Beatriz Osorio, PRYT, E-RYT, RYT has been practcing yoga for more than 14 years. She has practiced different styles of yoga: Shivananda, Integral, Vinyasa, Asthanga, Anusara, Viniyoga, Parayoga. An injury to her Sacrum iliac catalyzed her interest in the scientific studies of Anatomy and Physiology. She then integrated those studies with the Holistic approach of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. Along with the yoga therapy studies she put together a yoga program for Back Pain, which helped her clients and students explore alternatives to drugs and surgery to relieve from back conditions. In 2007 she started working in adaptive yoga programs for Arthritis, MS, Fibromyalgia. These programs led to the creation of classes: Yoga for Seniors, Yoga for Arthritis and Limited Mobility, Chair Yoga and Restorative Yoga. Currently Beatriz is studying Yoga as Medicine, The Art & Science of Yoga Therapy with Timothy McCall, M.D
Melanie de Marchena,RYT, With a Master Degree in Child Psychology Melanie began her early career as Psychology Instructor at Broward Community College. After nine years of teaching adults about Child Development, she shifted her attention to teaching children through early parent-infant program at Miami-Dade College. Melanie discovered yoga as a way of bringing a deep sense of relaxation to body and mind. The deep sense of relaxation that she gained from the very first class kept her coming back on almost daily basis. She considers her new found flexibility, lowered blood pressure, increased vitality and euphoria as only the side effects of her practice. Melanie decided to become a yoga teacher. She completed her Yoga Teacher training at Prana Yoga Studio. The application of yoga to Psychology took her to be trained as a LifeForce Yoga Practitioner, a practice intentionally designed to manage the mood through the use of asana, pranayama, meditative practices, and sound mantra. Melanie is also trained at the Duke Integrative Center for Medicine in teaching Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors.
Maria Loreto Diaz
Maria Loreto Diaz Inicio sus estudios y practica de yoga a los 16 años en Chile. A los 19 años ingreso a la Universidad para estudiar Educación Diferencial (Psicopedagogía para Ciegos) A los 20 años empezó a dar clases de Hatha Yoga a personas invidentes hasta que emigro a Venezuela en 1976. Ya en Venezuela, estudio Filosofía Oriental y se hizo practicante de Tai Chi, Judo y Gimnasia. Trabajo como instructora de Hatha Yoga en el Club Santa PaulSa y luego se hizo cargo de la dirección del gimnasio Cumbres. Desde 2008 emigro a USA y ha estado practicando bajo la guía de Beatriz Osorio desde 2013. Actualmente está dando clases de Hatha Yoga en Español privadamente y en clubs.
(Maria Diaz Loreto, started studying yoga at 16 in her native country Chile. She went to the University to study Special Education (mention Psychology Education for Blinds). She was 20 when she began teaching Hatha Yoga for blind people until her immigration to Venezuela. Already in Venezuela, she studied Eastern Philosophy and became practitioner of Tai Chi, Judo and Gymnastics. Then she worked as instructor of Hatha Yoga at the Club Santa Paula, later she took over of the direction of the gym Cumbres. In 2008, she immigrated to USA and has been practicing under the guidance of Beatriz Osorio since 2013. She is currently teaching Hatha Yoga in Spanish privately and in clubs)