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Instructors

We bring committed teachers of yoga and other mindful sciences together with students of all levels, with the aim of spreading the practice of agile movement, unobstructed breathing and conscious exercise.

Jody

Jody

500ERYT, YACEP

Jody came to yoga purely out of curiosity, attending her first class in 2000 at a Rec Center. She was hooked & this began her yoga exploration. Her teacher was inspiring, she thought.. “If I can share even a little bit of the bliss experienced on the mat with others. Well, that’s what I want to do.” Jody completed her 200 hour training through FlFIYS in Tampa & began teaching in ’05. She holds certifications in yin, Divine Sleep yoga nidra® and prenatal yoga. She graduated with her 500 hour certification from the Kripalu affiliated yoga center, Lotus Pond in Tampa. An eternal student. She attends classes & workshops regularly. Jody loves to share new ideas & different approaches to poses. Her endearing style makes yoga accessible to all levels of practitioners. She also enjoys creating inspiring music playlists for class. .

Ali

Ali

500 ERYT, YACEP

Ali Smith offers a variety of yoga modalities. She has offered yoga both group and private sessions since 1993. A love for ceremony and passion for "out of the box thinking, doing, and living" has influenced the way she practices and leads a yoga experience. Ultimately she believes you are giving yourself the experience and she’s just delivering the mail we call YOGA.

Amy

Amy

200CYT

Amy graduated from the IOY teacher training in October 2020.
She originally became interested in yoga because of the pants, but decided to stick with it once she discovered how yoga transformed her heart and her health.

Buffy La Roux

Buffy La Roux

200CYT, Reiki Master

Buffy La Roux is an Intuitive Empathic Healer/Channel of Divine Light, Energetic Hacker, Cosmic Shamanaut, Cosmic Sound Healer, Ordained Minister of the Light (Pnematikoi), Reiki Master/Teacher, Licensed Massage Therapist MA80893 and all around goofy, lovable eclectic human. Buffy’s journey of energetic awareness began as a child, but kicked into high gear in 2007 with an abrupt awakening, a sort of rapid fire spiritual boot camp that drastically shifted her perception of “reality”. Through her own healing journey and extensive hours spent in the service of helping others she is a powerful conduit for the updated paradigm of consciousness and awakening energies. Spirit works through Buffy in the form of singing and speaking in multiple celestial languages. This one of a kind experience deletes programming, density in the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies, activates ancient dormant DNA and moves participants into the expansive state of clarity, growth and purpose.

Brendan

Brendan

Brendan is a human person who does yoga and writes short paragraphs about himself in the third person. He believes yoga is accessible and transformative for all human people. He is pleased to be a part of the yoga community and occasionally leads some of its members through a practice as best he’s able.

Craig

Craig

200RYT

Hi I‘m Craig and very excited to belong to the IOY community. For me success consists in the overcoming of difficulties. They are the signposts on my path. Seeking to deepen my spiritual connection and in search of healing I discovered Yoga. Yoga has been transformational in bringing me a lightness of spirit, stillness of mind and a stronger flexible more balanced body. I am an old student of Vipassana meditation and completed 200 hours of YTT in 2019. I believe that everyone has the ability to live a life that’s extraordinary and I am devoted to helping others create that through the practice of Yoga.

Evelyn

Evelyn

200CYT

I’m Evelyn! I’m a yogi, I’m a human. I get happy, I get sad…yoga helps balance all of that.

I was introduced to yoga in 2016 seeking a physical practice but it soon became much more than that. My practice evolved and moved inward. Over the years, yoga has helped strengthen my body and mind. It is now an integral part of my life.

In 2019 I decided to deepen my practice and completed 200 Hour training at Project 7 yoga in Orlando. Since then I have been passionate about sharing the gift of yoga & yoga philosophy. I focus to blend mindful movement and intentional breathe to develop a deeper awareness within. My goal is to encourage students to explore and find the freedom of coming home that’s within us all.

Geri

Geri

200RYT

Geri has been practicing yoga for the last 8 years. In December ’14, she was fortunate to graduate from the 200 Hour YTT at Yoga Pointe in Lakeland. Professionally, Geri has worked as a RN for 30 years and finds yoga a healthy way to release and decompress from a hectic work schedule. She has always enjoyed exercising and the benefits derived from it. Having been a long distance runner and a STEP aerobics instructor, she finds yoga to be a more gentle way to treat her body, as well as her mind and spirit. She started practicing yoga when invited by a friend to attend a class. She immediately enjoyed it and has been practicing ever since. The peace and calmness yoga brings to her is what she would like to pass along to the students in her classes.

Jhoanna

Jhoanna

200CYT

Jhoanna began her yoga journey in 2007 when she exchanged the fast paced life of Las Vegas for a simple one in Puerto Rico. She turned to yoga knowing the benefits of stretching after a work-out. With trepidation, she walked in to an Ashtanga yoga studio to “check it out”. She noticed that aside from open hamstrings, each class left her with a sense of clarity. She realized that yoga goes beyond the physical; it allowed her to tune in to herself to find the peace, happiness and love that resides within us all. Jhoanna moved to Auburndale in 2011. With a strong desire to share the phenomenal benefits of yoga, she enrolled in a yoga teacher training program. She teaches a vinyasa flow with an emphasis on alignment. Her yoga is influenced by teachers who have learned from B.K.S. Iyengar, Pattabi Jois, Desikachar, and other inspirational teachers. Her classes brings a sense of harmony between calmness (sukha) and strength (sthira) to allow for a balanced life on and off the mat. According to her, ”Yoga makes us stand taller and with more confidence, yet grounded, humble and kind. It transcends the body and positively transforms us into better beings.” Her easy-going, nurturing style will suit a beginner or deepen a developed practice. Contact Jhoanna directly or check out her website at www.yogabyjho.com.

Kathryn

Kathryn

200RYT

Kathryn began her yoga journey many years ago in New Jersey. The fitness club where she played squash offered yoga so she gave it a try. It was love at first sight and the yoga joy has only deepened and grown ever since. In 2015, Kathryn took her yoga teacher training at Inspirit Yoga in Orlando and became a 200 RYT; the same year she was certified as a Chair Yoga instructor after studying with Sherry Zak-Morris; and in 2017 she became registered to teach Dr. Fishman’s Method of using yoga to build bone strength. Kathryn has been blessed to teach yoga classes since 2015 and has led guided meditations since 2013. Her classes focus on vinyasa yoga with an emphasis on connecting the yoga poses to the breath and uniting the mind, body and spirit.

The deepest joy for Kathryn comes from helping others to bring stillness to their minds and happiness to their hearts. She offers this quote from the 8th Verse of the Tao Te Ching to inspire you: “One who lives in accordance with nature does not go against the way of things. She moves in harmony with the present moment, always knowing the truth of just what to do.” Developing our yoga practice provides a firm grounding for inner harmony, awareness of truth and the ability to live mindfully in the present moment. How wonderful!

Lucy

Lucy

255CYT

Hi, I’m Lucy. I completed my 200 hour Yoga Teaching Certification from IOY under Jody’s instruction in 2018. I’m super excited to finally be teaching at my home studio! In 2019 I became certified to teach Aerial Yoga and I also completed my Bachelors in Psychology. Shortly after I became a mommy to a Beautiful Princess! Something that I’ve learned is to never stop learning! Never stop evolving, for the mind is a beautiful and powerful thing! I attend yoga classes often and have developed a strong home practice that has helped in my physical, mental, and spiritual healing! To me Yoga is all about body, mind, and spirit connection. My class style incorporates holding and moving through different poses, breathing techniques, guided and sound meditations. Yoga has given me a sense of PEACE! I’m looking forward to tap into my intuition, empathy, and loving awareness to help bring this peace to others!

Natalie

Natalie

200RYT

Natalie attended her first yoga class in 2001 and felt a profound sense of clarity and balance. As an avid golfer, she began to notice when she practiced yoga and specifically meditative visualization the night before; she played golf better the next day. In her professional career as a Territory Manager for John Deere Golf, her yoga practice helped her stay focused and relaxed. Now, a wife and mother with two small children, her daily yoga and meditation practice helps her manage a busy demanding household while maintaining her positive outlook. Natalie is inspired to share with others what yoga has helped her to achieve: peace, happiness and ultimately the feeling that we all deserve to feel beautiful and accepted for who we are.

Natalie completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Jody Reece at Inside Out Yoga. Natalie eventually would like to work with other golf enthusiasts and help them to improve their game by offering workshops and classes specifically geared towards calming and centering the mind.

Prima

Prima

200CYT

Prima is a certified yoga teacher 200 hour in progress at Inside Out Yoga in Winter Haven, Florida. She has been practicing yoga on and off since 2007 with a affinity for Hatha, Kundalini, Yin and Restorative yoga. She graduated from Jaguar Path Florida with Ali Smith in ’19 as Shamanic facilitator. Her passion as a teacher is to create a space where all bodies feel welcome and safe. She is the owner of Open Door Wellness where she hand crafts organic herbal products, conducts energy sessions, and wellness consults for custom herbal blends. Prima invites you to open the door and enjoy the journey within.

Kerry Wilson

Kerry Wilson

Kerry Wilson is an old man, who has been practicing yoga since he was eighteen. His interest in starting Inside/Out Yoga involves wanting to create a public space in downtown Winter Haven for the practice of yoga and other conscious exercise and meditation, and to make that space available for passionate teachers. He offers irregular classes, and periodically offers a series of yoga classes for beginners. He calls it “Silverback Yoga” and it’s designed for older men and women who shoulder stressful responsibilities, and who’d never thought they’d be caught dead practicing yoga. See more on the “Silverback Yoga” page. If you are interested, please contact Kerry directly.

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