St Johns Ctr Jacksonville

Alyson Foreacre

Yoga Den

Alyson has drawn from her love of endurance sports to create a unique style of power yoga that will both challenge the serious athlete and gradually strengthen the novice. The Sun Power class is an eclectic blend of traditions coming from master teachers Alyson has studied with, such as Deva Parnell, (Kripalu), Shiva Rea, David and Sharon Gannon (Jivamukti), John Friend (Anusara), Baron Baptiste (Power Vinyasa), Gurmukh (Kundalini) and Sara Powers (Yin yoga and meditation). The Sun Power Bhakti class is an evolution of the Sun Power class, as Alyson has incorporated the teaching styles of her teachers Michael Johnson and Jonny Kest. Alyson's accomplishments include Ashtanga, Discovery, Pre/Post-Natal certifications, as well as Pilates and CPR. Alyson received her 200 hour training at... Read the profile >>

Britteny Crosby

Ashtanga, Vinyassa Yoga Instructor. Read the profile >>

Chrissy Wallis-Henry

JAX Strength and Conditioning

A Jacksonville native, Chrissy has spent most of her time in or around water- competitive swimming & competitive ocean lifeguarding. Inspired by her triathlete mother, she began to run & ventured into triathlon for a bit.. not quite finding her own fit. She was introduced to CrossFit by a friend in 2009, and what a great friend he was!! Fast forward to 2013, Chrissy is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and started Jax Strength & Conditioning, Home of CrossFit Duval, with her husband, Rob Henry, as well as married into ownership of Rob's original affiliate, CrossFit Daytona. Duval is her home base, where she runs classes with Rob & their group of BA coaches! She also holds specialty certifications in CrossFit Endurance & USA Weightlifting. CrossFit not only... Read the profile >>

Erin Roman

Yoga Mix Neptune Beach

Originally from Clarksville TN, Erin began her study of the human body as an Orthopedic Registered Nurse. After working in the Orthopedic Trauma OR for over 10 years, she relocated to Jacksonville in early 2007. She completed her first 200 hr. teacher training in early 2010. Since then she has completed additional 200 hr. training with Shri Hamilton-Hubbard of Bliss Yoga Shala and over 200 hours with the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute. She is currently an E-RYT at the 200hr level and is working towards her 500 hr. certification. She has studied and practiced many types of yoga, gaining knowledge and inspiration from each teacher she encounters. From a deep and committed personal practice, her teaching style is rooted in alignment and playfulness. Erin is passionate about sharing this... Read the profile >>

Frank Markowski

Mbody Yoga

A friend promised Frank that yoga asana would enhance his kick-boxing practice and break up the monotony of his regular gym workouts so he gave it a try. During his first ever yoga experience, he realized an immediate passion for yoga. This same friend invited Frank to MBody Yoga studio and the Baptiste Power Vinyasa yoga practice taught by Mark White. This introduction solidified his resolve to become a teacher of yoga. Providentially, Mark made the decision to begin his first Teacher Certification Program and Frank did not hesitate to enroll. The life changing experience Mark’s TCP training offers now affords him the privilege to share with others the many benefits that come with a regular yoga practice. Strength, flexibility, and balance are parts of the physical, but enhancing... Read the profile >>

Jeff Sutton

The Cross-Training Company

While growing up and spending 23 years in Colorado and earning his degree in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado, Jeff developed an interest in athletics and kinesiology, which ignited a passion for fitness. In 2006, just days after graduating college, Jeff moved to Jacksonville with nothing but a laptop computer his Dad had given to him as a college graduation gift and a duffle bag full of clothes for what was expected to be a six-month internship with the Jacksonville Jaguars Strength and Conditioning Program. That six-month internship turned into a rewarding three-year experience. For the past 9 years, Jeff has worked with clients of all ages and physical abilities and is well-known for his challenging workouts, which are specifically tailored... Read the profile >>

Jen Vogel

Ultra Runner

Jennifer has over 10 years experience in endurance sports and personal training. She has intimate knowledge of training the body—and the mind. As both a triathlon and a run coach, she inspires passion and leads by example. She pulls heavily from her strength and conditioning background to incorporate speed, agility, power and strength enhancement into her athlete’s regiment. Her holistic mind/ body approach to training revolves around nutrition, periodized training, cross training and flexibility to help keep athletes injury free and achieving their goals. An accomplished ultra-marathoner, triathlete and 2011 All American Triathlete, Jennifer is a huge proponent of practicing what you preach. Jennifer has shared her passion by crewing and pacing numerous athletes in ultra... Read the profile >>

Jo Shott

Jacksonville Running Company

Jo Shott is our local sunshine that loves the sunshine. In fact, most days you can find her running around town wearing her favorite SUNNY logo from Jacksonville Running Company (JRC) where she shares ownership with her husband, Owen and business partner, Ted DeVos. Her passion is finding ways to educate people on a healthy lifestyle through running (proper shoe wear), biking, swimming, yoga, and just moving! She believes if you can find a way to get yourself moving you will be amazed what it can inspire. Jo has called Jacksonville home for 23 years and has big plans to work through JRC and lululemon to inspire people to reach out and touch the lives of our next generation through means of exercise and goal setting. On the side Jo works for Philips Healthcare, selling Womens Health... Read the profile >>

Kate Toy

Bikram Yoga St. Augustine

Kate found Bikram yoga after years of searching for the right thing, the next best thing, anything.Practicing other yoga in St. Augustine for a couple years, and after hearing through a friend of the amazing benefits of Bikram Yoga, Bikram Yoga St. Augustine opened its doors in 2001 and just 8 days later Kate took her first Bikram Yoga class. Even after she could barely walk out of those doors, each day took her back. Kate started working at the studio, at the desk, cleaning, anything she could do to be there more. And the Yoga started working for her, things started changing, she started changing, and she realized this is what she was meant to become. A teacher. In Spring of 2003 Kate headed to LA for the nine weeks that would change her forever. In 2006 she became the owner of Bikram... Read the profile >>

Mary Lyn Jenkins

Big Fish Power Yoga

Mary Lyn is the founder of Big Fish Power Yoga and opened the doors to the studio in September 2010. The creation of Big Fish was the culmination of years of practice and leaning into a bigger game in life for herself and for serving others. Mary Lyn has been in a consistent practice of expanding as a student and teacher since 2004. Her classes are challenging yet accessible and filled with fun and heart. Baron Baptiste is Mary Lyn’s main teacher with her first influence being Senior Baptiste Teacher, Lisa Black. While living in Seattle for almost a decade, Baptiste yoga and Lisa’s classes were introduced to her by a friend; she felt she had landed home. Mary Lyn has a heart for service. She is a third-year Mentor with Africa Yoga Project, an AYP Empowerment Coach, a two-year... Read the profile >>

Meghan Russell

CrossFit JAX

Owner of CrossFit JAX in Atlantic Beach. Read the profile >>

Nicole DeLoreto

Yoga Mix Neptune Beach

Nicole DeLoreto, owner of Yoga Mix was first introduced to yoga as many of us are through a health club. At that time she was a member of the ROAR of the Jaguars, the NFL Cheerleaders of Jacksonville. Yoga brought a natural balance to life on and off the field. She quickly realized that it helped her stay fit, flexible as well as gave her the ability to embrace and digest each moment. After two years with the NFL Nicole began to seek out a greater understanding of this practice she loved and committed to practicing many different styles of yoga. She found herself right at home at Jacksonville's own Yoga Den with Alyson Foreacre (a former lululemon ambassador) and completed her 200hr RYT recognized through the Yoga Alliance. Nicole teaches a blended vinyasa style class inspired by... Read the profile >>

Sarah and Eddie Suero

Vinyassa Yoga Instructors

Eddie Suero, born and raised in the Dominican Republic, made his way to Jacksonville, FL in 1996 to attend the University of North Florida and now considers this city as his home. In 2007, after a couple of years of attending and staffing transformational trainings in South Florida, he took his first yoga class at MBody Yoga and felt an immediate connection to the transformative style of Baptiste Power Yoga. This amazing practice provided a vehicle for him to pursue his life purpose, to inspire and empower people to live life fully, to wake up to their potential, and harness the power of mind. Eddie is a certified yoga teacher, life coach, and is a student of the Ontological Coaching model. In late 2009, he left the corporate world after feeling that he was called for a different... Read the profile >>

Tara Rawson

Ananda Kula

Owner of Ananda Kula in Riverside. Read the profile >>

Vicki Sullivan

Body Balance Institute

Dr. Vicki Sullivan discovered her passion for fitness and wellness as a teenager working out and teaching at a small family run boxing gym in Va Beach called Wareings' Gym. This spark led to a long journey of education in nutrition and fitness at University of Florida, Gainesville where Vicki became a registered dietitian, completed her MS in exercise physiology, and her PhD in nutrition science. After teaching at the University of North Florida and spending the next 10 years teaching workshops across the country for health professionals, she founded Body Balance Institute (BBI), a studio for innovative movement, including Pilates, Gyrotonic and nutrition and a continuing education center for fitness professionals . Vicki became a master Pilates Trainer for Balanced Body, the... Read the profile >>