Holly Briscoe

I have been a student of Yoga since 1999. At first I was drawn to Yoga because I thought the movement was beautiful to watch. When I began, I was VERY frustrated by how inflexible and weak I felt – it was so humbling. Soon I started to feel stronger, healthier and more peaceful. My life began to change in wonderful and unexpected ways. I learned to love and honor my body. I finally saw the beauty in patience, discipline and being still inside. Somewhere along the way I found my voice and began to use it. I started focusing on being more conscious. I look back now and realize I was waking up. I began to listen to my intuition and later trust it. I got stronger – mind, body and spirit. Even now, every day brings a new lesson.

I was asked to teach in 2000. I absolutely love it. I LOVE having anything to do with people getting into Yoga and having their lives changed as a result.

I have completed many workshops and teacher trainings in conjunction with YogaWorks, Integrative Healing Strategies, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies and the Institute for Advancement of Human Behavior. My training reaches Vinyasa, Sivananda, Vini, Bikram, Ashtanga and Pre-natal Yoga and various types of meditation and energy work. I am greatly influenced by Edwin Bergman, Tias Little, Rod Stryker, Shiva Rae, Bryan and Johnny Kest and SO many other wonderful teachers. I am certified with the prestigious and international YogaWorks. I am a YogaWorks Teacher Training Ambassador. I am also certified for Advanced Reiki.

Although I have trained in many other styles, I consider Vinyasa my home. This “flow style” of yoga resonates with me on many levels. More than anything, I believe in listening to your body VERY closely. It can be an incredible map! You’ll often hear me say in class “If you are able to hear the whispers, you will never hear a shout.” I like to blend styles to customize and change it up.

On the personal side, I grew up in Kansas and have two amazing children. I think a little sense of humor can go a long way. I consider myself to be more spiritual than religious. I think Yoga helps us stay connected with our most positive and divine Self. I trust that the Universe guides us when we pay attention and stay present. Conscious living is not for sissies! I believe energy medicine is VERY powerful stuff. And I think people should use Yoga in their lives however it suits them.

N’amaste’

Sarah Granato

I recall the moment I fell in love with teaching yoga. It was during my teacher training and one of our exercises was to lead a centering. I said something like, ‘Close your eyes. Take a deep breath in… and exhale’. The change I observed from such a simple instruction was miraculous. I could actually feel the energy shift in that single breath. I knew from that point on I wanted to offer that transformation to as many people as I could.

I set an intention at the beginning of every class to teach from a place of love. Yoga found me when I was struggling and provided me with these incredible teachings of self-care, balance, awareness and strength. The physical practice of yoga opens my eyes to the wonder of the body, it’s capabilities and potential. The spiritual practice is one of living my Truth and constantly enlightens and challenges me.

Teaching yoga inspires me to be a lifelong student of the practice. I studied at the Kailash Tribal School of Yoga and Holistic Healing in Mcleodganj, India, and received my advanced 500 hr E-RYT® certification. I am certified in Prenatal yoga (Integral Yoga NYC) and Kid’s yoga (Karma Kid’s Yoga NYC). I teach Vinyasa for all levels as well as Yin and Restorative. I find great joy in working with those new to yoga. I’m also a Reiki Master, having completed Levels I, II, and III.

I co-owned Finding Sukha Yoga School in the East Village before relocating to South Florida. I am the luckiest mom of two incredible girls who will always be my greatest teachers. I currently conduct Prenatal teacher trainings privately and with small groups.

Sarah believes that EVERY BODY (she has taught students age 3 to 93) can benefit from yoga. Her classes are designed to find a balance between strength and release, effort and ease. Sarah invites her students to explore the physical, mental and spiritual intention of their own personal practice.

Christina Schultz

Christina began practicing yoga at her home during a very stressful time in her life, and immediately fell in love with vinyasa after taking her first studio class. She has been an avid practitioner since, and decided that she wanted to share the same joy she found in yoga with others through teaching.

For Christina, yoga is about the connection between mind and body. The goal for her classes is that you will challenge and strengthen your body, while also calming your mind so you can leave with a sense of peace and contentment. Through focusing on breath and physical alignment while moving through creative sequences, Christina hopes to give students the opportunity to grow stronger and feel more connected with themselves