Galina began practicing Yoga in 2010 and immersed herself in as many styles as she could fit into her busy schedule. She fell in love with the practice and quickly realized that Yoga was more than just something she wanted to "do", it was something she wanted to share with others. In October 2012, Galina traveled to a small town in Central India called Khajuraho, to complete her first 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Classical Hatha Yoga. In 2013, she followed up with a 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Vinyasa flow through Atmananda Yoga Sequence in New York. In February 2015, she began her studies of Thai Yoga Massage at Integral Yoga Institute in New York. Galina wanted to expand her knowledge of the human body, enabling her to work with her students on a deeper level. Also in 2015, she was introduced to Pilates and knew it would be a complement to her teaching repertoire. She completed a Comprehensive Pilates Training program including the Reformer, Chair, Tower, Cadillac, and mat through Helen's Intensive Pilates, in Brooklyn, New York. In addition, Galina is also a certified Kettle Bell Fusion Instructor. Galina has been teaching Pilates, Yoga and Kettle Bell Fusion at Helen's Intensive Pilates in New York for the past 1.5 years, until she decided to move to Florida and continue to share her passion of Yoga and Pilates with the beautiful people of Miami! Galina is originally from Latvia and speaks fluent Russian and English. She loves skiing, hiking, camping, reading and listening to Jazz!
A student of yoga since age 11, Ingrid healed her body and her heart through the practice of yoga. Ingrid’s study of yoga, yoga therapeutics, and yoga philosophy led her to become a certified yoga instructor in 2001. Since her certification, she has expanded her practice to teaching yoga, breathing, and meditation techniques to all ages, including young children. Because of her deep passion for the practice and the influence derived from the many great spiritual traditions, Ingrid continues to evolve her practice by incorporating both the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga. Her classes provide a stimulating and safe environment to relax and begin to release stress, emotion, and anxiety through stretching, breathing, and movement. Throughout the sessions, students learn to live in the moment of the practice and learn to find acceptance, see self-awareness, feel an interconnection, and rediscover self-love. With her life-affirming and exuberant teaching style, Ingrid offers years of experience to share her empathy and love for the healing process and total wellness to each of her students.
"Teach... what is inside you, not as it applies to you, but as it applies to the other..." T. Krishnamacharya.
A Certified Yoga Teacher and a Plant-based Raw Chef, Joanna strives to empower people to live up to their full potential by mindfully breathing and eating, while developing a mind-body connection. Her quest for optimal health and a fulfilled life begun over 10 years ago, when she started practicing yoga and meditation. In a journey to nourish and heal her own body, she experienced a wide range of techniques, which led her to pursue yoga teachings around the world (India, US, South America, SE Asia, Australia) allowing her to develop a deep and broad understanding of the practice and its philosophy. Joanna completed her 200h teacher training in Byron Bay, Australia, and she intends to always remain a student of the spiritual teachings. Yoga has brought a profound purpose to her life and that’s what she shares with her students.