Prima B. is a certified yoga teacher 200 hour. She has been practicing yoga on and off since 2007 with an affinity for hatha, yin, slow flow, meditation and pranayama. Her passion as a teacher is to create a space where all bodies feel welcome and safe. She is the owner of Open Door Wellness (www.opendoorwell.com) and co-owner of Agape Agora (www.agapeagora.com). Prima invites you to open the door and enjoy the journey within.
RYT 200, BSN, RN licensed in Florida and Wisconsin, Usui Reiki Master Practitioner, Crystal Reiki Master, Sound Bowl Meditation
Mary Jo Casey
I became interested in yoga classes in 2015 dipping a toe into a variety of classes at studios in Wisconsin and Florida. It was a slow, gradual start and eventually I found my flexibility, strength and also noticed that my mood improved as I began practicing on a regular basis. My enthusiasm increased as I was introduced to yin, restorative, kundalini, slow flow, power….I love the variety. During the pandemic I broke my wrist while cycling home (crash!) from a yoga class. Depression set in as I thought my yoga and dream to pursue teacher training was over. Through fate I met a yoga therapist and worked with her to rehab my wrist. Happily, I had a full recovery. In 2022, I completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training at Heartwood Yoga Institute in Bradenton, Florida with a group of 55 plus men and women from across the US, Canada and the Bahamas. What a wonderful experience to learn with a group of talented yogis where age doesn’t matter! During my classes I like to include a bit of anatomy/physiology of the muscles. With my nursing background, I enjoy knowing which muscles are working in particular poses and how it benefits my body. In my classes I hope to pass on this knowledge and my passion for yoga.
Kathryn began her yoga journey many years ago in New Jersey. The fitness club where she played squash offered yoga so she gave it a try. It was love at first sight and the yoga joy has only deepened and grown ever since. In 2015, Kathryn took her yoga teacher training at Inspirit Yoga in Orlando and became a 200 RYT; the same year she was certified as a Chair Yoga instructor after studying with Sherry Zak-Morris; and in 2017 she became registered to teach Dr. Fishman’s Method of using yoga to build bone strength. Kathryn has been blessed to teach yoga classes since 2015 and has led guided meditations since 2013. Her classes focus on vinyasa yoga with an emphasis on connecting the yoga poses to the breath and uniting the mind, body and spirit. The deepest joy for Kathryn comes from helping others to bring stillness to their minds and happiness to their hearts. She offers this quote from the 8th Verse of the Tao Te Ching to inspire you: “One who lives in accordance with nature does not go against the way of things. She moves in harmony with the present moment, always knowing the truth of just what to do.” Developing our yoga practice provides a firm grounding for inner harmony, awareness of truth and the ability to live mindfully in the present moment. How wonderful!
Hi, I’m Craig and am very excited to belong to the Yoga Haven community. For me, success consists in the overcoming of difficulties. They are the signposts on my path. Seeking to deepen my spiritual connection and in search of healing, I discovered Yoga. Yoga has been transformational in bringing me a lightness of spirit, stillness of mind and a stronger flexible more balanced body. I am an old student of Vipassana meditation and completed 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training in 2019. I believe that everyone has the ability to live a life that’s extraordinary and I am devoted to helping others create that through the practice of Yoga.
Shannon has been practicing and exploring yoga since 2017 and became certified in Thailand to teach in the spring of 2022. Yoga has changed her life for the better. Shannon teaches to share the practices she leans on during the good times and the challenging. She incorporates pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation at the end of most of her classes. When Shannon isn’t teaching, she plays with handstands and acro yoga, spins poi, enjoys spending time with her friends and family, loves to read, doodles sacred geometry, and travels the world.
Growing up in the Midwest with a very active family we enjoyed both winter and summer sports. I’ve always believed movement is essential for good health and wellness. I incorporate that in my teaching style, with the hope that all my students leave a class feeling better than when they came to class, in many ways; feeling encouraged by their progress and empowered through their personal journey. My yoga journey began many years ago. I received my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training from YogaPointe in Lakeland, teaching there for several years before moving to Inside/Out. I have studied and attended many workshops and R & R retreats over the years at both Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and Omega Institute where I became certified to teach chair yoga, which is such a fun class to teach. I’m certified in Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra. My greatest fulfillment as a teacher is to embrace and impart many facets of yoga philosophy; my favorite being The Loving Kindness Metta Prayer starting with yourself and passing it to others: May I be safe, May I be happy, May be strong, May I be healthy, May I live with ease and joy in my heart, May I be filled with loving kindness.
Kim has practiced yoga for many years and in this journey achieved her RYT200 in 2019. Kim is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and combines her love for healing therapy modalities like drumming, traditional talk therapy, and yoga with a goal to educate and empower her clients. Kim incorporates yoga, meditation and breathwork into the practice and supports “The mind body connections are interwoven so yoga and psychology are the perfect pair of modalities! Yoga creates space for reconnecting with your authentic self.” We work to understand your source of synergy and use the science behind why the holistic approach works to increase your well-being and quality of life. Kim shares, “…whether I was looking at my clients, or my own history to understand how the nervous system responds, either physical illness, mental illness or addiction it relates to unresolved hurts, unprocessed memories stored in the body.” I’ve learned that yoga is a gateway to finding inner peace that extends beyond the yoga practice and yoga mat. Thus shifting the therapeutic approach to integrating mind-body work with a trinity of healing therapies. Kim encourages you to journey into Self discovery, shadow work, and healing or a holistic Self empowered to embrace the you to emerge as a more integrated version of Self. Be curious, go beyond.
I started my journey with yoga around 2008 practicing in Orlando. From the very beginning, I loved the challenge of yoga and the positive benefits I felt in my body and mind. After practicing for over a decade, I decided to take my 200-hour YTT at Altamonte Springs Yoga with MyLinda Morales in the Iyengar (alignment focused) style. Unfortunately, right after I graduated from YTT, Covid restrictions hit and my teaching dreams were temporarily put on hold. I continued to practice, and as soon as things returned to normal, I was back in the studio. Fast forward to today and I am living in Winter Haven with an opportunity to teach at Yoga Haven! I have a background in teaching middle school and ESOL for adults, and I previously taught kids yoga grades 4-6. I like my classes to be energized and fun and I offer modifications for all body types and activity levels. I believe yoga is for everyone and I look forward to sharing my appreciation of this practice with you. Namast
Visionary, Actor, Educator, Vocalist, Theatre Director Libya is a Florida native and New York performing artist who was introduced to yoga over 25 years ago in grad school as a part of her curriculum and began integrating yoga into her actor training. Her enthusiasm for learning both on and off the mat encouraged her to receive a yoga 200 RYT certification in 2018 with Breathe for Change in New York City. She’s honored and amazed at witnessing such dedication, transformation and the life lessons that yoga offers beyond just physical exercise.