Meet our Teachers

Denise Cavaliere 500 RYT

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Denise Cavaliere (Founder) has lived in South Florida for 38 years.  She began practicing yoga nineteen years ago and gravitated mostly towards Bikram Yoga.  After becoming a stay at home mother of two boys 12 years ago she developed a self practice in the convenience of her home.  

Denise realized her dream of becoming a yoga instructor through the teacher training program at Native Yoga Center in 2012.  Practicing and teaching Ashtanga Vinyas inspired her to delve much deeper into the philosophy and many layers of yoga.  She went on to complete her 500hr certification in 2015.  She is committed to a lifetime study of the traditions of yoga and all that it encompasses. Denise 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.  

Suzanne Pomeroy 500 RYT

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Susie 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. In 2014, she finished an additional 300 hours of teacher training at Native Yoga in Juno Beach. She is a Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher.

Susie is also  certified to teach Pilates since 2006, and actively teach/practice.

Susie 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. 

She mostly enjoys learning new things and opening other people's minds to these exciting adventures.

Elizabeth Klimuc 200 RYT

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Elizabeth Klimuc is a 200 hour RYT Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher. She is currently completing her 500 RYT certification. 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.  

Liz Carson 200+ RYT

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   Liz was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida and attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  In the summer of 2011 Liz took her first power vinyasa yoga class that sparked what has become her greatest passion. After a few months of nurturing a dedicated practice, Liz took her first teacher training and began teaching yoga full time.  


Four years and several trainings later, at a friends behest, She attended a led primary series class.  From afar Ashtanga seemed militant, rigid, and too intimidating for her taste. However, after that first class Liz was intrigued.  Her body felt amazing and in balance.  Liz committed to practice Mysore for one month.  It was not long before all preconceived notions about Ashtanga were shattered, her passion for yoga and teaching reignited, and she was hooked.


With a strong anatomy and vinyasa background, Liz realized Ashtanga was the missing link encompassing so much more than the physical practice.   Each time we step on our mats we have an opportunity to connect within, accept and heal our bodies and our minds.   Liz's intention as a teacher is to hold space for students to do just that.  


Liz holds certifications in both Hatha and Vinyasa yoga and most recently studied at the KPJAYI institute in Mysore, India under Sharath Jois.  

Heidi Rocke 200 RYT

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As  a Licensed Acupuncturist and Yoga Alliance Certified instructor with over 10 years' experience, I have explored both ancient wisdom and modern research in the mechanics of movement and the interdependence of mind and body. My formal training is in Vinyasa with a strong foundation in Ashtanga. I teach Yin Yoga, Mindfulness, Sculpt, Basics, and Vinyasa to all levels, including athletes, the injured, and the elderly. Presented as a moving meditation, my classes offer the space to experience the present moment with curiosity and without expectation; to challenge habitual notions and try new ones on for size. Classes focus on the unity of mind and body and highlight the intention of the posture rather than the depth. "It is the work of the yoga to bend to the student." With consistent, compassionate, mindful practice, depth will come. 

Jessica La Paglia 500 RYT

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Originally from New York, Jessica has been a student of yoga for 12 years, and in May of 2017, she completed her yoga teacher training at Zeal Yoga in Jupiter. Jessica also completed a 300 hour RYS Strala Yoga certification in August of 2018.

For Jessica, yoga is the glue that unites us all with Universal love and connection. She is continually inspired by yoga’s transformative power- both internally and externally, and believes it to be an expression of spirit bringing synchronicity into her life. As an animal lover, she believes we are all deeply connected to the earth and all beings everywhere, and aspires to bring this belief forward in her teachings and personal practice.

Jessica is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and takes joy in blending her experiences with hands on adjustments/assists to help her students find a fuller experience in their yoga practice.