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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

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 continues to study as a Yoga Medicine therapeutic specialist.

She has collected certifications over the years including: Y12SR (Yoga 12 Step Recovery), prenatal yoga , Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Myofascial Release, Trauma informed, Advanced Anatomy and the list goes on.
Erika is in the process of her studies as a Yoga Medicine Therapeutic Specialist. This new specialization has her diving deeper into anatomy and evidence-based yoga methods. Erika is always learning and growing to better assist her students, her fellow teachers, and the community. 

DIANA GONZALEZ

Lead Pilates Instructor

Diana is a certified, classically trained, Power-Pilates instructor. She has over 8 years of experience teaching group classes and private lessons. Her individualized attention and thorough knowledge of her clients physical strengths and limitations has given her the reputation as an expert instructor, which is evident by her full classes and large following. Diana has experience instructing a wide range of people of all ages and levels. She teaches with the philosophy of “movement heals.” She began her Pilates journey in 2012 and prides herself in furthering her education with multiple continuing education workshops. Diana loves teaching Pilates and strives to keep her classes fun, lively and full of care. Her outgoing and caring nature has created a family atmosphere in the  pilates studio. Her classes fill up quick so be sure to sign up early.

MaryBeth Malley

YOGA TEACHER | Bliss Dealer

MaryBeth is a 200hr RYT and licensed clinical social worker. She began her deeper exploration of yoga in 2015 when she was training for the NYC marathon. She couldn’t help but feel the difference within herself, not just physically but mentally, as her practice became more consistent. After this experience, she decided to dive deeper. MaryBeth completed her teacher training in 2018 and since has focused her teaching on creating a space to help others feel strong and confident within their bodies. MaryBeth encourages students to practice compassion for themselves on and off the mat and to build connection between mind and body.

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.

Amber Willett

YOGA TEACHER | Bliss Dealer

An RYT200, Amber has been practicing vinyasa and yin yoga on and off since 2017, and cultivated a daily practice over the last year. Her favorite part of the yoga practice is off the mat. Meditation, pranayama, the yamas, and niyamas are key elements of Amber’s practice. Yoga has brought her peace with her inner struggles and a loving relationship with her body. She has developed an awareness of her body that has aided her in Eating Disorder recovery and taught her to listen to the sensations and cues that her body gives.

After completing a mentorship for Eating Disorders, Amber decided to deepen her knowledge even more, enrolling in a Mindful, Trauma informed YTT with Yoga Medicine. She provides her students with tools to maneuver through the stages of recovery, as well as other universal challenges. Her goal is to help others on their mental and emotional healing journey to discover the amazing benefits of yoga that she discovered years ago.

 

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Olivia Montiel

YOGA TEACHER | Bliss Dealer

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.

Abby Burkhardt

Pilates Instructor

Abby recently moved to South Florida from Indianapolis, bringing with her an exuberant love for Pilates, fitness & all things health & wellness. She grew up as a dancer, and even went on to create a professional career in ballet for herself at the age of 17. In 2018, Abby chose to use her passion for movement in a new way. She decided to make a new career to guide others to feel the same enlivening sensations that movement has given to her. She pursued certifications in Mat Pilates, Inferno Hot Pilates, TRX, Barre Above & a 600-hour comprehensive certification in Pilates with apparatus. She now teaches and trains others in these modalities and feels joyful every day to share them. Supported by her background in dance, Abbey brings grace, rhythm, and positive energy to each of her classes.

Jennifer Bowie

PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Jennifer is a powerhouse pilates instructor and mother of two lovely daughters. She is classically certified through Power Pilates in both mat and apparatus and has been teaching for 3 years. Jennifer finds joy in instructing clients at every level in their fitness journey and loves helping them find a deeper connection with their body that they can take with them beyond class. She especially enjoys learning everything she can when it comes to teaching and helping her clients. She maintains her CPR certification, and understands how to guide her students in a safe and effective manner. Meditation is an important part of Jennifer’s daily life and she tries to incorporate meditative elements into her pilates teaching and self practice when appropriate. When she is not teaching, Jennifers enjoys cooking, baking, yoga, getting out in nature and is currently studying to obtain her 200 hour Hatha yoga certification.

Come as you are is her approach to Yoga. Her classes are empowering and intentional. She blends her sequences with focused breath work and fluid movements. She adapts her sequencing to suit the needs of the student creating a safe space for practitioners to explore their Yoga practice.

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Please send us your resume hello@anandayogapb.com or call us 561.810.7888 for more information on how to become an Ananda yoga or Pilates instructor.

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