6800 Gulfport Boulevard, Suite 205
South Pasadena, FL 33707

OUR STAFF
  

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Jim Long, General Manager
 

Jim is a true native Floridian. Born and raised in the St. Pete area, he has worked in many different arenas from Funeral Services to IT and threw in some Traditional Chinese Medicine, permaculture and construction work along the way.

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.

 

 
Jill Perry, Founder, E-RYT500, YACEP, Lead Teacher RYT200, Lead Teacher RYT500

Jill Perry is the founder of Tree of Life Yoga. After spending 25+ years in the insurance and financial services fields, Jill opened ToLY as a result of experiencing personal transformation from a yoga practice that provided relief from chronic back pain as well as managing stress. Jill has years of teaching experience during her years in a corporate environment and also studied and taught group fitness classes, spiritual texts and studies, as well as providing insurance education and Continuing Education to colleges.

As a result of her belief that yoga and holistic fitness is for every body and everybody, she set about building a center that offers classes suitable for all levels of yoga, beginner to advanced, as well as meditation, barre, Pilates, Ayurveda, personal training, private and small-group instruction. Coming from a place of her years of experience in corporate training and as an adjunct instructor she developed and teaches, along with a staff of six experienced and well-educated yogis, both 200 and 500 Hour Yoga Alliance certification programs, as well as developing and teaching continuing education for yoga teachers, workshops, series classes, and master classes.

Jill’s public classes offer a blend of flow, meditation, pranayama, and a connection to Self. She loves teaching students who are seeking to go deeper into their practice.
Gail Newfield, E-RYT200, E-RYT500, YACEP, RYT200 Teacher, RYT500 Lead Teacher

Gail believes you should practice yoga every day, throughout the day, to create a healthy balance in your life even if it is a simple as stopping to breathe properly and relax the mind. She will educate, inspire, and motivate you to achieve optimal health and balance through your practice as she has done.

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 Sennott, PhD, E-RYT200, E-RYT500, Lead Teacher RYT200, Lead Teacher RYT500

Linn has been a yogi for 30 plus years and a teacher for 15 years. She accomplished her 200-Hour training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts and her 500-Hour Teacher Training at Living Room Yoga in St. Petersburg, Florida. Linn innovated “Yoga on the Ball with Weights and Bands” using large exercise balls, light weights, and exercise bands for rapid gains in strength and flexibility. She produced a DVD of her work combining light hand weights and yoga.

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 Romez - E-RYT200, Certified Sound Therapy, Meditation and Reiki practitioner

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.

 

 
Jen Donovan RYT 200

Jen came home to yoga several years ago after seeking relief from damaging physical and psychological patterns. What she found through her practice changed her on a fundamental level. She completed her teacher training with the Silver Lotus Training Institute and Involution Yoga in the coastal town of Lewes, DE. Inspired by her community, Jen felt the call to assist others embarking on their own yogic journeys and taught there. Her personal practice is reflected in her teaching style by integrating ancient philosophy with modern application, creating accessible modifications for all levels, and encouraging introspection within every pose. Jen is a gentle, compassionate, and inspiring guide for those seeking the deeper benefits of a yoga practice.
 
Yves Cedano, LMT, RYT200

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.

 

Kathy Perna LRY 200, Chair Yoga Certification

Kathy’s journey began originally in Providence R. I. and settled her in St. Petersburg for the last 30 years. It wasn’t long before Kathy became a Yoga enthusiast once she understood the connection between stress in the workplace and balancing everyday life. With the support of her wonderful family she became a certified instructor in 2012 and while still in the workplace enjoyed teaching fellow employees the great benefits of yoga practice. She recently retired from the financial industry after 20 years and opened a small property management firm with her husband and wants to contribute to teaching a practice of “following your heart.” She brings a soft yet fun style that will be sure to delight you in your personal yoga practice. 
 
 
Hank Thomas, RYT200

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.

 

Randi Krueger, 500hr Yoga Educator, Pilates Instructor, Awarded Master of Fitness Design, Massage Therapist

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.

 

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