647 Mc Donnell Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32310, United States

Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness

Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness

Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness

Our Teachers

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Javier Betancourt

Javier Betancourt

Javier Betancourt

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Lynn Markell

Javier Betancourt

Javier Betancourt

 Lynn discovered yoga in college. She was in love with dance at the time and always took dance classes throughout her time in college although it was not her major. She danced in the Tallahassee Ballet for 6 years. In 2008 she returned to a consistent dedicated yoga practice which led to the discovery of the true transformative magic of the 8 limb path of yoga.  She is thankful to have learned from many amazing teachers including the current head of the Ashtanga lineage Sharath Jois, his mother Saraswathi Jois and his sister Sharmila. She has also trained with many KPJAYI Certified and/or Authorized teachers as well as many other gifted teachers. She completed her RYT® 200 teacher training (Yoga Alliance Certified) at Yoga Vidyalaya. She believes that yoga is for everyone and has a gentle way of sharing the practice. 

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Lillian Castle

Javier Betancourt

Lillian Castle

 Lillian has been savoring the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of yoga asana and mindfulness for three years now. She began her practice with hot yoga in Sarasota, FL and has found her happy place within the eight limb path of yoga that is Ashtanga. Practicing yoga and meditation on a regular basis has grounded her and allowed her to focus on the simple yet essential fundamentals of being a human being on this beautiful earth. She is currently in training to receive her 200 YTT certification so that she may continue to share the love and wisdom with others that she has gained since beginning her practice.  Outside of the studio she loves exploring and cooking new cuisines, attending music festivals and concerts and spending time with her Corgi pup. 

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I-Jah Lundy

Christie Gallardo

Christie Gallardo

From a young age, I-Jah was drawn into a spiritual way of living . While healing from a injury almost a year and a half ago, he found the Tallahassee Yoga and Meditation Center where he started taking his daily yoga practice seriously. From then on, he began seeing his life change as he was able to leave it all on the mat, and become more present in each moment. I-Jah is inspired to make they world a better place through his actions. He believes in educating himself daily and learning and growing from every positive and negative experience. 

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Christie Gallardo

Christie Gallardo

Christie Gallardo

 The yoga seed was planted early in Christie’s life when a high school theatre teacher used yoga to teach mindful movement to her students. Rooted in the wisdom and balance the practice provided for her, she nourished her seed of intention as she practiced throughout high school and early college. At the age of 19, her roots strengthened when she completed her 200HR RYT training in Jacksonville, FL. It was here that she grasped the dynamic link between the body’s wisdom and the rhythm of the breath- a moving meditation. After teaching yoga for a year, Christie was then motivated to teach another one of her biggest passions- AcroYoga. She completed her AcroYoga teacher training in Berlin, Germany and has taught yoga and AcroYoga internationally. Her efforts are to cultivate a warm, peaceful environment where students of all levels engage in their own blossoming practice- collectively creating a garden fundamentally rooted in yoga.  

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Sarah Heuermann

Christie Gallardo

Sarah Heuermann

Sarah discovered yoga asana in 2013 and was immediately drawn to the mind-body connection. She has experience practicing various styles of yoga asana, including Vinyasa, Yin, Bikram, and Ashtanga. In her current practice, Sarah is focused on understanding proper body alignment and muscle activation in postures to eliminate pain and discomfort while also honoring traditional yoga philosophy. Sarah has found a consistent practice to be extremely beneficial to her physical and mental well-being and is focused on sharing this experience with others. Off the mat, Sarah is working on completing a Masters in Music Education and plays violin in various musical groups in Tallahassee. She is excited to complete her 200HR YTT so she can continue to learn and share her love of movement through yoga asana.  

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Maria Quintero

Maria Quintero

Maria Quintero

 Yoga has been an integral part of Maria’s life for over five years. Her practice has helped her find inner peace and grow stronger and more flexible both on and off the mat. In her classes, she hopes to create a safe space to inspire students in a fun and challenging way that incorporates meditation and mindfulness to nurture the body, mind and soul connection. 

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Ian Plouffe

Maria Quintero

Maria Quintero

 Ian started his yoga journey when his philosophy professor invited him to come try out a class. From there Ian was undoubtedly hooked. As his passion for yoga continued to grow, he sought out yoga in every city he visited, learning from every teacher he could. Now, three years later he practices some healing art almost daily whether it be Qi Gong, Kundalini Yoga, or Ashtanga Yoga. Ian just wants to be able to be able to spread the healing arts to anyone he can, showing them how much good it can bring into your life.