Yoga Teachers

Todd and Tamara McLaughlin - ERYT, LMT

Todd and Tamara McLaughlin, the founders and directors of Native Yoga Center -- Juno Beach, have been teaching and practicing yoga together throughout the world including the United States, Australia, Thailand and India.  The couple returned to Todd's hometown of Jupiter, Florida and are pleased to offer their knowledge and understanding of the inspirational art of yoga in Juno Beach, Florida.

Todd and Tamara are both Experienced Registered Yoga Teachers at the 500 level with Yoga Alliance. Todd and Tamara studied Ashtanga Yoga with K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Rangaswamy in Mysore, India and in America. In 2005, they completed an Ashtanga Primary Series Teacher Training with their teacher, Tim Miller, in Encinitas, California. In 2010, Todd completed a Second Series Teacher Training and in 2015 he accomplished the first Third Series Teacher Training with Timji at the Ashtanga Yoga Center. Also in 2015, Todd successfully concluded the Traditional Yoga Studies 800-Hour Philosophy, History and Literature of Yoga Course under the tutelage of Brenda Feuerstein, Course Tutor/Director of TYS and the late Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D..
 In addition, Todd and Tamara have both completed Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in 2002 and had the opportunity of directing a Bikram Yoga College of India for three years in San Diego, California.

As a complement to Yoga, Todd has been a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Florida since 2000. Both Todd and Tamara are certified in Traditional Thai Massage from the International Training Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Todd is an avid practitioner of Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka.

Native Yoga Center of Juno Beach, Florida offers Ashtanga yoga, Native Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage and periodic Thai Massage Certification classes. Check this website & our schedule for upcoming classes and workshops.

Amy Stauber - RYT

Amy Douglas took her first yoga classes in 1998 and was struck by its ability to calm the mind and relieve bodily tension.  She has been a regular practitioner of the Native Yoga sequence since January 2008, when she made finding a great yoga studio a new year’s resolution.  In the years since she began practicing with Todd and Tamara McLaughlin, she has lost fifty pounds and regained health, vitality, and happiness.   Becoming a yoga teacher is, for her, a way to give back to the tradition which has transformed her life so positively. 
Amy is a former English teacher who now devotes her time to tutoring middle and high school students, writing fiction, and practicing yoga.  She is originally from southern Indiana and moved to Palm Beach County in 2006.

Mikaue Britt - RYT

Mikaue was born and raised in Brazil spending most of her life on the island of Florianopolis, located in the southern region of Brazil.  Shortly after getting married in 2013, she moved to North Palm Beach, Florida with her husband.
While working for many years in the oil drilling industry prior, she found yoga in 2009 as a way to release the stress of her job and to keep her mind healthy during the her time offshore while at work.
Mikaue’s mother has been practicing yoga for over 40 years and has become an important influence to her yoga connection. Growing up with a very active family, Mikaue started practicing Swasthya yoga and some gentle yoga until she strongly connected with Ashtanga yoga; which has transformed her life. Quickly, yoga became her main focus. Not only practicing yoga while working offshore, but back at home with family and friends together along with kitesurfing; a water sport she passionately loves.
At Native Yoga Center, she found the exceptional guidance with the harmony of a family studio, which influenced her in 2015 to start the Native Yoga Center teacher training with Tamara and Todd. Through hard work, dedication, and focus to learn the Philosophy and yoga adjustments, she was able to accomplish her dream to help others in finding the peace, calmness, and the healthy lifestyle benefits from yoga.

Jamie Spritzer - RYT

Originally from New Jersey, Jamie began practicing yoga in 2001. Jamie Spritzer, is an RYT- 500 advanced yoga instructor. Jamie discovered the countless benefits of her yoga practice and decided to commence her first training in 2006 at Core Power Yoga in Colorado. After 13 years, and hundreds of hours of intense training and workshops, Jamie most recently completed her 500 hour with Todd and Tamara McLaughlin, the co-founders of Native Yoga in Palm Beach County.  Teaching others is a gift that comes quite naturally to her. Jamie is known for her compassionate, mindful and non-judgmental, student-centric teaching style.. In 2012, Jamie’s desire to find home, work and lifestyle balance led her to begin studying Transcendental Meditation, Mindfulness and various others forms of meditation. Since that time, it has changed her journey, and the benefits are contagious to everyone she comes in connection with. Jamie weaves thought-provoking meditations, wisdom and yoga in a useful and accessible style for all-levels of students. She believes quieting the mind through practice, leads to a greater sense of ease, non-reaction and contentment within oneself and with others.  Simultaneously, she owns and operates a professional company, D-65, training photographers and enthusiasts in Digital Workflow.  Jamie’s greatest teachers are her two children, whom are constant reminders to remain patient in the present and just breathe. 

Michel Quintana - RYT

Michel has been practicing yoga for over 18 years.  She has been an avid athlete her entire life.  She has been involved in snowboarding, mountain biking, skiing, crossfit, running and other athletic endeavors.  This athletic passion drove Michel to yoga as a means of improving physical and spiritual performance.  As with all hard-core athletes, injuries accrued, and she used yoga to rehab her injuries.  As she developed more expertise with yoga and healing musculoskeletal injuries it became clear to her that she needed to dedicate her life to yoga to help others.  Michel is a certified Bikram Yoga instructor and is certified in the Tony Sanchez Yogic Physical Culture Academy Level 1-3 (Advanced Bikram Yoga).   Michel is also a certified aerial yoga instructor.  Additionally, Michel is completing a certification with native yoga and the hybrid ashtanga-bikram yoga sequence.  She is an expert in helping individuals treat musculoskeletal conditions with yoga, mobility and strength and conditioning techniques.

Rebecca Berman - RYT

Rebecca has been passionate about health and wellness her entire life. She has been a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist since 2005 and is a RYT-500 advanced yoga instructor. She started practicing yoga in 2015 and quickly fell in love with the practice.  She knew she wanted to teach, but was first determined to develop a strong personal practice of her own. Her dedication and devotion to the practice has been growing over the years, often in ways beyond what she could have hoped or imagined.  She is fascinated not just with the asana practice, but also with Yoga history, philosophy and all eight limbs of Classical Yoga. You will often find her in the morning Mysore room doing her daily Ashtanga Yoga practice. She is a firm believer that is you want to become a better, healthier human being; all you need to do is practice Yoga.  For Rebecca, Yoga is a moving mediation, a way to create peace and stillness in the mind, a way to cultivate gratitude, happiness and contentment in any situation. Yoga has improved her life in countless ways and helps her to always focus on the positive. Rebecca is eager to continue exploring the depths of Yoga and is passionate about passing on the incredible tradition to as many people as possible.