Our Teachers


Amanda Palermo has been practicing and studying yoga for the past 18years. She was exposed to meditation in childhood as her parents were practitioners of Transcendental Meditation. She was introduced to Ashtanga yoga at Yoga Works in her hometown of Costa Mesa, California and eventually went on to study with David Milliotis at Ashtanga Yoga Orange County. She is a 200 E-RYT and while in California, completed her teacher training at Corepower Yoga.

Amanda has been teaching and practicing at Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide since it opened its doors in 2016. In addition to teaching her daily Mysore program, she also teaches in the AYW apprentice programs and is a traveling workshop teacher. She has also teamed up with Amayu yoga, a first of its kind organization dedicated to educating Ashtanga teachers around power dynamics and consent driven, student centered approaches to the teaching and practice of Ashtanga Yoga.

Amanda’s teaching style is based on seeing each student as a unique individual and helping them to create a well rounded practice. She considers her mother, husband and son to be her greatest and most influential teachers.

Anisha Durve is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncturist, and Ayurvedic Practitioner with 20+ years and a meditation instructor with 27+ years experience. She works at Thermae Spa in Fort Lauderdale. For more information visit www.Anisha.Guru.

She is a 2001 graduate of the Ayurvedic Institute after spending 4 years training under her guru Dr. Vasant Lad in New Mexico as well as his clinic in Pune, India. Anisha has co-written a clinical textbook on acupressure with him titled Marma Points of Ayurveda  and does trainings nationwide on marma therapy through her school- Marma Institute of Ayurvedic Acupressure. www.marmatraining.com  She also launched one of the first Ayurveda programs for a U.S. hospital from 2012-2014.

Anisha is one of the first 200 hour Ayuryoga® instructors from the Ayurvedic Institute in 2014 and has completed 500 hours of training at Vivekananda Yoga Kendra in Bangalore, India’s premier yoga research institute in 2004. She is also a certified Relax & Renew® trainer with Judith Lasater since 2006, a certified yoga nidra teacher since 2014. Her teaching style blends restorative yoga, meditation, pranayama, chanting, and yoga nidra.

Emily Tull has been practicing and teaching yoga since 2012. After exploring different styles of yoga and completing a 200 hour teacher training program, she discovered her passion in Ashtanga Yoga. Emily took her first Mysore style Ashtanga class in her hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and immediately fell in love. Something inside her could sense that the practice had something special to offer. She followed her instincts and became dedicated to the practice. It soon became the greatest way for her to practice self-care. Fate led her to move down the street from Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide as it was just opening in 2016. She has been working and practicing at the Shala ever since.

Emily completed a year long apprenticeship program in 2018 under the guidance of Greg Nardi. She currently teaches the evening Mysore program. She enjoys getting to know her students and believes in offering personalized instruction and guidance to fit each student’s unique body and mind. Emily continues to experience the incredible benefits and healing powers of the practice and it brings her great joy to share this with others.

Greg Nardi, owner of Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide & director of Amāyu Yoga

“I practice Yoga so that I can do the work to be the best version of myself. I use the practice to nurture myself and develop self-acceptance. I draw on it to help me through difficult times. I practice to center myself, so I can consciously engage with the world in ways that are meaningful.”

Greg Nardi is the owner of Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide where he teaches a Mysore program almost daily as well as an internationally renowned teacher of workshops in yoga practice and theory. Greg’s classes and workshops draw on his experience in the oral tradition of yoga that he participated in on numerous trips to study in Mysore, India and with teachers in N. America and Europe, his years of practice, and his ongoing self-study of academic research in contemporary and traditional yoga.

Since rescinding his authorization through the KPJ Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India in 2018 Greg has joined the board of directors for Amāyu Yoga, a first of its kind organization dedicated to educating Ashtanga teachers around power dynamics and consent driven, student centered approaches to the teaching and practice of Ashtanga Yoga. Greg believes in the healing power of yoga for all. His style of teaching assists students in finding the approach to the practice that is most beneficial for them.

Lisa Dean started practicing yoga during her second pregnancy in 2000 and began a more intensive Bikram style practice in 2009. Her yoga path continued with Baptiste vinyasa teacher training in 2011 (E-RYT 200 hour certified). After exploring many styles of yoga practice, Lisa was introduced to Ashtanga yoga in 2012.  She earned her 500 hour RYT at Dave’s Ashtanga Authentic Yoga Teacher Training in Scottsdale, AZ.  Her other certifications include Hot yoga, Yin yoga and Yoga Wall.  Lisa is committed to her Ashtanga yoga practice and is grateful for all her teachers over the years including Lisa Schrempp, Greg Nardi and Amanda Palermo.

Yoga is her chosen lifestyle to physical, mental and spiritual healing – basically how to cope with the roller coaster of life!

Lisa teaches yoga with the intention of helping others find their own path where ever that may lead.

Nzingah Oniwosan is a Haitian-American 200 registered yoga teacher and holistic health consultant who helps people explore and cultivate their yoga practice so they can find balance physically, mentally, and spiritually. Her goal is to empower everyone she interacts with, to own their practice and see it as a personal journey.

Nzingah has a background in Bikram, Restorative, Vinyasa, Kemetic, and Ashtanga Yoga. She has taught yoga nationally and internationally in places like Haiti, Jamaica, and Costa Rica. She is currently in Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide apprenticeship, one-year program designed to refine one’s practice and skills as a student and teacher.

Nzingah has been featured in Mantra Magazine, Veg News, and Heart and Soul magazine to name a few.  In 2015 she was one of Legacy Magazine “40 under 40” honorees. She also is a contributor to SivanaEast.com and Gaiam.com.

Her most recent projects include YesBabyILikeItRaw.com a food and holistic lifestyle blog that inspires people to tap in their “RAW” power to be a better version of themselves. She shares articles, interviews, workshops, and retreats all over the world to help them accomplish this. She has committed to changing the landscape in Haiti in a transformative way, as the co-founder of Impact Hub Port-au-Prince, a co-working space for social entrepreneurs to grow, thrive and connect.

Silvie Gausman is a native of Czech Republic and holds a Degree in Art History from Ostrava College.    After teaching Hatha Yoga and Power Yoga for a few years , she eventually found her path in Ashtanga Yoga.  For the last eight years Silvie has been deepening her knowledge of Ashtanga through the studying of the anatomy of the human body, the energy channels (bandhas), the breath control (pranayama) and the importance of the poses (asanas).  She is a certified Yoga teacher since 2004, and has trained as an Ashtanga teacher with Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldman in Miami.  She has worked with Lino Miele in Milan, Italy, and attended workshops with David Swenson and Andrey Lappa in Miami.  She has been to Mysore, India twice to study directly with Saraswati and Sharmila of the Jois family.

She also learnt different meditation techniques, studying activation of energy centers and work as an Intuitive Life Coach.  Silvie’s teaching is particularly effective for individuals who understand the importance of Yoga not only as a lifestyle but also discipline.