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, RYT200, 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

RYT500, 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.

Heidi Rocke

E-RYT200

Heidi Rocke

As a Licensed Acupuncturist and Yoga Alliance Certified instructor with over 10 years' experience, I have explored both ancient wisdom and modern research in the mechanics of movement and the interdependence of mind and body. My formal training is in Vinyasa with a strong foundation in Ashtanga. I teach Yin Yoga, Mindfulness, Sculpt, Basics, and Vinyasa to all levels, including athletes, the injured, and the elderly. Presented as a moving meditation, my classes offer the space to experience the present moment with curiosity and without expectation; to challenge habitual notions and try new ones on for size. Classes focus on the unity of mind and body and highlight the intention of the posture rather than the depth. "It is the work of the yoga to bend to the student." With consistent, compassionate, mindful practice, depth will come.

MaryJo Samaritano

RYT500

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.

Emanuel Alex

E-RYT200

Emanuel Alex

Emanuel have been practicing Yoga before he even knew what Yoga was. It has kept his body, mind, and spirit strong and healthy. His love of ancient wisdom, dance, and music led him to Indian Himalayas. His desire to share these healing and transformative practices with his fellow Floridians led him back to our sunny shores.

Emanuel has over 800 hours of teacher training. He has taught on teacher trainings in India, worked with professional athletes, at risk teens, in gyms, and at traditional yoga studios. His flows and sequencing are fusion of classical yoga poses, Tai Chi, various marital art and dance forms.

Emanuel is dedicated to helping you reach heightened states of meditation which will improve the quality of your life beyond description.

"I have faith that you can become the best version of yourself much faster than you may believe is possible. ..All you must to do is breathe, smile, and flow!"

Crystal Hochman

RYT200

Certified Health Coach

Crystal Hochman

Crystal's passion for yoga stems from her wellness background. While she found yoga as a means to recover from the gym, a consistent practice led her toward sparking the fire of transformation within. Holding a desire to deepen her practice and share the gift of yoga with others, Crystal completed her 200 hour yoga teacher certification. Her classes offer beginners and seasoned yogis alike the space for self-discovery and encouragement to grow both physically and spiritually.

Also, a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner, she focuses on foundational elements of health to address true healing. Crystal believes what we feed ourselves externally with nutrient dense food and internally with our own thoughts are equally as important and have a direct impact on the quality of our lives.

To learn more about Crystal please visit www.crystalhochman.com.

Victoria Limauro

RYT500

Connected Warriors Trauma Conscious Trained

Victoria Limauro

I was born in St. Louis and raised mostly in South Jersey and then South Florida. The seed of yoga was planted for me in high school, but I did not develop a regular yoga practice until much later. I was drawn to yoga and the deep cleansing ujjayi breaths that led to my own mental and physical transformations of healing from the inside out. I feel so grateful to be able to share the healing of yoga with my students, teaching them to slow down enough to bring themselves back to the stillness that always lies within each of us. I am humbled to be able to help my students realize that by letting go of all the mental chatter and physical tightness they hold on to, they will reconnect to the joy and peace in their own lives which they can then share with others. I have a passion to give back and enjoy different acts of service in the local area.

I have taught vinyasa, meditation and slow flow, yin yoga, yoga nidra, free classes to the military and their families, foot wakers and ball rolling class, power hour classes and ashtanga yoga classes.

Be still, and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

Be thankful, be peaceful and be happy!

Trina Segreto

RYT200

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.

Victoria "Victorious" Taylor

RYT500

Victoria Taylor

Victoria received her first 200hrRYT certification from Passion Yoga School, under Adi Shakti. Then studied under Karen Burnett to receive her second 200hr, and complete her 300hr certification.

This Florida native is a classically trained ballet dancer. Victoria studied at The Academy of Ballet Florida, and graduated from BAK and Dreyfoos School of the Arts. She also holds a bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of South Florida. Victoria grew up immersed in the performing arts, and connects her love of movement to her love of dance.

Yoga allows Victoria to realign each time she steps onto the mat. She moves from the soul with attention to intention. As a student, her challenge is to quiet the mind. As a teacher, her joy stems from the collective energy cultivated within each class.

Andrea Enterlein

CPI 500

Andrea Enterlein

Andrea is a certified pilates instructor (CPI), with over 500 hours dedicated to the field before sitting for her certification through the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). She has been working in the fitness field for over 25 years, and has been involved with clients in National and Regional clubs, Corporate fitness, Country clubs. In addition, she has also owned and managed her own Boutique Fitness facility. Andrea has worked with all ages and conditions from young aspiring athletes to elderly clients dealing with Parkinson's Disease. Andrea's passion involves living an active lifestyle as she enjoys aspiring others to find motivation to improve and maintain their fitness levels.

"We're here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else be here?"