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  • Natalia Tobon Galindo

    Natalia is the owner of Live Oak, a Licensed Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor and Ayurvedic Practitioner.
    She started teaching at Live Oak in 2012 until she left town to pursue her career. Natalia has a degree in Medical Sciences from Florida State University. During her 200hour Yoga Teacher training in Orlando with the founder of Live Oak and mentor Shea de Oliveira, Natalia discovered the science of Ayurveda. Her existing love for natural medicine and science expanded and she left to pursue her medical studies in Karnataka, India KLE University. During her time abroad Natalia worked in medical camps throughout India, worked at a hospital, and spoke at the International Ayurveda in Lucknow India. She came back to the states with a new fire for wellness, balance and healing. The opportunity to be a part of Live Oak once again emerged and Natalia knew it was the perfect community to benefit from this service. Natalia is back in Orlando; she's a new mom to Oliver Murcia, leading a 200 hour teacher training through DOSHA yoga, practicing Ayurvedic services and consults, a global speaker, and on the board of the Ayurveda Association of Florida AFF.
    Say hi if you see her around the studio.

  • Jenny Runde

    Jenny has been a licensed practitioner of bodywork since 2009. She was trained and certified by the Academy of Ancient Reflexology in St. Augustine, FL.
    After graduating from the Central Florida School of Massage Therapy Inc, in Winter Park, she was invited to join the teaching faculty there. Currently, she teaches Introduction to Reflexology. As a therapist she offers safe, non-invasive therapeutic touch in a calming environment to those who would otherwise not be able to slow down. She is an active member of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association.

    Jenny completed her 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with the Yoga Teacher Training of Central Florida, she is thrilled to offer clients other ways to experience a deep level of physical and mental well-being. Her transition from both the corporate world and the academic one (BA in Plant and Soil Science), along with her interest in wellness, give her a unique perspective on work, play and the corresponding relationship to our bodies, minds and spirits.

    MA55908 National Certification #573235-09
  • Naomi Bourassa

    Naomi is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor, and Social Worker. Her pronouns are she/her/hers.

    She has studied Thai Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Myofascial Release. She teaches Hatha yoga and focuses on the basics for beginners. Naomi strives to offer yoga that is inclusive and accessible.

    As a social worker, Naomi has worked with youth experiencing homelessness, youth who have been sexually exploited or trafficked, and youth who are in the LGBTQ+ community.

  • Pamela Ocana

    Pamela is an experienced registered Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500 hrs.), a Yoga Alliance Continued Education Provider (YACEP) and a Certified Yoga Therapist, with a personal practice spanning over 30 years. In 1983, she began her studies in the Dominican Republic; later on advanced her training in Spain and the USA. Since 2007 she has continued to deepen her yogic studies under the mentorship of Professor S. R. Tiwari, and today is a Hatha Yoga educator within the framework of Raja Yoga and the Sivananda; Satyananda tradition; her classes are inclusive with a good balance of body and mind engagement, and include recent discoveries relating to body-mind scientific research, which are shared with students as part of their integral practice. Pamela grew up in Japan where her love for Eastern philosophies and the stillness of Zen were born. Further on, she graduated with highest honors from Rollins College, Winter Park, with a B.A. degree in Psychology and an M.A. in Liberal Studies. Her passion is to bring the gifts of Yoga to her community and internationally, whether as a teacher, guest speaker, or volunteer. Pamela can guide her students’ practice in English and Spanish, as well as in German and French.
  • Danielle Sampson

    Danielle is a Licensed Massage Therapist that focuses on Myofascial release, Aromatherapy, and relaxation. She graduated in 2017 from Orlando School of Therapeutic Massage and Yoga and is quickly developing her career as a bodyworker. She uses her in-depth knowledge of anatomy to create a truly unique style of healing.
  • Melissa Barbatis Walker

    Melissa first began practicing yoga in 2012 at home due to stress, depression, and anxiety. In 2017 yoga became a necessary daily practice and she began to dive deeper into the true practice of yoga, learning about the sutras and traditional yogis. Seeing the potential to spread inner peace and self-acceptance through yoga, Melissa decided to find a training program and become a yoga instructor. In February 2018, she became a certified 200 hour yoga teacher through the program at Heartwood Yoga in Bradenton, FL. Melissa received her 500 hour teacher certification in February 2019. Focusing on a mind, body, breath connection, Melissa strives to help others find some peace amidst the turmoil of their day.
  • Jolemy Bermudez

    Jolemy was called to the practice of yoga to enhance her health and calm her mind. After her first experience with Iyengar Yoga she fell in love with the practice and the inner peace that resulted. Yoga invited her to deepen the practice and allowed her to explore all aspects of the practice, Yoga can offer so much knowledge of how and why each pose is taught and preformed and that every class and teacher can offer new gems of wisdom to help
    master the poses (Asanas). Jolemy is enjoying her journey as a student and a teacher as she paves new paths in her life on the road to self-discovery throughout the practice and teachings of yoga.
    When she is not on the mat, Jolemy enjoys spending time with her three beautiful boys and husband. Jolemy, originally from Venezuela, became Iyengar Certified in 2017, she is
    thankful for the opportunity to teach, expand and share the gift of yoga with the Live Oak Yoga family.
  • Kelda Adams

    Kelda turned to yoga when she was in college and struggling with chronic back pain. As a former dancer, she quickly fell in love with the flow of linking breath with movement and found pain relief, giving her peace in body and mind. After practicing yoga for a few years and while working as an Athletic Trainer, Kelda noticed that yoga movements kept popping up in rehab plans for her patients, and she decided to learn more through Full Circle Yoga's teacher training. As an instructor, Kelda uses her anatomy background to guide you mindfully through the postures with precise alignment cues and loving adjustments that leave you feeling empowered in your own practice and lighter when you leave your mat.
  • Asatta Jones

    Asatta Jones is a dedicated Yoga practitioner and Aerialist dedicated to assisting others achieve a healthy state of body and mind. Asatta began teaching group fitness in 2012 after a 3 year personal fitness journey led her to a new way of life and living. A true believer in the mind-body connection, Asatta combines the education & training that she's received from trusted organizations such as Yoga Alliance, ElevatED, and AFAA with her background & education in mental health to safely challenge every student to push past comfort zones and attain their goals. Asatta provides the following formats: Hatha, Vinyasa & Yin Yoga, Aerial Yoga and Flexibility training.
  • Amanda Bouque

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  • Elke Salgado

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  • Julie Scott-Lasater

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  • Samantha Santiago

    Samantha is trained and experienced in Private Yoga Instruction, Trauma Informed Yoga, Women’s Leadership, and Kids Yoga. Yoga is the vehicle that has taken her from severe anxiety, isolation and depression to discovery, self-compassion, healing, and healthy relationships in community, with family, herself and the Divine. When she isn’t teaching she’s Salsa dancing, writing, or seeking adventure with friends and family.

    Samantha completed her 200HR RYT training in 2016 through Ignite Yoga & Wellness Institute under the tutelage of founder, Susanna Barkataki. She is now a lead trainer for Ignite and is currently working towards her 500HR yoga teacher training. Samantha teaches beginner friendly hatha, vinyasa, and restorative yoga classes created to nourish mind, body, and spirit.
  • wendy Marie Bernard

    Bio coming soon