studio owner, yoga teacher & musician
Jonita is a 200 ryt and is registered with Yoga Alliance. She did her training at New World Wellness with Craig Costello and Nicole Georgi-Costello. Jonita's specialty is the healing power of music and enjoys playing her violin during and at the end of her yoga class. She also teaches children's yoga and Suzuki violin, is a professional musician at Disney and other area locations, and runs a successful music production company in the Orlando area.
Jonita hopes to inspire young people to take care of their bodies and minds through self awareness and stress relieving tools that yoga provides. She also plans to bring lots of fun musical activities and performances to Happy Place Yoga & Music for the community to enjoy!
I am a mother of 3 sons and a wife of 25+yrs. Born and raised in New York City, I was always fascinated by the way people sped through their days barely noticing the beauty around them. I’ve always looked at the world differently, finding beauty in places and things where others would just pass on by. Constantly seeing others in need, I hoped that someday I would be able to impact others lives for the better. I found my answer when I walked into my first yoga class, in my mid 40s, and it changed my life.
Since then, under the guidance and teaching of some amazing instructors (to whom I am eternally grateful), my passion and practice has evolved. Meditation and yoga have brought peace and balance into my life. My heart and my eyes will forever be open to new possibilities.
I began teaching Hatha yoga in 2019 after becoming an RYT200 through New World Wellness in Florida. I am also certified in Yoga Nidra. I am on the path to further my teachings of yoga and meditation.
My passion is to help others and share my teachings with the world.
Nancy Abdallah is a retired art teacher and registered 200 hour yoga teacher who did her training at New World Wellness. Nancy has lived and worked in Kissimmee for 26 years and is a favorite student and teacher at the studio. Nancy has always followed her dreams and previously lived in California and Germany.
Nancy teaches Hatha style yoga, chair yoga, and is also trained in Yoga Nidra. She is also a certified Reiki II practitioner. Nancy also teaches a specialty class called "Mandalas and Chakra Art" with Yoga Nidra that brings out the inner artist in us all.
Hello, my name is Allison— I’m forever a student of life, a teacher, a dreamer, a human-being, a lover of all things living, a healing healer, a mother, a partner, a friend, a tree hugging nature lover, a born and raised Floridian, an adventurer, a traveler, a wanderer, a music lover, a star gazing moon child, a photographer, a 200hr registered yoga instructor, I’m currently enrolled in a clinical herbalists certificate program and a former hair stylist.
About 10 yrs. ago I came across my first yoga class and I’ve never been the same since. So, I decided in 2015 that I wanted to embark on the journey to receive my 200hr yoga teacher training certification with Craig and Nicole Costello. Making that decision was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for myself. Yoga has taught so many things, but most importantly to love every bit of my-self. I’m so incredibly thankful for this beautiful, magical practice and where it has brought me, and what it has taught me- yoga is the answer, y’all! Hope to see you on your mat!
Lydia L Gilmore,
RYT has been a Certified Yoga Instructor since 2013, successfully completing two 200 hour YTT programs, in the styles of Vinyasa and Hatha.
Lydia has over 500 hours of yoga teaching experience, currently providing instruction at New World Wellness, Kissimmee. She also substitute teaches for St. Cloud Yoga, and has provided weekly yoga classes at her church. She is an approved yoga instructor contractor with METFitness, who provides fitness instruction in private communities and local resorts in the Central Florida area. Lydia also provides faculty and teacher yoga instruction as a contractor for the Osceola County Schools Wellness Program.
Retiring in 2014 from a long and successful career in property management, Lydia started a management consulting business, Creative Client Connections, Inc., in 2014. Her previous credentials as Vice President, Property Management enable her to assist businesses of every size and scope.
Married since 1996 to Rob Sport, and a regular volunteer at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lydia also supports local animal rescue groups. She and Rob enjoy their 13 year old rescue dog, King, and live in Kissimmee.
Victoria is a central Florida based yoga instructor, trained in Hatha yoga, Vinyasa, Buti, SUP, meditation, and pranayama. She specialize in creating flows to match breath work as well as always having an upbeat music. Victoria came to the practice of yoga after stepping away from a career as a dancer and hoping to regain strength again. After months of yoga practice, she started to notice a change physically as well as emotionally, from that point It was a natural progression to become a yoga teacher and expand her knowledge. Victoria has trained in Tampa, Orlando, Colorado, and California.
Mariam's love for yoga and meditation began as a child. She is a fan of martial arts, Taoist philosophy, and Eastern medicine. Mariam received her 200 hour RYT at Inspirit Yoga Center in Orlando, Florida.
Mariam believes yoga is more than just asanas and focuses on the mind, body, soul connection. She likes to teach Yin, Vinyasa Flow, Chair Yoga, and Power Flow.
Barbara is a yoga teacher, massage therapist, certified doula, and mother of three. She discovered the healing of yoga in 2010 after suffering an illness. She believes yoga is a lifelong journey. Barbara enjoys helping others through her knowledge and loves seeing how practicing yoga transforms lives, with effects on and off the mat. In her classes she focuses on breath, healing movements, self massage, and each student discovering their own safe, sacred space for their personal journey to enlightenment and healing.