Our Team

All of our teachers are experienced and certified through various Yoga Alliance®-accredited programs. 

They each bring something unique and different to their classes, infusing them with their own style,

training and professional and personal experiences.  

 

Meet Our Instructors

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Genessis LeBato  E-RYT200, YACEP

Having a bit over 10 years of yoga experience, Genessis is a proud dog mom with a strong heart for others. Through a regular yoga practice, she attests to being able to overcome life's challenges whether physical, emotional, or mental. With the help of her puppies and the power of meditation, she found that yoga can truly heal.

 

Taking ownership of the studio in early 2020 had it challenges; doing so during a national pandemic created mountains which needed to be climbed. In meeting those challenges head-on, they became gifts and valuable lessons. Again yoga, and support at home, has helped to get her through it all. With a desire to share the impact yoga has made in her life, she would like everyone to know that they belong and there is a place for each unique individual. She looks forward to meeting you out on the mat!

Genessis currently has specialties in several types of yoga including Yin, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Chair, and Adaptive Yoga. She is currently working toward her advanced 300Hour certification as well as a certification in Mediation Leadership.

Robin Trotter  RYT200

After a business career in Human Resources Management in Health & Elder Care, Robin relocated from Connecticut to Florida in 2010. She began practicing Yoga as her Therapeutic Massage business was becoming established. While recovering from a work-related back injury in 2016, Robin received a message during Meditation guiding her to teach Yoga. She thought that was pretty funny because she hadn’t been a serious student of Yoga, but when one receives a message in Meditation, one listens. Robin completed her 200-hour training and became certified through Heartwood Yoga & Retreat Center in Bradenton in 2017, and is also certified in Chair Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Heart Energy Yoga.  She is eager to pursue further Yoga Teacher Training particularly in Restorative, Subtle Yoga, and Therapeutic Yoga.  As a Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki II Practitioner with certification in many manual and energy-based therapies, she believes in blending her healing skills and knowledge with teaching Yoga and Meditation to encourage relaxation while enhancing the body-mind-spirit connection.  *Robin is currently enrolled in her advanced 300 Teacher Training at Heartwood Yoga Institute.

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LaMor Silas  C-IAYT 900HR, E-RYT500, YACEP

LaMor is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT 900-hour), E-RYT-500, Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), Meditation Facilitator, Ayurveda Lifestyle Coach and Personal Trainer (ACE) and blends these modalities in helping individuals apply a yogic approach to healthy living.  LaMor is also a graduate of the Yoga Awareness of Cancer Program at Duke University’s Center for Integrative Medicine, a Level 1 graduate of the Integrative Restoration Institute’s  iRest® yoga nidra program and is on the faculty of the YogaFit® Worldwide Teacher Training School and Yoga Therapy Program.

​LaMor teaches many formats of yoga (chair, yin, gentle, restorative, power, Ashtanga, prenatal) as well as meditation and yoga nidra sessions and has many years of experience working with breast cancer “thrivers”, individuals navigating PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury as well as those managing Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, stroke and injury recovery.   In addition to group classes, LaMor is available for individual sessions as well.

​LaMor’s motto … “I’m all about being your yoga ‘tour guide’ helping you listen to your true teacher – your body!”

Kay Holland  200YTT

Kay’s yogic journey began in college. As a mathematics and education major, she searched for another way to incorporate movement into her life. She was soon introduced to yoga, to the asanas (poses) and pranayama (breath). While continuing her new love of yoga, she also branched into ballet and modern dance. This gave her the balance of the pragmatic math (yang chi) and the more esoteric yoga (yin chi) that she had needed.

In the late 80’s, she met a yogini guru whose guidance and direction led Kay to yoga teacher training. This started a deep personal practice and hunger for extensive yogic education. And hasn’t stopped since!

Today, she is working on receiving her official 200RYT certification. Her goal is to keep moving, keep her sense of humor and share the joy that she has found in her life with others. Knowing that “making it to the mat” can be the hardest part of a class, she congratulates all who walk in.

She looks forward to meeting you all very soon!

“This is an adventure, a journey, not a destination. I encourage you to join me on this inward and outward journey to find your own path!”

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Emily Basford  500-CYT

Yoga training, 200-hour Hatha-focused at the Association of Yoga & Meditation Yoga training, 300-hour Iyengar-focused - Association of Yoga & Meditation, NASM Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine, Ayurveda Specialist 35-hour - Association of Yoga & Meditation, Holistic Health Coach - Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Past Life Regression Meditations - The Weiss Institute and The Omega Institute

In 2018, Emily journeyed to Rishikesh, India to learn directly from the masters of yoga and Vedic philosophy. This experience opened her eyes to the power of meditation, sound healing, and self-love. Emily studied yoga and meditation in Rishikesh, India, Health Coaching from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and Personal Training from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She has worked with individuals and groups in yoga, meditation, stress reduction, sound healing, mindfulness, and nutrition. 

Patricia Adams  200RYT

Patricia retired from a career in school counseling and mental health counseling in 2019 and relocated to Apollo Beach in 2021 from the Philadelphia area. She also retains a summer residence on Lake Erie in Marblehead, Ohio.

Pat completed her 200-hour teacher training at YogaLife Institute in Philadelphia in 2005, and is working on a refresher training with Yoga Alliance at this time.

During her career as a school counselor, Pat incorporated yoga into the curriculum of a challenging urban school district to help children deal with the stress and anxiety of their every day lives. She also used yoga with teachers before and after school hours to help them deal with their high stress jobs.

At the present time, Pat volunteers at assisted living and nursing homes with her version of chair yoga to help residents retain strength, mobility, flexibility and balance. With a strong background in vinyasa flow yoga, Pat strives to meet the needs of all her students and prides herself in making each class a warm and friendly environment.

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Sabrina Wright  200RYT

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sabrina recently moved to Apollo Beach after retiring from a thirty-two-year career as an elementary school educator, developing a passion for teaching adult fitness classes 22 years ago. Among being certified in many fitness formats, she is an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor.  Within the last five years she embarked upon what she believes to be her most fulfilling leg of this journey in the area of fitness and wellness, and that is the practice of Yoga. First training with the Yoga Fit Training Systems Levels one and two, she taught yoga for two years in Pittsburgh and almost two years in Florida.

 

In early 2020 she completed her 200-hour RYT Yoga Teacher Training and is so excited (for personal and professional reasons) to deepen the practice yoga on a continual basis. Being passionate about teaching and helping people to achieve their personal fitness and wellness goals and objectives, she always does her best to give participants experiences that are professional, fun and will inspire everyone to Choose Movement for Life.

*Although Sabrina has been called back to Pittsburgh to care for family, she will periodically be joining us for classes as well as substituting while in town. (To read Sabrina’s Goodbye, click here.)