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.
Dance, Pilates & Yoga Instructor
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.
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.
Erin has a great drive to help people truly understand themselves,due to trials and tribulations she has come through and has great understanding that people often are overwhelmed by the card readings and all spiritual modalities. She has developed her intuitive abilities to include crystals, crystals grids, oracle cards, essential oils and astrology. She incorporates all these modalities into her grids and readings. Erin is always dabbling in and learning new things. Erin is eager to help others use crystals to their greatest benefit as she has done personally to change and transform into her most authentic self, which is also an ongoing process!
Erin has been practicing as an Integrated Intuitive reader since 2015. This gift is something that has always been there. Raised a nondenominational Christian but with some heavy Roman catholic influences, it took a lot of inner work to not only accept her gifts but to use them confidently. Starting in 2014 Erin decided not to let her past control her anymore and worked towards acceptance of her chronic illnesses and finding a way to integrate them into what she does. Added to that dealing with Infertility, job losses and even homelessness,she will be the first to tell you inner healing is not pretty or easy, it's messy but necessary work to be the best self you can be.
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.
Shakira commenced a love interest for the mat originally with the simple intent to improve flexibility 8 years ago. Over those years she traveled living in 4 different states, all while growing a deeper desire to learn more about the divine practice of Yoga. She decided to take her casual relationship with Yoga to the next level in December 2019 when she completed her 200 hours at Yogi Hari’s Ashram in Miramar, FL. She loved it so much that it inspired her to return and add 300 hours onto her certification in July 2020. Here she learned the principles of Sampoorna Yoga, a Yoga of fullness, which she now bases the foundation of her classes on. Becoming an instructor, and remaining a student, has greatly humbled Shakira in a way she hopes to repay by inspiring others to get on their mats and find a comforting home within themselves.
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.
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.