Our Teachers

Beatriz Osorio, PRYT, E-RYT, RYT has been practcing yoga for since 1992. 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.


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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 and privately and in clubs)

 

Oxana Naidina

Born and raised in Moscow. Oxana has a deep connection to hatha yoga and yogic philosophy, thanks to daily practice with her parents starting from a young age. After completing graduate-level studies in Economics, she moved to New York City and continued her explorations of different faiths traditions, modalities of healing, and yoga. She is Reiki Master and has studied and practiced healing and energy work for more than 25 years. She completed her 200-hour training under the guidance of Karina Ayn Mirsky. She has studied Tantric haha yoga, meditation, pranayama and many other modalities and techniques. Oxana completed her 500-hour yoga teacher training with Cyndi Lee and received advanced training with Judith Lassiter in Restorative Yoga and Yoga Anatomy. Oxana’s classes interweave body-opening postures, breathwork to develop a balance between effort an ease, experience that can be use in each moment both on and off the mat.

 

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Deedee  Yates Toner

Deedee Yates Toner has been certified and teaching yoga since 1996. She is certified in the Sivananda method which is a classical hatha yoga style. Deedee’s love of yoga has inspired her to also explore, study, and practice many other styles of yoga including Ashtanga/power yoga, Anusara, Vinyasa flow, Iyengar, Bikram and Phoenix Rising. Elements of all of these styles are evident in her teaching and philosophy. Deedee’s teaching emphasizes gentle movement combined with mindfulness, body awareness, and proper breathing. Her intention is to give her students the ability to create well-being and ease of movement in their bodies and lives through yoga and self care. Recently, Deedee took the MELTmethod instructors training and has been teaching MELT, which is a simple self-treatment that helps prevent pain, heal injury, and erase the negative effects of aging and active living.   It simulates the techniques and results of manual therapies but MELT is a do-it-yourself “hands off’ method using a specially designed roller and small balls. The MELT philosophy is “pain-free living for a lifetime” . MELT and yoga complement each other beautifully and combine to create an integrated program for optimal well-being and longevity.