Vinyasa Flow Yoga (all levels)

This class is taught by:

Maria Paula Quintana

Maria Paula's passion for Yoga began in 2001 in Bogota, Colombia. While studying to be a theater actress, she fell in love with Yoga and how she calm she felt after practicing. She moved to London to further pursue her studies in theater and after finishing her studies, she moved to India to deepen her knowledge of Yoga. She completed her first 200-hour Teacher Training in Hatha Yoga in Kerala, India under the guidance of Swami Ji. She continued her journey of preparing to become a Yoga teacher in New York by completing a second 200- hour Yoga teacher training with Sri Dharma Mittra. In 2008, Maria Paula returned to Colombia where she taught Yoga professionally for 5 years in the best Yoga studios in Bogota. Aware that the journey of Yoga is one of continual growth, she earned two more teacher trainings certifications, a 200-hour training in Anusara Yoga with BJ Galvan and a 300 hour training with Noah Maze in LA. She is constantly travelling, as well as taking workshops and intensive courses with some of the best known teachers in the US: Jason Crandell, John Friend, Shiva Rea, Sharon Gannon and David Life.  She is also a certified holistic health coach and graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as well as a certified BARRE teacher from Exhale Spa.  Maria Paula lives in Miami Beach with her husband and their dog, Figo. She divides her time between coaching clients, teaching Yoga and Barre classes and teaching her dog to do a “downward facing dog” on command and other tricks!

Joanna Derouin

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.

Amy Foster Berntsen

Amy Foster Berntsen began her ballet training with Patricia Bromley in Atlanta, Georgia and completed her studies with School of American Ballet in New York City. She danced professionally with Miami City Ballet for five years and as a principal dancer with American Repertory Ballet under Septime Webre. Amy joined Ballet West as demi soloist in 1998 and was a principal with Diablo Ballet in 2005-2006. She was the School Director at The Dance Institute of Washington, instructed for Miami City Ballet, Peaches School of Dance and Miami Children’s Museum. Ms. Berntsen is a Master barre instructor. Her barre classes consist of interval training, core strengthening and stretching using the disciplines of a ballet, Pilates and yoga. Amy has a passion for teaching and she devotes herself entirely to the wellness of her students. In 2012, Amy became a 200- hr RYT (registered yoga teacher) after completing the Inner Balance Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Program. She is also a certified Gyrotonic trainer in the Miami area. 

Kayla Rodenhiser

Kayla took her first yoga class 11 years ago and has been enamored by the art and discipline of yoga ever since. She earned her 200-hour certification in 2006 and for the past 10 years has taught a variety of classes that have given her the opportunity to influence a wide range of students. Kayla has enjoyed working with seniors, athletes, active duty military members, wounded veterans, and children with special needs. Apart from being an E-RYT 200, Kayla has experience working as a rehabilitation technician, in-home caregiver, child care provider for foster children and physical therapy aid for children and adults with cerebral palsy. Her previous work experiences have highly influenced her teaching style. She places a strong emphasis on individual care. Through shared techniques and philosophies, Kayla gives students various tools to cultivate a personalized practice that provides mental and physical strength, balance, flexibility and most valuable of all, self-gratitude.

Adriana Gutierrez

E-RYT 200, RYT 500
Beatriz Adriana Gutierrez believes yoga is a practical tool to heal our bodies, find our breath and enliven our spirits. She steps onto her mat each day as both a student and a teacher. She completed her 500 Vinyasa Krama TT with Ruslan Kleytman, Hathavidya Level II 500 TT with Will Duprey and 200 TT with Mariano Ardissone at Ayama. She traveled to India to study at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram and Himalayan Yoga Academy. She has also studied with Andrey Lappa, Surinder JI, and Ashish Sharma.  Her curiosity and love for different cultures has made her a global adventurer. These journeys were the source and foundation for her passions of yoga, art and spirituality. Adriana studied in Florence, Italy at the Angel Academy where she mastered oil painting in classic realism. Her yoga techniques are art in motion. She share yoga as the tool for enhancing human potential to keep the body and mind in harmony.  Beatriz Adriana holds a degree in Fashion Design from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She always makes herself available to her students that are a combination of all ages and abilities. There is a very special one on one feeling of attention that she shares with students that work with her.

"Teach... what is inside you, not as it applies to you, but as it applies to the other..." T. Krishnamacharya.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Sep 28 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Maria Paula Quintana
  • Mon Oct 01 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Joanna Derouin
  • Fri Oct 05 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Maria Paula Quintana
  • Mon Oct 08 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Amy Foster Berntsen
  • Fri Oct 12 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Maria Paula Quintana
  • Mon Oct 15 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Amy Foster Berntsen
  • Fri Oct 19 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Kayla Rodenhiser
  • Mon Oct 22 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Amy Foster Berntsen
  • Fri Oct 26 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Kayla Rodenhiser
  • Mon Oct 29 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Amy Foster Berntsen
  • Fri Nov 02 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Adriana Gutierrez
  • Mon Nov 05 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Amy Foster Berntsen
  • Fri Nov 09 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Maria Paula Quintana