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.
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.
Jen is a yoga instructor and mother of four children! As a parent, she truly understands the challenges and is passionate about sharing yoga with children. She believes that yoga teaches people how to deal with life in a more mindful and open perspective and believes in the possibilities it creates to foster this in children.
She has been practicing yoga for 15 years and it has been her passion for the past 4 years. She fell in love with kids yoga during her yoga teacher training in 2017. She is currently working on additional certification through Little Flower Yoga.
Morelia has been practicing yoga since she was 16 years old. 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 starts her classes with an intention for the practice and with a gratitude and grounding practice. 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.
Aydan is currently a student at Florida State University studying Finance in her third year.
She has been an avid yoga practicer and loves balancing poses and testing her limits. Aydan has been managing the studio since we opened in September and has found her passion in working with others who have a passion for yoga as well. CaliFlo has become her home away from home and she can't wait to be able to share her practice with others.
Chantel has studied yoga philosophy for over 25 years. She’s been practicing Hatha since 2002 and became a RYT in Ashtanga at Yoga Hawaii in 2005. She earned a BS in Human Performance and Health Promotion from the University of New Orleans. She is also a licensed massage therapist, trained at the CORE Institute. She has worked on the FSU Women’s basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball teams. She has advanced training in myofascial release; sports, medical, pregnancy, and Thai massage, and cupping. She enjoys the work of helping people feel better in their bodies!
Jennifer has been practicing yoga since 2005 and began teaching within 4 years of her first class. In 2011 she completed her 200 hour certification with Open Hearts, studying many styles of yoga that continue to influence her vinyasa-based practice. Yoga with Jen is authentic and spiritual, and just as importantly - fun. She places extra emphasis on safe and proper alignment, offering personalized adjustments in her classes. Her appreciation of yoga basics and body awareness gives rise to playful, yet challenging vinyasa and advanced postures. She is an intuitive and energizing teacher who seeks to assist all levels of students in developing a life-long, inspired yoga practice.
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.
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.