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About Zoia Yoga

Zoia Yoga is a boutique yoga studio located in Wellington, Florida that focuses on small classes where instructors can give the most care and attention to each student. This state of the art studio is equipped with the latest infrared heating technology. We are focused on caring for our students by providing them with quality yoga, taught by experienced instructors, in a positive environment.

We offer both hot and regular classes, please refer to the class schedule for details.

Jhaleh Jiveh

RN, RYT500, Certified Health Coach

Owner, Zoia Yoga Studio

Jhaleh Jiveh

Jhaleh is the founder and director of Zoia Yoga & Wellness Studio located in Wellington, Florida. Her aim is to create a quality, community-centered studio, which offers people a serene and caring place to benefit from yoga, and other holistic wellness services.

Jhaleh's journey began 20 years ago in the field of Public Health. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Human Kinetics and a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing. She worked facilitating nutrition, fitness, stress, and weight management programs in medical, corporate, and private settings.

Jhaleh moved to Wellington 13 years ago, and focused on the medical aspects of her training. She worked as a Registered Nurse at St. Mary's hospital in the Obstetric and Neonatal units for five years. As Jhaleh continued to evolve on her spiritual journey, she felt a desire to return to her passion, promoting healthy living.

With years of experience, education, and insight, she realized the importance of holistic health and spirituality. Through her yoga practice, she experienced a transformation and an energetic shift. She found that yoga can transcend the individual self, taking the spirit to a calmer and happier level. She received her certification as a Holistic Health Coach and a Certified Yoga Instructor to enhance her skills. Her main goal is to provide her clients with true integrative wellness in mind, body and spirit.

"My intention is to empower your journey towards personal growth and bring balance and health to all aspects of your life." - Jhaleh Jiveh

Olivia Montiel

ERYT500, YACEP

Olivia Montiel

Olivia has recently moved to south Florida from the northeast where she has taught yoga at schools all over the region. She has studied with Kripalu School of Yoga under the guidance of Larissa Hall Carlson, Michelle Dalbec, Sudhir Jonathan Foust and Coby Kozslowski. She has studied with Balarama Chandra Das and Dr. John Doulliard at Kripalu's School of Ayurveda. She received her first certification from Shiva Shanti Yoga School, training with Shivadasi, and Ma Ba a Sanskrit scholar.

Olivia truly believes that yoga is for everyone, and she welcomes all levels of practitioners. She believes that we have the power to accomplish anything we set our minds to. She infuses her classes with focus on anatomy, philosophy, detailed sequencing and of course a lot of fun! She plays the harmonium, sings mantras and brings a joyful spirit to the class.

MaryJo Samaritano

ERYT500

MaryJo Samaritano

I was introduced to yoga at a very young age, watching my Dad do this (what I thought) strange breathing exercise. Decades later, I now realize that he was practicing Kapalbhati, "breath of fire". Dad chose to treat any ailments he had holistically, along with exercise and food. I laugh now when I think back to all the times he told me to stand on my head when I didn't feel well. Such a wise soul.....

I have always been an active person, starting gymnastics as a young child, then aerobics, to Pilates, then finding yoga about 15 years ago. I enjoyed the discipline it gave me, and liked the flowy kind of movement. I started to realize that it was good for my mental as well as my physical body, and quieted my mind. Practice taught me to love deeper and be even more kind; not just to others, but to myself. Wow, what a concept! Yoga has ignited strength, confidence, and peace within me.

During (and after) a tumultuous time in my life, yoga helped me heal, and led me to find my truth, my inner peace. I knew then that I wanted to share this extraordinary practice with others, so began my teaching journey. Although my practice is Ashtanga influenced, my passion is teaching and sharing the therapeutic styles; Yin, Gentle, Restorative, and Yoga Nidra. I currently teach these styles as well as Bikram, Vinyasa, and Barre fusion. I earned my RYT 200 under the discipline of Danielle Vardakas ERYT500/DYT800 of Honest Yoga, Burlington, VT.

Trina Segreto

RYT500

Trina Segreto

Trina Segreto graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology and a Major in Dance. Then pursued her Masters Degree at California University of Pennsylvania, graduating Summa Cum Laude, in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. After working in the fitness and health industry for over 22 years, Trina has evolved as a fitness professional.

In 2013, she was introduced to yoga and immediately fell in love with the practice. Trina completed her teacher training (RYT 200 hour) through Yoga Path Palm Beach and is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. Since then, Trina has grown tremendously in her yoga practice both, as a teacher and student, and is inspired to share the gift of yoga with others. She has found Zoia Yoga and Wellness Center to positively compliment her passion for fitness and yoga. She hopes to share her joy and love for the art of yoga with you in class.

Claudia Llaneza

RYT500

Claudia Llaneza

Yoga is a driving force in my life and has allowed me to form a deeper connection to my body, heart, and spirit. I completed my RYT 200 hour teacher training at Yoga South, my inspiration comes from movement and nature. Even though I am influenced by Power Vinyasa I also teach Yin and Restorative Yoga. I believe that yoga is a life long practice and it’s an awakening to remember that we are whole. The practice of yoga is what makes me return back to that pure state of love over and over again. In my classes I invite and encourage my students to get playful and to look at life from a child like wonder which allows us to have fun, get out of our heads, and be fully present. I am humbled every day to be able to breathe, grow and connect with so many people and hope to share and spread my love of yoga.

Carolina Zindel

RYT200

Carolina Zindel

I have always been an active person and initially explored yoga as a way to stay in shape between sports seasons and gain more muscle awareness and mobility, but after a few hot power classes I started to realize that it was not only helping me tone and tune into my body but in doing so it was also helping to calm my mind, and really helped my ADHD.

After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Brain Science, I hit a rough patch in my life and yoga became a form of therapy for me. I would walk into the studio feeling one way and walk out with perspective, confidence, and love as my guiding emotion. Feeling lost in every other area of my life and struggling to find what I should do next, dedicating my time to yoga was the only thing that made sense. I completed my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at La Casa Shambala (RYS) in Thailand, where I was inspired by the culture and the nature around me. My classes are vinyasa inspired, often focusing on mindful movement and muscle activation. As a teacher It's an honor to share the gift of yoga with others and I hope to empower my students through this practice of wholistic wellbeing.