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Melinda Atkins

Melinda Atkins

Breif Bio:

Melinda Atkins, M.ED, E-RYT 500C, C-IAYT, is the founding director of AUM hOMe Shala, a nonprofit yoga school in Coconut Grove, where she trains yoga teachers and yoga therapists. She completed her Professional Level training at Kripalu and received her Clinical Yoga Therapy certification at Loyola Marymount University. Her yoga therapy practice focuses on those with MS and other chronic conditions and disabilities. Melinda also develops and directs yoga programs for at-risk youth in inner-city Miami schools. She holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Florida.

Amba Greene

Amba Greene

Breif Bio:

Amba Greene, CAP, E-RYT-500, LMT has been exploring and teaching holistic health and nutrition for more than 30 years. A Yoga Alliance-certified teacher, she is a senior Kali Natha Yoga instructor and a longtime student of yoga master Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati. Amba is also certified as an Ayurvedic teacher and consultant through the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, where she trained with the foremost Ayurvedic doctors teaching in the West today, including Vasant Lad, Robert Svoboda, John Douillard, and Sunil Joshi. With friends, Amba opened the first natural-foods restaurant and food co-op in upstate New York in the early 1970s, and continues to teach and advocate for healthy living. As an extension of her Ayurvedic consulting practice, she teaches the cooking class series “Cooking with the Seasons.” Amba is also a kirtan singer who executive-produced and performed on the Kashi Ashram CD Songs of the River.</em> In addition to her Aryuvedic practice, Amba is also a certified MELT Method instructor who teaches the method at AUM Home Shala and yoga studios around the state of Florida.

Amy Wheeler

Amy Wheeler

Breif Bio:

Amy Wheeler, PhD is a Professor of Kinesiology at California State University, San Bernardino. Amy has extensive Yoga training from the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram and was certified in India as a Yoga Teacher, a Yoga Teacher Trainer and Yoga Therapist in the Tradition of T. Krishnamacharya. She teaches Yoga Therapy at the Loyola Marymount Yoga Rx Program and at the Integrative Medicine Center at Vanderbilt University. She is currently involved in Yoga Therapy research pertaining to Metabolic Syndrome, Kidney Dialysis, Colon and Rectal Cancer, and Ovarian and Uterine Cancer. Amy is helping to set standards for Yoga Therapist in organizations such as NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association). Amy's degrees include a B.A. and M.A. in Health Promotion and a Ph.D. in Education and Psychology.

Anthony Connell

Anthony Connell

Breif Bio:

Anthony Connell, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is a graduate of Florida International University with a degree in psychology and is presently a Clinical Yoga Therapy candidate at AUM hOMe Shala. Tony teaches for AUM's annual Chill Out program in inner-city schools, and also teaches yoga in after-school programs and assists with AUM’s 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training. Tony began his practice in 2002 and loves to share the benefits of yoga for maintaining balance and alleviating stress.

Beau Blumberg

Beau Blumberg

Breif Bio:

Beau Blumberg, J.D., RYT200 began teaching yoga as a high-school senior, and is a recent law school graduate of the College of WIlliam and Mary, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Government. In his freshman year at William and Mary, Beau introduced and taught in a yoga program for the college’s Recreation Department. He has presented at several conferences, included the 2010 Southwest Intercollegiate Fitness Expo, and has taught everyone from kindergarteners to senior citizens to varsity athletes. Beau has been a Yoga Alliance member since 2007.

Carole Alvarez

Carole Alvarez

Breif Bio:

Carole Alvarez, ARNP, MSN, RYT500 is a Family Nurse Practitioner, Master's prepared and Board Certified in Pediatrics and Adult Practice. She has 38 years experience as a practitioner specializing in family practice, emergency and acute care settings. She also holds certification as a Legal Nurse Consultant, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Consultant. In addition, Carole earned her RYT500 specializing in Yoga Therapy and is also certified in Connective Tissue Massage. She maintains an adjunct faculty position at Barry University and has 13 years experience teaching at University of Miami School of Medicine and Nursing, as well as Miami Dade College. Carole combines her passion for yoga, teaching, and nursing into her Therapeutic Yoga and Massage Practice.

Christian Atkins

Christian Atkins

Breif Bio:

Christian Atkins PA-C, MPAS, served as a combat medic in the airborne infantry unit in Iraq. After finding his calling in medicine in the service, he became a board certified Physician Assistant and works in Family Medicine at Fox Medical Centers in Miami, FL. He holds a Masters Degree and is certified as an EMT, ACLS, BLS, ABLS, and PA. He is currently a clinical faculty member at Miami Dade College Medical Campus, and in his limited free time enjoys ice hockey, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Christina L. Narens

Christina L. Narens

Breif Bio:

Christina L. Narens, RN, BSN, RYT 500, has more than a decade of nursing experience in the areas of medical-surgical, progressive care, cardiac observation, neurological-stroke, ER, women’s health, hospice, and corrections. She earned her 200-hour yoga teacher training certification from the Lotus Pond Center for Yoga & Health, a Kripalu-affiliated studio in Tampa, Florida, and is also certified in restorative yoga, Yin Yoga, Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, and trauma-conscious yoga through Yoga Warriors International. Christina is currently a Clinical Yoga Therapy candidate at AUM hOMe Shala. She was recently approved to begin a Yoga Warriors International program for veterans and active duty on Homestead Air Reserve Base, along with a Yoga for Resiliency program she designed for service members preparing to deploy. Christina also teaches at her local yoga studio, Omstead Yoga Community, where she integrates yoga therapy principles into her classes.

Crystal Frazee

Crystal Frazee

Breif Bio:

Crystal Frazee is a doctor of physical therapy and experienced yoga therapist. She has combined her Western and Eastern training to create effective mind-body programs for healing. Crystal is the creator of the Eat to Live Great ProgramTM and the Mindful Pain Relief MethodTM. She works with clients to teach the therapeutic application of yoga for pain reduction and self- regulation.

Dawn A. Bentsen

Dawn A. Bentsen

Breif Bio:

Dawn A. Bentsen, MA, RYT 500, C-IAYT, specializes in Ayurveda, hatha yoga in the Tantra tradition, meditation, yoga therapy, and restorative yoga. She has taught throughout the Pembroke Pines/Coral Gables area, at locations including Home Studio, Prana Yoga Miami, Athleta Merrick Park, and Walter C. Young Middle School in Pembroke Pines, and volunteered as a yoga teacher for AUM hOMe Shala’s Chill Out program for high schools and middle schools. Dawn earned her 200-hour yoga teacher certification in Prana Yoga Teacher Training, based on Rod Stryker’s ParaYoga methodology, and is continuing her studies in the ParaYoga Master Teacher Training program. She is currently enrolled in the clinical component of AUM hOMe Shala’s Yoga Therapy Certification program. Dawn has also studied restorative yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater. She holds an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist certification from the Himalayan Institute and was certified as a Reiki practitioner at the Oasis Reiki Institute.

Ghada Osman

Ghada Osman

Breif Bio:

Ghada Osman, PhD, LMFT, PYT, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, a yoga teacher, yoga therapist, psychotherapist, and AFAA-certified aerobics instructor, has worked with a wide range of populations, from college students to hospice patients. In her private practice, her specialties include helping clients cope with physical illness, heart conditions in particular, using yoga as a healing modality. Ghada earned her 500-hour yoga teacher certification at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and is also trained in Street Yoga (designed for underserved populations) and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. A former faculty member for San Diego State University, she holds a doctorate degree in philosophy from Harvard University and a master’s in psychology from Chapman University.

Jesus Caballero

Jesus Caballero

Breif Bio:

Jesus Caballero has been involved in the art of healing and inner development for more than 15 years. He was introduced to Ayurveda when he was seeking ways to recover from a long-standing illness. It was the only method that was able to bring him back to balance, and he was inspired to devote his life to its study and dissemination. Jesus was certified as an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner by the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico, and also studied with David Frawley and with Ayurvedic doctors in India. His teaching and consultations focus on Ayurveda’s multiple benefits and applications for a healthy, happy, and conscious lifestyle. Jesus is also a 200-hour yoga teacher registered with the Yoga Alliance, a certified Panchakarma practitioner, and a certified massage therapist, Reiki master, and meditation and pranayama instructor.

Kathleen Ross-Allee

Kathleen Ross-Allee

Breif Bio:

Kathleen Ross-Allee is a certified yoga therapist and fitness trainer with more than 25 years of experience as a health and wellness expert. She is the associate director of the Loyola Marymount University Yoga Therapy Rx Level IV, and managing director for the program's first three levels. She also earned her credentials as a yoga therapist through the Yoga Rx program. Kathleen has developed yoga therapy programs to support cancer treatment at Cedars-Sinai/Tower Hematology, USC/Norris Cancer Hospital, Vantage Oncology, and Tower Cancer Research Foundation, where she continues to teach ongoing classes. She also teaches a weekly gentle yoga therapy class for people with Parkinson’s disease, which she offers free to patients and caregivers at Liberation Yoga in Los Angeles. Kathleen also teaches privately, at yoga studios, and for corporations throughout southern California. Combining her knowledge of fitness, illness/injury rehabilitation, and yoga, she offers a unique perspective that is complemented by her philosophy of making yoga and fitness safe, enjoyable, and accessible for all.

Marlysa Sullivan

Marlysa Sullivan

Breif Bio:

Marlysa Sullivan MPT, E-RYT 500, is a physical therapist with more than 10 years of experience in incorporating yoga into her physical therapy practice. Passionate about integrating the contemporary scientific understanding of the body with the ancient teachings, philosophy, and practice of yoga, she is devoted to the study of Tantra Hatha Yoga and has studied many of the traditional yoga texts. Marlysa’s teachers include Julie Wilcox, Geshe Phende, Richard Miller, Yoganand Michael Carroll, Matthew Sanford, and others. She maintains a private yoga therapy practice in Atlanta, Georgia, and serves on the faculty and as lead clinic supervisor for the Master of Science in Yoga Therapy program at Maryland University of Integrative Health, a program she created that covers anatomy of movement, yogic perspectives on health and disease, and yoga and the mind. She has also taught at the graduate level on yoga for physical therapists, at Emory University and Georgia State University, and on the psychology of yoga at the University of West Georgia. Her involvement in yoga research includes a study at Walter Reed Military Hospital for which she created a protocol on yoga for low back pain. Marlysa is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and helped to create the standards for yoga therapy. She is particularly excited about yoga therapy’s potential to impact our health-care climate and the education of our future healers, teachers, and practitioners.

Michael Kuang

Michael Kuang

Breif Bio:

Michael Kuang, CPT, CES, RYT 500, earned his 500-hour yoga teacher certification at AUM and is currently enrolled in AUM’s Clinical Yoga Therapy Practicum. The owner of Syphon Fitness in South Florida, Michael was certified as a personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2007. In 2010, he completed his certification in Corrective Exercise for injury prevention and current injuries. Michael’s love for anatomy has inspired him to work specifically with injuries and special health conditions, which require problem solving and unique program designs.

Osvaldo ‘Ozzie’ Perez

Osvaldo ‘Ozzie’ Perez

Breif Bio:

Osvaldo ‘Ozzie’ Perez, PT, DPT received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the prestigious Boston University Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Dr. Perez began his career in 1991 at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida where he developed his skills while working in the Neuro-Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord, Ortho-Trauma, Burns, and Amputee units. He currently is the owner and clinic director at Active Sports Medicine center where he treats patients who have a variety of orthopedic related injuries from the neck, hand, shoulder, back and lower extremities. His emphasis on foot care has filled a void in South Florida area. Dr. Perez’s interests go beyond the clinic setting extending into the academia. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University where he teaches the orthopedic foot and ankle courses to Doctor of Physical Therapy candidates. Additionally he serves in the advisory committee for the school of Physical Therapy Assistants at Miami Dade College.

Yoganand Michael Carroll

Yoganand Michael Carroll

Breif Bio:

Yoganand Michael Carroll, E-RYT500 has been recognized as a Master-Level teacher in the Kripalu Yoga tradition. Through many years of intensive study and practice of the Kripalu approach to yoga, Yoganand has gained a profound ability to distill and interpret esoteric yoga texts and techniques. After studying with Kripalu Yoga masters in India and America, Yoganand taught at Kripalu Center for more than 15 years before founding Radiant Well-being Yoga Center in North Augusta, South Carolina, where he leads Pranakriya Yoga 200 hour Basic and 500 Hour professional Level Yoga Teacher Training and a variety of other programs. Yoganand is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).

Melinda Atkins

Melinda Atkins, M.ED, E-RYT 500C, C-IAYT, is the founding director of AUM hOMe Shala, a nonprofit yoga school in Coconut Grove, where she trains yoga teachers and yoga therapists. She completed her Professional Level training at Kripalu and received her Clinical Yoga Therapy certification at Loyola Marymount University. Her yoga therapy practice focuses on those with MS and other chronic conditions and disabilities. Melinda also develops and directs yoga programs for at-risk youth in inner-city Miami schools. She holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Florida.

Amba Greene

Amba Greene, CAP, E-RYT-500, LMT has been exploring and teaching holistic health and nutrition for more than 30 years. A Yoga Alliance-certified teacher, she is a senior Kali Natha Yoga instructor and a longtime student of yoga master Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati. Amba is also certified as an Ayurvedic teacher and consultant through the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, where she trained with the foremost Ayurvedic doctors teaching in the West today, including Vasant Lad, Robert Svoboda, John Douillard, and Sunil Joshi. With friends, Amba opened the first natural-foods restaurant and food co-op in upstate New York in the early 1970s, and continues to teach and advocate for healthy living. As an extension of her Ayurvedic consulting practice, she teaches the cooking class series “Cooking with the Seasons.” Amba is also a kirtan singer who executive-produced and performed on the Kashi Ashram CD Songs of the River.</em> In addition to her Aryuvedic practice, Amba is also a certified MELT Method instructor who teaches the method at AUM Home Shala and yoga studios around the state of Florida.

Amy Wheeler

Amy Wheeler, PhD is a Professor of Kinesiology at California State University, San Bernardino. Amy has extensive Yoga training from the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram and was certified in India as a Yoga Teacher, a Yoga Teacher Trainer and Yoga Therapist in the Tradition of T. Krishnamacharya. She teaches Yoga Therapy at the Loyola Marymount Yoga Rx Program and at the Integrative Medicine Center at Vanderbilt University. She is currently involved in Yoga Therapy research pertaining to Metabolic Syndrome, Kidney Dialysis, Colon and Rectal Cancer, and Ovarian and Uterine Cancer. Amy is helping to set standards for Yoga Therapist in organizations such as NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association). Amy's degrees include a B.A. and M.A. in Health Promotion and a Ph.D. in Education and Psychology.

Anthony Connell

Anthony Connell, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is a graduate of Florida International University with a degree in psychology and is presently a Clinical Yoga Therapy candidate at AUM hOMe Shala. Tony teaches for AUM's annual Chill Out program in inner-city schools, and also teaches yoga in after-school programs and assists with AUM’s 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training. Tony began his practice in 2002 and loves to share the benefits of yoga for maintaining balance and alleviating stress.

Beau Blumberg

Beau Blumberg, J.D., RYT200 began teaching yoga as a high-school senior, and is a recent law school graduate of the College of WIlliam and Mary, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Government. In his freshman year at William and Mary, Beau introduced and taught in a yoga program for the college’s Recreation Department. He has presented at several conferences, included the 2010 Southwest Intercollegiate Fitness Expo, and has taught everyone from kindergarteners to senior citizens to varsity athletes. Beau has been a Yoga Alliance member since 2007.

Carole Alvarez

Carole Alvarez, ARNP, MSN, RYT500 is a Family Nurse Practitioner, Master's prepared and Board Certified in Pediatrics and Adult Practice. She has 38 years experience as a practitioner specializing in family practice, emergency and acute care settings. She also holds certification as a Legal Nurse Consultant, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Consultant. In addition, Carole earned her RYT500 specializing in Yoga Therapy and is also certified in Connective Tissue Massage. She maintains an adjunct faculty position at Barry University and has 13 years experience teaching at University of Miami School of Medicine and Nursing, as well as Miami Dade College. Carole combines her passion for yoga, teaching, and nursing into her Therapeutic Yoga and Massage Practice.

Christian Atkins

Christian Atkins PA-C, MPAS, served as a combat medic in the airborne infantry unit in Iraq. After finding his calling in medicine in the service, he became a board certified Physician Assistant and works in Family Medicine at Fox Medical Centers in Miami, FL. He holds a Masters Degree and is certified as an EMT, ACLS, BLS, ABLS, and PA. He is currently a clinical faculty member at Miami Dade College Medical Campus, and in his limited free time enjoys ice hockey, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Christina L. Narens

Christina L. Narens, RN, BSN, RYT 500, has more than a decade of nursing experience in the areas of medical-surgical, progressive care, cardiac observation, neurological-stroke, ER, women’s health, hospice, and corrections. She earned her 200-hour yoga teacher training certification from the Lotus Pond Center for Yoga & Health, a Kripalu-affiliated studio in Tampa, Florida, and is also certified in restorative yoga, Yin Yoga, Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, and trauma-conscious yoga through Yoga Warriors International. Christina is currently a Clinical Yoga Therapy candidate at AUM hOMe Shala. She was recently approved to begin a Yoga Warriors International program for veterans and active duty on Homestead Air Reserve Base, along with a Yoga for Resiliency program she designed for service members preparing to deploy. Christina also teaches at her local yoga studio, Omstead Yoga Community, where she integrates yoga therapy principles into her classes.

Crystal Frazee

Crystal Frazee is a doctor of physical therapy and experienced yoga therapist. She has combined her Western and Eastern training to create effective mind-body programs for healing. Crystal is the creator of the Eat to Live Great ProgramTM and the Mindful Pain Relief MethodTM. She works with clients to teach the therapeutic application of yoga for pain reduction and self- regulation.

Dawn A. Bentsen

Dawn A. Bentsen, MA, RYT 500, C-IAYT, specializes in Ayurveda, hatha yoga in the Tantra tradition, meditation, yoga therapy, and restorative yoga. She has taught throughout the Pembroke Pines/Coral Gables area, at locations including Home Studio, Prana Yoga Miami, Athleta Merrick Park, and Walter C. Young Middle School in Pembroke Pines, and volunteered as a yoga teacher for AUM hOMe Shala’s Chill Out program for high schools and middle schools. Dawn earned her 200-hour yoga teacher certification in Prana Yoga Teacher Training, based on Rod Stryker’s ParaYoga methodology, and is continuing her studies in the ParaYoga Master Teacher Training program. She is currently enrolled in the clinical component of AUM hOMe Shala’s Yoga Therapy Certification program. Dawn has also studied restorative yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater. She holds an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist certification from the Himalayan Institute and was certified as a Reiki practitioner at the Oasis Reiki Institute.

Ghada Osman

Ghada Osman, PhD, LMFT, PYT, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, a yoga teacher, yoga therapist, psychotherapist, and AFAA-certified aerobics instructor, has worked with a wide range of populations, from college students to hospice patients. In her private practice, her specialties include helping clients cope with physical illness, heart conditions in particular, using yoga as a healing modality. Ghada earned her 500-hour yoga teacher certification at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and is also trained in Street Yoga (designed for underserved populations) and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. A former faculty member for San Diego State University, she holds a doctorate degree in philosophy from Harvard University and a master’s in psychology from Chapman University.

Jesus Caballero

Jesus Caballero has been involved in the art of healing and inner development for more than 15 years. He was introduced to Ayurveda when he was seeking ways to recover from a long-standing illness. It was the only method that was able to bring him back to balance, and he was inspired to devote his life to its study and dissemination. Jesus was certified as an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner by the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico, and also studied with David Frawley and with Ayurvedic doctors in India. His teaching and consultations focus on Ayurveda’s multiple benefits and applications for a healthy, happy, and conscious lifestyle. Jesus is also a 200-hour yoga teacher registered with the Yoga Alliance, a certified Panchakarma practitioner, and a certified massage therapist, Reiki master, and meditation and pranayama instructor.

Kathleen Ross-Allee

Kathleen Ross-Allee is a certified yoga therapist and fitness trainer with more than 25 years of experience as a health and wellness expert. She is the associate director of the Loyola Marymount University Yoga Therapy Rx Level IV, and managing director for the program's first three levels. She also earned her credentials as a yoga therapist through the Yoga Rx program. Kathleen has developed yoga therapy programs to support cancer treatment at Cedars-Sinai/Tower Hematology, USC/Norris Cancer Hospital, Vantage Oncology, and Tower Cancer Research Foundation, where she continues to teach ongoing classes. She also teaches a weekly gentle yoga therapy class for people with Parkinson’s disease, which she offers free to patients and caregivers at Liberation Yoga in Los Angeles. Kathleen also teaches privately, at yoga studios, and for corporations throughout southern California. Combining her knowledge of fitness, illness/injury rehabilitation, and yoga, she offers a unique perspective that is complemented by her philosophy of making yoga and fitness safe, enjoyable, and accessible for all.

Marlysa Sullivan

Marlysa Sullivan MPT, E-RYT 500, is a physical therapist with more than 10 years of experience in incorporating yoga into her physical therapy practice. Passionate about integrating the contemporary scientific understanding of the body with the ancient teachings, philosophy, and practice of yoga, she is devoted to the study of Tantra Hatha Yoga and has studied many of the traditional yoga texts. Marlysa’s teachers include Julie Wilcox, Geshe Phende, Richard Miller, Yoganand Michael Carroll, Matthew Sanford, and others. She maintains a private yoga therapy practice in Atlanta, Georgia, and serves on the faculty and as lead clinic supervisor for the Master of Science in Yoga Therapy program at Maryland University of Integrative Health, a program she created that covers anatomy of movement, yogic perspectives on health and disease, and yoga and the mind. She has also taught at the graduate level on yoga for physical therapists, at Emory University and Georgia State University, and on the psychology of yoga at the University of West Georgia. Her involvement in yoga research includes a study at Walter Reed Military Hospital for which she created a protocol on yoga for low back pain. Marlysa is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and helped to create the standards for yoga therapy. She is particularly excited about yoga therapy’s potential to impact our health-care climate and the education of our future healers, teachers, and practitioners.

Michael Kuang

Michael Kuang, CPT, CES, RYT 500, earned his 500-hour yoga teacher certification at AUM and is currently enrolled in AUM’s Clinical Yoga Therapy Practicum. The owner of Syphon Fitness in South Florida, Michael was certified as a personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2007. In 2010, he completed his certification in Corrective Exercise for injury prevention and current injuries. Michael’s love for anatomy has inspired him to work specifically with injuries and special health conditions, which require problem solving and unique program designs.

Osvaldo ‘Ozzie’ Perez

Osvaldo ‘Ozzie’ Perez, PT, DPT received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the prestigious Boston University Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Dr. Perez began his career in 1991 at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida where he developed his skills while working in the Neuro-Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord, Ortho-Trauma, Burns, and Amputee units. He currently is the owner and clinic director at Active Sports Medicine center where he treats patients who have a variety of orthopedic related injuries from the neck, hand, shoulder, back and lower extremities. His emphasis on foot care has filled a void in South Florida area. Dr. Perez’s interests go beyond the clinic setting extending into the academia. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University where he teaches the orthopedic foot and ankle courses to Doctor of Physical Therapy candidates. Additionally he serves in the advisory committee for the school of Physical Therapy Assistants at Miami Dade College.

Yoganand Michael Carroll

Yoganand Michael Carroll, E-RYT500 has been recognized as a Master-Level teacher in the Kripalu Yoga tradition. Through many years of intensive study and practice of the Kripalu approach to yoga, Yoganand has gained a profound ability to distill and interpret esoteric yoga texts and techniques. After studying with Kripalu Yoga masters in India and America, Yoganand taught at Kripalu Center for more than 15 years before founding Radiant Well-being Yoga Center in North Augusta, South Carolina, where he leads Pranakriya Yoga 200 hour Basic and 500 Hour professional Level Yoga Teacher Training and a variety of other programs. Yoganand is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).

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