Erin’s class was amazing!!!
Erin’s class was amazing!!!
By the time I was 19 my weight was so high that scales wouldn’t go up enough to know how much I weighed. I would love to be able to say that was the scare I needed to take care of myself, but it wasn’t. That scare did not come until I was 32 and had already undergone Gastric Bypass surgery. Some would say the surgery was a success, having lost over 150 pounds, but I still had not dealt with what was going on, on the inside. After my 32nd birthday I checked in with my weight only to discover I had regained 50plus pounds of the 150. That was the wakeup call. I sat myself down, had some real talks with myself and joined a gym. Through diet and exercise I lost 125 pounds. During this time, I was lucky enough to take a few yoga classes. It is funny when you talk to yoga instructors oftentimes, they speak of how yoga came to them when they needed it the most. This is true for me. I had left my job of 13 years, moved out west and was struggling. I was so lost until I found Yoga. Yoga has allowed me to connect to my body while facing what is going on inside my mind. Through my practice of yoga, I have maintained my weight loss and my sanity, which can be a hurdle within itself. My goal is to show that the practice of yoga is accessible to all body types. It is time to let that shit go! Moriah is a Certified Alignment Based Yoga, Aerial Yoga. She completed her RYT-200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training through CircuSoul Yoga, under Kerry Tice E-RYT-500 and Britt Dienes E-RYT-200.
Chelsey Lucas is a Sarasota-born RYT200 yoga instructor, recently certified through the Circusoul teacher training program. A practitioner of the last five years, Chelsey’s education is rooted in alignment-based Vinyasa, and occasionally elements of Yin will find their home in flow. Her practice grew in its own unique way from a weekly beer garden casual outing into a meditative daily personal practice. Yoga presented itself as a healing tool for great loss, and this is what she wishes to share with others: letting go is good, making new space is healthy, moving forward is allowed, and all can be achieved in the mindful movement of the body and breath.
Mukti is the Founder and Director of the Vedic Conservatory which as of 2013 includes ten excellently qualified instructors hand picked and certified by Mukti. Mukti is a graduate of the notable Lek Chaya, ITM and Sunshine Schools in Chiang Mai, Thailand and regularly hosts student study tours to Thailand. Mukti is also a certified instructor for Thai Healing Alliance International T.H.A.I. Mukti has initiated certification to over twenty thousand students in nine countries and documents teaching over 1000 hours every year since 1996.
The VC's curriculum is commissioned by medical associations, psychiatric institutions and top health resorts, yoga centers and massage schools. The Vedic Conservatory’s curriculum is also nationally approved for continuing education credits by NCBTMB and T.H.A.I. Mukti attended Valley Forge Junior Military College and The University of Miami.
His previous professional background includes graduation from The Swedish Institute NYC in 1984, the advanced program at The Ohashi Institute in NYC in 1985, and The Anma Institute in San Francisco, CA in 1986 and in 1996 Mukti achieved Level Three Instructor status with The International Thai Therapy Association [I.T.T.A]. Mukti is a member of ABMP and a certified instructor with Thai Healing Alliance International [T.H.A.I.] and is New York and Florida state licensed. Mukti is a certified Revelation Breathing Coach and Tratak Meditation Initiator.
At age 20 Mukti accepted TM initiation by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, at age 22 Mukti received Shaktipat Transmission personally from Swami Muktananda and at age 24 Mukti was ordained by the renowned Sanskrit scholar A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada into the Gaudiya Vaisnava Sampradaya [lineage] as a Hare Krishna monastic and was instrumental in opening several yoga and meditation centers worldwide.
I have enjoyed practicing the art of yoga for over 20 years. Yoga has allowed me to find the most clarity, joy, and serenity in my life. Since becoming a health care provider as a physical therapist assistant in 2000 and mother of two teenage girls, yoga has proven to consistently be the key in maintaining balance in an often busy and hectic schedule. After discovering a new passion for aerial yoga, I began teacher training at the CircuSoul studio in 2016. Since becoming a certified instructor, I have continued my training to include Aerial, Yin and Vedic Thai assisted asanas. Sharing my practice in a class or private session, I like to focus on alignment and being present while moving in a playful and fun way. I teach how to become aware of the subtle cues your body gives to prevent and heal injury on a physical or mental level. I love the challenge of finding creative options that allow my students to breathe more deeply and become more relaxed. Learning to let go of how we think a pose should look and focusing more on how the pose feels to each individual is my intention.
Dave got into yoga a little later than most. He was inspired to start practicing at home using “How To” images from Pinterest when his daughter Noelle started her Yoga Teacher Training in 2014. When Noelle moved back to Sarasota and started teaching at Circusoul Yoga Dave started going to her classes. Soon He was going to at least one class every day. From there it was on to Aerial Yoga and Yin Yoga. After talking to Kerry Tice, Cara Levitt and Noelle about Yoga Teacher Training he knew that was his next step. Dave began his YTT in September 2016 at Circusoul Yoga with Kerry Tice, Brett Dienes and Cara Levitt.. He is also completing his Aerial Yoga Training. Dave has been involved in athletics since he started playing Hockey at 5 years old and is still playing. He was an Athletic Trainer in Minor League Pro Baseball for 16 years. The last 6 of which he was the White Sox Rehab coordinator. Dave presently owns and operates Meilus Precision Therapy and is excited to add teaching Yoga to his skill set.
Jessica Miller became a movement nerd at age 14 when she began weight lifting and martial arts. She began her yoga journey several years later as a way to heal her injuries. She is now a physical therapist assistant and uses yoga as a tool to help others heal. Even though she enjoys a vigorous yoga practice herself, she enjoys teaching yoga basics the most. Jess also enjoys receiving and giving Vedic Thai Yoga sessions.
BSc. Physiotherapy, 300hr+ RYT, Founder of Suptopia Floating Yoga, Acro Yoga Teacher, SUP Yoga Teacher, passionate body mover. Stephanie is passionate about helping people feel present & connected through mindful movement practices. Yoga, Acro Yoga, and SUP Yoga are her favorite ways to play and explore. A body nerd and movement lover, Steph spends summers in Muskoka operating her business Suptopia Floating Yoga. She is stoked to call the Sunshine State her new home & is keeping her heart open to all the new adventures that come with a new place. A professional waterskier, and past stuntwoman, she also loves nature & natural movement (walking, hiking, squatting, floor sitting), and feels sure that outside truly is is the best side. Her classes are a creative blend of dynamic movement, engaged stillness, and playful discovery. Connect with Steph on Instagram (@gypsygirlyoga) to stay up-to-date on upcoming classes and workshops!
Diane Sahadath has three major passions: her family, dogs and fitness. Fitness has played a significant role in her life for over 20 years, having spent many hours in the gym weight-lifting, running, taking spin classes and training in boxing and Muay Thai. Approximately 10 years ago, she added yoga to the mix. Yoga always brought great peace and quieted her mind, leaving her feeling lighter after each class. At the time, Diane was a police officer for the City of Toronto and yoga provided an outlet for the daily stressors of the job. Two years ago, an opportunity presented itself, which brought Diane and her family to Sarasota, from Toronto, Canada. It was here, she found Circusoul and developed an even deeper appreciation for yoga, which then became a mainstay of her fitness schedule. The amazing instructors at Circusoul inspired her to take the RYT-200 training under Kerry Tice and Cara Levitt. Diane hopes to share with her students the feeling of peace and lightness yoga has brought to her life, an appreciation for fitness and perhaps share a few Canadian euphemisms in the process.
“My mat is my magic carpet; when I step on it the possibilities
Stacey Steig has found her heart and inspiration on the yoga mat. She has a
B.A. in Psychology and M.S. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of
Journalism, and left a career in Public Television (WPBT) to raise her children
and pursue her creativity as an artist and writer. At the turn of the millennium,
Stacey found herself with a serious illness that zapped her of all balance and
motor coordination, and after three months in the hospital, she came to yoga for
recovery and grounding. She has been devoted ever since. Stacey became a
certified Vinyasa teacher (RYT-200) in 2013 studying at CorpoYoga in Miami, FL
and is registered with the Yoga Alliance. She was schooled in Raja Yoga,
training under disciples of Kino McGregor and Pattabhi Jois. Stacey has found
her joy as an artist and a teacher, and has dedicated her life to inspiring her
students to maximize their full physical, creative and spiritual potential. “Yoga
helps guide us through the obstacle course of life, and puts us in our happy place."
Erin’s class was amazing!!!