Teachers


Shelly Kwiatkouski 

Shelly Kwiatkouski is a kinetic jewel. She is full of dimension, color, energy, wisdom, humor. Shelly teaches yoga classes that embody what it means to be deeply present, creatively challenged, and playfully amused. She has dedicated her life to serve, assist, and guide others to flourish in their own power, passion, and purpose. Thru avid study, faith, practice and integration, Shelly has crafted a one of kind unique teaching style. Her style has been described as intensely passionate, purposeful, and intended to spark growth and change lives. Her classes are written by her soul and enacted thru her heart. Students have been known to effortlessly lose themselves in their practice, finding what it means to be alive, in the presence of Shelly’s calm and connected energy. What Shelly has to offer the world and every yoga community cannot be duplicated or imitated. 


Shelly, a Yoga Alliance certified E-RYT500, YACEP with over 13,000 hours of teaching under her belt, and is the founder of Hot House Yoga in Ormond Beach, FL. Over the last 12 years, this fiery soulful studio has been her venue for which she teaches anatomy, alignment, detox and meditation workshops, beginners hot flow 200 RYT, advanced urban flow 300 RYT teachers pieces of training. Shelly is authentic, fresh, intuitive, occasionally inappropriate and educated. She is an animal lover on a mission to make a difference. If your seeking truth, growth, connectivity, strength, unity, and challenge, Shelly is who you’ve been looking for. She is a catalyst for creating an awakened, mindful, and courageous life.


For additional details about Shelly classes, pieces of training and workshops refer to her webs page ShellyKwiatkouski.com or Follow her on Facebook at @shellykwiatkouskiyoga or contact her directly at Uma@ShellyKwiatkouski.com



Gillian Taylor

As the visionary and founder of One Love Yoga, Gillian has created a space where students feel safe, loved and welcomed whoever they are and wherever they are at in their yoga practice. Gillian is a teacher who teaches with grace, sensitivity and creativity, with an ability to connect to the energy of those in attendance and teach accordingly. She has a gentle spirit and encourages her students to practice Ahimsa - compassion - towards themselves in all her classes. She has been teaching yoga since 2012 and has devoted herself to extensive study and personal development.


Gillian is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP and Pilates Instructor. She has studied under some of the best teachers around including Bryan Kest, Joe Barnett, David Regelin and others. Her training includes vinyasa, yin yoga, prenatal yoga and she received her RYT 500 in alignment yoga under the guidance of MyLinda Morales. Within her classes she hopes to create a safe space for her students to deeply connect to their experience of the yoga practice, encouraging everyone to look within to heal their relationship with themselves through the practice. Always a student, Gillian is currently continuing her education to include certifying in holistic aromatherapy, Bach flower remedies and color therapy which she looks forward to sharing. She is grateful to her teachers who continue to illuminate her path.


Erin Bassett

She’s soulful, compassionate, kind, knowledgeable, funny, and adventurous. Erin Bassett, the Environmental Yogi, uses yoga as her compass in navigating life. She is deeply connected to yoga and the earth and is extremely passionate about protecting its diversity and beauty. She travels often to explore and connect with it, the wonderful people, plants, and animals that inhabit it. Erin is an FL native, an RYT 500, a Defi certified aerial yoga instructor and so much more.

She has also studied and earned a B.S. in Environmental Science and Biology through UNF. She knows yoga is a science of the internal world and biology is the study of the external world. She has unified the two and has found solace in the combination. This is her steadfast and origin of integrity from which she teaches. Her unique method is to utilize yoga as a tool to realize and create a loving relationship with our highest potential, God, the Universe, each other, and our environment. She believes this is the way to create a more meaningful, authentic, evolving, and joyful life. Erin is a natural teacher who resides in her heart space. She encourages, supports, and nurtures her students, community, friends, and family. She feels honored to share this sacred practice and is deeply grateful for students who allows her to do so. Erin’s classes are infused with creativity, intentional breath work, humor, balanced yet challenging and purposeful sequencing.

Erin is skilled in acute body mechanics and focuses very much on anatomical alignment that is unique to each body. This attention to detail is intended to bring students back into balance, safety, and sustainability. She is also known for generous assists, a myriad of modifications, and a sweet calming voice that is a joy to follow. She calls upon the intelligence and teachings of the elements and the natural world to fuel her gift of grounding others. Erin truly teaches a wide array of classes. Depending on the class expect to create shapes with your body in all directions, including inverted. She has been teaching yoga for 6 years and finds fulfillment in teaching/leading private lessons, weekly public classes, workshops, retreats, and environmental stewarding events. She has combined her passions for yoga and the outdoors and had created Environmental Yogi. These events include an outdoor yoga class, environmental education, swimming, hiking, networking, and activism. When not teaching or practicing yoga Erin may be exploring, spring hunting, free and scuba diving, running a forest trail, getting salty in the ocean, drinking coffee and wine, nannying, serving up food truck nomz, laughing and making others laugh, writing, practicing photography, spending time with friends and family, and cherishing everything. 

Michelle McWhorter

“She’s always smiling!” is what you’ll hear from anyone who knows her. Her vibrant energy fills a room, touching all those she comes into contact with. Having recently completed her 200 Hour Certification with Shelly Kwiatkouski at Hot House Yoga in August 2016, she felt she was only beginning to scratch the surface of understanding the yoga principles and how to integrate them into her daily life on and off the mat. This gift of self-discovery is what she brings to the yoga room to share with others...re-discovering your authentic self and sharing that gift with the world is the most rewarding act of service.

Michelle re-discovered yoga two years ago as a way to relieve stress and anxiety from her role as a critical care RN in the ICU. It served as an outlet for release. In addition to the mental and physical benefits, she soon discovered all the personal growth benefits that were accompanying it. It was also noticed by her family, friends and work peers. This led her to delve deeper into self-discovery with enrollment in the 200 RYT where she was able to integrate her extensive knowledge of how the body worked with her yoga practice and sharing that with others. Michelle maintains a strong asana practice strengthening her own understanding of yoga.

Michelle has a sincere love for helping people and animals who cannot stand up or speak or themselves. She continues to work at an RN in the medical field specializing in neuroscience: the function of the brain and spine. When not on her mat she can be found enjoying her passion for horses, nature, and her Lil’ “heartbeat at her feet,” Roman”. Laughter feels good; especially when experienced with those who share your same passion, whether it be horses, yoga, travel, or good food.

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Lee Sorensen

Happy-go-lucky Lee is an energetic and enthusiastic yoga teacher who aims to facilitate the connection between mind, body, and soul for all yoga practitioners. She strives to create a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere in which students can discover their full potentials while simultaneously maintaining upbeat and cheerful attitudes. Her classes can be described as light-hearted and free-thinking since she provides the tools for students to create their own unique and personalized practices. By offering a plethora of potential modifications and variations, students can expect to find the challenge suited for their individual needs. Lee has always been an active person deeply concerned with both physical and mental well-being. Intrigued by the complexities of human consciousness, she pursued an education in psychology at Stetson University.

However, she plans to utilize her knowledge of both mind and body in the field of occupational therapy. Prior to her introduction to yoga five years ago, Lee was an avid competitive gymnast, diver, and cheerleader. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Prana Yoga in Miami, FL in 2017. Since then, she has received certifications in both yin and kids yoga. Always working toward improvement, Lee is an advocate for stepping outside of comfort zones and pushing physical boundaries within the realms of one’s own practice. Her goal is to assist students develop an integration of yoga into all aspects of their daily lives in order to slow the fluctuations of the mind. Lee is constantly seeking out alternative teaching techniques, insightful inspiration, helpful adjustments, uncommon poses, funky music, and fresh flows. Hopefully you will learn something new in each of her classes!


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Andrea Rickett

Vision: to serve the yoga community by providing a safe environment for people to realize the physical and spiritual gift already inside them. Inspire people to live a life free of fear and full of love.

A self-described “thinker”, Andrea spent the majority of her life in Northern California before moving to Central Florida in 2015. Her thirst for knowledge has her constantly needing to know more. Her witty humor could be missed if you are not paying close attention. Expect a teacher that is mindful, generous and strong. She enjoys focusing on individual body needs and proper alignment. Teaching students how to make the pose work their body, instead of forcing the body into the pose. Her classes are for all students beginning and intermediates looking for a strong foundation to deepen their practice. Props are welcomed and encouraged. Learn to stop comparing yourself to others and appreciate your body. Andrea also enjoys all things creative (painting, drawing, etc), playing the guitar and animals.

Andrea started taking yoga in 2010 when she moved from California to Maryland. In an effort to create an exercise routine and to meet new people she signed up for a class at the community center. She was very lucky that the teacher was an amazing yogi that taught classes all over the area. The class was amazing and the peace she felt after her first class had her hooked. Andrea had no idea at the time that there was more to yoga than Asana practice. She started to explore yoga for depression and anxiety taught by a yoga therapist, this is when she began to recognize the emotional and spiritual benefits. Since then Andrea has taken countless classes and workshops. Andrea’s teaching style has been inspired by her teachers Satyam Kumar, Pat Simpson, Gary Kraftsow, Krista Masters and Shelly Kwiatkouski. I have completed the RYS 200 Hour YA teacher training program at Hot House Yoga with Shelly Kwiatkouski, 25 Hour YA Viniyoga Institute Heart-Mind Retreat with Gary Kraftsow, and the 20 Hour Intensive with Phillip Askew.

 

Susan Royal

Psst... Have you always wanted to try yoga? Susan will lead you through classes that are carefully thought out to help you become stronger, more flexible and have more stamina. Susan’s joy is helping people discover their full potential, both in body and spirit. Susan wants people to walk away feeling encouraged and she will use cues that will enable you to be successful. Poses become accessible as modifications are offered to the individual needs of the student. You will feel empowered and eager to continue your yoga practice. Susan is very empathetic to the concerns of older adults, who might be coming into a yoga practice after time off from physical movement, and the little aches and pains that might accompany them. She has had her own health challenges of scoliosis, sciatica and rotated pelvis and feels that yoga has helped in her own recovery, both physically and spiritually. She is more balanced and stronger and leads a less painful day-to-day life due to her yoga practice.

Susan also meditates on a regular base so she can start the day with a calmer and clearer mind. Susan is also a classically trained Pilates teacher and sees the benefits of combing the two and will offer that experience from time to time. Susan tries to find humor in every situation and believes that laughter keeps the heart light and smiling. Her passions are family, being outdoors, exploring and hiking in the woods, horseback riding, her dog Venus, and most recently, surfing. At the age of 62, what better age to start something new! Just like Yoga!


Jordyn Dines

Jordyn Dines is a Florida based movement enthusiast, natural teacher, and all-around passionate human. With a background in dance, Jordyn offers a multi-dimensional yoga practice accompanied by Thai Yoga Therapy adjustments, Aromatherapy, Spirituality, and a little bit of humor! Her style ranges from dynamic Vinyasa to Restorative Yin, incorporating elements of many different yoga lineages.

A gifted kinetic intuitive, Jordyn responds to the needs of her students, offering graceful sequencing, dynamic pranayama, and healing modifications accompanied by props and myofascial release. She's known for incorporating permissive language, fluid movements, and static alignment throughout the practice, reaching all the lonely corners of the body. The true magic of her teaching, however, is the personal connection she fosters with her students and her community. Offering a variety of movement based classes for 10 years has been a hugely rewarding part of her journey as a leader and healer. You will leave any of Jordyn’s classes with a deeper sense of connection to your body, your journey, and your sense of movement through the world. Jordyn began teaching dance and leading movement classes at age 15.

Her relationship with yoga deepened in college while studying for her degrees in Education and Religion. She received her Yoga Alliance RYT 200 in 2016 and shortly after began teaching and assisting in a YTT 200hr Program. Her thirst for personal and professional development lead her to a 108hr Thai Yoga Massage Program at the Bodhi Sangha School of Thai Massage in Gainesville. As a perpetual student, Jordyn's journey of Self is always unwinding and steadily leading her in the direction of the heart. Proudly imperfect, she strives to inspire those around her to embrace their individuality, humanity, and sacredgifts.


Caroline Braman

Carolyn Braman began her practice of yoga in 2010. She completed a 200 hour yoga teacher certification in 2017 under the guidance Jami Monahan. In addition to her Yoga Practice Carolyn began teacher the Beginners Flow, her passion for teach and guiding her students is where she needed and wants to be. Carolyn’s live for yoga has grown so much and her practice evolves with ever class she takes. Her goal is to always be a strong and positive teacher and to guide her students to make the most of their practice. One thing she has learned over the years is that No matter how many years you practice you are still a beginner and there is always room to grow.


Carolyn is strong and very out going, loves the outdoors, the ocean, the salt, the heat of the sand on he feet, and the way the sun kisses her skin. Her greatest joy in life is being a mother of 2 amazing kids who has made her world the best place to be.

Rebecca Provost


Rebecca originally began studying tarot as a teenager because the idea of finding a connection to other people and the universe was intriguing. Little did she know this would be a life-long journey. After roughly ten years of independent study she found a mentor. Along with knowing the definitions of the cards, her new mentor impressed upon her the importance of meditation and a connection to the spirit. To expand her spiritual practice, Rebecca has received her RYT200 certificate and is in the process of completing her RYT500.

Under the tutelage of her mentor, she began professionally reading at festivals, parties and in one-on-one sessions about eight years ago. Helping people gain insight to their lives and moving forward has become Rebecca’s motivation for furthering her studies and exploration of the craft. Her thoughts on what she does: “Honest and direct communication is the key to a successful reading, clients come to me because they are looking for their truth. It is so important to pass on any information in a constructive and helpful way.”

Bernadette Christaldi

Berni started her yogic journey over a decade ago as a student at Hot House Yoga. Her passion for life makes her a strong and supportive teacher that will have her students laughing while they sweat.

As a business owner, Berni has gained the experience to gracefully lead a room through everything from a simple beginner’s flow to the more complex, advanced vinyasa. Her jokes and encouraging words puts her students at ease and invites mindful exploration of their limits. She believes that all people are capable of accomplishing the spiritual peace and physical connection with their own body that comes with the regular practice of yoga.

Berni’s exuberance is apparent in the fire that comes out during her flows. One can’t help but feel motivated when her infectious, positive energy enters the room. Though she enjoys the complexity of arm balances and more demanding poses, she thoroughly understands the importance of a strong foundation. Having an active practice for over ten years has given her the insight to know when a simple modification necessary and the benefits that come with it.



Amanda Reynolds

Amanda has been practicing yoga on and off for 13 years, becoming a serious practitioner 7 years ago. She trained under Shelly Kwiatkouski to certify at the 200hr level, and received her 500hr certification with Shelly Kwiatkouski and Alexis Martin. She is also a Y12SR instructor having studied under Nikki Meyers. Amanda has also continued her education by taking master classes and workshops with other wise and wonderful teachers like Rolf Gates, Cat McCarthy, and Phillip Askew.
In addition to the knowledge passed down from all of her teachers, some of the best education she has received is through the triumphs and tragedies of life experience. While she uses the word tragedy, it is used with gratitude. It is because of those so called tragedies that she has been able to triumph and become the strong women she is today. Those fluctuations of life continue on and Amanda is always a work in progress. Her journey in yoga has been beautiful, painful, and completely transformational. Having dealt with a number of health complications on this journey, Amanda’s yoga practice has been one of her biggest saviors.
It has challenged her to dig deep inside herself, to shine a light on all of those old patterns, false beliefs, and illusions. Yoga has helped to change her life, so she decided to become a yoga teacher to be a vessel for helping others in their transformation. Amanda’s yoga classes are designed to introduce you to your body, as she believes we live in a world that constantly tells us and encourages us to ignore our bodies, to escape into TV, food, alcohol, and anything else that may temporarily relieve discomfort or suffering, which ironically creates the suffering we are trying to get away from in the first place. When you come into her class you can expect love (sometimes tough), support, encouragement, and authenticity.
Her flows are intuitively created based on what your body needs, and are designed to inspire strength, power, connection, hope, and joy. She strongly believes that transformation and happiness start when we stop letting the monkey mind control us and start listening and paying attention to our bodies. Amanda focuses on breath work to get you grounded into your body and also to create a moving meditation with your practice. Underneath all of the layers of old patterning, false beliefs, and illusion is a beaming bright light that just wants to show its self to the world. Amanda’s classes and indeed herself are here to support you and hold space for you on your journey to that beautiful light.