Moksha Yoga Studio offers an array of yoga and teaching styles. Moksha Yoga’s teaching draws from traditional lineage of Ashtanga Yoga. This form of yoga is directed at creating the highest level of energy, vitality and freedom by working on physical strength, flexibility and balance. We encourage you to listen to your body and respect it’s wisdom. If you have never taken yoga before or if you are an advanced practitioner, Moksha Yoga Studio is a non-competitive and encouraging yoga space to explore, nurture, release and LIBERATE your mind, body and soul!
Moskha Yoga Studio is dedicated to making a difference in the world. Our practice room has beautiful cork flooring. We use energy saver LED lighting and recycled paper products as much as possible. We offer weekly community classes as well as Connected Warrior classes. Keep checking our website for updates on donation-only classes and events to help support local, regional and worldwide charities!
CORA ROSEN, FOUNDER
From a young age, Cora was always drawn towards a spirtual way of living and eastern philosophies. 12 years ago after reading many books and learning about different philosophies and cultures, Cora eventually ended up at a yoga class. She loved yoga right from the start, exploring many different styles. It wasn’t until a couple of years later that Cora started practicing Ashtanga/Vinyasa yoga and the fluidity, beauty and meditative qualities captured her heart. Cora did her first Ashtanga teacher training with David Swenson and since then has studied with many renowned teachers and is always learning and expanding her experience and knowledge of this lifelong practice by continuing to learn and grow from her most favorite and influential teachers of the past and present. She decided to open Moksha shortly after her son, Luca, was born due to the lack of yoga in the Wellington Community. Since then she has kept busy not only with the daily operations of Moksha but also keeping up with her children, Luca and Harlow. Cora wants to share yoga not only in the class but bring it into everyday life by doing, evolving and truly living yoga, allowing peace and joy to flourish within and spread to others! Her classes combine inspiring music with a challenging vinyasa practice emphasizing awareness and the importance in linking movement to breath so the mind can become calm and free.
ELAINE GALLAGHER, M.Ed., RYT-500
Having practiced different styles of Yoga for several years, Elaine found her roots in the Ashtanga Yoga lineage. Highly influenced by great teachers like Manju Jois, Nancy Gilgoff, Margarida Tree, Sean Corn & Greg Nardi; her classes help to bring the practitioner closer to knowing his/her own true self whether it is through the traditional series of Ashtanga Yoga or a creative & fun Vinyasa flow. Elaine’s classes help to guide the practitioner bring mindfulness to linking breath with movement while making each posture an expression of the soul through gratitude and grace; enabling the practitioner to create a sense of balance and empowerment to heal mind, body & spirit. She shares a home with her husband and two beautiful children and works for the School District of Palm Beach County as a Human Resources Specialist. Always expanding her knowledge & honoring the practice of yoga as a life-long journey, she is frequently attending workshops, master classes & trainings. A strong believer in making Yoga an accessible practice for all, Elaine loves sharing the limitless benefits that yoga can bring physically, emotionally & spiritually. She has a deep passion for service, public awareness and community, & likes find ways to incorporate the practice of Karma Yoga into her teachings.
Monica began her study of yoga more than a decade ago. Having been born and raised in Venezuela, she came to the United States in her late teens to refine her English and learn business skills that she could bring home to help with the family business. Durinher university years she became fascinated with the healing arts culture in the United States and after graduation chose to stay in North America to pursue certification as both a yoga instructor and neuromuscular massage therapist. It has been a wonderful journey that has included study under Patabi Jois, Mark Elsner, David Swenson, David Williams, Ana Forest, and Brian Kest, and many classes at Yoga and Inner Peace, Sidha Yoga, and The Omega Institute. Further exploration of the medium has taken her on travels throughout Scandinavia and Europe, including a three month stay in Italy. Yoga has provided her with new tools to face the lessons in life, and new enthusiasm to explore the unknown. It is often said in yoga that you are as young as you keep your mind and spine flexible. Won’t you join Monica on a yoga journey and reclaim your youthful joy?
Angela allows the Energy of the Divine Source to flow through her as a spontaneous expression of rhythmic essence, guiding her fellow practitioners to learn and explore the journey of yoga. New depths of the connection of the body, mind, and Spirit, are enjoyed, opening up to the direct and personal experience of yoga. Combining her training in Sivananda yoga with her own style, her gentle flow-styled class intelligently blends proper alignment, healthy breath awareness, and the encouragement of a safe environment to celebrate life through a compassionate celebration of the body, just as it is at this moment. Honoring each moment, cultivating gratitude for all, practicing for Now. By allowing the mind to be free of self limitations, we are closer to connecting with the very essence of who we are, sparks of Divinity. Angela’s goal is for her fellow practitioners to go beyond the compulsion for perfect body form and uncover the insight of our true Self, enabling ourselves to live consciously in touch with our hearts and in harmony with all existence. Shhh. In silence, listen to your heart, draw deeply from the innate knowledge of your authentic Self. We are our own best teachers.
Cheryl has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 26 years, her career started as a group fitness and personal trainer, she has lectured and directed fitness training programs in both Europe and the USA and was an advisor for a Governmental health promotion program. In 2001 Cheryl began to specialize in flexibility training, postural alignment and movement quality. Cheryl moved to the USA in November 2004 and was responsible for bringing this unique stretch program to the USA.
Marie is a certified professional Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Holistic Lifestyle Educator and certified in the Yoga for EveryBody Method. She has studied and practiced yoga for more than 43 years and was first certified by Yoga International in 1978. Marie has also served on the staff of Kripalu Yoga Teacher Trainings as well as numerous workshops and programs at the Kripalu Yoga Center. Marie’s all level yoga class and eclectic style of teaching has developed from working with many master teachers as well as being a student of metaphysics for more than 40 years. She is dedicated to sharing with her students the power of moving energy thru the body/mind consciously with humor and grace thru asana, pranayama and meditation. In addition to her class time, Marie is also available for individual consultation and private lessons. She has successfully worked with individuals with challenges such as lupis, chronic pain, joint reconstruction and recovery. Combining personal insight, precise teachings and humor she holds the deepest intention to awaken others to their own healing power and to experience the joy of living more fully thru yoga.
Nina has been practicing yoga for 5 years, although I’ve only done it in a class setting with others for about 2 years. Inspired to take her practice further and gain more knowledge, she completed her 200 Hour Teacher Training with Yoga South. She feels that yoga, in many ways, changes lives, and really believes the first asana she ever did was the beginning of her journey to becoming her most authentic self. What she would like to, and hope to, bring to her classes is the very thing she have always loved about a yoga class: getting to a place physically, mentally or spiritually that she has not been before. She wants studenst to experience something new; whether it is simply doing their downward dog more correctly or finding the ability to do a headstand. She loves when students find something within themselves to empower them. Often in this day and age, after a certain point in our lives, we stop challenging ourselves. She wants students to have fun and give themselves some much needed attention and love that is often quite lacking in other types of physical activities. The best part is that in this time of play, they will likely start to work through some emotional blockages and possibly gain some mental clarity and insight without even trying, knowing or intending to! She hopes to simply be a vessel that will aid her students down a path to becoming their most genuine self.
I began practicing yoga a bit later than some, but as most will say, it happened at the exact moment it was supposed to happen, which for me was 44 years old. I began taking a beginners class at a gym because I had heard all these wonderful things about reducing stress and helping to lose weight, and while that was true, I soon discovered that my yoga mat was a place to find peace and empowerment.. Each time I hit my mat, I felt stronger, more focused and more aware of myself than I had ever felt before. When I discovered Moksha, I realized there was a much deeper spiritual level to the practice of yoga than I ever imagined. I soon realized that the journey I was on is a lifelong practice that is ever evolving and ever enlightening and much more internal than just the yoga postures. The journey is far more important than the destination. As a teacher, I find immense joy and inspiration in seeing students discover their own personal yoga journey and hopefully can nurture and encourage them along their way.
For many years, Jennifer explored different types of exercise as well as yoga, looking for a way to reduce stress and anxiety. After years of suffering with shoulder and hamstring injuries, she wound up in an Ashtanga yoga studio and learned to rehabilitate her body through yoga therapy. She quickly discovered that the benefits of this moving meditation went beyond the injuries themselves, enabling her to explore her inner child and overall life purpose without fear of judgement. In 2008, her journey led her to Moksha Yoga Studio, where, with dedication and an open heart, the mind – body-spiritual connection she was seeking for most of her life really began to come together. To deepen that connection even more, Jennifer completed Moksha’s 200 hour teacher training program. As a teacher, Jennifer’s goal is to keep yoga simple. In her classes, Jennifer encourages having fun with yoga, a lot of smiling, and hopes to be a source of inspiration. She likes to teach that yoga is not about how you look, but how you feel. She strives to provide an awareness to the benefits of each pose and breath so students can form deep connections to their bodies, starting from the outer layers of the body, working their way inward to the heart and mind. Still evolving and growing as a student herself, Jennifer is inspired by the teachers and students around her, and humbled by each student she is blessed to share yoga with. She truly believes that her students are undoubtedly her best teachers.
Rob MacGregor has taught yoga for 21 years. He was certified in the Sivananda style and is also experienced in Vinyasa Flow, Iyengar and Kripalu styles. He has taught meditation classes and workshops for five years, and teaches slow flow, combining it with meditationand pranayama or breathing exercises.Besides teaching yoga and meditation, Rob is an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction, and among his books are: The Jewel in the Lotus: Meditation for Busy Minds, Psychic Power: Developing your Intuitive Abilities at any Age (which includes a meditaiton CD), and The Lotus and the Stars: The Way of Astro-Yoga.
Melissahas been practicing yoga for 11 years; since the birth of her first son. After becoming a mother, she was looking for some kind of alone time and yoga seemed to be the answer. She remembers looking around the room at the other students in that class and thinking “this is just what I needed.” She has not stopped practicing yoga since that first class. Restorative yoga is Melissa’s favorite kind of yoga; when she decided to get her teacher’s certification her goal was to eventually teach restorative yoga. Melissa believes that everyone needs some time to put down their cell phone and go within. When you come to join a class you will always find relaxed students with smiles on their faces. It’s about “you” time and letting go of everything for one hour of personal peace. Melissa offers an aerial restorative class and a restorative class using the floor and the wall. Melissa is a mother of two boys, Max and Sam, and is married to her husband of 13 years, Brett Winter. Melissa’s hobbies include listening to country music, spending time with friends, and yoga to unwind. Melissa is also the founder of www.ThePuzzlingPiece.com, which is a company she created because of her son, Max, who has autism. The Puzzling Piece was started to create Autism Awareness as well as put iPads into the hands of people touched by Autism.