Yoga & Movement

 2018 Workshop Offerings:

Yoga in the Dance Tent Wednesday February 21st-Friday February 2

3rd at 10am

Yoga with Karmen Plasencia: Wednesday 10am, Dance Tent

Yoga With Lissa: Thrusday and Friday 10am, Dance Tent 

She will teach from the Anusara tradition using the 5 Universal Principles of Alignment in a heart centered class. We’ll gently move and soften as we soak in our beautiful surroundings at the Virginia Key Beach Park.

About the Instructor:

Lissa Farrell: I fell in love with the path of yoga when I was introduced to Anusara Yoga – being a heart centered path, it hooked me and showed me the depth to which yoga

will take you and be there for you through life’s winding journey. I was lucky to do the Anusara Immersions and teacher training at The Yoga Loft and Lakshmi Living Arts ( with Rachel Bush, Amy Abelson and Denise Hatch as my teachers, they continue to be my teachers today. I am currently an Anusara Elements teacher. I also am a Moondancer and practice Tensegrity which keep me connected to our energetic selves, the elements and the 4 directions and how we can play with, interweave and learn from this intelligence on and off our mats.I love yoga because it will keep me learning and moving for the rest of my days.

Workshops Saturday and Sunday:

Vedic Astrology Workshop: Navigate in Life Using the Cosmic Energy in Your Favor Saturday and Sunday February 24th-25th Tea House 2:00pm

Description :
What are the messages of the planets and constellations? What Yogis and Sages in ancient times could decode from the planetary movements? How can I benefit from the natural cycle of the stars? What is my purpose of life? All those questions were answered thousands of year’s ago by “Rishis” and “Yogis” through their observation of the planetary movements. They could get priceless information to achieve balance and harmony in one’s life, thus Vedic Astrology was born. Vedic Astrology does not stop on describing the planetary positions on your birthday, the rich and detail description of the energies around each planet and constellation gives you actual real life applications to empower your life, giving you tools to get the benefit from basically any karmic event in life.
In this workshop you will get: Knowledge of your energetic day, The planet that blesses your life, Your personal mantra according to the stars and, Simple rituals you can perform at home.  All of this and more to get access to happiness, balance and peace in life.

About the Instructor:
Kalki Das, born in Peru to a family with Inka shamanic lineage, took to the path of Vedanta since he first read the Bhagavad-Gita at age 16. This lead him to live monastic life in Ashrams around the world for more than 10 years.
> Kalki Das has completed advanced studies in Vedic Philosophy and Rituals in India. Based on Miami, he travels around the world teaching Vedic sciences and philosophy. In parallel to his Vedic Studies, he has also studied computer science. His scientific/professional practice explores the nature of coding and decoding which he sees as a parallel experience to the relationship of the performance of the ritual and the priest.
> Kalki Das’s purpose is to share from a scientific and simple point of view the higher realm of our self presented in the Vedas, his passion is to assist people in their transformational process.

All of this and more to get access to happiness, balance and peace in life.

Didgeridoo Sound Healing Journey with Jared Bistrong: Saturday February 24th Dace Tent 12:15

Enjoy a multi-sensory sound healing experience as we journey through interactive movement, tribal drumming, and a deep subatomic Didgeridoo, Crystal Bowl, and Gong Sound cleanse.

About the Instructor:

Jared Bistrong is a Miami native who has been facilitating unique and profound Didgeridoo sound healing journeys for the last 20 years and crafts his own Didgeridoos and flutes out of native palm trees and bamboo. As a college professor, multi-instrumentalist and sound healer, he has been on the forefront of sound healing exploration by integrating ancient hand-made instruments back into our every day lives including educational, corporate, and clinical settings. Jared is a certified group sound healer in the Non-Somatic Extraordinary Vessel Healing system and currently facilitates sound workshops all around the country and abroad.

Tantric Sacred Sound Journey with Michelle Alva Sunday February 25th Green Pavilion 12:00pm

Experience the magic of the present moment feeling fully alive and free in this one hour class that introduces you to awakening your sensual/creative energy with Tantra, Breathwork and Sound Healing. Experience a multi-sensory journey through the senses ending in a 6th sensory vibrational high.

About the Instructor:

Michelle Alva is a woman on a mission to educate and empower women that we are powerful creators that heal at the speed of light. She is a Pelvic Floor/Women’s Health Physical Therapist, Tantra Practitioner, Integrative Yoga Therapist, Sound Healer, Certified Public Speaker, Belly Dance Teacher and PSYCH-K® Facilitator. Michelle is the creator of a mindset-body-vibrational healing approach that awakens our innate healing physiology called The Alva Method Of Self-Healing Mastery. Michelle started the Soulfish Women’s Movement to inspire and educate women to live Intuitively Guided, Body-Breath Connected and embracing their Orgasmic, Creative and Sacred Bodies (since only about 30% of women orgasm!). Join her Soulfish Women’s Facebook Community at

I Love Yoga Band Sunday February 25th Sunset Kirtan 6pm Green Pavilion 6:00pm

I Love Yoga studio in Dania Beach brings a collective of musical yogi’s to bring you  mantra music that will get you moving & shaking!

Family Yoga Sunday February 25th Green Pavilion 11:ooam

This class is a combo of yoga stretches, breathing, meditations, games and Laughter Yoga. This class is fun and interactive for all ages.

Kids Yoga Saturday February 24th Green Pavilion 11:00am

Children crave movement and sensory motor stimulus in which the practice of yoga helps to provide a channel of these impulses in a positive and safe way. Research has shown that yoga increases children’s attention span and concentration. Yoga also helps instill calmness, confidence and balance in the mind and body of a child. Your kids will be sure to have fun and enjoy all the benefits of yoga utilizing songs, games and fun animal poses kid-friendly meditations.

About the Instructor:

Karmen is a joyful spirit who is committed to spreading the light of health and healing to others. She has been dedicated to the study, practice and work of yoga and healing arts for over 15 years. Her extensive knowledge in the field allows her to work full time sharing yoga, massage, and wellness consulting with private clients, spas, corporations, group classes, special events, and festivals. She integrates a combination of healing art modalities to create a class/treatment that will leave one feeling balanced & refreshed.

​Morning Activation with Benjamin & Radha​ Saturday February 24th Dance Tent 10:00am

We invite you to join Radha & Benjamin for singing and movement that will transport you toward blissful Unity. Yoga class will be a dance of slow vinyasas and static asanas guided by Radha and Benjamin. They will finnish class with chanting and singing with kirtan.
Radha & Benjamin blend both Eastern and Western instruments, vocalization, and rhythms to uplift, energize, and revitalize Kirtan participants.They will lead your Saturday morning with sacred Mantras and healing songs, full of Joy and Devotion. Singing Meditation, Kirtan,  honours the divine and offers deep gratitude. It also helps us to heal and feel empowered. They bring peace and connection to the heart.

About the Instructors:

Radha-Krishna Lila

Radha-Krishna Lila (Cristiane Silva) E-RYT 500 first learned Yoga in Brazil where she encountered the teachings of Bhakti Yoga. At the time Radha was a professional dancer and teacher who danced in Brazil and toured internationally as a lead dancer throughout Japan, Korea and the USA. In Brazil she learned about the devotional aspects of yoga and the physical practice but it was not until she moved to the United States that she became more involved in the many different forms of yoga. Dance led her to move to Miami, FL where she danced for three different dance companies. She studied and trained Hatha Yoga at Prana Yoga in Miami where she received her 200 hour teachers certification.

In 2009 she encountered the renowned master yogi Sri Dharma Mittra with whom she decided to learn from and eventually received her advanced 500 hour teachers’ certification at the Dharma Yoga Center in NY. Radha is now teaching at several yoga studios and locations in South Florida and leads retreats and trainings with her partner Benjamin Smielowitz. Radha and Benjamin are also musicians and singers and have produced three yoga, meditation and relaxation albums together.

Benjamin Smielowitz

Benjamin was searching for more meaning and purpose in life when he found yoga. He took many classes at  the different studios in New York not necessarily looking for a teacher but just enjoying the yoga practice. He was blessed enough to find himself in the studio of Sri Dharma Mittra one day, The Dharma Yoga Center. There he became a certified 200 hour yoga instructor in 2003 and in 2007 certified at the 500 hour level. There he was an assistant and apprentice and learned much about yoga asanas, meditation, the different forms of yoga and the importance of Karma Yoga. In 2009 Benjamin moved to Miami to find more sunshine and to leave the big city of New York behind. He now teaches yoga full time and is enjoying sharing the blessing of higher consciousness with others. Benjamins tries his best to teach yoga the way it was taught to him in the classical Hatha-Raja form. He still travels back to NY frequently to train with his teacher and visit his family. Benjamin is also a musician who produced 3 albums of music and meditation for yoga with his beloved partner Radha Krishna Lila.

Morning Activation with EuGene Gant Sunday February 25th at Dance Tent 10:00am

Enjoy a group “Activation” Naam Yoga Class using sound, dynamic movement, sacred geometry, chi gong practices and the brilliance of Naam Yoga’s techniques.  The class will focus on embodying the powerful Spring Equinox energies now flooding our space with its Life vibration.

About Shakti Naam Yoga:

Shakti Naam is a powerful anti-aging and disease-defying yogic practice, new to the West from the recluse yoga masters of the Himalayas. It incorporates standing postures with deep rejuvenating breathing techniques to open the meridians (energy channels) and remove all blockages within the body. This unique fusion of movement, breath work, acupressure, stretching and vocal vibration, activates and strengthens the body’s self-healing capacities and helps to increase one’s life span- providing people of all ages with radiant health, happiness, and vitality. Classes will involve standing postures with powerful breath work for detoxification, vitality and strength.

About the Instructor:

For For over 16 years, EuGene Gant has been motivating people with practical teachings that encourage a conscious lifestyle ~ healthy body, clear mind and an open heart. EuGene combines Shakti Naam Yoga therapies, breathing techniques and meditation, fused with empowering mantras, soulful music of his own creation, and plenty of laughter. EuGene is known for his distinctive, high energy, inspiring teaching style. His aspiration in teaching is to help people achieve their highest potential while honoring their spiritual connection.

Mantras & Yoga With Jessica Sirena Saturday February 24th Green Pavilion 1:00pm

Find out why vibration is the most powerful force in the Universe! In this ‘Mantras and Yoga’ class, we will breathe, move our bodies and experience the magic of divine sound. Jessica will lead us through an all-levels yoga flow aimed to ground and center us, followed by a guided mantra experience. We will explore toning with the chakras, mantras for peace and healing, and mantra meditation. No experience is necessary – come as you are. Expect to leave with a deeper sense of peace and an open heart.

About the Instructor:

Jessica Sirena is a singer, vocal empowerment guide and yoga teacher residing in Miami Beach, Florida. Her mission is to empower us all to connect with our inner creativity and expression through our voices. Jessica sings from the heart, sharing original songs, mantras and medicine songs that evoke a sense of wonder in those who listen. She works with students of all ages and paths to refine their voices, be it for personal health and healing, songwriting, or professional development. She has studied voice extensively from a young age and comes from a Buddhist-inspired education at Naropa University, where she studied interdisciplinary performance and music. Jessica is a seasoned yoga practitioner and has been teaching vinyasa flow yoga since 2012. She is grateful to share the teachings passed onto her which have transformed her life. To stay connected, follow Jessica on Instagram at @jessica.sirena and listen to her debut EP album entitled ‘Cosmic Mystery’ at

Get L.I.T.!: Love, Intellect and Truth with Afrobeta Sunday February 25th Green Pavilion 1:15pm

What is the Intellect? How can we develop it and live our most fulfilling life? What is true love and how can we experience it?

Join us for a playful vinyasa yoga sequence infused with the mindfulness of the ancient teachings of Vedanta featuring an original live electro-score by yogis and synth heroes, afrobeta.

About the Instructor:

Full of life, love and imagination, Cuci Amador is known for her vibrant and uplifting approach to yoga. She is a bilingual yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner, motivational speaker, and writer. Cuci began the Get L.I.T. series as a way to unify her love for live musical improvisation and her study of Vedanta. This workshop has been featured at yoga studios in LA and Miami, has its own podcast, and will have its festival debut at this year’s Virginia Key Grassroots. ​

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