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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. Contact Jody directly.

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 in Progress

Amy is in the process of obtaining her 200-hour Yoga Teacher certification approved by Yoga Aliance at Inside Out Yoga. Amy has practiced yoga for approximately three years. She is particularly aligned with Kundalini, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga. Yoga is part of Amy’s story, since she began yoga due to serious health issues including back and neck injuries and severe body inflammation. She devotedly practiced yoga and cured her health issues. She is living proof of yoga’s tremendous healing qualities.

Amy’s desire is to provide a safe and comfortable space for all to practice yoga and experience its transformational benefits. She provides flows that are energetically charged, suited well for all levels and especially appropriate for beginners.

She is a graduate of the Jaguar Path Florida with Ali Smith and is a practicing Shaman. She is a Quantum Life Coach and Healy Frequency Device practitioner, having trained extensively with Jessica Alstrom. Assisting others in healing through delivering yoga, holding space and shining her light into the world around her are Amy’s passions. She believes inside all of us are infinite possibilities and infinite wisdom.

Amy is also known as a Quantum Shaman. You can find out more about her at Amythequantumshaman.com

Buffy La Roux

Buffy La Roux

200CYT in Progress, 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.

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.

Kelly

Kelly

500ERYT, YACEP

Kelly began practicing yoga in 2000 and began her YTT program in 2002 with the Southern Institute for Yoga Instructors in Gainesville, Florida. The two year (1000 hour) program resulted in her 500 YTT certification in 2004. Kelly will lead the mediation and pranayama sections of the YTT program at Inside Out.

Kelly’s style is Alignment based Yoga with an Iyengar influence. She has studied with many Master Teachers; however, Betty Larson, John Charping, Karin Stephan and Judith Lasater are her favorites. In the last few years, Kelly has been inspired to offer the Restorative Yoga practice as an opportunity for students to decrease stress by creating space in the mind.

Kelly is certified as a wellness coach, holistic stress management instructor, and HeartMath® Resilience trainer.

Leanne

Leanne

200ERYT

My journey in yoga started in 2010, while working out with the P90X series that included a yoga DVD. Soon after, I found myself attending an Ashtanga Yoga class at a local studio. I was immediately drawn in by the physical practice but also felt the serenity that yoga gave me hours after the class was finished.

During the years ’10-’14, my physical practice expanded to include Hatha, Flow, and Hot Yoga, while attending various Yoga workshops to expand my knowledge of Yoga. In 2014, I enrolled in a 200 hour teacher training at YogaPointe in Lakeland, and became a certified Yoga instructor. Since becoming a yoga instructor, I continue to look for opportunities to expand my knowledge in the field of yoga and believe each day is chance to learn something new through self exploration, books, and through others.

I believe each individual’s path in life is different, with much depending on the choices we make along the way. Every choice we make and experience we have in our lives, shapes us into who we are truly meant to be. Each one of us has a purpose, and finding our purpose, is a life long journey.

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 in Progress

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.

YTT – Yoga Teacher Training

Ready to Teach Yoga?

Inside Out Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training Program (YTT) is approved by the Yoga Alliance: a nationally accredited association dedicated to maintaining and promoting the integrity of yoga.  This comprehensive course is designed specifically for those who wish to: teach yoga; deepen their own personal practice; and blend the yoga philosophies into their daily life.  Our primary goal is to prepare teachers to instruct safe, empowering and compassionate yoga classes based on knowledge and practical application.