About Your Team
Originally from Colorado, Jennifer loves outdoor adventure and found her first spiritual connection through nature. Snowboarding, snowshoeing, mountain biking, and hiking, Jennifer is invigorated by the peace she finds in the mountains. She loves teaching yoga outdoors in her favorite FL spots, especially sunrise and sunset classes overlooking the water.
Jennifer found her way to yoga in college after a long backpacking trip in Patagonia. She suffered from severe tendonitis in her feet. Every step was searing pain, similar to being burned on the arch of the foot, making walking nearly impossible. For the first time, she did not have access to healthy exercise and fresh air. Being restricted from activities that she loved left her mentally frustrated and emotionally blocked with no outlets. Now she sees that time of reflection and rebirth as the biggest blessing of her life, since after she finished physical therapy she began a very enthusiastic yoga practice, eager to gain insight on healing herself, and others.
The immediate and noticeable effects of yoga transformed her life, and dissolved her tendonitis. Ever grateful, Jennifer now dedicates her work to her passion – YOGA.
Jennifer brings the spirituality from her yoga practice everywhere:
– the Beach
– into the Surf
– on a Run
– the Martial ARTS Dojo
– ALL Life’s Daily Challenges
Jennifer is the creator of ANSA YOGA, a practice that uniquely combines her extensive experience in Vinyasa yoga, Power yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Therapeutic yoga, and Budokon yoga to create an accessible, personalized, and empowering yoga flow. She specializes in yoga for ATHLETES, Yoga for the Non-Yogi, and Yoga for SPINE Therapy.
Pansa has traveled internationally teaching and currently teaches Ansa yoga across South Florida at the best luxury spas, fitness facilities and resorts including Exhale Spa, The Standard, The Mondrian and the 5-star Acqualina Resort & Spa. Pansa led a three-day, private yoga retreat on Richard’s Branson’s Necker Island, and her clients include professional athletes and TV actors from “Burn Notice”, “Graceland” and the “Game of Thrones.”
Pansa was featured on the cover of Yoga Journal’ s May 2014 issue and inside the July 2014 issue of THRIVE magazine.
Sara’s a Connecticut born and Boston raised wellness warrior who fell in love with yoga for its self-healing properties. As an 11-year cancer survivor and a recovered addict of food and alcohol, she know the toll stress and anxiety can take on the body and mind, and has made it her mission in life to inspire others to find a connection to their inner voice, create a healthy, balanced life in the real world, and enjoy the freedom of living free — designing a life based on intuitive choices, creating a life of passion and purpose.
You can find Sara at some of Miami’s most sought after spas and fitness centers, including Equinox, Exhale Spa, The Standard Hotel, Anatomy 1220, and TRIO Yoga. Her teaching style ranges from Vinyasa, Power, Budokon®Yoga, Flow + Restore Yoga, and paddle board yoga. Expect a healthy does of creative transitions, challenging movement, intelligent sequencing, laughter and play — whether on the mat or in the water.
Sara holds two 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certifications, along with certifications in Budokon®Yoga, SUP Yoga, and a Holistic Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She is also an ambassador of Starboard Paddleboards and a contributor to the MindBodyGreen.com online wellness community. Sara is a graduate of honors with a BFA in Advertising and Graphic Design with over eight years of marketing and corporate experience.
Jeska Brodbeck has been a practitioner of yoga for over 11 years. She has actively practiced Ashtanga, Anusara, Vinyasa, Hatha, Acroyoga, Kripalu and Iyengar. Jeska was trained at one of the top yoga schools in the U.S., Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the Berkshires, Massachussettes. Her teaching style is an open-hearted, Kripalu-inspired vinyasa practice which encourages students to explore their edge, all the while having compassion for where they are in the present moment. She also invites her students to awaken to their inner joy and to the magic of life, which is all around us when we only stop to notice.
Jeska now primarily teaches private yoga classes and has also taught/teaches at Pritikin Longevity Center at the Doral Spa, One Yoga, Pamuya Healing Sanctuary, the Cancer Wellness Center and Yoga for the Blind. She also leads laughter yoga workshops.
Born and raised in Florida, Carley is an ocean loving, premed student who grew into the yoga world after a back injury in 2010. She balances her love of science, running, the beach, music, and fitness through her yoga practice. “Yoga helps me connect with life and nature, and it helps me grow in every aspect of my life,” says Carley. She believes that everyone can benefit from yoga in one way or another; whether you’re looking to connect spiritually, heal your mind and body, work out, or find balance in your life.
You can find Carley in Miami at Exhale, Equinox, and the Biltmore, as well as at iRun and Lululemon on Lincoln Road, and with R U RUNNING. Her teaching focuses on functional mind-body connection vinyasa yoga, with a 200-hr power vinyasa yoga certification from Bala Vinyasa. She is also a Master Coach of R U RUNNING.
Carley has a bachelors of arts and science in “Medicine, Health and Society,” “Spanish,” and a minor in “Violin Performance” from Vanderbilt University, and she has taken anatomy and biology classes at the University of Miami. Carley teaches private yoga mainly in South Florida.
Claire was introduced to yoga as an infant , a gift which has been a cornerstone of her life and helped her to deal with traumatic early childhood events. A humble upbringing afforded her motivation to explore life through books borrowed from the public library on much anticipated semi weekly visits, meditation and philosophy became passions in her teen years and continue to be still. Like many of us, the practices came and went with varying intensity through the years. It was not until her brother died unexpectedly while she was in the United States Marine Corps that a return to meditation practice first and eventually yoga (asana) was initiated as a way to alleviate symptoms of PTSD and return to active engagement with life. The anxiety attacks, depression and migraines did heal and that’s when the magic began. The skills learned in practice transformed her daily experience of life. The shifts were measurable, the business of being alive became a joyful celebration versus something to be endured, long held hurts dissolved, forgiveness and gratitude took their place, she had to share with anyone interested in finding the same joy and peace in their own life.
She brings perspective gained from a journey well traveled. Life has taken her all over the United States, from her native Miami to a Native American Indian Reservation in Montana, Japan, Jamaica, India, Mexico and lots of places in between.
She began teaching as a Registered Yoga Teacher in 2010, completing 200 hour certifications in both Vinyasa and Integrative Yoga as well as 500 hour certification . She is a Certified Outreach Yoga instructor with Yoga Gangsters, a non-profit organization providing yoga to marginalized communities in South Florida and Connected Warriors, a 501c3 that provides free yoga and meditation to veterans and their families as a resource for healing from PTSD. In addition to teaching group classes regularly, Claire is Teaching Faculty and Director of 305 University, at 305 Yoga in her hometown of Miami, FL. Claire also leads private sessions, transformational training workshops and retreats worldwide and has led yoga and meditation practice at numerous special events including Oprah Winfrey’s Life You Want Weekend Tour.
She specializes in guiding students to a place of personal empowerment and global consciousness through mind, body, spirit integration by offering universal spiritual teachings in an accessible, grounded, modern and often fun way that makes them easy to not only grasp but apply immediately to the business of living the best life possible.
“If I would have started with Ansa Yoga earlier, I would still be playing professional basketball today.”
– Marko Jaric, former NBA Player of Dallas Mavericks