Muddy Mantra Instructors
Muddy Mantra Instructors
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 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 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.
E-RYT 200, Aerial Certified, YACEPJulie 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 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.”
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.
I’m a proud Clearwater, Florida native, USF Alumni, and mom.
Outside of yoga, my passions in life include dance, running, barre, attending concerts, and photography. My yoga story began shortly after the birth of my first born in 2008. I suffered from severe postpartum depression and so I decided to start taking yoga classes at the local studio near my house since a friend of mine said “it would help”. To say yoga saved me, is a heartfelt, true statement. Since the thought of becoming yoga teacher had been calling my name for years, I began my education in 2019 and in the beginning of 2020, I completed my RYT 200 at Kodawari Studios in Tampa. My hope is to give students a chance to release physical, mental, and emotional constraints on their mats, and to take that renewed spirit back out to the world.
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.
Margie Brown has been practicing yoga since 2004. After thousands of hours on her mat she felt the calling to teach. She gained her first. 200-hour RYT in 2011 with Wendy O’Lenic. In 2020 she gained an addition 200-hour teaching certification with Missy White. She is currently working toward completing her 500-hour RYT with Missy White at Studio 108.
She is passionate about her work as an RN. She has had the opportunity to work with many different patient populations. As in her nursing, she is truly passionate about yoga. Both allow her to help others with physical and emotional healing. She sought out yoga after many years of chronic back pain as a way to relieve stress and the toll that nursing had taken on her body. “Yoga changed my body and my brain”. She adamantly believes that “The time we spend on our mats changes who we are off the mat. We may not solve the problems of the world in that 60 minutes, but we step off the mat calmer, and with more clarity and perspective for what is really important in our lives (and what’s not).” Margie enjoys a creative flow which allows for modifications for the novice seeking to find the yoga path as well as the advanced yogi.
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