Native Yoga Center: A Vibrant Palm Beach Destination by Paul Rowe

Offering Ashtanga yoga and native yoga Vinsaya classes, traditional Thai massage, Thai massage certification training, monthly workshops, native yoga teacher training, and much more, Juno Beach’s Native Yoga Center keeps Palm Beach yoga culture alive, vibrant, and thriving.

Co-founders of Native Yoga Center Todd and Tamara McLaughlin have been part of Florida’s burgeoning yoga scene for over a decade, and Native Yoga Center has stood apart from other studios in the area because of their many years of experience in the field of yoga and bodywork.

“My wife Tamara and I opened Native Yoga Center eleven years ago here in Plaza La Mer in Juno Beach,” Todd McLaughlin said. “We were originally inspired to share the practice of yoga from our marvelous teachers in India.”

For the last 11 years, Native Yoga Center has proudly remained a family owned and operated yoga studio. Together, Todd and Tamara have cultivated an extremely calming, peaceful, and dedicated environment where locals and visitors of all ages and backgrounds alike are able to initiate and deepen their connections to yoga.

“Native Yoga Center is directed by teachers who have close to twenty years of experience practicing and teaching yoga to people of varied backgrounds,” McLaughlin said. “We offer down to earth instruction that is made accessible by anyone who has a sincere desire to learn authentic yoga.”

Todd and Tamara have brought the people of Palm Beach together through their shared commitment to the study and practice of one of the world’s most ancient and celebrated activities. Providing the local community with uncommonly inspired teacher training for the past nine years has invigorated the people of Juno Beach and the greater Palm Beach region.

“Many of the graduates of our program have gone on to open their own studios and serve their local communities by teaching yoga classes in a multitude of various environments,” McLaughlin said. “Our Teacher Training program is the culmination of many years of study and practice with a continued commitment to inspiring excellence.”

The rich diversity, inspired instruction, and enthusiasm for improvement at Native Yoga Center is simply contagious. Thanks to Todd and Tamara, passion for self-improvement is growing in Juno Beach.

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Working Heart to Heart

Working Heart to Heart

Craniosacral Therapy for the Cardiovascular System

Taught by Michael J Shea, PhD

July 22-23, 2017

Juno Beach, FL

Native Yoga Center is please to announce that Michael Shea will be offering a continuing education course for Licensed Massage Therapists this coming weekend on July 22 &23, 2107. Michael typically travels the world teaching Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and we feel honored to host him in his hometown of Juno Beach, Florida.

This course bridges skills from Craniosacral Therapy to the vascular system. In particular, the various “tides” of the craniosacral system will be referenced through their activity in the cardiovascular system.  Of particular interest will be the long tide as it is called in Biodynamic Osteopathy. Based on new scientific information, Craniosacral Therapy palpation will be used to increase the function of the major arteries of the body.  The tone of the arteries is controlled by the autonomic nervous system which regulates the tension in the artery. Students will learn what a balanced artery feels like to lower stress in the client.

You can read more about Michael’s work by visiting his website here.

You can register for the course by clicking here.

Native Yoga Immersions Return!

We are so excited to announce the return of Native Yoga Immersions!!! 200hr and 300hr YA Registered Teacher Training sessions are back in full swing this weekend, April 28-30, 2017. This program includes in-depth exploration of asana, pranayama and meditation. We incorporate the traditional technology of hatha/ashtanga yoga with practical and experiential practices to help deepen your practice. Enhance your appreciation for the power of healing yoga embodies. This course is for those interested in teaching yoga as well those who would like to learn more. Check the link here for more info.


Guru Purnima ~ Chalisa at Native Yoga


Tomorrow is July’s full moon which is celebrated in India and elsewhere as Guru Purnima – known as the celebration of the Spiritual Teacher.

As an added bonus to the celebration Pattabhi Jois was also born on Guru Purnima in 1915!  Jai to Tim Miller for keeping this tradition alive stateside!

Join Todd tomorrow at 7am for an extra heartfelt Hanuman Chalisa to celebrate this special occasion. (We also are wishing our son a Happy Birthday as he was born on Guru Purnima in July 2006.)


Day 15 – No Shave Yoga Event – Not as Scruffy but Awesome

No Shave November is focused on generating discussion about men’s health and raising funds for those diagnosed with cancer. Without the support from the women in our lives we would be left helpless. I am blessed to have the support of these amazing women and encourage everyone, male and female to help support the cause.

Follow these amazing Yogis this November for the No Shave Yoga Event @adampolhemusyoga @brianmilleryoga @davidmiliotis @gregnardi @juankgalan @nativeyoga @willduprey #yogabeardsunite 

Help us raise awareness about men’s health and donate to or join our Fund Raising Team called Yoga Beards Unite at

Why No Shave November? Compassion for Others 

Day 2 – No Shave Yoga Event – #yogabeardsunite – Why No Shave November? Compassion for Others   
A question that may come to mind is, why would we want to not shave during the month of November? We certainly can come up with a ton of reasons why shaving is a good idea i.e., it’s not as itchy, it feels cleaner and smoother and my grandma likes it better when I shave to name only a few. The reason for the campaign of No Shave November is to make a statement, emanating an expression of compassion for others. In yoga philosophy and practice there is an adage (Loka-Samgraha) that encourages us to offer the fruits of our practice such as, good health, positive frame of mind and improved concentration, to the greater good of humanity. This is why I am practicing not shaving for this campaign. It is my hope that our effort to raise money and awareness for others plight may offer the simplest expression of compassion to someone who needs it. Chances are you have had someone close to you diagnosed with cancer at some point in your life. If so then you know how challenging it is when you would like to be able to help but feel like there is nothing that you can do. We cannot guarantee that this campaign will change the course of our life or someone else. Yet by setting the intention that we would like to help, as humble as an intention may be, perhaps together we can make a difference.

Today Greg Nardi explains what Loka-Samgraha means in the video below. 

No Shave Yoga Event is a group of yoga teachers who have banded together to help spread the word, grow hairy, raise money and inspire health through the practice of yoga. Our fundraising team is called Yoga Beards Unite and we aim to raise at least $1500 by the end of November. Please help us achieve our goal by donating to our team page at When you post on social media please tag us to show your support and share your story to help us in our endeavor. Together we can make a difference! @adampolhemusyoga @brianmilleryoga @davidmiliotis @gregnardi @juankgalan @nativeyoga @willduprey

No Shave Yoga Event

rsz_1rsz_nsyeDuring the month of November I am striving to raise awareness about cancer and to help fundraise for the organization I have created two main events to help this process. One is an actual gathering at Native Yoga Center for a donation based yoga class on November 22nd at 12pm. If you live locally in South Florida you can register for the event at the No- Shave Yoga Event registration page. The other event is an online fundraising social media campaign involving male yoga teachers from around the world. We are collectively growing a beard to support the cause and are posting pictures and words of inspiration on our social media channels. Our team is called Yoga Beards Unite and it consists of @adampolhemusyoga @brianmilleryoga @davidmiliotis @gregnardi @juankgalan @nativeyoga @willduprey. Follow us on Instagram and on our favorite social media channels. These events are open for all to participate, male and female. Your support will help those who are working through the challenge of cancer receive financial and moral support. Help show your support by including #yogabeardsunite on your posts as well. Thank you!