Meet Our Ft. Lauderdale Instructors

Danielle Petrie

Danielle Petrie

Yoga Instructor, Fort Lauderdale

Danielle was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. From the time she was a very small child, she was always artistic and became very involved in dance.

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An avid runner in her early adult years, she tired yoga for the first time to stretch her body and immediately was hooked!

The movements were reminiscent of her dancing background, however on a much deeper level.

Having grown up in a household with plenty of adversity and the disease of addiction, she sought a totally different approach. She found her “home” in yoga and followed-up with a 200-hour Sivananda yoga training and 500-hour Hatha yoga training. From there, she started teaching right away and has taught all over the South Florida area for over twenty years.

In Danielle’s words:

“Yoga means so much to me on so many different levels. I have taught yoga for all types of people, shapes and sizes. From pre-schoolers to the elderly, to professional athletes. I have also created a yoga program for women with post traumatic stress disorder in a psychiatric hospital.

I see yoga transform and change lives everyday. It heals to the soul.

As a yoga teacher, I consider myself to be real and genuine. I believe my classes reflect this too. People feel when you do things from your heart. And my heart is my guide, my gift to share with others, and be the best role model to my students and my two fantastic children.

Needless to say, I am honored to do what I do and so excited to be leading the SOL Yoga Fort Lauderdale team!”

In Danielle’s hands, students can expect to be challenged, uplifted and energized. Enjoy upbeat music and be prepared to use the entire body – heart and soul!

Follow Danielle: @daniellepetrie

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Kim Dornings

Kim Dorning

Yoga Instructor

While Florida is now ‘home’, Kim Dorning is originally from South Africa. She has been practicing yoga for over 9 years, starting her journey with Bikram yoga and then Hot Vinyasa yoga.

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Inspired to teach, she completed her yoga certification, and hasn’t looked back. When she’s not inspiring her students with challenging movement and flows, Kim enjoys traveling the world and exploring other cultures. Follow Kim: @kimmyyogaflow.

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Rosaleen O’Neill

Rosaleen O’Neill

Yoga Instructor

Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Rosaleen can always be found in a dance or yoga studio. She is classically trained in ballet and modern dance, and was a BFA Dance Major at Rutgers University.

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Exposed to yoga at the age of 12 to help with her dance training, she says it opened her eyes to the beauty of the body and how to get more out of what we are given. Continuing her education in movement, she completed a 200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with the OM Factory in New York City, and hasn’t look back since. Now attending FAU, Rosaleen is ready to continue sharing the gift of soulful movement to all of South Florida! Her daily practice is to remember that, “life is short, life goes on, so live in peace.” Follow Rosaleen: @rosaleen_oneill.

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Lauren Cobb

Lauren Cobb

Yoga Instructor

A natural teacher and purveyor of inspirational vibes, Lauren Cobb prides herself on providing her students with a physically demanding vinyasa flow paired with uplifting messages that leave students feeling both physically and emotionally empowered.

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Lauren has been a dedicated yoga practitioner for ten years and she prides herself on fearlessly pursuing what sets her soul on fire, taking the leap and trusting the outcome. For Lauren, this has included completing her yoga teaching certification in Summer 2008, and she hasn’t looked back. Bringing tremendous attention to detail, including her inspiring playlists and sequences, Lauren guides her students towards physical and mental transformation, celebrating the personal power in each of us. When she’s not on the mat as a student or teacher, Lauren can be found by the pool, on the boat, or enjoying time with her two children and husband in South Florida. Follow Lauren: @laurencobbyoga.

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Nikkii Holtzheuser

Nikkii Holtzheuser

Yoga Instructor

Known as “nikkiibear”, she may be petite in size, but don’t be fooled otherwise! This girl’s been practicing yoga for most of her life, earning her teaching certificate with years of experience throughout South Florida.

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Whether you’re new to the mat or a seasoned pro, her classes will have you moving through diaphragmatic breath work, with a mixture of vinyasa flow and restorative. Put them together and expect to leave feeling lighter and stronger, with reduced stress and tension – both physically and mentally. When she’s not teaching yoga or hammering away closing real estate deals, you can find Nikki somewhere on the beach doing a variety of water sports while filling-up her Instagram feed with inspiring photos, often appearing in campaigns for leading lifestyle brands. In her words: “Having known Cathy for years, I’m beyond excited to be part of her team and to give Miami locals a yoga experience unlike any other. SOL is where it’s at! See you on the mat real soon!” Follow Nikki at: @nikkiibear.

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Molly Weintraub

Molly Weintraub

Yoga Instructor

‘We lose ourselves in the things we love, we find ourselves there too’

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Like many others who have come before her, Molly found the practice through pain, but turned it into power. Tired of what felt like surviving instead of living, she continued to step onto her mat and allowed herself to open to receiving all that is good in this world. Upon finishing her 200 hour Teacher Training, she immediately started teaching and hasn’t stopped since. She has both assisted and led her own Advanced Teacher Training allowing her to not only share the physical advancements of the practice, but the spiritual and mental aspects as well.

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Meredith Campbell

Meredith Campbell

Yoga Instructor

Meredith is a happily married mother of two little boys (ages 4 & 6), a Conference Presenter, Master Trainer for Beachbody Live and owner of Meredith Campbell Fitness.

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She has been in the fitness industry for 15 years, and featured in numerous fitness videos including Celebrity Super Trainer, Chalene Johnson’s Turbo Fire on Beachbody On Demand.Throughout her career she has worked with all ages and demographics through dance, personal training, group fitness, fitness workshops, and conference presenting. In addition to teaching fitness, Meredith also teaches small business owners to take their fitness studio online to make an additional stream of income. Meredith’s goal is to help others live their best life and have better energy. She believes that you shouldn’t have to dim your light to make others brighter! “You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you, failure builds character”, she says. “When you replace “LOSE” with “LEARN” in your vocabulary, the thought of failure becomes less daunting and lets you focus on growth. May you learn to open our inner eyes to see opportunity.” Follow Meredith @meredithcampbellfitness.

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Emily Tambaschi

Emily Tambaschi

Yoga Instructor

Emily graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelors in Psychology.

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Soon after she realized her connection to movement was powerful which inspired her to deepen her practice. Although she had a background in dance, gymnastics and aerial training her yoga practice has been her most expressive form of art. She completed her 200 hour Vinyasa training immersion in Bali Indonesia with YogaBeyond which was focused on creative sequencing. Now as a certified teacher she hopes to inspire and empower others to follow their hearts to attain their dreams. Her classes focus on sharing health, happiness and peace with others.

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