About the School
WHO WE ARE
| Bobbi Goldin, director of The Yoga Institute
of Miami and the qualified staff have been teaching Iyengar style Hatha Yoga
in the South Miami area since 1978. Our bright, well equipped studio and
friendly classes are designed to help you grow stronger, more elastic, and
increase your stamina. A healthy, aware body and a calm aware mind enhance
the quality of life.
THE YOGA INSTITUTE OF MIAMI STAFF
Bobbi Goldin has been the director since 1978. She was certified as
Intermediate Junior, by Mr. Iyengar, in 1983. She feels it vital that "We
do Yoga to quiet the mind and soothe the heart, so each day is a gift". Bobbi
is known to teach with great support, challenge and humor, so everyone's
needs are met. She has been a T.M. practitioner since 1994 and continues
to be a student of Yoga and life. She is strongly influenced by Ramanand
Patel and John Schumacher.
Jeaneen Bell has extensive training and experience. Her Yoga
journey began in 1972. In 2008 she became an Introductory Level Certified
Iyengar instructor. In 2009 she studied with the Iyengar family in
India. She is preparing for the next level of certification. Jeaneen
enjoys teaching all levels, sharing her smile and words of encouragement.
Students are a motivation for her to be a better teacher on her Yogic
Yael Ben-Chanoch began her Yoga practice in 1999 and attended the
2002 Teacher Training Course. "Yoga is a lifelong process of learning
and has become part of my daily life. I find it challenging and
interesting. I love that I can practice anywhere, anytime and at any
Diane Beverley has attended and taught our classes for over 13 years.
She blends patience, humor, and clarity to make classes special for all.
"Yoga brings strength and flexibility to the body, harmony AND BALANCE to
our daily lives, enhancing the physical, emotional and spiritual self."
Valerie DeWitt brings a gentle approach to her practice and teaching.
She enjoys sharing the blessings of Yoga with adults, and delights in her work with
children. She is a RYT and CYKT (certifiedYogakids teacher), offering programs
for children ages 5-17, as well as workshops for parents and professionals since
2001. She currently serves on the board of a new organization called Mindful
Liora Haymann comes from Chile, where she studied dance and then moved
on to Yoga. "Yoga is an unending exploration of body, mind and spirit. I
love to challenge my body's boundaries and reach the silence and quiet of
mind that comes with it. The more I learn, the deeper the well of wisdom
seems". Liora recently qualified as an Introductory Iyengar Certified Teacher.
Joyce Sanders has been practicing Yoga for over 16 years. She has taught
adults for 11 years and children for 6 years. She has experienced first hand how
a regular Yoga practice can lead to a calmer, stronger, and more flexible mind and
body. Joyce has studied with many senior Yoga instructors and is a certified
YogaKids teacher, (CYKT). In addition to teaching at the Yoga Institute of Miami,
she teaches children at several private schools.
Debbie Sutherland came to the Yoga Institute in 2007, and took the
2009 Teacher Training. She has been inspired to seek balance of both body
and mind through her study of Yoga. "I want to inspire others to enjoy the
benefits that Yoga can bring to their lives and share all that I have learned,
and will learn."
Lee Lahla began her Yogic journey in 2000. In 2007, she began
her Teacher Training Courses and assisting in classes. Lee has been
teaching since 2009. "I love to inspire the students and observe them
grow and evolve in their Yogic journeys.
Assisting and Substituting
Chris Ellenburg, Paula Johnson, Mary Kong, Barbara Lehrman, JoAnn SheeHe
WHERE WE ARE
8241 SW 124 Street, Miami, Fl. 33156. When on U.S. 1, turn
east onto SW 124 Street; on your left is a small shopping plaza; look for our
Yoga sign. Parking is easy and
secure. Security is not a problem.