Meet the new owner & manager of Down To Earth Yoga…
Michelle & Dhyana! Together they are committed to growing the yoga community and bringing a variety of styles of yoga, meditation, and other healing modalities to the Treasure Coast. Believing that community connection is everything they are so excited to share their light and love in this studio space! While classes are still 7 days a week at Down to Earth, we are working hard to make studio updates and adding even more classes for our students! STAY TUNED FOR OUR GRAND OPENING IN JANUARY 2020!
Michelle is a Mom of two, who loves guiding others in their wellness journey on & off the mat. She is a health & wellness specialist as well as a yoga teacher and received her Yoga Alliance RYT 200 hr under Awakened Yoga in Texas. She studied and is trained in Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin , but practices all types of yoga such as Ashtanga and Kundalini. Michelle believes finding balance in the body and mind is essential for personal growth and love not only for herself but others. The art of yoga has had a profound positive impact on her life and she enjoys sharing it with others and being a part in their journey.
Dhyana found her deep passion for Yoga in 2014, traveling to India, where she studied Hatha Yoga, and again in 2017, to complete her 500-hour teacher training. Dhyana believes in the Yogic path and practices the 8 limbs of Yoga, to the best of her ability. Dhyana is an avid holistic practitioner, combining eastern and western practices in her daily routine. Sharing her knowledge and deep passion as a compassionate practicing healer on many levels, on and off the mat is her deepest desire. Offering students, this amazing self-healing practice on many levels outside of asana, this desire to be of service encourages her to commit to her own personal practice. Dhyana believes when we develop patience and show self-love for our personal journey through Yoga and Meditation we essentially find the peace that exists within, shedding the samskaras that do not serve this purpose. True Yoga.
Dana is a long time practitioner and teacher of Sivananda Yoga. She received her 200 hour Teacher Training Certification in March 2000 from Sri Naranda Yoga. Dana is also a 200 hour RYT in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. The spiritual path of Yoga has taught Dana the meaning of service. She has dedicated herself to sharing the teachings of Yoga and her experiences with others to help them grow and heal on all levels. Her classes reflect the many healing modalities she is passionate about. Dana teaches Sivananda Yoga (Classical Hatha ), Kundalini Yoga, Yin Yoga, Crystal healing, Yoga with Crystals, Meditation, Ayurveda, Reiki, and much more.Dana’s classes are an expression of her love of Yoga and the joy in sharing it with others.
Swami Kandalayananda was ordained at the Temple of Kriya Yoga in 2011. She also holds a certification in meditation from the Temple of Kriya Yoga. Additionally, she has a Master’s degree in philosophy with a special focus on Eastern Religion from the University of Kent in Canterbury, England and 18 graduate credit hours in English Literature. Since 1996 she has been helping students to examine their lives and to get to know themselves deeply, passionately, and joyfully through the practice of philosophy and spirituality. Swami Kandalayananda lives in Port Saint Lucie, FL, is married and has 3 children.
Yoga planet in 2006. Trained to teach the pure yoga tradition. Meditation,
pranayama, vinyasa flow, ashtanga and yin.
Kim ties her yogic philosophy and readings in to her teachings as a means to broaden students, perspective in deepening their practice off the mat. Her style of teaching is alignment based, yet fluid, hands on approach with great assists. Emphasizing on building core strength and flexibility. She believes breath and body consciousness awareness is key to a healthy practice. Kim’s influences and inspiration come from the readings of Pantanjali,Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and Don Miguel Ruiz. Some of her favorite teachers include Rod Stryker, Eric Schiffman. Seane Corn. Rodney Yee and Baron Baptiste. Please join Kim on the mat. Her warm smile, calm demeanor andhumor will make you at ease and at peace with yourselves. (Yin Yoga-Vinyasa-Yoga Lates)