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Our boutique yoga and Pilates studios are designed to inspire, offering a safe place to be yourself. Find your fit with a variety of yoga and Pilates classes to welcome everyone. Come find your bliss!

ERIKA SCRIBNER

Owner | Director of Bliss

Yoga Medicine® Therapeutic Specialist E-RYT-500

Erika is an extremely passionate fun-loving teacher and you’ll understand the moment you meet her. Her smile welcomes you into the room and it is soon accompanied by her warm personality. She is a multifaceted teacher with vast wealth of knowledge when it comes to practicing yoga. The foundation of her teaching is threefold: stilling the mind (chitta vritti), connecting breath with movement, and cultivating love, gratitude, and self-awareness.

Erika attended her first yoga class in 2014 and instantly fell in love with the practice. Battling depression for many years yoga introduced Erika to a means for a happier and healthier life. Erika knew that she wanted to give the practice of yoga to others so in 2017 she traveled to Bali and received her 200-hour yoga certification. Erika began teaching immediately upon returning and fully committed to teaching Yoga decided to continue her studies. In 2018 she completed a one-one 300 hour advanced teacher training and started her journey to become a Yoga therapeutic specialist with Yoga Medicine® in 2019.

Erika graduated as a Yoga Medicine Therapeutic Specialist in April 2022 after over 2 years of advanced studies. Yoga Medicine® is not a style of yoga but rather a training system that educates the teacher to view the body on a much deeper level to understand the function and dysfunction of the human body, based on the understanding of anatomy, kinesiology, pathology and the traditional practice of yoga, all in order to work more effectively within a yoga setting. Erika is grateful to be able to bring these evidence based practices to better assist her students, her fellow teachers, and the community. 

She has collected certifications over the years including: Mental Health informed, Meditation, Y12SR (Yoga 12 Step Recovery), prenatal yoga , Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Myofascial Release, Trauma informed, Advanced Anatomy and the list goes on.

Olivia Montiel

Blissful Yoga School Leader|

E-RYT 500, CCT, LMT

 

 

Olivia Montiel offers a dynamic range of healing modalities. She is an experienced Yoga teacher, Licensed Massage Therapist, & Certified Cupping therapist. Olivia studied at the Kripalu School of Yoga under the guidance of Larissa Hall Carlson, Michelle Dalbec, Sudhir Jonathan Foust ,Coby Kozslowski, and Shiva Rea. She also studied with Balarama Chandra Das & Dr. John Doulliard at Kripalu’s School of Ayurveda. Olivia received her first certification from Shiva Shanti Yoga School, training with Shivadasi a Jivamukti master teacher, and Ma Ba a Sanskrit scholar.

Olivia encourages her Yoga students to arrive exactly as they are. Her classes are both empowering and intentional. Her blend of focused breath work and fluid movements result in nourishing sequences for practitioners of all levels. With a student-centered approach, Olivia creates a safe space for practitioners to explore their Yoga practice. One of her favorite ways to connect with her students and dive deeper into the practice of yoga is through leading Yoga retreats and workshops. She has led retreats in both France and the United States, and also guides workshops more regularly on a local scale.

Natalie Galliano

YOGA TEACHER | Bliss Dealer

Natalie is a Florida native and RYT200, who stumbled along her calling to become a yoga teacher after taking a solo trip to Bali and diving herself into a meditation retreat, which inspired her through the yogic philosophy. Her mission is to guide her students to tap into their physical, mental, and emotional body, to find alignment and wellbeing. She also finds joy and fulfillment in teaching young children yoga and mindfulness techniques, to give them a strong foundation of body awareness, empowerment, and calmness. Natalie is humbled to have had this practice bring her courage, strength, and self-awareness during challenging times, and is grateful to be able to share the same experience with others. Out of the studio, she loves to be in the sun, ground herself in nature, and spend time with her two Shih Tzu dogs.

Shelby Gorstein

YOGA TEACHER | Bliss Dealer

Shelby is a 200-hour RYT who cultivated a consistent yoga practice in 2015 and completed her teacher training in 2019. Her authenticity and passion for the practice invites students to dive deep in, connecting movement to breath, and letting go of stress and mind chatter they may be holding onto.

Shelby strives to balance effort and ease on and off the mat and hopes to inspire students to do the same. She embodies an unwavering excitement for the never-ending possibilities in the lifelong yoga practice and is honored to share it. She holds an additional certification in Yin Yoga.

Becca Sam

 

YOGA TEACHER | Bliss Dealer

Becca began her yoga journey many years ago. Like many people, Becca was initially drawn to yoga for its physical benefits. As she continued to practice, she quickly realized the deeper spiritual and emotional benefits of a consistent yoga practice. She went on to pursue a certification to share the practice with others, and completed her first teacher training in 2021, becoming an RYT-200.
Going through the YTT program was an incredibly rewarding experience for her, and Becca loves to share the peace and deep sense of gratitude she finds in her personal yoga practice with others. Becca’s classes are an artful blend of movement and stillness. She seamlessly harmonizes strength and flexibility, and focuses her classes around breath and awareness. Becca wants to encourage her students to find new levels of possibility in their bodies and minds, and bring their practice off of their mats and into their lives.
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Kawtar Elbekhty

YOGA TEACHER | Bliss Dealer

Always a student first, Kawtar has been a dedicated yogini since 2012. In many ways Yoga saved her life. This ancient practice helped her access a space within that is inherently peaceful and blissful. She began to study Kriya Yoga in 2015 and completed her first 200 hour Therapeutic Yoga Training in 2017. Since, she continued to study Yoga through a therapeutic lens. She has completed training in Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Thai Yoga and is Trauma Informed/Sensitive. She is currently working on completing her 300 hour training. Kawtar strives to hold a safe container to just ~be~. Her aim is to weave a class that encompasses deep release, joy, and bliss with growth, spirituality, and yogic philosophy. You can expect a nurturing class that embodies loving kindness and compassion as well as anatomically safe, mindful movements, and pranayama (breathwork) for optimal health. Kawtar will share the magic that yoga offers, flexibility of the body but more importantly, flexibility of the mind.

Megan McConnaughay

Yoga Teacher | Bliss Dealer

Megan is a 200-hour RYT from West Palm Beach. She initially began her yoga practice as a means of exercise in 2014 while attending Florida State University. Once she cultivated a regular practice, she began to fall in love with the meditative aspect. The way yoga invited her to be fully present with her mind, body, and heart was something that no other movement practice had provided her with previously. Already passionate about health, wellness, fitness, and anatomy, Megan earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise physiology and psychology.

Megan is an experienced certified personal trainer with a background in physical therapy, alongside her degree and certification. She loves learning about human anatomy and integrating this knowledge into her yoga sequences to create intentional classes for her students. With a dedication to creating a safe environment, Megan’s classes are an illuminating experience for each of her students and she is honored to share this sacred practice!

Chelsea Klein

Yoga Teacher| Bliss Dealer

Chelsea is a registered yoga teacher and licensed psychotherapist. She first found yoga in 2010 after trying every different exercise studio and gym there was, searching for the right fit. Little did she know that finding yoga would turn her life around and mean more than any exercise or activity. Once graduating from graduate school, she began practicing more regularly. She found yoga at a time when she needed it most. Struggling with anxiety and depression, Chelsea deeply connected to the emotional safety and spiritual aspect of yoga, discovering that each time she met herself on her mat, she began to find herself again. Yoga is a deep part of Chelsea’s life, creating a beautiful connection to mind and body, and self. Seeking to dive deeper and continue to absorb every little bit of this practice, she decided to take her YTT, purely for herself, without truly thinking of teaching. Soon after, she realized how much she loved to share this beautiful and connective practice with others, showing them how to find themselves on their mat, like she did. Outside of the studio, Chelsea loves to spend time with her puppies and caring for her plants. Chelsea hopes to share her joy and deep passion for this practice with you.

Brittany Lynch

Yoga Teacher | Bliss Dealer

Brittany is a RYT 200 whose perfect day includes sunrise beach yoga and a lovely yin class in the evening. After trying many different forms of physical activity growing up, yoga was the only one that continued to spark joy. She eventually became captivated by the freedom to explore the strength and capability of her body and mind. Yoga allowed a place for her to be fully present and listen to her own body, a place where she could be fully curious. She decided to pursue YTT as a way of deepening her own practice, when she realized that she enjoyed sharing the practice with others just as much as the practice itself. A devoted practitioner who finds balance with both a fiery flow and a cool meditative practice, she aims to aid her students in finding & cultivating balance in their everyday lives. She wants students to be able to show up to her class and leave the world behind while taking time to explore what makes them feel good in the present moment.

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