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.

 

Diane Lambert Cole, RYT-200

Diane received her Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) certification with the Power Yoga Tribe (PYT) in March 2017. Although she had been practicing yoga on and off for approximately 5 years, power yoga was totally new to her. Furthermore, once she started the certification program at PYT, Diane quickly realized that she actually knew very little about yoga. The program completely changed how she viewed and practiced yoga. Becoming a yoga teacher was a personal goal that she wanted to achieve before she turned fifty, and she did it.
Diane is a full-time dialysis nurse for the Veterans’ Administration. During her free time, she enjoys socializing with the Greyhound adoption group in West Palm Beach, where her husband Jeff is a volunteer and board member. Jeff and Diane are the adoptive parents of 2 beautiful retired Greyhounds.
Diane teaches the Thursday 6pm Power Hour and often teaches the 6am Happy Hour as well. Come and join her for a full energetic hour, with her own French twist.

 

Melissa Martz, RYT-200

Melissa went to her first yoga class for the physical benefit. However, as she lay in her very first savasana, she noticed an authentic sense of rest and ease perhaps for the first time. Melissa sees yoga as a holistic practice with endless mental, emotional, and physical benefits. This is what lead her to want to share this practice with others. Melissa received her 200 RYT with the Power Yoga Tribe and plans to further her yoga education with trauma informed yoga training.

Melissa is a registered patent attorney but works in affiliation with a personal injury firm taking on the cases of sex trafficked and sex abuse victims exclusively. She is a mother and wife who enjoys rock wall climbing, travel,  nature, and spending time with family. 

 

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