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Barbara Diamond RYT 200

After traveling through many fitness genres, yoga quickly felt like home to me. I pursued my 200 hr teacher training in 2016 through Kanyakumari to deepen my practice. I had no idea how much the knowledge I would acquire would change me. From Ayurveda to yoga philosophy, there’s much more than asana to deepen our experience in each class. I truly enjoy teaching people the basics of yoga and try to bring an element of mindfulness to each… >> learn more.

Alecia Altstaetter

As a yoga practitioner for over 20 years, as well as a former choreographer, I enjoy challenging my students with a creative Vinyasa flow, while also considering the needs of each student and ensuring a safe space where all are welcome.  I received my 200hr Yoga Teacher Certification at Core Essence under the instruction of Shayne Broadwell.

Kathi Castle, RYT-200

I started practicing yoga on and off 20 years ago. I was an avid runner and triathlete. While in Florida on a family beach vacation, a beach yoga class was offered, so I got up ran a couple miles to the class and then ran back after – realizing the profound difference in my body on the run back, much more ease and grace in my movements. This began my journey into yoga. Over time the mind/body/breath… >> learn more.

Fada Shelbourne, RYT-200 & Cert. Trauma Informed Yoga Provider

Fada is passionate about empowering students to both practice and live their Yoga. With a background in psychology and dance, and a career in education and advocacy, she puts her varied skills to work encouraging students to learn about and fully experience the nuances of their energetic, emotional, and physical bodies through Yogic expression. Fada brings a unique flavor to her classes and always seeks to challenge both mind and body through intentional, creative, and expressive flows…. >> learn more.

Sarah Hammond, E-RYT, Holistic Lifestyle Coach, CHEK

Sarah believes that your body, mind & spirit are designed to be healthy… vitality is built into every cell in your body. She found yoga in 1997, through her father, and truly gained respect for it – only after 4 children, stressed adrenals, a herniated disk, 46 triathlons, holistic lifestyle coaching/ personal training / spinning certifications- and finally realized that yoga is the magic bullet.    Yoga connects us to our minds and bodies, transforming them, so that we can get… >> learn more.

Alisyn Vermey, CYT 200, and Certified Kids Yoga Instructor

Alisyn was introduced to yoga after her gymnastics career ended, due to a fractured T-8 vertebrae. Yoga healed her from the inside out and opened many doors including discovering her purpose for teaching. She then found a love for teaching children mindful movement. Her career of teaching kids started five years ago as a gymnastics coach and camp counselor, then evolved into teaching kid’s yoga.She received her 200-hour teaching certification in 2014 at YogAsylum from Pamela Bliss…. >> learn more.

Kristine Davis-Koch, RYT 200

My classes are Vinyasa Flow, as well as alignment based and suitable for all mixed levels. We flow through postures that are entertaining for novices and the more experienced alike. I love to inspire and empower students at all levels to practice and play, with attention to alignment, longer holds and gentle adjustments. 

For me yoga is challenging, fun, and should be practiced with a sense of humor. Yoga is not just for the experienced and fit, but… >> learn more.

Gwen Koscinski E-RYT200

Yoga began as this beautiful physical experience, but it was the mindful element of yoga that captured my heart. I believe that yoga is for everyone… a celebration of you and this body that we live in.  For me, the mat is an adult playground … Truly an opportunity to try new things and moments of spontaneity that our daily lives rarely allow us. Whatever it may be, my classes will give you a chance to play, reflect and… >> learn more.

Brie Lindemann RYT200

Brie received her training at Core Essence in the Spring of 2015. She has been practicing yoga for over 17 years as a means of finding and maintaining quiet in her mind and body. Yoga is a constant reminder to look within yourself for healing.  Teaching has been an inspiring and rewarding addition to her yogic journey.   She strives to bring her students, through strengthening and aligning asanas while maintaining a consistent inner strength and fluid breath…. >> learn more.

Heather Nill, RYT 200

Heather Nill was amazed at what happened when she stumbled upon a hot yoga studio in Naples, FL when she was on a family vacation. Loving the challenge, the flow and play all in one, she was back the next day for more and continued on with becoming certified under Wild Abundant Life and Deborah Williamson. Inspired by the Baptiste philosophy, her class will be a blend of muscle endurance, with a rockin’ vin and chillin’ yin.  As a mom… >> learn more.