About the School


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.


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 path.

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 age".

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 Kids Miami.. www.yoga-balance.com

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.

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, Barbara Lehrman, Debbie Sutherland


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.



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