Claudia Bustillos EYRT 500 is a yoga instructor in Miami South Florida originally from Venezuela. Founder of Om Beats Yoga movement, was original Miami Brickell Yoga and Miami Brickell Hot yoga Studios owner in the Miami Yoga community Claudia’s spiritual quest began 20 years ago with studies in Yoga metaphysics, leading to many early experiences of personal growth. Formerly a professional Dentist in Venezuela, Claudia now dedicates her full energy to Yoga and Healing. From Dentist to Yoga Entrepreneurship, from a 9 to 5 schedule to Yogi Lifestyle where she loves to say “I’d Rather Be Barefoot.”
“I felt I lost my passion in my life for a while… My divorce made me quit anything that would not serve my purpose, after a year sabbatical I created the possibility to be every day the change i wanted to see, I felt the need to do something that would help heal me and others, physically (with scoliosis), mentally, emotionally and spiritually”.
Claudia got certified as a yoga instructor in 2010 and jumped in the opportunity to become yogi preneur, previous owner at Brickell Hot Yoga in Brickell Yoga Miami yoga directing and leading classes, workshops, retreats, Om Beats the movement events for non profits and Yoga Teacher Training Programs.
Claudia is an early pioneer and Master Instructor of SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Yoga. Claudia is also an experienced Thai Massage Practitioner and Level II Reiki Master. Claudia’s other passion is the non-profit organization Pet Soul, which she founded in 2010. Pet Soul trains and rehabilitates dogs and cats, helping them find new homes.
Claudia is also a mom, both baby and opening of Om Beats Yoga Studio back in 2015.
Claudia says, “I love teaching yoga, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to pass on the gift of Yoga to others so that all can experience the joy and freedom that I have found in my life!"
Started to practice yoga in Miami in 2011 and since then she has experienced how her life changed in a positive way, especially in physical health, mental awareness and inner peace. On her regular practice, she mixes body movement through asanas, mobility flows, stretches and strengthening drills to help build more control in transitions and a graceful practice.
You can find her in social media as @allyoga.
Originally from the high plains of Kansas, Charlie’s yoga trek began in the free community yoga classes offered in and around Miami. From his first yoga experience, he felt as though the tumblers of a lock had finally clicked into place and he knew that Yoga had forever changed the trajectory of his life. Diving in with both feet, Charlie was soon practicing Yoga on a daily basis. And before long, he opted for a Vegan lifestyle. After years of practice, Charlie completed his 200HR Yoga Teacher Training with Rina Jackubowicz in 2017.
Charlie’s passion for yoga stems from the perception that there is always another asana to implement or variation to pose. He simply believes that each Yogi evolves incrementally with each practice. He strives to bring this enthusiasm for method to the students of his classes regardless of level or ability. Whenever Charlie is off the mat, he is working as a consultant for a small multimedia company.
I was born and raised in Cuba, where my passion for athletics began with diving starting at age of 5, moving to gymnastics, track & field, tennis, basketball, judo, and aikido, dancing in school performances and being part of a local artistic community called “Las Estrellas Infantiles,” or “The Infant Stars”. I was a teenager when I began the practice of Tai-Chi Chuan. The discipline connected me to energies in my body I had never felt before. It was around this time that my dear friend Humberto Guerra gave me a book about a physical and spiritual practice called “yoga”. That “Simple Guide to Yoga” began to take me away from the Tai-Chi schedule and lead me into unexplored territory.
I practiced for more than 5 years by myself in Cuba, having only that same first book as my guide and instructor. It wasn’t until I moved to Jamaica in 2007 that I “attended” a Yoga class, when due to the excitement of seeing the way it actually worked without a book, I preferred to observe from the garden. It was in the United States in 2008 that I was part of a group practice (at Dharma Studio in Coconut Grove) for the first time and started to learn from a direct teacher. At the beginning of 2013 I completed my Yoga Teacher training and became certified by the worldwide Yoga Alliance for the 200 hours standard for Registered Yoga Schools (RYS), internationally recognized from the Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy of Rishikesh and the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres and Ashrams. I have a great love and respect for the Sivananda teachings. Taking the Sivananda teachings as roots, my classes and self-practice involve an organic blend of movements and breathing techniques. Each class includes philosophical components and flows between challenging and gentle experiences through the poses, or asanas. The purpose of this method is building strength, endurance and correct body alignment, while relaxing the mind and balancing the inner sun and moon lights that shine inside each of us.
I believe various ways of living truly affect and even determine what individuals, communities and societies become. I dream of a future where animal rights won't be approached as an issue, but as an existing fact. Veganism has changed my life and saved the lives of other living beings.
I've chosen love over desire and so can you.
I’m very thankful to have found Sri Dharma Mittra and to be able to incorporate from his teachings a refreshing Sivananda influence, while having a more energetic practice (which I consider more appropriate for the world we live in).
While studying Kriya Yoga in Rishikesh, India I had the honor to meet mother Ganga and incorporate her blessings into my teachings.
I’m simply full of desire and joy to keep sharing this journey with the world.
Carolina is a RYT 200 hr yoga instructor certified by Claudia Bustillos at Om Beats Yoga Teacher Training, currently living in Miami having lived in Brazil, Belgium and Spain.
She is a big believer in sharing good and started discovering yoga around 2009. Yoga for Carolina is not just about the practice and more about the lifestyle that goes beyond the mat.
"The yoga community and teachers I've come across have been a huge support through stressful jobs and transitions. I now understand a little more about why and feel really fortunate to share it with friends, family and students."
Carolina's background is in business and communications. She opened Copello, a PR agency in 2011 and has serviced companies such as DIRECTV, Onside Entertainment, CNN Latino, to name a few. She also trains executives who speak to media on their preparation and tools to maximize those opportunities.
In the Yoga world, Carolina would love to share these learnings with children and workplaces as she believes a little more mind, body & spirit awareness now can have a big impact in the future. She is also an avid reader, loves her large family, traveling, and enjoying the small pleasures in life including cooking. Carolina is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French. Find her on Instagram: @carozita, Twitter: @carozita and at Ombeats (check their online schedule for classes).
Stephanie began practicing yoga in 2013 as a way to complement her running. She quickly fell in love with yoga and its ability to quiet the mind through breath and movement. She completed her yoga teacher training at Om Beats Studio in Miami, FL and is currently a registered yoga teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. Stephanie teaches chakra-inspired Vinyasa and Prenatal classes that are meant to balance, condition, and strengthen the body while bringing a sense of peace and empowerment to the mind and soul. Her motto is "Be peace, spread peace, and inspire peace, all the whole being the badass you are meant to be."
Born in Dominican Republic and raised in Puerto Rico, Natalia is a Caribbean soul at heart. She found her love for movement and dance at a very young age, and trained in classical dance, ballet, jazz and flamenco. Yoga found Natalia as a 17 year-old in high-school while taking extracurricular classes taught by a dear teacher who sparked her self-seeking journey. Part techy business strategist, part spiritual wellness fanatic; Natalia holds an MBA degree and is also a certified Yoga Instructor, Health Coach and Reiki Level III Healer, and more importantly a mother. She is a firm believer that our thoughts shape our reality and that together we can co-create a more conscious society. She brings a sweet voice and open heart to guide others through their practice.