Meet Our Miami Instructors

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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Julianne Aerhee

Julianne Aerhe

Yoga Instructor

With a background in dance, including a spot on the Miami HEAT team, it wasn’t until Julianne landed on a yoga mat that her life would change forever.

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Enthralled with this form of movement both physically and emotionally, she completed her first 200-hour yoga teacher training at Bala Vinyasa Yoga in 2013. What started out as a hobby in college, turned into an exit strategy from a demanding career in the world of start-ups and marketing. So much, she completed her second 200-hour teacher training with mentor Jason Lawner and the Fluidus Method. Diving deeper into the idea of yoga as movement therapy, and with a bigger passion for sharing her practice, Julianne began developing content and leading teacher trainings. Today, she is the co-founder of The Inspired Life Teacher training, a 200-hour yoga teacher certification launching this November. Drawing on her double Bachelor of Science in Communication and Psychology, and minor in Exercise Physiology, this sacred practice is a culmination of all that she is weaved with multiple schools of thought. Whether you’re new to yoga or a seasoned student, Julianne creates a space for you to show up as you are, to explore with courage, and to move your body in the most authentic ways. Inside each of us, there is magic waiting to happen, and she hopes to inspire yours to shine! Follow Julianne: @where.your.hope.lives.

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Jihan Ramirez

Jihan Ramirez

Yoga Instructor

JITIVOZ . She is a journalist, voiceover/dubbing talent, actress and a certified yoga instructor.

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A passionate mother and above all, a loving human being. She feels so honored to be able to share her passions and knowledge with everyone. Living to the service of others is her greatest pleasure. The purpose is to support others and herself in the beautiful journey of awakening. Spreading light, awareness, spirituality, consciousness, inspiration, motivation and so much love.
Practicing yoga for over 15 years now, her goal is to guide you to feel, to move, and to grow towards pure bliss and serenity!

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courtney

Courtney McDonald

Yoga Instructor

Growing up with a mother in the group fitness industry, Courtney always understood the importance of living an active and healthy lifestyle. She was an athlete all her life.

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From softball to soccer, to lacrosse, you could always find Courtney on the field or in the gym. She often attended her mother’s group fitness classes at the local gym, and fell in love with her yoga inspired class. She loved the balance between finding strength as well as softness on her mat. After moving to Miami from Orlando, she sought out to find a training to become a Registered Yoga Teacher. In 2014, Courtney traveled to her father’s hometown, Lima, Peru to indulge in a 200 hour power vinyasa training. After returning to Miami, she starting teaching yoga full time, anytime, anywhere. On the mat, Courtney encourages students to absorb every bit of their practice with acceptance, and to take it with them when they step off of their mat. Always reminding students yoga can be practiced anywhere! Courtney says “Everyday we face new challenges and/or new blessings, and its important to find the beauty in it all. Every time we step on our mat, we tune into that place where we are exactly where we need to be” . When Courtney is not on the mat, teaching or practicing, you can find her creating beautiful spaces as an Interior Designer, laying on a beach or at the dog park with her pup. For more inspiration, follow Courtney @courtneyshea.

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cristina

Cristina

Yoga Instructor

Meet Cristina, also known as @HighOnYoga on social media. Cristina fell in love with Yoga back in 2012 as she discovered a way to heal herself through this practice.

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Whether it is a “heartbreak” or just “life” happening, she understood at some point we all feel broken and need to heal. Through her practice she hopes to inspire others to try yoga and implement it as a way of living. Her message to the world is, “You are capable, you are strong, you are love, you are everything you need to be and more. You are enough.” Cristina started documenting her Yoga journey on her Instagram page @HighOnYoga in 2014 and has reached thousands of people by sharing her story and inspiring others to try yoga. She is a RYT 200HR Power Yoga Teacher who loves creative Vinyasa flows. So whether you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner, if you are in for a mindful vinyasa class with power yoga fusion, come try her class. “Yoga saved me. It made me feel whole again, regardless of the outside situations. It showed me the way to love myself again and spread that love to others in a way I never thought possible” ~ Cristina. Follow Cristina: @highonyoga.

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Jessica Rose Fisher

Jessica Rose Fisher

Yoga Instructor

A teacher, but forever a student. Jessica’s yoga journey was initially fueled by her passion to introduce this physical and spiritual practice to the younger generation.

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Certified and trained with The Inspired Life, this Miami native co-founded Angel Watching Over Me (AWOM) Girls Club Yoga. As one of the board members of this non-for profit foundation, she is also co-director of their wellness programs. She focuses on teaching meditation, patience and compassion to her students, while relieving inner stress and improving goal oriented focus.

“Yoga training not only taught me to be a teacher, but more importantly, a better human.” By incorporating a union of creative sequencing, playfulness, and a dose of inspiration; she feels immense joy and fulfillment seeing her students discover their own personal yoga journey... while connecting on a soulful level.

Follow Jessica: @jessicarosefish

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Marissa Lew

Marissa Lew

Yoga Instructor

From the time she was very young, Marissa was a girl on the move. From gymnastics to dance, figure skating to competitive swimming, she loved keeping an active, healthy lifestyle throughout her high school years and beyond.

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So naturally when her Mother introduced her to yoga, she fell in love with the movement aspect it offered, along with its combination of balancing strength and softness. After completing her bachelor’s degree in psychology, Marissa moved to LA to pursue a career in Public Relations. Not long after, she decided to move back to Miami and change course, completing a yoga teacher training. Now instructing most days per week, Marissa strives to teach a soft yet powerful class. One that challenges your body and mind – as balance is very important to her. She also loves to get creative and keep things fresh with her flows and playlists. When Marissa isn’t on her mat teaching, you can find her working on her swimwear brand, Mahina Bikinis that she designs and manufactures here in Miami! Follow Marissa Lew: @marissa_lew.

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Gabriella Bhatia

Gabriella Bhatia

Yoga Instructor

Leaning on her foundation of classical dance, Gabriella's style of yoga focuses on strength and stability through fluid and powerful postures.

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Her curiosity for movement started at a young age and became her career. She received a BFA in Dance from New World School of the Arts in 2012 and a BA in Economics from the University of Miami in 2015. She has performed in theaters all over the US and the Caribbean and has a strong passion for the cultural arts. Although ballet led her to the mat, it was ultimately a serious injury that brought her into a deeper practice she wanted to share. She completed her 200hr YTT at Urenergy Yoga with mentor Nicholay De Salto, and her 500hr YTT at Shiva Yoga Peeth in Himalayan mountains in Rishikesh, India. She uses movement as therapy and believes in a sustainable yoga practice, one that can be practiced throughout your entire life. Her other forms of meditation include deep sea diving and hanging out in botanical gardens. Follow Gabriella @bhatiayoga.

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April Gardner

April Gardner

Yoga Instructor

April first came to yoga when she studied dance and business at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

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During her three years at Manduka, she was able to travel the nation, take classes from world famous teachers, and attend popular yoga festivals. April completed her teacher training in Denver, Colorado and then got the chance to open her own yoga retreat center in northern New Mexico at a private resort. Teachers and guests throughout the nation now visit the retreat center, giving life to a place that had no visitors for several years. As the list of cities and countries she's taught in continued, so did her ways of connecting to people through teachings about the body, mind and spirit. You'll often find April's classes to be an alignment-based vinyasa flow, with music and practices she's learned from around the world.

Follow April: @aprilmaygardner

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Nicole Landa

Nicole Landa

Yoga Instructor

Nicole's approach to yoga is a journey that takes you through the fundamentals of the practice while
exploring unique flows.

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With Nicole’s hands-on approach as a teacher, prepare for flows that will widen your horizons and encourage growth - all while tapping into your transcendental power with curated playlists and focused readings. 

Expect to move, sweat, and breathe like never before! While flexing both your strength and mobility in a dynamic Vinyasa Flow style class.

Follow Nicole at: @nicolelandaa.

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David Núñez-Ariza

David Núñez-Ariza

Yoga Instructor

A lifelong soccer player, David's always been on the move.

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Throughout his youth, he was highly active in both sports and outdoor adventures. But recurring injuries and two knee surgeries later, performing at the sports he loved was no longer an option. Searching for a new way to stay active while respecting the limitations of his body, David found his way into a hot yoga studio and has never looked back.

After completing a 200 Hr. Teacher Training, David took his yoga practice further, bringing his love for unique movements and non-traditional yoga sounds into the studio. His mission to create a space where students can discover more of their bodies and move in ways they have never experienced.

Forever a student, you can find David around Miami taking classes with all different teachers and styles, always looking to deepen his practice. There's a little bit of everything in each of his unique flows, including the promise you'll walk away feeling stretched, refreshed, and inspired to practice more.

Follow David: @2nosabe

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Sarah Randall

Sarah Randall

Yoga Instructor

Sarah has been teaching yoga since 2016 in Minnesota, before moving to NYC and landing in Miami.

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Not only is she a yoga teacher, she's a mobility specialist who weaves mobility drills throughout her yoga flows so that you can build strength and flexibility. In every class she leads, Sarah encourages you, pushes you, and teaches you to trust yourself so you can take what you learn about yourself into your life off the mat. Expect to be challenged physically and mentally while having the autonomy to make it your own practice. Sarah's number one priority is to create a safe space for you to explore your relationship with yourself and your body! Follow Sarah at: @sarahlindsrandall

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Chanty Cohen

Chanty Cohen

Yoga Instructor

Yoga came to Chanty’s life in a moment of curiosity as she looked to improve her running.

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Chanty never thought yoga would impact her inner and external life, only expecting to improve her physical aspects. Unexpectedly, yoga has taught her the importance of connecting with the present moment to living every moment with awareness.

As a 500RYT power vinyasa teacher and fitness group instructor, she’s passionate about helping people move their bodies AND their chanty (Shanti ☺ ) inner peace with purpose. When she’s not doing yoga, you can find her teaching in Barry’s Bootcamp, walking her dog Louie, normalizing the conversation around INFERTILITY, or doing her best to save the planet.

Follow Chanty: @moveyourchanty

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Victoria Diez

Victoria Diez

Yoga Instructor

Victoria, also affectionately known as “Vicki 10” (her last name is 10 in Spanish!) has had a deep connection to her body since studying dance at the young age of 5.

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Being from Medellin, Colombia, her first style of dance was Colombian folklore before studying ballet, hip-hop, and jazz. However, no movement practice prepared her for the awakening mind-body-soul physical and spiritual connection that she found through yoga. In 2020, she decided to deepen her practice further and get RYT 200 certified through Mimi’s Yoga Teacher training. Although she initially had zero intentions of becoming a teacher herself, she fell in love with the connection of leading a group of peers. Having the honor of practicing yoga for nearly 20 years and having so many wonderful teachers throughout that time, she learned the most powerful lesson, “the true teacher lies in YOU”. Unlock your own guru by taking Victoria’s rhythmical and creative (and sometimes spicy!) vinyasa flows.

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Jacqueline Pommier

Jacqueline Pommier

Yoga Instructor

Jacqueline Pommier is an experienced RYT 500-hour, gentle therapeutics yoga instructor, with a strong background in Hospitality and Fashion.

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Growing-up, she was highly active in sports since the age of five and brings a lifetime of experience in awareness of athletic training anatomy.

She also completed specialized education to advance her gymnastics and ballet talents. A lifelong resident of Miami Beach, she grew up in a household of pioneering fashion and modeling entrepreneurs and was exposed to entertainment, modeling, and acting as a young child. In 2012, she graduated from FIU with honors.

Over the years, she developed her own entrepreneurial skills and found her passion for yoga. A passionate teacher and student, she combines health, wellness, and nutrition into everything she does - as she continues to share her love for yoga around the world through teaching.

Follow Jacqueline @jpyoga.miami

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Hayley Gianoli

Hayley Gianoli

Yoga Instructor

Hayley is a vivacious and enthusiastic sculpt, hot pilates, HIIT, and yoga instructor who is known for infusing her classes with a contagious energy and a super fun, party-like vibe.

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She recently made a move from New York, where she held a top instructor position, conducting sold-out classes on a weekly basis. With a focus on high-quality instruction, she inspires her students, and will leave you motivated, empowered, and feeling like a million bucks! She is trained in level one and level two (weights & bands) of Inferno Hot Pilates and holds her 200 hour yoga certificate. Outside of the studio she works in event production, has a love for fashion, dance, her family, and sunny days at the beach.

Follow @Hayleygianol

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