As a practicing yoga student since 1997, Jane desired to to create student-oriented studio, so she formed and ran for 10 years the former Hot Yoga of Delray. The Studio earned a reputation for catering to the student and her dedication made it a welcoming space. Circumstances called for it to close. Now with years of experience running a successful studio, she once again has built this new Studio from scratch. She welcomes all to share this space and wants you to think of it as your "Yoga Home Away from Home". "Our Contractors turned this space into a Yoga Studio, our Students & Staff turn it into a Yoga Community"
"Yoga is my passion. I hope you enjoy every experience you have at Hot Yoga of Delray. NAMASTE!"
My journey into yoga began in 1993 when I began practicing. In Spring of 2000, I became a Kripalu (500 Hour Certification) Instructor. After, I became a Bikram Certified Yoga Teacher (500 Hour Certification) alongside Jimmy Barkan in Fall 2001. My other training includes Phoenix Rising Therapy (200 Hour Certification), where I had the privilege to study under Todd Norian, the founder of Anusara.
Caitlin was born and raised in the deep south, Birmingham, Alabama. From a young age she loved animals and has always been intrinsically linked with nature. During her teenage years she was a competitive cheerleader which fueled her interest in pushing her body to new limits. Always the adventurer, at age 19 she packed her car and moved to South Florida to attend college. Caitlin obtained her degree in Biology which gave her a greater understanding of human anatomy and the physiological systems of the body. During college Caitlin took her first Bikram yoga class and has practiced hot yoga 5-6 times per week ever since. After college it became clear that yoga was going to be a big part of her life so she completed 200 hour Yoga Alliance recognized teacher training with Jimmy Barkan. Caitlin feels that yoga has helped her conquer many of her own personal struggles which is why she wants to share that strength with as many people as possible.
"Yoga has helped me to conquer many personal struggles, which is why I want to share that strength with as many people as possible."
Irina Shlain-Witis, A.P., is a yoga instructor, labour doula, and a licensed acupuncture physician in the State of Florida. She is the owner and operator of MonkeyMind Wellness, a women's health practice in Boynton Beach, FL. Irina’s yoga teaching combines traditional yoga poses with new techniques designed to challenge your yoga practice, build stretch and increase flexibility.
Shari started practicing yoga in 2006, but it wasn't until she practiced in a heated room that she was hooked. Practicing yoga in the heat coupled with inspiring music was intoxicating. Shari practiced Bikram Yoga religiously for three years before deciding she wanted to become certified as a yoga instructor. She got trained in Sivananda Yoga at the Studio Yoga and Inner Peace in Lake Worth which proved to be a life changing experience that has helped to shape who she is both on the mat and in life more broadly. Shari learned about proper breathing, exercise, positive thinking, meditation and how to live a healthier life.
"I look forward to sharing my passion, positive attitude and energy with people that want to enhance their yoga practice and bring new levels of enjoyment to their lives."
Jules Lindsay began practicing yoga in 2000 while finishing her BA in clinical psychology from Auburn University. Her teaching career began at the Yoga College of India in Boca Raton where she taught Bikram Yoga from 2002 to 2004. She became RYT 200hr certified in 2005 with Jimmy Barkan and completed trainings for Hot Vinyasa levels I - III (ERYT 500+hrs). She has continued to train in workshops and intensives including an RYT 500hr training at Yoga South Boca and is a certified 2nd degree Reiki practitioner under Robin Garfield. Her teaching styles are influenced by Bikram, Barkan Method, Anuttara, Hot Fusion, Anusara, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Vinyasa, Power and Yin Yoga. She co-leads an annual Yoga retreat to Pura Vida Costa Rica & Panama where she has teamed up with a group of world renowned health professionals to form a new style of retreat called Runga (#gorunga #ResetLifestyle). And don’t forget about her happiest mentor, her faithful sidekick, Buddha (the Yellow Lab). #KissesToBuddha.
Cheryl is a RYT Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher who began her yoga journey in 2005 in Baltimore while going through a transitional point in her life. In her practice she was able to surrender and find her true self. Through teaching, her goal is to bring positive change, breath, balance and light into other people's lives. Always exploring new avenues to get out of her mind and into her body has allowed her to gain an extensive understanding of body awareness and alignment. Cheryl also has a background in dance, aerial acrobatics, and was a NFL cheerleader. She takes her knowledge for all of her experiences and applies it to her students in the classroom.
David is originally from New York and moved to South Florida in 2004. Since an early age, he has been involved in a variety of different forms of physical training and team sports. David discovered Yoga in 2009 and hasn't looked back since.
In May, 2013, David began training to teach Sivananda Yoga from “Yoga Inner Peace” in Lake Worth Florida and received his 200 level certification in July, 2013. After 4 years of teaching yoga consistently, David went on achieve his 300 level certification at Yoga Aura in Boca Raton in June 2017, making him a RYT-500 level Certified Yoga Instructor.
David incorporates several of the different styles he's learned over the years into his class routines. Sivananda, Vinyassa, the 26 posture series, Yin and Restorative yoga.
Favorite Quote “A year from now you will have wished you started today”
Lisa has been practicing since yoga 2006. She earned her 300-hr YTT training with Jimmy Barkan in both Hot Yoga and Vinyasa Levels I - III. Always active and on the go, Lisa found Yoga while recovering from 4 herniated discs (a result of 30+ yrs of running). Practicing Hot Yoga led her to mindfulness & strengthened her core. Subsequently she has avoided injury by moving from a place of center and strength.
Lisa felt so strongly about the benefits of Yoga she was inclined to share it with others, so they can witness for themselves the multiple benefits of yoga. Currently, she leads Yoga Retreats and Charity events in the community. Expect to breathe, move, and smile in her classes.
For Robert, teaching at Hot Yoga of Delray beckons him back to where it all started in - a Hot Class at Hot Yoga of Delray! Since then he has obtained his 500 RYT, became a Certified Teacher in Vinyasa Krama and Yin yoga. His specialties include Power Vinyasa and Vinyasa Flow, with a knack for Meditation and Yogic Philosophy. Robert's classes are unique and challenging with a happy helping of laughter and jokes.
Allison was born & raised in South Florida. Her passions were always found in nature & the ocean. When she attended her first yoga class, she found something she did not even know she was searching for. Yoga quenched her need for something more therapeutic for her body, healing for her heart, & enlightening for her mind. She was able to overcome an incredibly dark part of her life through the practice of Yoga. She wanted others to experience the magical effects she had found, & deepened her own practice by completing her first 200-hour Teacher Training at Om Joyful Yoga in Cooper City, Florida. There she developed a soft yet powerful style of teaching that incorporates both the physical & spiritual aspects of yoga, connecting mind body & soul. She then went on to complete 500 hours Teacher Training at the Anuttara Yoga Shala in Delray Beach.
Now she dedicates her life to sharing this practice through teaching. Allison now specializes in Hatha, Bikram and Vinyasa Yoga. Her mission in life is to inspire, enlighten & elevate those who surround her. By way of her own practice and teachings of the yogic texts, she hopes to lead her students to self-transformation & inner-peace through the beautiful practice of yoga.
Robyn is born and raised right here in Sunny South Florida. She has been involved in almost every team sport from swimming, water polo, cross country, soccer, and wrestling. She discovered yoga when looking for ways to lose weight after being on the wrestling team in high school, realizing it did so much more for her than that.
Robyn realized her performance from including yoga in her routine was helping tremendously. Losing weight, not having any injuries and increasing her flexibility. Her true passion came right then! Robyn LOVES helping other extreme athletes who could really use yoga in their lives.