Lighthouse Yoga & Wellness
The moment you walk into our space you will feel right at home as the energy of those that make this place a home fill your cup in a different way. Our highly skilled teachers will each guide you through the practice in a safe and sustainable way while always keeping you in mind. The tools you will learn, as you continue to show up on your mat will be there for you to use in all aspects of your life as the yoga practice becomes a way of living. We are a community of people that care about living our highest vibration. We refine ourselves with the supreme yoga tools through daily classes, workshops, retreats, teacher trainings, Vedic Astrology, wisdom talks, and community.
Balance Body & Mind
Yoga and Meditation work together to find balance on and off the mat. Through yoga and meditation, mindfulness and awareness become clear and finding it off the mat becomes simpler.
At Lighthouse Yoga and Wellness, we value the time we set aside for meditation. Catch us Sunday mornings for a Sadhana Meditation.
About the Founder
Sattva Yoga & Meditation Master Teacher,
Vedic Astrologer, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra
It was by chance that Claire walked into a Bikram yoga class while Visiting New York City in 2003. As a former collegiate basketball player, she instantly fell in love with the novel challenge of yoga. It was not long after beginning yoga that she noticed this harmonious balance between flexibility and strength which improved her other athletic pursuits along the way. This change inspired her to deepen her yoga practice after completing law school. In 2010, Claire became a certified 200-Hour Power Vinyasa RYT. Spreading the peace, freedom, and joy that yoga brought to her she began by teaching community yoga classes with One Yoga Foundation in parks all throughout the county of Miami-Dade. In 2013, she completed an additional 200-Hour Raja Yoga Teacher Training at 305 Yoga and Outreach. This exposed her to a whole realm of additional yoga lineages such as; Iyengar, Anusara, Ashtanga, Kundalini, and Skanda. In 2014, Claire became certified in Yin Yoga at the Urban Bliss School of Yoga which shifted and brought upon wholeness to her practice. In 2016, she became certified in Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra with Jennifer Reis. This inspired and guided meditation practice revealed to her the incredible power to transform, heal and rejuvenate her body at the deepest levels. This left her inspired to learn more which led her to Rishikesh, India where she completed her 300-Hour Sattva Yoga Teacher Training under Anand Mehrotra in 2016. This is where her practice came full circle and taught her the incredible life changing power of moving subtle energy within the body through kriya yoga.
Claire is a lifelong student and has continued to travel to India thirteen times over the last seven years to study and take numerous master trainings at Sattva Yoga Academy, ride through the Himalayas on a motorcycle with her teacher Anand, learn and study Vedic Astrology, and teach at the annual Sattva Summit international yoga festival. Yoga has taught her the beautiful union of power and grace in all areas of her life. Claire seeks to share this balance of the body, mind, and spirit to inspire others to live in gratitude for the present moment on this incredible journey of life.
Claire is a Co-Author of Awakening of the Divine Feminine: 18 Stories of Healing, Inspiration, and Empowerment (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1733392327) and the host of the Light on Being podcast.
Sattva Yoga Master Teacher
Karen “Kitty” Stinson is an International Flight Attendant for a major U.S. Airline. She was the featured employee in the May 2018 issue of the World’s Largest Airlines Inflight Magazine, and she described it as one of the greatest honors of her life. Adopted from Seoul, Korea as a four month old infant, she feels her life is a GIFT, and was given to her to live purposefully and to serve others.
Yoga has slowly transformed her body from the outside to the inside. In 2004, at the age of 45, she was introduced to yoga by her personal trainer in Dallas, Texas and started her physical practice with Bikram Yoga. She volunteered for over three years at Omega Workshops, where she was able to meet and practice with world-renowned Yoga Teachers.
In 2014, she made a commitment and completed the 200-Hour Teacher Training with 305 Yoga, where she met Claire Zovko. She has studied with and taught Kids Yoga alongside, International YogaMusic Founder and Creator, Cynthia Zak. Karen traveled with the Airline Ambassadors from 2014 - 2016 on Mission Trips around the world introducing yoga and mindfulness to Orphanages and teaching to the volunteers and staff. In 2016, she completed a 300-Hour Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India, the birth place of yoga, and a Master Level Training the same year, both with Visionary Master Teacher, Anand Mehrotra, the Founder of Sattva Yoga Academy. Her love of the sacred teachings keeps her traveling back to the source year after year.
Karen is passionate about sharing these transformational yoga practices with all ages and enthusiastically teaches from an abundant heart of gratitude. She teachers weekly Himalayan Kriya Journeys and Workshops at Lighthouse Yoga and Wellness.
Isis was lead to yoga from injury. She had developed a back condition and could no longer continue practicing ballet or gymnastics. This was when she found yoga. She loves that yoga is demanding and fun. Yoga gave her the ability to move in a safer manner that was not as harmful to her back. Three years ago, life drew her to Lighthouse Yoga and Wellness and she was welcome with open arms into our Sangha (community) with so much love. The draw of yoga kept getting stronger and this inspired her to go deeper into the ancient practices. In the summer of 2019, she completed her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Lighthouse. She is inspired to share the yoga teacher as it is a calling of her heart. She feels heartfelt purpose to serve and support of people. Through seva (service) she has been able to hold space for people, connect, and guide students in a loving, caring, challenging, and exciting manner. In 2021, she completed her 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training. She is fluent in Spanish and English. In her classes, there may be a little bit of both mixed in.
Susan used to be a bodybuilder. Her motto was “The bigger, the better” and was also running 30 miles per week. Someone suggested she try yoga. She naturally resisted because she thought it would be “too slow” for her. At the gym where she weight-trained, there was a yoga class and people were lined up to get in. After just one class, she got hooked which shifted her whole workout routine, as did her social life.
Through a series of fortuitous events, Susan practiced yin yoga with Claire Z, and also had started her very first 200-Hour yoga teacher training. Susan was “off to the races!”. After completing her 200-hour teacher training and attended the 300-hour teacher training Susan has experienced many shifts in what works for her. Susan loves the sweat of power yoga, hanging upside down in aerial yoga, and staying still in yin.
Arjuna was born in Mexico City, Mexico where he lived most of his life. In 2019, his family moved to Miami. Once in Miami, he began working at a local coffee shop where he synchronously met a fellow yoga teacher. This Divine connection would turn out to be his gateway to the spiritual path by introducing him to the Lighthouse Yoga community. After a year of showing up as a student, he was given the opportunity to dive deeper into his practice by taking a 200-Hour intensive Yoga Teacher Training. This became the steppingstone and foundation for his quest for spiritual growth and liberation.
Inspired by the sacred yogic teachings, Arjuna longs to show the immensity of the human potential by
incorporating diverse tools of awareness that range from moving meditations and full body movement to immersions into stillness and silence.
Jess is a mother, wife, writer and yoga instructor. The pause of the pandemic allowed her to take a soul dive and integrate her gifts in a unique way. She has gained much insight using yoga + breath work to connect with her higher self to open new perspectives of growth and evolution. She is excited to share tools/practices and create a supportive space for those seeking to move through life with ease and grace. Empowering individuals to trust themselves, Jess shows up as guide to reveal what is possible. Since becoming a mother, she has unlocked a part of her soul that not only craves a supportive community for women on their journey to, through and in motherhood, but also the desire to hold the space for its expansion.
Jess is a 300-hour RYT from Miami, Florida specializing in Primary Vinyasa Ashtanga, Yin Yoga & Meridian Acupressure therapy. Her journey began in college where she discovered her passion for yoga, an experience she describes as “life changing.” Ambitious for more, she continued on her path to enlightenment while developing her skills on and off the mat. After years of intense rigorous asana training, Jess was yearning a style of yoga that was more calming and passive. Yin Yoga was her first to try and it was very clear that this was her destiny. Committed to her practice, yin yoga brought her peace & calmness. As a yin teacher, her goal is to encourage a positive relationship between the Self and body and bring forth the inner wisdom and light that shine within each student. She strives to share her passion and excitement with her students each and every class.
Jenny has learned to align and balance her life through yoga. She used to sit and watch all the yogis practice yoga. At that time, she was hesitant and did not believe yoga was for her. In 2017, she started practicing yoga on the weekends in the park and quickly she wanted more. A benign tumor forced her to leave her job. This unexpected event allowed her to explore yoga with her free time. After just a few yoga sessions, she returned to the doctor and was informed that the tumor was gone. She was self-healing through the yoga practices. In 2020, she finally surrendered, and answered her calling to join yoga teacher training. This immersive experience rooter her in the ancient practices. Now the foundation of her life is yoga and meditation. Every day she steps on the mat, she is still healing, learning, and growing. Through the practice, she has learned to balance in being a REALtor, a loving wife, and a mindful mother. Jenny loves to read, listen to music and be at the beach for sunrise or sunset. Join her for a powerful journey to reset, recharge, and be empowered. In her class, you will connect with the mind, body and soul for an illuminating experience.
Enid is a yoga and meditation teacher, Registered Nurse, mother and forever student. She shares her passion for soulful living through her yoga practices infusing hatha, vinyasa, yin, kriya, meditation and sound healing.
Enid began practicing in 2008 when she was motivated to regain strength and flexibility through exercise and yoga following the birth of her son. While at first she considered yoga a form of “exercise”, she soon discovered something unique about the practices and the way she felt in her body and mind. Over the years she frequented yoga classes around town at various fitness centers, studios and via online offerings. In 2015, during pregnancy and following a period of grieving and depression, she began seeking a deeper meaning to life and to explore the connection between body, mind and spirit. The practices have supported her in navigating physical challenges and injuries and in being a calmer, happier, more present person. To her, the power of these practices is in finding strength and flexibility, both on and off the mat.
Enid discovered Lighthouse Yoga and Wellness, 5 years after meeting Claire Z, mentor and founder of Lighthouse Yoga and Wellness. She enrolled in Yoga Teacher Training to expand her own practice and gain knowledge of the yogic path. Her passion and commitment to the practice and to supporting others to heal themselves is what inspires her to teach. As yoga has continued to bring her peace in all areas of life, she loves to support others in discovering the same stillness, peace and calm within. Enid also teaches at Memorial Hospital where she supports others in healing while sharing her love of yoga, meditation, physical fitness and nutrition.
Rasa is a Miami native who has been part of the Lighthouse Sangha since 2016. Growing up an athlete, Rasa took to yoga quite easily as she truly enjoys the fun in practicing. Moving on the mat reminded her of when she was a child. After two years of continued practice, she met her teacher who sparked an interest to go deeper into her studies. Since then with the support of her teacher, and the Lighthouse community, her spiritual journey began to unfold. In 2018, Rasa earned her 200-hour yoga teacher training certification and completed her 300-hour yoga teacher training the following year. Rasa has learned and continues to learn each day how important it is to be fully present both on and off the mat. Through years of her practice, the old saying "the way you do one thing is the way you do everything" continues to validate itself through her life's experiences. Practicing tools and techniques such as meditation, breathwork, kriya, and asana, Rasa has experienced a shift in her life that has ignited her passion for the integrated yoga practice. Passed down from teacher to sincere student, Rasa seeks to be a vessel through which any person can experience the same healing within through evolutionary action.
Gladys is a daughter, sister, aunt, friend, healer, and provider. While in college in 2000, she first met yoga through a course. It was new and different from the fast-paced workouts she had previously always done. It was not until 2013 that she considers when she officially became a yogi; even though she did not realize it at the time. She was always consistent with exercise, whether it was through dancing, swimming, aerobics. She realized yoga was different with many layers. It started with the very physical sensation of stretching and sweating. That went on for years as she practiced Bikram and Vinyasa yoga. Then came the spiritual component. It seeped in slowly until her teacher training experience. Then it was like a complete explosion. Universal truths. She started to experience many realizations about the world, as she knew it. Now she feels privileged to share what she has learned with the community. She is excited that she can hold space, in a new way, for anyone who walks through the Lighthouse Yoga & Wellness doors.