Patti is an avid traveler, adventure seeker, soul searcher and student. She began her yoga journey while teaching 4th grade, integrating breathing techniques with her students. Her introduction to mindfulness soon became a school wide initiative. She resigned from teaching to start her company, Academic Adventures in Yoga, targeting the many layers of the school district: after school enrichment, professional development workshops for teachers, and the at-risk and neglected populations (i.e. foster care, homeless, incarceration). Patti has completed over 500 hours of Yoga Teacher Training (YTT), is a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT), and a graduate of the Yoga Education Program: Pre K-12th grade. She holds a master’s degree in Management and a Yoga Gangster’s Certificate – teaching yoga to at-risk populations. She teaches at various locations in Tampa, offering Yin, Life Power Flow, Hatha Flow, Bikram and Ashtanga (short form). Her authenticity shines on the mat, and she believes that growth and transformation begin once you step out of your comfort zone.
Thanecha is a song-writing, guitar-playing, yoga-teaching Tampa Bay resident, and when it comes to yoga and ﬁtness, Thanecha has a deep passion for both teaching over 20 yoga and group ﬁtness classes per week and working with a handful of personal clients. She has had the honor of teaching more than one thousand students throughout Tampa Bay, and strives to use her gifts and talents to positively impact the lives of as many people as she possibly can.
Thanecha believes that yoga connects the mind, body, and spirit, and that what you learn on the mat can be taken into every area of your life, and into every experience. In her classes, she creates a space of non-judgement, where you have the freedom to go at your own pace, challenging yourself in every pose, while simultaneously being able to listen to what your body and spirit need in that moment. In each yoga class, she incorporates guided meditation, breathing techniques, Tibetan Bells and a Singing Bowl, and ends the class with live music that is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and more at peace.
Playing a role in the happiness and wellness of our community is immensely important to her, and you can ﬁnd her teaching yoga and group ﬁtness classes at LifeTime Athletic, Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club, and at Crunch locations all over Tampa Bay. She is excited to join our team at Baby Scene, and can’t wait to lead you in your practice. Namaste!
Michelle Cook is a certified yoga instructor, health coach and personal trainer. She is registered at the highest level with the Yoga Alliance and teaches in the Iyengar tradition with over 15 years of experience. Michelle has also successfully completed the Prime Time Health Certification Course with the prestigious Dr. Sears Wellness Institute.
Michelle is an entrepreneur who founded and operated two thriving businesses. The first, Synergy Personal Fitness, where she coached both elite athletes and the general public to achieve optimum health and fitness. The second, Sun Dog Yoga, the first yoga studio in Tampa dedicated exclusively to Iyengar yoga, offering daily group classes, private instruction and workshops. She has organized and conducted intensives workshops and retreats around the country.
Michelle currently offers one group class weekly in downtown Tampa, one Mama and Me class at Baby Scene and privately coaches clients in yoga, wellness and life design. She is a seasoned conference presenter and enjoys working with individuals, as well as corporate and philanthropic groups, helping them envision and achieve their goals. Michelle loves to cook, entertain, spend time with her family and work on creative projects
Esmeralda Guevara is Baby Scene’s chief massage therapist. In addition to massage, Esmeralda found her second love in Yoga and received her 200 hour certiﬁcation from Lucky Cat Yoga in 2017. She has been teaching restorative yoga, meditation, breath work, YoMassage and sound healing through the use of her beautiful crystal bowls. She received her health coach certiﬁcation in 2017.
Esmeralda values holding space and educating her clients on their body. She believes we all contain the innate ability to heal. She uses an intuitive approach to create the ideal environment for your body to unwind naturally.
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