Her name is Elorah. She is a 200 Hour Certified Yoga Instructor, Barre Instructor and the owner of Now & Zen Studio. She first stepped onto her first yoga mat when she was 14 years old, back in 2008. She has since been practicing all different disciplines of yoga. Her roots are in the practice of Ashtanga. She completed the 200 hour yoga teacher training at Ananda Kula in Jax Beach on December 5th, 2015. She teaches ashtanga, vinyasa, gentle, restorative yoga classes and many different workshops. Elorah is a certified barre instructor, under the barre method. She received the barre certification in June 2017. She teaches that as well. She enjoys fire hooping, aerial dancing, and learning other circus skills on the side. She has completed her Associate Arts Degree and 300 hour yoga teacher training. There will be many more types of knowledge to come in the future. She is passionate about her practice, teaching and holding space. Elorah has been the studio owner since March 2017. Her classes are fit for all levels and bodies. She uses a balance between stern and sense of gentleness in her classes. She wants you to work hard to build strength while being therapeutic to your body and connecting with the inner self through movement, breath and stillness.
Barbara Baker began practicing yoga in 1977 after the birth of her second child. The breathing and concentration were familiar to her, and the stretching came naturally. She was hooked. She attended a Kripalu styled yoga training in 1982 as a huge fan of mind/body practice. Mindfulness is the inspiration for how she teaches. Surviving breast cancer, and meeting Christina Phipps, inspired her to obtain her RYT 200 certification (2011). Following that, she participated in Christina Phipps Foundation Yoga training. Teaching yoga, and sharing yoga with this special community brings her the greatest joy. In fact, she found a new calling! Her growth in yoga has led her to workshops in restorative yoga, yin yoga, and ultimately to receive her RYT 500 certification (2017). Life is a journey, and having yoga interwoven into her life’s path has been a blessing. As she continues to grow, she is happily adding studies in accessible yoga for the MS population. Having a family member with MS has inspired her to reach out and share the practice through the oMS community.
DELRAY BEACH, FL
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
Valerie Armstrong is an experienced nurse practitioner currently working in the occupational health field. She is originally from New York, and moved to Jacksonville to begin her career as a nurse practitioner. From 1999-2007, she worked as the coordinator for the Comprehensive MS Care Center at Mayo Clinic. She is remembered well in the community for her excellent care, research, and education regarding MS. As luck would have it for oMS Yoga, she fell in love with the practice of yoga after practicing prenatal yoga, and completed her RYT200 teacher training at Hot Spot yoga. When Valerie reached out to us to teach, we felt like an old friend had come home. We are excited to welcome her on board. Her knowledge of MS and yoga will provide an excellent class. She is excited to combine both of her passions and teach oMS Yoga!
Hot Spot Power Yoga, San Marco: Saturdays, 10:30-11:30AM
Welcome to oMS Yoga in Jacksonville, Delray Beach and Philadelphia!
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Colleen has been working with Special Population for 14 years and has been practicing holistic health for 21 years. Colleen believes that the mind and body are connected and that taking care of both are essential for overall wellness and health. She has worked in several country clubs including Boca West and Broken Sound and has a heart to help and serve her community.
Colleen graduated FAU with a degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion then continued her education each year taking courses and several certifications. She believes that one must always be a good student to be a good teacher.
Colleen's certifications include:
NASM-CES, SFE, PES
ROCK STEADY BOXING
PIliates Institute of America
Yoga Alliance 500 hours
Sara Meeks Osteoporosis
MS Fitness and Wellness Specialist
Active Isolated Stretching
Colleen is dedicated to her craft and would love to share her love and passion with all she works with.
Dragon Dance Yoga: Closed as of 12/3/18. Thank you so much for your opening your welcoming doors to us of for the past several years. We are so grateful to Wendy Cruff, Robert Serafine, and teachers from the Christina Phipps Foundation who taught and guided oMS Yogis.
MBody Yoga, Southside: Mondays, 11AM-12PM
Yoga Den - The Shoppes of Bayard, South Jax: Saturdays, 10:30-11:30AM
Beyond Fitness Delray, Delray Beach, FL: BEGINNING OCTOBER 2018
High Tide Yoga at Shine Wellness Center, Jacksonville Beach, Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30PM
Chelsea Franklin received her 200 RYT from MBody Yoga and leads the Southside class.
Cheryl Russell is a yogi, wife, and mom who has MS. She is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher and teaches based on the Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga methodology. She completed her teacher training at MBody Yoga in Jacksonville.
Megan Weigel is a Nurse Practitioner and MS Certified Nurse who has been caring for families living with MS since 2001. She is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher and teaches based on the Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga methodology. She did her teacher training at Big Fish Power Yoga in Jacksonville Beach, and has completed Level 1 training with Baron Baptiste.
Sherri Bittner has been practicing yoga since 2000. She completed her 500 hour yoga certification in Ashtanga Yoga at Sun Dog Yoga Studio in Doylestown, PA . She is a wife, mother and grandmother. She has been caring for her husband Gregg who has MS for several years. Sherri hopes to share her passion of yoga and it's health benefits to the mind, body and spirit.
MossRehab, Elkins Park & Doylestown locations
Registration not required