Our Iyengar, YogaWorks and Gentle Theraputics teachers are highly trained and experienced. Led by Iyengar Teacher and former Senior YogaWorks Teacher and Teacher Trainer Edwin Bergman. The inspiration and influence for our teachers is found in Iyengar Yoga, but our quality classes are accessible to all disciplines and styles.
Edwin Bergman, ERYT500
Edwin is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and is the founder of YOGA THAT. He began practicing Yoga in 1989 in New York City. Over the last 25+ years, he has practiced and studied with many great teachers in the Iyengar, YogaWorks, Integral and Anusara schools of yoga. Edwin is registered as experienced (E-RYT500) with Yoga Alliance. Before turning to Iyengar Yoga, Edwin traveled the world, leading the highly respected YogaWorks Teacher Training. His classes bring you deep inside by balancing precise instruction, detailed alignment and skillful sequencing. Prior to teaching Yoga, Edwin was the creator and host of “You are the light”- an inspirational cable TV program- in New York and Los Angeles for 15 years.
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Marisó is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. Before Yoga, Marisó worked in the corporate world for many years and has practiced yoga most of her life. Her grandmother was a beloved yoga teacher in Mexico. She fell in love with Iyengar yoga after gaining full range of motion of a frozen shoulder. She has been a devoted student and true believer ever since. She decided to become a yoga teacher to share with others the benefits of yoga, including mental and spiritual. Marisó continues her studies with Rebecca and Dean Lerner and Rosa Santana. She has also studied with James Murphy, Carrie Owerko, and recently with Geeta Iyengar in India.
In 2002, Javier discovered IYENGAR Yoga as a result of a constant quest to improve concentration and release stress; this discipline not only helped him overcome these challenges but also opened the doors to a new spiritual path. Javier has participated in numerous teacher-trainings and workshops with leading Iyengar Yoga Instructors since 2014. Javier has been traveling to India to study with the Iyengars, especially with Geeta and Prashant. Javier has been studying closely with the most important Iyengar yoga teachers: Manouso Manos, Rebecca, and Dean Lerner, Marina Chaselon, Colleen Gallagher, and Faeq Biria.
Katrin is a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor. She has traveled to India multiple times to study with the Iyengars. She regularly practices with her teacher and mentor, Colleen Gallagher, and other leading Yoga teachers, including Manouso Manos, John Schumacher, and Gabriella Giubilaro. Initially drawn to yoga for its physical benefits and relief of back pain due to her scoliosis, yoga’s ability to calm and steady the mind continues to hold her interest. She has been teaching at Prana Yoga Miami since 2001. Katrin’s teaching style is energetic and precision-oriented. She works with students of all ages and levels, as well as with students with physical injuries or limitations. She lives in Miami with her husband and her two children.
Roger, raised with a holistic sensibility, yoga seemed the correct step to help overcome an injury sustained in the mid-1980s. Living in Chicago, Roger studied art and showed in local galleries. He focused on combining his visual imagery to convey his interests in metaphysics and meditation. He began the study and practice of alignment yoga in mid-1985 with Gabriel Halpern in the Iyengar style. The combination of the external physical aspect complemented by the internal inward journey was a wondrous frontier. The practice sparked a passion for a greater understanding of body alignment and awareness. This longstanding desire to experience deeper integration of body, mind, and spirit inspires his practice and teaching. Moving to Miami in 1990, he continued his practice and studied with Bobbi Golden, and more recently, Manuso Manos, Carrie Owerko, and Patricia Walden. Roger is 200YTT certified with YogaWorks and studies with Edwin Bergman. He is registered with the Yoga Alliance.
Valerie is originally from Switzerland, where she began training in Ballet. Following a scholarship to Belgium, she then trained at the American Ballet School in NYC and became a professional. Meanwhile, she had found the path of yoga to ease her body and mind and a way to learn to slow down. She has found a new purpose in teaching the knowledge gained through many years of body movements and alignments. Valerie obtained the RYT 200 Teacher Training Certification from YogaWorks and registered with the Yoga Alliance. She continues to study at Yoga That with her mentor Edwin Bergman. She is now teaching Basic practice at Yoga That Studio and determined to pass along this subtle art of detailed alignment found in each yoga postures.
Lois is a life long resident of Miami Beach and stepped into her first yoga class after years of tennis, jogging, and swimming. She was transformed by the power of yoga to heal, expand, and create a sense of freedom for her body. She became certified in Hatha yoga with Peter Barber (2001) and studied Anusara yoga with John Friend. She received her Anusara Inspired certification in 2006, studied Bikram and Iyengar yoga, and Lois has E-RYT 200 and RYT 500 registration with Yoga Alliance. Her class flows with an inspirational theme, and students leave feeling uplifted and joyful.