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Patricia Boekhout
Patricia Boekhout
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Patricia Boekhout

In 1984 while attending college in Boston, a friend of Patricia's told her "yoga is good for you" - LOL! Despite her initial hesitation, she was intrigued with this ancient practice. After completing her first yoga class, while she noticed significant physical benefits, that was the extent of what she gained from her initial steps down this path. Fast-forward 15 years later while living in Warsaw, a practitioner introduced to Patricia meditation as a tool to manage anxiety. Patricia's practice during the next five years after moving to Mexico expanded to include yoga movement. The art of body poetry was much like the emotional joys and challenges of raising her 4 children. Her journey brought her next to the Netherlands where she was taught yogic breath work while healing from a physical setback. She continued learning and moving! Where finally in Germany, as a student of yogic philosophy, she heard her own heart echo. The penny dropped. The pieces fell into place. All the steps built on one another over the years allowed her to fully embrace and embody yoga as she does today. Her path is unique and it shows in the practice she shares.

After 28 years living abroad, the wisdom of yogic teachings would to bring her back home to herself and back to the states. Patricia moved to Florida and opened Boynton Yoga Wellness to share all she learned on her path to help others achieve their own joy on their own journey. She focuses on Anusara-inspired yoga alignment principles and also her global experiences with students, both on and off the yoga mat. As a mother to 4 children, sister to six siblings, former teacher and lifelong volunteer, Patricia's yoga classes include a combination of the yoga practices through which she learned to live her life: poses, meditation breath work and philosophy.

She remains indebted to all of her yoga teachers and also those soul mentors who helped her open to grace. Patricia's enthusiasm and passion guide her students throughout safe and fun classes all with a wide smile, dimples and a twinkle in her eye that show the joy she gets from sharing the art of yoga.

Patricia teaches Seated Chair Yoga, Eclectic Gentle, Restorative and Yin Classes

John Ingraham
John Ingraham
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John Ingraham

For nearly 20 years John brings the heartfelt gift of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and Yoga to others.

The notion of being a yoga teacher and yoga therapist never crossed John’s mind when he began his first yoga class in July of 1997. His father had passed away four months prior after a painful two-year struggle with cancer, John had completed his MBA after seven years of night school, and had changed jobs as a high tech manager. He suffered from a great deal of stress, emotional pain as well as a nagging pain in his lower back. Over time he found that he experienced less stress and greater flexibility as his yoga practice deepened, but he wanted to learn more about yoga's therapeutic benefits.

Fast forward to early 2001 and John began reviewing options for formal yoga teacher training and signed up for the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy training program based on the recommendation of his yoga teacher. From the moment he started the training, he immediately gravitated to positive changes that came from both giving and receiving Phoenix Rising sessions. When he completed the Phoenix Rising training and in 2002 his 200 Teacher training from Kripalu, he realized that he finally verbalize and cope with his sorrow surrounding his father’s death and recognize that his lower back directly related to this grief. John listened to his inner wish to work and travel overseas and as a result lived in Germany and Switzerland for nine years and offered yoga therapy sessions there.

John is a certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and a RYT-200 Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.

John offers Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and teaches Yoga for Beginners, Kripalu Yoga and Gentle Yoga Classes

Holly Bromer
Holly Bromer
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Holly Bromer

Holly Bromer is passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of others through yoga. She believes there is so much we learn on the mat that can be used off the mat and in our everyday lives. Her classes tend to be physical in nature, but will leave you feeling inspired and lighthearted.

Holly has been practicing yoga for 10+ years and received her training certification in 2010 (RYT-200). She continues to add to her knowledge base through workshops and advanced anatoHer studies.

Holly maintains a daily Ashtanga yoga practice and meditation regimen. She is married to her college sweetheart and has two energetic boys. The family is active, playful, and loves to go upside-down!

Holly teaches Ashtanga Yoga Classes.

Jo Boccassini
Jo Boccassini
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Jo Boccassini

Jo began practicing Iyengar Yoga in 2002 after suffering numerous sports related injuries. She is a Certified Iyengar instructor as well as a Certified YogaKids instructor.

During her world travels, Jo would travel to India to study with the Iyengars, Swati & Rajiv Chanchani.

Jo’s students enjoy her lighthearted teaching style, which combines her quirky sense of humor with a passionate desire to connect with each and every student.

Jo is a certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).

Jo teaches Iyengar Yoga Classes.

Toni Mazzarello
Toni Mazzarello
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Toni Mazzarello

Toni believes yoga isn't just an exercise regimen. It is a sacred practice that gently guides you to self-awareness and a closer relationship to the divine spirit within. The toned fit body, the calm peaceful mind, the balance, focus and desire to keep healthy habits, those are all bonus side effects from the energy shift you create from practicing. She received her 200 hour CYT in Costa Rica in 2015 from AlcheHer of Yoga. Toni then went on to acquire her RYT 200 and completed CPR and First Aid training. Toni's passion is to be committed to studying and practicing yoga and sharing Her practice with others. Assisting them in recognizing their divine nature and guiding them to healing and growth. "It is with a wide-open heart and huge gratitude that I thank you and pray we connect, share and grow together!"

Toni teaches Vinyasa Flow Classes.

Eileen Friedenreich
Eileen Friedenreich
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Eileen Friedenreich

Eileen first experienced Yoga in a New York City health club. Soon, She began to practice at the Integral Yoga Institute at the recommendation of her doctor for stress. Once in Florida, a neighbor suggested that she study Iyengar Yoga. In 1999 she began her daily yoga practice and witnessed a tremendous difference in strength, flexibility and mental focus.

Her love of Yoga eventually led her to become a Certified RYT-200 instructor and she received her certification from the The Yoga Center of Deerfield Beach in 2012, the oldest Yoga studio in SE Florida. Eileen also studied Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga and continues to take classes as well as self-study programs to expand her Yoga knowledge.

Eileen has a deep interest in health and gained enormous experience working in the alternative health food and supplement industry. She remains very informed in healthful diets, nutrition, herbs, supplements and healthy lifestyle choices.

In addition to Yoga, Eileen was a Home Furnishing Fashion Coordinator for Bloomingdales in New York City and worked in the Interior Design department in the Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens stores. She also earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and free-lanced in Photography, Display and Theater for years. Her favorite camera these days is her i-Phone.

Eileen moved to Florida in 1987 and lives with her husband, Harry, Bailey their “high-on-life” dog from the Tri County Animal Shelter in Boca, Sofie the Deva Tuxedo cat, and the kitty vaudeville duo, Gracey and Lacey, both of whom her husband rescued.

Eileen loves teaching and sharing her knowledge of Yoga. Creating an enjoyable and safe experience remains the key priority for her students and she modifies the practice to the abilities of each person.

Eileen teaches Evening Seated Chair Classes.

Linda Gradess
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Linda Gradess

Linda brings to her work more than 30 years of experience as a coach, counselor, trainer, facilitator, and program developer. She holds a master’s degree in counseling and human relations from Villanova University and a master’s degree in education from Temple University.

Linda received the foundation of her coaching training from Coaches Training Institute. She has also completed courses in “Masterful Coaching” at the New England Educational Institute, “Executive Coaching” at Corporate Coach University, “Coaching to Excellence” at New Ventures West, and “Transitioning from Therapist to Coach” at Mentor Coach. More recently Linda has focused on health and wellness coaching and received her certification from Wellcoaches®. Through this training program, Linda launched her personal practice of mindfulness meditation and entry into teaching, and facilitating mindfulness groups. An educator at heart, she cherishes opportunities to share her knowledge of mindfulness practices with new students of any age, and inspire others to enhance their health and well being. Linda has recently brought mindfulness practices into several adult communities as well as The School District of Palm Beach County, FL, in their Adult Community Education Program.

Linda has been enrolled in the Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute through the University of Southern California San Diego (USCD) since March 2015 and continues her certification training through mentorship, workshops, and attendance at mindfulness retreats to deepen her personal practice. In 2016, Linda facilitated the 8-week, 2.5 hour Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program, developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, at The Hearth, Boca Raton.

Linda teaches Mindfulness Meditation Classes

Tracy Litt-Lester
Tracy Litt-Lester
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Tracy Litt-Lester

Tracy's professional experience connecting with people began in talent acquisition, employee relations, and leadership in the corporate world. Her roles ranged from recruitment for large national organizations to vice-presidencies in highly-reputable healthcare firms. While she thrived in these positions, her innermost intuition always urged her to serve herself and others in a deeper way. She knew it was time to step into her fear, find her power, and live in an extraordinary way. For Tracy, that was achieved by becoming a Certified Life and Leadership Coach. Her innate gifts of connection, intuition, and inspiration defined her destiny – to support individuals and organizations in becoming extraordinary, however that is defined by them.

She is no stranger to challenge and triumph. She lost her mother tragically at the young age of 24. She became a single mother at 28 and had to rebuild Herself and Her career. She then found the love of her life and has worked mindfully and relentlessly to blend their families. The people in Tracy's life would always comment and joke, “She’s Wonder Woman” – but really she just knew something. She knew that she could be imprisoned by her external life circumstances, or could be empowered. She could choose victim, or She could choose warrior. She could react, or She can respond. She learned that life is about choice. All about choice.

It is through this belief that Tracy chose to become a Certified Professional Coach through the highly-accredited IPEC Coaching School. In learning about Core Energy Coaching™, she was inspired to earn a secondary certification as a Master Practitioner of Energy Leadership. Talk about a mind-blowing way to learn about yourself.

Above all, She is here for you. She is here to listen, to guide, to be your cheerleader, to call you on your bullshit, to be your sounding board, your facilitator, your partner… and ultimately to get you from where you are now, to where you want to be…while experiencing more happiness along the way.

Tracy offers Empowerment Life Coaching

Felice Minkin
Felice Minkin
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Felice Minkin

Felice, sometimes lovingly referred to as “Earth Mother” by her co-workers at the office, has been studying nutrition and health for close to 30 years, mostly to investigate the causes of her own health issues and driven by an insatiable need to heal them. Since the age of 15, when Felice was diagnosed with “IBS”, she began to study and experiment with many nutritional practices and studied how food and emotions affect the body.

Felice graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design, and has worked in design for many years as she has continued to study natural and nutritional health and wellness on her own time. She was very “healthy” on the outside; working out and staying active, but still having major sugar cravings, loving her sweets and experiencing several digestive issues. As co-workers commented on foods and health practices she was doing, and seeked advice regarding health and wellness, she continued to delve deeper into her studies. In 2009, she graduated as a RYT 200 hour Yoga Teacher, and began to share more of what she had learned. After working with a Health Coach herself in 2012, she learned to naturally release sugar cravings that had trapped her for so long and incorporate new foods into her diet. She studied more nutritional theories and worked with with several practitioners to help develop the emotional components of well-being.

One day a friend suggested she might want to help others “officially”, knowing Felice has helped friends, family and co-workers with their wellness. She decided to attend the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, an intensive integrative health and nutrition program, studying over 100 dietary theories, as well as lifestyle as it affects our health and well-being, and coached many fellow students.

Now, Felice lives and coaches in Florida, and also coaches remotely. She also teaches workshops to share how to live a healthier, fuller life in a healthy and fit body. Felice’s current focus is on women’s and men’s health with an emphasis on the impact of a stressful lifestyle and mind-set on health, weight, food cravings, willpower, disease, and hormone imbalances, as well as reducing dependence on medications. She helps clients feel empowered to create a practice of self-care in their own unique ways.

Felice offers Wellness, Nutrition and Health Coaching

Nahla
Nahla
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Nahla

Nahla is our peaceful warrior who watches over the studio and shares "chillaxation" to all who meet her.

Arjuna
Arjuna
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Arjuna

Arjuna is the zen meditation master who brings peace and tranquility to the studio.