Teachers



Shelly Kwiatkouski is a kinetic jewel. She is full of dimension, color, energy, wisdom, humor. Shelly teaches yoga classes that embody what it means to be deeply present, creatively challenged, and playfully amused. She has dedicated her life to serve, assist, and guide others to flourish in their own power, passion, and purpose. Thru avid study, faith, practice and integration, Shelly has crafted a one of kind unique teaching style. Her style has been described as intensely passionate, purposeful, and intended to spark growth and change lives. Her classes are written by her soul and enacted thru her heart. Students have been known to effortlessly lose themselves in their practice, finding what it means to be alive, in the presence of Shelly’s calm and connected energy. What Shelly has to offer the world and every yoga community cannot be duplicated or imitated. 


Shelly, a Yoga Alliance certified E-RYT500, YACEP with over 15,000 hours of teaching under her belt, and is the founder of Hot House Yoga in Ormond Beach, FL. Over the last 15 years, this fiery soulful studio has been her venue for which she teaches anatomy, alignment, detox and meditation workshops, beginners hot flow 200 RYT, advanced urban flow 300 RYT teachers pieces of training. Shelly is authentic, fresh, intuitive, occasionally inappropriate and educated. She is an animal lover on a mission to make a difference. If your seeking truth, growth, connectivity, strength, unity, and challenge, Shelly is who you’ve been looking for. She is a catalyst for creating an awakened, mindful, and courageous life.


For additional details about Shelly classes, pieces of training and workshops refer to her webs page ShellyKwiatkouski.com or Follow her on Facebook at @shellykwiatkouskiyoga or contact her directly at Uma@ShellyKwiatkouski.com

Sapna is a dedicated, hard- working and humble yoga practitioner. Growing up in India, she was introduced to yoga by her mother as a teenager. After years of high intensity training, she found solace in yoga, after developing multiple injuries from her prior training. Through yoga, she is able to build relationships between the mind, body, and breath- an ability that she finds truly eye- opening. 

Sapna has completed her 200 Hour Teacher Training from Hot House Yoga, under the guidance of Jamie Monahan. Initially, partaking in the 200 Hr. program was solely for personal growth; however, as each session progressed, the art of a yoga flow, truly transformed the way she sees her body, mind, and spirit. Through yoga, Sapna developed an extreme appreciation for the immeasurable strength and capabilities of the human body. Intrigued by the depth of opportunity that yoga offers, Sapna went on to study under Shelly Kwiatkouski completing her 300-hour training at HHYoga in Ormond Beach. 

Sapna is known for her authentic, non-judgmental teaching style and compassion-centered philosophy. Availing herself to continuous philosophical education from various spiritual disciplines, Sapna weaves thought-provoking meditations throughout her classes, applying ancient wisdom to our contemporary western world in a useful and understandable way. She encourages growth of the physical and spiritual self, citing the interconnectedness to each other, to the world and to the universe at large. 

The main premise of her teachings is to highlight the complexity, yet simplicity, of a truly beauty art form. When Sapna is on her mat, one can feel the spiritual energy that resonates from her and all who have had the opportunity to practice with her, or learn from her, walk away with a truly pure experience that touch the heart.

Cate just has an energy to her. She lights up her yoga classes with her bright spirit. She believes in the limitless potential of all of her students, and teaches in a way that brings them to new heights in both the physical and spiritual aspects of the practice. Back in 2012, Cate randomly walked into a yoga class at the gym, and her life changed forever. Yoga transformed her view of physical exercise from a punishment to be “toughed out” to a celebration of gratitude for the human body. 

Yoga taught Cate to begin to love herself. After a few years of consistent practice, she knew she had to become a yoga teacher to what she had learned with others. Above all, Cate’s message to her students is one of self love. It is not how you look in the yoga pose that is important, but how you feel. She weaves her classes like a tapestry, leaving her students feeling empowered, refreshed, and energized. An avid runner, Cate loves to train for half marathons and marathons.

There is no distance too far, as long as there is a promise of brunch at the end. While she has been described as a bit of a powerhouse, Cate believes that all movement can and should occur gently. Whether it be a marathon or a sweaty vinyasa class, Cate incorporates gratitude and compassion into her practice, and encourages her students to do the same. She is highly attuned to listening to the body’s subtle cues, and understands that true strength is achieved with gentleness. Best of all, Yoga should be fun!

Cate earned her 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification in 2015, and has been blessed with the opportunity to learn from many amazing teachers. She is inspired by the teachings of Bryan Kest and Ram Das, as well as the writings of Henry David Thoreau. Currently, Cate is training for her 300 hour certification under Shelly Kwiatkouski. When not on her yoga mat, Cate can be found paddling around in the ocean, riding her bicycle, running to her favorite pub, or traveling the world. She is usually surrounded by her two beloved rescue dogs, Izzy and Archie.

Jami’s sweet disposition will quickly dissipate any fears students have about yoga, and will motivate students to find their own inner teacher. She teaches with understanding that yoga is about self-realization and that the journey constitutes peeling back the layers created by past experiences and finding ones true self. Jami says being a yoga teacher is like lighting the lamp on a dark path. It is ultimately up to the student to take the steps to self-realization and proceeding down the path on their own inward journey. She understands that being a yoga teacher is a huge responsibility and wants students to be empowered and know they can make a difference.

Jami’s knowledge of modifications and props will allow each student to feel successful in his or her yoga practice. Her genuine care for the students shows in her encouraging, playful teaching style. Her classes flow with inspiration and motivation as well as an emphasis on alignment and breath. It is Jami’s positive, upbeat personality that is sure to leave a smile on your face!


Yoga took root in Jami’s life when she realized the positive impact it made on the quality of her life with the creation of strength and balance in her body, mind, and spirit. Her passion for yoga was quickly paired with her teaching background, and is now a RYT 500, a graduate of Hot House Yoga’s teacher’s training program. Jami incorporates yoga into her life by living the Eight Limb Path of Yoga as it is written in the Yoga Sutras by Pantajali.

Jami is also passionate about nutrition and currently works at a health food store when she’s not at Hot House Yoga. She is a firm believer of building the body up & not breaking it down while promoting health to all! Being a life-long learner, you are sure to find Jami’s home full of books & magazines covering all sorts of topics such as: yoga, anatomy, vegetarian cooking, astrology, ayurveda, the Yoga Sutras, and all types of inspirational readings.

Jami is very grateful for her teacher Shelly Kwiatkouski, aka Uma for always seeing her potential and for their unwavering love and support. She is also thankful of her experiences with kirtan wallahs Krishna Das, Girish, and Bhagavan Das.“Yoga allows me to shatter perfection, live my dreams, and be successful in my own life.” -Jami Monahan

Every choice you make either enhances your spirit or takes away from it. That is why Katie chooses to practice yoga daily. It is on her mat that she is able to get connected with her spirit while gaining a sense of “centeredness”

Katie took her first yoga class in the 80s in Flagstaff, Arizona. She was amazed by how much time was spent teaching how to stand up (Tadasana). She took the knowledge with her from that day forward as a way to get centered and balanced whether in a grocery line, at a party, or on her mat. She didn’t become a dedicated yogi until a hot yoga studio opened up in Ormond Beach, FL in 2006. Having twin 7 year olds at home and a part time job in Real Estate she found yoga helped her handle her busy lifestyle. A few years later she read about a teacher’s training program in the Yoga Journal. Seeking a way to improve her physical practice she signed up with master instructor Edely Wallace in Orlando, FL. Much to her surprise yoga was more than the asanas and was delighted to learn more about the 2,000 year old philosophical and spiritual aspects of yoga. Over the years, she credits this knowledge to helping her cope with whatever life throws at her and is comforted in knowing she can always turn to her mat for solace at any time.

As an empty nester, Katie works full time as a real estate agent and has found the freedom to pursue different interests including serving on the board of the Port Orange Community Trust, doing field research as a volunteer for the Sea Turtle patrol, and of course furthering her yogic studies under master teacher, Shelly Kwiatkouski of Horizon House Yoga, Ormond Beach, FL.

Katie says, “Getting onto my mat is like coming home to my Spirit”. Yoga for her is prayer in motion. She recognizes that yoga not only strengthens the body, mind and spirit but also finds it as a tool to “still her mind”. She welcomes students of all levels to join her in practicing the asanas and finding out for themselves the many gifts a regular yoga practice will unveil for them both on and off their mats.

Lisa is a positive influence leader with a core value of helping others to be successful. Her encouraging, caring, genuine nature is evident in her compassion and desire to inspire and empower others to be their best selves. Lisa possesses the instinctual ability to understand issues quickly. This leads to creative and innovative, often unconventional, problem-solving solutions for complex issues, yet she communicates complicated matters in easy-to-understand terms. Lisa’s wisdom reveals her vast experience gained in 40 years of public accounting as a competent trusted advisor and consultant.



More Details Coming Soon

C. Rajan Narayanan, PhD, C-IAYT

Executive Director, LIY Institute and Foundation; - (Institute Director Term until April 2021, Foundation Trustee until April 2022)

Dr. Narayanan is one of the founders and inspiration behind the formation of Life in Yoga Institute and Foundation. He is the chief yoga therapy clinician of Life in Yoga and heads the operation of all the clinics, as well as serves as the CME Program Director. He has developed the system of Measured Yoga Therapy with Electro-Photonic Imaging published at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5934952/ He has developed the Life in Yoga 5 by 3 by 1 Approach, and the techniques of CRE breath, Dance Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Chandogya Upanishad Meditation and several mudras like the AtmaVyakta Mudra, BrahmaVyakta Mudra, etc. He has also translated and written a commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. He has studied Yoga techniques from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Institute, Satchidananda Ashram of Yogaville (Virginia), and Swami Bua of New York. He is also a Reiki master and Pranic Healer and has been trained by Dr. Vasantha Krishnaswamy of Chennai, India. In December 2009, SVYASA (Vivekananda Univ) honored him for his innovative and original contributions in the field of yoga.

I am Lynne Gallagher, I am a Reiki Master Practitioner and Holistic Wellness Consultant and have been working with people, as well as large and small animals for over 25 years. I offer Reiki and Holistic health consultations both in person and remotely. In a consultation I evaluate each client and their special needs as to create a protocol distinctive to their needs.

I have worked people of all ages, as well as with dogs, cats, birds, horses, cows, goats, wildlife and everything in between.

My passion for helping both people and the beautiful creatures we share our lives with, including all wild animals who we share the planet with, runs deep for me. As someone who has always had animals in the home, generally multiple animals at any given time, I have had the chance to gain knowledge and experience by caregiving them through both pro active health protocols and through illnesses.

Also in working with local cat, dog & horse rescues I have been able to work with animals in many stages of emotional discord as well as physical challenges. To see an animal transition from shut down or in serious pain from injury to healthy happy & physically whole is the most rewarding gift and I am humbled to be of service to them all.

Reiki is a non-invasive modality so it works wonderfully with animals that are in fear and those who cannot be touched due to physical issues.

I also have been privileged to assist in animals crossing over. It is never easy saying goodbye but when we can help our sweet companions feel free of stress and fear so that they can let go it is a gift to them and us.

Cindy’s personal mission is to share her love of yoga with everyone. Truly anyone can do it if they believe in themselves and try. Yoga is a way for Cindy to unwind from a stressful day and reconnect with her authentic self. In the rush of day to day chaos often real meaning, what’s important, gets lost.

Cindy is a compassionate physician, wife and mother who loves horseback riding, travelling, and yoga. She teaches vinyasa to beginner and intermediate students and has over five years of yoga experience. She started doing yoga to build her upper body strength to prepare for a two week white water rafting trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in 2014. Cindy feels blessed to serve this community.

 
My name is Judy Stamper, LMHC, and I have a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Music. I have a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology.

I am licensed in the State of Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, (LMHC). I have been in Private Practice for the past 25 years. My professional Counseling information can be viewed at judystamper.com. I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and studied education and music theory at Colorado State University for two years. I finished my Bachelors and obtained my Master's Degree from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania.

I traveled throughout the USA, playing keyboard in a ragtime band. The band also did a five month USO tour in Europe.

When I became acquainted with the ethereal sounds of the crystal singing bowls in 2012, I found a way to merge my love of music with my desire to help people.

Sound allows us to travel to the deeper regions of ourselves to where the true Self is revealed. Over the past four years I have been leading crystal bowl meditations and playing the bowls for background music. This has led me on an amazing journey where bringing the power of sacred sound has helped provide healing and a deeper connection to the "I AM" presence of love.  

For more Information 
www.judystamper.com

 Bob Van Twyver is a Registered International Level 1Kundalini Yoga Instructor (2003) Besides teaching Yoga, Bob is also an accomplished rowing coach currently

coaching Para-Rowing and Coastal Rowing in Daytona Beach. Bob works with athletes of all skill levels ranging from recreational Adaptive or Para Rowing participants to elite athletes. Athletics and yoga are intertwined in Bob’s dynamic yoga classes, yet there is a strong mental or spiritual component in class as well. In class, or on the water coaching, Bob has a heartfelt and captivating style. Humor helps relax the group and he teaches with a broad knowledge base including breathwork, relaxation, guided imagery and athletic training.

Bob brings his expertise and techniques from a wide range of experiences. He trained to teach Kundalini Yoga and has developed his own style he refers to as Row-ga. Bob is excited to begin teaching Adaptive yoga as well. People in Bob’s class like to listen because he has good information or to laugh at what he might say next!