Yoga is an opportunity to reconnect. It incorporates breath, postures, chanting, and meditation to open our hearts & minds, build strength, and create flexibility. Yoga teaches the art of relaxation and self-healing.
The Sweetwater Yoga Teachers Collective, a group of volunteer yoga teachers, provides classes in a variety of yoga styles ranging from Hatha to Kundalini. Classes are held on the Farmhouse porch, a screened enclosure, amidst native trees and permaculture food trails.
Discover and expand your yoga practice every Sunday and support Sweetwater Organic Community Farm with a suggested $5 donation. Mixed level community classes.
One Saturday morning when I was 10 years old, flipping TV channels between cartoons, I found Lilias Folan on WEDU Channel 3! I followed along and was soon practicing yoga with Lilias every week. I didn’t know a soul then who did yoga. Now, there’s a diverse, worldwide community of yoga practitioners! Since my classes with Lilias I’ve had the joy of practicing Iyengar, Kripalu, Jivamukti, Svaroopa, and Hot Yoga, and finding my home in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. In 2007, I became certified to teach through the Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Program at Guru Ram Das Ashram
I practice yoga from a place of joy and meet yoga students wherever they’re at, both in mind and body. You’re never too old or too young, not fit enough, or flexible enough, large or small, to do yoga! Kundalini Yoga is great for stress relief, relaxation, flexibility, and strength.
My yoga practice is inspired by work as an acupuncturist. I’m an acupuncturie physican, clinical herbalist, and run a community acupuncture clinic in Seminole Heights, Seminole Heights Community Acupuncture.
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I teach Kundalini Yoga because I want to share the amazing benefits this practice offers. I began practicing Kundalini Yoga in 2006 when I joined a beginner’s class held at a hospital-based wellness program in Massachusetts. I immediately felt yoga’s effects and fell in love with Kundalini Yoga. Soon I developed my own daily practice and began regularly attending classes. In 2009 I completed teacher training at Guru Ram Das Ashram and became certified to teach. Since then I’ve taught yoga in a variety of settings, and in 2015, I moved to Tampa. I’m delighted to have found the Sweetwater Farm community and be a part of the Yoga Teacher’s Collective.
I am a certified yoga instructor and licensed esthetician who has practiced yoga for over 20 years. My yoga classes are enriched by my knowledge of Ayurvedic nutrition and yoga therapies. I aim to both inspire healing from within and create a relaxing environment that integrates balanced cleansing for mind, body, and soul.
My hobbies include travel, yoga, Qi Gong, and making organic skincare products. Over the past few years, I have offered a variety of workshops that teach participants to make their organic skincare products. I recently returned to the United States after being at an ecovillage in Taiwan where I taught yoga and studied organic farming.
Please join me on the journey to balance and renewed health!
My introduction to yoga began in my early 20s at a time when yoga teachers were few and very far between. I was exceedingly fortunate, at that time, to have had an experienced instructor with a dynamic skill set that enabled me to excel in my practice for several years. With that experience serving as my foundation, I have gone on to explore several styles of hatha (physical) yoga and raja (meditative) yoga. That said, it wasn’t until 2012 / 2013 that I completed my Yoga Alliance accredited 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and shortly thereafter went on to train with internationally recognized instructors throughout the US. Some 25 + years later, my first instructor is still the measure by which I judge all others, including myself!
I am excited to be able to use my experience and training as my way of giving back to my community and, when needed, as a visitor in other communities. I have worked with underserved populations, children, LGBT+ youth, and prison populations. I have taught – and continue to teach, at community fundraising events, community awareness projects and various special events. I have a professional degree with a background in international law/international relations and also real estate. I have taken on formal classroom studies and hold certifications in areas of advanced yoga studies & teaching techniques, yoga for trauma and anxiety, yoga for social justice, reflexology, pranic healing, homeopathy and more recently, advanced permaculture studies. I am honored to be able to teach, share, build, structure and otherwise contribute towards those things that create a healthier, vibrant and more sustainable human experience! NAMASTE.