Justin began his yoga journey as a way to help with anxiety and to reconnect with a love for movement that was rooted in him as child through dance and gymnastics. Justin completed his training in the Prana Flow System with Micheline Berry and has completed Restorative teacher trainings with Lizzy Lasseter. Justin also has created a unique class with the use techniques to restore the myofascial system in order to move deeper into postures while ultimately balancing the emotional and energetic body. He is well known for teaching from the heart and delivering a class that is supportive, therapeutic, and energizing. He was primarily inspired to create this community space, Ybor Restore Yoga, as an invitation for beginners to connect with their bodies and as a place to offer classes that are emphasized on therapeutic alignment.
RYT 200 Having grown up in a state of stress and desensitized by his environment, Jirod did not have the proper tools to navigate his inner landscape. He finally found the skills he’d been missing when he discovered yoga in 2014. Draw to the inner peace that yoga brings and inspired by his teachers to love fearlessly, be kind and live better, he graduated with his 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2018. Jirod is passionate about teaching yin yoga with an emphasis on self-love and mindful breathing amidst the grounded stillness. Jirod brings yoga to students and communities of all walks of life. His hope is to give all of his students (no matter their background) the gift of self-love and the opportunity to connect to the greatest tool within all of us- the breath
David is a certified 200hr yoga instructor and has practiced yoga for over 10 years. David brings a lot of energy and charisma to his yoga classes. His main focus is on having his students leave the class feeling empowered, calm, and ready to take on the world. As a true believer in the healing powers of yoga, he has a passion of bringing yoga to those looking to make a change in their life, and thus teaches beginner yoga, as well as yin and restorative.
Leanne has been sharing her love of movement for over 15 years. A lifelong dancer, she has taught ballet and contemporary dance in studios, at festivals, and as a professor at the university level. Having training in Pilates mat and apparatus, she has instructed private clients of varying ages and abilities. Leanne was drawn to yoga during her time living in El Paso, Texas, where she completed her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification. Her classes blend her love of dance and yoga, making the practice of yoga an expressive experience that invites participants to explore movement in ways that feel organic to their unique bodies. She wants her students to feel the same peace and self-assurance that she finds every time she comes to her mat.
Kimberly McGuire |E-RYT® 200, YACEP® certified
Yoga has been a part of Kim’s life since 2008. She started practicing yoga as a low impact option after a knee injury and became hooked on its many healing and therapeutic benefits. A deep desire to share the peace and ease that can be attained with a yoga practice led Kim to receive her Teaching Certification, with the goal of positively impacting the lives of students. Kim’s classes will create space for you to dive deep into the journey of yourself. You can expect mindful, movement -based classes to help build strength, challenge your mind and maintain alignment that is true to your body. You will be guided through a balanced practice as you learn to let go, relax and develop compassion. Her teaching reflects her belief that we are always evolving and that when we explore something new on the mat, we find something new within ourselves.
Vanessa has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and received her 200 hour training at Bella Prana. As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Reiki Master, and Holistic Coach, Vanessa combines all her experience when
working with students and clients. Her intention as a Yoga Instructor is to offer space for people to feel grounded, balanced and connected to their being.
Through movement, breath and awareness of the mind-body connection, she hopes to help people illuminate their inner healer.