I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to Fort Lauderdale where I first started classes at The Barkan Method Yoga Studio. I fell in love with the practice and was certified by Jimmy Barkan and The Barkan Method Hot Yoga in 2004. I also completed The Barkan Method Level II/III Training and have been teaching at The Barkan Method Fort Lauderdale School ever since. I now have the honor of being one of Jimmy’s Senior Teachers.
After practicing yoga for several years, I became certified in The Barkan Method Hot Yoga Level I and Level II Hot Vinyasa Flow and am registered with the Yoga Alliance. As a licensed massage therapist, I infuse my knowledge of anatomy into the instruction of every yoga pose so that each student develops the proper alignment to build a strong foundation for their yoga practice. My intention is to guide and inspire all students by leading them on an exploratory journey through not just their physical body, but their emotional and spiritual bodies as well. Regardless of whether a student is a seasoned practitioner or is stepping onto the mat for the first time I encourage every student to find acceptance in each moment and embrace the beauty of where they are physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually in this present moment. As a yoga teacher, my goal is to encourage each student to play and grow with their yoga practice, their daily experiences, and most importantly in their life.
Lisa Goodwin is an ERYT500 yoga trainer, inspirational speaker and life coach. She has two decades of experience blending yoga and life coaching into her worldwide worships and retreats.
Lisa stared teaching at Jimmy Barkan’s in For Lauderdale, FL in 1996 and is currently his most senior teacher. Lisa’s additional training includes various styles of yoga such as Bikram, Anusara, Lyengar, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Integrative Yoga, and Ashtanga. She has developed her own sequence which can be experienced on her Warm Yoga Flow CD or Strong Body Stronger Mind DVD. Her yoga flow is beginner friendly yet will still challenge the intermediate student. Since 2004 she has helped Jimmy Barkan certifyover 900 yoga teachers worldwide. She has expanded globally and has lead workshops/retreats in Costa Rica, Santorini, Massachusetts, Arizona, Arkansas, Tennessee, New York, New Jersey, Colorado, Chicago, Hawaii, Alaska, Florida, North Carolina, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and Fiji.
She is a professional Life Coach and is certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Motivational Coaching, and Reiki Level 1&2. She inspires others with her unique ability to communicate both intuitively and directly.
As a community activist, Goodwin saw a need and designed a program called The Conversation Continues to help people address life challenges using her life coaching skills. Meeting once a month at a center endorsed by the City of Fort Lauderdale, the successful program is in its second year. Women In Distress-Broward County is the recipient of the donations received at Lisa Goodwin’s monthly program at George English Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In her The Conversation Continues speaking engagements, Goodwin focuses her attention on personal development and relationship skills needed in daily life. Some of her topics include: Change One Word, Change Your Life, Acceptance Versus Forgiveness, and Creating The Life You Love. As a young athlete, I was constantly in competition with myself and/ or another. On the mat initially, I challenged myself physically but found the real growth happening when learning to find the balance to surrender. Already living a pretty mindful lifestyle, the asana was the link to experiencing that sensation of connecting the body, mind and spirit- and I wanted more! Deepening my practice and knowledge, I completed Level 1, 2 and 3 training with Jimmy Barkan within the same year. I now encourage students to use the time on the mat to give back to themselves as a whole: challenging the body to advance, but also nurturing the body; maybe challenging the ego. I believe the physical practice is a tool to see your true self- and the reward is enjoying that same self off the mat. My classes are fun, dynamic, playful and mindful. I love to explore, try new things on and off the mat. Traveling is one of those enticing things. While visiting other places, I hosts workshops, play shops and Glow Yoga events. At home in South Florida, I teach throughout the community and hold scheduled classes at both Barkan Method studios.
Visit www.Lisagoodwinyoga.com to learn more about Lisa Goodwin MindBody Barkan Method schedule, workshops, retreats, and private sessions.
As a young athlete, I was constantly in competition with myself and/ or another. On the mat initially, I challenged myself physically but found the real growth happening when learning to find the balance to surrender. Already living a pretty mindful lifestyle, the asana was the link to experiencing that sensation of connecting the body, mind and spirit- and I wanted more! Deepening my practice and knowledge, I completed Level 1, 2 and 3 training with Jimmy Barkan within the same year. I now encourage students to use the time on the mat to give back to themselves as a whole: challenging the body to advance, but also nurturing the body; maybe challenging the ego. I believe the physical practice is a tool to see your true self- and the reward is enjoying that same self off the mat. My classes are fun, dynamic, playful and mindful. I love to explore, try new things on and off the mat. Traveling is one of those enticing things. While visiting other places, I hosts workshops, play shops and Glow Yoga events. At home in South Florida, I teach throughout the community and hold scheduled classes at both Barkan Method studios.
In 2003 Melanie became a certified Yoga Instructor and completed Level II and Level III teacher training of the Barkan Method. She is an associate trainer for Yoga Kids International completing Phase I in Italy in August 2004 and teaching at Fisher Island Day School and Yoga Connection as well as Yoga Center of Coral Springs. Melanie is currently writing a book of yoga tips featuring her original oil paintings. She has taught yoga while traveling to SE Asia as part of the CARE International delegation following the Tsunami of 2004. She participated in the 2005 Caribbean 1500 sailboat rally and taught yoga while on board and at beaches in the British Virgin Islands and down island as far as Guadeloupe. She has attended yoga retreats in Costa Rica, Brazil, Santorini, North Carolina and Montana. In 2006 she taught yoga on a private island in Fiji as a guest instructor at Treasure Island Resort and she climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and practiced yoga with her crew while ascending. Currently Melanie is the Yoga component on Yoga & Sail Yacht Charters in the Virgin Islands this winter. Melanie Trunkey Camp is a consultant to authors and President of her publishing company, Trunkey Publishing, Inc. Current and past book projects include The Barkan Method Hot Yoga, Yoga for Jocks, Amsterdam Journals, Boating 101, Childrens Books on Eating Healthy, Artful Yoga, and Oh!To Joy.
Originally a certified school teacher, Wendy has brought her love of teaching to yoga. Having attended Jimmy Barkan’s classes since 2001,she became certified in both The Barkan Method Hot Yoga in 2004 and Hot Vinyasa Level II & III in 2006. Because of her education background Wendy’s teach method utilizes concise information to relay the alignment, benefits and joy of yoga to her students. “It is gratifying to extend my knowledge of yoga to enhance the lives and well-being of others.
Donna has been studying and practicing the Barkan Method of hot yoga intensively since 2004 and has found her efforts to be a truly life transforming experience, one that carries forward for her to this day. She has found her personal transition from practitioner to instructor to be seamless experience, prompting her decision to share this gift of yoga with others. Donna’s positive energy and encouragement empowers her students raise their confidence levels, better enabling them to achieve their full potential. Her classes focus on increasing strength, stamina and flexibility, while paying particular attention to alignment. Donna’s endearing nature and patience has proven to attract students of all levels, connecting with and inspiring them to realize their true self and purpose. The practice offers many physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual benefits but the aim is enlightenment, or simply put, the state in which everything fits together.
Donna is certified to teach the Barkan Method Level I and Vinyasa Levels II & III. She makes every effort to practice with her mentor, Jimmy Barkan regularly. Donna teaches at the College of India and the Yoga Connection. Additionally, she volunteers at Gilda’s Club, offering a restorative flow with guided meditation to recovering cancer patients and has spearheaded a yoga program for local teenage softball teams. She is available for group and private instruction.