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Our Instructors


Cindy Brister
Cindy has been teaching physical education to middle school students for 25 years. She is passionate about teaching and excited to introduce Yoga to young people. She completed Level 2 YogaFit certification and also attended a YogaFit Kids workshop. Cindy hopes to ignite in her young students a lifelong passion for Yoga and physical fitness. Her classes are designed to help children build strength, improve flexibility and develop body awareness and self confidence.

Lu FrenchLu French
Lu is an experienced yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance and is former owner of Breathing Room Yoga in Manchester, Vermont. She is certified in Kripalu Yoga and has trained extensively with Shiva Rea in Prana Flow, with Manju Jois in Astanga and with a number of master teachers in Iyengar and Yin yoga over the years.

A life-long passion for the spiritual quest has also made Lu a committed student of yogic philosophy and ancient scripture. She is also a retired clinical pharmacist, a second degree Reiki practitioner and a certified Thai Yoga and Swedish Massage Therapist.

Living with compassionately with auto immune diseases and chronic pain for many years has given Lu a keen hands-on understanding of anatomy, physiology and the inner yogic body.

Lu is devoted to her loving husband of 24 years, her three beautiful children, her faithful spaniel and two yin cats.

Bob Glickstein
Bob has been practicing and teaching yoga for more than forty-three years. In India he studied with and was certified to teach asana and pranayama by the master teacher B.K.S.Iyengar. His teaching style integrates various styles of yoga including Iyengar, Anusara and Ashtanga.

After establishing and operating three successful yoga centers over 17 years in the Columbia, MD/Washington, D.C. area, Bob retired to Vero Beach where he has continued to teach and share his wealth of yoga knowledge.
His classes emphasize precise alignment in the asanas and awareness of the breath and sense organs. Bob's sense of humor and clarity create a fun-filled and transformative experience for his students.

Elise Mahovlich
A Kripalu Yoga certified instructor, Elise's class structure includes centering, warm-ups, vinyasa (posture flow), relaxation and meditation. Each class is designed to improve flexibility, strength, balance, coordination and for a whole-body workout.

Elise is certified to teach Prenatal Yoga and is a Third Degree Reiki Practitioner.

"Even after twenty years, every time I come to the mat yoga still amazes and delights me with its mystery and power, its elegance and simplicity. I am passionate about making yoga accessible to people of all ages and all walks of life." Namaste'.

Himalaya Parker
Himalaya began her yoga practice in the late 1960's with Indra Devi and then lived in India for a year. Since then, she has lived and studied with her teacher MaJaya in Sebastian. Himalaya has taught yoga in our community for over 30 years as well as presented workshops in other cities. Certified through Yoga Alliance and personally instructed by Ma Jaya, Himalaya is an instructor of Kali Natha Yoga.

Himalaya teaches a flowing and meditative style of yoga which includes the use of breath, mudras, postures, stretches and relaxation.

As she was taught, "We stretch out from the heart and stretch deeply into the heart and deeply into the stillness within. There is a balance within us where movement and stillness merge."

Also a practicing licensed massage therapist and reflexologist, Himalaya invites new clients to make appointments through the studio. ~ ~ 772-978-1099

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