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 all students can grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. 

Laura Wenger, E-RYT500- Owner & Teacher

12684389595_14d40bccb7_hLaura is an E-RYT500 with over 4,000 hours of teaching experience. She is a Functional Range Conditioning movement specialist, a certified Curvy Yoga teacher and a community partner with the Yoga and Body Image Coalition. As a trauma-informed teacher, she is dedicated to creating a safe environment for self-acceptance, nurturing and education. Laura encourages individual exploration and mindful inquiry through functional movement and traditional asana. She teaches students to reconnect to their own embodied experience, empowering them to find individual alignment that honors and respects each unique body.

Laura is a dedicated student of movement and meditation, committed to continuing education and critical thinking about modern postural yoga practice. Her primary asana teachers are Jason Crandell and Anna Guest-Jelley. 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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Maureen Agnello, CYT, RNBSN, Mind Body Breath

Maureen began practicing yoga twelve years ago when she wanted to find something to replace running. She understood that she needed to “slow it down” physically, and had been taking Pilates classes for several years which incorporated yoga poses, so she decided to explore an asana practice. She started  taking classes at Kula Yoga Shala in Jupiter FL where she discovered the powerful healing benefits of yoga. 

Maureen has been on an “off the mat” yoga journey for over 35 years, attending workshops and Sat sangs with a variety of spiritual teachers including Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, and Abraham Hicks. She has experienced an eclectic path of study which most recently includes the roots and traditions of yoga philosophy.

Maureen enjoys teaching Yin Yoga, Restorative, and Mind Body Breath which integrates the three disciplines of yoga – meditation, breath work and the physical poses. She believes that connecting breath to movement  improves focus and balance, and helps to quiet the mind. Maureen has incorporated breath work and meditation into her nursing practice for healing and restorative work with women and children for over 32 years.

Maureen received her 200 hour CYT certification in 2018 after completion of Mindful Vinyasa Teacher Training under Laura Wenger at YogaFish. She has continued her training with Mindfulness Yin Yoga training from Mela Academy. She sees the opportunity to teach yoga as a continuation of her ongoing spiritual journey for both personal growth and service to others.

 


Carol Dee Ankrom, RYT, Restorative Yoga & Studio Helper

Carol Dee developed a love and passion for yoga when she first participated in prenatal classes over 13 years ago. Further study continued in North Carolina and Virginia before her family’s move to Stuart introduced her to Yogafish four years ago. Carol Dee has just completed 200-hour Mindful Vinyasa Teacher Training under Laura Wenger at Yogafish and looks forward to further developing her yoga journey as both a teacher and student.

Helping students to feel and breathe in the body they have right now is her main hope as a teacher. She wants to focus on giving her students the chance to feel and have an experience just as they are. With a focus on body positivity and inclusivity she hopes to shine her positive spirit. She is excited to be teaching at Yogafish where she feels every student has a safe and welcoming place to be themselves!


Cathy Brooks, ERYT500, YACEP- 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.
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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 withou

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

Charlie Harvey, RYT, CPT- Vinyasa, YinRestorative

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.” Charlie is also a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. 

 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!


Maggie Turmel- RYT, ARNP Specializing in Women’s Health, Meditation, Chair Yoga, Restorative Yoga

 Maggie Turmel has been teaching yoga since 2012. She is an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner, trained in Reiki and Clinical Hypnotherapy, and specializes in relaxation and decreasing stress. She has completed over 400 hours of teacher training and currently teaches Chair Yoga, Restorative, Yoga Nidra and meditation.

Maggie originally  found the practice of yoga as a way 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. Through her own injuries she began to teach chair yoga. She believes that yoga is accessible for everyone, within the intention and the breath.


 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.


Nelson Jones, CYT, YogaFish Sub Nelson Jones has practiced yoga for many years, tried many styles, and learned from
many different teachers, but after recently completing a six-month yoga teacher 
training program, feels that he’s finally arrived at a true starting point; the journey has just begun.  “Atha Yogaanusasanam;” Yoga starts now.  Nelson is constantly learning yoga philosophies, history, anatomy, the craft and the art surrounding yoga. He continues to learn from his teachers, seminars, online, books and the students he gets to work with.  Nelson believes that yoga should be accessible to everyone, all bodies and all levels.  If you have a body, then you can do yoga.  His hope is to help guide students to understand that they possess the strength and flexibility to access yoga with just what they brought to their mat, and to accept themselves where they are, just as they are.

Sandra Price, RYT, YogaFish Sub. Sandra Price, is a certified Chair Yoga Instructor, and is an RYT 200 with more than 300 hours of training and teaching experience. She currently teaches Vinyasa and Yoga Core at Martin Health Systems and Chair Yoga at Pinelake Gardens. Sandra began her yoga journey more than 15 years ago and became interested in teaching Chair Yoga in order to give seniors and individuals with injuries, or disabilities a way to experience the benefits of yoga.


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.