Muddy Mantra Instructors

Meet Our Yogis!

Melodie Lee

Melodie Lee is the founder of Muddy Mantra, and is a mother of 3 teenagers. Melodie was introduced to yoga as a way to recover from psoriatic arthritis and  focus on the mind and body in 2012. This introduction was absolutely life changing. She became a 200 hour RYT in 2016 with Ally Ford Yoga, and in May 2017 she went on to earn her 500 RYT with Missy White at Studio 108 Tampa. Melodie has an additional Aerial Certification and is a YACEP. She specializes in Vinyasa, Aerial, Lyra, Ashtanga, Power, Chair, Kids, Yin and Restorative Yoga.

Through working in multiple environments with differing ages, body types and physical abilities she can accommodate the practice to fit various needs. Her classes are tailored to her students and can be modified for any level. She is passionate about her practice and bringing her students to the next level of their fitness potential while letting some shit go!

Jenn Witaconis

Jenn Witaconis is a mom of 3 living in Palm Harbor, Florida for the last six years. She’s originally from the Philadelphia area in Pennsylvania. After practicing yoga regularly for 6+ years, she earned her 200 RYT certification with Pose By Pose in Lutz, Florida in December 2016 and has been teaching ever since. While in the program, she studied a variety of yoga styles all focused around Iyengar-style alignment. Through these experiences, and her love of Ashtanga yoga, Jenn has developed her classes around her passion for Rocket, Ashtanga, and creative power flow while focusing on safe alignment practices. In March 2018, Jenn earned a 50 hour Rocket Vinyasa Yoga Certification through David Kyle at The Body Electric. She is currently in the 300 hour ytt program with Missy White at Studio 108, and will complete her 500 RYT certification in August 2020

April Brundin

April Brundin is a mom of two boys living in Palm Harbor, Florida.  She started her yoga practice while rediscovering herself as a new mother. April fell in love with the numerous styles and adaptability of yoga, and found it to be a truly transformational practice. April completed her 200 RYT at the inaugural Muddy Mantra Teacher Training in 2020.  The in-depth work of teacher training led April to discover that yoga instruction is a perfect amalgamation of her previous work experience and education.  April worked as a dance instructor and special education teacher and facilitator.  April holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Master’s degree in Special Education, Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies from the RAD, and completed postgraduate study in mental health counseling.  As an instructor April loves empowering people to discover their own strength and growth through consistent practice, and is passionate about making yoga accessible for all. April teaches private and group lessons in vinyasa, aerial, kids, restorative, yin, and SUP yoga. 

Julie Incremona

E-RYT 200, Aerial Certified, YACEP
Julie Incremona Ludlow discovered and fell in love with yoga over 19 years ago and was immediately drawn to the benefits of both the physical and mental health aspect of the practice. She continued with her passion and completed her 200 Hour Yoga Alliance certification. Julie‘s main objective is to help people on their journey by teaching a gentle style that will strengthen the mind and body and cultivate a sense of peace, balance and mindfulness that students can carry with them on and off the mat. 

Miranda Mitchell

Miranda received her first 200 hr. Yoga Alliance YTT in 2014 with Ally Ford Yoga and has consistently continued her education through various teacher training’s and workshops. She has certifications with Krista Shirley (Ashtanga), High Vibe Livn with Jessica Mihm (Progressive Ashtanga),David Kyle (Progressive Ashtanga), . and is currently going through The Lotus Pond 300 hr. program.
The practice that she loves to teach and practice the most is Ashtanga and Progressive Ashtanga(Rocket). Miranda believes in being grounded in the tradition of yoga, but also having the opportunity of play and freedom in the practice.

“I have learned through my personal yoga practices (physical practice, breath work and meditation) that we can absolutely change the direction of our lives by slowing down a little and making the time for ourselves.”

Karma Hurworth 

I had some experience with Vinyasa flow and Iyangar yoga, but didn’t get serious about it until 3 years ago. 
Years of extreme sports and just plain aging had taken a toll on my body. I could barely bend my knees, my shoulders and back were in constant pain, and I was getting weekly migraines. A friend convinced me to go to one of Mel’s beach yoga classes. I hated it. Everything hurt, even the resting positions. I kept thinking what am I doing here and I’m not coming back. I got home and realized my shoulders felt better. I made up my mind to give it a chance and keep trying, no matter how uncomfortable it was. After a few weeks, I could bend my knees, the chronic back and shoulder pain was gone and the amount of migraines I was getting had reduced. In addition to the beach classes, I started taking more studio classes from Mel and added aerial and Lyra to the mix. I was hooked. Yoga changed my life enough that I wanted to help others, so in 2020, I became an RYT 200 instructor under Mel’s training. My teaching interests include Yin, Vinyasa, aerial and Lyra. I am a mom to six cats and in addition to yoga, I enjoy volunteering at Big Cat Rescue, skating with Tampa Roller Derby, reading and hanging out with friends. I would like to teach my students that age and perceived physical limitations are not a barrier to achieving your fitness goals. If you set your mind to it, keep working and don’t give up, you can do anything!

Kim Denhamn

E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP, Birth Doula

Kim has over 18 years of yoga experience. Kim has certifications in Power Yoga, Pre-Natal Yoga, Hot Yoga & a 300 Hour Yoga certification. She formerly trained at the University of South Florida in classical ballet and modern dance,  graduating with a degree in International Studies and a minor in dance.  Her passion for  creative movement drives her to continually discover innovative ways to share yoga with her students in an inclusive environment. As a curious student of yoga, Kim is diligent to keep learning from her mentors, peers, and students.  Kim’s classes are accessible to all levels while offering a fun, yet challenging experience with an emphasis on safe body alignment and effective breath awareness. When off her mat she is mom to 4 kids, wife and a birth Doula.

Meghan

 
Megan is a Tampa Bay native who committed to a regular yoga and aerial practice 2 years ago and immediately found a second home on the mat. She quickly discovered the various mind and body benefits of yoga and fell in love with the sense of strength, surrender, adventure, and community that accompanied yoga and aerial.
Megan completed her 200 RYT with Melodie Lee at Muddy Mantra in 2021.
Megan also holds a Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Counselor Education and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
Megan is passionate about promoting wellness and empowering others to recognize their strength and let go of self-doubt.
As an instructor, Megan strives to create a playful, empowering, and nonjudgmental environment with classes that are fun and challenging yet accessible to yogis of all levels, body types and ages.

Sara Biesiedzinski

 

Sara Biesiedzinski is a spunky and compassionate yogi in love with her Yoga journey. She has certifications in Pilaties, Mat & apparatuses, with Balanced Body and in September of 2020 she completed her 200 RYT with Melodie Lee at Muddy Mantra. After years of  many sports and hobbies, ranging from soccer and gymnastics to ice skating, she has found Yoga and works to foster a fear free space where everyone feels empowered to reach their own personal goals. Fully believing “If you can dream it, you can do it” Sara works to create classes for any body, any mind, and any soul. Currently working in the corporate world Sara knows just how important regular “5 minute” stretches and mindful moments are and together we will work at building your yogi toolbox to find balance wherever you are.

 
 
 

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