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Yoga Workshops Saturday Morning Nov. 12

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Morning Workshops 10am - 12pm
  • Paige Held - Vinyasa Flow
  • Colleen Gallagher - Iyengar
  • PremShakti - Kripalu
  • Leslie Glickman - YinYang Flow
  • Shakti Durgaya - Kali Natha Yoga
  • More Details Coming Soon




About Paige Held (Teaching Vinyasa Flow at 10am)


Paige Held began practicing yoga at the young age of 16 here in South Florida. After practicing for 5 years, at the age of 20, she was certified as a teacher of The Barkan Method with Jimmy Barkan in 2000. While teaching “The Barkan Method”, which evolved from influences of Bikram yoga and vinyasa flow, Paige spent numerous hours in different classes, workshops and teacher trainings.  Paige has worked with many skillful instructors at different studios and yoga retreats throughout the United States and worldwide. With 11 years of teaching experience, Paige now practices and teaches her own innovative and unique style of yoga that she calls “Hot Fusion Yoga”. Hot Fusion Yoga is a melding of the best parts of various styles of yoga with influences from Ashtanga, Barkan, Power Yoga, Anusara and Shiva Rea.  Paige is the owner of The Yoga Joint in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

About Coleen Gallagher (Teaching Iyengar at 10am)
Colleen Gallagher is an Intermediate 3 Iyengar yoga teacher; the highest certified teacher in Palm Beach County. Colleen started studying yoga in 1981 and started the Iyengar Method in 1986. Colleen's interest in yoga began in her early twenties, when she was an avid runner. She had sustained a severe spinal injury after being hit by a car.   It wasn't until she started practicing yoga that her body healed and now is completely pain free. In fact she has more range of motion, strength and balance than when she started over 20 years ago.
Colleen has studied with the top yoga instructors of the United States and travels regularly to India to study with the Iyengars.  Colleen has trained, mentored and helped certify over 30 Iyengar Instructors in Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Boynton Beach. She also works as an assessor for the Iyengar National association evaluating teacher across the US for certification. Colleen also runs a teacher training program associated with Yogasol School.
Colleen's energetic and precision oriented teaching style is caring, encouraging and fun. She creates a balance between the physical and spiritual aspects of hatha yoga to deliver a focused and meaningful class.
Colleen teaches private yoga sessions and teaches for Yoga Sol in Delray Beach, FL.

About PremShakti (Teaching Kripalu at 10am)
PremShakti has lived a unique life as a yogini in the West since 1974.  She was a co-founder of the world-famous Kripalu Yoga Center in the Berkshires, near Stockbridge, MA, and lived there as a dedicated spiritual seeker, and renunciate, for over 20 years.  She was a devoted student of Swami Kripalu himself.  As a result of her personal sadhana (spiritual work), and her pro-found teaching, she was honored with the title 'acharya' (spiritual mentor) by Kripalu in 1992.  
In 1996, PremShakti founded the PremYoga Center here in Haverhill (West Palm Beach) Florida, one of the oldest yoga centers in south Florida.  PremShakti shares her great compassion, wisdom, joyful nature, and awakening by leading spiritual retreats, sacred journeys, and Enlightenment Intensives.  She is also renowned as a 'teacher of yoga teachers' and has trained over 500 teachers all over the world, including over 20% of all the yoga teachers in SE Florida.  She has been offering professional, nationally-certified, 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs here in Florida for 12 years, and spends several months every year designing and teaching 200-hour, 500-hour, and (soon) 1000-hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs at the Kripalu Center, where she is currently a Senior Faculty Member.  She also individually mentors and guides yoga teachers making their way through various training programs.  

About Leslie Glickman (Teaching Yin Yang at 10am)
Leslie is originally from New York and grew up with a tremendous passion for Athletics and Dance and she has always incorporated them into her life. After relocating to Florida in 1991 she had a career change from the Advertising Industry to Fitness on a full time basis. As co- owner of one of S. Florida's most successful Fitness Centers, Michael's Body Scenes, for 12 years, she has stayed on the cutting edge of the industry where she discovered Yoga. It was life changing for her and again her focus moved her to a full time interest in studying, practicing and eventually teaching Yoga. Her Yoga Journey began in 1995 and has been a wonderful experience for which she is very grateful. She is no longer owner of the gym and is teaching full time both at Michael's and privately. Although the Yoga fills her life with much joy and pleasure, her husband Andy and their two children make her life complete. "The Yoga really helps to balance it all."
Leslie has intuitively followed her heart along this journey and always brings her intuition to her classes.  Leslie is certified with Yoga Alliance ERYT 500 (experienced registered yoga teacher). She is mostly self taught but attributes much of her style to her teachers, Rodney Yee,Seane Corn, Bryan Kest, Paul Grilley and John Friend. Leslie also had the privilege back in 2002 of studying with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois while he was here in the states. She has studied under many other nationally recognized teachers. Since 1995 she has attended many conferences and teacher trainings throughout the country. Her classes combine a variety of styles including Vinyasa Flow and Yin Style Yoga and appeal to all level students. She also teaches free clinics monthly to introduce new students to yoga or to help her more advanced students further their practice. Each month they take on a different theme. The clinics are open to everyone and it’s her way of giving something back to community that has supported her throughout this journey. Leslie has contributed to helping develop a sense of yoga community in South Florida, encouraging networking and social activities for her students. She is often referred to as a teachers teacher and has enjoyed encouraging others to pursue their path as yoga teachers.

About Shakti Duryaga (Teaching Kali Natha Yoga at 10am)
Shakti Durgaya is a Senior Instructor of Kali Natha Yoga, trained by her Guru and the founder of Kali Natha Yoga, Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati. She has been an active yoga teacher in both the U.S. and Canada for 15 years. She is a registered, professionally certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner, since 1996. She has assisted and helped run Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Trainings in the United States. She currently facilitates the Yoga Teacher Training Programs in Kali Natha Yoga as a close student of Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati. She is a resident of Kashi Ashram and teaches classes at the Kashi School of Yoga. Shakti Durgaya is involved with developing and managing programs and events at the Kashi School of Yoga. Shakti Durgaya holds her degree in Education. Her experience in education and in teaching seminars to the public spans 20 years. 



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