Shari Florio is a Yoga Alliance certified 200hr RYT. She has been teaching yoga since 2015. Shari started practicing yoga in 2004 as a way to cross-train her normal exercise routine and to help balance with her passion for running. With a background in dance, she quickly fell in love with the practice and the benefits it brings. She aims to share her love of yoga with her students and help them connect with their breath and the natural flow and rhythm of their bodies. Shari also has her certification in Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra
Sarah Tuhy, is a certified Kids Yoga instructor and RYT200. She has been weaving Yoga into her life since she was a teenager, practicing in the UK and Thailand. She began her teaching journey by teaching children and families, knowing that children today are navigating a world that has the potential to trigger anxiety and stress. She has extensive experience working with families as a nanny, a preschool teacher, a children’s theater teacher and also, as a mom. Sarah is passionate about helping mothers through the pre and postnatal period and believes that modern motherhood poses a unique set of challenges that can be gracefully aided by an education in the mind/body connection and a strong community.
“Feminism freed my mind. Yoga freed my body.”
Emma is from Mount Dora, Florida and is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, and a certified Barre instructor! She moved to Tampa to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences, with a double minor in Social and Behavioral Health at the University of South Florida. She finished her 200 hour yoga training before graduating university and has been teaching yoga since 2016. Emma encourages her students to turn their awareness within themselves while practicing.
Emma is one of our OG teachers and has worked at Kinetic Soul for years, even when our studio was formerly Green Locus Yoga.
Ashley has two decades of experience as a professional massage therapist and mystic. Apart from being an E-RYT 500 with thousands of hours of yoga teaching experience, her approach to asana is therapeutically based and grounded in “down to Earth” spirituality. Since 2011, Ashley has worked to train and certify over 150 instructors of Hatha Yoga through her Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training Program.
Kim is absolutely hilarious and will crack jokes all throughout your class!
Christina is an incredible musical theater performer and has performed numerous iconic roles in productions throughout Hillsborough and Pinellas county.
Chelsea is a research scientist who has merged her knowledge of human physiology with fitness. Her graduate degree in medical science gives her a unique perspective on exercise and kinesthesiolopgy. Chelsea was recruited to become a certified barre instructor after falling in love with the bounce barre classes here at Kinetic Soul. Chelsea uses barre and yoga to supplement her daily weight-lifting routine. When she’s not teaching or working her day job in biochemistry and patent development, she’s probably at the gym, hiking, or snuggled up with her cats binge watching the latest true-crime show.
Pam is an E-RYT 500 and began taking yoga classes at a gym 15 years ago with the intention of getting a good workout. What began as an exercise routine has become much more. Pam credits yoga for making her a better person: more patient, compassionate and less judgmental. Pam loves to laugh and brings this element of lightheartedness (okay, sometimes straight up corny-ness) to each class. Her classes incorporate alignment, flow, humor and a bit of yoga philosophy. To compliment her love of yoga, Pam is a holistic health coach who teaches nutrition/wellness related workshops to corporations. When she is not teaching yoga or nutrition classes, she is probably loving on a dog or cat.
Tiffany has two masters degrees!
Leyna is a 200hour certified yoga teacher that has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. Leyna has also taught Group Fitness throughout the Tampa Bay community for the past 13 years. She has a wide breadth of experience teaching strength, flexibility, and aerobic formats. She is excited to be able to share her passion for living a healthy and active lifestyle and her love of exercise. In her free time, she loves traveling abroad.
“Accumulating memories and experiences not stuff is the key to happiness and contentment.”
Lindsay is a mental health counselor for veterans.
Macy began dancing at the age of three in Taylorville, Illinois. She went on to earn her B.A. in Dance from Southeast Missouri State University, where she was trained in ballet, jazz, and modern, while also given opportunities to perform in several main stage productions, work with guest choreographers, present her own choreography, and teach her peers. After graduation, she spent a season as Studio Director for Center Pointe Dance Academy where she taught classes in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, and hip hop from ages two to adult. In 2018, she moved to Tampa Bay to teach children’s dance classes at Tampa Bay Dance Academy. Along with dance, Macy also has a passion for fitness and is a Certified Personal Trainer.
Morgan has been practicing barre for over 5 years and is passionate about the use of movement and its healing impact on both the body and mind. She holds ABASI certifications in both Barre and Bounce Barre and stresses the importance of promoting a studio culture that is welcoming and inclusive. “I have been an athlete, played sports, and lifted weights almost my entire life — my strength and endurance drastically improved after incorporating barre fitness into my life”. Morgan is vegan, applies Chinese medicinal practices, and believes in functional exercise to feel good, not just look good.
Morgan and our owner Mallory have been best friends since they were babies!
Carmen is a certified 200hr RYT and a certified kids yoga teacher. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Healthcare with a minor in ABA. Carmen discovered yoga in college when she struggled with depression. Yoga helped her practice self-acceptance and find inner peace in times of chaos. Carmen’s mission is to empower her students to tap into their unlimited potential by weaving chakra meditations, mantras, and breathwork into her classes.
When she’s not teaching or working as a health coach, she is cooking vegan meals at home or somewhere in nature with her step kids teaching them about compassion and mindfulness. She believes if we start teaching our kids yoga at a young age we can help raise the next generation of compassionate leaders.
From a young age, Christi has been drawn to deepening her spiritual way of living as well as the mind body connection. She loved yoga right from the start and has been practicing ever since. It’s been about 7 years now that each day, she steps on her mat to practice mindfulness. In fact, you may have recognized her in class practicing right alongside you at the studio for the past year and a half as a Kinetic Soul client before she became a teacher. She is a certified kids yoga teacher through Kidding Around Yoga and is a certified 200 hr Yoga Teacher. During the day, Christi is an energetic fourth grade teacher and also teaches kids yoga, family yoga, and has led camps at our studio