Meet The Enerzy Exchange Yoga & Fitness Instructors:
Tiffany DeSouza, Owner
Tiffany DeSouza, owner of Enerzy Exchange Yoga, is dedicated to helping people improve their lives. She holds multiple Yoga and fitness certifications including, NSCA-CPT, FII-CPT, RYT200, NASM-CPT. Additionally, Tiffany has decades of experience operating some of the highest rated spa facilities and country clubs on the east coast. Enerzy Exchange is a unification of her passions; helping transform students to greater physical and spiritual fitness while surrounding them with 5 star amenities.
Over 20 years experience as a spa and fitness facility director, Tiffany was inspired to establish an environmentally friendly studio that focuses on a balanced approach to fitness and yoga.
Her passion is motivating students to connect the physical practice of yoga with a modern take on yoga spirituality inspiring them to reach their personal goals. Classes are fun, challenging yet grounded. She has gathered a highly, experienced team of the finest instructors who offer a wide variety of classes, workshops and special events for Yoga, Pilates and Fitness enthusiasts in Boca Raton. Enerzy Exchange uses the latest “clean-green” technology to ensure that the studio makes a difference for the planet, while the classes and studio experience make a difference for you.
Ali has been drawn to the benefits of yoga since she was about 5 years old. Once she began college, she truly began to connect with the spiritual aspect of yoga and dedicated herself to the practice. In 2016, she received her 200 hour certification from the Zen Den School of Yoga with a focus in Vinyasa, Hatha, and Restorative Yoga; heated and non-heated. Ali is currently in her 300 hour Yoga teacher training at Yoga Home in Pompano Beach.
Her classes are known for an emphasis on alignment, encouraging students to listen to their body, and taking what is learned on the mat to off the mat. One major thing that inspires Ali to help spread the benefits of Yoga and meditation, is how it has helped her through many struggles in life. Ali is also Reiki (Level 1) certified. Through Yoga and wellness, Ali’s goal is to guide people to tap into a deeper part of themselves to live a happier and healthier life.
Amal Khoury began practicing yoga in 2009 and completed her 200-hour training with Amanda White. Having travelled all over the country, Amal tried out various styles of yoga, where she discovered how much of a positive impact her practice had on life, both mentally and physically.
Eager to share the gift of yoga with others, she teaches with compassion and offers detailed verbal cues and expert hands on adjustments to help her students deepen their practice. Emphasizing breath, movement and proper alignment thru a moving meditation. “I believe that yoga is a direct reflection of our lives, and when we have a regular practice, we are able in improve all aspects of our lives.”
Debbie has been a certified fitness and yoga professional since 1980. Teaching many group fitness and yoga formats including hot , power, vinyasa , yin , restorative and suspension Yoga. Debbie lives in Parkland with her husband of 31 years and her whippet Holly. Her daughters resides in NYC.
Debbie brings her many years of experience and her sense of humor to all of her classes!
Irina Shlain is a mama, yogi, acupuncturist and labor doula. Irina is certified E-RYT 200 through yoga alliance since 2011. Her teaching experience includes teaching heated and cool vinyasa, pre/post natal and yin. Irina is an owner and operator of Monkey Mind Wellness, a holistic practice for women’s health. Irina’s mission is to share the message of love healing and kindness with you.To tap into and share the ancestral wisdom we all have deep within us.⠀⠀
Jessica Steinlauf is a former ballerina and gymnast. She developed a passion for yoga when she took her first yoga class. Yoga has allowed her to sustain a balanced, healthy, and disciplined lifestyle.
Through the awareness of breath, she is able to manage her life with more clarity and space. She incorporates her lifelong knowledge of dance with yoga to develop sequences that synchronize movement with breath. She focuses on building a strong foundation, so her students avoid injury and take their yoga practice to a deeper level physically, mentally, and spiritually. Jessica is a certified 500hr yoga teacher and a classical Pilates instructor.
Julie Weidenfeld, CCWS, CPT
Julie Weidenfeld lives by the principles of exercise and healthy diet in order to promote vitality and longevity in her clients. Julie discovered the powerful intrinsic benefits of exercise while training for her first endurance race.
As she pursued further knowledge in exercise science, Coach Julie discovered the importance of a well-rounded approach to wellness, incorporating regular workouts, proper recovery and clean diet to function more optimally every day. Her mission is to guide and empower individuals to develop a health span (to live life in peak health) that matches our increasing lifespan.
Coach Julie holds certifications and designations in several aspects of exercise and wellness including Certified Personal Trainer, US Weightlifting Level One Coach, Master Certification in speed and agility, Youth Training Specialist, and Mobility training. Bringing individual and group training together, Coach Julie offers education and fitness consulting to corporate wellness programs as well as community training facilities.
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.
As she recognized the importance of variation and modification, Jules became (200hrs.-RYT) certified in 2005 through Yoga Alliance training with Jimmy Barkan in Hot Yoga where she found a connection with Phillip Christodoulou and inspiration from the Anuttara Yoga method. She completed training for Hot Vinyasa levels I, II and III (500+hrs-RYT) and went on to teach at Yoga Connection, Ft. Lauderdale Yoga College of India, Hot Yoga of Coral Springs, Hot Yoga of Delray and Anuttara Yoga Shala, Yoga Aura, American yoga, Barkan Method of Boca and Awaken Hot Yoga.
She welcomes all to join her and offers a simple precept: “Honor your level with full acceptance, humility and gratitude, go within, and free your mind, body and spirit on your own yoga journey”. And don’t forget about her happiest mentor, her faithful sidekick, Buddha.
Students can expect a powerfully fluid vinyasa flow with beginner and advanced options shown for many asanas. Breakdowns of high-level poses, and baby step tips for new practitioners, are given for such asanas as Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (One-Legged King Pigeon), Bakasana (Crow), and Astavakrasana (Eight-Angle).
Up-and-coming globally viral music creates an upbeat atmosphere for your practice, culminating in a relaxing Savasana with an inspiring message that will allow you to carry your practice off the mat!
Kiki has been heavily involved with fitness her entire life. She began taking yoga classes back in 2002, and has turned her passion for yoga into a career. Personal Training since 2011, she received her 200 hour Yoga Teaching Certification from Leslie Glickman, and found teaching yoga to be a natural fit to incorporate with her students’ workouts. Her enthusiasm and attention to detailed cueing make her classes accessible to beginners as well as challenging for advanced students.
She spends most of her week with private teachings, but also loves coming to Enerzy Exchange Yoga to share her passion for yoga in a class setting. Kiki is eager to be able to introduce the foundation and fundamentals of yoga with her students. You’ll leave her class “Feeling Your Yoga” long after you’ve walked off your mat!
Lisa has been practicing yoga for the last 15 years and has been certified to teach for 4. She trained with world-renowned Jimmy Barkan in both Hot Yoga and Vinyasa, levels I, II and III.
Always active and on the go, Lisa found yoga while recovering from 4 herniated discs as a result of 3 decades of running. She discovered that Hot Yoga led to mindfulness and strengthened her core. Subsequently, she avoided future injury by moving from a place of center and strength. Lisa felt so strongly about the benefits of yoga and practice that she wanted to share it with others.
Passionate about all aspects of yoga, Lisa has developed a large student base in the South Florida Community, leads yoga retreats and charity events in the community. Lisa is grateful to share her passion with others so they can witness the multiple benefits of yoga on and off the mat. Expect to breathe, move, and smile in all of her vinyasa and core classes.
Exploring the foundation of a consistent yoga practice, students get to discover their unique bodies and make wise choices based on present moment awareness. When students are given the freedom to explore, they begin to develop a clearer idea of what they are seeking. Learning the yoga philosophies on our mat provides us with the tools to pursue the practice off the mat and allows us to integrate the teachings into our everyday routines. With classes that provide thorough instruction and a focus on sustainability and mindful movements, we can get back to the truth of ourselves. No matter where you’re at on life’s path, the yoga practice provides the tools necessary to approach life with steadiness, grace and a little more ease. Maleah’s mission is to create community where all beings can experience a safe practice and we can elevate our collective consciousness.
Mary Evert teaches yoga with a focus on the interplay between power and grace. She invites her students to find their personal edges, both physical and mental, and move beyond them with strength and acceptance. Through her own consistent yoga practice, Mary has discovered that yoga is transformational. Mary welcomes students of all levels to come, practice, and witness their own personal transformation.
Mary received her Vinyasa RYT, 200 hour in 2009 at Yoga South under the expert tutelage of James Kigar and Judy Weaver. In 2015 Mary broadened her teaching perspective with Yin Yoga teaching certification through Tammy Heckman at Yoga South. Mary works with both junior and professional tennis players at The Evert Tennis Academy, where she has been a yoga instructor for the past 10 years.
A lifelong fitness, health and wellness advocate, Rachel is an avid marathon runner, distance swimmer and certified spinning instructor. She is a graduate of Florida International University where she achieved her BS degree in Recreational Therapy and attended graduate school.
Rachel discovered Yoga while in college and immediately recognized its potential to strengthen and heal the body, and to help one achieve true balance in all aspects of life. Hot Yoga became a more important part of Rachel’s fitness regime over time and she became a certified instructor in 2007. Since then, Rachel has continued to grow her practice, researching and testing yoga styles and techniques to bring her students the best possible learning experience.
Rachel is dedicated to helping her students reach their own fitness goals through her unique style of Hot Vinyasa Flow yoga instruction
Robert is a Yoga Alliance Certified (RYT200)Teacher in Vinyasa Krama and I am currently working on a RYT500 certification through Leslie Glickman’s Yoga Journey. He began his journey seeking a healthier life and found so much more. After losing 70 lbs, clearer skin, lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, increased bone density, an increase in strength, an open radiating heart with love, and a peaceful calm mind he is well on his way.
Armed with knowledge and compassion his goal is to help the practitioner find the power and faith in themselves to overcome all obstacles. The method is different with every person and class since the needs are different and can change over time. The tools are always the same, just the ratios change. Breath work, mantras, drishti (internal and external), meditation and the power of dynamic Vinyasa and complemented with Yin.
Wally was a springboard and platform dived for 17 years, and yoga was always of great assistance in her training. But as she got older and life threw her some curve balls she started to use and look at yoga in a different way.
She now practices yoga because it’s her safe haven/get away to just focus on being present and appreciative. She’s says, “It is so easy to get caught up in our busy lives, so it is important to have something to bring you back to the now and simply just breathe. I am so thankful to have found my passion, and I want to share all it has given me with others.”