Suzanne Harrell LCSW, E-RYT 500

Suzanne has been practicing yoga since 1995. She got her start with Bikram yoga in Clearwater Florida and was bitten by the yoga bug! A few years later she started practicing Ashtanga yoga and has practiced Iyengar, Kundalini, Vinyasa, Yin, Power….. really Suzanne loves to attend yoga classes from any discipline: there is always something to learn, something to be gained from every teacher. Through her exposure to the many different styles of yoga offered in the US, Suzanne has recognized and embraced that there are so many paths to healing; that in yoga there really is something for everyone! Suzanne’s non-yoga background is in social work: she is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has spent all of her professional life working in the mental health field. The blend of social work and yoga was a natural one for her. Not only are both about healing, but both are about service. Both professions have also brought to her scores of courageous people who have touched her life in so many different ways, and who continue to remind her every day to find her own courage. Suzanne got her start teaching when her Bikram yoga teacher, Cecily, allowed her to train and teach under her in 1997. To share with others what had been shared with her was so appealing! She took some time off from this brief teaching experience to move to and settle in the Tallahassee area. The desire to teach still with her, she began teaching again in earnest in 2003 with Kelly Dugger at Bodies In Balance in Wakulla county. Suzanne continued to teach in Wakulla until opening Journeys in Yoga in 2007. She was also fortunate to teach at Prana Power Yoga in Tallahassee from 2005 to 2007. In 2005, Suzanne became a registered yoga teacher (RYT) when she completed the Yoga Alliance 200 hour teacher training at Stillpoint Studios in Tampa. She completed the 500 hour Yoga Alliance teacher training with Stillpoint in 2007. Suzanne is also registered with the Yoga Alliance as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) at the 500 hour level, with well over 2,000 teaching hours under her belt since 2005. In 2009, Suzanne completed 80 hours of The Barkan Method advanced hot yoga teacher training with Jimmy Barkan. Suzanne was born and raised in the military and spent her childhood living in many places, including Germany. She and most of her family have migrated to the warmer climates of Florida. She resides in Wakulla county with her husband and their many pets.

Stacey Abbott E-RYT 500, MA# 75030, MFA

Stacey grew up taking dance classes and playing sports, so when she first discovered yoga in 1998, it was love at first down-dog—at last, something that combined the grace and beauty of dance with the strength and endurance of athletics!  Beyond the physical practice she has also come to enjoy the many mental and spiritual gifts a consistent yoga practice offers. Her playful yet skillful teaching approach encourages self-exploration with a light heart. Stacey strives to offer yoga as a means of transformation and growth from the inside out, showing students how to translate the gifts of yoga for use during the physical practice as well as out in the wide world. She honors her students with her own consistent practice and teaches from that place of experience. She completed a 200-hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga training program through the San Francisco-based school system It’s Yoga in 2007,  as well as Integrative Yoga Therapy’s 500 hour program in 2009.  She co-owns Many Rivers Teacher Training program (200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered School) with Suzanne Harrell.   She has had the good fortune to share yoga with many excellent teachers including Shiva Rea, Manju Jois, Dr. Timothy McCall, Doug Swenson, and Bernie Clark in addition to many others. She offers special gratitude to Maggie Verderame—who first taught her to “sing the song of yoga.”  She is a licensed massage therapist and offers massage at Journeys In Yoga and holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Nevada. Stacey is thankful for the opportunity to share in the vibrant spirit of the Tallahassee yoga community.

Katie Devick, RYT-200

Katie has a love of movement and a beautiful sense of humor that she brings to her teaching. She received her 200 hour teacher training certification from Radiant Transitions Yoga Teacher Training in 2011.

Robin Dunn Bryant, CYT-200 hours

Robin became interested in yoga long before she ever stepped foot on a mat. When her husband, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner was preparing for a competition she read an article about the benefits of yoga – specifically hot yoga – and thought it might be a good compliment to his practice. So she sent him off to the hot yoga studio and he was instantly hooked. He bought a couple of mats for their house and Robin’s practice began in the family’s home gym, complete with as many space heaters as they could plug in at one time. She started practicing yoga in earnest in 2007 after a bout with breast cancer. The treatments left Robin in a body that she hardly recognized and with a high level of physical and emotional disconnection. She found her connection while practicing yoga and knew that she wanted to share that feeling with others. Robin has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Virginia Commonwealth University and almost immediately as she deepened her practice she started integrating writing into her personal practice. She finds the combination of yoga, writing and meditation to be extremely successful. Robin received her 200 hour teacher training certification from Radiant Transitions Yoga Teacher Training in 2011.

Ruthie Whitfield, CYT- 200 hours

Ruthie began practicing yoga after years of teaching Pilates, Spinning and various group fitness classes. She’d never been to a yoga studio before and felt ‘at home’ after her first class at Journeys. She thought yoga had to be serious and was pleasantly surprised to learn that it was ok to laugh and have fun while exploring on the mat. Yoga has been a wonderful balance to her other hobbies: long distance running, swimming, biking, water skiing, wake boarding and adventure races like Dances with Dirt and Tough Mudder. A desire to deepen her practice led her to join the Many Rivers Yoga Teacher Training Program in the summer of 2012. Ruthie loves what yoga has brought into her life and sharing that enthusiasm with her students.

Béatrice Corbin, CYT- 200 hours

Béatrice has danced and professionally in numerous companies in her native Switzerland, as well as in Germany, Paris and Hungary, as well as touring Europe, Africa and Israel. Since moving to Tallahassee in 1996, she has danced in many productions of the FSU Dance Department. Throughout her career Béatrice has been teaching ballet, contemporary, jazz, and stretching classes for all levels and ages, and is at present teaching dance locally. Béatrice started practicing yoga twenty five years ago and found that it helped her greatly to balance body and mind and to cope with the high pressures of professional dance life. In 2013 she fulfilled her dream of becoming a yoga teacher and got certified by Many Rivers Yoga Teacher Training at Journeys in Yoga. Beatrice is very happy to share the wonderful benefits of yoga with her students. She likes to work on postures in detail to help her students build a safe practice and increase awareness of their own bodies with every class. Next to being a dance and yoga teacher, Béatrice is also a skin care professional, Reiki Master and cat lover.

Roxanne Hughes, CYT-200 hours

Roxanne has been practicing yoga on and off since the late 1990s. Originally yoga was a way to stretch tight muscles from running. In 2015, she started the Many Rivers Yoga Teacher Training Program and discovered her passion for yoga as a philosophy with asana being just one small part. Roxanne has been a teacher for multiple levels of students and sees teaching yoga as a nice complement to her experience in the formal and informal educational realms. She enjoys a variety of the Journeys’ classes and loves being part of a studio that offers so many options for students.

Chelsea Moore Stutzman, RYT-200

Chelsea is a 200 hr RYT, certified health + happiness coach and the founder of the​ Well Soul Collective, a holistic health + wellness practice. As a coach and yoga instructor, she helps people push their boundaries to build a healthy lifestyle. She believes that sweat, movement and laughter are healing, and infuses each of those elements into her work.

Jen Kennedy, CYT-200 hours

Jen was ambivalent when a friend recommended hot yoga as a vigorous workout with the potential to “make over” body and mind, and started taking classes determined to ‘tough out’ yoga like a competitive physical discipline. Journeys in Yoga’s diverse and positively accepting atmosphere came as a surprise and a relief, almost like a physical release of tension. Encouraged to experience the body without penalty for ‘failure’, Jen’s practice expanded in balance, presence, and joy. It is this liberating sense of acceptance that Jen hopes to share with students and fellow yogis. Jen’s philosophy mixes “don’t use the body to get into a pose, use the pose to get into the body” (Suzanne Harrell/Bernie Clark) and “there is no wrong way to have a body”(Hanne Blank/Glenn Marla). Jen completed Radiant Transitions 200 hour yoga teacher training in August 2011, and is privileged and grateful to teach at Journeys in Yoga as well as privately in Tallahassee. When not on the mat, Jen can often be found running, biking, playing with weights, crafting, reading, volunteering, spending time with partner of 13 years Tracy, or wishing there were more hours in the day.

Marlee McCleary Robinson, CYT-200 hours

Marlee graduated our 200 hr teacher training certification course in April of 2011. She has since taught a variety of classes including, Introductory Flow, heated and non-heated Vinyasa Flow, Hot yoga, and Yin. Although she has only been practicing yoga for a little over 3 years, the fruits of a devoted practice are evident in her daily life. The biggest indicators of change in her life since beginning to follow the path of yoga have been a sense of peace and contentment as well as mental and physical flexibility. Marlee received her Master’s degree at Florida State University in 2012. Her personal credence as a yoga teacher is to provide a safe, relaxed atmosphere for people to explore breath and movement in order to become more in touch with the bodies and to foster peace of mind. It is her desire to help others find their inner strength and grace on their mats so that they can develop these attributes into their daily lives.

William Anderson, RYT-200

William has been practicing law (reluctantly) for the past 25 years. He discovered Zen approximately a decade ago and soon realized that he needed to develop an exercise regimen tailored to support his seated meditation practice. Since that time, he has become certified as a Pilates teacher and he completed his 200-hour yoga teacher training program with Suzanne and Stacey at Many Rivers in September of 2013. He enjoys Hot Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Yin Yoga and core work. He is not special.

Tracey Fletcher, CYT-200 hours

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Amy Johnson, CYT-200 hours

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Jen McKee, RYT-200

Jen first experienced yoga at a fitness conference in 2005, and immediately fell in love. She began teaching in 2014, and in 2016 she decided to deepen her practice by completing her 200-hour certification with Suzanne and Stacey at Many Rivers Teacher Training. Jen prefers a fun and light-hearted yoga practice, so she tries to create that type of environment for her students no matter what style of yoga she is teaching. She particularly enjoys teaching Hot Yoga and Intro Flow classes, and enjoys practicing all styles.

Ginny Osborn, CYT-200 hours

“My mom, a long-time yogini, introduced me to yoga in the winter of 1999 when I realized that my love of running and swimming would be put on hold during my time in the Peace Corps. She mailed me a little book “Yoga 28 day exercise plan” and I followed it diligently. After returning home, I began studying and practicing yoga in a studio, but it always came second to my athletic endeavors. I realized over time that I always rely on yoga to get me through situations whether it be stress or injury so I decided to get certified and make yoga a priority in my life. My husband and I moved here from Arkansas to pursue degrees at FSU. I’m currently finishing up my PhD in French and trying to spread the yoga bug to my friends and colleagues on campus. I have completed 200 hours of yoga teacher training and am a certified prenatal yoga teacher.”

Addie Post, CYT-200 hours

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Juliana Rodriguez, CYT-200 hours

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Emily Beale,RYT-200

Emily Beale is a 200-hour RYT and Registered Nurse who has enjoyed a life-long passion for movement. As a teenager, she had the good fortune of receiving exposure to yoga and meditation through dance, and she knew immediately she had found something truly special. She took her first formal yoga class through her local community college at 18 and has been in love with yoga in its many forms ever since. Yoga has been a life-saving force for her, and has been instrumental in her management of everything from work stress to chronic anxiety to the grief of loss. If you ask her, she will gladly share with you the many ways in which practicing and sharing yoga with her students and her community have enhanced every aspect of her life.

Donna Diaz, RYT-200

Donna took her first yoga class as a birthday gift to herself almost a decade ago, and immediately felt a deep connection to the practice. She admits she was first drawn to yogas’s physical practice but quickly realized it was not only the best workout she had ever done but more importantly a spiritual path. She has devoted the last several years to being a student of yoga and to living her practice on and off her mat.  She has been fortunate enough to have studied with many wonderful teachers all of whom have inspired her. She completed her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training at Green Monkey Yoga on Miami, Florida. Donna and her family moved to Tallahassee in 2016.  Her mission as a teacher is to empower her students and create a space for each of them to explore all the possibilities within their reach through their yoga practice.  Donna believes that yoga is a constant practice in which every breath, every pose, every sequence is a new experience with new opportunities of self discovery.

Melissa Staggers, CYT-200 hours

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Yessica Rabelly, CYT-200 hours

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