Marie (YTT 200) is a former professional ballet dancer. Her yoga practiced allowed her to slow down and ease off on the sometimes rigorous training of a dancer. Her flows are dynamic and alignment-based focusing on the breath to movement connection. Marie believes that with a consistent yoga practice, everyone has the power to look deep within oneself, clean out all bad habits, surround ourselves with people who make us feel good about ourselves, and surrender to our inner guide. She completed her teacher training at Ahana Yoga.
After completing her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology at Florida Atlantic University, Yhasmin felt inspired to explore the mind, body, and soul aspects of yoga.
Influenced by her experience in dance, fitness, and aerial arts, she completed a 200-hour teacher training at Skanda Yoga, an alignment-based power yoga methodology that integrates the Mayan 13 Moon Natural Time calendar as a basis for class sequence and spiritual intention, with heightened synchronization to Universal alignment.
Following years of more training and teaching, Yhasmin has furthered her yoga practice to include more movement-based modalities, fusing a blend of body intelligence, dynamic movement, creating an environment for students to enhance and explore their practice, while having fun too!
Dani, is an Ecuadorian - Miami girl that dedicates her life to yoga and music as a music! She completed her RYT - 200hrs at Ahana and is a an Ashtanga practitioner.
She first discovered yoga over 5 years ago in her native country and immediately fell in love with the practice because it helped deal with stress and emotions.
She has a very active and fast pace personality that transmits in her classes. Because of her involvement in the music industry, Dani bring new music to every class and tries to align the music with each flow and breath.
Her classes are designed for yoguis of all levels, whilst her power vinyasa class is filled with creative and fun sequences that will allow you to disconnect and release; her yin classes are designed to be 30 min of flow to warm up the body and 30 minutes of restorative yoga that will help you heal and reconnect.
After experimenting with other forms of yoga, Brett became a dedicated student of Ashtanga in 2015 under the instruction of Day Christensen, and since that time has been to India twice to study with Guru Sharath Jois at the K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. Brett teaches with patience using his own experiences to help students better understand this yoga method
Caitlin is a South Florida native who first discovered yoga over 8 years ago, as a dancer who was looking for new ways to cross-train her body. Her love for movement led her to fall in love with the practice, however yoga’s ability to calm the mind is what kept her hooked. Now a dance fitness and Pilates instructor, Caitlin graduated from Ahana Yoga’s 200hr RYT program and is thrilled to be teaching at Ahana. Her classes are built for yogis of all levels, where you can expect a creative, fast-paced flow sprinkled with elements of fitness and dance. She aims to have you leave feeling relaxed, sweaty, and smiling.
Rachel’s yoga journey began nearly 20 years ago. Checking “running a marathon” off her bucket list, she was ready for a physical and mental shift. After just one Jivamukti class in NYC, she knew she’d found a new passion. Yoga offered both the challenge and the peace to bring life into balance.
Having lived in multiple places over the years, Rachel has always found intrinsic connections to community in the yoga studio and on the mat, which has made every location easily feel like home.
A graduate of Duke University, with a background in Retail Marketing, Rachel lives in Miami with her husband, teenage daughter and 2 pups.
In Miami for 5 years now (via NYC, SF and CT), Rachel recently checked “yoga teacher training” off her list too, completing the 200-hour RYT at Ahana in 2018. She is excited to share her joy and passion for yoga with the Ahana family, with challenging, yet grounded, classes. (PS: she’s a hip-opener junkie, so be prepared!)
Jill is a vibrant yoga instructor with advanced training in vinyasa flow highlighted by ashtanga principles. Her yoga journey began in New York City over 10 years ago when she was attending graduate school in medicine. She found yoga to be a balanced complement to the Western principles of healing she was studying.
After living in Nashville, New York and Los Angeles Jill found her community within the yoga family in Miami. With a desire to deepen her practice and expand her knowledge of yoga philosophy, she completed the 200 RYT at Ahana Yoga in 2018.
Jill teaches vinyasa power flow with energizing and challenging movements that promote self-growth and love, all to a fire playlist. Her creative sequences combined with her intuitive understanding of the body will leave you feeling supported, nurtured, empowered and confident!
Jill is an accomplished Physician Assistant with a master’s degree in health sciences from Cornell Medical College. She practices at Baptist Hospital-Miami Cancer institute. She has also been an author on numerous articles in prestigious medical journals. Jill lives in Miami Beach with her husband, Jeff, and their fur babies, Enzo and Kitty.
Stephanie has practiced yoga for 6 years and she continues to learn something new every day from the practice. Each asana takes her deeper into her love for yoga. In 2018, she decided to take the plunge and complete her 200 HR teacher training with Dawn Feinberg, and it had changed her life forever. She now understands the practice at a more spiritual level and she strives to bring this spirituality into her classes.
As a professional ballerina, Chloe knows first hand how healing movement can be. Aiming to help connect people to their bodies and their breath, she completed her first 200RYT at Miami Life Center in 2014. She went on to study in Rishikesh, India in 2015 at Parmarth Niketan with valued teachers in the global yoga community. Chloe's credentials include being a Certified Reiki Master in the Usui Tradition and having a Bachelors of Science in Health and Wellness. She completed her second 200 RYT training certified by KRI as a Kundalini Teacher as Taught by Yogi Bhajan in 2017. Chloe is honored to step into the Ahana family to share all her heart and experience with love.
Andrea has been a yoga practitioner for many years, but she became serious when she was struggling with a stressful period in her life and she realized the beneficial effects yoga had on her mental and physical health. With her background in clinical psychology and nursing, Andrea realized the importance of yoga and she felt a pull from the Universe to deepen her yoga knowledge. She received her 200-hour RYT from Ahana Yoga in 2018. Andrea is passionate about sharing this practice that has helped her so much with others. She loves welcoming new and seasoned students to her vinyasa classes and watching them grow in their practice and loveof yoga.
This study of yoga philosophy and asana has inspired Andrea to focus her energy on working inwellness. Outside of the studio, Andrea empowers wellness professionals to by helping them to build, strategize, and systematize their business so they can make a bigger impact and can do what they love to fully step into their purpose. You can find her on Instagram as @dancingleafyogi.
Nicole, current elementary school teacher and former dancer, has always had a passion for movement and teaching. After attending the University of Miami, and dancing on UM Dance Team, Nicole naturally developed a love for yoga. After college, yoga became her new outlet for movement, and helped her cope with the demands of starting a new career. After practicing yoga for 6 years, Nicole finally decided to combine her two passions: yoga and teaching, and become a yoga instructor.
Since graduating from the Ahana Yoga Teaching Training, Nicole has developed a newfound love for yoga and meditation and is dedicated to spreading that love to her yoga students. Whether teaching a slow flow, focused on alignment and breath or an upbeat, challenging vinyasa class, Nicole strives to empower her students so that they leave each class feeling refreshed and renewed, with a greater sense of independence and motivation.