At YogaFish, 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

12684389595_14d40bccb7_hLaura is an E-RYT500 with over 2,000 hours of teaching experience. She is a certified Curvy Yoga 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 mindful 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.

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Cathy Brooks, ERYT500- Yin, Restorative, Foundations

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Cathy’s personal yoga journey began 20 years ago after recovering from a stroke. She soon recognized that there was a need for teachers who could inspire those who felt they were limited or challenged in some way that prevented them from trying yoga. She knew that she could help students to gain the confidence to establish an ongoing ractice. It’s now been 8 years since Cathy completed her 200-hour training in the Anusara tradition.  Since then, she’s logged nearly 400 hours of continuing education. Cathy recently earned her 500-hour teacher designation, completing extensive training in yoga  therapeutics, lymphatic yoga, chair yoga, pre-natal yoga and even laughter yoga. Her restorative and yin classes are a very gentle flow, done on the mat with props, often adding pranayama, mudras and mantras to keep the mind steady with the practice.  Cathy brings experience, training, and compassion to the YogaFish team, and she specializes in private classes for students with physical limitations so that they can experience the therapeutic benefits of yoga.

Jaye Bryan, CYT- Yin, Vinyasa

Jaye Bryan, RYT Jaye Bryan has been involved within the teaching field for over 20 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 Buddhadharma. 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 beeimport june 25 222n 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.

Grace’s unique self-expression and inspirational style of teaching, makes each class educational, enlightening, satisfying and fun…always fun!

Kim Cook, E-RYT- Vinyasa, Yin/Restorative

Kim is a vivacious free spirit who loves life, animals and people.  She is a busy wife and mother seeking (and sometimes 10369903_10204714955299468_4270276128945341735_neven finding) balance in as many moments as possible.

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. 

An artist at heart, Kim designs her classes to incorporate alignment, philosophy and spirit, sprinkled with compassion and humor.  She believes in slowing down, finding proper alignment in and with the body, spirit and even that headstrong ego.  to create more flexibility, strength and balance for your physical being while creating space for healing from the inside out. She believes yoga is for everybody and every body can do yoga.

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.


Charlie Harvey, RYT- Vinyasa, Yoga for Recovery 

The physical practice of asana started for Charlie as an alternative cardiovascular exercise to running. Finding the flowing movements of vinyasa hypnotically beautiful, he decided to give it a try in with a class via YouTube, and from that moment forward he’s been hooked. Charlie is a champion for addiction recovery. He struggled with the grips of alcoholism most of his adult life. His life began to spiral out of control and he found himself behind bars for an extended stay at a B&B that you can’t rate using a star. Little did he know this is when his true yoga practice would start. Charlie used this unfortunate time to go inward and look at the parts of himself he had so often avoided, and has experienced huge life changes because of it. He has been sober since 2013, but has struggled to relate to programs like AA, which suggest connecting to a higher power outside of one’s self. He connects more with the idea of our strength coming from within. Spirituality eluded Charlie for a long time. He thought it was a tool for people to ease their fear of dying, but one day on his mat here at YogaFish a little bit of that mysterious spirituality seeped in through the cracks. He finds the movements of vinyasa deeply devotional, and has a passion for arm balances and inversions. “Vinyasa, if you let it, will help focus your energy to pierce the veil unseen to us. Once you awaken to it, it’s over, you can never go back asleep.”


 Cheryl Levey- MindBodyBreath

Cheryl started training Martial Arts and Yoga in 2005 with Spirit Wind Internal Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2006, she began training directly with the Yang family and  found herself focusing on Tai Chi Chuan and Yoga. In 2007, she began teaching Yin Yoga, but wanted to deepen her knowledge of yoga as well. In 2009 she expanded her training to include Vinyasa and Traditional Ashtanga, through Yoga Sutra in New York and Philadelphia. With a focus on alignment and bringing it back to basics, her classes are designed for beginners and advanced practitioners alike, with a focus on the connection between the breath and the body. Cheryl grew up in Palm City and returned here from Puerto Rico where she enjoyed endless days of surfing after teaching Yoga and Tai Chi, while working on her other passion of sewing. Cheryl is a seamstress and designer, specializing in custom items including yoga mat bags, and alterations. “No matter where I live my life, I love what I do, and enjoy bringing that enthusiasm to every class I teach.” 

 


Kyle Rhodes- CYT, Vinyasa

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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, YinRestorative

Angie is registered with Yoga Alliance International. She studied the ancient practices of yoga at an angie-rashram in south India, which included Ayurveda medicine and yoga nidra.

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, Chair Yoga, Restorative Yoga

 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

PhotoHere’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:

1)  Completion of all three levels of the Joy Of Living program offered through Tergar International.
2)  Member of Tergar International’s Stuart based Sangha.
3)  Weekly pranayama and meditation classes taught by George Hughes, owner of geoYoga.
4)  Various breath workshops.

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. Attractedyogafish_shot 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.