Meet The Tribe
Ray came to yoga through the backdoor of eastern philosophy.
His studies with Buddhist Nun Jasheen Shefo in South Florida and Swami Thittanava in Orlando became the foundation for his foray into asana practice.
In Charlotte, NC, he studied and practiced the Baptiste methodology at Yoga One for six years. He continued his studies and practice in Charleston, SC until an injury kept him off the power yoga mat. During his recovery, he practiced meditation and pranayama and was introduced to the work of Paul Grilley and Yin Yoga.
The transformative healing power of the Yin practice was instrumental in his rehabilitation.
Dawn loves yoga because it gets her out of her head and into her body. Yoga has not only helped her to heal injuries and to stay healthy, but it has also brought her into a place of deeper understanding, gratitude and compassion.
Her yoga journey began with an interest in only working the body but has manifested into much more.
Dawn designs classes that suit all levels of practitioners while offering modiﬁcations to newcomers and indulging seasoned yogis with advanced instruction and opportunities for experimentation.
Breath, drishti, alignment, and balanced energizing ﬂows are consistent points of focus in her classes.
Dawn encourages deep self-awareness and self-love in her classes while encouraging her students to stretch their physical limitations with a calm mind.
She has her 200 hour yoga teacher certification. Dawn has been teaching for over 30 years in other types of roles such as: high school business education teacher, adjunct professor, as well as a martial arts-based kickboxing instructor.
Tracy Reed 500RYT vinyasa flow 200 hour Ashtanga , Silver Sneaker certified in classic circuit and Chair Yoga, also certified in a multitude of other trainings not associated with Yoga.
Vinyasa Yoga is a style of Yoga that is practiced linking conscious breath with fluid movement. A number of Yoga postures (Asanas) are linked together in a sequence which flows together a little bit like dance. The breath is controlled + directs the timing + co-ordination of the movement in flow.
Heather attended college at PHSC. She played collegiate Softball and was an academic all American. She learned the importance of health and wellness along with stretching while being a college athlete. She is a 200 RYT who teaches Power flow vinyasa, Slow flow Vinyasa, Sculpt and Flow. She is also certified in Chair and Restorative yoga. Heather teaches at many different gyms, from St Pete to Brooksville Florida. She is also Ayurveda certified, helping others with ayurvedic lifestyle and nutrition. Heather also has been in the nursing/healthcare field for 13 years. She also currently works at StretchLab and is a Certified Flexologist. Her passion is helping and caring for people, while assisting them in reaching their goals. When she’s not at teaching she enjoys her personal yoga practice, spending time outdoors, doing puzzles and spending time with her dog, Dakota.
Born in Tampa, Paula is a retired US Army training officer and a retired local newspaper editor. She has been a certified dance instructor for more than 10 years. She currently teaches Tai Chi/Qigong online for Sofia Health and live classes at the Wellcome OM Integral Healing and Education Center.
Paula is pending her Certified Level 2 Tai Chi and Qigong/Chi Kung Instructor with the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association. She holds certifications in Tai Chi, Qigong/Chi Kung, and is a Master Trainer for Tai Chi USA/Defy Aging, Inc.; and is currently a teacher in training with Holden Qigong.
Paula graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Missouri State University in Physical Education, Recreation & Leisure Studies.
Kyle owns a small Carpentry business and is a Certified Personal Trainer! He has practiced TaiChi, QiGong, Yoga, & Breathwork exercises for about 3 years now. After suffering with addiction for about 15 years, these practices have helped Kyle stay clean for about 4 years now!
He is excited to help others overcome their challenges as well, be it addiction, anxiety, or just the stress of everyday life, these practices can help us feel more peaceful inside.
Victoria (Viki) is a yoga educator and massage therapist that has over a decade of experience in the wellness industry. She recently moved to Florida from Philadelphia where she owned her massage practice in the greater Philadelphia area and taught yoga in schools to children and online classes for adults and special populations.
Victoria believes that the body is a vehicle for great transformation and healing through breathing, movement, meditation and massage.
She is committed to applying what she has learned through trauma informed yoga for both children and adults and creates a safe and nurturing environment for her massage clients as well.
Victoria is a perpetual student and believes every experience as an opportunity to learn and grow. She challenges her students to view their practice from this perspective so that they may listen to and appreciate the wisdom of their bodies without judgment.