Teaching Faculty

Our faculty is made up of Seasoned Yogis, Experienced Yoga Instructors, Massage Therapist, Physicians & Mental Health Counselors, Nutritional Coaches & Ayurvedic Practitioners. A training faculty truly capable of giving you a well rounded yoga education.

 
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Ella Duke - ERYT - YACEP

Ella Duke has been teaching yoga in Orlando for 8 + years. She holds advance certifications in Yoga Therapy, Yoga for Mental Health, Prenatal Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga For Special Needs Children, Asanas for Autism & Trauma Informed Yoga. She is the Co-creator of Aerial Anatomics, an Aerial Yoga Teacher Training. Additionally, Ella co-owns Apiary Wellness Center in Orlando, a wellness center that offers Holistic Medicine, Acupuncture, Mental Health Counseling, Massage Therapy, Yoga Therapy, Coaching & Behavior Analysis.

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Joanna TIMM LMT - ERYT

Joanna Timm is a Licensed Massage Therapist MA477438 and ERYT. She has been teaching alignment based, anatomy focused yoga in Orlando for 5 years. She holds advanced certifications in Anatomy, Craniosacral Therapy & Meditation. She is the Co-Creator of Aerial Anatomics, an Aerial Yoga Teacher Training. Additionally, Ella co-owns Apiary Wellness Center in Orlando, a wellness center that offers Holistic Medicine, Acupuncture, Mental Health Counseling, Massage Therapy, Yoga Therapy, Coaching & Behavior Analysis

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Shea

Shea De Olivera is a Licensed massage therapist and an experienced yoga instructor at the 500 hour level. Shea has been teaching yoga in Orlando for 10+ years and will teaching the philosophy portion of this training.

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Aaron

Aaron Benningfield is our Sequencing Advisor and a 200-HR RYT Instructor. As a former Marine, he loves to help students move better, more efficiently, and to gain strength. He’s broken a world-record for longest run in a gas mask ,however, his greatest achievements have always been seeing people have a better quality of life, when they make simple alignment adjustments.

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Kelsey

Kelsey Evans Amalu is an experienced yoga instructor. She has been teaching yoga since 2014 and is currently completing her PH.d in mindfulness studies at UCF. Kelsey will be Co-teaching the Mindfulness & Meditation portion of this training.

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Kate

Kate McReynolds is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a registered yoga instructor. She is the creator of Therapy Love Yoga, a workshop designed to ease symptoms of anxiety & depression. Kate will be Co-teaching teaching the mental health portion of this training.

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Frannie

Frannie Ferrera is an experienced yoga instructor at The Peaceful Peacock. She believes that combining asana and the sister science of yoga is the way to true balance. Frannie will be Co-teaching the Ayurvedic portion of this training.

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Christina Prieto, DOM, AP, RYT

Your wholistic wellness advisor is none-other than Licensed Acupuncture Physician, 500-RYT Registered Yoga Teacher, and owner of Harmony Wellness Center in Maitland, Dr. Christina Prieto. Her specialties include acupuncture, Chinese and Western herbology, nutritional therapy, fire cupping, moxibustion, auricular acupuncture, and acu-point injection therapy. She has traveled the world and uses yoga as a personal tool used to cultivate stillness, healing, and peace.