Licensed PTA, CYT, Neurogenic yoga and TRE provider, rehabilitative pilates specialist, craniosacral therapist
Staisha comes from an extensive movement background and years of experience working with people of all ages and physical capabilities in a therapeutic setting. Her empathetic nature, relatable style, sense of humor, and vast knowledge of the body lends itself to safe and effective movement practices in a nurturing environment. Staisha integrates her personal investigation and experiences through movement with her education in mindfulness practices, modern treatment modalities, and various other somatically focused techniques, to help each individual reconnect with their body.
Staisha began practicing yoga at a very young age and completed her yoga teacher training in 2003 with Larry Schultz at “It’s Yoga” in San Francisco. Over the past several years, Staisha has taught yoga to a wide variety of audiences throughout South Florida, including trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness practices in treatment centers for those in recovery from addiction. She recently completed a year-long, intensive, certification process to become a Neurogenic Yoga™ and TRE™ provider, revolutionary techniques that help to release the deep chronic tension created in the body during a traumatic experience.
Staisha spent a large part of the last eight years working in the field of physical therapy. She maintains an active physical therapist assistant license in both Florida and California. Prior to moving back to Florida and pursuing a career in physical therapy, Staisha earned her living as a professional ballet dancer with San Francisco Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, and Oregon Ballet Theatre.
Chaim is a meditation instructor, trauma practitioner, and mindfulness group facilitator. Integrating Buddhist teachings & practices with modern healing modalities, his approach is fueled by a deep curiosity about what it means to be human — mentally, emotionally, somatically, and relationally — and how we can tap into and expand our innate capacities for healing, growth, and connection to live more authentic, meaningful lives.
Chaim trained to facilitate meditation groups under the guidance of JoAnna Hardy and Vinny Ferraro, and is a current participant in Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader program. He supports his personal practice through frequent silent meditation retreats with monastics and dharma teachers in the Insight Meditation tradition. Over the past several years, Chaim has taught meditation to a wide variety of audiences in South Florida, and has extensive experience facilitating mindfulness groups for those in recovery from addiction.
Chaim is also a certified practitioner of the NeuroAffective Relational Model™ (NARM) for the healing of attachment, relational, and developmental trauma, and is currently completing his three-year certification in Somatic Experiencing®, a body-based system for trauma resolution. He is available for individual coaching support in mindfulness, trauma healing, and cultivating emotional balance.
Chaim holds a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from the Rabbinical College of America, and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Prior to his arrival in South Florida, Chaim worked as a federal prosecutor in Washington, DC.
Meet Boris! He is a man of few words with a BIG personality. He co-facilitates South Florida Insight Collective and Yoga Punx with his mum, Staisha.
Boris is a certified therapy dog but prefers to think of himself as a super supportive friend. He does some pretty cool tricks if you bribe him with treats but often times he’s way more excited to see members of his sangha than he is to perform. He’s our comic relief and affectionate friend.
Boris is dearly loved by all even though he has trouble controlling his licker. No offense to Chaim or Staisha, but he’s definitely the community favorite.
Roberta’s style of teaching offers an anatomical and scientific approach to understanding postures and the methods of yoga. She also shares with her students a deep understanding of the mind, and detailed explanations of meditative practices.
Roberta has been personal training and teaching group fitness for over ten years, and has focused her study in holistic health and psychology since discovering yoga in 2011. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in Colorado where she studied Sivananda Hatha and Vinyasa Flow, then later went to Rishikesh, India to complete her 300-hour teacher training in the full primary series of Ashtanga Vinyasa.
Roberta shares the practice of yoga with authenticity and realness. There is structure, discipline and challenge in her classes, and also tons of heart!