about village yoga

Village Yoga is a community space and yoga studio in Tequesta, FL that was created with the intention to bring yoga and other mindful practices to the Village of Tequesta. Founded in 2021, we offer power, vinyasa, yin, and more.

Chelsea first started practicing yoga consistently in 2020, however it is something that has intrigued her her entire life. She quickly realized that yoga was something she needed to learn more about, and it was more than just a physical practice. She started her teacher training at Breathe Salt Yoga in October 2020 and graduated with her 200 hour in May 2021.

Since then, she has been teaching with Jupiter Yoga. Aside from yoga, Chelsea owns her own marketing business, Influence Florida. She works with many local clients on their marketing efforts, content creation, and social strategies. Chelsea enjoys spending time at the beach, playing with her cats, reading, working out at MADabolic, and sharing her love of yoga with others! She is excited to open up Village Yoga with her partner, and can't wait to bring this sacred space to the Village of Tequesta. She thanks you for being a part of this new and exciting community! 

chelsea paine

Shelby first came to yoga in 2006. From the very first class she took, she knew there was something special about the practice of yoga and the linking of breath and movement. Her yoga journey began with Vinyasa yoga, and completed her first teacher training in Vinyasa yoga in 2015.

From there, she found yin and Ashtanga Yoga. Ashtanga has a very special place in her heart because it empowers students to practice on their own. Shelby traveled to Mysore, India in the summer of 2018 and completed one month of study at K.P.J.A.Y.I. (the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute) under Sharath Jois. Shelby loves working alongside practitioners and seeing them progress, or surprise themselves with their ability. Another love of Shelby’s is working with students who want to become teachers. She has conducted many teacher trainings and workshops in the area, and it truly fulfills her to work with students more closely to develop their practice, their voice as and expand their knowledge as teachers. Come take a group class with her, catch a workshop or book a private session with her!

Shelby Hunzinger

Jen loves to teach classes that immerse a practice in the beauty of nature and classes that nurture strength, flexibility, balance and the mind. She often includes breath-work before her yoga flow as she finds it clarifying and grounding, setting the path for breath to be connected to the postures. From the book, ‘One Simple Thing – A New Look at the Science of Yoga and How it Can Transform Your Life,’ she connects with the quote attributed to Pattabhi Jois, “When the mind is quiet, the asana is correct.” (pg. 62). Jen likes to bring positive energy and warmth to her classes.

She loves to teach early morning classes as yoga is an incredible way to set the tone and perspective for the day ahead. It also brings in her love of nature as the experience of the changing sky from when one enters class to when one leaves class is often quite breathtaking in the beautiful Florida landscape.

Jen earned her RYT 200-hour certification from Breathe Salt & Yoga in Jupiter, Fla.


jennifer brindise

Maggie is a certified instructor and a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and has been teaching yoga for over 14 years. When she began practicing yoga in 2008, it transformed her life. "Yoga is a passion for me. Whether I am taking class to strengthen my practice or teaching class where I can help others see the countless benefits it has to offer, I am rewarded on so many levels."

Her unique form of Power Yoga has amassed a following since moving to South Florida in 2016. Maggie's classes appeal to all skill levels and she aims to help her yogis get the most out of their time together, physically, mentally, and spiritually. 

Outside of the yoga studio, Maggie is the owner of Werk Dancewear, a rapidly-growing dance and athleisure wear company based here in Florida. You will often see Maggie wearing clothes from her own line in the studio! When not running her own business or spending time with her husband, three children, and Cockapoo puppy, she is a regular fixture at Perk across the street! 

Maggie Denooyer 

My yoga journey began 8 years; my first class ever being with Andrea! Having struggled with anxiety for 10+ years, yoga was the only tool I had in my bag to relieve me of any stress. Not only that, yoga has helped to ease my mind. It has enabled me to dig deeper and find my truest self.

Furthermore, I received my 200 RYT in July 2020 at Breath Salt Yoga in Jupiter (specializing in Hot/Warm Vinyasa). However, I will ALWAYS be a student and a teacher. One of my favorite parts of being an instructor is the possibilities are endless! There is so much to learn and I have only brushed the surface.

My passion is building strong minds and bodies. I encourage all my students to use their your breath as a guide for their yoga flow. I can’t wait to flow with you, Yogi’s!

Nicole Rojas 

If the individual practitioner undoubtedly recognizes their own transformation, that person alone would be a positive contribution to a more peaceful society. Cristina truly believes that yoga has helped her to achieve a more beneficial and joyful life. She initially started doing yoga when her gymnastics career came to an end; but, when one door closes another door opens. She absolutely fell in love with the practice and has been practicing yoga for several years now. Her intuition led her to begin teaching. 

In 2018 she graduated from Breathe Salt and Yoga Studio’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, a physically strenuous eight-month course that immersed the students in the anatomy and physiology of Vinyasa Yoga. She is certified through Yoga Alliance (200hr RYT) and is also CPR certified. Yoga has helped her emotionally and physically and she would love to spread her passion for the practice throughout the community! 

Cristina Jarmay

Originally from Greece, Sofia Drekou is a mom of two preteen girls and a puppy. During Covid she decided to leave her Real Estate carrier and focus on her love for Yoga. She has been practicing for as long as she can remember but finally got Certified in 2021 though the Breath Salt Yoga studio.

Yoga is so much more than physical and she truly weaves that in to her classes that are a happy mix of pranayamas, asanas and meditations. Her flows are fun, mindful, and gentle.
She wants her students to feel strong and confident but also challenged in her classes. Yoga has always been a positive influence on her physical and mental state and she loves to share that with her students.

Beyond yoga she is always looking for a fun activity and she spends most of her time outdoors and at the beach and loves to travel with her friends and family.

Sofia Drekou

Ang found yoga through her meditation practice and decided to do a teacher training in 2015 at Anuttara Yoga to learn more about it. She loved it so much she dove into another YTT for Hatha in 2017. Since then, her love for travel
and adventure have led her to teach yoga from the jungles of Costa Rica and Ecuador to Alaska, and a little bit of everything in between. Yoga has personally helped her surrender to the unknown and to have more discipline.

She believes that in serving others, you find yourself. She has recently become a mom and has settled in Jupiter, Florida where she is excited to share her love for the practice with you!

angela fina

After graduating from Appalachian State in 2017, Kelly moved to Jupiter to work with family in real estate. Over the next couple of years (and a few different jobs) she began to reconnect with her yoga practice and spirituality. Her path led her to the 200-hour teacher training at The Yoga Society in West Palm Beach.

Throughout her teacher training she began to understand what it meant to move with her breath, become present to her body, and surrender to what is. Forever a student, she is so grateful to have the most amazing community to learn and practice with! Kelly describes her classes as an “intuitive flow” allowing the yogi to create space for their body and become present to what it needs versus what the ego may think it needs. Kelly encourages her students to listen to their bodies and intuition, let go of resistance, and find gratitude for where they are in their practice and life in general.

When she’s not flowing she is designing custom graphics and clothing, hanging with her amazing pets Knight, Mabel, And Bodhi, or floating around somewhere on a sandbar in the intracoastal! She is so excited to be a part of the Village Yoga family and can’t wait to meet you all.

KELLY PALMER

Debra received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification in 2011 and hit the ground running. She retired from the insurance industry and began teaching yoga immediately after graduation. She received her +300 hour yoga certification in August, 2013 and is an ERYT 500 certified Yoga Teacher.

Debra has a way of keeping it real & fun and believes focusing on breath and listening to your body are the best ways to prevent injury. She blends the physical with the spiritual – advising her students that “yoga will change your life whether you want it to or not!”

Debra lives in Jupiter Farms with her husband Chris and her dog Jax!  

debra dubinski

Lindsey has been practicing yoga for nearly 15 years, which has helped her grow stronger both on and off the mat. She originally found the practice in high school as a way to balance the physical demands of the sports she participated in. As years passed she began to deepen her practice, soon realizing that asana is only one of the 8 limbs of a yogic path. Realizing the healing potentials of yoga, Lindsey began to expand her practice after an anxiety diagnosis. After seeing the positive effects yoga can have first hand, she completed her 200 hour power vinyasa certification in hopes to share the practice with others. 

Lindsey likes to teach on all 8 limbs of yoga while providing a flow that balances strength, flexibility, play, and mindfulness. You can expect to leave her classes feeling challenged, in the most loving way, both spiritually and physically.

lindsey tilton

As a yoga student for over 10 years, Jordyn has always been drawn to the profound healing effects of yoga. She decided to take a deeper dive into her practice within the past 3 years, which led her to become a 200 hour RYT specializing in Hatha vinyasa in June 2022.

She is grateful to share this sacred practice with her students as she leads them through a unique journey within. Her style of teaching is slow and intentional - aiming to create balance in the body and mind. This is achieved through physical postures and breathwork.

Jordyn is Trauma Informed, certified by Connection Coalition, an organization that’s purpose is to create self-regulation through mind and body practices.

She is proud to be a Jupiter local. When she’s not teaching or practicing, you can find her playing in nature, especially at the beach, or working out. Jordyn believes being in community is the key to living a happy supported life and strives to cultivate it whenever she can.

Come get blissed out!

jordyn binkowsi

Sarah Pollicelli fell in love with the fitness industry when she started in 2005. She is a certified personal trainer, registered yoga teacher as well as a STOTT certified pilates instructor. Yoga sculpt is a culmination of all of the various forms of fitness that she has taught over the years.

 In a rhythmic based mat class, Sarah blends vinyasa yoga, pilates and barre style movements to create a sweaty and exhilarating workout. You’ll feel your core, you’ll sweat, you’ll stretch, you’ll burn and you’ll leave feeling strong and energized. 

sarah pollicelli

Carolina has always had a love for fitness! At the young age of 8, she started playing lacrosse which laid the foundation for her pursuit in competitive sports. At 13, she took her first cycle class and was hooked on all the adrenaline she felt afterwards. She went on to get certified as a fitness instructor at 18 and taught some cycle classes of her own while also playing collegiate level lacrosse & cheerleading.

After graduating, she discovered how similar CrossFit was to team sports. She went on to compete in several CrossFit competitions, pursued Olympic weightlifting, ran obstacle course races, discovered triathlon, surfing and rock climbing.

carolina pelletier