INSTRUCTORS

SELLOANE NKHELA

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OWNER, 200 YYT and CEU'S

Selloane is the singer in Cirque Du Soleil’s show Michael Jackson One at Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas Nevada. She originates from Welkom, South Africa. Yoga has helped her manage stress whilst she was on tour and Broadway with the show Lion king and the hustle mode of working in the middle of Time Square in New York City, also the demanding stress of being a single parent trying to juggle it all. We are all trying to find our true self. Yoga is a place where one can come and let go of all that stuff refraining us from connecting with our true selves physically, emotionally and spiritually.
 

LINH THOI

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Linh was born in Saigon, Vietnam and came to the U.S. with her family in 1975. She has a background as a dancer and in bodywork.  Both which gave her the fortunate opportunity of visiting over 80 countries.

She is an energy healer, intuitive, and lover of synchronicity. Along with her bountiful, positive energy, she is devoted to helping you feel the benefits of yoga: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Linh is a graduate of Florida College of Natural Health and is certified in Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Bowen Therapy and Sports Massage. She is also a Reiki Master and practices several other energy healing modalities.

In 2008, she received her yoga teacher training certification from the Sivananda Vedanta Ashram in Kerala, India.

 

ALLISON GAINES

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 Allison has been regularly practicing yoga since 2012, after discovering it around 2009.  Coming to yoga initially for the physical benefits, she quickly discovered it provided much more than that.  Yoga can be a powerful tool for stress relief, emotional health, and building a more complete sense of self.
    Feeling a strong connection that she wanted to explore more deeply,          Allison completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2015 with a concentration in Vinyasa. Allison went on to get certified in Kids Yoga and Chair Yoga to be able to bring yoga to a larger range of individuals. She loves to share yoga with her community and people of all ages.

GLAUCIA ROMANAO

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Glaucia was born and raised in Brazil, and came to live in Orlando in 1996. She graduated from UCF and has been teaching art at Orange County Publics ever since. Yoga has been an important part of her life. In 2016 she graduated from the 200hr program at Yoga Veda in Alachua, FL under Richard Syama and Dhyana Masla, following the Hatha style and Bhakti traditions. She is certified through Kidding Around Yoga as a children yoga instructor, and through Mindful School as a mindfulness facilitator. Glaucia still lives in Orlando with her two amazing teenage children. 

PIERINA NUNEZ

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Pierina’s lively curiosity for new experiences introduced her to the world of yoga. She discovered this passion through an aerial yoga class in 2013. From that day forward, she felt compelled to share it with others. Motivated to grow and continue her journey, she completed her 200-hour Teacher Training registered with Yoga Alliance.
Her background includes studying visual arts. She specialized in painting, graduating from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts. She has also participated in numerous exhibitions, the most recent being a painted mural in the Wynwood Art District of Miami.
Pierina’s motto is to live life to the fullest. She strives to express this through her teaching style and her art. Pierina brings

MIA ESCOBAR

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Born and raised in Paterson, NJ Mia found her passion as a walk-in into our studios. By noticing the difference Yoga made in her everyday life she decided to become an instructor and share her love for Yoga with others. Mia graduated from a 200hour Hatha Yoga teacher training, here in Kissimmee, Florida and is now back at Ubuntu as one of our instructors. "Something in me changed on my mat that day, I can truly say I found inner peace. I want to be able to be a tool for my students, so they too can experience life heavily meditated" -Mia

ANNAIS PENA

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Annais Pena - Writer, Happiness Coach, Teacher, Healer, Student, and Inspired Human. Her passion connects people to their own joyful potential. In her classes, she loves to combine creative sequencing, strategic breathing, and a spirit of playfulness and some inspiration to help you deepen your practice. She seeks to help others thrive to live by nurturing body, mind and spirit with yoga, and her hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed and nourished.

TAMELA STAUBS

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Tamela started her love of exercise as a young girl. She loved gymnastics and softball in her teen years . About 26 years ago she entered her first “gym” and started lifting weights. She worked out during her entire pregnancy in a time when it was taboo. She has avidly pursued step aerobic classes, cycling 1,000’s of miles and even a year or two of pole dance classes to keep her exercise life diverse! Tamela’s love of yoga began about three years ago as a way to stay connected with her daughter and do something healthy together. After about a year of Aerial yoga she decided to become certified to teach and about a year after that she completed her 200 hr teacher training for traditional yoga. Tamela loves to share her knowledge with others and teaching is a beautiful way to connect with people on their level. “Being healthy is a way of life and health is our most precious asset”

CHARLIE REED

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NATHALIE VAN TURNHOUT

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When she was still a competitive triathlete, Nathalie was blown away by the balancing effect one simple online yoga class had on her sleep and recovery.
Ten years later, in 2009, Nathalie successfully founded her own yoga studios in Belgium. She is a dedicated yogi, a trained osteopath and a motivated teacher (RYT-500) passionate about the Ashtanga yoga system. She loves being a part of a supportive and inclusive community and will make everyone feel welcome, with time for a chat and questions after class. Nathalie believes that the Ashtanga practice truly is accessible to all, regardless of background, age, body type, and physical fitness.

GINA MARTINEZ

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Mother, Sister , free spirit, healer, lover, artist, yogi on an adventure of self-awareness and self-love. She strives to be open to receive any form that's presented to her,  by making it a daily practice to have awareness on and off the mat. Through her classes she hopes to help guide students to healing and self-lone 

MARIA ARATO

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I came upon yoga many years ago and decided to pursue my teaching certification because of the passion I have to share this practice with as many people as possible. Because of the profound ways it has helped my life, I hope that sharing my practice with others will help them just as much. Through yoga, I hope to inspire each student to find the strength to transform their physical and mental well being and also their lives from the inside out. I have an intention in each of my classes to promote peace and gratitude through restorative and strengthening poses, simple meditations and a focus on breathing