Teachers

Gabriella

GABRIELLA

Gabriella has always had enthusiasm for overall wellness and being fit. As a young girl she was involved in dance and competitive cheerleading. 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 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 founded Pure Yoga and Fitness with a close friend and now business partner, Tatianna. 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 the studio. Gabby is known for her creative sequencing that highlights fitness infused yoga.


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!


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!!!


Elizabeth

ELIZABETH

I discovered the power of yoga in 2010 when I learned the Ashtanga practice and used it to assist in healing an autoimmune issue I was encountering. Since then, yoga has been a daily routine for me. I had been teaching in higher education for 10 years, but it wasn’t until 2012 that I started putting my mentoring skills to work in a yoga studio.

My commitment in teaching is to come to know myself through sharing and supporting others in their own practice. Yoga has become a window into my own being: a union where the physical, mental and emotional become one. Although fitness, confidence, and a positive well being are obvious outcomes of the Vinyasa Flow practice I teach, each stems from the personal commitment I strive to call forth in my students to stretch, reach, and expand our beliefs about ourselves.

My training started with meditation under the guidance of Dr. Bob Fecas in the 90’s, which set me to pursue higher education degrees based in religion and human behavior. In 2017, I became certified under Yoga Alliance with Nexus Institute in Nosara, Costa Rica. Sourced from the foundations of Kripalu, Janel Schullo and Horace Usry expanded my understanding of yoga inwardly. My teaching style varies in intensity, with options for modifications throughout. It’s my commitment that every student who enters the the studio leaves feeling accomplished, bright and alive. Outside the studio, I enjoy biking, swimming and running. When I am not busy raising my heart rate, I am spending time with my family and friends, travelling around the world, and leading workshops for YauvanaYoga, St. Petersburg College and the Osher LifeLong Learner Institute.


Bri

BRI

Bri grew up in Clearwater as a volleyball player. Her background includes a variety of trainings that she combines into sequences focused on strength, mobility, and mindfulness. She believes in using movement as a form of self expression. In class she encourages curiosity and empowers students to explore their boundaries.


Rianne

RIANNE


Karolina

KAROLINA

Born into a family of European gymnasts, Karolina was raised with the love and appreciation of movement. She studied yoga, pilates and various forms of dance and martial arts. She has been an advocate for the mind body connection in fitness and in life, believing in the mantra “don’t practice yoga to get better at yoga, practice yoga to get better at living.”
Karolina has taught mind body classes for over 18 years and managed a pilates studio in the Chicago area working with athletes, clients with injuries, and cancer patients. She was also a pilates master teacher and certified many instructors throughout the years.

Karolina holds certifications through YogaFit, receiving 200-RYT in 2006. She is certified in mat and pilates apparatus through the Physical Mind Institute, Balanced Body and Pilates Institute of America. She also holds the AFAA group fitness certification. When she is not on the mat, Karolina enjoys taking care of patients in surgery and is a nurse practitioner.


Jessica

JESSICA

Jessica is our Teacher Trainer and workshop master at Pure. An injury ended her volleyball career and led her to yoga. Yoga helped her face and then embrace her life after competitive sports, and also allowed her to completely rehabilitate her elbow. Yoga gave her the energetic & physical tools she needed to heal from inside out. After opening herself up to the universe, she discovered her true calling in life was sharing her love of yoga with others. She is a 500-hr EYT, personal trainer, wolf-lover, and chiropractic assistant at RX Chiro. Check out our “workshops/events” to find out when Pure will be hosting her next Teacher Training, Master Class, or Workshop.


MARISA

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Suzi

SUZI

Suzi’s yoga journey began when she found herself overweight, unhealthy and unhappy, so she began taking classes at a local fitness center. She found that yoga was exercise that she really enjoyed. Years later, she took classes at a yoga studio and realized yoga is so much more than a physical practice.
Suzi had suffered from severe chronic low back pain and found out that she had disc compression, degeneration and extrusion on her lumbar spine. With regular yoga practice (pranayama, asana and meditation) she has been able to manage her pain and overcome the mental attachment to her condition.
In 2011, Suzi enrolled in 200hr Teacher Training with Ally Ford at White Orchid Yoga. She practices Ashtanga Yoga complimented by some Yin Yoga and has worked with some amazing teachers such as Calley Masson- Sunderman, Ally Ford, Sharon Denton, Greg Nardi, Lisa Schrempp and Kyle Roberts. She has also worked with cancer patients at Florida Cancer Specialists as well as teaching corporate classes for local businesses. She will always continue to expand her knowledge, understanding and her own practice through workshops. Suzi looks forward to sharing time on her mat alongside students and sharing this practice that she loves so much!


Heather

HEATHER

Heather started her journey in yoga during her last year of college, in 2007. After graduating she made her first trip to Mysore, India in 2008 to practice at K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. Ever since, she has continued her travels and studies to Mysore, to practice under her teacher R. Sharath Jois and assist him at the main shala. In 2012, Heather was blessed upon receiving Authorization from KPJAYI, now Sharath Yoga Centre. Over the years, Heather developed three Mysore programs in the United States (Florida), and has taught internationally in Indonesia, Thailand, The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, Cyprus, Turkey, Lebanon, the Netherlands and around the USA.
After years of travel and teaching abroad, Heather is excited to be back home and teach the Mysore program at Pure Yoga in Dunedin, Florida.

Heather is known to share her love for the practice. Her teachings are in a safe, gentle but firm way, that acknowledges every student’s capabilities in order to start a process of self discovery. It is an honor for her to pass along this sacred practice.


MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission is to motivate all people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential mentally and physically.