As the studio owner, Kari brings an extensive wealth of information to her space. A registered nurse for 25 years, she has decided to transfer her clinical knowledge of healthcare into a more holistic expression by creating Palm Studio. After many years of having to travel to different studios for particular classes, she has incorporated her favorite mind-body fitness classes into a singular zen environment. It is Kari's belief that kindness matters above all else and it is her intention that students leave her studio feeling rejuvenated, inspired and loved. She is happily married to her husband Dave, of 20 years and has 3 children.
PILATES, FACIAL STRETCH PRACTITIONER, FITNESS & KIDS YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Yoga & Fitness Instructor
Marilyn is very enthusiastic and always has a positive outlook on life. She’s had a love and desire for helping and guiding others her whole life. Marilyn dedicated 15 years as a guidance counselor to the Broward School District and gave hundreds of families the hope and courage to succeed. Today, she lives a very well-balanced life in Sarasota, working from home and practicing yoga.
Cheridan is a lover of yoga, poetry, travel, sunsets and life. Cher received her Yoga Teacher training certification in India over the summer of 2018, her Aerial Yoga Teacher training certification in December of 2018 and her Child Yoga certification in September of 2019. Cher is also certified in Paddle Board Yoga and received her certificate in June of 2020 at Lazy Dog Adventures in Key West, Florida. Her instruction focuses on Aerial, Hatha, Yin, and Vinyasa Flow. Her experience abroad has made her passion and understanding of yoga extremely vivid. Having received the training in India, Cher feels more connected to the natural source and more at peace in her mind, body, and soul.
Introduced to the Pilates Method in 1990, Katrina became a lifetime enthusiast of the work.
Completing her certification in 1999 under the tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska and Sari Pace, Katrina taught in NYC then continued a lifelong dedication to Pilates while pursuing a career in NYC as a Makeup Artist. A lifelong dancer, The Pilates Method added greater strength and flexibility along with sharper focus, better brain health and more energy to enjoy life. This translates into her teaching style inspiring greater enthusiasm and a stronger mind and body to her clients.
Dance, Pilates & Yoga Instructor
Kim arrived in Englewood 10 years ago, and joined the Palm Studio team in March of 2020. During her time in the area, she’s been a frequent participant in Yoga on the Beach. She’s also been a student at several area locations for various kinds of fitness training. Her experiences taught her that Barre was the area she found most beneficial, with elements of Pilates, dance, yoga, and strength training. Her determination steered her to classes presented by American Barre Techniques. Her success in those classes earned her the title of Certified Barre Instructor in March of 2019. She has honed her Barre skills by teaching for local training studios, and now is using her skills for Palm Studio in Englewood where she hopes you’ll join her.
Sandra and Michael Katala offer meditative Sound Nidra baths at Palm Studio. Each intentional meditation immerses you in organically unique sound with world instruments such as: harp, singing bowls, chimes, tuning forks, vocal toning, frame drum, buffalo drum, flute, and more.
They have been providing individual and group sound healing meditations in the community since 2012.
Sandra is a Board Certified Massage Therapist, offering over 25 years of experience in the healing arts. She is a Certified Sound Healer and Tuning Fork Therapist. Sandra co-owns and operates Holistic Healing Arts down the street in Englewood, and is available by appointment for Massage, Sound Healing and Therapeutic Art sessions.
Michael is a talented artist and musician, playing percussion for over 25 years. He builds, repairs and teaches drumming technique. He hand-crafts his own unique world instruments, many of which are played in their meditations and are available for sale.
Carolyn Fowler is a Certified Medical Reiki Master, Usui Reiki Master Teacher and a Karuna Reiki Master Teacher, Founder of the Peaceful Healing school and owner of Peaceful Healing Reiki LLC. She teaches classes in the area. A former Paramedic, she brings medical knowledge to her practice of Reiki.
Aerial Yoga Instructor
Crystal Bowl Sound Healing
At an early age Robert had a reading and was told “some day you will heal with your hands”. Robert did not understand this meaning until later in life, but that seed was planted in his memory. Robert received a Reiki treatment which was extremely profound and this awakened him to his healing path. He became a Reiki Master and studied several other modalities of energy healing. Eventually, he began to incorporate a Crystal Bowl in the guided sessions. With the beginning of the new Millennium, the healing techniques began to change significantly during sessions as well as amazing shifts during the Crystal and Tibetan Bowl concerts. Robert now teaches and exchanges this knowledge with others so they may integrate this modality into their own path. Energy Sound Healing workshops consist of learning about the Crystal and Tibetan Bowls, Tuning Forks, Crystals, Healing Stones and Pyramid Activation.