Our Teachers


  • Michelle Berlin

    Michelle began her path of yoga many years ago which transpired into teaching in 2007. Yoga has had a profound effect on shaping her goals towards a healthy lifestyle, physically, mentally, and emotionally. She wanted to pass on this sacred knowledge and encourage student's to honor their bodies to bring them to their optimal health on and off the mat. Michelle has travelled to India, Thailand, and Bali to further her studies in understanding the complexity of yoga and the human body.

    While in India , she studied at the Iyengar Himalayan Center to learn yoga therapy techniques to work with people with injuries. Complementing that avenue of yoga , she has completed several Thai bodywork trainings which she incorporates in her one on one yoga sessions. While staying deeply connected to yoga's deep roots, Michelle's classes are playful, progressive and dynamic,moving with the ever changing flow of the world we live in today.

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  • Arianne Traverso

    For over 7 years Arianne has been traveling worldwide and locally in Miami teaching Dynamic Hatha, Vinyasa, and AcroYoga. Her studio in Miami, TRIO, is a hub for AcroYoga and many yoga styles. The broad horizon of her experience infuses her classes with fun, laughter and-- most importantly-- a sense that one can achieve anything. Arianne's expertise in Yoga, Acrobatics and Thai Massage help students to build their own well-balanced understanding of the practice through the use of clear, technical teaching skills, compassionate adjustments, and intuitive body awareness.

    Her love of movement and community carried over into acrobatics & body work as a thai massage therapist. A strong instinct for individual connection allows her to fully support her clients through detailed explanation and wellness consultations. 

    Arianne recognizes that as the practice of yoga becomes more and more dynamic, her own understanding continues to deepen, and honors this with continually studying yoga, movement and healing arts through teacher trainings and workshops. Arianne is also an accomplished Graphic Designer and Photography Post Production Artist for over 10 years, which borrows from and builds upon her love of connecting with the world around her.

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  • Leah Kinsella

    Leah is a Yogini with a love of her practice. The teachings have helped her become a happier and healthier person. Meditation, asana, and pranayama are a few of the tools that she brings to the class. She began practicing yoga in 2000. In 2009 she went through her first teacher training at Prana Yoga in Miami, which teachers under the lineage of the Himalayan Institute and Sri Swami Rama. She came upon her teacher Rod Stryker, founder of Para Yoga, in 2009. Para Yoga is Tantric Sri-Vidya-based.  Currently she is in training to become a level 1 Para yoga® instructor. She was initiated by Rod Stryker in 2012. The integrity that stems from these teachings is applicable to everyday life and Leah loves sharing the experience. 

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  • Megan Johnson

    Megan Johnson's passion, career, and hobby is health & fitness. She holds a Diploma in personal training from the National Personal Training Institute where she also studied Nutritional Counseling. She teaches a wide variety of group fitness and yoga classes as well as training private clients. She is a Stand-Up Paddle board instructor. She specializes in all three aspects of fitness equally to create a balanced, strong body and mind. She believes It is the combination of all three systems; strength training, cardiovascular, and flexibility training that yields the greatest results. Yoga is where her heart is and loves the boundless journey of the yoga path, not the destination. One of her favorite parts of teaching is helping people experience the playfulness and powerful feeling of getting upside down. 

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  • Melisa Winitzky

    Coming from a dance and gymnastics background, Melisa began practicing yoga as a young teenager. Raised in an active household, she immediately took a big interest in learning about the many benefits of yoga. While attending college at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY for Photography, she helped raise awareness and eventually got the school to offer regular yoga courses for credit hours.

    In 2006 her family encouraged her to take the 200 RYT teacher training at a local studio in Miami Beach by Paul Toliuszis and Fred Bush. During this time she also studied under the influence of Ruslan Kleytman, who introduced her to acro yoga and yogic arts by Duncan Wong. In 2008 she moved on to Los Angeles, CA where she continued to teach yoga and pole fitness.

    In 2012, she returned to Miami to attend a 500 RYT at Brickell Hot Yoga with Fred Bush and pre-natal, restorative and therapeutic instructor Allaine Stricklen. She continued to expand her knowledge by taking up anti-gravity yoga (aka aerial yoga) and is planning for certification this year.

    Having experienced automotive and sports related injuries herself, she learned early in her career how to reconfigure and modify poses in order to adapt to the physical and emotional limitations of movement. While in therapy during these occurrences she not only received but learned about rehabilitation thru pilates and yoga. She now creates classes suitable and beneficial for everybody.

    Currently she teaches a variety of classes in both Miami, FL and Los Angeles, CA.

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  • Joaquin de Teresa

    I grew up between western Mexico and Florida. My life is an amazing journey full of love, challenge, adventure and flow and that is what i seek to share to you. In Yoga, like in life, I am a student and teacher, taking the best from my whole experience and sharing what I can seeking to uplift and strengthen my people, building community, my Sangha, my family. I became a full-time yoga instructor in Dec 2010 and a certified Acroyoga teacher in Nov 2012. I’m so grateful. Since then my yoga practice has become what I share. Deepening as I flow with it. I’m fascinated by Thai-yoga massage and have assimilated it as part of my practice. Meeting more and more yogis and learning to fly and teach to fly with my acroyoga teachers. Jamming outside, practicing at the parks, slacklining, flying people. Sharing and offering the medicine of yoga, having fun, that’s my job.

    I’m teaching Hatha, Vinyasa and Acroyoga classes for all levels of practitioners. If you are new to yoga I recommend to spend some time in yoga for beginners.  I call my teaching style "Guacamole yoga" It’s a creative vinyasa sequencing and mixing elements and techniques from from a spectrum of yoga styles. You will sweat, you may laugh, and in the end you will feel a sense of achievement. My teaching style will help you build a solid and aligned foundation so you can understand and grow in your own practice.  It is a blessing and my honor to share my knowledge with you.  My teaching is clear, direct and honest, I communicate with compassion directly from my heart. I hope to help you discover the magic of Yoga!

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  • Anya Guti

     I have been practicing Hatha Yoga for more than a decade in this life time and I am dedicated, fearless and compassionate yoga teacher. I am also a passionate Bhakti yogini initiated into Gaudiya Vaishnavas tradition by my beloved Gurudev Bhaktivedanta Padmanabha Swami Maharaj.

    To me,  Yoga is both the means and the expression of higher awareness and bliss. Its both the practice and the spontaneous taste of higher knowledge through the experience and not merely through belief. Reducing personal whims , conflicts ,disharmony,  which tends to imprison and limit awareness,yoga makes the mind a perfect reflector of experience and then under this circumstances  one can know higher awareness and bliss.

    In my yoga class the primary focus is on developing of the inner awareness and on mastering the mind and not just the body.

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  • Shalom Mayberg

    Shalom Mayberg has been practicing yoga for the past twelve years. He is trained in the styles of Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga. To deepen his practice, Shalom has travelled multiple times to India and completed two Yoga Teacher Training Certificate (YTTC) programs at the 200 hour level. While there, he trained under various Yogis, practicing meditation, Pranayama, and different Yogic techniques, before teaching others. For the past few years he has been teaching yoga in the Lahu Village in Northern Thailand, Jungle Beach in Central Viet Nam, most recently at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Reshikesh, India and Yogi Bliss Studio in Bandar, Brunei. He now teaches in Miami, Florida.

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  • Angela Rincon

    Angela has been practicing yoga for over 8 years but a deeper awareness of the many benefits of Yoga came to her when she was diagnosed with Psoriasis, an inflammatory autoimmune disorder. Inspired by the results from meditation, asanas, and breathing exercises, she created her own foundation offering free classes and sharing the benefits of yoga and good nutrition with those who also suffer from inflammatory/autoimmune disorders. In 2010 she decided to go even further into her practice and completed the 200 hour yoga teacher training, becoming a certified yoga instructor. “Yoga is that constant in my life that keeps me centered and healthy.” 

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  • Will Duprey

    Will has provided traditional teachings and practices of yogic philosophy in a clear, concise and humorous manner to thousands of students from beginner practitioners all the way to advanced teachers and everyone in between for over 10 years. Growing up in Vermont steeped in a native spiritual culture, WIll learned at a young age to listen to the land, meditate with the mountain and breathe with the wind. This nature boy grew up into a rebellious punk-rocker and skated his way to NYC.

    While working on Wall Street in a high stress law job Will accidentally wandered into a yoga studio one day and was instantaneously transported back to his roots. Remembering this strong connection between the breath, the physical postures and the Source. Will immediately left his job and immersed himself in scriptural studies. Devouring texts and sitting at the side of his beloved teacher Sri Dharma Mittra, he eventually received his initiation and blessing to move forward.

    Wills teaching led him to Los Angeles where he took up studies of the Siddha medical system. Having lived with his teacher and studied for 5 years Will now incorporates these theories but maintains a strong Hatha approach using the physical poses as a diagnostic tool to meet his students wherever their practice may be.

    When not teaching, Will now immerses himself in studies of classical mantra and philosophical texts with his beloved teachers Dr. M.A. Jayashree and Sri M.A. Narasimhan of Mysore, India. Will has traveled the world sharing his teachings and using his sense of humor and laid back nature as tools in translating ancient practices.

    Nowadays he lives in Miami Beach with his wife Susan and daughter Mela. He maintains a public teaching schedule, works on staff for several 200 hour teacher training programs all across the country. Team Duprey leads their own Will Duprey Yoga 500 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training and more often than not you will find students in the Duprey home cooking, chanting and enjoying continued studies. Will continues to work as a freelance consultant designing training programs for yoga studios and entrepreneurs working in the field.

    A student wrote, “To know Will is to love him, he is a friend who teaches by example and has a deep understanding and respect for the fabric of traditional yoga. This unassuming dude has a staggering depth of knowledge but has found a way to simplify complex concepts for all to understand. This is one punk-rock shaman whose company you want to be in!”

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  • Amy Bernsten

    Amy has been teaching yoga, ballet, and fitness for over 14 years. She is RYT 200 Vinyasa certified with Yoga Alliance and a certified barre teacher. She is a native to Atlanta, Georgia and started her career in New York City as a professional ballet dancer at age 16. She danced with 4 premier ballet companies including Miami City Ballet, American Repertory Ballet, Ballet West and Diablo Ballet.

    During her professional ballet career she performed in national and international tours which introduced a variety of unique cultures. With a passion for movement and a world traveler, Amy discovered yoga. Practicing and studying yoga helped to cultivate and enrich her style of movement as well as stretch and strengthen her ballet physique.

    Amy found passion and importance in her yoga practice that would sustain her ability to continue a career in the arts. She began to incorporate the fundamentals of yoga to her ballet and soon began a home yoga practice that would lead to teaching private clientele in their homes. 

    Her style of movement is strong and dynamic. She has an innate ability to challenge her students while maintaining a softness that channels peace of mind. Her power flow class emulates Ashtanga sequencing with standing and seated postures, spinal twists, backbends, forward bends, inversions, pranayama and meditation. Amy is a long-time student of yoga and continues to further her education through various certifications & workshops. You can look forward to an inspiring, authentic, well rounded class with emphasis on mind body connection, correct alignment, grace in movement and a kick-ass playlist. 

    See you on the mat! Namaste~

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  • Charly "Acro" Diaz

    One of TRIO's owners, Carlos Diaz is a Yoga, Budokon & AcroYogi at heart, body & spirit. A lover of movement, spirituality & all things related to being happy, Charly infuses his classes with a dynamicism few have. He weaves his budokon classes with technique, yogic awareness & most of all LIGHT! We are blessed to have Carlos Diaz as an instructor at TRIO!

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  • Liz Neuman

    Liz first found yoga after having her son in 2009. Originally, she was drawn to the physical benefits of the practice and attended classes in the gym post-workout, but there was something more that stuck. Being drawn to the practice in such an indescribable way, Liz dropped the weights and began a regular yoga practice. The tremendous lifestyle change that occurred as her yoga practice developed brought Liz to the real yoga. The drive to learn more about how the practice of asana can lead to such a revolution in her life led Liz to her first teacher training at Miami Life Center where she studied under Will Duprey and Kino MacGregor in a unique fusion of Ashtanga and Hatha yoga based instruction. There she learned various teaching methods and yoga disciplines to accommodate a variety of students and range of levels. Today she has found her niche in the yoga world practicing the Ashtanga yoga method and enjoying the Hatha yoga discipline, which is a perfect compliment. Yoga students can expect a challenging yet deep practice that encourages the senses to draw inwards and a look into basic pranayama and meditation.

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  • Claudia Bustillos

     

    Claudia Bustillos EYRT 500 is a yoga instructor in South Florida originally from Venezuela. Claudia’s spiritual quest began 20 years ago with studies in Yoga metaphysics, leading to many early experiences of personal growth. Formerly a professional Dentist in Venezuela, Claudia now dedicates her full energy to Yoga and Healing. From Dentist to Yoga Entrepreneurship, from a 9 to 5 schedule to Yogi Lifestyle where she loves to say “I’d Rather Be Barefoot.”

     

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  • Johanna Rodriguez

    Johanna began practicing yoga in her hometown of South Beach at the age of 16. After walking into her first yoga class Johanna left feeling better than she had in years. Her body mind and spirit were at last settled momentarily in the same place. She has practiced various styles, including Power Yoga, Jivamukti, and Vinyasa but has found that the Ashtanga method as taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois resonates with her most and has committed to that tradition.

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  • Andrea Favelli

    Andrea Favelli is a Certified Yoga Teacher and a Professional Dancer.

    She took part in various Modern Dance Companies, and she is currently performing with the Tango Times Dance Company.Andrea teaches Vinyasa Yoga and Hot Yoga, combinig choreographic and balance aspects into the Yoga practice. She practices Ashtanga, Anusara and Aerial Yoga. She teaches Aerial Yoga in TRIO - Wynwood Miami Studios!

     

     

     

     

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  • Nicola Brisuela

    Nicola is an elementary school teacher and eco-friendly clothing designer. From a young age her connection to the body and its complex systems has driven her from sports to personal training and finally expanding to yoga more than 15 years ago. Yoga has proven to be the one complete system that has brought the deepest awareness and unity into mind, body and spirit. 

    It is through this connection that we can find our own power and ability to heal ourselves and others. 

    Certified in Vinyasa, Pre Natal, Power Yoga and Paddle Board Yoga, her classes are ideal for all levels from beginners to advanced. Vinyasa means the connection of breath to movements. Therefore, Vinyasa style movements are designed to connect the asanas, or postures, to the gentle flow of the breath. We will move through postures to create strength, endurance and flexibility while focusing on alignment, honoring our bodies and allowing the breath to guide us.

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  • Casino Nelson

    Yogi Casino is “a one of a kind yoga teacher” in the words of one of his teachers Sequoia Henning.  He is a natural born healer and teacher with an inquisitive nature.  After his first yoga class in NYC he made the commitment to honing his practice and  embarked on a spiritual journey which eventually lead him to the birthplace of yoga; India.  
     
    During his adventure there he found himself training and teaching in Rishikesh,  McLeod Ganj, and Arambol.  Casino’s classes are highly influenced from his Ashtanga Dynamic Yoga training, Buddhism from the Tibetan Mahayana tradition, as well as Kundalini Yoga.  
     
    With the mindset of total absorption of all aspects of the yogic life merging East and West, Casino is a firm believer in self inquiry, self practice and compassion all beings.  Holding space for all who seek the to go deeper.  A true meditation in motion his classes create a safe, noncompetitive, environment with a focus on alignment and introspection asking students to crystalize their awareness with honesty and compassion.  
     
    Yogi Casino is a visual artist and photographer.  His work deals with the nature of reality, identity, the ego, and spirituality as seen from one of many extensions of god consciousness, finding beauty that arises in the stillness of presence.  
     
    So why the name Casino? With all names echoing Divine, Guru Meher described Casino as a “House of Wealth”.
     
     

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  • Monica Ullrich

    Monica discovered yoga in 2001 while living in New York City.  Her early pursuits introduced her to many different schools of yoga finding that each class and each style opened the gateway a little further and nurtured the thirsty seed of an inner curiosity.

    After moving to Miami Beach in 2003, Monica became a dedicated and devoted practitioner of Ashtanga. Her primary teachers have studied the Asthanga lineage directly with Sri K. Patthabi Jois in Mysore, India. While Monica’s style of teaching is primarily based in the Ashtanga tradition, Monica also draws on her background of multidisciplinary Hatha techniques to offer students of all levels and abilities the benefits of Yoga.  Her classes focus on the importance of steady, controlled breath in conjunction with movement to bring focus and steadiness to the mind, physical and energetic alignment, resulting in overall strength and wellness.  

     

     
     

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  • Melinda Erickson

    Cultivating more connection through movement, music and bodywork, Melinda seeks to serve others in their journey to do the same drawing from several modalities.

    Melinda has a Bachelors degree in Biology, Pre-Med from Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN). For the past 12 years, Melinda has been practicing and is a Professora in the beautiful afro-Brazilian martial art of capoeira as a student of Mestre Doutor (ASCAB Capoeira). Melinda has traveled, performed and taught nationally and internationally for capoeira and for yoga as well as she is also a certified Hatha Yoga and AcroYoga instructor . In 2008 Melinda completed her Anusara Level I & II Teacher Training in Anusara with Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzney of DIG Yoga and most recently, YogaHour with Darren Rhodes. AcroYoga found her in her front yard in Flagstaff in 2006. Many immersions, workshops and classes later, Melinda became a certified AcroYoga Teacher in 2011 (TT7). She looks forward to sharing these joyful practices with anyone, especially those willing to play their edge.

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