Founder Milagros D. Alva is a yogini and profoundly believes the practice of yoga is a tool that enables everyone to tap into their Divine Self so one can be guided to achieve a self-actualized, enlightened, and harmonious peaceful life. Milagros has 500 hours of yoga teacher training at a registered yoga school (RYS) and is certified with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (200RYT).

Milagros found her spiritual home in yoga shortly before she made the transition of relocating from NY to FL. Milagros has come to experience that all can and do learn at any age. She has earned both a Master’s Degree of Science in Education and a Master’s Degree of Professional Studies in Criminal Justice from St. John’s University, NY as well as a Post-Graduate Degree in School Building Leadership from CUNY.

Her philosophy that fitness should be invigorating and rewarding gives Milagros energy and reminds her to live life mindfully awake. She has completed a 200-hour Raja (Restorative) Yoga Certified Teacher Training and a 300-hour Hatha/Vinyasa Certified Yoga Teacher Training at Anuttara Yoga under the tutelage of Philip Christodoulou.

Milagros envisions classes at Yoga Shama to be heartfelt, yet powerful and inspirational to help all deepen their practice and have an enjoyable sensory experience!