Gina fell in love with yoga in an Ashtanga class in South Florida circa 1999. “I was the worse one in the class. The instructor could not believe how inflexible I was.” That motivated her to delve deeper. A fitness-ista (running, tennis, aerobics) yoga quickly became her favorite as she saw her body transform. “Yoga with it’s deep breathing and twists, works you inside out. Your body will function more efficiently -- the result is eating less and loving your body more.” Gina loves working with newbies. Her classes will challenge and nurture you mentally and physically.
Lorien Starr was introduced to yoga at a young age by her mother Mary Ellen; who not only practices on the mat but lives a yogic lifestyle. As a dancer; Lorien fell in love with the creativity, fluidity and dynamic flow of yoga. Majoring in Jazz Dance, she earned a Bachelor of Science from Pointe Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. Lorien currently resides in downtown Orlando where she dances professionally and practices Physical Therapy. In 2015 she received her 200hr YTT from Full Circle Yoga in Winter Park. Her extensive knowledge of anatomy and tenure as a professional dancer make her the perfect fit for yogamix…Can you say Nirvana?
Danielle Lindberg tried yoga over a decade ago and was immediately hooked. She loved the dynamic movement and the noticeable difference it made in her tension-burned neck and shoulders from being a "techie." In 2009, she was certified under Rolf Gates and started teaching vinyasa flow to "spread the love" and its many benefits. She also completed Eric Paskel's teacher training for a different perspective. Her style is described as very creative and challenging, yet accessible, with emphasis on alignment. Danielle holds several wellness certifications and is the constant student to best serve those around her. When not on her mat, you can find her busy as a systems architect, wellness coach, working on an art project or learning to surf.
I am Debbie, a US Army Veteran from New York who found Yoga and was able to heal physically and mentally after many injuries. With a background in Exercise Science, Personal Training, and Nutrition, I added in Yoga and Meditation for a well-rounded approach to health and wellness. I like to help people realize that life is happening for us not to us and be able to transition from "I can't" to "I can” as I have. As a Health Coach and Yoga Instructor I help people remember to live each moment to the fullest on and off the mat. I feel I have an authentic and non-judgmental teaching style with a dose of inspiration to find real freedom. I also enjoy traveling the world and attending new trainings to expand my knowledge and tool box to share with others. It is so satisfying and meaningful to me to have students see a shift in perspective and ability. I look forward to working with you soon. Namaste.
Lori is a 270RYT graduate of Yoga University of Florida’s Power alignment based yoga teacher training, Hatha track where her training is rooted in proper alignment and a sustainable practice. Lori's yoga journey began over 15 years ago as a way to increase her own strength, flexibility and balance and she is passionate about for sharing the practice. Drawn to the healing arts, yoga taught her many things including grace, balance, healing, and loving herself. Lori is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Masters Level Addiction Professional that has been providing education, healing and therapy for groups and individuals for over 10 years and it was a natural expansion into teaching yoga to those who may need it most. Lori's specifically is teaching yoga as healing for injuries, addiction and mental illness and loves to teach and share this empowering and healing practice.
Kelly teaches Physical Education and works with the Orlando Magic. Her passion for educating youth about health and fitness started at Central Michigan University where she was an athlete herself. In 2017, she travelled to India to become Yoga Certified, submerged into the very traditional teaching methods where Yoga first began. Since then, she launched a Yoga program at her school and was instrumental in giving students credits for Yoga Class. The benefits for guided meditation and daily practices with teenagers, inspires her to bettering the lives of everyone she teaches. With the fusion of her PE background, traditional and modern yoga styles; her classes offer a range from Hatha, vinyasa or Yin yoga. “I hope to challenge, educate and connect with each yogi through an active and spiritual class. Connection is something I aim to achieve through every practice.”
The physical aspects drew Kelsey to yoga in 2006. She discovered something deeper, “Yoga is an important and transformative tool that can bring great perspective to life, both physically and spiritually.” Through yoga, Kelsey aims to assist the individual not only in developing strength, but also cultivating self-acceptance, confidence, stability, and overall well-being. Yoga helped her find happiness by simply being present on her mat, open to possibilities, ultimately becoming more whole and connected.
Kelsey continues to explore yoga through advanced workshops with yogis Steve Ross, Pradeep, Beryl Bender Birch, Bryan Kest, and Rolf Gates. Through the utilization of breath, drishti, bandhas, and a slightly irreverent sense of humor, Kelsey fosters an environment in which the student can feel at home .
When Lauren was first introduced to yoga at 16, it was introduced to her as a therapeutic tool. She got away from her practice for about 10 years, but eventually found herself back on her mat. Little did she know, after that first class back, a week later she would be signed up for teacher training! She swears by yoga’s ability to heal, strengthen, and empower oneself. Yoga has changed her life for the best in every way possible, and she wants to share that light with everyone she meets- especially during her classes! She loves introducing her classes to new poses, and encourages you to play and challenge yourself, not only with the poses, but also with focusing on the present moment and your breath.
Sarah is a proud graduate of the Warrior One 300 hour RYT. She started practicing yoga after suffering from herniated discs in her low back. Four years later she is pain free! Now she is helping others locate trauma in their bodies though yoga. With an emphasis on alignment, she teaches a Baptiste style power flow that is challenging yet accessible. Believing life happens outside your comfort zone, she will encourage you to your edge.
Troy was born in Virginia to military parents. He grew up out west in San Diego and the Far East in Japan. He is an actor and an artist who began a spiritual journey in the 90’s by studying mediation. Troy comes to us with an extensive knowledge of the body, a certified personal trainer and yogi, teaching safe yoga since early 2000’s. He returns to Florida after owning/operating the number one yoga studio in Dana Point, California. His thoughtful and conscientious safe yoga work awarded him the title of 'Master Yogi' by Yogi Amrit Desai who also gave him his yogi name, Shanti. Shanti means peace and through his first book, 'The Why of Yoga' he hopes to create peace in a world that can be chaotic.
Brooke fell in love with body and movement at an early age through dancing and performing. Her appreciation for body intelligence and the importance of healthy living grew and in 2014 she received a BFA in Dance and Choreography at VCU. The same year she moved to Orlando to teach dance and ultimately started her own dance company.
Here, Brooke took her first yoga class: to cross-train and stay in shape. Through yoga and breath, Brooke began to connect the body, mind and spirit. It wasn’t long before a few classes turned into a desire to learn more and in 2016 she traveled to Mexico to study yoga, earning her 200 YTT from the Yandara Yoga Institute. “Yoga is for every body,” says Brooke “and the process of learning is the practice”. In Brooke’s class, she will inspire you to listen to your body, push your boundaries and grow past your edge. When Brooke is not on the mat or dancing, she loves to skateboard with her boyfriend and her puggle, Pumba.
I was a junior in high school when my Mother finally convinced me to go to yoga. It was a heated vinyasa class and I loved it. Through high school I practiced yoga multiple times a week and in 2017 completed my yoga teacher training at Shiva Yoga Shala in Fort Myers FL. This is one of the best decisions of my life. Music is another passion so my YogaMix includes many different generations of Rock. In 201? I moved to Orlando to study Music Production. See you in class!
oga is my passion...I've been teaching and practicing for over 10 years and it is always new to me. Originally from Columbia, am certified in Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Pre-natal, Senior, Chair, kids and yoga Nidra.
My focus is to create a comfortable atmosphere for all body types, orchestrating breath- synchronized movements, core stability, flexibility and alignment technique. I help you maintain mind/body awareness so you can create your own intensity. I love helping others to their most healthy and harmonious life through yoga. What my heart speaks in class can not be translated into English or Spanish. It's universal - unity, peace and love.
Baltimore more and now a beach convert, Danielle began practicing yoga in 2001 after her daughter was born. Married to a musician who was on the road her time was limited and her yoga journey began 20 minutes a day with Rodney Yee videos. With a background in dance she fell in love with the grace, breathe and flow of yoga and transformative power of yoga. She continued her practice at home and studios all over the globe.
In 2011 a class with Kim King-Zamoff inspired her to deepen her practice. Taking workshops with notable yogi's like Doug Swenson and Laura Kazperzak and eventually getting her CYT300 hour certification from Warrior One Power Yoga. Continuing education include: AFAA, SCW, SUP & CPR & Teen Yoga with Christy Brock and YogaMinded.
Hannah Aylward is a Certified Health Coach, fitness instructor, health + wellness writer, personal chef and healthy living expert. She helps both men and women around the world lose weight, balance hormones, heal skin complications, heal gut imbalances and feel at home in their bodies through healthy eating, movement, mindfulness practices and positive self-talk. Her goal is to help others “learn the tools they need to live the lives they deserve”. Get to know her by visiting her website or following her on Instagram and Twitter.
A lover of yoga and a lifetime student, Beth is an experienced and certified yoga instructor with a masters degree candidate in exercise physiology. If you are looking for personal experience and a blend of power yoga or vinyasa flow, followed by yin asanas and a close of Thai massage, a 90 minute private session can be tailored to you!
Melissa began her yoga journey in 2005 with Bikram Yoga, and used it to offset the physical strain from marathon and half-marathon training. After a knee osteotomy sidelined all running in 2011, Melissa immersed herself in Vinyasa-style yoga and never looked back. “ I used to think I was fit when I could run 26 miles, but yoga transformed my body and mind in ways I could never imagine”, she says of her newfound commitment to the practice. “Seeing my body transform and doing things in my 30s that I could only dream of in my teens as a gymnast was so inspiring, and it continues to inspire me each day.” Over the years, Melissa has trained with Vytas Baskauskas and taken workshops with Day Christiansen and Dylan Werner, where she loves to explore creative transitions and arm balances. Melissa received her 200 Hour YRT at Full Circle Yoga in 2017.