Instructors

Lace Blue-McLean
Registered Yoga Instructor
E-RYT200

STUDIO OWNER & DIRECTOR. In 2011 Lace opened the Inverness Yoga & Wellness Center with a mission to provide tools to the community to live a healthy lifestyle. She is Yoga Alliance certified by Wisdom MethodTM School of Yoga and has over two thousand teaching hours, countless continuing education hours and completed multiple specialties including Thai Yoga Massage (Level 1). She is a member of the National Yoga Alliance and the Nature Coast Yoga Teachers Association.

Lace has been sharing her passion as an instructor since 2005. When taking a class with Lace, students can expect motivating, clear and concise instruction with encouragement to be mindful and to have fun reaching towards their personal best. She believes that yoga teaches us to work through challenges calmly, and inspires us to be more grateful, mindful and present.

Lace believes in giving back to the community by serving on the boards of many community organizations, being involved in numerous environmental efforts throughout the county and a member of the Rotary Club of Inverness

Sandy Floyd

I think I’ve always been a yogi at heart, though my practice was a bit on again/off again with large gaps between the on again times, but after losing my corporate job in 2008, I turned once again to yoga.  As my practice broadened, I tried different styles, and fell in love with vinyasa flow. It energizes my body and calms my mind. In 2014, I attended a three week immersion yoga teacher training with Vidya Jacqueline Heisel at Frog Lotus Yoga International in southern Spain and earned my 200 hour certification in vinyasa flow yoga.

I am so grateful to Lace for giving me an opportunity to teach my first class after returning from my training and for keeping me on as a teacher allowing me to share my passion for flow yoga.  I also teach chair yoga at an assisted living facility.  

When I’m not flowing through poses, I spend time reading, dancing, listening to music, and dreaming of faraway places. I also do a little pet/house sitting and have taken care of dogs, cats, ferrets, fish, goats, horses, chickens and a llama.

Kerri Bell Jordan
Registered Yoga Teacher RYT200
Massage Therapist MA 76685

Kerri is a 500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, and Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in Thai Yoga Massage. She is certified in Restorative Yoga, Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra and Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation for Cancer Care. She has advanced training in Asana (yoga postures), Pranayama (yogic breathing techniques), Ayurveda (Indian system for natural healing) and Prenatal. Her classes have an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in the performance of posture and breath control. She encourages questions and curiosity for an interactive class, sharing her knowledge of the physical, energetic and emotional bodies and how to create balance for each.

Barbara Melanson

I teach yoga because I want students to experience the benefits of yoga practice in body, mind, and spirit. I teach Holy Yoga to provide an opportunity for students to use yoga to find and enhance their connection to Christ and His word, both on and off the mat.

My gentle, chair, and level 1 classes are designed to offer an accessible practice to all students, focusing on beginners and students with physical issues. The influences of Gary Kraftsow, Judith H. Lasater, and Baxter Bell are evident as modifications and props are offered to help each student be successful in the class. The intention for each sequence is to provide opportunities for students of all stages of life and physical abilities to connect with their bodies, minds, and spirits in a respectful, caring environment. Using music, props, inspirational intentions, careful and gentle cueing, humor, and creativity help me create a satisfying opportunity for each student to meet his/ her goals for yoga. It is my hope that students take the peace, contentment, and connection they find on their mats out of the studio and into their lives.

Catherine Tardif

Catherine Tardif has been teaching Yoga for thirteen years. Catherine’s practice began in 1999 when the pressures of working in a corporate job led her to Yoga for stress reduction. A year later Catherine became chronically ill with Fibromyalgia, Vertiginous Migraines and Chronic Fatigue. After many Doctor’s and little relief Catherine found Solace in her practice. Yoga helped her heal enough to start to get her life back. Understanding the remarkable transformation was mostly due to Yoga, she realized her dream of sharing the gift with others.

Catherine’s intention is to teach classes the way she would want them. Always striving to provide a personalized experience. She believes everyone should emerge from class feeling nurtured, rejuvenated and challenged.

Catherine enrolled in a Yoga Teacher training in July of 2003 with The Yoga Institute of Houston. Her teachers Lex Gillan, the Swami and Stan Haffner, the Yogi, provided the perfect foundation for her to achieve her goal. Lex studied with Chogyan Trungpa Rinpoche, Ram Dass and Stephen Levine. Stan one of the first students invited to India by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois to learn the Ashtanga Vinyasa Method. Later on Stan became registered in Vini Yoga as taught by the late Desikachar, the son of Krishnamacharya.

In 2006 Janice Clarified certified Catherine in Prenatal Yoga. Janice is world-renowned and sits on the board of Prenatal Yoga Advisory Committee for Yoga Alliance. Many other teachers have influenced Catherine’s teaching including Shiva Rea, founder of Prana Flow Method and Micheline Berry, founder of Liquid Asana. Catherine also worked at Namaste Yoga Studio in Tampa. Adrienne Reed, the owner, created the series Power Yoga Mind and Body on PBS. Adrienne’s teaching has inspired Catherine’s teaching as well.

Catherine is also a Reiki II Practitioner, certified through The Amrit Yoga Institute. Additionally, she is certified level II Thai Yoga Massage from The Florida School of Massage.

Tina Vargo

Tina Vargo is a 200-hour certified Hatha yoga teacher. She has taught a variety of weekly classes at studios in the Citrus County area for the past four years. Her personal yoga practice spans about 20 years, and she’s particularly fond of participating in vinyasa style flow classes and hot yoga sessions. One of her favorite yoga quotes is from the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, as quoted in Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar: Constant practice alone is the secret of success.

Tina is also an avid dressage rider and shows her Dutch Warmblood gelding regularly. She and her husband, Joe, live in Pine Ridge Estates.

Chandler Adams

Chandler started his study of Yoga in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his initial 200 hours Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in 2012 at Nature Yoga Sanctuary under the guidance of Mark Lerro. Since then, Chandler has instructed all levels and ages of individuals. He has traveled, studied and taught all throughout the United States, Mexico and India. His classes focus on breath, alignment and how to enter and exit each posture with a sharper awareness of body and breath. Being able to move with steadiness will allow a deeper connection not only with ourselves, but also with everything we are in relation to. Chandler’s intention is to assist everyone onward and upward through this expansive path of Yoga, for everyone to reach his or her final goal.
OM Shanti Shanti Shanti.