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.
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.
Allaine Stricklen is the creator of Gentle Therapeutics Yoga, a method utilizing the use of props to restore the body’s balance and vitality. She complements Miami Life Center’s intention of becoming a true spiritual center for all yoga practitioners with masterful integration of meditation, anatomy and solid tradition.
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.
Esmeralda Lamas is a devoted practitioner of Ashtanga Yoga. Recently she made her second trip to Mysore India to study under Sharath Jois at KPJAYI.
She enjoys being both teacher and student and feels very honored to be part of Miami Life Center.
Esmeralda teaches with passion, enthusiasm and believes yoga is a gift, yoga is a gift that needs to be shared with everyone.
Joseph Armstrong teaches yoga rooted firmly in tradition. His search for a more present and peaceful life first led him to the practice in 2008. A few years later he was living in India and 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. In 2016 he began a 2 year apprenticeship program at Miami Life Center, continuing his education under the supervision of world renowned teachers Tim Fieldman and Kino MacGregor. More recently he has completed 2 months of study in Mysore under Sharath Jois.
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.
Johnny Benavente began practicing Ashtanga yoga at Miami Life Center studying Authorized Teacher Alexandra Santos. He traveled to Mysore, India in 2015 to study with R. Sharath Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute. He 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.
In the summer of 2016 Johnny completed the Ashtanga Intensive at Miami Life Center studying under Tim Feldmann and Kino MacGregor and then traveled back to India on a temple pilgrimage under the guidance of Robert Moses to explore the philosophical aspect of the yoga practice and completed his second trip of studying under his teacher R. Sharath Jois at KPJAYI.
Currently you can find Johnny assisting in the Mysore room and teaching the community class. He is indebted to Tim and Kino and profoundly grateful for the opportunity to deepen his practice, studies, and teaching under such amazing mentors and teachers.
JP Tiffert studies Ashtanga Yoga under Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldmann and feels his practice is shaped by the teachings passed on from Swami Satchidananda and Sri. K Patthabi Jois. JP is guided by Yoga Sutra 1.2. Yogas–citta-vrtti-nirodhah; Yoga is the stilling of the fluctuations of the mind.
JP’s teachings focus on alignment in order to improve strength and flexibility. He creates a safe space for individuals to explore Yoga and learn about its many limbs. JP believes that Yoga is for everyone – athletes, professionals, mothers, fathers, friends and family.
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.