Awaken Hot Yoga Studio
2nd Floor
2032 Sample Rd,
Lighthouse Point
FL 33064
954 941 0899


Diane is a passionate, energetic, and dedicated Yoga teacher who has been practicing Yoga for over 10 years. She is certified in several fitness areas, is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher and has accrued over 1,500 teaching hours. She likes to incorporate her experience and knowledge of different exercise disciplines, such as strength-training and conditioning, into her Vinyasa-style classes.
Encouraging self-acceptance and motivating students to explore and challenge their bodies in a safe, structured environment, Diane strives to bring out the best in each of her students.
She sums up the key ingredients in her Yoga Fusion class as the “Five F’s”: Form (focus on alignment and anatomy), Function, (purpose of postures and development of body awareness), Fusion (integration of various fitness disciplines), Flow (linking postures together with the breath), and Fun (using music and creative sequencing to make working-out enjoyable). She believes that these ingredients, thoughtfully combined, create a healthy recipe for personal growth—physically, mentally, and spiritually
Ali is the owner of Awaken Hot Yoga, she followed a dream and made it happen.
As a teacher Ali will not settle for giving you anything less than 100% of her focus on furthering your practice. She connects well with others needs, whether it’s a group or private tuition, she will keep you in the moment of every part of your yoga practice .
Born and bred Londoner, determined, honest.
During her time Ali has also raised 3 sons into adulthood. Finding her self at a crossroads in life she then embarked on a new path attending yoga teacher training in the US at CPY. Corepower Yoga offers a nurturing team environment in which to grow and evolve as teachers and individuals . Having always been involved in keeping her self fit Ali's first formal training in the health industry was qualifying as a personal trainer/fitness instructor with Premier Fitness UK. Ali completed her yoga teacher training at CorePower Yoga Los Angeles, the largest network of yoga studios in the US. Ali specializes in private tuition.
Danielle is a yoga enthusiast that loves helping others reach their fitness and spiritual goals. She is passionate about the practice and has her RYT 200 and RYT 500. She is experienced in teaching all levels of yogis and has practiced different styles of yoga throughout Southeast Asia. Throughout practicing, she has found yoga to truly be a moving meditation that is essential in balancing a happy and healthy lifestyle. She has a background in personal training as well and loves to add fitness elements into her classes. She thinks yoga should be about having fun, non-judgment, and growing as a person. She loves teaching and feels it is her calling to share the yoga experience with others."
In 2009 Kimberly completed the American Yoga Teacher's Training Program. She has been one of the most successful graduates of the program.
Kimberly is a key member of the Awaken Hot Yoga family and continues to enhance our students' experience  in her class .
Kimberly is also a specialist in the field of deep tissue massage and neuromuscular treatment. Moving beyond massage purely for relaxation or aching muscles.
Born and raised in South Florida, Mike has always enjoyed the outdoors and has been drawn to alternative forms of exercise. With experience in dance and the circus arts it became clear to him that strength and flexibility were complements. This duality provides exquisite body awareness and lends itself to his bold and balanced flow.
Mike has been practicing yoga for 10 years and completed his 200hr teacher training at American Yoga. He teaches to all levels and his flow connects ‘prana’ the breath with ‘asana’ the pose.
He uses music to meditate, making uptempo choices and creating playlists that suit his flow. Mike feels that a long-term yoga practice will create a lifelong transformation.
A South Florida native, Lyssa was a competitive gymnast and cheerleader. As an adult she continued many physically challenging actives. This ultimately led to a spine injury requiring surgery and 10 months of non physical activity. Experiencing pain at attempts to resume activities she found yoga. To her surprise she was able to consistently practice yoga each day without pain. She also noticed a calmer version of herself outside the yoga studio. This balance is what inspired her to earn her 200RYT at The Barkan Method Boca Raton Studio. She is also trained in Trauma Conscious Yoga. She uses this training as a volunteer teacher at weekly Connected Warrior classes.

Lyssa firmly believes all things happen for a reason. She appreciates the fragile state she was in when she began her yoga practice. It allows her to connect to her students. Students resonate with her words as she guides them to be the best they can be. She feels the connection each yogi gives and receives during practice regardless of their age, gender and physical abilities. She teaches adult, Veterans Connected Warriors, and children's yoga classes. She is a discipline student; sharing the yogi vibe.

Nellie teaches all levels yin yoga while bestowing the wisdom of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras for higher learning, inspiration and empowerment. She has been practicing yoga for 15 years. After a life transforming journey through India, she moved to Florida and received her 300 hour Yoga Alliance & Reiki Master Practitioner Healing Certifications. The gift of Yoga, positive thinking, and gratitude is her cure for all holistic approach for a healthy mind and body.

It is her sincere wish that each one of you experience the peace and joy of Yoga. May you attain realization of the divine truth within you through purity of heart.

OM Shanthi Shanthi Shanthi

Jules Lindsay began practicing yoga in 2000 when she was finishing her BA in clinical psychology. She discovered the profound healing power of yoga as it helped her get through medical issues she was told she could not overcome. Her gratitude for yoga led her to teach and share what she had found. A strong believer in tailoring the practice to the individual, Jules encourages each person to listen to the body and become his/her own teacher. Her teaching career began at the Yoga College of India in Boca Raton and continued on to various studios where she taught Bikram Yoga from 2002 to 2004.
Her teaching is inspired by Bikram, Barkan Method, Anuttara, Hot Fusion, Anusara, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Vinyasa, Power and Yin Yoga. Jules has continued to train in workshops and intensives including her (500hrs.-RYT) training with her mentors, Judy Weaver and James Kigar at Yoga South.
Jenna has been praticing yoga for three years. She is certified with Yoga Alliance and is trained under Jimmy Barkan Hot Vinyasa levels 1,2 & 3. Her intention as a teacher is to create a balance between strength and flexibility. She believes yoga is not just for the workout but for the work in and encourages her students to look inside their body to find who they truly are. Being dedicated and commented to yourself and your practice will lead to a healthy and beautiful mind, body and spirit!
Tegwyn has been practicing yoga for eleven years, and became a certified Bikram Yoga Instructor in 2008.
At 49, Tegwyn's passion for the outdoors and fitness drew her to yoga, and once Hot Yoga with Bikram was discovered; she knew instinctively that it would heal and give her the fitness level including cardio vascular fitness she had enjoyed most of her life.
Keri Werner has been practicing and studying yoga for over ten years. She has attended several teacher trainings, including Ashtanga Training with David Swenson, Sivananda and Yoga Fit. She has been a health & wellness educator for more than 20 years; obtaining a degree in Psychology (B.A.) and Physiology (M.S.) from the University of Miami. She enjoys sharing the endless mind/body benefits that yoga has to offer. Keri teaches an eclectic-style flow class in a fun, safe and non-competitive environment. She is grateful to be part of the team at Awaken Yoga
Kate found yoga through a life long love of dance and movement. Her creative classes are inspired by the teachings of Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Edward Clark, Doug Swenson and other pioneers of Vinyasa. She is constantly learning and absorbing yoga from workshops, students, and self practice. Her classes flow with grace while focusing on proper alignment and honoring your own body. Yoga had the power to transform Kate's life and beliefs. Invite yoga into your life and experience the potential for growth and freedom.
Hanna started practicing yoga about 6 years ago. She was inspired by her mother, who took her to yoga classes. In addition to her yoga practice, she has been an avid dancer since the age of three including the forms of ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop.
She loves self-expression through movement. 
After residing in the Northeast for 20 years. She was ready for a change. I have always envisioned myself living in a warm climate and Florida was calling my name. I trusted my instincts, so I moved down to Boca Raton in September of 2014 to embark on my journey as a yoga instructor.
I completed my 200 hour yoga certification at American Yoga
My yoga classes are a dynamic Vinyasa Flow, incorporating alignment, core work, and breathing techniques with basic poses and creative sequencing. She finds it extremely rewarding providing a safe and powerful space for her students on their mats. There is no greater feeling than knowing that I she able to empower my students through my words and adjustments.

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