"Yoga is both the journey and destination of living life well. My passion is is using the practices of yoga, especially alignment based asana, pranayama, and meditation to safely open up the inner and outer worlds to deeper exploration. As a student and teacher, together we grow and evolve our understanding of ourselves and life's possibilities"
Melinda Love has been studying and teaching yoga for over 25 years. She has taught yoga from India to Maui to Florida and has studied various styles throughout her extensive career. She is 200 hour certified in the Sivananda tradition.
Gary Halperin is a certified Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Meditation Teacher and has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1994. He is the author of Feel Better Now...Meditation for Stress Reduction & Relaxation and Feel Better Now...Essays on Yoga, Meditation, Mindful Living, and Love and the creator of the Feel Better Now Yoga DVD.
Gary was the Spa Director at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina and the Spa Programs Director at the Coolfont Resort in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. He was a resident, practicing a yogic lifestyle, at the Kripalu Center Ashram in Lenox, Massachusettes for 3 years. He graduated from Amherst College and served in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. His clients in Sarasota have included guests and members of the Longboat Key Club and Resort, the Sarasota Orchestra, the Ringling School of Art and Design, the region's top 10 income producing realtors, and Sarasota County employees.
Lisa Davis found her way to Yoga through her studies in Dance Education. “Dancing always made me feel connected to my body but also my soul. When I found Yoga again it reconnected me with the Mind, Body, Soul/Spirit connection.” Lisa’s desire through teaching yoga is to help people experience this reunion with oneself. Through breath work, movement and silence we can learn how to self soothe, activate feel good chemicals in our brains and find joy in everyday living. Lisa also believes Yoga can be adapted for all bodies and in addition to teaching Hatha, Vinyasa slow flow, she also teaches “Chair Yoga”. Lisa is a 200 hour RYT certified instructor with additional Kripalu certifications for teaching children.