MEET OUR YOGA INSTRUCTORS

Alissa is a certified 500 E-RYT instructor. She began her yoga practice 10 years ago as a tool to calm her anxiety and find solace through grieving the loss of her mother. After 5 years of practice she knew she wanted to become an instructor so she could share the benefits of yoga with others.  She received her 200 RYT in 2015 and her 500 RYT in 2016. She has used yoga as a tool for managing anxiety, depression, perfectionism, insomnia and body dysmorphia. In 2019, She completed her E-RYT 500 certification as well as a course on trauma informed yoga and meditation for youth.

 

She is a Florida native and IRB resident. She is the mother of two amazing kiddos and married to her middle school sweetheart. Alissa is a volunteer Guardian Ad-Litem and mentor in the public-school system.  When not on the mat, she loves to read, sew and refinish furniture. Her family loves to travel and spend time on the water. Along with her yoga classes, her teaching path is to venture into helping others who are suffering from trauma and those looking to make big life changes. Alissa loves a strong and fun class that challenges and pushes the edge, but her true passion is cultivating salve and resolve for others through the teachings of yogic principles. 

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Charlotte has been practicing Yoga for over twenty-five years; in 2008 Charlotte

received her 200hr. Yoga Alliance certification from Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies in New Jersey. Since that time she has taught many different types of classes and continues her education on a regular basis. Charlotte is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Master. Charlotte has combined the knowledge of human anatomy and the energy systems to provide a safe, energetic, and caring class.

 

Her constant love for Yoga and desire to bring more experiences to her students has taken her to classes taught by several world renowned teachers such as: Elena Brower, Kino McGregor, Noah Maze, Mark Whitwell, Seane Corn, Ana Forrest, Douglas Brooks, David Swenson, Desire Rumbaugh, Rodney and Colleen Saidman Yee; just to name a few. Charlotte feels that her classes are a smooth blend of styles. She believes that similar to life; Yoga is constantly changing and therefore she has not glued herself to one particular style.

 

In her own words, "my classes are an eclectic mix, with an emphasis on alignment and awareness". Charlotte desires to share her love for Yoga and hopes she is able to help each student open to the beauty and freedom each breath offers.

Corinne is a 500RYT, classically trained in Hatha yoga, and teaches a variety of yoga methods including Vinyasa, Power, Yin, Meditation, Chakra and Bandha work. 

Corinne was drawn to yoga after a severe injury which had sidelined her running practice. She quickly realized that yoga was providing more than just a means of healing and strengthening.  She felt a profound shift and noticed improvement in her focus, concentration and management of stress levels off the mat. That inspired her to attend teacher training with the intention of deepening her own personal practice. 

After graduating, Corinne became passionate to share the far-reaching practice of yoga and its benefits with others. With an emphasis on the Iyengar and Kripalu lineages which highlight proper alignment, Corinne is technical with her teaching so her students can learn to improve range of motion and to find equanimity in both body and mind. 

Meet her on the mat, and enjoy a challenging, mindful practice!

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Ginger is a 200 RYT yoga instructor and Second Degree Reiki practitioner. While teaching a variety of class styles, she loves sharing the gift of yoga with her students and teachers of all levels. A connective energy, in her classes she combines breath work with postures to maximize internal heat with movement to deepen the practice. It’s a wonderful way to cultivate awareness and flexibility while strengthening. Practicing helps us connect internally. Come join her on your Sunday for a relaxing and empowering weekend!

Lori is an Ashtanga Based ERYT200/ERYT500/CPR Certified yoga instructor. After an extensive home practice, Lori earned her 200-hour RYT Training at Anala Yoga and then her 500-hour RYT with Sharon Denton Yoga. Lori is a Pinellas Virtual School English Lead Instructor with an Education background from the College of St. Scholastica, Exeter College, Oxford University, England, and the University of Minnesota. Lori has served as the Tru-Well (Tru-Well.com) Spiritual Coach providing meditation and Yoga education and published yoga articles for an on-line wellness website. Working remotely enabled Lori to develop discipline of the mind and body practicing the eight limbs of yoga. Lori believes in the positive benefits of all styles of yoga and hopes to guide others to this healing practice. If you ask her “What is yoga?” her response, “Yoga is poetry of the body” and what else would you expect from an English Major?

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Tina’s life got sweeter when yoga came into it eight years ago. Being a massage therapist for 20 years and enjoying the gym, yoga at first was all about the exercise and getting stronger and more flexible, but it soon became much more. Being committed to her own practice, she will always consider herself a student first.  Tina loves the mindfulness and the work “in” that takes us into now. 

 

Her style of teaching is slow. Saturating and rooting in the pose to navigate with breath to steady the mind and the body. Sprinkled with meditation and inspiration to help bring yogis to the present moment.  She gives options (not

obligations) to deepen the pose but to always honor the body. Tina wants her students to keep deep steady breaths and to do what is right for them and their practice. 

She says to-

“Remember that there is no such thing as being bad at yoga. We are all students, and we always will be.”

Whether you're brand new to yoga, or a seasoned yogi, ZEN has a class for you.