Alissa Pardo Stein, MAEd, IAYT, (International Association of Yoga Therapists)  is a  Yoga Alliance certified E-RYT 200/RYT 500 Gentle Therapeutics Yoga teacher. She holds dual 200 hour teaching certifications in Skanda Yoga & YogaWorks as well as certification in Yoga for Scoliosis.   Alissa is a Reiki Master in the Usui/Holy Fire system of Reiki Healing with Advanced Reiki training.  
Her creative classes infuse the universal energy of the day with inspiration sought from the Mayan calendar. She creates safe opportunities to practice yoga using a variety of props to lengthen, strengthen & restore the body. 
She was drawn to the practice of yoga after years of suffering from chronic low back, shoulder  & TMJ pain. She found that the inclusion of a consistent yoga practice in her life diminished her symptoms until they eventually disappeared.  As a consequence of her personal transformation, she  embarked on her journey of professional healing. 
She has studied with many teachers including certifications with Allaine Stricklen, (300 hours – Gentle Therapeutics) Edwin Bergman, (200 hours- YogaWorks) Ken Von Roenn III (200 hours- Skanda Yoga), Jordan Bloom, (100 hours – Anusara Immersion)  
She has also dedicated many hours of practice with John Friend,  Christy Nones-McKenzie, Ganesha, (50 hours -Sacred Embodiment- Subtle Body Energy & Kundalini Yoga), Master Gyrotonic Trainers, Mige Germann, (50 hour Gyrokenesis Pre-Training) Jackson Kellogg & Arash Dastranj-Sedghi, & Elise Browning Miller. 

Mid-life has taught Alissa that you do not need to have a “flexy-bendy” body to begin & progress. The benefits of yoga come with a daily practice, including meditation (calming the mind) & remembering that every day brings new possibilities & opportunities. 
She works with private & corporate clients, holds workshops, & offers classes weekly at various yoga studios including her private studio in Miami Beach. Alissa is a a life long resident of Miami Beach. She earned her BA in Early Childhood Education & Art History as well as her MAEd in Early Childhood & Special Education from Washington University in St. Louis.