DANA VITOLO is the founder of Peace Kids Rock LLC, with the goal of inspiring and promoting peace and mindfulness for children through yoga and peace education. She is a nine-year veteran teacher in the Montessori classroom and is a fully accredited member of the American Montessori Society. Dana, along with her husband, Ralph, and two cats, moved to South Florida from New York in 2013. She began a yoga practice to help with the stress and anxiety of relocating. Dana has found Yoga and meditation to be the most beneficial in her healing journey; it has helped her with feeling calm, centered, balanced and empowered. While a Montessori teacher, Dana shared Yoga with her students during the school day and immediately noticed great results, such as increased confidence, empowerment and focus. Dana decided to spread peace and mindfulness beyond the classroom to help more children and families through yoga, storytelling, and fun, peaceful activities. She teaches kids yoga classes throughout Palm Beach and Martin counties. Dana believes that yoga is a wonderful tool to help with stress management and anxiety relief for all ages. Dana completed her 200-hour RYT yoga training and certification and is a certified Kids Yoga Instructor through Kidding Around Yoga.
We're a unique yoga studio dedicated to recovering what we believe to be the essence of yoga: a traditional yoga philosophy and practice available to everyone.
Suzanne Pomeroy is a 500 hour RYT Yoga Alliance Registered teacher. She has been practicing yoga since 2002. She first became a certified instructor through Prem Yoga and Wellness Center in West Palm Beach in 2005. There she completed the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. Suzanne recently received an additional 300 hours of teacher training from Native Yoga in Juno Beach. She has also been AFAA Certified to teach Pilates since 2006, and actively teaches and practices. She has attended many continuing education courses throughout the years including Yoga Journal Conferences with special teacher training segments, Vinyasa Flow Conferences with special teacher training segments, AFAA programs, and Silver Sneakers Stretch. I also appeared in two episodes of CityFit on West Palm Beach CityTV 18.
She enjoys yoga, pilates, and staying active, also learning new things and opening other people's minds to these exciting adventures.
JESSICA COYNE is a compassionate and enthusiastic teacher, certified in both Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow yoga. She trained under acclaimed Ashtangi Caroline Klebl receiving her first 200 RYT hours and world-renowned teacher Annie Carpenter with whom she completed her advanced 500 RYT hours.
Jessica’s calling to serve others expands additionally into spiritual coaching. In 2014, Jessica received her M.A. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, giving her the skills to counsel others from a place of love. That same year, she completed the Spirit Junkie Master Class with modern-day guru Gabrielle Bernstein.
Jessica’s intention is to help others to break down personal barriers that prevent them from receiving love and ultimately achieving their inner greatness on and off the mat. She is dedicated to raising the collective consciousness, one person at a time.
Our Founder Denise Cavaliere is a 500 hour RYT Registered Yoga Alliance teacher.
Denise has lived in South Florida for 32 years. She began practicing yoga eighteen years ago and gravitated mostly towards Bikram Yoga. Denise realized her dream of becoming a yoga instructor through the teacher training program at Native Yoga Center in 2012. She immediately became a full time teacher at Native Yoga Center. The experience she gained during these years is priceless. Todd and Tamara(owners of Native Yoga) inspired her to delve much deeper into the philosophy and many layers of yoga. She continued her education with 64 hours of Thai-massage training and completed an additional 300 hours of Yoga Alliance training in 2015. During this period she studied the classical vinyasa count and Sanskrit honoring the traditional method for teaching Ashtanga yoga. She has attended numerous workshops with authorized and certified Ashtanga teachers from all over the country. Denise is committed to a lifetime study of the traditions of yoga and all that it encompasses. She has found that the connection to and transformation of her students has been one of the most rewarding experiences of her life, second only to her family.
Nicoleta Metta is a 200 hour RYT Yoga Alliance Registered teacher. She was born and raised in a charming little town in Transylvania Romania. She has a Bachelor Degree in Science and started to practice Yoga & Meditation in her early teenage years. Nicoleta was always interested and studied metaphysics and loved to draw and paint at a very young age.
Nicoleta is a Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, Spiritual Life Coach and Oracle Messenger.
She is a dedicated Vipassana meditator, a beautiful and strong Buddhist Meditation with 6 courses under her belt. Nicoleta is an artist and an entrepreneur a truly creative Spirit who finds Joy in assisting and guiding people to a holistic and wholesome lifestyle. She believes that self love is the key to happiness and peace.
We're dedicated to making various forms and levels of yoga available to everyone. We teach Vinyasa flow, our own Shanti sequence and Ashtanga yoga in the traditional Indian methods.
We offer classes, courses, and workshops that shed light on the interpreting and incorporating the nature of yoga with all other aspects of life. We welcome your questions, feedback and insights as you and we evolve.
Our instructors are knowledgeable, experienced and kind. Shanti Yoga Shala fosters a supportive environment for the practice of yoga and personal growth. Our founder Denise, and all of instructors alike are here to help inspire both you and your practice. Since our styles are diverse, we encourage you do come try a variety of classes.
BIANCA MACVEIGH is a certified Yoga teacher and registered with the Yoga Alliance RYT200. She grew up outside of Munich, Germany and has been a Yogi for almost 20 years and an athlete all her life. Through her experience as an athlete, she learned that the body has particular needs that are not met during a regular gym session. Certain skills can be acquired using other methods like Yoga. The most important thing she learned while suffering several injuries is, that an athlete’s body needs more TLC than expected. Daily stretching and gentle Yoga sessions healed the injuries and are now preventing them.
But Yoga is not just in the physical realm. Inviting more gentleness and kindness into daily life, at home, at work, at the gym, wherever, is a priority for her and she loves to share it with others. A daily meditation and mindfulness practice can help anyone to feel more connected and create more space and freedom in the mind.
Besides her love for Yoga Bianca has a passion for food. Healthy food that is! She creates delicious, healthy meals every day for her family and teaches others how to cook homemade meals during private and group coaching sessions.
Meet Our Staff
ELIZABETH KLIMUC is a 200 hour RYT Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher. Originally from New Jersey, Elizabeth moved to South Florida in 2008. Having always been interested in health and fitness, she was initially drawn to yoga for the physical challenge and benefits the practice presented but quickly discovered that benefits of yoga reached far beyond the mat. Not only did the practice keep her body healthy to continue the sports she loves; paddleboarding, kitesurfing and Crossfit, but yoga transformed her internally as well. Having practiced and studied with teachers that changed her life and touched her spirit, she was inspired to become a certified teacher in April of 2017, wishing to pay it forward and share the joy that the practice has brought to her life.
Cat Cabot is a 500 hour RYT Registered Yoga Alliance teacher. Cat started practicing yoga over a decade ago while recovering from a running injury and found a deep and instant connection to the practice of Bikram yoga. Her body began to heal, her mind was not so reactive, and there was an instant spiritual connection to a Higher Self. Cat discovered much more than physical healing and soon was on a journey consisting of a daily practice. Wanting more of this energy, through yoga, she began peeling away layers of herself that didn't serve her any longer. She found her way to Vinyasa and fell in love with the openness and freedom of that practice. In 2010 she received her certification through Twin Power Yoga, a Baron Baptiste style yoga. She discovered the gift of Universal Oneness that is in each and every one of us and can be achieved through the practice of yoga, complete union of body mind and spirit. She taught her students with the same passion she brings to her own practice, knowing that through the journey of presence, transformation is possible. In 2012 she discovered the practice of Ashtanga yoga and was completely taken by this practice. It was not only elevating but challenging as it shined the light in the darkest of corners of the body and mind. She decided to continue her year long education with her teachers Todd and Tamara McLcLaughlin at Native Yoga Center, earning her 300 hours and then proceeding to receive 500 hours Ashtanga full Primary Series as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Cat is committed to her own daily practice and continues to grow as a student and a teacher of yoga. She feels it’s a privilege and a gift to share her passion, experience, and knowledge with her students. .