Suzy took her first yoga class in New York City in 1998 and found an instant connection. She received her 300 hour certification in Raja-Hatha yoga from The Florida Yoga Institute in 2008 where she was trained in the lineage of Patanjali’s Eightfold Path incorporating studies in Yoga’s ethical practices of the Yamas and Niyamas, Asana, Pranayama and Meditation. Her goal as a yoga instructor is to guide students through a process of creating harmony between their physical and emotional body regardless of their age or skill level. With a strong focus on alignment, to prevent injury, and the use of props, when necessary, students are able to make the impossible a possibility. Keep in mind yoga is more about the journey than the destination.
I was introduced to yoga as a fitness instructor for the YMCA in the mid 90′s. I had an instant affinity for the practice and began implementing asanas in my routines. Gradually, I leaned toward yoga and away from traditional aerobics. After relocating to S. Florida I received my certification from Joyful Yoga and have been sharing my passion for the practice since 2006. The holistic approach to wellness through breath, asana and meditation, brings an overall sense of well being. As we enjoy and explore the practice we reap the benefits of regular exercise and connect mind, body and spirit. We never master yoga..we simply explore it and improve every aspect of our lives. The gift of yoga leaves us restored, rejuvenated, enlightened, empowered, and grateful. Live with a joy and harmony within…
Valarie has been a student of yoga for about 20 years. She found that practicing allowed a deeper understanding of self and the mat provided a place to work through not only the challenges of the physical practice, but an emotional outlet, as well. Through study and becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher in 2011, she found the value of taking yoga off the mat with the 8 Limbs of Yoga and the desire to share this gift with others. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Valarie has used the linking of breath and movement to assist clients in relieving stress, depression and anxiety and well as a tool for self-care. Valarie’s classes are combination of the influences of the many teachers she has had the privilege of practicing with over the years, including Hatha, Power, Kripalu and Iyengar.
Roxanne was first introduced to yoga while living in Bali Indonesia where she continued her stay for five years receiving her yoga certification through the Balinese Yoga Curriculum in Ubud and the Bali Yoga Intensive. “I have been blessed over the years to be living and working in Bali and Bermuda and now residing in Florida doing what I love.” In Roxanneʼs Power Yoga students can let go have fun and be playful while feeling the sense of accomplishment within their poses, transitioning to Restorative, where you can smile on the inside and feel a sense of peace.
Jennifer Parkinson has devoted her life to the study and practical application of Kundalini Yoga principles. Jennifer combines many modaliities and is a KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor,ThetaHealing Advanced Practitioner, Certified Hypnotist, and Oneness Blessing/Deeksha Facilitator. Jennifer also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida with an emphasis in biology and has been initiated into Munay Ki, FireSerpent Tummo, Reiki, and Shamanic Breathwork. She combines all of these modalities to hold the space for each students’ transformation and empowerment. For more information visit InfiniteRadianceYoga.com
Jeremy recently relocated to Fort Myers, after teaching yoga full time from Brooklyn to Montauk on Long Island. He has been involved in movement almost his entire life, and has trained with world renowned martial artists, dancers, acrobats, and yogis. Jeremy’s yoga practice began in the Iyengar tradition, then led to Ashtanga and Vinyasa. His extensive knowledge of poses, sanskrit, and anatomy result in fun, alignment-based vinyasa classes for all ability levels. His classes are a mix of all that he has learned, and free from pretense or intimidation. You will enjoy the flow while learning words, poses, and different combination sequences.
I began practicing yoga in 2008 after a running injury stopped me in my tracks. I turned to yoga to help heal physically but found the emotional benefits kept me coming back to the mat. In 2012, I completed my 200-hour Teacher Training at Bala Vinyasa Yoga. My training emphasis is Power Yoga and while I love to practice a physically demanding sequence, I find the mental challenge is just as rewarding. The style of yoga that I am drawn to the most is Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga developed by Baron Baptiste. This practice allows me to drop my thinking brain and I am able to tune into my body, breath, and movement. After I finish a practice I feel more alive and more connected to the world around me. I teach because I want to share this connection. I love teaching power yoga because we can be playful and that allows freedom on the mat and beyond.