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"A great teacher is a voracious student of life who shares generously." - RoseAnn Rajni

Instructors/ Teachers

RoseAnn, founder of The Prana Lab, began her wellness journey as a teen and was quickly awakened to the incredible physical, mental and spiritual benefits of yoga and energetic healing.

 

Her deep love of yoga inspired her to become a full time teacher.  She is a certified Hatha, Vinyasa, Sampoorna, Childrens and PreNatal Yoga Instructor and has also studied the Ashtanga, Kripalu and Iyengar Yoga lineages.

 

Her exploration deeper into more than just the physicality of yoga created a deeper connection with herself.  Hence, the path towards alternative healing was discovered.  Over time she has fine tuned her intuition and become a Thai Yoga Body Worker, gifted Reiki Master Teacher, Acutonics Practitioner and Energy healer.

 

RoseAnn uses her 20+ years of experience and diverse systems of healing to benefit all, personally and in the classroom.  Her compassion and love of her life’s calling comes through in her sincere touch and words. She creates and nurtures a safe environment to experience the comfort and freedom to heal and grow.

 

In 2010 she suffered a fall and severely broke her back.  Within months of the accident, she was back to teaching yoga, although in a body brace.  Her passion for her life's work would be her tool for healing.  After 9 months in a brace where most would have had rods put in their back and stayed far away from the mat, she found a way to let yoga guide her to healing both physically and mentally.  It was not an easy road and is an ongoing part of her dailiy life.  She is grateful for the experience as it has taught her empathy and compassion for those in pain whether it be acute and temporary or chronic as well as educated her on the most common ailment in our society back pain.

 

RoseAnn has worked extensively with professional athletes, students with special needs and of all ages. She held a position on staff at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital Rehabilitation Department utilizing her skills in yoga and pilates to help patients progress in their recovery to ease their transition back into daily life routines.

 

She has created a special program of yoga “ Prana Prescriptions”  (private sessions) which include a series of personalized movements on DVD coupled with soothing meditation CDs targeting the students’ specific needs and conducts a variety of classes, workshops, retreats and certifications both domestically and internationally.  Recognized and referred locally by many Orthopedic Doctors, Physical Therapists and Neurologists as one of the best yoga teachers in Broward to help those in pain, with limitations and injuries find ways to enjoy their bodies and lives again, she makes yoga work for them, her Prana Prescriptions have been life changing.

RoseAnn (Rajni)

Ailie

Ailie was born and raised in Australia and grew up playing team sports, riding horses and spending summers at the beach. She first discovered Hatha Yoga in 2000, but didn’t develop a consistent practice until years later, when Restorative Yoga provided a place of stillness, ease and self exploration, a sanctuary away from a busy life as a mum of 3 beautiful kids (flash forward to today and she is now a Certified Ladybug Children's Yoga Teacher!).

 

She had initially thought yoga was solely about moving the body, and was very pleasantly surprised to experience the affect that it had on her mind and soul. Thrilled to discover the mulitiple benefits of yoga could also be found in the flowing style of vinyasa, and the graceful and empowering sequences of Budokon Yoga. Through her dedicated practice of these more energetic styles she became aware of and embraced the opposite, and ultimately complementary forces that are woven through yoga. Feminine and masculine energies, movement and stillness, darkness and light, always seeking to balance and accept these seemingly opposing forces.

 

Over time, a patient and inspiring teacher helped her to to realize her own strength, allowing her to embrace fear, embrace the struggle, play to her edge, and be brave, both on and off the mat. Yearning for more, she completed a 50hr Budokon Yoga Teacher Training with Founder and Internationally Acclaimed Teacher Cameron Shayne in Miami, FL. Following that powerful induction into the teaching of Hatha Yoga she completed her 200hr YTT at Prana Lab Weston, FL embracing all aspects of the Hatha Yoga Practice (physically) as well as the philosophies as they transferred from her mat into her improved quality life. Most recently her practice has come full circle as she will be working with world reknowned Restorative Yoga Teacher Judith Lasiter to complete an intensive training summer 2018.

 

As a teacher, you’ll find her bubbly and attentive, with an anatomical focus and a willingness to explore the edge. She enjoys breaking it all down, knowing why, and working hard, although not taking it all too seriously, and having fun! She enjoys connecting with, and learning from her students, as well as being inspired by the wonderful community of yogis that we are a part of here in South Florida.

Ana

Born in Mexico of Argentinean decent, Ana has lived in Europe, North and South America and more recently Asia where she completed her RTY200, Yoga Therapy for Diseases and PreNatal Yoga. Her background includes Hospitality and Spa Management. Her passion for Asian cultures led her to become a Reiki Master and specialize in Ayurveda and meditation techniques. Ana dedicated time to cancer patients while living in Singapore and continues to perfect her Ashtanga Yoga practice during the summers in China. She has completed her RTY300 at The Prana Lab and Children's Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Education Institute. Ana is a Certified Nutrition and Wellness Coach and currently she is studying to become a Functional Medicine Practitioner.

Celeste

Celeste is a Florida native who started practicing yoga in 2006. Yoga brought an immense amount of healing and transformation into her life on a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual level that she had to figure out a way to share it with others.

 

The mother of a seven year old daughter she saw the benefit of yoga for all ages and became a certified Kids Yoga Instructor through Prana Lab RCYT Program.

 

Bit by the bug to teach and share yoga to all she also became a Prana Lab certified 200 hour Hatha Yoga Instructor and is currently working towards her Advanced 500 hour certification.

 

As a Reiki practitioner she connects with her intuition and uses the power of crystal magic for personal healing and transformation as well as her clients. Her goal is to help others get in touch with their innate ability to heal themselves through yoga and other healing methods.

Claudia

Claudia Rotman has been offering her gifts in the Spirit of service in the field of energetic healing and balancing for over  5 years .  Offering clients sessions as a practitioner, private spiritual coach and group workshop leader, Claudia helps people transform their lives, providing practical and fascinating information that can be put to immediate daily use. A Reiki master since 2008, she is also certified in the area of Subconscious Restructuring, Angel Cards Readings and Akashic Records.  Currently Claudia offers Reiki Circles and private Reiki sessions at aLaya Spa, located within the Bonaventure Resort in Weston, Florida.

 

As a woman in her mid-twenties, Claudia began looking for answers to issues in her own personal life, which began her healing journey, and launched her continuing journey to help others based on her experiences. In 2007 she discovered Reiki, and decided to learn all three Levels (Level 1, Level 2, and Mastership). She did not know at the time that Reiki would lead her to discover her passion for the studies of human behavior, past lives, energy healing (just to mention a few!) and most importantly the revelation of her mission: to share this wealth of knowledge with others, especially young women starting their own journeys.  Claudia learned a lot about herself, her fears, her core strengths and how those impacted everyone around her.  She started to understand that in order to transform ourselves, we need  to understand our natural patterns and use our past experiences as tools for growth and our own transformations.  She is often heard repeating this truth: "You can use this knowledge to allow life to unfold as it's meant to."

 

David

Always being very active in sports and in the outdoors while growing up in Alaska, David was never really into group, instructor led classes,that is until his wonderful wife finally convinced him to take a yoga class.  At the end of his first yoga class, David was a big sweaty mess of a person on the mat; tired, spent and challenged but clear, open, aware and relaxed all at the same time.  Needless to say, he got hooked into yoga from the very start!  After a few years of taking as much yoga as he could, experiencing many different teachers, exploring different styles and developing a deeper interest for yoga, David took the next step along his journey and received his RYT200 hour instructor certification in Hatha yoga from The Prana Lab.

 

During the day, David is a design engineer where details are what distinguish good designs from great designs.  Being detailed orientated is a characteristic that David brings over to his yoga teachings.  David’s classes focus on structure and alignment and breath awareness while emphasizing mindful and purposeful movement and how your breath facilitates that movement.  Each of David’s classes is unique in both content and flow.  David’s classes encourage students to explore their own edge mindfully and with awareness, allowing students to always grow and strengthen their yoga practice in a safe environment.

Danielle

Danielle has been a preschool teacher for over 25 years with a National CDA in early childhood education. She is a certified children's yoga teacher as well as a 200 RYT Prana Lab Yoga Graduate.

 

Danielle started doing yoga to help with her arthritis, however it did more than just help her condition, it changed my life for the better. She has found that all aspects of yoga physical and mental work together in improving one's well being.

 

 She is happily married with two children in college.

 

Joanne

Joanne started her discovery of the power of yoga almost 20 years ago studying Bikram’s heated sequence. As she continued on the path, she increased the depth of her practice by embracing other styles; including hatha, alignment, Kripalu, yin, restorative and Yoga Nidra.  Each has contributed in their own way to her mental, spiritual and physical health.

Educated as a pharmacist, Joanne appreciates how yoga can complement traditional Western medicine on the path to wellness. She used yoga to enhance her recovery from cancer and her husband’s recovery from spinal surgery. She feels commitment to regular practice is a means to continued healing and pain prevention.

Joanne completed her 200 hr. RYT with Prana Lab and 500 hr. Advanced RYT at Prana Lab with Yoga Energy School.  In addition she obtained certification in Tari Prinster’s y4c method of yoga for cancer and restorative certification with Jillian Pransky. She is dedicated to learning; attending workshops and collecting books from those that inspire her.

She is very excited to guide others in their own discovery of yoga.  Please join her on the mat for a Zen class of mindful movement, balance, strength, stretch and relaxation as well as guided Yoga Nidra meditation. The use of props allows her to customize the poses for the maximum benefit and safety of each student.  Private sessions are available; introduction to gentle yoga & classes for breast cancer recovery and beyond.

 

Julie

Julie is a 500 hour Kundalini yoga teacher, trained yogic numerologist, , registered therapist and certified life coach. She has over 20 years of experience in sustaining transformation through the combined power of counseling, numerology, yoga and meditation. She holds a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and Wellness, a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling, and is a RMT Certified Life Coach.

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Laura

Laura grew up in Clearwater, Florida and has a Master of Science degree in Criminal Forensic Studies with a focus in Human Identity and Trauma Analysis and a specialization in Human Osteology/Forensic Anthropology. Laura has been working in the forensic science field since 2010 and is a Certified Crime Scene Investigator (CCSI) providing her with an extensive knowledge of human anatomy and an understanding of human variation and injury.

Laura found yoga during the pursuit of her master’s degree in 2008 as a means of strength building and stress relief. As her practice grew, she learned the true healing and growth that happens on the mat and obtained her 200 RYT Yoga Alliance Certification from The Prana Lab Institute. She is trained in SUP (Stand-Up Paddle board) Yoga. Her extensive background in anatomy and in the human body has created an ideal foundation for the multi-level format of her classes.

Pi`ilani

She left her profession as an Architectural Designer to journey inward. She is a Kundalini Yoga Instructor for the past 7 years, assisting in the training of the next graduating class of  Kundalini Instructors for  2016/17. Pi`ilani is an ordained Bachelor of Divinity, Certified Master Hypnotist through the NGH, trained in Regression and 5 Path Hypnosis, EFT, Theta Healing.

 

Pi`ilani also studied in Hawaii with master teachers (Kumus & Kahunas) of Huna Kane, Lomilomi, and Ka Hana Pono. She has been practicing the Healing Arts, Hypnosis-Regression Work and Yoga for over 20 years. All of these modalities assist us in healing, clearing and letting go of what is in the way of Love. www.piilanihypnosis.wordpress.com

Rosalind (Roz)

Rosalind (Roz) was born and raised in England, where there is no NON GMO’s and limited food coloring and preservatives. Roz grew up eating home cooked meals, and never drinking sodas. After coming to the USA in 1998. Roz noticed a huge difference in the foods that were put on the plates here, compared to back in England. This sparked Roz’s growing interest in holistic nutrition and the power of food we put in our bodies. The correction between disease and diet is greater than you think. “Given a chance the body can heal itself”. In 2008 Roz decided to go back to school and enrolled with ISSA and received a certification in Performance Nutrition, then in 2010 Roz enrolled at The Institute of Integrated Nutrition IIN and become a Certified Health and Nutrition Coach.

 

Her passion continued growing for healing the body with food, an anti inflammatory lifestyle to be exact. Roz then enrolled with Ecornell and completed their Plant-Based Nutrition realizing that an anti inflammatory lifestyle thrives in a Plant Based Lifestyle. Roz is also a member of AADP American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Roz’s mission is to empower everyone to follow an anti-inflammatory lifestyle (inflammation breeds disease) pay it forward gain the power and the knowledge to take control of your health today, before disease strikes. It really is that easy.

Sherrie

Sherrie's fitness/wellness journey began as a nationally ranked tennis player over 30 years ago. That ultimately evolved into a passion for educating and inspiring others in the practice of whole mind and body transformation. Currently, this mother of 3, is teaching private Reformer Pilates and Yoga in addition to pursuing her RYS 300.

After practicing and teaching most every form of fitness, Sherrie discovered Yoga. Yoga has been a life changing experience where growth is unlimited. Her passion for sharing Yoga with EVERYONE shows through. Working with the breath, alignment, strength, flexibility and finding openness allows her students to find space, feel more alive, energized, calm and serene!

Tamar

"Sometimes you have to go a long way to come back a short way correctly." This is Tamar's motto in life and in yoga.

 

Tamar began her yoga journey 17 years ago in Los Angeles with the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga, a dynamic practice rooted in the universal principles of alignment and in Tantric philosophy. It was a love at first breath.

 

She completed her first teacher training in Anusara Yoga in 2002 with Naime Jezzney and Sue Elkind and went on to study with other master teachers such as Desiree Rumbaugh, Ross Rayburn and BJ Galvan in Israel, Costa Rica and Europe as well as taking classes and workshops with senior Iyengar teachers in Israel and one of Iyengar's students, Sharat Arora of the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Center in Dharamsala.

 

Tamar holds a certification in pre and post-natal Yoga from the Israeli Yoga Teachers' Association as well as an RYT 200 certification from TPL and a Yoga Alliance membership. Tamar is also a professional translator with a background in film and theater.

 

Having danced the sacred dance of yoga in so many styles of Hatha Yoga, and honoring them all, Tamar now teaches Yin Yoga, Yoga Alignment and Flow classes. She is grateful for her family - Shai, Shira, Ilan and Luna the dog for their endless support.

 

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