MEET THE YOGA CURE FAMILY
LISA AND WOLFGANG MATTERN
Yoga Cure is owned by Lisa and Wolfgang Mattern, a couple from Germany who spent their lives in aviation.
It was their dream to seek retirement in the Sunshine State and to integrate health and wellness into their daily lives. Yoga Cure was the perfect match for them!
Melenie is a Hatha and Yin yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner. Meditation, mindfulness, and breath awareness is an important part of her personal practice and she brings that to each class. Her classes allow plenty of time to settle into the poses and she offers modifications to suit every student. Melenie has a keen interest in energetic healing through Reiki, chakra balancing and the ancient Chinese five elements; which she integrates into each class offering. Yoga has healed, and continues to enrich her life every day, and she feels blessed to share the practice with others.
Jill Erin Cooperman is a devoted wife and mother of three. After narrowly escaping an abusive marriage with a young child, she adopted a Warrior Goddess persona. Many years of a love-hate (mostly hate) relationship with yoga went by before she settled into her practice and found her purpose. Using yoga as a way to heal her own heart while building up others, she enjoys teaching in the studio setting, while also working tirelessly on Karma Yoga projects with To Breathe Deep and Connection Coalition. Jill is a big believer that yoga flows from the heart, and her classes reflect her zest for life and sense of humor. She prides herself on her wisdom while allowing her zany imagination to take the wheel whenever possible.
In 2010 Chelsea began teacher training and emerged completely transformed. Her eyes were opened to a new lifestyle of living yoga, Ayurveda and embodying the flow. Chelsea was certified in 200hr RYT Prana Flow® and began teaching in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Two years later, Chelsea began her 300hr in New York City. She took classes from acclaimed instructors with a variety of teaching styles and became certified in Prema Vinyasa Therapeutic Yoga.
Her truth is that we all need to mutually nurture, love and respect ourselves and others. Symbolic of an fundamental approach to all things in yoga and life; Mermaids are playful yet graceful. This is all relative when effort and grace collide…beauty is born.
Amy came to yoga later in life when, at the time a self-confessed 'gym rat', found herself in physical therapy due to a lack of stretching. It was on her PT’s recommendation that she try yoga. She'd also struggled at that point for years with severe anxiety and panic attacks. The more she practiced the more centered, peaceful, and content she felt and the anxiety and panic attacks all but completely disappeared. She began to feel it was her calling to teach; hoping to help others to find the peace and physical well being this beautiful thing called yoga has brought her. Amy teaches all ages, all levels of physical abilities; believing if one can breathe one can 'do' yoga. She is E-RYT200hr, Child, Yin Yoga, Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs, and Reiki Level 3 certified; Yoga Alliance Registered.
Sandee Versace earned her Yoga certification in 2010 from Yoga South in Boca Raton, FL. Since then, she's been a full-time yoga teacher. A no-nonsence Trainer, Sales Manager of a leading Hudson Valley Fitness Center, and home-gym designer originally from New York, she's been in the fitness industry for over 30 years. In addition to facilitating yoga classes, Sandee enjoys teaching one-on-one private sessions, group workshops and has co-lead two successful yoga retreats to Costa Rica. Her style is Ashtanga-based, yet never predictable, always with a dash of humor and strong emphasis on alignment and modifications. Sandee's intention is to help each student feel more open, centered and stronger in all aspects of life.
Zinnia is a certified massage therapist, Crystal Healer, Reiki Master and Yoga Instructor. Her journey into yoga started many years ago, as she realized that conscious breathing and mindful movements were essential to healing.
She also realized that everything is connected and that in order to bring complete healing to others, she needed to learn more about yoga.
Zinnia was born in the United States but raised in Venezuela. She studied Broadcasting in San Francisco and
worked for a while in a well known Hispanic broadcast company. She left the corporate world and decided to take a leap of faith and focus on helping and guiding others.
As a mother of two young girls, she believes that if we provide our
children with the gift of yoga, we empower
them and foster a generation of compassionate, kind and conscious human beings.
Debbi is a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 Certified yoga instructor specializing in vinyasa and yin. She teaches several, all levels vinyasa classes geared towards the duality of strength and flexibility where she offers modifications for the beginners and advanced options for seasoned yogi. Debbi is a strong practitioner and instructor who can assist you in a handstand or drop-back or skillfully guide you through an arm-balance. She also has the knowledge to cue the beginner through their first yoga experience.
Her love for Yoga shows in her teaching and her goal is to have students leave class feeling better, physically and emotionally, than when they arrived.
Jennifer Solley is a full-time English professor at Broward College, along with being a certified Balanced Body pilates instructor. She teaches mat pilates and fitness classes for employees and students at the college on a regular basis. A long-time distance runner, she fell in love with Pilates after injuring her knee running.
Practicing Pilates three times a week not only helped to rehabilitate her injury, but made it possible for her to run competitively again in half-marathons. She completed the 200 hour Balanced Body pilates certification program in 2012, and has been teaching pilates classes since. She is also trained to teach barre pilates and TRX suspension classes. Her mat pilates classes are infused with yoga stretches and resistance exercises (using bands and balls) to build long, lean muscles and core strength.
Vanessa Renzi is a dedicated wife and busy mother to 3 very active children. She developed a love and appreciation for yoga and its benefits over the years. She strongly believes that if you dedicate yourself to the mat, you will increase your strength and flexibility and, at the same time, notice stress reduction. That yoga is the BEST antidote for our hectic lifestyle.
She decided to study the art of yoga by becoming a 200hr certified RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) at America Yoga. Her vocation to yoga rests on a foundation to serve and help others. She’s always been into fitness, health and nutrition. Vanessa has personally experienced the healing attributes yoga can bring to our busy lives. She appreciates the benefits that yoga has on the mind body and spirit and loves to share these powerful gifts with others
Kayleigh found yoga while in college, and it became her source of peace and serenity. After discovering how much yoga could bring growth and fulfillment in one's life, she decided she wanted to become a yoga instructor to give this experience to others as well.
Kayleigh became a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 certified yoga instructor through a 15-day immersion experience where she also obtained a speciality certification in aerial yoga and reiki level 1. Her main asana styles range from vinyasa, to hatha, to gentle stretch, with a strong focus on the breath and modifications of poses to reach all levels of yogis. Kayleigh believes that yoga is a lifelong path to happiness and growth and that anyone can do yoga.
Natalie Coon started her yoga journey in a completely different line of work. Fresh out of college, she moved to Los Angeles, CA from Boca Raton, FL and spent a good five years of her life working in the animation industry. Countless hours hunched over a computer and in sedentary positions took a toll on her physical and mental health. She found an outlet through the physical poses of yoga while starting her practice at a Bikram yoga studio.
That led her to working at Bikram Yoga College of India for a year. After three years of consistent yoga practice, she came across CorePower Yoga and shortly signed up for a 200 hour Power Yoga Teacher Training.
Natalie realized the fast pace and general approach to fitness and yoga was not a one-size fits all solution and she has been developing her teaching style to the individuals and their needs.
With a Reiki level 1 certification, she has been developing a deeper understanding of healing and energy work within the classroom; uniting the outer world with the inner world.
Corinne Shafie was born and raised in Paris, France. From a very young age, she developed a craving for adventure and a passion for traveling, which brought her to South Florida when she was 19.
In 2001, Corinne was introduced to Bikram yoga and her yoga practice became a moving meditation, a way of “letting go”.
As her passion for yoga deepened, Corinne continued to delve into various yoga styles, such as Ansuara, Raja, Yin and Kundalini, which she practiced during her two pregnancies.
Inspired by her yoga instructors and spiritual guides, Corinne made the decision to become a teacher herself.
In 2016, she became a certified 200 RYT and has been since sharing her passion for yoga.
Corinne offers a variety of slow paced classes - focusing on moving with breathe, alignment and healing, and using modifications in order to accommodate all practitioners.
Christy is a yoga teacher and holistic life coach who enjoys combining different modes of yoga and energy balancing to create joyful, heart-centered, healing classes and experiences for her students/clients. She started taking yoga classes at a local gym in Miami with a master teacher during a stressful phase of life that included being diagnosed with a chronic autoimmune condition. Christy fell in love with the challenging and restorative practice, observing that the more she practiced yoga the more she felt happy and whole.
After completing her yoga teacher training in 2007, Christy began teaching and continued studying and practicing a variety of healing arts. She is a certified Shamanic Reiki practitioner, certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and has studied with master yoga teachers and energy healers in the U.S., India and Peru. She teaches classic and modern yoga including hatha, vinyasa/flow, yin and restorative, often blending in elements of pranayama, meditation, yoga nidra, qi gong, reiki and other energy movement work to create unique classes.