Love Yoga Center
offers yoga classes daily by the finest yoga teachers in Naples, Florida. 
We provide the Naples yoga community with a variety of styles and levels. We love to teach everyone, from brand new beginners to advanced seasoned practitioners. 


Carla


Carla Olla is the Director of Love Yoga Center.  She is a Jivamukti certified yoga teacher and she has been practicing yoga since 2000 and teaching since 2005. She began teaching yoga in Naples Florida in 2010 and opened Love Yoga Center in July of the same year. Her classes are upbeat, devotional, and fun and she encourages her students to reach for their greatest potential while honoring and being compassionate toward themselves.

Before moving to Woodstock NY and becoming a yoga teacher Carla worked as a professional musician in New York City, earning a gold record for playing guitar on Deborah Harry's world tour.  She also played with Dee Dee Ramone, 1(900) Boxx and several other local bands. Carla is certified in Ayurveda Yoga Therapy, Thai Yoga Massage, and Reiki in addition to being a registered ERYT with Yoga Alliance. She is the lead teacher of Love Yoga Center's Yoga Teacher Training programs. 
  
Carla is grateful to all of the yoga teachers at Love Yoga Center who sustain the studio with their wonderful teaching and beautiful dedication to the practice of Yoga. She is forever thankful to her yoga teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life, the founders of Jivamukti Yoga and to all of her teachers for their generous teachings and support.


Hallie
Jen
Jen began her yogic journey in 1994 when she was inspired by an elderly woman so flexible in mind and body that she was able to place her feet behind her head.  Today, Jen can do the same -- and is a Love Yoga Certified teacher (RYT-200) with additional credentials including Certified Paddleboard Yoga Instructor and Yoga for the Special Child.  She is also a Certified Personal Trainer focused on teaching clients how to move safely and efficiently. Jen enjoys the broad spectrum of teaching the fundamentals of a basic class as much as she loves instructing an energetic vinyasa flow, all of which she does with light-heartedness and 
the goal to research the self. Jen completed her advanced teacher certification at Love Yoga Center in December of 2014.

Joel
The healing arts of Yoga and Tai Chi balance Body, Mind, and Spirit. The holistic approach of these arts complements the integrative approach to health in my private medical practice here in Naples, Florida. Chen Style Tai Chi has been part of my practice since 2001 when I started training in Hollywood, Florida. From the roots of a martial arts practice, Tai Chi focuses on balance, internal alignment, and meditative movement that stimulate the flow of “chi” energy. After moving to Naples, I began the practice of yoga in 2007 as a student and then completed Teacher Training in June 2012 at Love Yoga Center. Join my Tai Chi and Yoga classes for a mix of flowing integrated movements, stillness postures, and meditation for a balance of Yin & Yang.
Karen
Karen received her 200 hour certification from Love Yoga Center in 2014 and really enjoys teaching to all levels and sharing the wonderful gifts of yoga with her students.  She is enrolled in Love Yoga Center's Advanced Teacher Training and will graduate in March of 2017.


Kelli

Kelli is proud to be a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified teacher, which she completed here at Love Yoga Center. Since stepping onto the mat in 2009, Kelli's yoga journey has been an amazing experience. A year into her practice, Kelli met a teacher at the gym she was attending that changed her practice. A few months later she arrived at Love Yoga Center. It was there that the yoga she had been practicing transformed from being just a physical exercise into an entire mind, body and life experience. Knowing how greatly this practice affected her life, Kelli had a strong desire in her heart to share this practice with others. Kelli's main intention is to uplift and send you on your way to a better day. Kelli is a graduate of Love Yoga Center's 500 hour advanced teacher training program.
      Kristen
Kristen loves to practice and teach yoga. She graduated Love Yoga Center's teacher training program in 2014 and has been teaching ever since. 
Lahoma
Michelle

Michelle came to her first yoga class at Love Yoga Center in 2010 with curiosity, at the insistence of her sister.  After that one class, there was no turning back from her yoga journey.  While always having an appreciation for fitness and flexibility of the physical body; the practice of yoga introduced its’ corresponding component:  fitness and flexibility of the mind.  Now, entering her fourth year of daily practice and grateful study under the guidance of her teacher, Carla Olla, Michelle received her 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certification as a RYT.  She offers the joy of yoga and self- discovery to students of all levels.   Her teaching style invites students to enjoy the physical practice of exercise to strengthen the body and improve flexibility, in addition to a mindful practice of exercise to find peace and connection with breath and body. Michelle received her Advanced 500 hour Yoga Teacher Certification through Love Yoga Center in December, 2014. 


Nancy
Many thanks and much gratitude and humble pranams to all my teachers who have given me so much and who exemplify a path to liberation through compassion for all beings. Jivamukti founders Sharon GannonJi, David LifeJI, Emma HenryJI, Julie KirkpatrickJI, and the luminous Carla OllaJi owner of Love Yoga Center Naples, Florida who have showed me what true compassion and love really means. Nancy is a 2013 graduate of the Jivamukti 300 Hour Teacher Training at the Omega Institute in New York and is so honored to be sharing her love of Jivamukti Yoga in Naples Florida at Love Yoga Center. 


Peggy

Peggy Sealfon originally studied Hatha Yoga at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York’s Greenwich Village and later studied with world-renowned Yogi Master Gurudev Amrit Desai. She is certified by the Amrit Yoga Institute in Amrit Yoga and Yoga Nidra/Integrative Relaxation and teaches Quantum Breath Meditation She has also been trained in Tai Chi and Qigong and is certified in several energy healing modalities including Reconnective Healing. She is a wellness specialist, life integration coach, trainer, writer, author and spokesperson. She specializes in stress management, pain relief and sports performance. Her most recent focus is on the corporate environment bringing integrated wellness programs to the workplace to lower stress and improve productivity.



Rachel

Rachel Gray began her yoga practice at age fifteen as a student of Judy Trafford in Naples, Florida, and established a regular practice years later in New York City (YogaWorks, Pure Yoga, Jivamukti)  as a way to balance a high-stress career in publishing.  In 2011 Rachel completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification under Carla Olla, and later that year journeyed to India with Shyamdas for a Bhakti yoga immersion in Vrindavan. Rachel is also certified by Daniel Libby, PhD. in yoga therapy for trauma recovery through the Veterans Yoga Project program. Currently, Rachel specializes in Restorative Yoga (in the style of Judith Lasater) at Love Yoga Center, and teaches mindfulness therapy at a private treatment facility. Rachel earned her Masters in Clinical Social Work at Florida Gulf Coast University and received her 500-hour yoga training certification at Love Yoga Center in December, 2014.  



A trail blazing Aquarian, Ray mixes many different styles and traditions in his classes. Information that has been gleaned from 12 years of practice and 9 years of teaching yoga are woven together into a vinyasa style of postures. Healthy doses of laughter, philosophy and spirituality create an environment that is both challenging and healing. Come to class and be prepared to breathe, bend and blossom.

Sally

          Susan
I am forever grateful to Sharon Gannon, and David Life and all of my other teachers  for teaching me. 
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