Jim’s introduction to yoga came about two years ago when his partner began taking classes and eventually decided to become a yoga instructor. Initially his practice involved diving into the mindfulness of the yoga tradition which has led him to a much more peaceful and accepting way of life. Since then he has begun exploring the benefits of the physical aspects of yoga and has found an even more profound mind and body connection which has led to the easing of long term physical ailments, as well as a deeper mental and spiritual peace.
In addition to her Yoga Alliance certifications, she is also a restorative yoga specialist, fitness instructor and cancer survivor. Yoga is her love and she studies authentic healing yoga principles daily. Yoga for cancer patients is her passion since she has experienced first-hand the reduction of side effects for herself and her cancer survivor students, Wellness Warriors™. Gail studied Yoga for oncology patients with Dr. Sarah Rausch at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and Dr. Leonard Cohen at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
“Food is thy medicine and yoga is thy prescription for a life of inner peace and optimal well-being.” Gail Newfield
Linn is an experienced workshop leader, having frequently led a popular workshop on Yoga Nidra. Linn developed “Heart Energy Yoga!” (HEY!), a four-session series to activate and integrate our chakras — which are powerful energy centers. The HEY! Participant experiences a unique series of specially selected yoga postures with effective energy releasing and forgiving processes to achieve integration through their heart’s center. Linn trains yoga teachers to bring the transformative HEY! modality to their students. She authored the brief book “Heart Energy Yoga!”
Linn’s classes have a meditative and inward focus with emphasis on listening to the body and breathing. She presents options so the postures work for every body, while providing a satisfying challenge.
Linn’s profession as a university mathematics professor spanned 30 years. Now in her 72nd year, she enjoys an expansive second half of life assisting individuals, teaching, and leading groups and workshops.
Lindy, a professional musician found yoga after experiencing a car accident in 2000 that left her with a neck injury and paralysis down both arms. Shortly after the accident Lindy began practicing meditation with sound to assist her in her own recovery, it was several years until Lindy was able to begin an asana practice. In 2011 she completing her first yoga teacher training to better understand what she needed to do to stay healthy with her mind and body. To dive deeper into sound, Lindy studied in India where she discovered the healing properties of sound, vibration and harmony and is certified in sound healing using Tibetan bowls, and other meditation practices that she found was the key that allows the spirit to soar. Lindy is passionate about sharing what she has learned about the healing benefits that beginning a yoga practice can offer. Her relaxed approached and light-hearted personality makes it fun for students to explore the possibilities that practicing yoga and meditation can offer.
Yves's interests in the healing arts and the mind body relationship were sparked after several years of devoted Yoga study. The exploration of movement with breath, meditation, and wellness allowed for a discovery of self-love and satisfaction that had previously seemed beyond reach. With a desire to further understand natural healing and compassionate self-care Yves began studies in massage therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. As a licensed practitioner she employs modalities such as Thai Yoga massage, sports and rehabilitative bodywork therapy, and pre-natal bodywork. Shortly after becoming an LMT Yves began training to become a 200 hour registered yoga teacher.
Yves continues to explore the profound and infinite rewards of natural wellness through the practices of Yoga and meditation, mindful eating, marathon running, hiking, rock climbing and receiving massage and bodywork treatments. Yves favorite yoga practices are Yin and therapeutic Yoga, her preferred massage treatment is therapeutic deep tissue.
Hank has been practicing yoga for more than eleven years and is an RYT200 teacher certified by Yoga Alliance. He has practiced and studied many different yoga styles, including; Iyengar, Jivamukti, Yin, Ashtanga, Forrest Vinyasa and Bikram.
Hank combines creative sequences, visualization techniques and strong poses to create a deep and enduring yoga experience for all levels of students. His classes are ultimately designed to create a fitter body and a tighter yoga butt for his students; with the added benefit of a healthier mind and fierce attitude. This is not your grandma ma's yoga practice. Be ready to sweat and move. His hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished, balanced and really, really, really strong.
Hank resides in downtown St. Petersburg, FL.
An avid traveler, nature lover and aspiring surfer, Randi has had the opportunity to experience yoga all over the world with top teachers in their respective fields. While her primary study has been in the jungles of Costa Rica, she attended a month-long Ashtanga, Ayurveda & Tantra in Bali and a 10-day Vipassana Meditation course in India. Randi’s desire to see the world and her love of adventure led to her living in the Middle East for 6 years - a huge learning experience for sure!
Her style is Interdisciplinary, incorporating a variety of traditions to create a fun, dynamic class. As a trained massage therapist and chronic pain patient herself, she understands the importance and benefits of correct alignment & mental stability. Equally integral to her practice are pranayama and meditation. Randi believes a well-rounded practice follows the 8-limbed approach and strives to create a safe space to facilitate the generation of yoga.