Our Teachers


Preston & Christen began their yoga journey together after taking their first Baptiste Power Vinyasa class in 2003 when they were on vacation in Rhode Island. They then started practicing Baptiste Power Yoga in the Washington, DC area, where they were living. After a few years of practicing yoga, Preston started teaching yoga in 2006, and Christen in 2008. They have been living in South Florida since September 2011 and got married in July 2012.

Preston Scott, ERYT-200, started yoga as a way to heal himself physically from years of bodybuilding and athletics. Through practicing, he also became aware of the mental and spiritual benefits of yoga. Because of his background in personal training and athletics, Preston teaches a physically-challenging and empowered practice. His fun attitude and great sense of humor offer ease and joy to his students. Preston’s deep sense of spirituality is also something he intertwines into his classes. His love and joy for life are felt throughout his classes. Preston has had years of training in teaching power vinyasa yoga at Down Dog Yoga in Washington, D.C., and with some of the top teachers in the country, including Baron Baptiste.  He is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (ERYT-200).  Aside from teaching, Preston leads workshops, and assists teacher trainings throughout the country.
Christen Scott, ERYT-500, came to yoga for the emotional and mental benefits of the practice. With a doctorate in clinical psychology and having worked in the mental health field for over 15 years, Christen had explored many treatments for her clients’ and her own emotional issues, both traditional and non-traditional. After taking her first yoga class, she experienced a peace of mind that she did not know was possible. Christen has seen more personal transformation on the yoga mat than in the therapy office. Christen’s classes offer a physically challenging practice in an environment that fosters self-inquiry. She believes that everyone can live their best life right now once they face their fears and embrace the present moment. Her classes will empower you to let go of your stories and step into your greatness. Christen is a 500 Level Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (ERYT-500) and a Certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Teacher. She is the creator of The Yoga Shrink, which addresses mental health issues within the context of yoga philosophy.

 

Ellis Elliott, RYT-500 After a short stint as a high school English teacher, Ellis taught dance for 25 years and ran her own dance studio for 7 years. Yoga offered different gifts than dance, and she discovered you can love and learn from both. Yoga has inspired an inward journey that led to healing, growth, and acceptance. Ellis thinks what a dancer expresses outwardly, a yogi moves through inwardly, and it is all energy moving through the body. She believes the body sings in many ways, and it is her job as yoga teacher to guide and support your personal journey. Ellis likes to read, write, make art, run slowly, sing loudly when alone, and stare at the ocean. Ellis completed her 500 RYT with Wild Abundant Life and her 200 RYT with the Power Yoga Tribe.

 

 

Dr. Beth Kozak, RYT-200 has been a practicing chiropractor in the greater Palm Beach Gardens community for more than 16 years. She couples her love of chiropractic with her love for yoga. Dr. Beth is passionate about utilizing proper spinal alignment during her yoga practice, and is equally as passionate about sharing her expertise with students while leading classes. She desires all her students experience a “healthy” practice during her classes, understanding proper alignment, embracing individual anomalies, and guiding students towards understanding their limitless potential. Pure curiosity drew Dr. Beth to her first yoga class. She quickly embraced yoga’s ability to heal her body, mind, and spirit. The practice of Baptiste Yoga in particular, has helped Dr. Beth heal past injures and prevent new ones from occurring in her athletic activities and daily practice of chiropractic. Dr. Beth received her 200 RYT at the Power Yoga Tribe in March, 2016. When Dr. Beth is not practicing chiropractic or yoga, she loves spending time with her husband, Steven, and daughter, Summer. She enjoys time with friends and family, walks on the beach, camping, and kayaking.

 

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