Our Instructors

Cindy Mastry(ERYT-500) was introduced to yoga by her Grandmother Ann Ree Colton in the late 60’s, and began practicing at an early age, first with Lilias Folan on TV and with Vishnudevananda’s classic yoga text on her own. Cindy has a background in dance and also worked in the fitness industry on and off since the late seventies, always maintaining a home yoga practice.
Cindy Mastry

Cindy Mastry

Cindy Mastry was introduced to yoga by her Grandmother Ann Ree Colton in the 60’s, and began practicing at an early age, first with Lilias Folan on TV and with Vishnudevananda’s classic yoga text on her own. Cindy has a background in dance and also worked in the fitness industry on and off since the […]

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Ruben Vasquez

Rubén Vásquez

Rubén started exploring yoga and formal meditation in Colombia where he grew up. In 1996, he started practicing daily soon discovering that most yoga techniques uncovered weaknesses and tightness in his body, mind and heart. However, every session created greater clarity and balance motivating him to continue practicing. In 2005, after 9 years of daily […]

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Marissa Segundo

Marissa Segundo

Marissa Segundo is a native of St. Louis, Missouri where she first fell in love with yoga more than 15 years ago. She has been fortunate to travel the world from Morocco to Holland and living in Spain and Mexico. Her travels have provided Marissa with the opportunity to experience diverse yoga styles and practices. […]

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Michael Ward

Michael Ward

Certified to teach alignment based Anusara yoga, yet community driven enough to embrace all yoga styles, Michael is dedicated to helping students embrace their limitations as opportunities to transform and grow: to see themselves as complete. His initial journey in 2002 was heavily influenced by the Iyengar method and remains; however, he also studied Ashtanga […]

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Jennifer Rose Soyke

“Yoga for me is a system within which we all can explore and experience “who Am I?”. Jennifer Rose started experimenting with yoga in the early 90’s. Her first teacher was Lilias who can still been seen today on WUSF Channel 16. At some point she drifted away from the practice and found herself confronting […]

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kristal-albertson

Kristal Albertson

Kristal started exploring Yoga in the early 90’s through Cindy Lee video tapes at home. After losing touch with the practice she returned to yoga study in 2007, participating in a 200 hour teacher training at Life Works Studio in Clearwater with Claude Griffin in order to deepen her own practice. Her love for yoga […]

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Julie Karikas

Julie is a 200 hour certified instructor who received her training through the Yoga Integrity Teacher Training program with Ruben Vasquez and Cindy Mastry at Yoga Etc Studio. Combining her personal life experiences with her yoga training has led to her unique style of teaching.

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Mike Salerno

Mike was first introduced to yoga about 15 years ago immediately recognizing the physical benefits & over all well feeling yoga offered, including helping with daily aches & pains. It wasn’t until after a back injury that he began practicing regularly. Wanting to learn more about yoga, he enrolled in and completed the 200 hour […]

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jim-janolek

Jim Janolek

Jim is a 200 hour certified instructor who received his training through the Yoga Integrity Teacher Training program with Ruben Vasquez and Cindy Mastry at Yoga Etc Studio. Combining his personal life experiences with his yoga training has led to his unique style of teaching.

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Danette Morse

An injury brought Danette to yoga seven years ago. The serenity and peace yoga offers is what keeps her coming back. Cindy Mastry and Rubén Vásquez led her through Yoga Integrity Teacher Training at Yoga Etc. resulting in a 200hr certification. Danette enjoys helping others slow down and explore the quiet within themselves by guiding […]

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susan-meyers

Susan Meyers

500 RYT completed in 2015 at Yoga Etc. Studio, St. Petersburg, FL. Experience in teaching Yin, Restore/Relax, Chair Yoga, Meditation, Gentle Flow and Breath Centered classes. Dedicated to the study and practices of pranayama, meditation, asana, philosophy, chant and sharing her education and experience with her students. Her practice began over four decades ago when […]

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Sharon Landry Ditata

Sharon found yoga more than fifteen years ago. As a business traveling ‘road warrior’ Sharon deemed yoga a necessary ingredient to quiet the mind and keep her grounded, as her job left her flying from one city to the next. The upside of her hectic travel schedule allowed her to visit various yoga studios across […]

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barbara-moeller

Barbara Moeller

Barbara Moeller, MA, E-RYT500, has just moved to the St. Petersburg area full-time this summer! She has been an avid practitioner of yoga and meditation since 1973 and has taught for over 33 years. She has been the Director of Yoga Teacher Training at Lourdes Medical Center (a large health system in southern NJ) since […]

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