Michelle has been a fitness professional for over 30 years. She began her career as a group fitness instructor teaching water aerobics and then added on step, weight training, kickboxing, boot camp, spin and a variety of other class styles. She also was a personal trainer for several years. She began practicing Bikram yoga in 2003 before moving to Florida in 2004. She continued practicing and started instructing yoga classes in 2013. Fitness has been a constant in her life. It's more than a job. This is her true passion.
Holly has been teaching yoga since December 2016. She completed her 200 hour teaching certification through a 4 month intensive training with Scott Feinberg, Jupiter Fl. She has taught at several local establishments teaching Vinyasa, Slow Flow, Yin, & Stretch. Holly knew from the very first yoga class she took that she would become a teacher. The experience was life changing and her passion for teaching all aspects of yoga is radiant. She truly feels teaching is her Dharma… her truth. This connection to the practice inspires her to dedicate herself to study, learn, and share with her heart. Holly has the ability to create a safe space for new and seasoned practitioners to meet themselves where they are to connect to their own unique yoga journey.
Nancy’s yoga journey has span over 4 decades, being introduced to yoga in the early 1970’s. Finding 4 women who shared her interest, they gathered together, each woman taking turns leading the yoga postures and gathering spiritual direction from reading the book, How to be Your Own Best Friend.
Nancy continued her love of yoga by acquiring an album from India and reading and studying whatever books she could find on yoga. From the knowledge she gained she created Hatha yoga classes which she then taught for Delaware Parks & Recreation Department during the late 1970’s & 1980’s.
After a divergence into teaching Aerobic Dance, Nancy was drawn back to yoga in 1998, finding a teacher who had trained with Iyengar and deepening her studies by taking a meditation retreat and workshop at the Himalayan Institute in Pennsylvania.
When she moved to FL in 2003, Nancy practiced Bikram and then Vinyasa yoga. In 2009 Nancy took an Astanga class and experienced an intense emotional and spiritual connection. Inspired by this new connection, in 2010 Nancy completed her 200 hour teacher training program concentrating on Astanga’s Primary Series and established a daily Astanga practice. She was also introduced to Yin Yoga in her training and found the practice of Yin to be an important balance to the rigors of Astanga.
She is a Certified 200 hour ERYT. She has continued her yoga studies in workshops and intensives with Kino MacGregor, Tim Feldmann, David Williams, Manju Jois, Krista Shirley, Emilia Arenas, Jesus Cabellero and Sarah Powers. Nancy is continually expanding her studies of yoga. During the stay at home quarantine, Nancy was able to study on-line with Bernie Clark of YinYoga.com and Olivia Monteil of House of OM completeing 80 hours of Yin Yoga and Restorative Teacher Trainings.
Nona is a longtime practitioner of yoga and a scholar of Mythology, Indian spiritual and philosophical systems, Yoga Traditions, ancient cultures and languages ( Sanskrit, Ancient Greek, Latin), currently completing a doctoral dissertation research on Yoga and Wellness ( The therapeutic modalities of yoga as a mind body intervention for building and strengthening self-compassion). Her research embraces the history, theory, and practice of ancient, medieval and early modern yoga traditions, as well as neuroscience, psychotherapy, mindfulness and contemplative practices.
She holds a Master degrees in Transpersonal Psychology and Theories of Consciousness (MSc) from Middlesex University on London, UK and in Linguistics ( MA) from University of Sofia, Bulgaria; BA in Health Psychology from University of Sofia, Bulgaria; numerous coaching certifications in Health, Wellness and Fitness Coaching; Strategic Interventions and Positive Psychology.
Her coaching entails educating, encouraging and supporting people to prioritize wellness and to make positive choices related to exercise, nutrition, stress management and healthy lifestyle.
She is a Yoga Alliance registered Yoga Instructor ( 200 RYT), currently enrolled in a 300 hour (Ashtanga) Yoga Teaching Program at Native Yoga Center, Jupiter FL on her way to obtaining a 500 RYT certification.
In one-on-one and group settings, she teaches Vinyasa Yoga - Power, Slow Flow and Restorative Styles, Pranayama, Meditation, as well as Yoga Sculpt – a unique fitness format , infused with high energy and lively music, combining elements of yoga, free weights and cardio workout - for increased muscle awareness, core flexibility and body strength.
She is a seasoned , responsible and reliable Wellness Professional, committed to and passionate about the practice of teaching Yoga.