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About CaliFlo Yoga Collective

CaliFlo Yoga Collective is the fruition of Taylor Ann'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.

Our 
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Our 
Mission

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Vision

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.

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Our Family

Taylor Ann Drew, APRN, RYT, Owner 

Taylor Ann

Taylor Ann is proud to claim Tallahassee as her hometown. She went to Leon High, then University of Florida for her undergraduate degree, then Vanderbilt for her a master's degree in nursing. 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 a proud mama, doodle lover, nurse and friend. 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. Taylor Ann also owns a concierge medicine practice and loves teaching self assessment and anatomy through movement. 

Brandy Walker

Studio Manager

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.

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Amanda Boekhout

To learn more and get monthly updates for Amanda’s art and yoga- please visit her website and join her mailing list!

 

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.

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Melody Alayon

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.

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Shelby Bakkedahl

Shelby has been around yoga her whole life! She remembers doing simple asanas with her grandparents as a toddler and continues to do yoga with her family whenever she can. Shelby got her RYT 200 hours during her sophomore year at FSU and loves teaching a variety of classes. Outside of yoga, she loves hiking, reading, and playing with her dog. 

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Julia

Julia Cohen

Julia is a current senior at FSU majoring in psychology. She rediscovered yoga in college and completed her teacher training in the Spring of 2023. Yoga radically changed her relationship with movement. Most of her life she was intimidated by exercise and struggled to find a practice she enjoyed enough to be consistent with. Now because of yoga, movement has become one of the most grounding and joyful parts of her life. She loves to practice acroyoga, inversions and anything dynamic and creative. Since her training she has taught kids, restorative and yin yoga. In her free time she likes to sing, dance, write, and go on adventures.

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