Our Yoga Teachers are knowledgeable, patient, passionate and dedicated to the practice of yoga. They challenge the student to grow by encouraging them to practice safely, learning to listen to their body. Our teachers focus on correct alignment to avoid injuries, whether in a flow class or Hatha class, and practice meditation and breath. Our goal is to empower each individual student to find what works best for them in their practice. The Yoga Nest is a judgement free, safe zone. Our teachers focus on bringing the community together and having fun!
The best teachers are those who tell you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see. -Alexandra K. Trenfor
Meet Our Teachers
Click on our Teachers below to learn how more about them.
- Maya DeviTeacher
- Teresita TamahariniTeacher
- Alyson DaleyTeacher
- Jamey KahlTeacher
- Eliana MooreTeacher
Maya Devi (pronounced my-YA DE-vee) is a Yoga Alliance certified Vinyasa and Hatha instructor with over two years of teaching experience. She is always seeking opportunities to connect with local studios and students. She regularly organizes outdoor yoga events, monthly workshops and offers weekly classes.
Her teaching style has evolved into a blend of physical and mystical. Her classes vary in intensity from playful, fiery vinyasa flows to graceful and strengthening Hatha. As a student, you can expect creative sequences, clear alignment cues, and modifications to suit all practitioners. Her goal is to inspire students to make small changes on their mat that will lead to big changes in their lives.
Maya embarked on her yoga journey in 2013 at Philip Christodoulou’s Anuttara Yoga Shala, a traditional yoga school influenced by the teachings of Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, Paramahamsa Yogananda, Bishnu Ghosh, Krishnamacharya, Pattahabi Jois, and B.K.S. Iyengar. In 2016, she completed her first RYT 200 certification and earned a 100-hour Vinyasa certification. After graduating from Anuttara’s Teacher Training program, she went on to teach at notable yoga studios across South Florida. She is a passionate Hot Yoga instructor and practitioner who loves to challenge herself with inversions. When she’s not practicing and teaching traditional yoga, she likes to experiment with fusing with modern Pilates, Ballet Barre, and Aerial techniques with yoga.
She began this journey with yoga and energy work from dealing with anxiety and depression in her past. She started off with meditation and breathwork and realized it was truly helping her and was soon introduced to Reiki and not so long later, Kundalini. Since then she hasn’t stopped practicing these beautiful healing modalities. Gina became a Kundalini Yoga teacher and Reiki master because she felt very passionate to help those in need and finds joy in being of service to others.
“There is a way through every block.” -Yogi Bhajan
“When the Way is open and the Time is right. The Path will be clear and the Load will be light”
Teresita’s father sparked her interest in the flow of movement and breath as a swimmer at a very early age of her life. As she grew, she opened her soul to the importance of developing positive, strong and healthy Energy in every aspect of her life.
Coming from a Medical Background as a Biochemist, with a Masters in Immunology and as a Volunteer EMT with the Fire Department, she worked on the other side of the field helping patients deal with the disease instead of focusing on its origin and prevention. As time went by, she changed her approach and redirected her professional life to Prevention. She reconnected with her first love, Water, and became an Aquatic Personal Trainer, specializing in group classes, Arthritis, Common Medical Conditions, Obesity, Pregnancy, Special Groups and Runners Program, where she taught her students and clients how to avoid injuries and improve their quality of life.
Teresita began practicing yoga 12 years ago and was blessed with wonderful instructors who taught her how to unify the Mind, Body, and Soul through practice. As her yoga experience deepened, it became more than just a part of her life; it had become her lifestyle.
Reiki Master Teacher, E500 RYT-YACEP Hatha Yoga Instructor, she studied her first 200 hours with RoseAnn Sbona from Prana Lab, continued the next 300 hours focused more in Therapeutic and Yin Yoga with Elizabeth Hoffman from Urban Bliss Yoga; Aerial Yoga with Andrea Favelli and 100 hours more in Therapeutic and alignment with Alex Issaev, who she has the blessing to work with. Through this path she seeks to combine the benefits of life’s experiences through meditation in movement, teaching her students how to rediscover and connect with themselves, taking Yoga off the mat into the world.
Alyson is a mom to 3 Sydney, Sage and Steele. She is the wifeto an Army vet turned LEO and loves food, tank tops, jeans, craft beer, anything DIY…and of course, BABYWEARING!
What’s my experience with Babywearing? I wore my oldest, 12 years ago, but it looked a lot different than how we do it today. With my second child, I fell in love with a Ring Sling and ventured into the world of wraps. I’ve also had the opportunity to work for baby carrier manufacturer — traveling and learning more about various products within the baby industry.
Becoming a Certified Babywearing Educator has allowed me to continue working with Parents, in hopes of sharing the benefits of babywearing and natural parenting.
Jamey Kahl completed her 200-hour teacher training at the Asheville Yoga Center in March 2017. Her teaching style includes Vinyasa and restorative and teaches in a variety of settings including rehabilitation facilities, retirement communities, and local yoga studios. Her Mommy & Me yoga class focuses on a yoga practice for the mom while the babies interact and play. In Jamey’s yoga class you an expect movement, pranayama (breath), and meditation, which is suitable for all levels.
Eliana completed her yoga studies with Allaine Stricklen, founder of the Gentle Therapeutics style of yoga, specializing in prop-based hatha, vinyasa, and restorative yoga, and is certified through Tari Prinster in y4c, a style of yoga for cancer. In addition to teaching at local studios in South Florida, she is an instructor for the Integrative Medicine Department at Memorial Healthcare System and sees clients for in-home therapeutic yoga sessions to address issues including side effects of illness, injury recovery, and anxiety relief.
She first came to yoga through a gym requirement in college, but quickly fell in love with its ability to calm and invigorate; it felt as though she left every class feeling simultaneously at ease and ready to conquer the world. After college she studied to become a psychologist, and spent several years studying the psychosocial impact of chronic illness upon mental health. That experience taught her the power of the mind-body connection, and cemented her belief in the importance of keeping the two in sync. Yoga is a major force towards that end.
Eliana is a firm proponent of the “yoga for all” movement, believing that yoga should be accessible to all body types, colors, ages, and stages of life. You can connect with her at wellbyelleyoga.com or @wellbyelle on Instagram.
“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.
RYT 200, pre/post natal certified and Reiki Master, Tamar began her yoga journey 18 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 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, Carrie Owerko and Sharat Arora of the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Center in Dharamsala. In South Florida. Tamar is an ongoing student and fellow teacher at the Prana Lab Yoga Studio in Weston. Prana Lab owner RoseAnn Sbona has been Tamar’s biggest inspiration and catalyst since moving to FL in 2004.
Having danced the sacred dance of yoga in so many styles of Hatha Yoga, and honoring them all, Tamar teaches Yin Yoga, Yoga Alignment and Flow classes. She is grateful for her family – Shai, Shira, Ilan and Luna her dog.
Having been a professional dancer and aerial artist, Alexandra started yoga 10 years ago as a form of fitness however soon realized that it had a holistic impact and aided her in many ways!
Alexandra brings her knowledge of and passion for the arts and physical fitness within her teaching, using hands-on adjustments and assists to help students correct posture in a safe way, whilst helping them overcome ailments & prevent injuries. She has an outgoing personality and a soothing voice that both encourages and calms her students. She enjoys teaching a variety of yoga styles & all ages; from babies to seniors!
Alexandra approaches yoga from a holistic point by teaching pranayama breathing, asanas accessible to all, mindful techniques, as well as philosophy & spiritual guidance to help with self-expression, exploration and awareness in order to find inner-peace and leave the class with vital tools for everyday life. Her mission is to help each student leave class feeling lighter, though energized, balanced and more positive. This will ultimately lead to creating strong relationships, positive – peaceful minds, healthy bodies & happy souls!
RYT-200 . Kids & Family Yoga Teacher . BscHons Psych.
Kerry Fannon, MS, RD, LDN, RYT is a yoga teacher, registered dietitian and Reiki Practitioner. In her day to day job, she specializes in eating disorders and treats those suffering from body image issues that
result from diet culture.
Kerry began practicing yoga for the physical benefits after recovering from a serious knee surgery. She quickly experienced the mental benefits and fell in love with the practice for the mind, body and spiritual connection it fosters. Soon after, she completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, hopeful that she could lead classes for students to experience the benefits of the yoga practice. Kerry teaches a vinyasa style class, which links breath to movement. She aims to lead her students through a class that will enhance their connection to their body, and help transform any mind-body-spirit connection that has been lost.
Kerry believes the body is an incredible machine, and rather than experience life with body dissatisfaction, we should celebrate the beauty in every individual body, for it is our individual vehicle through this beautiful life.
Leslie has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 20 years. Through the years of teaching students all over South Florida, Leslie has been able to help hundreds of people with anxiety, depression, hormonal imbalance, ADHD, Autism and more.
Coaching her students with mindful practices that includes breath work, Leslie has mastered the use of asanas, meditation, chakra work and essential oil therapy.
Further, she has been mentored by some of the finest teachers in the world, including Dharma Mittra, Elena Brower, Nevine Michaan, Sarah Powers, and many others. Leslie is currently teaching training modules at Omjoyful Yoga, Midtown/Weston, and working privately with students on their wellness needs, dedicated to helping, supporting and healing others.
Leslie has completed E-RYT and is a certified Reiki 1 practitioner.