Cora Ciaffone

In 1974, Cora committed to the discipline, strength and flexibility required for competitive dance, the vegetarian philosophy and lifestyle. During those times of fears and insecurities, her practice of meditation, visualization and hypnotherapy were empowering. In 1987, she graduated with a BS in Health Sciences and Nutrition and entered the medical community to develop programs for patients with spinal disabilities. These experiences and successes were the 'agni' (fire) that ignited my passion to teach yoga. In 1997, after her first class in Iyengar yoga, her dharma (life's purpose) began to crystallize. Presently, Cora is a Registered Yoga Teacher-500 and after a lifetime of loving and caring for pets, she followed her passion to understand and train canines. Now a Certified Dog Trainer, her Yogi-Dog classes manifest her dream for bonding people with their amazing pets. Watch a video interview with Cora!



Danielle Desilio

Danielle has practiced the art of yoga for a number of years and has traveled abroad to experience different styles. She completed her teachers training in Interdisciplinary Yoga at the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica and is certified with Yoga Alliance. Her love of the practice comes from her passion for its healing nature. Her practice emphasizes breath and physical postures to increase flexibility, strength, and serenity while enabling you to discover your unique expression and style of yoga. Watch a video interview with Danielle!



Holly Briscoe

Holly has been a student of Yoga since 1999. At first she was VERY frustrated by how inflexible and weak she felt - it was incredibly humbling for her. Soon she started to feel stronger, healthier, centered, more balanced and peaceful. Her life began to change in wonderful and unexpected ways. Holly finally saw the beauty in patience, discipline and being still inside. Somewhere along the way she found her voice and began to use it. Then things became clearer for her on many levels. Now she realizes she was waking up. She began to listen to her intuition and later trust it. Even now, she believes that every day brings a new lesson. She was asked to teach in 2001 and absolutely loves it. Holly LOVES having anything to do with people getting into Yoga and having their lives changed as a result. She has completed many work shops and teacher trainings in conjunction with YogaWorks, Integrative Healing Strategies, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies and the Institute for Advancement of Human Behavior. Her training reaches Vinyasa, Sivananda, Vini, Bikram, Ashtanga and Pre-natal Yoga and various types of meditation and energy work. She is certified with the prestigious and international YogaWorks and is a YogaWorks Teacher Trainer Ambassador. She is also certified for Advanced Reiki. On the personal side, she grew up in Kansas and has two amazing children. Holly thinks a little sense of humor can go a LONG way. She trusts that the Universe guides us when we pay attention and stay present. Holly believes energy medicine is VERY powerful stuff. And she thinks people should use Yoga in their lives however it suits them. Watch a video interview with Holly!



Jaye Bryan

Jaye Bryan has been involved within the teaching field for 17 years. She is a certified yoga teacher and is registered with Yoga Alliance. She has been inspired to study with many respected teachers reflecting the principles and alignment methods behind the styles of Iyengar, Anusara, Viniyoga, Forrest, ISHTA and Yin. She views teaching as a privilege, providing a space for practitioners to explore the same healing and transformative effects that yoga continues to bring into her daily life. Her classes are designed to lead each student along a journey of self discovery, healing and rejuvenation in a safe, non-competitive environment. Her classes incorporate meditative techniques for inner reflection, gentle pranayama instruction to discover the subtleties behind the breath, and numerous modifications to adapt the postures to every level of strength and flexibility. Watch a video interview with Jaye!







Scott Feinberg

Scott counts his blessings as a devoted father, writer, social-entrepreneur, dedicated yoga teacher and Personal Presence Coach. Practicing yoga since 1999 and teaching since 2002, Scott is a nationally certified teacher through Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 500 hour level and has trained and mentored over 400 yoga teachers since 2009. He is the founder of Kula Yoga Shala, a donation-based yoga and healing arts collaborative in Jupiter, FL. His teachings are steeped in the merging of the mystical with the practical. Scott has launched yoga outreach and community service initiatives in over 100 cities across the world through his non-profit work. He has been a presenting faculty member at The Omega Institute, The Caribbean Yoga Conference and The Omega Yoga Conference. He loves pushing the creative boundaries of yoga having co-led inter-disciplinary retreats and trainings in Peru, Tuscany, Maui, Costa Rica, Jamaica and The Gulf Coast (post Katrina) blending yoga with community service work, the creative arts, mantra, eco-adventure and Enneagram. He is inspired by people who live their live’s boldly and on purpose and most of all, he thoroughly enjoys supporting people in stepping into their authentic Self.


Melanie Brown 

For Melanie, yoga began as a way to fill the empty nest but quickly evolved into a hunger to know more. Under the tutelage of Scott Feinberg and his assistants, she became a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She is currently teaching at Stayin' Alive Fitness Center in Palm Beach Gardens and it is with a deep sense of joy that she has joined the talented group of teachers at Kula. Melanie teaches Hatha yoga classes which include pranayama, meditation and asana with modifications for all levels. Watch a video interview with Melanie!



Kata Szabadi 

For as long as Kata can remember, she has been searching for something. Always knowing that there is more to life than meets the eye. Every day she asks herself: How do I live this life to the fullest? The answers began to reveal themselves. Slowly and overtime Kata started to adopt different principles for life. Self-observation and Yoga being the core of all of these. To Kata, yoga is not only a way of being but also a way to serve humanity. Many wonderful opportunities have come to Kata, one of which has been becoming a yoga instructor under the kind and loving guidance of Scott Feinberg and his team. They have helped Kata to understand the true meaning of yoga and continue to be amazing mentors to this day. Kata has been involved with a Path that leads towards true spiritual growth. Through mindful meditation, contemplation and self-inquiry, my goal is to release all the resistance that wants to keep the heart from being fully and completely open so that she may realize the Truth within. Through teaching yoga and meditation her intention is to help others overcome the limitations of the mind and to dive within, connecting to the unlimited Higher Self that resides deep in our hearts. To understand who we truly are is essential in order to reach a state of Inner Freedom and Peace. By practicing mindfulness meditation and yoga with constant dedication, one begins to develop the capacity to open to the present moment. Within this practice, one learns how to live from the heart, extending the healing power of loving kindness to oneself and others. This is the true intention of all yoga practice. Watch a video interview with Kata!



Lori Klein

Kula Yoga Shala has been a significant source of refuge and healing for Lori. She has been a student of yoga for more than 25 years. Lori is passionate about sharing her dedication and devotion to the practice of yoga with others. Showing up on the yoga mat, Lori finds her way home. She says the privilege of sharing the gift of yoga makes her practice complete. Since graduating college in 1993 Lori has been teaching and offering health and wellness programs in many capacities serving various populations and ages. Lori is a nationally certified yoga instructor though The Yoga Alliance with two teacher trainings at the 200 RYT level ( Kula Yoga Shala and Prem Shakti Yoga). Lori completed Mindfulness and Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Rishi Eric Infanti and is inspired to integrate this to her practice and teaching. Lori holds a Master’s Degree in Dance and Movement Therapy, Personal Training and Fitness Training certifications with AFAA (Aerobic and Fitness Association of America), Institute Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and Reiki Level 1.



Elizabeth Bond

Elizabeth took her first yoga class at the age of 15 and fell in love with the physical and spiritual aspects of the practice. After a reconstructive wrist surgery in 2007, Elizabeth rehabilitated her self with yoga and decided that she needed to share this gift with the world. She graduated from Yoga Jane Training and became a 200 hour registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance. Elizabeth has been teaching in the Jupiter area for two years at health clubs, corporations, country clubs and with private clients. She draws inspiration from multiple yoga and physical disciplines including gentle yoga, vinyasa yoga, yin yoga, physical therapy techniques and guided meditation practices. She aims to help students improve their physical, mental and emotional states both on and off the mat. Watch a video interview with Elizabeth!


Chris Eliades

Chris first began his yoga practice like the rest of us with his first breath. A number of years later Chris found his way into a hatha yoga class. Instantly noticing a difference in his state of mind after class he was drawn to start studying the philosophical and physical side to yoga. After completing a 200 hour teacher training with Kula Yoga Shala, Chris is now an RYT certified teacher with Yoga Alliance. Chris has been hugely influenced by the principals of alignment from the Anusara tradition to open a safe space as he guides his students though a practice. Chris adds elements of kundalini, yin, restorative and partner yoga as well as pranayama, meditation and mantra to many of his classes to create an all around balance for his students. Chris has a big passion for teaching kids yoga, which helps him stay connected to his inner child. As a release from traditional yoga, Chris loves practicing yoga on a slack line, which incorporates much breath and body awareness alongside focus, concentration and balance. Chris is also a ceramic artist working mostly on the potter’s wheel and has an understanding and passion for the process of building from the ground up. Wherever your practice is, Chris is interested in meeting you where you are and creatively expanding your practice. Watch a video interview with Chris!


Rob Mahar

Rob's passion for Yoga became a part of his daily life after his last deployment to Afghanistan 2012-2013. After being injured in Operation Enduring Freedom, he was diagnosed with PTSD along with permanent physical injuries, which were severely debilitating. After connecting with other Veterans in the local area, Rob found Connected Warriors Yoga. The Yoga helped manage pain levels, anxiety and depression. “I really believe in the practice of Yoga which led me to become a Yoga Instructor to share the practice of Yoga”. Rob grew up in the local area and has retired from the US Navy. He is a certified Yoga instructor after taking his teacher training at Kula Shala Yoga (RYT 200hrs) and Connected Warriors Yoga teacher training to work with other disabled veterans suffering from disabilities.


Susan Wardle-Mitchell

Susan's love for the outdoors, connection with nature and interest in the mind body spirit connection, lead her to the healing arts in the mid 90's. Having studied breathwork and massage therapy in the UK, Susan become licensed as a massage therapist in Florida in 2000, and began delving into various yoga practices. Susanyearning for more, and desire for healing, lead her to Svaroopa® yoga, where she quickly began to experience relief from pain, feeling calmer and stronger. Through the support of this profound practice of letting go, releasing and decompressing the spine, Susan dove into teacher training in 2010, feeling not only passionate about wantingshare as a teacher and yoga therapist, but considers it an honor. Susan continues her studies with Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram in PA, in advanced teacher training and Svaroopa® yoga therapy, committed to growing in consciousness and helping others on their path to expand, grow and heal. Watch a video interview with Susan!


Tanya Clark (Kirin Nam Kaur)

Tanya Clark (Kirin Nam Kaur) holds a well-diversified background in movement therapies including, BS Exercise Science/Dance, MELT Method, Pilates, Hatha and Kundalini Yoga, and Sound Healing, With over 15 years in the wellness industry, she is most grateful to all her teachers, her extensive travels, most recently a month long training in India, and finds deep bliss in having opportunities to share the art of self-care with you through sound healing, MELT, yoga, meditation, mantra, and pranayama (breathing) techniques. Tanya is a well-respected movement practitioner and continues to find inspiration in developing the skills and compassion to help you live your most active and pain free life while awakening your inner light. Her passion for education and life balance will inspire you to come home to your body and awaken rhythms of inner bliss.


Tina Ty

Tina has been a student of different styles of Hatha Yoga since 1994; Drawn to her mat for a satisfying physical practice and the overall positive effect on her well-being. After recently relocating to Jupiter, her passion for the healing art of Yoga was re-awakened while practicing at Kula Yoga Shala. At this point in her journey, her practice deepened and she began to integrate powerful mind, body, soul qualities into her practice. Tina was compelled to explore the idea of teaching after being inspired by Kula's devoted teachers. She completed Kula's teacher training and is certified through the Yoga Alliance at the 200 hr level. Tina also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and has been a practicing RN in Obstetrical Nursing for 16 years," where I am honored to be able to help families safely deliver their precious little beings into the world. There is no greater love than to witness this process and a newborns very first breath-I am in awe each day!" Her career in caring for people gives her tremendous joy. Tina looks forward to continuing as a student, and plans to pursue a Yoga Alliance Prenatal Yoga Certification, among other studies of various styles of teaching. Her intention for teaching Yoga is to provide a therapeutic space for students to breathe, connect with their bodies, open their hearts and free up their mind clutter for optimal health, balance and a state of peaceful ease.


Brittany Szafran

Brittany is a certified yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance at the RYT 200 level. She was introduced to yoga in 2009. Having trained in dance since the age of three, the physical aspects came natural to her. But it’s the energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual facets that inspired her to continue practicing and complete Kula Yoga Shala’s teacher training program. Her intention as a teacher is to provide a safe, welcoming and inspiring space for all people to experience yoga and explore the unlimited benefits of their practice. Brittany teaches various styles of Hatha yoga including Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative - all with an emphasis on Anusara. She has a true love for learning and continues to dive deeper into the practice of yoga.


Marianne Baum

In November of 2010, at age 50, Marianne took a yoga class in a donation based studio and that decision changed her life forever. Soon she discovered that every time she practiced yoga, she could let go of stress, tense areas in her body began to relax and her mind was more at ease. Also, within a year of yoga practice, some old spinal and joint injuries began to improve, and she felt stronger, more balanced and soon a curiosity to dive deeper into the teachings began to arise. If at her age she could improve her flexibility, strength and stamina with yoga, she began to imagine how it would be to share this gift with others by becoming a yoga teacher. In February 2012 a dear friend asked her to join a Yoga Teacher Training on Kashi Ashram in Sebastian, Florida. That Summer Marianne graduated the 200 HR Kali Natha Yoga Teacher Training, where she received the spiritual name “Jyoti Devi” from her Guru, Ma Jaya. In June 2013 she graduated a 200 HR Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Kula Yoga Shala in Jupiter. Marianne’s style is ever evolving as time moves on and experience adds up. The yoga she teaches is usually a slow breath centered flow which includes mindfulness, meditation, stretching and strengthening postures and several yogic breathing techniques that help to energize, relax or detox the body. Marianne continues to deepen her knowledge of yoga by regular study, practice and attending retreats. She is very passionate and feels honored to share the gift of yoga with the world. Watch a video interview with Marianne!



Anna Schmidt

Anna began her yoga journey in 2003 with Kundalini Yoga. Always being interested in fitness, yoga was an exciting new world and Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, and Bikram Yoga were also part of her practices. Studying with practitioners such as Bryan Kest and Mukunda Stiles began to shape her deep appreciation for various styles from Power Yoga to Structural Yoga Therapy. Anna fell in love with Kali Natha Yoga and earned her 200 hour teaching certification at Kashi School of Yoga in 2013 under a powerful and loving team of experienced teachers. Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, who founded Kashi Ashram, handed down this ancient yoga to her students. Anna is currently studying for her 500 hour advanced certification as well. Kali Natha Yoga speaks to the heart, and through deep pranayama and meditation practices, as well as structural physical poses and graceful asanas, you will learn to love your inner self and hear your own wisdom. Anna’s classes are deeply rooted in the breath, and are designed to help students express the present moment through fluid movement. Students can expect to be energized through the breath, and improve balance and flexibility. These classes are designed for all levels.


Dana Murphy

Dana is a certified Qoya teacher and has been a practicing licensed massage therapist for over 10 years. She has a passion for healing intuitive bodywork and for dance. Her path includes many wonderful practices such as yoga, qigong, dance, breathwork, and meditation. Qoya weaves it all together and makes the movement simple, meaningful, and so fun! Dana truly feels that movement is medicine and a powerful healing modality that gets us back into our bodies, frees us from restrictions, opens our hearts and our minds, and reminds us of our true essence that is wise, wild, and free. She believes in the wisdom of Qoya and invites us to tap into the freedom to be ourselves, to play, to let go and move the way our bodies want to move - "If it feels good, you're doing it right!"


Jessica Coyne

Jessica Coyne is a compassionate and enthusiastic teacher, certified in both Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow yoga totaling 500 hours RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher Training by Yoga Alliance). She trained under acclaimed Ashtangi Caroline Klebl and world-renowned teacher Annie Carpenter. Jessica’s calling to serve others expands beyond yoga, through spiritual coaching. In 2014, she received her M.A. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, giving her the skills to counsel others from a place of love. That same year, she completed the Spirit Junkie Master Class with modern-day guru Gabrielle Bernstein. Helping others to break down personal barriers, on and off the mat, that prevent them from receiving love and ultimately achieving their inner greatness is what fulfills her. Jessica is dedicated to raising the collective consciousness, one person at a time.


Charles Howard

Charles Howard, Army Veteran turned Healer & Teacher, has over a decade of experience in the Fitness and Healing Arts Industry. Current Member, Insured and Certified with National Strength and Conditioning Association, National Academy of Sports Medicine, Injury Rehabilitation Specialist, Usui Reiki Healer, Shaolin Kung-fu Practitioner, Certified Nutrition Counselor, Qigong & Tai Chi Instructor.


Angie Greenfield

Studio Manager 

Angie has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. In early years before studios were accessible, her inspiration and instruction came from a poster on her wall. Yoga has always been the biggest healing tool in her life and being able to share this gift with her students has been one of the most beautiful blessings for her. Watching her students bloom through yoga fills her heart with so much love. She reminds her students to meet themselves where they are in their bodies and their hearts not a photo they see online which can intimidate some people. Yoga is for everyone. Kula was the first studio that she experienced when she moved back from Colorado. Instantly she felt this was her home, a sacred space for her growth and healing. It was through this studio and their teachers that gave her the inspiration to be a teacher of yoga. They had such an impact on her healing journey that she wanted to share that love with others. Be a part of that ripple effect. Angie believes the connection to true self and community strengthens and flourishes with every practice. Whether at home, a studio, the beautiful mountains or the healing ocean, Yoga is always with you. Angie is constantly growing her knowledge of yoga and has studied with many teachers to elevate the journey for her students. She is currently 200 hour RYS certified under the direction of Leslie Glickman, as well as certified in Chair and Yin yoga. Angie also teaches a Mommy and Me classes.


Sarah Navarre Dixon

Sarah came to yoga as a way to serve her community. She is a nationally certified yoga instructor from Transcend Yoga, and has been practicing in the Hatha style for the past ten years. She combines her fun, energetic spirit with this experience to create a unique yoga practice. She is devoted to creating a sense of community and a calm and inviting experience for all. Sarah hopes to share the transformative power of yoga.



William Crockett

William (aka papacrock), began his path to yoga in 2012, after various body aches and pains, and an experience with cancer. Growing up in Florida, he was always active in fitness and surfing. His first real yoga classes at Kula were restorative, where he was able to tune in to his body, breath and spirit. He now teaches a gentle and mindful yoga practice, emphasizing breath, alignment, and posture, through multiple poses to help those, with aging gracefully. William says the practice of yoga has definitely enhanced and extended the quality of his life, and his passion is to share this gift with others.


Teri Edgell

Teri will tell you yoga came into her life when it seemed to be falling apart. A dear friend encouraged her to take her first yoga class. She found connecting with breath, moving the body, and stretching, was amazing, the icing on the proverbial cake and what keeps her coming back to the mat is she got back in touch with the inner child that adores playing, the ticket to the fun part of life. She has the utmost respect for this discipline as a healing art form for mind, heart, body, and life. Her personal practice started two decades ago and has transformed into a passion to share the joy of yoga with her students. Teri’s classes are relaxed, what you do on your mat is yours to take home. Drawing inward you will feel a shift in competing with others to connecting with yourself in a new and dynamic way through movement of body and breath, heart and mind. Teri is a certified Reiki Master and graduated from Kula Yoga Shala's Yoga teacher training, is registered with the Yoga Alliance, and is a dedicated student of our discipline. The primary practice for any aspiring yogi starts in the mind, with patience and practice, the body will start to adapt. Muscles will relax, fachia will become more pliable, and with loving kindness, our natural state of being will return, which is flexible, calm, joyous, a balanced peaceful state of being. Watch a video interview with Teri here!


Lauren Hsu

One word that comes to mind when describing Lauren is "joyful." She is full of passion and so extremely excited and honored to join the Kula Yoga Shala community as a teacher. She looks forward to continuing her education in yoga as she learns and progresses with each class. In December of 2014, Lauren's dream came to life as she graduated from yoga teacher training. She is overwhelmed with joy and love for yoga and for life. She is honored to have the opportunity to share her passion with Kula.


Hilda Porro

Over twenty years ago, Hilda was practicing law – which she still does – and became involved with a group of holistic lawyers, which opened her eyes to the power of bringing consciousness to all of life’s activities. Hilda was soon after certified as a life coach and, through a series of synchronicities, introduced to shamanic healing work and went through training as a shaman and is now a full mesa carrier, following a Peruvian lineage. She is a graduate of Kula Yoga Shala’s 200 hour certification as a yoga teacher. Along the way, she has delved into the Kabbalah and other mystical teachings – all different ‘languages’ toward the One Essential Truth. She is passionate about supporting others in finding their own way, creating a safe, sacred space for exploration, with an awareness of the need to integrate our spirituality into our careers, families and every aspect of our lives.


Cara Milman

Cara started her yoga journey about 6 years ago, when two of her friends opened a studio and invited her to try her first yoga class. After trying these classes, she fell in love with the practice of Yoga. She found out that it was so much more than just a physical practice, but more of an internal practice integrating her mind and spirit. She graduated from Kula Yoga Shala's Yoga training in June of 2013 and has been teaching ever since. Her main goal is to quite simply spread the message of Yoga, to help and heal people within her community, and to have fun while doing it. Also, her main priority in all her classes is to make yoga accessible, effective and fun for everyone involved.


Sima Stuve

Always passionate about movement, Sima first started doing yoga as another way to move her body, practicing because she simply loved the way it made her feel. Learning the benefits of breath work as part of theatre conservatory training she found she could control her anxiety that had plagued her since late childhood. Physical injuries and an NYC lifestyle lead her to explore more therapeutic styles of yoga, including yin. She received her 200-hour yoga teacher training from Kula Yoga Shala in 2016 and is also certified to teach paddle board yoga. She enjoys practicing and teaching all styles of yoga. Sima enjoys sharing ancient yogic teachings in a way that applies to everyday modern life and encourages a playful attitude, especially in the depths of soul searching. Yoga has taught her that she can breathe through anything.


Bonnie Hubscher

In 1980 Bonnie and siblings founded Stayin' Alive Fitness Centers. Bonnie wore many hats since but her favorite hat is that of teacher. Over 32 years she became certified in a wide variety of Group Fitness formats, Personal Training, and Pilates Mat & Apparatus. Bonnie discovered The Pilates Method in 1999 and was immediately captivated by the greater knowledge of bio-mechanics, stabilization, alignment, and connecting breath to movement. She immersed herself in the study of Pilates attaining Master Pilates Specialist & Lead Educator for All-American Pilates Certifications, Inc., from 2000-2005. Bonnie firmly believes Joseph Pilates was a yogi because his methodology, which he entitled "Contrology: The art and science of the mind controlling the body," is too similar to Hatha Yoga to be a simple coincidence. However, she knew something was still missing from her Pilates practice: The spiritual philosophy of yoga. Bonnie's awakening occurred the evening Kula Yoga Shala offered the first class on the outdoor deck in December 2013. Between the cool breeze, the twilight stars, the energy in the class, and Mary Veal's words, she realized that Kula was where she needed to be to fill her spiritual void. In 2014 she completed the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. She now infuses her deeper knowledge of harmonizing the mind, body, and spirit into her Pilates practice to benefit clients. Bonnie feels blessed to work full time as Pilates Specialist at Align & Define Pilates of Synergy Health & Wellness of Jupiter since January 2012 . Her greatest reward is when a client shares their improved quality of life with her since discovering Pilates and Hatha Yoga.


Marissa Huddle

Marissa first discovered yoga, more specifically Kula, after she moved to Jupiter in 2015. Throughout her adolescent life she trained as a competitive dancer and naturally fell in love with the practice of yoga as it mirrored her warm ups with the exception of one thing; the breath. The inclusion of breath would be the element that granted her the freedom to navigate deeper into her spiritual practice and acted as the catalyst for her curiosity. Having been captivated by practice she craved more and knew that the best way to understand something was to study it. She decided to embark on the OMazing journey known as yoga teacher training and graduated from Kula’s Teacher Training program in June of 2016. Marissa is also a graduate of Florida International University with her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and thoroughly enjoys blending the teachings of yoga with the studies of the mind. She looks forward to guiding you through your practice not only on your mat but off it as well.





Charlie Harvey

The physical practice of asana started for Charlie as an alternative cardiovascular exercise to running. He found the flowing movements of vinyasa hypnotically beautiful. He decided to give it a try with a class via YouTube and from that moment forward he's been hooked. Charlie is a champion for addiction recovery. He struggled with the grips of alcoholism most of his adult life. His life began to spiral out of control and he found himself behind bars for an extended stay at a B&B that you can't rate using a star. Little did he know this is when his true yoga practice would start. Charlie used this unfortunate time to go inward and look at the parts of himself he had so often avoided and has experienced huge life changes because of it. He has been sober since 2013, but has struggled to relate to programs like AA which suggest connecting to a higher power outside of one’s self. He connects more with the idea of our strength coming from within. Spirituality eluded Charlie for a long time. He thought it was a tool for people to ease their fear of dying, but one day on his mat at a small studio in Stuart, Florida a little bit of that mysterious spirituality seeped in through the cracks. He finds the movements of vinyasa deeply devotional and has a passion for arm balances and inversions. “Vinyasa if you let it will help focus your energy to pierce the veil unseen to us. Once you awaken to it, it's over, you can never go back asleep.”


Jillian Arena

Jillian learned the art of meditation from her Grandfather as a teenager, which helped her through some incredibly rough years. It wasn’t until later that she was introduced to yoga, and the combination of calming the body along with the mind, drew her in immediately. Before she knew it, she was attending classes daily, eating, breathing, and sleeping yoga. She wanted to learn anything and everything she could about it. Her love affair with it flourished until it seemed the only logical next step was to sign up to become a teacher herself. She is so excited to have recently finished her 200 hour training at Kula and honored to be able to offer classes through the studio that has helped her grow so much as an individual. She cannot wait to inspire others along their own personal journeys as well as continue to learn through her students.


Cynthia Collado

Cynthia is a nationally certified teacher at the RYT200 level and Reiki I. For the past twelve years, her degrees in Criminology and Legal research have gifted her with the ability to assist victims of crime and those suffering from disabilities. However, something was always missing. Early on, she noticed the help she was able to give lacked the spirit of true recovery and complete wellness. Additionally, difficulties in her own life, the work she was involved in, and stress began taking a toll on her health. In 2008 she began practicing yoga and meditation. It started with a desire to try something new and find stress management techniques. Continuing a healthy home practice, she started to attend workshops throughout the state. Slowly, she realized the journey she was on was not unlike the journey of those she had been seeking to assist through the legal system. The missing link was Yoga! This inspired her to deepen her practice personally and professionally. As a recent graduate of Kula’s teacher training program, she is honored to give all that she has learned back to our community. Her deep love of asana, pranayama, and meditation,combined with a belief in the healing accessible through yoga,leads her to share her training as an offering of wellness to you.


Paola Cala

With a background in Art, Human Rights and Social Work, Pao's approach to yoga is one that integrates heart, emotion, thought and action into the discovery of one’s greatness. Her classes include philosophy, breath work, chanting, meditation and movement, guiding her students into the discovery of their own talents, to uncover their own power and to connect to all life with a kind, compassionate and loving heart. Her intention is to bring the essence of yoga into a simple practical way of living through the cultivation of awareness, food education and soulful practices. Pao especializes in teaching: Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Corporate Yoga, Kids Yoga, Meditation and Plant Based Lifestyle coaching, she works with groups and private clients.


Sarah Granato

Sarah Granato (500 hr E-RYT®, P-RYT) teaches vinyasa for all levels, gentle and restorative yoga. She is a certified Prenatal Yoga teacher and has co-directed many teacher training programs at the 200 hr and 500 hr level. She studied at the Kailash Tribal School of Yoga and Holistic Healing in Mcleodganj, India, where she received her advanced 500-hour Yoga Alliance certification. She is also a Reiki Master, having completed Levels I, II, and III. Sarah is a prenatal teacher as well as teacher trainer. She is also the Author of ‘My Little Light my first postures’ and ‘I Am Light postures and affirmations’, children’s books about yoga and mindfulness. Sarah believes that EVERY BODY (she has taught students age 3 to 93) can benefit from yoga. She places attention on posture and alignment, breath focus, and embraces the essence of sukha! 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.


Dakota Dawkins

The practice of yoga came to Dakota over time. His parents first taught him conscious breathing at a young age to help quiet his mind so he could drift off to sleep at night. This practice of taking full conscious breaths later assisted him in other areas of waking life such as in school and social situations where anxiety would take root. He began to notice the power of the breath and would use this form of yoga (or union) as much as he could to induce a state of peace and a sense of well being. As he practiced meditating and conscious breathing the Universe dropped another seed of yoga into Dakota's lap; the practice of music. He began playing bass and two years later picked up the guitar in 2009. Since than he has learned to play 4 other instruments and considers music to be one of the most healing and disciplined practices in his life. With these two practices as a foundation for growth, Dakota moved through life for a number of years until he finally stumbled onto an actual yoga mat. It became clear to Dakota that the next step was to share this healing practice with any and everyone who would be open to receive this practice as their own. In February of 2015 he began the teacher training program through Kula and completed his training in June of that year. Dakotas classes incorporate a mix of active and passive asana (postures) with an emphasis on pranayama (breathwork); as well as mindfulness meditation techniques and occasionally the use of chanting as a way to deepen the connection to ones awareness of the Self by making sound! Open to all ages and levels, only requirements are an open mind and a beating heart!


Julie Allen

Hailing from sunny South Florida, Julie's sadhana, or yoga practice, began in high school with a combination of pranayama, meditation and asana found in a well-placed teen magazine article. In 2009, Julie had completed Massage Therapy Certifications in Florida and New York. She relocated to Jupiter, FL and in 2013, completed Kula Yoga Shala's 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Julie immediately dove into teaching Yoga on Water at Blueline Surf and Paddle, and maintains a weekly class with their outfit. Julie's purpose is to bring the healing energy of water to friends, clients and the community. In most classes with Julie, you can expect a nurturing, sacred space with fluid, breath synced, calisthenic movement arriving at a deep, supportive savasana.


Jennifer Baez

A spiritual awakening in 2006 led Jennifer to discover yoga. Impressed by how much lighter she felt at the end of class than she had felt when she walked in, she decided to delve deeper into the study of yoga. Jennifer realized that yoga is a lifestyle that brings balance and provides many tools to help us rise above the obstacles we are faced with in everyday life. In 2013, Jennifer received her 200RYT from So-Yoga in Miami, FL. In 2016 she studied Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson-Lasater through her Relax and Renew Level I training in Lisle, IL. Jennifer's commitment to growth and healing has led her to complement her studies by participating in various workshops and trainings in other healing disciplines, including Reiki and Sound Healing. Jennifer is a registered yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance.


Brittany Kovacs

For as long as Brittany can remember, she has been drawn to the art of teaching. It is what lights her up and gives her life purpose. With a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education under her belt, and four years in the elementary classroom, she was wondering why she still felt as though something was “missing”. She began taking yoga classes at a gym in 2010 and fell in love with the practice. It was not until she moved to Jupiter, Fl and started practicing at Kula Yoga Shala that she felt a sense of drive to deepen her education within the history, philosophy and anatomy of yoga. Little did she know that her love for yoga would grow so fierce that she would be drawn to eventually leave the elementary classroom behind to fully pursue her career within the yoga classroom. Brittany brings a sense of fun, light, and ease to all of her classes. Her bubbly personality shines throughout the studio — it is very obvious that she loves sharing her passion for yoga and teaching combined, with as many people as possible.


Christina Grace

Christina is a passionate practitioner of all things health and wellness. Her yoga journey began as a means to heal while dealing with grief. What started as a physical practice grew into a much deeper practice of self discovery, mindfulness and introspection all of which now serve as a daily foundation of her balanced and fulfilling life. Practicing Yoga is an essential part who she is, bringing her balance, peace, strength and a wonderful sense of community all of which she wishes to share with others through teaching. Christina received her 200hr RYT at Kula Yoga Shala and is also a registered Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Her intention is to connect the two worlds of yoga and nutrition together creating a mind/body connection to allow students and fellow practitioners alike to optimize their wellness experiences and live happier, healthier lives. Nothing fills her heart up more than being able to share her love of this practice with others.


Kristin Jaggard (Sat Kirtin Kaur)

Kristin was first introduced to yoga while in college in 2002. After nearly a decade of exploring many styles of yoga, it wasn't until after a mental break down (or "breakthrough" as she calls it) in 2011, that she first stepped into a Kundalini Yoga class. She instantly fell in love with the practice and was inspired to practice daily. Thus began her journey back to health and into her destiny to be a teacher. In 2013 she enrolled in Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training through Yoga Source in Davie, FL and received her spiritual name, Sat Kirtin Kaur which means “she who sings the truth”. Sat Kirtin is an uplifting and compassionate instructor dedicated to sharing the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits available through the practice of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Sat Kirtin is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) through Yoga Alliance and the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA). She feels that sharing these ancient teachings is the greatest gift she can give to humanity and is honored to be a part of the Kula Community.



David Brown


Lynne Matous

David Brown: During the 1980’s, following a deep awakening during Encounter Group therapy, David Brown spent a total of nine months in India with Swami Chinmayanada, the founder of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide. David traveled all over India with Swamiji and received his teachings of Vedanta first hand. Subsequent to that life-changing experience, David has continued his studies of Vedanta with Swami Tejomayananda and Swami Bodhatmananda in the USA and has led study groups in Advaita (non-dual) Vedanta for well over 20 years. Finding a connecting thread of Truth in all true spirituality, David also spent several years in Toronto as a student of Lama Namse, a Tibetan Buddhist Kargupya monk. More recently, he and Lynne resided in Southern California for three years to study A Course in Miracles with Ken Wapnick.

Lynne Matous: A life-long student of non-dual teachings that include Christian Science, Plato, Vedanta, and A Course in Miracles, Lynne Matous has a Master of Arts in English and undergraduate degrees in English and philosophy. She has taught writing at the University of Miami and Palm Beach Community College. A graduate of All Faiths Seminary International’s Class of 2010, Lynne enjoys editing spiritual material and occasionally writing poetry. She has taken sacred site tours to the UK, France, and Brazil and has traveled to Mexico, Europe, Africa, and Russia--increasing a vision of one world united in peace. Lynne has studied Advaita (non-dual) Vedanta with Swami Tejomayananda and Swami Bodhatmananda in the USA for many years and supports David with his Vedanta study group meetings.