Val teaches Gentle Yoga Mondays at 9:30am and Fridays at 10:30am

Walk-Ins are welcome, pre-registration preferred.

She is also a certified Laughter Yoga Leader. She offers private Yoga, Ayurveda consultations and mental health counseling. Pricing varies. 

Sign up via Val’s scheduling website or click ‘sign up’ button under bio.


Valarie Olsen, LMHC, E-RYT 200, AYS Valarie Olsen Counseling & Wellness

Valarie has been practicing yoga for over 20 years in the Ft. Myers area. Back in the 1990’s the only place to practice was in the gyms around town, this is where she met influential teachers that would shape her appreciation and understanding of Yoga. In 2011, she completed yoga teacher training in Bonita Springs and began teaching in studios and community centers locally. As an Experienced Yoga Teacher, Valarie teaches gentle yoga, as well as flow and all levels classes. In 2017 she added Ayurveda Yoga Specialist training to her repertoire. Valarie is a certified meditation teacher and can provide training to individuals and groups.

Valarie is also trained as a licensed mental health counselor spending much of her career working at a local non-profit agency and currently owner of her private practice. Valarie incorporates her background in mental health, the 8 Limbs of Yoga and interest in neuroscience into her teaching. Combining interests in Yoga, Mental Health and Wellness has led Valarie to study trauma sensitive yoga. She has provided trauma-informed teacher training to scores of trainees as guest faculty in local Yoga Teacher Training programs. Valarie can provide trauma-informed training for YTT’s as well as continuing education for registered yoga teachers.

Sondra teaches Stretch N Strength on Mondays and Thursdays at 11am.

Pre-registration is preferred for new students. Please text Sondra to sign up or for more information.

Love Offering

Phone: 239-822-4371


Sondra Dansby, E-RYT 200

Sondra has taught yoga for over 25 years-Iyengar based training. She was on the faculty of Yes to Yoga’s RYT-200 teacher training programs and has a chair certification.

She is teacher trained in Yoga Away’s Viniyoga Program.

She developed her Tai Chi classes after being certified in “TC Moving for Better Balance”, an evidence based fall prevention program.

Carla teaches Restorative Yoga on Tuesdays at 9:15am, Chair Yoga Tuesdays at 10:30am and Hatha Yoga on Thursdays at 9:15am

Walk-Ins are welcome, pre-registration preferred.

5 for $60 or Drop-In $15.00

Cash or Venmo @Carla-Hyde-4

To register Email, Call or Text Carla


Phone: 239-850-8177

Carla Hyde
Flying Heart Yoga

Carla is a certified yoga instructor and has been teaching Iyengar style yoga – an inclusive and nonjudgemental practice – for more than 20 years. During that time, she has studied yoga and meditation with renowned teachers, including Aadil Palkhivala, Rodney Yee, Shiva Rae, John Schumacher and David Life, and many Tibetan Buddhist teachers.

Carla has been a certified group exercise instructor and personal trainer for 25 years, building on her unique talent as a trapeze artist and aerialist performer. But don’t worry! You won’t be asked to do that!

Carla is also a world traveler, and her light shines through with her ability to connect with others behind a smile that breaks down barriers!

In class, explore the art and science of letting go and experience gratitude and joy, all while enjoying the physical aspects of Iyengar yoga, including heart openers, hip openers, and strength and confidence building via standing poses and balance postures. With Iyengar yoga, props, demonstrations and alignment cues help you find yoga success on your own terms.

After all, it’s YOUR yoga practice!


Contact Jen:

Jennifer Garcia, RYT 200, OT

I have been practicing yoga on and off since 2000.  I really found a love for it though as I began experiencing more stress and in dealing with some physical injuries.  Most significantly I turned to yoga to help with a frozen shoulder and the results of a minor car accident.  I have seen firsthand how yoga helped manage my stress, how it improved my physical wellbeing and how it kept me grounded through thick and thin. 

Once I saw the consistent results with my yoga practice, I knew I needed to teach and share my journey with others which lead to the completion of my RYT200. 

I am an avid learner – especially all things regarding the human body, our ability to manage stress and the importance of finding purposeful activities to engage in.  The more I participate in activities that make me smile, the happier I am, the less stress I feel and the more capable I am to manage my daily activities. 

You can find me on the mat starting September 12, 2022 at Heart Space Yoga Collective on Mondays from 530-630 pm for $15 and at

Walk-Ins are welcome, pre-registration preferred.

4 session for $40 or Drop-In $15.00

Cash or Venmo @Lorena-Ribero

To RSVP you can DM me @Underthetree_yoga

Or Email, Call or Text


Phone: 239-308-2577

Lorena Ribero, RYT 200

Hello! my name is Lorena, I’m a 200RYT certified yoga instructor and ecstatic dance enthusiast.

My yoga journey started 6 years ago when I moved to USA from Bogota, Colombia, where I am originally from. I started yoga as a way of fighting depression and anxiety during a very uncertain time of my life and it totally changed my life for the best.

I believe in the power of yoga and meditation practices to help and heal people because I experienced it myself, no matter what your experience, culture, skin color or religion is, yoga is for EVERYONE. I believe in the power of mindfulness to bring peace into people’s lives and helping people find their peace is my true passion.

My yoga teaching style is a combination of vinyasa and dynamic yoga; I like to keep my class very fluid and fun by integrating elements of dancing and theater for body exploration. I like to include an instructed intention and pranayama for each class; I also often include guided meditations and chanting. 

I provide a grounding and heart centered approach to mind-body wellness and strive to assist my students in finding inner peace, self-discovery, and growth not only in their pursuit of yoga but in their daily lives. To me mindfulness and meditation translates to how we live day by day, how we treat each other, and how we appreciate and respect the whole world around us. I believe this world could use some more kindness, awareness, and love. That is what yoga is to me, a way of giving love to ourselves and to the world.

Contact Emily for more details on her current classes. 

Text 239-784-4956


Emily Green, RYT 200

Greetings! I’m Emily Green owner of Green Heart Wellness SWFL, registered yoga teacher and licensed school counselor. I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2015 at Love Yoga Center in Naples, Fl. My intention in teaching yoga is to hold space for you to create your own inner peace.  

I am also a licensed school counselor with 10 years of experience. I enjoy teaching yoga to youth and infusing it with social and emotional learning.  

I love yoga for so many reasons! I love the peace and strength I feel during and after my practice. I love the opportunity to be present and focused on just one thing. I love how yoga has taught me so many valuable lessons- including that I am capable of things I thought I could never do! And so are you.  

Yoga has been such a gift in my life, and I love sharing that gift with others.

Come explore this beautiful practice with me and see what gifts yoga has in store for YOU.  


Jayme Nagle, RYT 500, PT
Yoga with Jayme LLC

Jayme has been teaching yoga since 2017, in a variety of community settings. Her yoga teacher training through YogaFit has taken her across the USA for trainings, which has provided her with a variety of experiences and perspectives.

She has YogaFit Warrior and Warrior Kids certifications,  which are trauma sensitive yoga certifications. She will begin her Master of Science in Yoga Therapy at the Maryland University of Integrative Health in the Fall of 2022.  In addition to teaching public classes, she was a volunteer teacher with a group of veterans and family members.

Her classes focus on flows that are accessible, mindful and intentional for the mind, body and spirit.

In addition to her public classes, Jayme offers one-on-one and private group sessions. She is also a Licensed Physical Therapist, with experience working with adults, children and their families. She is very familiar in working with the human body and thus able to create an individualized experience.

One-on-one yoga sessions are ideal for those who are new to yoga, those with injuries and/or participation restrictions, or students who are looking to deepen their practice in a personalized way.