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Our Teachers

Our Iyengar, and Gentle Therapeutics teachers are highly trained and experienced. Led by the owner of Yoga That, Edwin Bergman. The inspiration and influence for our teachers is found in the rich heritage of the Iyengar Yoga tradition.
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Edwin Bergman

Edwin is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and founder of YOGA THAT. He began practicing yoga in 1989 in New York City, where for 15 years he had hosted You Are the Light, an inspirational cable TV show he created. Since then  he has practiced and studied with many great teachers in the Iyengar tradition:  Mary Dunn, Carire Owerko, Patricia Walden, Manouso Manas, Colleen Gallagher, Rosa Santana, Rebecca and Dean Lerner, Pom Cayeiro, John Schumacher. Before he turned to Iyengar, Edwin was a Senior Teacher/Teacher Trainer in the YogaWorks school and began teaching in Integral and Anusara schools of yoga.. He is registered as “Experienced” (E-RYT500) with Yoga Alliance. His classes bring students deep inside by balancing precise instruction, detailed alignment and skillful sequencing. For more info visit his website: www.edwinbergman.com
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MarisoMariso de Colsa

Mariso de ColsaMarisó 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 from a frozen shoulder, becoming a true believer and devoted student ever since. She decided to become a yoga teacher to share with others the benefits of yoga, including both the mental and spiritual aspects. Marisó continues her studies with Rebecca and Dean Lerner and Rosa Santana. She has also studied with James Murphy, Carrie Owerko and, most recently with Geeta Iyengar in India.

Javier Wilensky

In 2002, Javier discovered Iyengar Yoga during his quest to improve concentration and release stress. Yoga not only helped him overcome those challenges but also opened the door to a new spiritual path. He has participated in numerous teacher trainings and workshops with leading Iyengar Yoga instructors, including the Iyengars –  Geeta and Prashanti –  during his trips to India which began in 2014. Stateside, 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 Loveland

Katrin is a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor. She has traveled to India multiple times to study with the Iyengars.  She studies regularly 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 for relief of back pain due to her scoliosis, she was committed when she realized its ability to calm and steady the mind, qualities that continue 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 two children.


RogerRoger Richter

Raised with a holistic sensibility, Roger sensed that practicing yoga was the correct step to help overcome an injury sustained in the mid 1980’s. 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 the mid 1980s with Gabriel Halpern in the Iyengar style. The combination of the external physical aspect, complimented by the internal inward journey, was a wondrous frontier. The practice sparked a passion for 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, Patricia Walden. Roger is 200YTT certified with YogaWorks and studies with Edwin Bergman. He is registered with the Yoga Alliance.


ValerieValerie Blum
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 movement and alignment. 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.
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Lois Tepper

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.  She has also studied Bikram and Iyengar yoga.   She is registered E-RYT 200 and RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance.  Her class flows with an inspirational theme and students will leave feeling uplifted and joyful.