Beginner's Yoga

This class is taught by:

Marianela Silvera

Live the moment and try to get the best of it while it last.
Go with the flow and be truthful to your heart.
Try kindness over being right.
Have fun.
Live Love Laugh and Yoga.

I'll be more than honored to guide you through your practice!

Dunia Villanueva

Dunia has been in the mental health field since 1994 and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida; with experience working with the elderly, acute mental health and traumatic brain injured patients, at-risk youth, domestic violence, substance abuse, inclusion and special needs, and early childhood development.
Her area of expertise is promoting Social-Emotional Competence in young children and infants. She is also a Certified Educator in Infant Massage promoting bonding and attachment between babies and their parent(s)/caregiver(s). Dunia brings her mental health experience into her yoga classes, creating an inclusive, healing and self-esteem building environment, through the asana practice.

Carlos Villanueva

Carlos, is a certified, inspired yogi, that is looking to be of service in his community. He embarked on his yoga journey in 2012.
The lessons learned on the mat have helped him with his physical health, mental peace of mind, and have created a deeper understanding of life itself. He decided to become certified in 2014 to share this healing, peaceful, and calming practice with others.

Cecy Borjas

Cecy began practicing yoga in 2001, at the urging of a doctor, as a way to deal with pain and stress. Even after the pain subsided, her love and passion for practicing yoga only grew. In 2012, she became a certified instructor and began her journey as a teacher. Cecy specializes in teaching Beginner’s Hatha Yoga. She enjoys passing on her very detailed knowledge about proper alignment, breathing and mindfulness. She encourages her students to continuously improve, while at the same time avoiding injury.

One of her goals as a teacher is to make yoga accessible to everyone and spread her love for yoga, breaking the misconception that yoga is just for flexible people.

Michelle Martinez

Michelle fell in love with yoga over three years ago and has been practicing daily ever since. It has brought joy, strength, mindfulness and energy to all aspects of her life. She knew in her heart that she had to share this incredible journey of yoga with people of all ages by becoming a yoga instructor herself.

“Yoga is the connection between body, mind and spirit. It teaches us to stay grounded, humble and to find the inner strength we all possess inside.”

After graduating from Florida International University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics and Nutrition, Michelle wanted to merge her love for health, wellness and fitness with her love of children. She currently teaches sports and fitness classes to children between the ages of 2-12 years old.

Michelle’s Kids Yoga classes are upbeat, imaginative and fun! Children will learn yoga poses through stories, games and lively sequences in an encouraging environment. They will also learn breathing exercises and be guided through relaxation in each adventurous class.

Andres Castagna

Andres Castagna was born in Argentina where he discovered Yoga for the first time when he was 20. He decided to move to Miami back in 2008 and started to taste several yoga styles in town.  Andres felt vinyasa and ashtanga were the source of passion for him.

He strongly believes that the essence of yoga practice must be tailored to fit each person and the progress on the path of yoga is unique in each yogini.

Andres is also an Engineer and he loves reading philosophy as part of his personal growth.

Elena Lopez-Trigo

Elena discovered yoga in 2013 at a rock climbing gym and was introduced to a variety of practices. Since then, Elena has been a regular at Energy Yoga for the past year and practices Ashtanga and Dharma Flow.

When Elena is not on the mat, you can find her cycling Key Biscayne, or regularly providing assistance with people's body mechanics, movement, and exercises; She is pursuing a degree in physical therapy. She will be receiving her RYT 200 in May 2017 and is excited to guide people in their practice.

This class is open to all levels and is rated - "Beginner's".  This is a slower paced class with deep stretching and a relaxing mediation.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 23 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Marianela Silvera
  • Mon Oct 23 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Dunia Villanueva
  • Tue Oct 24 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Carlos Villanueva
  • Tue Oct 24 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Cecy Borjas
  • Wed Oct 25 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Michelle Martinez
  • Thu Oct 26 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Carlos Villanueva
  • Thu Oct 26 8:45 pm - 9:45 pm with Andres Castagna
  • Sat Oct 28 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Marianela Silvera
  • Mon Oct 30 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Marianela Silvera
  • Mon Oct 30 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Dunia Villanueva
  • Tue Oct 31 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Carlos Villanueva
  • Wed Nov 01 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Elena Lopez-Trigo
  • Thu Nov 02 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Carlos Villanueva
  • Thu Nov 02 8:45 pm - 9:45 pm with Andres Castagna
  • Sat Nov 04 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Cecy Borjas