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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Jessica Steinlauf

Yoga Instructor

Prepare to move, sweat and be challenged in all the right ways!

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With Jessica at the helm, you get a well-rounded, most inspirational mix of movement, stemming from her trained background in ballet and yoga. Add her exuberant playlists and sequences that synchronize movement and breath, and it’s no wonder this girl has developed a loyal amount of followers! Whether you’re new to yoga or not, Jessica encourages her students to work towards their edge, inspiring them to apply the same confidence for achieving their life goals too. Jessica’s certifications include: 500hr yoga teacher training, 600hr in Classical Pilates, and Vault Barre. Follow Jessica: @jessiebeth81 or www.jessicahealthandfitness.com.

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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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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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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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Kim Colletti

Kim Colletti

Yoga Instructor

Kim Colletti brings an extensive background in yoga and wellness, including 500RYT, Level I Animal Flow, Level I Mat Pilates as well as an ongoing stream of continuous education, teaching classes and workshops in local and international retreat locations.

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Whether you’re new to yoga or a seasoned pro, in each of Kim’s classes be prepared to learn and grow mentally and physically! Enjoy a mix of functional movement and powerful flows, including consistent exercises that involve core and balancing postures with options for arm balances and inversions, transitions with available progressions, as well as a continuous focus on the anatomical alignment of the body.

Throughout your movements and postures, you will always be reminded of your breath while Kim encourages you to go outside your comfort zone. You will move your body in a way that will strengthen your stabilizers and bring awareness to the foundations of every transition and posture.

Outside teaching Yoga and HIIT classes, Kim is working with private clients, self education and practice, acro yoga – and basically anything outdoors and/or hanging with her furry four-legged child.

“Learning and growing will always be on-going for me. Spreading the knowledge I have learned and helping as many people as possible means so much. Students are incredible teachers, and I value every single individual that I am given the opportunity to guide.”

Follow Kim: @collettiyoga

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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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Alice Saltzman

Alice Saltzman

Yoga Instructor

Alice Saltzman has been practicing yoga for over 30 years. In 2004, she earned her 200-hour RYT Certification at Kripalu, launching her career into the world of teaching, education and healing.

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Over the years, she has worked at a variety of yoga studios and country clubs, working with actors in theaters and in several local businesses as part of their employee wellness plans.

While teaching full-time, she was inspired to take her knowledge further and began studying with JJ Gormley in 2006. She continued her education by traveling with JJ and completing her 500 RYT certification in 2009 at Eureka Healing Yoga School, now known as Surya Chandra Healing Yoga School. She continues to study yoga philosophy with JJ Gormley today, along with Cynthia Snodgrass and Philip Christodoulou in-depth so that she may continue to teach yoga philosophy through storytelling.

From Anuttara Raja, Hatha, Kripalu and Prenatal to Vinyasa, Restorative, and Yin, Alice is a most versatile and knowledgeable teacher, bringing a most genuine and creative spirit to her classes.

In addition to her yoga background, Alice is also an actress, CSW, has owned and managed a restaurant in New York, and was once a private chef. For those seeking a very special restorative Raja class, be sure to experience Alice’s Royal class here at SOL Yoga!

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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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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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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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