Each YogaFish teacher is Yoga Alliance certified and CPR trained. We participate in continuing education and do our best to practice our own yoga on and off the mat. We believe that it is our responsibility to ensure a welcoming, safe and protected environment in which students can grow physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Laura Wenger, E-RYT500- Owner & Teacher
Laura is an E-RYT500 with over 2,000 hours of teaching experience. She is a certified Curvy-Friendly teacher and a community partner with the Yoga and Body Image Coalition. She is dedicated to helping students practice yoga in a way that respects and embraces their unique bodies. Laura encourages individual exploration and inquiry to create your own optimal alignment in each asana. Expect to laugh, interact, and be motivated as you’re invited to meet your authentic self on the mat. You will be challenged physically and mentally through the practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation.
Each of Laura’s classes are unique, a reflection of the students attending, and evolve organically. Newer students are guided to connect to their own embodied experience. Once a foundation of integrity and safety is in place, classes may be fluid and organic, mindfully slow and deep, or energetically sweaty.
Laura is a dedicated yogini and meditator, committed to continuing education. She is influenced by a diverse variety of yoga styles, from Ashtanga to Kundalini. As a student of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, she brings the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism to the mat, creating a culture of acceptance, vibrant compassion, and increased self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-love. You can check out Laura’s blog at www.laurasana.com.
Darlene Albero, RYT, Hatha Hour
Darlene is registered with with Yoga Alliance RYT-200 and is also certified as a Children’s Yoga Instructor. She is currently continuing her training in Orlando, Florida at Yogamatrix studio with Edely Wallace. Edely specializes in Lymphatic Yoga, and how the lymphatic system affects the whole body. She combines lymphatic therapy with yoga to get the full benefits of a yoga practice.
Darlene teaches a class for adults with developmental disabilities at ARC of Martin County (Advocates for the Rights of the Challenged). In her previous career, Darlene worked for more than 20 years serving people with disabilities. She says, “I have great compassion for those who may need a little extra direction, a little more help, taking a little more time and paying a little more attention to their needs to make yoga possible for them.”
Darlene is also a certified children’s yoga instructor, and is excited about starting her first pre-school yoga class this fall.
Darlene loves working with people, helping them feel good and be at their best. Darlene’s classes combine some basic lymphatic stimulation, breathing techniques, restorative poses and a gentle flow to bring healing, balance and alignment to the body.
Michelle Bernazar, RYT, Sub- Michelle completed her 200 hour teacher training in 2012 at Blue Spirit Resort in Nosara, Costa Rica under the instruction of YogaWorks’ Kia Miller and guest teacher Tommy Rosen. After a year of teaching she graduated from the 200 hour teacher training at Kula Yoga Shala in Jupiter, Fl.
She continues to participate in teacher trainings and workshops including those with Biff Mithoefer, Jason Crandell, Sarah Powers, David Regelin, and Joe Barnett. Wherever her practice takes her she finds a profound connection within, a beautiful sense of community, and meaningful friendships. On any given day you will find Michelle practicing and learning with her beloved teachers and students. She brings a laid back approach to her classes by mindfully combining breath with movement, and balancing strength with flexibility. Michelle enjoys guiding students through thoughtful alignment principles and the subtle qualities of yoga.
“My heart is filled with gratitude to those who share their knowledge and practice with me. Books and training allow for a understanding, but the true essence of yoga can only be found through practice, and I hope to practice with you soon.” ~*~ Michelle
Cathy Brooks, ERYT500- Yin/Restorative, Foundations
Jaye Bryan, ERYT- Yin, Vinyasa
Jaye Bryan, E-RYT, has been involved within the teaching field for over 19 years. Jaye’s classes are a reflection of her love and passion for the ancient wisdom of yoga. Her continued interest to explore the transformative process of yoga in her life has led her through two trips to India, as well as continued education in the philosophical study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Buddha Dharma. Jaye’s theme centered vinyasa classes are a fun blend of creativity and intelligent alignment. Her Yin classes offer a nurturing refuge for students to explore the therapeutic benefits of mindfulness and meditation. She believes that happiness is not something to be sought after, but rather an unveiling of our true nature…where we will find an inexhaustible source of wisdom, compassion and strength.
Grace Coffey, RYT- Vinyasa
Grace Coffey has been a fitness professional since 1977. In 1989, amid a sea of confusion and grief, yoga became her life raft. Since then, she has embraced the peace and healing that yoga offers. Her passion for yoga,and life, are unstoppable and contagious. Grace has had the privilege of traveling and exploring many yoga styles and teachers. Those most beneficial and inspirational to her have been Baron Baptiste, Eric Schiffman, John Friend, and Sarah Powers. She is certified as a Kripalu yoga instructor and is a member of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association. (KYTA) Grace’s unique self expression and inspirational style of teaching incorporates linking the breath with fluid movement; pure passion and clear intention. Awareness is on compassion and loving-kindness. Her class is designed to take the edge off, lighten up, and keep it simple. Emphasis is placed on practicing equanimity rather than reactivity in the midst of sweat and sweet surrender. Being at ease with ourselves… allows us to be at ease with others. As within, so without.
Kim Cook, E-RYT- Vinyasa, Yin/Restorative
Kim has been a student and practitioner of meditation and energy healing modalities for several years and still felt as if there was a missing link. In an attempt to heal a body she felt was broken and a spirit which was struggling for breath and connection, Kim rolled out a mat in her first yoga class and it’s been a love affair ever since.
Kim completed her training at Kula Yoga Shala in Jupiter, Florida under Scott Feinberg and Mary Veal in 2014. She is also attuned at the Master Level in Reiki and Integrated Energy Therapy, healing modalities.
Kyle Rhodes- CYT, Vinyasa
Kyle began studying with Jaye Bryan in 2005 and received his 200-hour CYT certification in 2006. He then began teaching at Grace Yoga and since then he has guided classes from Palm Beach to Vero Beach. He has studied and trained with Margarida Tree, Roy Eugene Davis, Bryan Kest, Rod Stryker, and many others. If you’d like to know more about Kyle, he recommends you watch this video. Keep practicing!
Angie Rosecrans-RYT, Vinyasa
She has experienced the life-transforming impact yoga gives through daily practice. It is her goal to help share that kind of experience with her students.
Her teaching style is soulful vinyasa mixed with traditional hatha… inspired by amazing teachers she’s met along her yoga path.
Angie loves to witness others awaken to their true potential, discover self love and tap into the flow of yoga and life.
Maggie Turmel- RYT, ARNP Specializing in Women’s Health, Meditation, YogaFish Sub
Maggie Turmel has been practicing yoga for five years. She came to the practice to stretch her muscles for running and to relieve stress. She found much more in the daily practice- an inner peace and calm each time she came to her mat. She likes to share this with her students so that they can feel better, decrease stress, improve sleep, and find their way to health and healing within.
Maggie teaches slow gentle yoga, teaching to the individual student as much as possible. She believes that yoga and meditation can heal in places where medicine cannot be reach. “We’re all looking for the same thing,” she says. “To be whole.”
Kelly Turnbull- Meditation & Pranayama
Here’s what Kelly says about herself and meditation: “It has been a little over a decade since I began my exploration and practice of meditation. I began meditating because I wanted to live and be differently. Over the years my practice has evolved into being largely based in the awareness and insight meditation traditions. Including my daily personal practice, I’ve also been involved in the following meditation and pranayama teachings:
Although my degrees (B.A., and an M.B.A.) do not necessarily comport with meditation, my interests do. Leisure reading finds me enjoying books about meditation by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, teacher and master of the Karma Kagyu lineage, The Joy Of Living, and Joyful Wisdom. It is a privilege for me to have the opportunity to teach others some of what I’ve learned. So, please come join me as we find a way of being with this enlightening practice.” Follow Kelly online via her blog, the full vegetarian.
Corina Pelloni- YogaFish Web and Graphics Helper A lifelong interest in Eastern philosophical and spiritual traditions gradually led Corina onto the yoga mat. Attracted by the beauty and sensibility of yoga practice, she received her 200-RYT Certification at geoYoga in January of 2013. Other adventures include artistic/creative pursuits of many kinds. Among them are included website development and graphic design. She is grateful to have shared with Laura Wenger the adventure of crafting the YogaFish website and logo. Although she looks forward to teaching yoga one day in the not-so-distant future, currently her priorities are on developing her skills as an freelance artist and carefully launching a hand-made soap company.