Instructors

Carrie Guzanick

Carrie, co-owner of Bikram Yoga Central Miami, has been practicing yoga since 2005 and teaching since 2008. From her very first class she fell in love with the practice.Carrie holds a Bikram Yoga teacher certification, Yin Yoga Certification, Yoga of Recovery for Counselors certification and a Health Coach certification. She is in the process of completing an advanced 500 hour yoga teacher certification with Hathavidya and an Ayurvedic practitioner certification with teachers Dr. Claudia Welch and Dr. Robert Svboda.

Carrie is grateful that she can do what she loves for a career and loves her yoga family and the connections that she makes all over the world through this path.DO WHAT YOU LOVE AND LOVE WHAT YOU DO!

Viviana Villagra

Viviana, co-owner of Bikram Yoga Central Miami, has been practicing yoga since 2009. Her passion lies in the spirituality that yoga has to offer and she also appreciates the mental and physical challenge. She currently holds a 200 hour teacher training from Jimmy Barkan of the Barkan Method and is in the process of completing an advanced 500 hour level II with him and is working to complete an advanced 500 hour teacher training with Hathavidya. She also holds a Health Coach Certification with Hathavidya and is very passional about nutrition and cleansing. She designs individual detox programs for people and can guide you through step by step. Vivi is also a Reiki Master in the Usui Reiki Lineage. It is Vivis belief that all roads lead to the same place, a greater connection to the divine inside and all around.

Helping others is one of her motivations in life. Every step she takes is to become a better teacher to be able to better serve you.

Julie Kammerer

Julie is originally from Severna Park, Maryland. She began practicing Bikram yoga in Fall 2007 to heal a spinal injury from a car accident. After completing her first 30 day challenge, her back felt great along with many other improvements. In Fall 2008, she took a semester off college and flew to Acapulco for Teacher Training. For 3 1/2 years she primarily taught in Severna Park, Annapolis and Crofton. Julie also attended University of Maryland and graduated in December 2011. In 2012, Julie escaped cold weather and moved to Miami. Becoming a Bikram Yoga Instructor is one of the best decisions she has ever made. She strives to bring love, compassion, energy and helpful knowledge to every class. She is enjoying her new chapter in Miami while living on the beach, riding her bike, exploring new things and of course teaching and practicing a lot of yoga!

Francesca Petreca

Francesca was born in Napoli, Italia and moved to the US in 2000. She began her Bikram practice in May 2009 to improve her flexibility while riding jumpers and race horses. After a severe injury she turned to Bikram for rehabilitation. She started seeing great improvement in her flexibility, patience and mental well-being. She decided to put all of her attention on becoming a Bikram Yoga Instructor in hopes of helping others. She is very passionate and has a lot of energy and desire to spread this beautiful practice. She is grateful to be a part of BYCM to learn, grow and inspire students. She hopes her students will gain the magical results Bikram Yoga gave to her.

Maria Laciste

Maria yearned for some vitamin D, so she decided to take her talents to South Beach. Having moved from Seattle, Maria realized that she found happiness with yoga and the wonderful weather South Florida has to offer. In her past life she worked in a high stressed corporate environment. She discovered that Bikram Yoga helped provided a sense of calmness and relaxation that she never had before. Suddenly she found herself scheduling her life around yoga. Her teachers noticed her dedication to the yoga and encouraged her to become a certified teacher. She went to teacher training in Las Vegas in 2009. Now Maria enjoys teaching and sharing her love of yoga.

Brian ODonell

Biran has been practicing Bikram yoga since April 2010. A series of life events led him to take his first Bikram class in East Harlem, NYC after trying many different other styles of yoga and workouts over the years. He practiced everyday for seven days of his intro package, on day eight signed up for a thirty day challenge and continued on for another thirty days. His studio owner asked if he ever thought about teaching and that was the turning point and sign he was looking for. Brian went to teacher training that Fall in San Diego only five months after he started practicing. Life has been quite different ever since. Brian has finally found a balance that allows him to grow creatively as a person, student and teacher by balancing yoga life with his other activities such as music composition for TV and Film, interactive audio visual pieces and creating large scale presentations for big name companies part-time.

Megan Maier

Megan first started practicing Yoga in 2012. Her very first class was a Hot Yoga Barkan Method flow and from that moment on she was hooked. Not only did this style of Yoga present an amazing physical challenge that she felt strengthened and healed her body, but it also inspired her to find a deeper connection with herself? emotionally and spiritually. In May of 2013 Megan graduated from the Florida State University and completed her first RYT 200 hour teacher training with Jimmy Barkan. After the course she was offered a teaching position at The Barkan Method of Hot Yoga in Fort Lauderdale. Through teaching, she was able to share with her students the love and inspiration she discovered through her yoga practice.
In October of 2013, Megan moved to Barcelona, Spain. There, she worked as an English teacher, and continued her personal practice at Bikram Barcelona, where she was first exposed to Bikram Yoga.
The following year, she returned back to Fort Lauderdale to complete the Barkan Method of Hot Yoga Level II/III Vinyasa advanced certification course. After living in Barcelona for one more year, she moved back to the United States in 2015, and completed another 200 hours of teaching certification. She works as a hot Yoga and Vinyasa teacher in South Florida.

Ash Renee Miller

Ash experienced her 1st Bikram Yoga class May 2006 in Sandy, Utah and has never looked back! 2 years later she went to Bikrams Teacher Training in June 2008, has been traveling the world, teaching, learning, and globally spreading our yoga love ever since. Ash had suffered from back pain and discomfort until finding Bikram Yoga. After her 1st class she could sleep again, was eating better, and even though she couldnt figure out WHY: couldnt wait to get back into the hot room.

Ash suffered from acute Ulcerative Colitis back in 2011 and our yoga was the reason she is still here today. She practiced during and after 3 major surgeries, had to modify her practice, experience the pregnancy series for a year no, she has never been pregnant, and did so with a positive attitude as well as a smile on her face.

Ash is a true believer and an advocate of Bikram yoga method and the benefits it provides on a daily basis. She is now living in Miami, teaching yoga, enjoying SUP, beaching, reading, the simple things in life, and following her dreams.

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