E-RYT 500, YACEP, Reiki Master
The true essence of yoga and it's infinite wisdom lies in the heart of every human being, and Kim feels called to teach others how to tap into it.
In 2013 destiny led Kim to northern India where she earned her 200-hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Certification at Ajarya Yoga Academy under the supervision of traditional Indian Yoga Masters. It was then that Kim realized that her initial training was only just the beginning. When she returned from India, a series of divine events led her to open a place for people to gather, learn, and explore in a comfortable, welcoming environment, and thus Sunshine Yoga was born.
In 2016 Kim returned to India to complete her 300-hour Hatha Yoga Advanced Teacher Training course at AyurYoga-Eco Ashram in Mysore, where she experienced a conscious shift from the powerful teachings of yoga philosophy, mantra and spiritual awakening.
Since 2015 Kim has offered multiple YTT programs to provide a way to carry on the sacred teachings she received. Kim supports her community by donating to local charities, participating in local fundraising events, and offers ways for people to access yoga on and off the mat.
Kim is dedicated to her children, the health of the environment, and knows that all existence is divine. She sees every moment as an opportunity to teach. Kim offers classes and training courses as a way to share her passion for yoga and help students to receive the blessings of a yogic lifestyle. She feels it is her responsibility as a yoga teacher to share the TRUE meaning of yoga and to honor the tradition of the sacred practice. Kim strives to simply hold space for students to experience growth; while offering support, inspiration, optimism and staying committed to grow as a student herself.
RYT 500, Reiki Master Teacher, Advanced Theta Healing Teacher & Healer
Felicia is the owner of The Healing Clinic of Fort Walton Beach. She has been of service to those along the Emerald Coast since 2001. Felicia shares of love of life, knowledge and connection through Yoga, Reiki and ThetaHealing.
Her passion for Yoga shines through her words, her actions and her teachings. Join her each week to becoming EN-LIGHTENED & EN-LIVENED. Her practice is challenging, fun and accessible to all. Her laughter and joy are infectious. Join Felicia each week for Hot Yoga Flow, Wednesday mornings 9:30am.
Heather Blanchard, RYT 200
After living and practicing yoga in Costa Rica for 18 years Heather came back to the states only to leave again for Mexico where she obtained her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Her experience was so blissful and transformational she couldn't wait to share it with the world.
Luckily she decided to move her beautiful family to Destin, FL and start teaching at Sunshine Yoga. Heather leads a contented life of family, friends, good food and yoga. Her teaching style is peaceful but strong.
Lauran Hobbs, RYT 200
Lauran started practicing Yoga accidentally in 2013, because in the beginning she ‘hated Yoga & stretching’ and was 100% certain yoga wasn’t ‘her thing.’ After a life changing Savansana in her first class, and proof that she was, in fact, able to sit totally still & not talk for a few minutes, she was divinely led to find out more. With piqued interest, and a very convenient yoga studio, she started attending classes Sunshine Yoga and was hooked! Lauran completed her 200hr Hatha Yoga training at Sunshine Yoga in 2018.
Lauran is passionate about teaching accessible, unintimidating Yoga for everyone. Her mission is to help skeptics, beginners, and anyone who may think Yoga is not ‘their thing’ give it a chance & open the door for the life changing experience of a Yoga practice. Her style is lighthearted & patient, incorporating asana, pranayama, and self-awareness & development.
D.J. San Marco, RYT 200
D.J. began practicing yoga 9 years ago while in the Air Force in what began as a class to “get limber for PT”. Soon D.J. was drawn ever deeper into the healing and cathartic benefits of Yoga. His yoga journey has taken him from New Mexico to Brazil, Ohio, California, and Florida, having the benefit of learning from respected yoga teachers all over the country and beyond. D.J. pursued yoga training after settling in Florida and is now achieving his dream of sharing Yoga as a teacher.
As an avid Jiu-Jitsu practitioner D.J. has also found a direct correlation between Jiu-Jitsu and the practice of Yoga. His style of teaching is centered around proper alignment, slower flows, freedom of posture exploration, and a focus on breath to movement combination. D.J.'s love for yoga shines through in his teaching and his ability to relate to his students makes the practice of yoga available to all.
Allison Ragan, RYT 200
Allison is a fun-loving, feel-good, life enthusiast. Introduced to yoga around 2011 - she fell in love. Yoga perfectly complimented her passion for life and active lifestyle. She started off as a self taught yogi - relying primarily on her home practice and self study. When the time was right, she ventured out and enrolled in a yoga teacher training program at Sunshine Yoga, which she graduated from in 2018. She enjoys the balance of strength and flexibility that yoga offers on and off the mat. She shares a true passion for practice and creates a positive space for everyone to find movement that is true to themselves.