MLC Family

Kino

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Kino MacGregor
and her husband Tim Feldmann are the owners and founders of Miami Life Center. After spending a major portion of her life actively engaged in deep personal growth work, she returned to Miami to create a space dedicated to the integration of yoga, holistic health, consciousness and community. Kino has created four Ashtanga Yoga DVDs and has published three books. Her clothing line Om Stars launched in 2016.

She is one of a select few people to receive the Certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga by its founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. Perhaps the youngest woman to hold this title, she completed the challenging Fourth Series with Guruji and Sharath. Traveling internationally, she leads classes, privates, workshops and retreats in the traditional spiritual path of Ashtanga Yoga.

Kino is dedicated to sharing the amazing tradition of Ashtanga Yoga with its growing number of practitioners. She holds a Master’s Degree from New York University and integrates her commitment to consciousness and empowerment with her yoga teaching. In her unique, inspirational and playful approach, Kino helps her students expand and deepen their understanding of yoga and life.

Tim

Co-Owner and Co-Founder of Miami Life Center, Tim Feldmann is Authorized to teach directly by the founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Method, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and his grandson, Sharath Rangaswami. He was set on the yoga path by his teacher Lino Miele. A practioner of the third series he is dedicated to Ashtanga Yogas traditional style. Tim is of the firm belief that the regular practice of Ashtanga yoga is the true teaching/teacher. His teaching integrates extensive study of Alexander Technique and sitting meditation with 20 years of experience as a professional dancer and an internationally acclaimed choreographer. His in-depth knowledge of functional anatomy, alignment as well as the idiosyncratic body and mind in stillness and in motion creates the platform upon which his solid understanding of the Ashtanga method rests. Tim emphazisizes the Ashtanga basics – breathing, bandhas and gaze – as the primary means to help students connect with their own practice and inner truth.

Tim is a cherished teacher giving workshops, classes and privates throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, often together with his love Kino.

Alexandra

Alexandra Santos is a Level I Authorized Teacher from KPJAYI in Mysore. She is a devoted  practitioner of the traditional Ashtanga method and currently teachers the early morning Mysore program. Alexandra offers classes that help students detoxify the body and calm the mind, and her teaching emphasizes alignment, breathing, mind-spirit connection and self-discovery.

Eddy

Eddy Rivero is an Authorized Level I Ashtanga Yoga teacher. He has practiced with the living Guru of Ashtanga yoga, R. Sharath Jois and says “I love and respect all of my teachers back home dearly, but no training can compare to going to the source of the lineage and experiencing the practice in its purest form.” Eddy has been to KPJAYI three times to practice with Sharath, and was authorized in 2016.

Eddy teaches the evening Mysore program at MLC. He firmly believes that in order for the practice to take full effect, the student must cultivate a balance between “focused effort”(Tapas) and the “discriminative wisdom”(Viveka Khyatih) to know when to surrender. Come discover Eddy’s gentle teaching style weekday evenings and Sunday mornings at MLC.

Emilia

Emilia Arenas believes yoga is a long journey that needs to be taken with love, dispassion and relentless discipline.  Years ago, while searching for a connecting path to a more calm and spiritual lifestyle, Emilia was fortunate to have her mother take her to a yoga class. Soon afterwards yoga became not only the direct conversation that she was seeking but also a gateway to a wholesome lifestyle and more compassionate approach to herself and others.
After years of teaching Emilia fulfilled her long-awaited dream of visiting Mysore, India where she studied under the supervision of R. Sharath Jois. Emilia teaches the morning Mysore program and is a devoted teacher at Miami Life Center.

Joseph

Joseph Armstrong teaches yoga with feet planted firmly in tradition and gaze turned towards the future. His search for a more present and peaceful life first led him to the practice in 2008. A few years later he was in India, studying intensively.

After finally overcoming a long struggle with addiction, Joseph began experimenting with Ashtanga Yoga. He understood quickly that the lineage was calling to him to deepen his practice. He underwent a 2 year apprenticeship program at the world renowned Miami Life Center, continuing his education under his teachers Tim Feldmann and Kino MacGregor. In 2016 he completed 2 months of study in Mysore under Sharath Jois. 2017 brought Joseph to Guatemala where he taught Mysore Style for over a year while also traveling and giving workshops in Europe and the Americas. 2019 brought him back to Miami and his yoga family at MLC.

Joseph teaches yoga because attempts to do any and everything else ended disastrously. But when he finally devoted himself to his passion, he became an asset to himself and others. He hopes his practice allows him to be ever more loving and to exist gently.

Monica

Monica Arellano first connected with the practice of yoga in 2010. She graduated from MLC’s Ashtanga Intensive Course in 2016 and MLC’s apprenticeship program in 2018. She made the journey to Mysore, India in 2017 to study at the source with R. Sharath Jois. Through compassion, an open mind, and the knowledge carried on from her teachers; her classes focus on the sequence of Ashtanga Yoga with an emphasis on the more subtle aspects of an asana practice. She is excited to share the ever-unfolding path of yoga as a reflection of the truest self.

 

 

 

 

Esme

Esmeralda finds yoga to be a beautiful gift which deserves to be shared with others in order to make this world a better place to live in.
She is a devoted practitioner and teacher of the tradicional method of Ashtanga yoga. She started to practice yoga in 2008 but it was three years after when she immersed herself in the study of The Ashtanga Yoga method.
She completed the two years apprenticeship program at MLC under the guidances of her mentor Tim Feldmann.
Esme teaches with passion and love, her classes are led under the traditional vinyasa counts and supported by positive energy, kindnesses, and verbal encouragement mixed up with yummy adjustments that help those who want to improve their physical, emotional and spiritual practice.
Esmeralda has traveled twice to Mysore India to study under the guidance of the head of the lineage Sri. R Sharath Jois at KPJAYI at the same time that she learned about traditional yoga philosophy and chanting with Dr. M.A.Jayashree and Sri. M.A.Narasimhan.

ctice. She has travelled to India twice to study with R. Sharath Jois at KPJAYI in Mysore.

Patricia

Patrica Amado embarked on her Yoga journey five years ago. In 2013, she completed Miami Life Center’s very first training under the guidance of MLC founder Kino McGregor. She traveled to Mysore, India in 2015 and 2016 to study with R. Sharath Jois. She is also a student of Yoga philosophy and Sanskrit recitation of the old scriptures with Professor Nagaraja Rao, Dr. M.A. Jayashree and Professor Sri. M.A.Narasimhan.

Patricia aims for her students to experience the stress-relieving and transformative benefits that a committed Ashtanga Yoga practice can bring to their life. She is dedicated to teaching in the authentic tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.

Mark Linksman

Mark has spent a life long passion pursuing physical disciplines, in specific body-mind systems. He combines playfulness with a deep understanding of the body. 25 years of Shotokan Karate, then a student of BKS Iyengar in Pune/India, more than 20 years of Ashtanga Yoga practice under Richard Freeman and Tim Miller along with a daily self practice of asana, pranayama and meditation – Mark has a life time of deeply ingrained wisdom in both body and mind. A special love for the breath has kept Mark’s practice of pranayama close to heart all days, a love first kindled by his teacher Tim Miller. Mark has taught a variety of asana and pranayama classes around USA but in specific at Tim Miller’s Ashtanga Yoga Center in Encinitas and at Miami Life Center in the first years.

Gabriella Meszaros

Gabriella Meszaros is an experienced Yoga teacher. She teaches Sunset Beach Yoga at 3rd Street from 5-6:15PM on Sundays and Mondays. Her class is a vinyasa flow class, drawing upon the beautiful method of Ashtanga Yoga, which she practices every day. Gabriela holds a 300 hour teacher certificate from Synergy Yoga/Healing Arts by Gaia Budhai. Expect to fall in love with the beauty of the Miami Beach sunset, learn healthy alignment cues and work up a sweat. Take a dip in the ocean after and walk away uplifted and with peace of mind. ‘Walk by faith not by sight’ – Gabriella believes anything is possible trough love and discipline! All Levels Welcome.

Class Day & Time

Sunday & Monday @ 5-6:15PM

Website

http://3rdstreetbeachyoga.com

Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/3rdStBeachYoga

Natalia Vásquez

Natalia Vásquez is a visual artist and yoga practitioner/guide focusing on the restorative, meditative, and energetic aspects of the practice, regularly using the chakra system as a map. She is the founder of Heart in Brain, a space where art and yoga unite. Natalia is RYT 200 certified and holds a third degree black belt in the Chung Hun system of Tae Kwon Do. Through her artwork and teachings, she aims to de-stigmatize society’s perception of mental and emotional ailments.

Sabe Mazzi

Sabe Mazzi has practice Yoga since 2013. She was certified at Karma Kids NY as a kid Yoga Instructor and has been teaching yoga to children of all ages for the past 2 years.

Nicolas de Villada

Nicolas de Villada was born in Paris, France and moved to the Miami with his family when he was four. Growing up Nick felt out of place and began looking for answers in all the wrong places. Through his Fiancé, Nick found Yoga. Since the moment he began taking his personal practice seriously, Nick began to see the transformational qualities of the practice blooming in his own life. Nick has completed a 200hr Power Vinyasa training and the Ashtanga Practitioner’s Intensive at Miami Life Center in 2017. He is currently part of the 2-year apprenticeship program at MLC.

Through the practice and teachings of Yoga Nick has found purpose in his life. Still in the early parts of his Yoga journey, Nick is eager to share his knowledge and passion of Yoga to as many people as possible, really believing that Yoga has saved his life.

Lia Janoff

After more than fifteen years of flowing between teaching and practicing a variety of yoga styles and learning asana technique, Lia found ashtanga as her sole method of practice at Miami Life Center. It started after a workshop with Kino MacGregor, when she said to her: “your Ashtanga practice began today” and continues to this day, under the tutelage of Tim Feldmann and all of MLC’s inspiring teachers, where you will find her progressing through the Ashtanga Series with in the MySore room.
Lia previously completed her teacher training under Mariano Ardissone. and trained under Mark Giubarelli, among others, and received her Yoga Alliance Teaching Certification.

Tatiana Uprimny

Tatiana Uprimny began her journey into yoga in May 2016 and from her very first class she felt a subtle shift inside, as though she had found a missing piece of her puzzle. In March 2017, she was introduced to Ashtanga and that piece finally fit. By January 2018 she had taken MLC’s Ashtanga Intensive Course and thru her devotional approach to her practice she came to understand how important it is to listen to your inner voice in all aspects of life, and how this voice is always guiding us from a deep and intuitive knowledge we all have and can tap into. This message has become her focal point when guiding practitioners thru their practice, always remembering that the essence of yoga is what we do when we find ourselves off our mat. 

Dana Luna

Dana Luna was born in Chile, where she first found Yoga in 2004. She studied Hatha, Ashtanga and Iyengar methods and practiced consistently until becoming a mother and dedicating herself fully to her children, now 8 and 6 years old. When Dana and her family moved to Miami in 2016, she finally reconnected with Ashtanga Yoga at MLC. Since then she has been an active member of our Yoga community and in 2019 she attended MLC’s Ashtanga Practitioners Intensive course.

After two beautiful and empowering home births Dana became passionate about helping women find their innate power to birth naturally and enjoy healthy, comfortable pregnancies. She is now certified as a Doula and Hypnobabies instructor, and thanks to these studies and her personal experience, can assist and educate women who are seeking for guidance in the spiritual and physical journey into motherhood.

Dana loves sharing her love of Yoga and birth with others, and in her Prenatal Yoga classes she combines both.