Lisa Pumper began her journeys into Yoga studing the Ashtanga Vinyasa system. After several years of studying with a wide array of senior teachers she was inspired to share her passion with the community and become a teacher. Lisa completed her certification with Aananda Yoga, which she now is co-director with Surendran Panderan. Her passion to connect has lead her into becoming one of the leaders in South Florida, connecting and supporting our South Florida Yoga cOMmUNITY. As a Reiki Master and classical Ayurvedic Thai-Yoga bodyworker, Lisa has the ability transform those who attend her well known and loved workshop, "The Restore & Renew Yoga Series" as well as a collection of her Creative Master classes. She has created and conducted many workshops, trainings & classes in south Florida with the greatest love, kindness & compassion. As both a Vinyasa & Restorative teacher, Lisa understands the need to cultivate mind-body connection in every class she teaches. It has become her mission & passion to share this knowledge with other seekers.
Ceci Lester makes yoga real, practical and inclusive. She has a passion for her personal practice that permeates all that she does. Her enthusiasm and directness encourages yogis, both novice and practiced to look past their preconceived notions of yoga and discover the truth that lies within. Ceci inspires and engages her students through her determination and confidence that everyone can achieve self awareness.
Ceci’s unique style of yoga is a seamless mesh of her teacher's trainings in Kundalini Yoga with Amrit Andrew Levinson, Astanga Yoga with Wayne Krassner, and Anusara Yoga with Betsey Downing and Jaye Martin. Ceci’s teaching style also incorporates her knowledge of yoga philosophy from her teacher's trainings and self study. In addition to the teacher’s training listed, Ceci studied Sanskrit, mantra and yoga philosophy with Manorama Thea D'Alva.
Ceci continuously seeks self awareness and enlightenment through many avenues of study. She uses her gained knowledge to improve her understanding of yoga and human nature. Ceci holds a bachelor degree in Communication and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. These areas of study enhanced her understanding of human interaction and psyche. She also focused her study in the human body. As a licensed massage therapist, Ceci developed an understanding of how the body moves and works together. Her two year study to become a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant further increased her understanding of anatomy, posture and alignment direction. Ceci uses her combined knowledge of the body and the mind to approach the instruction of yoga in a well rounded and learned way.
Ceci extensive study of yoga, human nature and the human body provides an incredible yoga experience that is beyond compare for the yoga student. Ceci is a unique person who makes an impact on each life she touches. Her approach to studying, teaching and living yoga is one to be emulated.
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 and (still directs) classes, workshops and events at Yogarosa, a yoga studio which has attracted hundreds of students to the teachings of Iyengar Yoga. She pioneered the first Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training taught by Senior teachers in South Florida, and has hosted numerous teachers, including Patricia Walden, John Schumacher, Elise Miller, Dean and Rebecca Lerner, Mary Dunn, and Professor Edwin Bryant. She attended Mr. Iyengar's 80th Birthday Celebration in Pune , India , the Odyssey and the National Iyengar Conventions, featuring Geeta Iyengar, and the Yoga Journal Iyengar Intensive Conference, in Estes Park , Colorado (which coincided with Mr. Iyengar’s Book Tour, Light on Life).Rosa has presented the benefits of Iyengar yoga as a Guest lecturer at Nova Southeastern University, Aventura Hospital, 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.
Dawn Wechsler is a certified Jivamukti and Prenatal yoga teacher, trained movement therapist, and former professional dancer. Her classes, shaped by warmth and love for movement, are both creative and physically challenging. Before her life as a Yogini, Dawn danced professionally for 8 years, in both ballet and modern dance companies. She then went to graduate school for Creative Arts Therapy and has a degree as a licensed movement therapist from the Pratt Institute. In 2002, she suffered an acute tear of her Achilles tendon. What could have been a debilitating career injury instead became a pathway to her life’s passion: Yoga. Dawn is a student of Kelly Morris, David Life, Sharon Gannon, Lama Marut, Geshe Michael Roach and Christi McNally. Her classes are infused with the sacred Tibetan and Buddhist teachings as well as other inspirational texts.
Jessica Lohrey-Cobb began practicing yoga as a way to stay in shape and quickly noticed the positive changes it was making in other areas of her life. After a life-changing motorcycle accident, Jessica's healing process led her deeper into her yoga practice. Inspired by what she had experienced, she decided to become a yoga teacher. Jessica studied under lifelong yoga practitioner Mike Noury at Yoga of India in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the last decade she has studied various forms of yoga in the Krishnamacharya and Sivananda lineages.
Jessica holds a B.S. in Zoology and spent more than 10 years working as an environmental educator. Her interest in physiology and anatomy has fueled her exploration of yoga as therapy and as a result she is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Jessica founded her company, Tree of India as a yoga instruction business in 2007. She began to incorporate the use of essential oils into her classes and when her unique blends became popular among students and fellow yoga teachers, Tree of India Aromatherapy was born! Jessica uses concepts from yoga philosophy, ayurveda, and traditional aromatherapy to create blends that rebalance body, mind, and spirit. Stop by and visit her shop next door to Red Pearl!
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