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<h1 style="color:white;">Frank Arata</h1>
<p> Frankie is living a yogic lifestyle focused on overall health of body/mind. his teachings are inspired by ashtanga and anuttara based trainings. His aim is to bridge the gap between the micro/macrocosm, with the help of astrology, the language of the stars. In 2012, the physical practice of yoga helped Frankie in recovering from a knee injury. He then set out to bring that same relief to others. His innate ability to connect students to the pure consciousness within is something he offers in each class, whether it be in an inspired flow or something that is slow...and restorative. countless hours of practice and study has made him a favorite in the community. </p>
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Frankie Arata

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<h1 style="color:white;">Barbara Fretes</h1>
<p> Barbara has been deeply inspired by the yoga philosophy that she has acquired as a lifestyle. Perpetually a truth seeker. She is always finding ways to expose herself to more transcendental knowledge, wisdom, sangha and more yoga. Remaining always a student of sacred science. Her teachings are rooted in Bhakti yoga, Kriya Yoga, and Anuttara Yoga modalities. She has taken on a mission to spread awareness, compassion, philosophy, service and the ancient tools to help others focus their energies in such a way that they are able to make spiritual progress on a daily basis. Ultimately, her approach allows students to have a higher understanding of the mind, the body, and the soul and what it truly means to cultivate a personal relationship with the supreme consciousness.</p>
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Barbara Fretes

Karisa Famularo

Karisa Famularo

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<h1 style="color:white;">James Kigar</h1>
<p> James started his practice with ashtanga vinyasa back in the 80s, years later, he began teaching a hybrid form of this practice to allow a safe access to the benefits. Over the years, both his personal practice and teaching has evolved to include mindfulness and meditation practices. His current intention of both his teaching and personal practice is promoting a deeper understanding of the physical practice to support more subtle movements towards inner stillness and peace.</p>
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James Kigar

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<h1 style="color:white;">Mariah Otero</h1>
<p> Mariah's background started as a Psychology major by day, eager to understand the inner workings of the mind; And an elite level gymnastics coach by night, teaching her athletes optimal movement in the body. Through teaching and studying these two worlds (the body and mind) she became fascinated by the interconnectedness between the two, which lead her to study the Ashtanga path. She has been certified through the Ashtanga and Anuttara lineage and a part of the Atha community for numerous years. Her classes are centered around connecting with ones heart, the philosophy being that through the practice of connecting with the physical body (both gross and subtle) we're able to transcend the physical body. Resulting in a blissful feeling of deep connectedness within mind, body and spirit all together.</p>
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Mariah Otero

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<h1 style="color:white;">Jessica Jyoti</h1>
<p> Jessica Jyoti lives her life to serve and to teach. Her inspiration is derived from her Anuttara Yoga training, her teaching and private practice, coupled with the deep learning and divine gifts she has received from her extensive world travels. Her life’s journey has unlocked a natural connection with Source, enabling her to serve as a conduit to her students. Her classes ground the student in the practice of yoga through narrative, movement, breath control and music choices. Yoga has changed every facet of her life and her mission now is to share the gifts she has received with as many people as possible.</p>
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Jessica Jyoti

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<h1 style="color:white;">Tracey Winn </h1>
<p>Tracey is a passionate student and teacher of the path and way of life that is yoga. She has practiced and taught Vinyasa for 15 years but it wasn’t until finding the Shala in 2016 that her true path unfolded. Her teachings are a blend of Iyengar and anuttara based trainings. Through the practice and lifestyle of yoga, it is her desire to help students understand their bodies and train their minds to bring awakening and transformation on every level. Her classes always strive to exemplify and teach the 3 pillars of Kriya Yoga: Tapah, Svadhyaya, and Ishvara Pranidhana. *Tapah- Showing up to life and practice with effort and discipline. Svadhyaya- the study of the True Self and the study of the ancient spiritual texts and their teachings. Ishvara Pranidhana- Divine Surrender; it is only here that rebirth and transformation is truly possible. </p>
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Tracey Winn

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<h1 style="color:white;">Natalie Sagar</h1>
<p> The Modern Hippie Mama is an Award-Winning Author, Speaker, Teacher, Spiritual Life Coach and Holistic Health Guide bringing 25 years of teaching experience to the Shala. Her tenure as a classically trained dancer, performer, (RYT 400), & (PMA 600) enrich her passion & Dharma through teaching Yoga. Natalie weaves thought-provoking affirmations, powerful mudras, challenging postures and soulful intentions throughout class. Practices are stimulating, energizing, spiritual and graceful. Expect an authentic, nonjudgemental teaching style with a compassionate and philosophical approach.</p>
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Natalie Sagar

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<h1 style="color:white;">Victoria Taylor</h1>
<p>A Florida native with roots in Trinidad and Tobago, Victoria graduated from Dreyfoos School of the Arts and went on to earn a bachelors in science. A classically trained ballet dancer, Victoria brings this level of discipline to her practice. Her teaching is influenced by Iyengar and Anuttara based trainings. Her aim is to assist others to adapt the posture to their body. The practice to their purpose. For Victoria, yoga in every form is a gift to apply in life. The openness to show up in the beauty and chaos to witness the transformation.</p>
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Victoria Taylor

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<h1 style="color:white;">Matthew Kissler </h1>
<p>Dedicated to a path of service, Matthew is always grateful to share this science that has touched him so deeply. He believes it is his dharma to share all he has learned with the next generation of students. Matthew aims to challenge his students physically and mentally while simultaneously pointing them to their power. the ultimate aim for Matthew is to encourage his students to really take a deep look within and find the peace and healing that the teachers before him have guided him to.</p>
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Matthew Kissler

Kundalini

Elizabeth Andrews

Elizabeth “Gian Nihal Kaur” Andrews

Josh Reed

Joshua Reed

Scott Adelman

Scott Adelman

Jessica Crawford

Kids Yoga

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<h1 style="color:white;">Amanda Mintz</h1>
<p>Amanda is a passionate kids yoga teacher. A Connecticut native with a degree in Marketing, and background in owning small businesses. Amanda has practiced vinyasa yoga for twenty years. She moved in to Florida with her sons and husband in 2017 and got certified in 2020. During quarantine at home, Amanda's true life path was made clear, she had a profound pull towards helping kids. Once certified (200 RYT) Amanda began teaching kids yoga, leading mindfulness clubs at local public schools, and hosting free mommy and me yoga events in the Boca Raton and Delray Beach community. She has been teaching kids yoga, teen yoga, and mommy and me yoga classes at Atha since the induction of our kids program in June 2023. She brings a positive energy, joyous outlook and caring disposition to our team. The kids enjoy working with her and her love for teaching is clear by everyone around her. Amanda also serves on numerous local boards and PTA's, she is drawn to helping the community, standing up for what is just and spreading awareness about the importance of mental health, and wellbeing in kids. </p>
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Amanda Mintz

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