Instructors

Our instructors at PURE Yoga and Fitness are not only certified but very passionate about their yoga practice. We love what we do want you to love it too.
Gabriella

GABRIELLA


Gabriella has always had enthusiasm for overall wellness and being fit. As a young girl she was involved in dance and as she got older emerged herself into competitive cheerleading. After much practice and dedication Gabriella was picked to be American Cheerleader Magazine’s “Cheerleader of the Month” in February of 2002 and went on to be awarded the 2003 “Cheerleader of the Year”.

In college she found Hot Yoga and immediately recognized the benefits she received from her practice both on and off of the mat. Her new obsession with yoga ignited a passion to learn more and share it with others. She became certified in Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 of YogaFit’s Teacher Training program from 2008 to 2010. Soon after completing a 200 hour Yoga Alliance accredited Teacher training program with Wendy O’Lenic at Wendy Fit Yoga and Pilates in 2011, she opened Pure Yoga and Fitness as a co-owner with a close friend and now business partner.

Still hungry for more, she began studying Ashtanga yoga under Ally Ford in Clearwater and completed Ally’s 200-hour Yoga Alliance accredited Teacher Training course in 2014. Gabriella’s passion and love for yoga shows in her classes. It is her personal goal to support and motivate every person that walks into her studio. Being able to do what she loves and share it with those around her especially her two children is a blessing that she is forever grateful for.


Tatianna

TATIANNA


Tatianna has had a passion for health and fitness her entire life and in 2003, after stumbling upon a yoga class on a beach in California, the practice became a permanent fixture in her workout repertoire. Over the following years, Tatianna practiced Hatha, Bikram and everything in between, coming to the conclusion that – combining all that she had learned to love about yoga and teaching her principles to others would be the ideal next step. In 2011, Pure Yoga & Fitness opened their doors in Clearwater, FL.
Tatianna believes that the practice is both spiritual and encourages self-awareness. “How yoga makes me feel is hard to put on paper,” says Tatianna, “ the practice is like a personal therapy session – it has benefited me internally, externally and in my personal relationships. It gives the students confidence as they push themselves towards personal goals and this inspires me to improve upon my practice.”

As Director, she has incorporated Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and added heat knowing that it will help with the stretch & improvement in the practice. Additional classes include weight training, yoga for all levels and the latest addition; SurfSet Yoga- a challenging style of yoga taught on a surfboard, designed to engage the core & stabilizer muscles.

Tatianna relishes in being creative with yoga and in life. She is a professional makeup artist by trade and enjoys spending quality time with her husband Brady – cooking, working in the yard and travelling. On her perfect cheat day, you may find her indulging in a fresh batch of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese but don’t worry; she will be in the ‘Warrior One’ pose while eating!

Tatianna continues to learn and explore as a perpetual student of yoga, and of the world. She strives to create a soothing, supportive, and uplifting atmosphere, where students feel free to express themselves and encouraged to learn and grow!


Leslie

LESLIE


BS of Excercise Science, Biomechanics/Physiology

Level 1 YogaFit Cert
200hour Ashtanga Cert with Ally Ford

I have been practicing yoga & Pilates since 2010…teaching since 2013

My favorite part about teaching is watching students grow and become stronger on and off the mat. Facing our life journey head on with no fear. I love seeing students learn how to accept themselves as they are; without competition & accepting the process of growth.

My favorite pose is savasana because it requires disciple to be still; mentally & physically. I feel grounded and connected when I am there.


Kristin

KRISTIN


Kristin Lorello is a certified yoga teacher and professional dance instructor. After 10 years of dancing and choreographing professionally in LA, while also traveling the world teaching master classes, she moved back to her hometown of Clearwater FL to be with family and share her deep knowledge of the body with a new community. Kristin’s first 200hrRYT certification began in 2010 in Los Angeles at Core Power Yoga. This set a fire to keep learning as much as possible and since then she has been Certified in 4 different styles of yoga (including 500hr RYT), Certified in Aromatouch Technique with doTERRA, studied over 200 hours of Dynamic /Therapeutic Acro through Immersions with Acroyoga.org, qualified Thai Massage and Chinese Medicine Therapist, Certified Reiki Master, and doTERRA Wellness Advocate. To date Kristin has thousands of cerification/teaching hours spent trying to better herself as well as the mind, body and spirit of others also looking for balance. As a teacher she brings a very grounded and nurturing atmosphere to her classes, getting to the room to feel like a true community sharing space with peace and love. My goal is to move and open our bodies to release as many energetic and physical blocks possible ON THE MAT as we can to feel empowered enough to CHOOSE Unconditional Happiness and feel PREPARED for Fearless Action in life off the mat!!!


Mayrel

MAYREL


Carly

CARLY


Ally

ALLY


“I practice yoga and meditation because it offers an opportunity for eternal growth in a positive direction in all aspects of my life: physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and consciously. Through teaching I hope to inspire others to begin and maintain a life-long practice, just as my teachers inspired me.” ~Ally Ford, ERYT

Ally began practicing Hatha and Bikram yoga in 1997 to improve her breath control for triathlons, marathons and to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa. Soon, the “breath practice” would change her life completely. Ally discovered Ashtanga yoga in 2001, earned her 200-hour RYT with founder of the Rocket Series, Larry Schultz of Its Yoga in San Francisco, and began a dedicated Mysore-style Ashtanga practice under the guidance of John Berlinsky and Lea Watkins in Mill Valley, California. She began traveling to Mysore, India in 2003 to study Ashtanga Yoga with the beloved Guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson, Sharath at KPJAYI, and meditation and Sanskrit with Jayashree and Nirasimhan. Ally has studied with many senior teachers including Chuck Miller, Maty Ezraty, and Tim Miller, and continues studies with her respected teachers annually. She has completed Advanced Teacher Trainings with John Berlinsky, Ana Forrest, and Richard Freeman. Ally offers eternal thanks to these teachers daily, and considers herself a conduit for their lessons and the lessons of their teachers to continue to inspire others.

Ally moved to Clearwater, Florida in 2004 and became eager to plant the Ashtanga seed in the area. She founded the Anala Yoga School in 2005, the first vinyasa and Ashtanga-based yoga school in Pinellas County. Over the next two years she married and gave birth to two beautiful children and decided to close her studio to focus her energy on her family, yoga practice, and teaching. As an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance, Ally has been leading one of the most successful teacher training and yoga immersion programs in Tampa Bay since 2005. Her students choose her programs to better understand the practice of yoga and how to incorporate into their daily lives over a lifetime. Those who go on to teach do so effectively and confidently and many are teaching in the Tampa Bay area and around the world. An experienced public speaker, Ally teaches corporate mindfulness programs through her company, Mindwise (www.getmindwise.com).

Ally graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, BA Microbiology. She spent twelve years in corporate sales and marketing, which included positions with Dell Computers, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and IBM. She fostered a strong entrepreneurial spirit in management positions with three technology start-ups in Austin, Texas and San Francisco, California, and participated in taking two of those companies through successful IPO. In 2009 she founded a yoga-inspired children´s clothing company called Little Gurus and is the Co-founder of Mindwise LLC.

Ally believes strongly in the healing ability of yoga and meditation, is a dedicated practitioner, and offers private and public classes, workshops and retreats around the globe. She is passionate about studying and teaching the yoga philosophy and knows that to be a teacher means to be an eternal student.


MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission is to provide a clean, friendly, and motivating environment within our Clearwater yoga studio for any individual interested in bettering their mind and body.