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.
Leanne Rinelli (sub-teacher)
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.
Vanessa Febles (sub-teacher)
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. Vanessa is currently a sub teacher at studio.
Heather is a Tampa native and Hatha trained 500 RYT. She completed her training at Yoga Loft in Ybor City. Heather is also a certified trauma informed yoga instructor and teaches mindfulness based classes that focus on breath work and the mind-body connection. She believes that if we can learn how to connect to ourself, we can then learn how to connect with others and the world around us which is instrumental in living a life we love. Heather has experienced deep healing and transformation through yoga and uses her personal experience as motivation in hopes of leading others towards connection and healing of their own.
Margot Matty (sub-teacher)
Margot has always been curious about yoga and began exploring it as a child and more seriously as an adult. She studied yoga formally, to become a teacher, in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2019 at Root Yoga & Sacred Studies with Jessica Patterson (200 RYT). Margot also has a degree in Theatre (BFA, WVU) and has done coursework in Early Childhood Education (Shikshaa Centre for Integral Education).Margot is a healer and loves to serve through spirit & health coaching, theta healing, intuitive readings, family dynamics coaching, pet therapy, and bringing communities together for collective healing and support. Margot has knowledge of different styles, branches and limbs of yoga ad well as movement and likes to integrate different aspects of them into her classes and offerings. Margot believes in meeting you where you are in your practice and assists you in becoming more in tune with yourself on all levels and layers, therefore progressing in your practice naturally, fluidly and confidently in the studio and wherever Life takes you.