Rockstar Yoga Teachers in Sarasota, FL

Sarasota is a yoga hotspot, and we have the lowdown on rockstar yoga teachers in this awesome town!

The intention behind this exploration (and those to come) is to bring the entire yoga community together online. It is meant for us, as practitioners, to explore our resonance and share how yoga has positively impacted our lives, and honor the teachers that guide us along the way. Please remember that division and separation are an illusion. Remember to see beyond the limitation of a physical “list,” into the Infinite, where we as yoga teachers all stand together as One. And as One, we serve the community in health, wellness and happiness. Naturally, all of us will resonant with different teachers, because our needs are different. Therefore, the intention of this so called “list” is to provide those new to yoga a resource where they/you can browse various specialties, and select the teacher you think will help you with your particular needs. Please, remember that all teachers are leaders of our community. All deserve to be honored and together as yoga teachers we stand united to serve everyone living and visiting Sarasota. This “list” is beyond all things. It is temporary with Infinite Potential, all at the same time. Namaste

>Kerry Tice<

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Kerry is the owner at Circusoul Yoga, and is an expert in all things aerial. Kerry developed the Flying Yoga Teacher Training, which is the only Aerial Yoga program registered with Yoga Alliance on the East Coast. He also created the Flying Yoga Hammock which is sold worldwide. Kerry is loved by all in the Yoga Community for his fun classes in funky yoga pants!

>Sam Mellor<

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Sam is one of the co-founders of Sarasota Warrior and an aerial artist. She freestyles in her aerial silk at the park on a regular occasion, and inspires others to do the same. She has written one of the first books on Aerial Yoga, which is sold on Amazon: Beginner Aerial Silk Pose Guide. Sam teaches privates at the park with her new baby boy, and will be coaching a special stretch class for athletes this summer at Healsci Yoga School. She is also a professional photographer!

>Margie Pargie<

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Margie is the founder of The Yoga Hangout SRQ. She has been teaching Aerial Yoga for 3 years. Her most recent offering is Full Moon Goddess Circle in Sarasota, inspired by her Esalen experience in Big Sur, California. She is inspiring women all over the world to eat right, lose weight, and be bold!

>Tanya Siejhi<

Sarasota Yoga, Tanya Siejhi

Tanya Siejhi leads Yoga Teacher Trainings at Healsci Yoga School in Sarasota. Her passion and life’s work is myofascial unraveling. As a Yoga Anatomist and Philosopher she reaches people all over through her various online offerings. Enroll in one of Tanya’s yoga teacher trainings or register for one of her online, live, or in-person continuing education courses. Tanya specializes in neuromyofascial anatomy, myofascial unraveling, and yoga therapy.

>Ashley Stewart<

Sarasota Yoga, Ashley Stewart

Ashley specializes in Power Yoga with a focus on anatomy. She started Bliss Entourage with the Koski sisters and teaches at The Yoga Shack Sarasota. You will almost always see her with a smile on her face! Ashley was recently featured on SRQ’s Magazine 30 under 30.

>Cara Levitt<

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Cara is an assistant trainer at Circusoul Yoga’s Yoga Teacher Training Program. She teaches aerial yoga as well as hot/warm yoga classes. She has a background in the healing arts and is a Master’s level, Board Certified Art Therapist. She is committed to bringing health and wellness to others.

>Angela Mynatt<

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Angela is the morning rockstar of Sarasota. She teaches 6 AM Yoga at Body Heat Sarasota. Angie is passionate about helping people discover the power of homeostasis in their body through her business Mindful Medicinals by infusing CBD into her consultations for health restoration and balance. Angie also teaches specialty Cannabis Workshops and Meditations at Healsci Yoga School.

>Mandy Main<

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Mandy is an Ayurvedic Practitioner registered with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. Her knowledge in the field on healing is unique and nurturing. Her ability to guide you through an intuitive journey via food and self-discovery is special and a must for those struggling with skin and stomach imbalances. Learn more about her Ayurveda Workshops and Personalized Cleanses at Balance for LivingHealsci Yoga School, and Radiant Soul Yoga.

>Alli Koski<

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Alli mainly teaches at The Yoga Shack Sarasota. However, she also teaches specialty classes and niche workshops at Healsci Yoga School, and guest teaches across town. Her company Bliss Entourage, cofounded with her sister, Stacy Koski, and Ashley Stewart offers yoga classes, online courses and 1:1 coaching to help others live a healthy, happy and empowered life.  In Alli’s own words, “One of the most valuable skills I have acquired is how to live from my own experience, open and heal in the way that feels best for me. I don’t want to be put in a box of how things are supposed to be and I don’t want to put anyone else in that box either. I believe in being present with myself and whomever I am working with and allowing the experience to unfold, that’s where the magic is.” Alli also teaches specialty workshops at Healsci Yoga School: in Yin Yoga, Somatic Movement, and Therapuetic Dance and Art.

>Jessica Lafalce<

Sarasota Yoga, Jessica Lafalce

Jessica is new to teaching but has risen to the top very quickly. Jessica has a Physical Therapy background which makes her teaching intentional and safe. She loves acroyoga in the park and empowering females all throughout Sarasota. Her Tuesday night Fascia Flow class, infused with flow yoga and bodyrolling, is the perfect way to unwind during your week. Jessica also specializes in teaching Divine Feminine Energy Workshops at Healsci Yoga School.

>Courtenay Leigh Smith<

Sarasota Yoga, Courtenay Hitchon

Courtenay Smith is an incredible soul. Her spirit is infectious and her soul is endearing. She spends time outreaching to the community, which has fed both of her yoga studios in Sarasota, FL: The Yoga Shack Downtown and the Yoga Shack University Center. Courtenay specializes in Power and Vinyasa Classes. She is extremely empowering!

>Larisa Kenny<

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Larisa Kenny is an established yoga teacher in Sarasota. She teaches Vinyasa at Yoga SRQ and Pineapple Yoga Studio. But her specialty is Yoga for Dementia and Alzheimer’s. She also teaches Restorative Yoga and Urban Philosophy Workshops at Healsci Yoga School.

>Mara Chanin<

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Mara is spunky and free. She is an artist and loves to travel. Mara specializes in Vinyasa and Universal Yoga: Mandala + Mantra. She also has her own clothing line: Aerial. Take her class at at Healsci Yoga School, Pineapple Yoga Studio, Circusoul Yoga and/or Yoga SRQ.

>Jaye Martin<

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Jaye has been practicing yoga since 1998. He is a fantastic instructor, specializing in Anusara Yoga. Jaye is full of knowledge, dance, spirit and fun! Take his classes at Garden of the Heart in Sarasota.

>Ildi Bercak<

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Ildi teaches a variety of yoga styles at Rosemary Court Yoga. Her Vinyasa flow class is appropriate for all levels and is sure to challenge you to grow!

>Rebekka Mars<

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Rebekka just started the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at The Yoga Shack Sarasota. She also is a certified personal trainer. Her specialties are Vinyasa and Restorative yoga. Check out her classes and brand new training at The Yoga Shack Sarasota!

>Megan Metcalf<

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Megan teaches at The Yoga Shack Sarasota. She is also a massage therapist and owns her own massage establishment SRQ Body Mechanic, LLC. Her vinyasa-flow classes are posture inspired as she knows the importance of a healthy spine. Keep an eye out for her pop-up yoga classes that benefit nonprofits: Yoga Meg SRQ!

>Kelly Prince<

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Kelly is the founder of Body Heat Sarasota. Kelly comes from a strong athletic background, performing in the professional circus most of her life. She is strong, yet kind and loving. She will challenge your body, mind and soul!

>Jillian Walker<

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Jillian is a unique soul. Her heart radiates light, love and compassion. Her body is young, but her soul is wise! Jillian teaches at Yoga SRQ.

>Becca Chamberlain<

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Becca leads the yoga anatomy section of Heartwood Yoga‘s Yoga Teacher Training program. She is intelligent kind, savvy, chic, and all around amazing!!

>Harmony Ananda<


Harmony Ananda specializes in Gentle Meditative Yoga including Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra at Garden of the Heart. She is a divine being and inspires every to reconnect to the Divine within. Her and her husband also offer Date Night Couples Yoga, a combination of Gentle Couples Yoga, Loving Touch and Communication, and Tantra.

>Liana Sheintal Bryant<

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Is one of the owners of Rosemary Court Yoga. Liana specializes in mommy and me yoga. She is compassionate and understanding. Liana knows how to meet you where you are.

>Stephanie Cole Edmond<

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Stephanie is a yoga teacher at Rosemary Court Yoga. The joy and lightness she creates in the yoga studio room, is her beautiful parting gift to take with you out into the world.

>Ginny East Shaddock<

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Ginny is the founder of Heartwood Yoga and Heartwood Retreat Center. She has personally trained many of the students on this list including Kerry Tice. Ginny continues to lead yoga teacher trainings in Sarasota, FL at both her yoga studio and retreat space.

>Linda Tambone<

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Linda teaches at Healsci Yoga School. Her specialty and focus is guided meditation. Her voice is intoxicating and her literature is toned to make you journey your spirit body and theta brain waves, outside of yourself. Linda teaches Thursdays nights, leads a 200 Yoga Teacher Training, and offers Restorative and Guided Meditation Workshops at Healsci Yoga School.

>Sharon Juraszek<

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Sharon teaches at Pineapple Yoga Studio. She is an endearing yogi. Authentic, vulnerable and courageous. She will melt your heart and inspire your soul!

>Keisha Young<

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Keisha is new to the teaching scene, but her social media tactics draws large crowds within a quick time window. Keisha teaches at Healsci Yoga School offering specialty Social Media Workshops for Wellness Entrepreneurs and Yoga Teachers focused on analytics. Her Wednesday night “Floweisha” class is sure to make you laugh and lift your spirit! She also provides social media business consultation as Keisha Nicole.

>Soraya June<

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Soraya is a humbling soul. Centered, grounded, in tuned with nature and her surrounding. She is the creator of LotusJune an intentional jewelry company made out of recycled and natural materials. Soraya is an artist and a beautiful spirit. She teaches at Heartwood Yoga Retreat Center.

>Britt Dienes<

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Is the director of Circusoul’s Yoga Teacher Training. She is also a licensed acupuncture physician and is a master Yin Yoga teacher. Her energy is enriching and soothing.

>Victoria Ochoa<

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Victoria is a Kundalini Yoga Teacher at Prana Yoga and Healing Center. Her energy is uplifting. She is fun and light hearted.  She is also specializes in ads and advertising. Contact her if you need an app for your yoga studio!

>Margie Pacher<

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Margie Pacher has a masters in Education and is one of the lead teachers for Prana Yoga and Healing Center. She is passionate about her work with animals and strongly believes in the power of mantra and prayer. She is a lead singer for her Kirtan Band!

>Kalyn Moud<

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Kalyn Moud teaches full moon yoga at the beach, but her gift is Brand Awareness Magic! She offers online creative brand mapping courses focused on exposing your Divine Feminine Energy via her company Papaya Creative and the Workbook Project. Check out her live in-person workshops at Wild Ginger Apothecary.

>Angelique Mathews<

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Angelique teaches yoga at  Wild Ginger Apothecary.  She is truly loved by the Sarasota Yoga Community for her heartfelt classes inspired by love and travel experiences.

>Cynthia Insinna<

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Cynthia is the owner and founder of I Clarity Yoga. Cynthia guides class on a bell-curve, starting slow with a lot of stretching. Then she moves you into sun salutations with variations, balancing poses, and finished with abdominal work.

>Patty Seidensticker<

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Patty is amazing! Her desire to learn and share is infectious. She believes in supporting the community, which is why we all love her. Patty specializes in Bemer, which improved microcirculation and promotes blood flow throughout the body.

>Larisa Byle<

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Larisa is hard to find online. You won’t find her on FB, and yet her classes are PACKED! Larisa believes that all those that are meant to come to her, will! Larisa offers healing restorative classes that are just yummy! Larisa also sells vegan cheeses and green smoothie programs.

>Kathy Oravec<

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Kathy is a unique and special soul. Kathy’s ability to reach out and make you feel loved is simple, she just love you. Kathy specializes in Nia, and offers this fun and gentle classes on the beach.

>Claudia Baeza<

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Claudia is the founder and creator of  Pineapple Yoga Studio. He hard work in the community is evident in her organization of Yoga at Bayfront! Thank you Claudia for your commitment to yoga and the yoga community.  And we will add, that her studio space is stunning.

>Eisha Aiko Knight<

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Eisha is a yoga teacher at Heartwood Yoga and Pixie Dust Metaphysical Boutique. She is fun, young, and all around beautiful. Her radiance will leave you feeling enlightenment, empowered, and ready to face the world.

>Betsy Anderson<

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Betsy is a wellness and yoga coach. When it comes to Divine Feminine Energy, Betsy is a true ROCKSTAR! Betsy will make you feel whole, joyful and beautiful!

>Denver Boskey<

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Denver is the managing director for Heartwood Retreat Center. She believes in inspiring people to take risks, put themselves out there, and be open to new adventures.

>Nancy Zampella<

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Nancy Zampella owns the local studio Yoga Libre. As a certified nutrition consultant with over 15 years of experience teaching yoga, you are sure to have amazing take-aways while deepening your practice with her.

>Renata CM<

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Renata teaches yoga here in Sarasota. She specializes in yoga for adults and children with special needs.

**For more information on yoga in Sarasota, fill out the form below with details on what you are looking for and your preferred contact method. We will put you in touch with the teacher that is best suited to meet your needs.**

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Keisha Young says:

    What a great article! Thank you for including me amongst so many fabulous Sarasotians.

    You can feel the beautiful energy radiating as you read each word.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Siejhi says:

      Yay! Thank you xo


  2. Thanks Tanya for featuring information about Yoga in Sarasota. It’s great to learn more about all our wonderful Yoga Teachers in Sarasota. Appreciate YOU…..Harmony Ananda

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Siejhi says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I learned so much as well. Thank you for sharing your offerings.


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