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Introducing our teachers – Katja

17426091_1476599569048606_6598822406186010826_nBefore moving to the US, Katja had enjoyed successful career in Sales and Marketing in Europe. For the past decade, Katja has owned her own business as an event and wedding vendor.

After enjoying Yoga for several years Katja became a certified Yoga Teacher and she truly enjoys teaching and practicing Yoga. Her beach yoga classes are based on Hatha yoga and designed for all abilities and all ages. She makes it fun and social but, most of all, relaxing and strengthening.

Katja finds it challenging and rewarding to teach a group of Yoga students who are in different stages of their lives, on divergent paths in their journeys into Yoga and with a wide variety of fitness levels.

To see the will and effort of these students to improve and accomplish their goals, each in their own way, is extremely humbling yet gratifying.

Katja is available for yoga classes and pool yoga in local communities.

Besides Yoga, Katja enjoys Stand Up Paddle Boarding. She assists, her mentor and friend, Elin Larsen with group Paddle Board lessons on Venice Beach.

photo credit to Sharron Bourget

Introducing our teachers: Toby

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Toby volunteering at the Venice Chalk festival

Toby has a strong compassion for others and a passion for helping.

Her yoga story begins with her putting on far too many pounds in the late 80’s and early 90’s. The point of change came in 1992 when she joined a “Weight Watchers” program. As one of her physical activities, she chose to practice Yoga. In 1996 Toby studied and became certified as Yoga instructor. She also became a successful “Weight Watchers” Leader.

Years later in 2007, Toby came to Venice and discovered “Yoga With Elin” on Venice Beach. Yoga became part of her daily routine ever sense.

In 2013 Toby suffered the most severe loss a mother can imagine, the loss of her son to type 2 diabetes. One never gets over such a loss but family and friends were there and Toby says her yoga practice helps her every day.In 2015, Toby studied with Elin, received a new certification and started teaching.

Toby now lives full time in Venice. She enjoys dancing, creating her art and working for Weight Watchers. Whenever she has a chance, she loves to travel back to Cleveland to visit with her daughter and her grandchildren.

HAPPY HOLIDAY

from our  Manasota Beach Yoga Team. We will be on the beach for all Yoga classes during the holidays.
We are looking forward to see you at the beach, to help with the stress free and relaxing time. Bring your visitors and introduce them to our wonderful lifestyle.

Our regular classes are  Mo – Sat 9 AM and Sun – Fri 5 PM.  no cancellation for the holidays. 

Katja, Toby,  Lou, Nadineholiday-yoga

 

 

 

Introducing our Yoga Teachers: Nadine

Photo By: Meg&Mike Photography (www.meganmikephotography.com)

Nadine brings her bright personality, creative sequencing, and love for the practice of yoga to each class she teaches. She encourages and welcomes all levels to join her classes and believes that yoga is for everyone. Expect to move with thoughtful engagement and to challenge yourself to be present with your breath and body throughout class. Nadine is the owner of Lemon Bay Yoga Studio in Englewood, she is thrilled to be able to offer the Englewood community a space to practice and collectively engage in their spiritual growth and path to better health and wellness.

Nadine is an E-RYT 200 with the Yoga Alliance ((Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, 200 Hour Trained) and a Certified Ayurveda Nutritionist, registered with the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America.