Date: April 28 - May 5, 2018. Since the early 1980's The Yoga Institute of Miami and I (Bobbi Goldin) have been bringing folks together to share Yoga and time on an island that welcomes all with open arms. The Gulf of Mexico is warm and calm for us. The sand is white, smooth and covered with amazing shells of all sizes and shapes, some with shy creatures living inside. The air is sweet with aromas of nature. Stars are so bright that walking the beach at night rarely requires a flashlight. The Iyengar Yoga sessions are intentionally designed to keep us in tune with the harmony of ourselves and the glorious nature around us... for a whole week.
Designed to take the mystery out of how to move the body with understanding and without pain. Refund policy - 50% during 1st or 2nd week, no refund after 2nd week of the course. Classes meet once a week for five weeks and are 1 1/2 hours long. No admissions after the second session. Preregistering is requested, but not necessary.
Multi-Level I Classes
Classes that reaffirm the basic poses, and are a gradual transition to Level II. Ideal for those who have practiced before, but not recently.
Multi-Level II Classes
Classes for students familiar with Iyengar Yoga principles of correct body alignment and movement. Exploring poses to a deeper level, including inversions and backbends.
Multi-Level III Classes
Our most advanced classes for those with previous Iyengar training who are strong in standing poses and inversions. Designed for those who wish to challenge their postures and have a sense of humor. If you are unsure, check with Bobbi.
Children ages 5-12 are invited to learn and play the YogaKids way. The style and pace of the class addresses the natural interests, needs and rhythms of children. Activities include yoga poses, games, stories and relaxation techniques. Classes are run in 12 week series.
Gentle / Special Classes
A one hour class of slower, gentle yoga for seniors and those with physical challenges. Attending twice a week is recommended.
What To Wear
You may change clothes at the studio. Comfortable clothes that stretch with your body are recommended, avoid baggy pants and oversized tee shirts. Simple shirts, shorts and barefooted tights work well. Please no strong body oils and colognes. We appreciate odorless bodies and clean feet. Bring a slightly empty belly, and an open mind always helps.
Please Be Prompt
It is appreciated if you are on time for class. Teachers begin each class with a warmup - both physical and informational, which prepares you for what follows.
*Gentle/Special: A one hour class of slower, gentle yoga for seniors and those with physical challenges. **Children's Class: Call for schedule. ***Teen Class and Tween Class: Class is 1-hour.
Valid 5 weeks. For once a week students.
Valid 7 weeks. For once/twice a week students.
Valid 9 weeks. For twice a week students.
Valid for one year.
YogaKids | Teen | Tween Classes
Who We Are!
Bobbi Goldin, director of The Yoga Institute of Miami and the qualified staff have been teaching Iyengar style Hatha Yoga in the South Miami area since 1978.
Our bright, well equipped studio and friendly classes are designed to help you grow stronger, more elastic, and increase your stamina.
A healthy, aware body and a calm, aware mind enhance the quality of life.
About the Yoga Institute of Miami Staff
Bobbi Goldin has been the director since 1978. She was certified as Intermediate Junior III, by Mr. Iyengar, in 1983. She feels it vital that "We do Yoga to quiet the mind and soothe the heart, so each day is a gift". Bobbi is known to teach with great support, challenge and humor, so everyone's needs are met. She has been a T.M. practitioner since 1994 and continues to be a student of Yoga and life. She is strongly influenced by Ramanand Patel and John Schumacher.
Jeaneen Bell is an Intermediate Junior I Certified Iyengar Instructor, who has studied, practiced and taught yoga for over 44 years. Here extensive training and experience includes studying with the Iyengar family in 2009. She continues to seek new knowledge by attending teacher training sessions with Senior Iyengar teachers. She welcomes all levels of students and is attentive to special needs.
Diane Beverley has attended and taught our classes since 1997. She blends patience, humor, and clarity to make classes special for all. "Yoga brings strength and flexibility to the body, harmony and Balance to our daily lives, enhancing the physical, emotional and spiritual self".
Valerie DeWitt has practiced yoga since the early 80's. She started her training with Bobbi in 2001. She enjoys sharing the blessings of Yoga with adults, and delights in her work with children. As a Certified YogaKids Teacher (CYKT), she offers programs for children ages 5-17 and YogaKids workshops for adults. In addition to her teaching, she volunteers with Mindful Kids Miami, who's mission is to bring mindfulness training in schools across Miami-Dade County. Valerie offers a Mindfulness Monthly practice session at the Yoga Institute.
Chris Ellenberg has been a physical therapist since 1983. She began practicing yoga in 2001 and completed our Teacher Training Course in 2012. Chris believes that yoga is beneficial to all, regardless of age, physical ability or body type. She enjoys the physical energy and mental clarity that come from regular asana practice.
Claudia Franklin has been practicing Yoga for more than 30 years. She finds that Yoga soothes anxieties and has a profound effect on all aspects of life. It is transformative on an injured, limited or aging body. Claudia's style is supportive, encouraging, light-hearted and insightful. She is certified through YogaWorks, and has become fascinated by the therapeutic effects of Iyengar Yoga. She is a student of Bobbi Goldin and Lois Steinberg. Claudia has recently completed an intensive Yoga Teacher Training with Bobbi.
Lee Lahla began her Yogic journey in 2000. In 2007, she began her Teacher Training Courses and assisting in classes. Lee has been teaching since 2009. "I love to inspire the students and observe them grow and evolve in their Yogic journeys.
Joyce Sanders has been practicing Yoga for over 19 years. She has taught adults for 14 years and children for 9 years. She has experienced first hand how a regular Yoga practice can lead to a calmer, stronger, and more flexible mind and body. Joyce has studied with many senior Yoga instructors and is a certified YogaKids teacher, (CYKT). She has completed Level I certification as a Yoga Therapist. In addition to teaching at the Yoga Institute of Miami, she teaches children at several private schools.
Assisting and Substituting
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The Yoga Institute of Miami and the qualified staff have been teaching Iyengar style Hatha Yoga in the South Miami. Our bright, well equipped studio and friendly classes are designed to help you grow stronger, more elastic, and increase your stamina. A healthy, aware body and a calm, aware mind enhance the quality of life.