The Zen Mind Space
Yoga Teaching Team


Our yoga, meditation, and mindfulness classes and events are specially designed to increase overall mental and emotional wellbeing. They’re meant to help you breathe out all of the angst, anxiety, and toxins that come with living a modern life.. and intended instead to promote positivity, peace of mind, and self-empowerment.

All of our classes incorporate OMS - Essential Oils, Meditation, and Sound healing which will integrate for a truly holistic mindfulness experience.

 

Abhi Duggal

Meditation and Yoga Teacher, BodyTalks

Abhi was born and brought up in India New Delhi to spiritual parents and practiced meditation under various spiritual teacher since he was 6 years old. In his early years of growing up he learned teachings of vedas, Gita, mantras and various Indian scriptures from his mom who taught Sanskrit as a college professor. 

He has now been practicing meditation for 20+ years and explored various modalities i.e Science of spirituality, Vipassana, Kundalini, Guided meditations, Mantra meditation. Abhi moved to United States to pursue his graduate degree in Technology in 2003. While he was pursuing his successful professional IT career, he continued practicing Yoga and Ayurveda. He did various self transformation trainings with names like Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, Landmark, Gratitude which brought clarity to his path of contribution to the society. 

Chloe Ravel

Yoga Instructor and Essential Oil Master

Chloe is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Sound Healer, Essential Oil Educator and Brand Consultant for Conscious Entrepreneurs and Teachers.

In January 2017, she began her personal brand The Gemini Rising with the intention to create more conscious community, content and experiences in South Florida and on her online platforms. Chloe is passionate about empowering others through the healing arts. Her classes, consultations, and workshops promote mindful living, stress management and mental health through the practice of movement, meditation, sound healing and aromatherapy. She is also passionate about her work as a Wellness Advocate for dōTERRA Essential Oils.

Chloe's brand, The Gemini Rising also serves as a local community activator by hosting larger events such as Rooftop Yoga Gatherings, Yoga Block Parties, and Sensory Essential Oil Experiences.

As a brand and as a teacher, Chloe's intention is to authentically connect with others to help them live their healthiest life.

 

Candice Maritato

Yoga Teacher

Florida native, Candice was a competitive swimmer for nine years and dealt with injuries from the sport. In 2012, she found the practice of yoga through a friend and fell in love. In 2017, Candice received her 200hr certification from the beautiful, wise Bea Raydo.

The practice of yoga, with the intention of moving mindfully, has healed her body from the injuries and transformed her life for the better mentally and physically. Candice also has a love for writing and playing music. Her intention is to guide others in this wonderful, transformative practice of yoga towards growth and self care.

Rachel Lynn

Yoga Teacher

Rachel Lynn began practicing yoga in 2013, as a way to find solace during her university studies. She quickly fell in love with the practice, and explored many different types of yoga. Under the guidance of a well rounded yoga teacher training at Caribe Yoga Academy, (lead by the wonderful Avani Gilbert) she finally took the next step in fulfilling her dharma by becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher. She spent the last year (2018-2019) in the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, where she was teaching & enjoying the abundance of the rainforest. Her focus is on creating an intentional practice by instilling mindfulness, along with the unity of breath and movement. Rachel's sequences have a uniquely constructed variety of balance work, inversions, and alignment oriented asana. She enjoys sharing creative, fun flows which allow her radiant personality to shine through. In her free time, you can find her at the beach, soaking up the sun, or dancing along to her favorite songs. Rachel loves to spread light and love through the practice of yoga, both on and off the mat.



Hector Quiroz

Yoga Teacher

Hector received his 200 hour YTT training through Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) in Arizona, and is currently working on his associates degree in Transformational Psychology and advanced 800 hour YTT certification at SWIHA. He is also certified as an Amrit Method Yoga Nidra Facilitator, Hatha Gong Master, and Thai Yoga Therapist.  

Hector has been in the Health and Wellness field for over 15 years.  Through the practice of yoga and meditation Hector came to realize that a strong physical body without a deep connection to the mind and soul would always leave a feeling of emptiness. His true “bliss” only came from the integrated combination of mind, body, and spirit work. This “truth” has become the fundamental belief which he has now dedicated his life to sharing through public speaking engagements, one-on-one teachings,  group and private yoga, and personal training empowerment. As a Health and Wellness Guide he finds fulfillment in being of service for others by assisting them along their own path to discovering their individual true hidden “bliss.”

Shardae Sanchez

Yoga Teacher and Crystal Fairy

Shardae Gisell Sanchez is an Intuitive Guide, Vibrational Healer and Certified ERYT 200 Yoga instructor. Her offerings are all based off of a blend of mystical and shamanic teachings. From a young age, Shardae has always been intrigued and tapped into the magic and mystery of life and the inevitable flow + power of the universe. Back in 201,1 she became certified in complementary/alternative healing specializing in herbal and aromatherapy care. The following year she began to broaden her explorations & became certified as a Yoga Instructor.

As a natural and self-taught energy healer, the love of Vibrational Medicine expanded into Crystal healing and Sound therapy as an addition to her wholistic practices. A practitioner of Energy Medicine, Shardae strongly and truly believes in combining different healing modalities in her private sessions and classes to compliment + amplify each transformational experience.

Her main motive and divine Intention is to be of service to Humanity by raising the vibration and empowering & sparking others in their personal awakening while supporting them to reach their highest most limitless potential.

In her community of South Florida and through her brand Gaia Love, which Provides tools of earth wisdom, she curates conscious and mindful events, classes and workshops to help others Activate, Awaken & learn the power of Self Alchemy.


Kelly Schwantes

Yoga Teacher

Kelly is a passionate yogi & women's health advocate. Yoga for her started out as a form of therapy for a shoulder injury, and turned into a deep journey of the soul for the last 11 years. She received her RYT-200 under Mark Breadner in Sydney, Australia. And since then, has completed a Meditation Teacher Training in Bali, a Pre & Post-Natal Training & is continuing her studies in Trauma-Informed Yoga & Womb Yoga. She's taught through the USA, Australia & South East Asia. 

She believes yoga is a transformation-based practice and will change the world one breath at a time. The true yoga lives off the mat, taking the light created through practice out into the world. This is why she is so passionate about moving beyond the asana, understanding that there is a yoga practice for every BODY, which may not look like the typical Instagram yogi we so often see today.

She believes our practice should mirror the seasons of our lives, and is passionate about facilitating safe & intuitive practices for all walks of life. 

Alice Saltzman

Yoga Teacher

Alice Saltzman has been practicing yoga for over 30 years and became a yoga teacher in 2004 gaining her 200 hour RYT Certification at Kripalu. She began teaching full time in yoga studios, country clubs, working with actors in theaters and in several local businesses as part of their employee wellness plans.

While teaching full time she became inspired to go further with her training and began studying with JJ Gormley in 2006. She continued her education by traveling with JJ and completing her 500 RYT certification in 2009 at Eureka Healing Yoga School, now known as Surya Chandra Healing Yoga School.
She is currently studying yoga philosophy with JJ Gormley, Cynthia Snodgrass and Philip Christodoulou in depth so that she may continue to teach yoga philosophy through storytelling.

Alice is an actress, CSW, she has owned and managed a restaurant in NY and has been a private chef. Alice has experience in Anuttara Raja, Hatha, Kripalu, Prenatal, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, Kriya & Silver Sneakers Yoga Classes.


Wally Layland

Yoga Teacher

She was a springboard and platform diver for 17 years, and yoga was always of great assistance in her training. But as she got older and life threw her some curve balls she started to use and look at yoga in a different way. She now practices yoga because it’s her safe haven/get away to just focus on being present and appreciative. She’s says, “It is so easy to get caught up in our busy lives, so it is important to have something to bring you back to the now and simply just breathe. I am so thankful to have found my passion, and I want to share all it has given me with others.