Instructors

Instructors

SUNNY ANASTASIA

Yoga Instructor, Fitness Instructor, Therapeutic and Adapted Yoga

Anastasia is an ERYT-200 certified yoga teacher and has extensive experience in yoga, mindfulness, meditation, dance, and fitness. Anastasia is a kids’ yoga instructor, special needs kids’ yoga instructor, adult’s yoga instructor, and post-traumatic stress disorder yoga instructor. She is a dedicated yoga instructor and recognized for her powerful practice, intuitive understanding of the body, mind, and spirit, as well as her creative and engaging teaching style. She believes that yoga is a journey to recalibrate the biomechanics of the body, release tension through movement, increase strength, flexibility, and balance while harmonizing the body, mind and spirit through breath, postures, relaxation, and meditation. Anastasia draws from her immense background to uniquely weave together yoga, mindfulness, breath, and relaxation and make it an interactive learning experience.

GENE AMEL MARTYNOVA

Sound Healing Instructor

A life-long scholar of the healing arts and sciences, Gene Amel harnesses her passion for healthy living by consistently striving to expand vital skills in a wide range of related fields. As an Intuitive Life Guide, Sound Healing Therapist, and Herbalist she has helped adults and children with special needs in their unique journeys of healing. She is a certified Energy Healing Practitioner through the Energy ALIVE® healing modality, as well as Usui Reiki System of Natural Healing, and Quantum-Touch healing. As a life coach, she specializes in helping individuals of all ages explore the issues causing them stress, health problems, and an imbalance in various areas of their lives. Gene Amel integrates sound healing therapy with mind body, meditative, energy approaches, tapping therapy, and relaxation. “I am here to help you to achieve your personal goals and find your personal purpose by guiding you on your unique path.”

CATHY VALENTINE

Yoga Instructor

Cathy is a 200-hour certified Yogini with over 15 years of teaching experience. Her style has often been referred to as a mix of skill and spirit, as each of her classes combines the physical challenge of Yoga asanas with a spiritual undertone, creating what has been referred to as an “alluring” experience. Her love of Eastern philosophy, spirituality, and understanding of anatomy are all weaved skillfully into her teachings. Her approach to teaching is “user friendly and hands on” which allows for both, the very beginner and the more advanced student, to be challenged. By combining these skills with the ancient teachings of Yoga, Cathy’s goal is to encourage her students to find insight and answers to life’s deeper questions, creating transformation and liberation.

CELIA LUYANDO

Yoga Instructor, Sound Healing Instructor, Yoga Nidra, Thai Massage

Celia cares deeply to benefit others through the practice of yoga. Her style brings together stretches, asana, pranayama, and the convergence of breath and movement. She wants to bring the benefits she has experienced to her students through classes that build strength and flexibility of both body and mind. She always felt the desire to serve. Now, she is blessed to be a teacher, while she considers herself a student first. She loves to share with her students all that she has learned over the years and encourages them to use their yoga in every aspect of their lives. Celia is deeply grateful to all her wonderful teachers.

JAMIE MEDHOF

Yoga Instructor

Jamie is an energetic, sun and sand loving instructor who turned to yoga to compliment the demands of CrossFit. She loves the energy, comradery, and hard-charging nature of CrossFit. An injury caused her to explore yoga, where she realized her body was craving a more nurturing outlet. Once she started a regular yoga practice, she was hooked. Her classes are fun, flowy, and exploratory. Jamie will challenge you to find your edge – and your belly laugh when you end up on the floor! She is inspired by her students daily and continues to learn as she deepens her own practice.

KIM VANDERVOSSEN TRACY

Yoga instructor

Due to her love of movement, Kim found her way to yoga in her teens and has been practicing for over 25 years. She has studied with a variety of healing practices including receiving a certification in Reiki 2 in addition to her 200-hour yoga training. Kim took part in a Yoga Therapy Advanced Level Training for an additional 150-hours and holds certificates in Prenatal, Postnatal, and Kids Yoga. She holds a degree in Psychology and currently studies Ayurveda. She regularly practices Qi Gong and loves to belly dance. She brings a blend of things she loves into her classes and in her classes offers people opportunity to explore movement at their own pace to promote healing within the body.

SONYA MELESCU

Yoga Instructor

Sonya is an RYT-200 certified yoga teacher. She studied meditation in Dharamshala, India, home of the Dalai Lama, and practices daily. Yoga has been an important part of Sonya’s life for several decades; she loves sharing her Yoga experiences to help others physically and emotionally because the practice of Yoga helps develop physical and emotional balance. Sonya taught Yoga in the Virgin Islands and introduced Yoga to people in Rwanda and Eastern Congo. In 2011, Sonya was named an Ambassador for Peace by the Universal Peace Federation for her dedication to humanitarian work for the women and children in war-torn Eastern Congo, neighboring Rwanda, Haiti, Guatemala, Thailand, and India.

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