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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.

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Edwin Bergman, CIYT Level 2, 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 30+ years, he has practiced and studied with many great teachers in the Iyengar, YogaWorks, Integral, and Anusara yoga schools. Edwin is registered as experienced (E-RYT500) with Yoga Alliance. Edwin traveled the world before turning to Iyengar Yoga, leading the highly respected YogaWorks Teacher Training. His classes bring you deep inside by balancing precise instruction, detailed alignment, and skillful sequencing. Before 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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Mariso de Colsa, CIYT Level 2

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 a frozen shoulder's full range of motion. 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 Geeta Iyengar in India.

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Pom Cayerio, CIYT Level 3

 

Pom Cayeiro is a certified Level 3 Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher. Pom graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy in her native country, Thailand. In 2007, she moved to Miami and started teaching yoga. She was trained at the Yoga Vidya Gurukul (Nasik, India ) and then traveled to Pune three times to study at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI). There, she found her passion to help others with the traditional Iyengar Yoga method. Dean and Rebecca Lerner, James Murphy, Lois Steinberg, and Colleen Gallagher are her mentors and teachers.

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Enrique Cayerio, CIYT Level 2

 

Enrique initially practiced Yoga to help with his scoliosis and diabetes but eventually found his passion in it. He has been practicing Iyengar Yoga since 2000. He was trained at the Yoga Vidya Gurukul (Nasik, India ) and then traveled to Pune two times to study at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI). It’s there where he found his passion to help others with the traditional Iyengar method. His mentors and teachers are Rebecca Lerner, Dean Lerner, James Murphy, and Lois Steinberg.

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Katrin Loveland, CIYT Level 2

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 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 and with students with physical injuries or limitations. She lives in Miami with her husband and her two children.

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Roger Richter, CIYT Level 1

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 combined 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 a 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, Carrie Owerko and Patricia Walden. Roger is 200YTT certified with YogaWorks and studies with Edwin Bergman. He is registered with the Yoga Alliance.

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Paola Della Torre, CIYT Level 1

Paola started practicing yoga in 1998 in Buenos Aires. In 2005, she met Guruji, B.K.S Iyengar, while attending the Iyengar Intensive USA at East National Park. She practices regularly with her mentor, Pom Cayeiro, and Rebecca Lerner (her recommended teacher). She studied with senior teachers Rebecca and Dean Lerner, Gabriela Guibilaro, James Murphy, Patricia Walden, Colleen Gallagher, Rosa Santana, Bobbi Goldin, Bobby Clennell, and John Schumacher. She is a lifelong yoga student and is profoundly grateful to her teachers and students. She participated in the Iyengar Yoga National Convention with Abhijata Iyengar in 2016 (Boca Raton), 2019 (Dallas), and 2023 (San Diego). She pursued Iyengar certification and was certified in 2019. Her classes are well-sequenced and challenging. Paola also teaches in Spanish. Her teachings stem from a place of enthusiasm and joy that results from years of practice. Join her for a fun, alignment-based asana class, breath awareness, and the sacred practice of Savasana. Burn away the mental fog, refresh your body, clear away tension, and nourish your sense of inner peace.

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Valerie Blum

Valerie is originally from Switzerland, where she began training in Ballet. Following a scholarship to Belgium, she trained at the American Ballet Theatre 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 is determined to pass along this subtle art of detailed alignment in each yoga posture.

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Allaine Stricklen

Allaine has been practicing Yoga for over 40 years, and she has studied all over the world. She is the creator of Gentle Therapeutics Yoga, which uses props to restore the body’s balance and vitality. She is Certified by the Yoga Alliance as a Master Yoga Instructor, is a Certified Scoliosis Specialist, and has studied with Elise Browning-Miller, a Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher. Allaine believes that Yoga is for everybody and "every body." Her mission is to help students release old patterns that do not serve a higher purpose.

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