About The Teachers
Lisa F. Levine Lcsw, Eryt, 200, Rcyt, 95 Yoga Instructor, Owner
Lisa Levine has been working with children and families for over 25 years, she is a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in Boca Raton. She is a non conventional therapist who specializes in treating anxiety, mood issues, self esteem issues, attention and impulse control issues, self esteem and social skills, special needs and is trauma trained. Lisa got her yoga certification in 2013 at Yogaearth and her Rcyt at Kidding Around Yoga. Katie's Kids Yoga was developed in 2014 with the intention of spreading the yoga of yoga, mindfulness and relaxation through a a healthy, peaceful and gratuitous atmosphere on and off the mat to children of all ages in school settings and out. Lisa is passionate and has a strong drive to help children in unique and different ways, she has specialized and unique techniques that she has incorporated into her program. The hope is that children will learn tools that will carry them into through childhood and adulthood, creating a way that that will lead to a healthier stress free, happier and grounded lifestyle. When Lisa is not doing therapy or teaching she enjoys doing yoga, walking, going to the beach and spending time with her dogs and family.
Michele Karl, Eryt-200, Rcyt,-95 Yoga Instructor- VP of Operations
With a mix of Latin and Asian roots, Michele Karl was born in May of 1979.
She studied Systems Engineering and received a postgraduate degree in Human Resources, as well as worked in various fields including Colombian politics; however in none of them was she able to live a fulfilled life.
It was after being in a physically and mentally abusive relationship, (what nowadays she sees as a blessing), when she discovered yoga. That was the beginning not only of her self-healing but also of finding her true calling.
Michele is a registered Yoga teacher, certified in Elementary and Middle School Yoga for kids, Yin Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga 12 Steps Recovery, as well as Trauma Informed Outreach Training. Michele is an Eryt-200, Rcyt, trauma informed yoga instructor.
Jean Martin, Ryt-500, Eryt-200 and Rcyt- Yoga Instructor
Jean received her 200 hour certification in Hatha Yoga from the Lotus Pond and trained under Karin Stephan, a nationally recognized B.K.S. Iyengar instructor and received her 500 hour certification in Vinyassa Training with Leshan Barrios, Ananda Yoga. Jean has also completed her oncology training for yoga teachers at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Restorative training with Nancy MacDonald, ERYT500, and Level I Thai Yoga with Mukti (Michael Buck) founder of the Vedic Conservatory.Jean (M.A. Education, NBCT) has taught elementary, middle and high school for 18 years, hosted a yoga club and Let’s Get Movin club for teens in the high schools, worked at A Kid’s Place teaching yoga to children in foster care and has taught for Project Promise facilities, introducing the benefits of yoga to parent teens and at-risk youth. Most recently, Jean was part of the Integrative Medicine Team at Tampa General Hospital, and facilitated the Pediatric yoga program and assisted with patient care in room yoga sessions.
Jean is a Yoga Ed. trainer and leads institutes for those wishing to work with ages Pre-K through Grade 5 and Grades 6-12. Visit www.yogaed.com to register. Empowering youth with the benefits of breath, postures and visualization is her mission for the future!
Jean’s passion is to bring yoga to the community and to share the multitude of healing benefits yoga provides and the amazing peace of mind, focus and love that the practice nurtures in us all. She currently teaches classes in Hatha, Flow and Power as well as Gentle, Beginner, Restorative, and classes for children and teens.