Inhale Miami Owner
Rikki Kamensky is a Yoga Instructor, Licensed Massage Therapist, entrepreneur, the sole owner of Inhale Miami, a multi-purpose Holistic space in Miami’s Little River district and founding member of non-profit Yoga Kidz Inc.
After opening Inhale in September 2015, Rikki saw the need for affordable yoga in the Little Haiti area and now offers a free weekly yoga class for those who can’t afford yoga, as well as Free Yoga for Autism and coming in August, Free Yoga for Veterans. She opened the non-profit Yoga Kidz Inc. in 2015 to bring awareness to the importance of diversifying the yoga community.
Living, working and studying in NY, she has developed an expertise in finding ways to incorporate yoga, meditation, massage, acupuncture and nutrition into urban life – both through teaching groups and working privately.
Her deep belief in the “yoga for everyone, everywhere” approach led her to start ‘Inhale Brooklyn’ and teach in numerous yoga studios, warehouse spaces, corporate settings and even conscious raves around NY.
In her work, Rikki draws from many influences, inspired by her extensive training in a wide variety of fields including psychology and human sciences at CUNY, Dharma Mittra Yoga Teacher Training (LOAY) and a Holistic Massage Therapy degree from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
After moving from New York to Miami in January 2015, she opened Inhale Miami in September and has been yoga-ing it up ever since.
Rikki is the proud mother of four year old Elijah and is absolutely thrilled, entertained and challenged by embarking on this journey.
Inhale Miami Teachers
Studio Manager, Creative Director and Shakti Dance teacher
Erika Picard is a certified 200 hr Shakti Dance teacher and Reiki practitioner. She has a passion for inspiring and empowering others through wellness and creativity. She grew up in South Florida and has been drawing and dancing since she was 4 years old. She has a Bachelors in Studio Art and currently lives in Broward County working with many communities to support the collective awakening.
Her soul’s mission is to travel while sharing empowering truth through workshops, events, visual art, movement and wellness. Her passion in nutrition and holistic lifestyles mixed with spirituality inspires her desires to integrate new ways of sharing wisdom. She creates Water Ceremony workshops throughout South Florida as well as manages Inhale Miami.
Julie V. is a Power Yoga Instructor with specialization in injury prevention and alignment principles. She enjoys inspiring and empowering students to become better versions of themselves.
Julie specializes in customized yoga workout sequences in order to increase flexibility, reduce soreness and promote balance.
Julie is strong and energetic, yet always encouraging and empathetic.
She leads yoga classes for all skill levels and focuses on proper breathing techniques in order to create a better connection to the poses. Julie is also amazing at assisting with relaxation and meditation.
We love Julie!
Inhale Yoga, Power Yoga and Detox Yoga
Alexandra came to the practice of yoga to understand herself and the world around her in a deeper move loving way. To this day, she is humbled by the influence it has had on her approach to a healthy and radiant life. She is bewildered by the magic of practice and the transformative benefits of remaining connected to it by always remaining a student first.
Her teaching is pure and from the heart; That is, if the practice can count on us, then we can certainly count on the practice. It has been through dedication to this idea, both on and off the mat, she continues to live in a state of learning, both truth and unconditional love. Her passion is to remind students of their autonomous healing capabilities. Her intention is to facilitate students with space and tools to acquire new intuitive knowledge about their practice, the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies each time they show up to do the work.
Classes include movement, breath, meditation, mantra, journaling and sometimes partnered practices. Specializing in Hatha yoga, Alexandra teaches in a way that is accessible to every practitioner, from beginner to advanced. She focuses keenly on intentional breath and movement, offering alignment-based instruction.
Alexandra’s students are encouraged to have fun, laugh, humbly surrender and move beyond what they believe their capacity to be. Expect a deep, fiery and devotional practice, stepping off the mat feeling empowered, free and loved. Alexandra completed her 200 hour yoga teacher certification under the guidance of her beloved teacher, Neda Draupadi Honarvar.
Detox Yoga and Meditation
Nichole’s yoga journey began here in Miami over a decade ago; inspired by the beautiful views, she was finally able to breathe deep, relax and feel her body. After relocating to LA for work, she began taking yoga classes for exercise and detoxification and as an outlet for stress. When she realized that yoga practice could be a metaphor for life, it inspired her to delve deep. She began exploring different styles of asana and meditation techniques soon after. Eventually, she left her corporate job and followed her dream to become a yoga and meditation teacher. Nichole has never looked back.
Nichole teaches variations of alignment-based vinyasa flow, a fusion of the styles that first inspired me. And she looks for ways to incorporate meditation and breath work techniques into the practice. her classes are reflections of her yogic journey – a mind, body, and soul experience that beginning and advanced practitioners alike can connect to.
She has drawn inspiration from the many teachers, trainings, workshops and classes she had the good fortune to discover all around the world. Some styles include Anusara, Power Yoga, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Kundalini and all kinds of Flow. Her meditation practice has been shaped by various methods and traditions: Vipassana, Vedanta, Bhakti, Breathwork and Yoga Nidra to name a few, and she continues to investigate the many wonderful techniques that can lead us down the road of transformation. But mostly she teaches from the heart, because it’s what she loves!
Sujal Sudarshan Himat Patel wakes up every day remembering his greater purpose in life. He relies strongly his personal practice and intuition to bring students to their natural state of being, to their authentic Yoga. His inspiration emerges from the ancient, foundational and central teachings of Yoga and Meditation worldwide. “Enlightenment is within the reach of all…and there is enough room in the sky for all lights to shine.”
Sujal’s family, students and friends are also his closest teachers, challenging him to strengthen his communication, presence and self-control. Sujal practices Yoga with holistic awareness, compassion and non-harming, and teaches each individual to safely and serenely approach his or her own unique abilities and potential. The truth of our identity, the core of our being, is expansive, vast, infinite and boundless like the light of the sky. It is something not just to be understood, but to be experienced. He believes that experiencing the calmness of the body-mind, and experiencing the stillness of the soul, is our birthright. Sujal teaches his students how to seek truth, peace and happiness not on the outside, but within the very nature of themselves.
Renowned for his teachings of philosophy and energetics, his ageless depth of knowledge and his wicked sense of humor, Will utilizes traditional Hatha Yoga in modern and accessible ways in order to uplift and enliven the individual. Growing up in Vermont, steeped in native spiritual culture, Will learned at a young age to listen to the land, meditate with the mountains and breathe with the wind. After devouring texts and sitting at the side of his beloved first teacher Sri Dharma Mittra, Will went on to later be initiated into a specific path of Siddha medicine. It was these intensive studies and experiences in yoga, healing, and eastern psychology that helped Will hone his skills as a practitioner and develop his own set of practices, ideals, and approaches to discovering consciousness or states of yoga.
During his studies with Sri Dharma Mittra, Will had the pleasure of initiating study of Sanskrit and Shakti Mantras with the late Namadeva and now continues those studies with Satyabhama. He maintains a long-term Sanskrit Mantra and supporting philosophies studies with his dear teachers Dr. M.A. Jayashree and Professor Narasimhan of Mysore, India.
When not teaching or spending time with his daughter Mela, Will continues to be an avid practitioner and can also be found wood working or scribbling in journals in coffee shops and on planes. His writing has been published in international publications and he is currently penning a poetic translation of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, in addition to other works of prose and poetry.
Currently, Will lives in Miami, FL and sits as a mentor, consultant and senior teacher on training programs throughout the United States. Will Duprey is the founder and director of Hathavidya.
Hatha Yoga & Yin Yoga Instructor
Brianna Green is a RYT-200 trained Hatha Yoga Teacher who earned her certification in the magical mountains of Sedona, Arizona, at 7 Center’s Yoga Arts Studio under the guidance her teacher, Sraddhasagar Hartung. Brianna is a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling student with a background in Martial Arts and Dance. She currently lives and teaches yoga in Miami Beach where she also works as an intuitive bodyworker and sacred movement facilitator. Her soul’s mission is to blend heart-centered spiritual counseling with body work, movement therapy, and yoga.
Additionally, Brianna works at a women’s rehabilitation center, Agape Family Ministries, where she uses mindfulness-focused yoga and meditation techniques to treat psychological trauma in women suffering with substance abuse and co-occuring mental health disorders. She aims to use yoga to help restore her students to optimal physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Inhale Yoga / Level 2-3 Instructor
Connect with Alex Halenda for a mindfully guided practice in movement, breath, alignment, and inner-awareness. With over 10 years experience in practice, 8 years in teaching, Alex leads classes in Power Yoga, Vinyasa, Yin, and Pranayama. She consciously weaves each style together to suit your needs, and captivate your attention, leaving you with a heightened sense of self, from skin to soul. With precise verbal cuing, and optional hands-on assists, Alex lovingly seeks to enhance your skills.
Alex has studied with many teachers across the country, and various lineages. Spiritually inclined since early childhood, Alex is passionate about her personal and professional studies. In 2007 she expanded her love of yoga practicing Bikram Yoga with Afton Carraway. In 2008 she received her first 200hr RYT at Urban Ashtanga, with teachers Linda Walker, Krista Shirley, Steve Rubin, Greg Nardi, and Juan-Carlos Galan. In 2011-2012 she lived and worked at the Mount Madonna Center in Watsonville CA studying with the Guru, Baba Hari Das and his senior teachers.
Following that experience, she continued her studies with several peers turned mentors in Orlando FL, most pivotal in her growth were Kelly Senn, Alexandria McCoullough, and Lori Maiar. In 2015 Alex received her second 200hr RYT with Mark White at Mbody Yoga in Jacksonville, in Baptiste style Power Yoga. In 2016 she continued her studies with Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, and Suzanne Sterling in their “Off the Mat Into The World” Yoga and Activism training. Currently Alex resides here in F.t Lauderdale FL, where she is further developing her skills with our community.
Kundalini Yoga Instructor
Ganesha will expertly guide you into embodying your essence, wisdom, power and creativity in a joyful and meaningful way. He draws from 12+ years of experience teaching and practicing Hatha, Raja, Kundalini and Tantric yogas, a multitude of healing modalities, and an abundance of love, respect, and gratitude for the benefits of embodied movement.
Ganesha has cultivated a unique and ecstatic relationship to the art of guiding and practicing conscious movement that is inspired by Contact Improvisation, PrayerDanse, 5Rhythms, and other movement practices. Ganesha is a certified JourneyDance and PrayerDanse Teacher, an IKYTA Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor and a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. His intention and commitment is to help each person re-connect to primal awareness, their self-sensory system and their physical bodies through somatic and meditative research and exploration.