CaliFlo Yoga Collective is the fruition of Taylor Ann Drew's many years of yoga practice, dreams, and passion for serving others. While living and working in Truckee, California, Taylor Ann began to dream of a yoga studio that was more than a studio. A space that was a home base for members of its community. A place to showcase local artists and their work, a space of wellness. A place where you could find a variety of yoga offerings for all ages and abilities. A place where love was at the center of the culture and the practice. Combining a California and Florida spirit, CaliFlo was born.
CaliFlo yoga Collective has a variety of yoga offerings at our Railroad Square studio throughout the day, 7 days a week! CaliFlo is a home away from home for anyone and everyone that walks through our doors! We always have mats and props available so you never need anything but yourself to come in.
To provide a welcoming and inclusive space for members to focus on revising, refining, and remembering the best version of themselves and their community.
Our vision is to create a collective that fosters an intersectional and inclusive community. We welcome all in our space, regardless of age, ability, or background. Using a holistic approach to wellness, we encourage members of our community to combine physical strength with emotional and spiritual well-being to create a strong sense of balance. As in the final yoga sutra, Samadhi, we practice moving toward a strengthened sense of togetherness, oneness, and a greater whole.
Taylor Ann Drew
Taylor Ann is proud to claim Tallahassee as her hometown. She went to Leon High, the University of Florida for her undergraduate degree, then Vanderbilt for her nurse practitioner training. After graduating from Vandy, she moved to beautiful Lake Tahoe, California where she practiced with some of the most inspirational people in the States, creating her drive to bring a California-inspired yoga studio and shared collective space to Florida. She is mommy to her 4-year-old son, Nash, with whom she adores spending her free time playing cars, being outside, and creating arts and crafts. She is excited to share her vision of CaliFlo, a bit of Cali in Tally, creating a space for all to come and use their bodies and minds to their highest potential.
Aydan is a senior at Florida State University studying Finance as her undergrad. Aydan is an avid yoga practicer and loves balancing poses and testing her limits. Aydan has been managing the studio since we opened in September of 2020 and has found her passion in working with others and creating an unforgettable experience for clients CaliFlo has become her home away from home and she can't wait to be able to share her practice with others.
Amanda is an artist, yogi, mama, partner, lover, friend, and universal traveler. She was drawn to yoga to relieve joint pain and connect with spirit. She deepened her practice with her 200 hour certification with Many Rivers Yoga in 2019. Amanda is interested in balancing the feminine and masculine with yoga and artwork. Her amazing mural work is on full display in CaliFlo's large studio! Amanda loves teaching intuitive flow yoga and yin yoga. She continues to seek the wisdom that is held in Yoga through the physical practice, breath work, and meditation.
Morelia began her photography journey with film photography in 2011. She became fascinated in being able to view the world through another lens. Gazing through life not having the "perfect" 20/20 vision, but with the camera she understood clarity in the world with a new perspective. As of 2019 Morelia created Finding Light Photography with a goal to integrate her creative and detailed vision in her photography to share with the world.
To this day she is motivated to "Find your light" through her eyes using her camera as a tool to connect with humans in ways she believes language cannot, but with images she can.
As Morelia recently began her journey into videography she is stirred to tell stories through movement.
Morelia has been practicing yoga since the age of 16 years old growing up as a Tallahassee native. She received her RYT certification in July 2014. She also has a background in Ayurveda and meditation. She has taught throughout the Tallahassee community and loves watching her students grow and evolve, both spiritually and physically. She is continuously learning and challenging herself as a teacher. Her classes blend a balance of strength and flexibility and a combination of pranayama and asana. She begins her classes with holding an intention for the practice and closing in with a gratitude and grounding technique. She believes yoga is the practice of bringing harmony to the two main energies of the body, creating balance, and uniting opposites, strength and flexibility, effort and surrender. She focuses on the power of yoga as a tool for self-transformation.
Morelia's creates a space for all walks of life that have the interest to learn, grow and expand through yoga, meditation, and community. Morelia trained in Hatha yoga but continues to teach many variations of different styles and uses energy work to create an intuitive flow that is open to all levels with uses of modifications and active listening with the mind body heart connection.
Brandy Melana Walker is a Tallahassee native. With her 200 hour Teacher Certificate from YogaWorks her true passions are vinyasa, prenatal, and restorative flows that are accessible to all. Brandy was introduced to yoga in college from a really good friend and immediately fell in love. It was yoga that Brandy turned to in her most stressful times finding a sense of peace and relaxation. Brandy has been teaching in studios, private lessons as well as online for the last 3 years with students ranging in ages from 2 to 92. She hopes to share with her students the same peace and mindfulness that yoga has brought her to incorporate in their own lives.
Melody Alayon began her career in the wellness field as a spa therapist trained at the Aveda Institute in 2015. Working in the spa field allowed her to see wellness as a wheel with many elements such as, how we move our bodies, our relationship with food, our relationship to spirituality and our careers. Realizing that all of these play a part in the physical manifestation of our time on Earth she transitioned careers to pursue holistic health coaching while at Florida Agricultural + Mechanical University where she earned a bachelors degree in Philosophy & Religion. Yoga is the perfect blend of Melody’s passion for movement, spirituality, holistic lifestyle and community. She has been practicing yoga since 2010 and recently completed her 200 hour training through Yoga & Ayurveda Center. Melody’s goals as a yoga instructor center around helping others create a deeper relationship with movement and meditation.
Rei, the owner of the Holding Space, has been a Reiki Master Teacher for over a year. She fell in love with meditation and breath work during a rough time in life. She wants to spread awareness and knowledge of these natural healing modalities that everyone has access to but rarely uses. If you’re new to meditation or you’re advanced…you’ll love her classes feel the healing energy she possesses and tap into your own healing abilities.
Megan first discovered yoga in 2013 and fell in love with the mind, body, and soul aspects of the practice. She completed her 200- hour teacher training at the Asheville Yoga Center in 2016 and has been teaching and continuing education since. Her classes use influence from vinyasa flow and yin while blending alignment-based practices, intuitive movement, and education of the eight-limb path of yoga. She enjoys giving students the tools to feel confident within their practice and hopes to ignite a spark that leads to a personal exploration of yoga. Off the mat Megan is passionate about birth support and education and is pursuing a career as a labor and postpartum doula as well as separate training in pre-natal yoga. She is a proud mom to her son, her dogs and many, many plants. She enjoys being a part of and sharing yoga with the Tallahassee community.
Jessica is an alignment and therapeutics-based yoga teacher that has been practicing yoga for 17 years and teaching for 12 years. Jessica originally came to yoga in an effort to heal several major health issues, including the Scoliosis she had had since a child. In an effort to heal herself, Jessica discovered many different forms of yoga from all over the world and in turn discovered so much about herself emotionally and spiritually. It is these discoveries and this ongoing healing process that ignited her passion to share what she has learned through her own journey with others. Jessica has studied yoga in various locations and received RYT Certifications from schools in both India and in Los Angeles. Jessica taught in Los Angeles for 8 years where she taught a variety of classes and people, an experience and knowledge she is very excited to bring home to the Tallahassee Califlo yoga community. You can find Jessica teaching a variety of styles and levels of yoga that are always infused with other forms of healing and wisdom traditions that she also practices, including - but not limited to - reiki, sound healing, astrology, intuitive card reading & divination.
Lauren began practicing yoga in her teens and has been in love with yoga ever since. In 2012, she became an RYT-200 instructor and has found teaching yoga to be another passion. Lauren trained primarily in Ashtanga but has studied and incorporated aspects of several types of yoga into her teaching style including, flow yoga, hot yoga, yin yoga, Kripalu and Iyengar. Her philosophy as an instructor is to make yoga a welcoming and accessible tool that allows people to explore strength, balance and flexibility through asana (poses) with an emphasis on breath, body awareness and mindfulness.
Lindsay has been in love with yoga ever since her first class in the fall of 2004. A classically trained dancer, she was so grateful to find a practice that married together her love of body movement to spiritual exploration and growth. Lindsay got her RYT-200 certification (focus on Ashtanga) in the summer of 2021, after a two-year battle with stage III cancer, and has been a part of the CaliFlo team since February of 2022. When Lindsay isn't practicing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a good book surrounded by her cats and children. What to expect when you take her class: to stretch, build heat, find gratitude for the divine within yourself, and probably laugh at a fart joke!
Isaiah Lamont G.
“I want to bring a Yoga Family to the Tallahassee Community while playing a role in environmental education.”
Isaiah Lamont is a young and committed Ashtanga Yoga Practitioner. After playing all the main sports, exploring massage therapy, and practicing Mixed Martial Arts, Yoga found his spirit and combined every aspect of the life he was searching for ~ physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually!
Pursuing a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies, Isaiah is looking to branch out of his hometown and transfer to Orlando’s UCF to expand on sustainability development, and explore new perspectives in Yoga.
Interning at the Tallahassee Yoga and Meditation Center, Isaiah teaches a Yin-Style Half Primary Ashtanga sequence and assists with Beginner/Intermediate classes at the FAMU Recreation Center.
You’ll often find Isaiah studying, climbing trees, and using his camera as a creative outlet. Exploring a way to apply his passions, you’ll see Isaiah’s entertaining expression come through in his personal branding on social media!