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, Chair Yoga and Restorative Yoga. Currently Beatriz is working for the Medical Wellness Center at the University of Miami teaching therapeutic and restorative modalities. She works with private clients and delivery classes and workshops in therapeutic and adaptive yoga.
Christina Algeciras, RYT, was first introduced to Yoga as a little girl when she watched her mother do headstands in the living room. Over the years, she developed a deep interest in Yoga, practicing various styles such as Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa and Ashtanga, in Miami, New York and around the world. Beyond the physical practice, she began to discover the emotional and spiritual benefits of her practice and decided she wanted to share the benefits of Yoga with others. Christina completed her 200 hour Teacher Training at Prana Yoga and received additional certification to teach yoga to children through Karma Kids Yoga in 2009. In 2011, Christina completed “Teen Yoga Teacher Training” with Karma Kids Yoga in New York and Creative Relaxation’s teacher training course ” Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs Level I”
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.
Celeste Allu, RYT
From the moment Celeste stepped into her first yoga class she knew she had found what she’d always been looking for; a practice and lifestyle that taught her the meaning and value of what it means to live this life as a conscious human being and the beauty of sharing that with others. Her relationship with yoga grew very quickly, and within a year she completed her 300hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Gaia Budhai at Synergy Yoga in Miami Beach. Seeking to find a deeper connection with the universe and Mother Earth, Celeste completed certifications in Prenatal Yoga, Reiki, Crystal healing, Angel healing and Yoga for kids at-risk. Through yoga she also discovered the beautiful healing sounds of the harmonium, an ancient Indian instrument, which she often plays in her classes as she chants her favorite heart-opening mantras. Her life purpose is to help spread love and peace, and to assist others in the discovery and exploration of their own unique light through the universal teachings of yoga.