Your Bhavana Instructors
Studio Owner, 200 YT, LMT #MA88631, MSOM
Brittany is a Sarasota native, mama to two girls, and natural healing facilitator. She discovered the restorative benefits of yoga in 2016 while experiencing a major life transition. It was not in her original plans to teach yoga, but rather explore a deeper understanding of the practice and herself. What she found was community and an energetic pull to share what she was experiencing. This continues to inspire Brittany to approach yoga gently by honoring the whole person through mindful movements, breath-work, and meditation.
Brittany is also the founder and owner of Dragonfly Integrative Wellness, where she is a Restorative Health and Wellness Practitioner creating individually sculpted treatment sessions to support your body's unique healing process. When she’s not in the studio, she’s enjoying time with her family and preparing to take her remaining medical boards to become an Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Eastern Medicine.
M.A., E-RYT 500, Chair Yoga
Betsy draws on 20+years of experience as a yoga student, Holistic Counselor (M.A.), and recovery from addiction/anxiety. She holds an E-RYT 500 certification with Yoga Alliance, has been teaching since 2013, and has been the co-lead at Yoga for Recovery group at Rising Tide for 3 years.
"My very first yoga class I felt I'd come home. I believe yoga is a healing modality. Yoga aims at nothing less than Alignment with the Creator (Sri Aurobindo). I am continually learning from my students, my peers, my teachers".
E-RYT 500, YACEP, Reiki Master
Kerri is an E-RYT 500HR yoga instructor and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider with an extensive background in dance, fitness and gymnastics and studied Studio Art with a concentration in painting and sculpture in Pennsylvania. She has studied and taught yoga for over 12 years. Kerri embraces both the sacred sanctuary of a yoga practice and the self-empowerment of yoga’s mind and body connection.
Her classes focus on energetic connection, breath, and align with the lunar cycle. Kerri's unconventional and spirited classes prove to be exhilarating for all levels. As a believer in reinvention and new beginnings, she is ecstatic to light a new journey with you!
Brittany was introduced to yoga through gym classes in high school. She practiced here and there until falling in love with a studio in college. It was there she realized the enormous impact yoga had on her day-to-day life. Patience, stress relief, and self-care all became easier, and she was hooked. Wanting to share the amazing benefits she’d discovered through yoga, she completed teacher training in May 2017.
Brittany teaches an array of styles from Restorative to Vinyasa. In every class her goal is to help students cultivate a mind/body connection and carry that practice from the mat into their everyday lives.
RYT-200, Yin, Restorative, Chair
Michelle found yoga and meditation as a way to balance the stresses and anxiety of the corporate world and the normal fast-paced lives we live. Once she began to learn more during her 200 hour teacher training, her thirst for knowledge and understanding continue to lead her deeper on this path. Seeing the benefits that yoga and meditation can bring to individuals at all stages of life, and feeling called to share these beautiful practices, she is transitioning from corporate IT to Yoga, Sound Healing, and End of Life Doula work at the end of 2023.
Michelle is a Yoga Alliance certified RYT200 and is working towards her next 300 hour certification, to be complete by end of 2023. She is certified in Yin, Restorative, Senior Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Chair Yoga. She has additional training in Yoga for Cancer (patients, survivors, and all those impacted), Yoga for Alzheimer's, Yoga for Parkinson’s, and Yoga for Death, Dying, and Grief.
Certified Breathwork Healer, CLC
A Native Hawaiian and recent Sarasota transplant from California, Raquel moved to the mainland in 2010 but carries the Aloha Spirit with her wherever she goes. Certified in Life Coaching since 2017 and Breathwork in 2020, Raquel has a passion for helping others heal by reminding them of the tools and power they hold within.
When she’s not at the studio, Raquel is with her husband, 1.5-year-old son, and 2 black cats. She is excited to hold space for you all and to bring the power of the breath to Bhavana.
Raquel's Pranayama classes include guided breathwork, journaling prompts, sound baths, the use of crystal and more!
Master Crystal Specialist + Teacher
For over 32 years, Regina has been intuitively working with crystals and crystal energy. What started as a collection of crystals turned into an undeniable connection to their vibrational energy. As a Master Crystal Specialists, she helps guide others through their crystal journey through one-on-ones, classes / workshops, community sessions, and more. Regina is also mother to Brittany C., owner of Bhavana Yoga Studio.
You can catch Regina for a workshop or community sessions at BYS.
Regina is also available for private Chakra Balancing, Crystal Consults, and BioMat Sessions on Tuesdays and Sundays.
You can visit Regina at her shop Thursday - Saturday 10am to 3pm at the Bazaar on Apricot & Lime.
Shop her offerings and healing tools like crystals, sage, and more here: https://adelinesmysticearth.com/
These instructors aren't on our regular schedule, but you'll see them subbing classes, teaching pop-ups, and creating events. They are an important part of your Bhavana family.