Raja Yoga Instructors

Claire Santos Claire is a former Marine Corps Sergeant who was introduced to yoga as a child and has since practiced many different styles as her life took her from Japan to a Native American Indian Reservation in Montana and lots of places in between. She began teaching as a RYT in 2010, completing 200 hour certifications in both Vinyasa and Integrative Yoga during that time and is also a Certified Outreach Yoga instructor with Yoga Gangsters, a non-profit organization providing yoga to marginalized communities in South Florida. In addition to teaching regularly, Claire is the Studio Manager at 305 Yoga & Outreach in her hometown of Miami, FL. She is inspired to create opportunities for others to find peace and presence through the practice of yoga in order to live their lives fully,as active participants in the global community, with intention, joy and love.

Christy Nones McKenzieChristy Nones McKenzie, a certified Anusara yoga┬« teacher and ERYT 500, has been practicing yoga since 1988 and teaching since 2000. She infuses her upbeat and flowing classes with poetry, precision and playfulness, encouraging students to explore the depths of their own potential. Christy is committed to helping students apply the life-affirming ideals of Tantric philosophy, skillfully and practically, into everyday life. Based in Miami Beach, she is an internationally recognized teacher’s teacher who has presented at Yoga Journal conferences and Wanderlust festivals.

Marisol Tamez Marisol Tamez is a yoga teacher, writer, creative multi-media producer and Executive Director of Yoga Gangsters, a non-profit organization bringing free yoga programs to at-risk youth. A dancer since childhood, Marisol grew up with an awareness of the healing power found in movement and creative expression. She is passionate about inspiring others to be more childlike everyday in hopes of preserving our imagination and innate talents in order to live a more fulfilling, authentic life. Marisol has a B.A. in Psychology & Criminology from the University of Miami and has completed her RYT-200 certification at 305 Yoga with Terri Cooper, theRadiant Child Yoga training and Louise Goldberg’s Creative Relaxation┬«: Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism & Special Needs (Levels 1&2) .

Pablo Lucero Pablo Lucero, owner of Pablo Lucero Yoga and co-creator of Prana Exhange, facilitates lectures at teacher trainings and workshops at various South Florida studios and leads Yoga Retreats. He discovered meditation at the age of 18 and shortly after found the practice of Yoga. Pablo completed his 200 RYT teacher training with Fred Busch Power Yoga and has also studied with Terri Copper, completing his Yoga Outreach certification Training with Yoga Gangsters. He teaches Vinyasa Power Yoga classes that integrate his personal studies, life experience, traditional Yoga and humor while emphasizing personal transformation. His teachings utilizes cutting edge teacher training methodology and are based on his own practices and studies with his teachers to present a complete physical workout and holistic approach that promotes balance and strength in the body, focus in the mind and expansion of the spirit.

GaneshaGanesha Michael Shapiro is a Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor since 2004 and a full-time energy healing practitioner. He graduated from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing in 2008 and completed Harmonyum Healing Training with Gurunam in 2009. His classes and full/new moon workshops are a unique experience combining yoga, numerology, healing, meditation, breathwork, live music and more. His passion is for uncovering Truth within the archetypal and symbolic realms. This practice opens up the pathways for receiving spiritual guidance, healing and transformation.

Rosa SantanaRosa Santana, Certified Iyengar Instructor, has been studying, teaching, and propagating the therapeutic art of Iyengar Yoga since 1995. She was drawn to the mental and physical discipline after suffering three accidental falls, one of which fractured her tailbone. Since healing her back, neck and sciatica pains, she has introduced yoga to hundreds of students who had never experienced this healing art and science. She Yogarosa, which has become a respected studio in the classical teachings of Iyengar Yoga. She pioneered the first Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training taught by Senior teachers in South Florida, and has hosted numerous Senior teachers. She has had the privilege of studying directly with Yoga Master BKS Iyengar, as well as his daughter, Geeta, and son, Prashant and has presented the benefits of Iyengar yoga as a Guest lecturer at Nova Southeastern University, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of South Florida, the National Parkinson’s Foundation, and the Synergy Teacher Training in Miami Beach, FL. She believes yoga is accessible, healing, and transformational to all who try it.

Ken von Roenn Ken von Roenn III is the creator of Skanda Yoga, and is a former affiliate of Anusara Yoga. A practitioner for 13 years, Ken presents a dynamic synthesis of attributes from many Hatha Yoga systems. Ken holds a B.A. In Philosophy, is a Level III Reiki Master, and was an Honors graduate in 2000 from the Yoga East Teacher Training program. He has since then studied alignment and therapeutics extensively. Ken is determined to advance the potential of humanity, and is deeply committed to Divining a higher form of practice, one that embraces advanced techniques and extreme methods for a complete transformation of mind, body, and spirit.