Debra is a Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher, and certified to teach the Barkan Method Level I and Vinyasa Levels II & III. Debra’s enjoyment of teaching shows in her patience and calming affect that resonates with people of all ages. She is inspirational and positive and truly believes that a regular yoga practice, will transform a person’s life physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Debra practices as often as she can with her guru, Jimmy Barkan. Prior to finding yoga, Debra was an avid cyclist and rock climber, having climbed many of America’s 50 Classic Climbs that include Mount Whitney, the Grand Tetons, and Half Dome in the Yosemite.
Maxine has been teaching yoga in our community for over 10 years. She trained with Jimmy Barkan in both Hot Yoga and Vinyasa, levels I, II and III. She is certified with Yoga Alliance. Maxine’s class helps to bring vital balance and restore all systems of the body to optimal health. Consistent practice of this type of yoga will create a physical, mental and spiritual harmony that will be felt in all areas of the student’s life. Maxine’s intention as teacher is to guide her students to strengthen their bodies, calm their minds and open themselves up to a transformational experience!
Corbin began his Hatha (forceful) Yoga journey at the Barkan Method of Fort Lauderdale with Jimmy Barkan in 2003. He moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL from NYC when he relocated for his full time job as an Inflight Crewmember at JetBlue Airways in November of 2002. Aside from flying the friendly skies, Corbin’s life path has afforded him the opportunity to train in the art of Tae-Kwon-Do, learn and perform numerous types of dance professionally, acting and modeling, gymnastics, as well as high school and college cheerleading. He grew up in Fredericksburg, VA and went to college at Middle Tennessee State University to study Mass Communications. Corbin also holds an FCC license from the Colombia School of Broadcasting in Washington, DC. In July of 2011, Corbin was certified to teach the Barkan Method of Hot Yoga, Level I and in October of 2011, was certified to teach the Barkan Method of Hot Vinyasa; Levels II & III. Corbin has committed to taking continuous education training with Jimmy Barkan in his Level II & III training in Costa Rica as well as Fort Lauderdale. Corbin is registered with Yoga Alliance and he, like many other of Jimmy Barkan’s instructors, makes every effort to practice the Barkan Method with him regularly.
Jak’s passion for the practice of yoga asana began as an early child watching in awe as his Grandfather sat for 2 hours every morning doing pranayama breathing techniques and meditating. Ever since then it has been a journey of struggle and reward on the path to meditation and a deeper understanding of the self. Yoga asana has been very instrumental in Jak’s life.
He has spent the last 5 years deepening his own practice and preparing to bring this passion to others. Beginning the teacher training path in Encinitas, CA, Jak received his first 200 hour certification there in 2010.
Since then, he has been training closely with Jimmy Barkan and the Barkan method of Hot Yoga to further deepen his practice and teaching ability, completing the Barkan Method Hot Yoga Level I, II and III in 2011-2012.