Owner of Just OM Yoga Studio (JOYS)
Yoga’s transformational power hit Alex’s heart when she attended her first yoga class in Caracas back in 2002. At the time, her stress levels as the CEO of her own printing business were so high she had to ground herself before shaking people’s hands so that she didn’t shock them. The stress was also manifesting itself as tightness in her whole body that kept her from reaching her hands anywhere past her knees. Yoga ignited a spark in Alex’s journey that changed her life forever.
After many years exploring different yoga styles, she decided to get her first 200-hour Yoga certification under a Baron Baptiste Power Yoga School in 2012 and began her quest to share the life-changing power of yoga with others. She has continued to explore various styles of yoga since then and in her research for tools to share with her students, obtained certifications in Chair Yoga, Prenatal, Restorative Yoga, and as a Yoga Gangster, bringing the power of yoga to at-risk youth in Panama.
Anamargret fell in love with yoga and has never looked back. She was initiated into the Himalayan Tantric lineage by her Guru Yogarupa, Rod Stryker, founder of Para Yoga® and is a Level 2 certified Para Yogi. She is on the faculty of the Himalayan Institute and is part of the Yoga International online yoga program. She happily leads meditation and yoga classes, workshops, retreats and training programs and has trained many yoga teachers in the U.S. as well as internationally.
As a student Anamargret has been blessed to study with many respected teachers including Manorama, founder of Sanskrit Studies, T.K.V. Desikachar, Leslie Kaminoff, Marlysa Sullivan and Judith Lasater. She is now is certified as a Restorative Yoga trainer and a Yoga Therapist.
Anamargret’s classes are strong, fun, compassionate and create the space for students to shine in their own light. One of the biggest joys in her life is her little sister Chandline who has taught her how to smile from the heart.
Yoga came in to Betsy’s life at the moments when she needed it the most. She took her first yoga class during a highly stressful time in graduate school and was amazed by the difference a regular practice made in her life. After exploring yoga and mediation practices in Japan and Thailand, Betsy moved to Miami. In 2013, her life changed dramatically when a dear friend was diagnosed with severe kidney failure and Betsy volunteered to become an organ donor. Through the course of the transplant, yoga became an irreplaceable part of Betsy’s wellness plan. It was during this time that she met the teachers that would inspire her to take her practice even deeper and pursue a life of teaching. Betsy’s classes are a meditative mix of flowing movement and purposeful breathing, with plenty of opportunities to laugh. In addition to her work as a teacher, Betsy is currently working towards her certification in Ayurveda with the hope of helping her students and clients lead even healthier holistic lives.
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