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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.
Kristina has been working in the health and wellness field for over six years as a massage therapist and yoga teacher. Her specialties include training in Prenatal, Thai and Sports Massage, Vacuum Cupping, Reflexology and KT Tape. Kristina is a mom to 9 year old twins, and has been married to her best friend for 10 years. She brings the skills and knowledge gained from each of these roles to her passion, working with women going through the exciting, but sometimes not so easy transition into motherhood and beyond. Kristina is currently pursuing certification as a postpartum doula. When she’s not working or busy being a mom, you can find her snuggling her cats, practicing yoga, or reading a book in nature.
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!
Rashida is a recent Tampa resident by way of New York City. She is a certified herbalist in Green Medicine from the Open Door in NYC, and creates speciality teas for respiratory and insomnia complications. Additionally, Rashida is a spiritual counselor who invokes calming, healing energy of peace through her one-on-one counseling practices. Rashida enjoys nature by frequently visiting hiking trails, parks, rivers and oceans.
Rashida received her 200 hour certification with additional training from Indigo Yoga in New Jersey and is a Registered Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance since 2020. Shortly after becoming certified, Rashida began teaching yoga classes in the park as a coping mechanism to release the traumas of the pandemic. Rashida’s yoga practices include decompressing tension, anxiety and stress factors by way of breath work and soothing vibrational frequencies that are conducive to healing the mind, body and spirit.
Understanding what yoga practice can bring forward, Rashida invites her guests to bring a journal and pen with them to write any thoughts or ideas that may arise after the session.
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.