Established in 1968 and incorporated in 1971, our center is the oldest active yoga studio in South Florida. The Yoga Center of Deerfield Beach was opened by Madhu over fifty years ago in memory of her daughter, a young yogini, Gail Teichmann. Gail had served youth and cared for animals at a Ma Yoga Shakti Mission in India. From Madhu, Dotty Zevin took over and owned the center for 27 years. Louise Goldberg became the owner/ director in 2016. Today the Yoga Center hosts a variety of yoga classes every day of the week. Day and night classes include Hatha Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Full Body Vinyasa, Ashtanga Flow, Qi Gong, Yoga Nidra, Sound Bath, Wall Yoga, and Yoga Fusion. Our yoga classes are offered every day of the week.
Newcomers are welcome. We encourage you to try different classes to find the ones that work best for you. Our teachers represent many different backgrounds of yoga. All are Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) with Yoga Alliance.
The touchstone of the Yoga Center is the Teacher 200-Hour Training Program, which began under the tutelage of JoAnn Evans in 1988. Louise Goldberg, E-RYT500, MA, C-IAYT, has been teaching yoga for over 40 years and is a certified Yoga Therapist. She serves as Director of Teacher Training at the Yoga Center of Deerfield Beach. The program begins every fall.
"The Yoga Center of Deerfield Beach is more than a yoga studio - it is a historical landmark of our South Florida yoga community. It is a treasure trove of experience, devotion, and integrity in the life and practice of the yogic path." ~ Silvana Soleri
Newcomers to yoga are welcome to attend any class. We suggest you try different teachers to find the class that works best for your needs. We encourage you to trust yourself and what your body feels willing and able to do on any given day.
A Note on Gratitude
We made the commitment to move the Yoga Center from its original location of 52 years in March of 2020. Needless to say, things did not proceed as we had imagined.
Since that time, we went from paper passes and sign-in sheets to a computerized registration system. We discovered the joys (and challenges) of teaching Yoga on Zoom. We’ve learned to teach and practice while keeping socially distant from our neighbors. We’ve maintained our sense of community with those who live far from us or who practice from home.
Gradually, we have allowed ourselves to reconnect. To laugh together without fear. To practice in a shared space together. To hug and be close. To relax…
Each time I walk into our beautiful new studio, I feel a flush of delight. How fortunate we are to have this beautiful space, our exceptional faculty, this extraordinary community to connect with daily or whenever we want--to practice together, to open our hearts to one another, and thus remember who we are.
Thank you, my friends. Because of you, I feel blessed.
With love, Louise