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

Kerri Bell Jordan Registered Yoga Teacher RYT200
Massage Therapist MA 76685Kerri 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 MelansonI 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.

Amber LanierAmber Lanier is a wife, mom and yoga teacher passionate about empowering women to awaken and rise through holistic health, yoga, meditation, and community!!

Over the last 3 years Amber has gone from living a life that felt heavy and unfulfilling as an insurance agent to quitting her job and following her heart to pursue her souls purpose of helping women across the world ditch society norms, take back their life & health, and reach their true potential.

She’s spent the majority of the last 3 years adding free value online to the tens of thousands of women who follow her work, while mentoring hundreds of women about holistic health. She became a yoga teacher to deepen her own spiritual practice, and to spread the awareness of living yoga on and off the mat.

Amber is from the small-town Crystal River, Florida. She loves yoga, paddle boarding (or anything involving the water), travel, and adventuring with her family and friends!

Amber believes wholeheartedly that you should trust your intuition and let your soul lead the way, even if it goes against what the rest of the world tells you to do.

Brenda Wrischnik Brenda’s path to yoga began in the early 80’s while she grew her roots as an ACE/AFAA certified aerobics instructor, fitness instructor trainer, personal trainer and cardiac rehab fitness specialist. Her passion for flowing sequences, alignment, and smooth transitions eventually led her to the mat and to Darling Yoga Studio, where she attended teacher training certification classes. Before moving to Inverness, Florida from Paola, Kansas with her husband Steve and Bud the Cat, Brenda owned her own yoga business and taught mixed level Vinyasa flow classes for a local studio and at Hoot Owl Hill, the glamorous camping bed and breakfast she and her husband owned and operated for six years.

Brenda experiences that a consistent yoga practice brings forth a clear understanding of energy creation and exchange, which makes a joyful path possible for each of us. The energy of sangha, a community of yogis joining together to practice, has transformed her life and those lives she has been fortunate enough to touch. Brenda’s classes involve intentional warming, attention and purpose with mindfulness, and life-giving sequences that can be adjusted to fit almost any level of ability.

Dee Demaster Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200) and Continuing Education Provider (YACEP).

Dee is a Hatha, Chair and Restorative yoga instructor. She received a 300-hour Hatha Yoga Certification from Orbis Yoga Studio in Louisville, Kentucky in 2012, Chair Yoga training in 2013 and Restorative Yoga certification after training with Judith Lasater in Michigan (2016) and with Susan Orrico – Duffy of Orlando, Florida (2018). Dee also had the two years of training with Iyengar Yoga Teacher’s Karin O’Bannon and Lou Hoyt (2012 – 2015).

After 38 years in aviation, Dee now calls the Nature Coast her home. Dee is married to her best friend Scott and is an avid kayaker and glass artist.

Johanna Marsan Johanna had her first taste of Hatha Yoga in 1979, at the age of 5, when she started regularly attending an adult yoga class with her mother in Ocala, Florida. She did every pose faithfully and always fell asleep during Savasana. In that same year, Johanna was taught the Transcendental Meditation Technique for Children.

Johanna is a lifelong meditator and practitioner of yoga, growing up in the rich traditions of Transcendental meditation.

In 2018, Johanna followed her life long dream of becoming a certified yoga teacher. She began her studies at Pose By Pose Yoga school in Lutz, Florida. In 2019, she graduated from the 200 Hour Teacher Training Program and the Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training program.
When not doing Yoga, you can find Johanna playing in the beautiful Florida Springs.

Bridgette Kadunc Bridgette started exploring her Yoga journey in college, it wasn’t until about 11 years later when she really started deepening her practice primarily in Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga, exploring with Chakra’s and Meditation.

While practicing at Inverness Yoga and Wellness Center she received her Chair Yoga Teacher Training Certification in JivaPatha School Of Conscious Yoga, 16 CEC in January 2015. Then later obtained her certification as a Yin Yoga Instructor under Yin Yoga Teacher Training Intensive, 10 Hours Continuing Education in class room instruction of Yin Yoga, November 2015.

As everything happens for a reason, while in Virginia for 2 years with family, Bridgette received her RYT200 Yoga Teacher Training in July 2017.
Honoring and accepting ourselves for who we are, listening to our bodies, learning to be in the moment while finding our breath; are some of what is important in her daily living. Her passion; to help others find their way on their mat, while enjoying the journey.

Sarah Trinler Australian native Sarah Trinler received her first 200hr yoga teacher training From Native Yoga in 2007. Shortly after that she began teaching yoga in Jungles of Southern Costa Rica. Along her tropical spiritual Journey she was introduced to the art of Reiki. She befriended a Reiki Master and became a certified Reiki master herself. If you’re not familiar with Reiki it is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being. In 2010 she decided to expand her knowledge of yoga and traveled to India where she became a 500hr Yoga Alliance International certified Teacher Trainer in Transformational Yoga, a Hatha based sequence of pranayama, mantra and asana.
Her time in India taught her how important yoga off the mat really is, applying an active meditative mind to her daily tasks, which at first was challenging but was absolutely life changing. Sarah returned to Costa Rica where she started her own Yoga Studio and a family.

In 2011 Sarah became a mum to a beautiful healthy baby boy. Motherhood was a great joy to her but was also one of her greatest challenges as she struggled with postpartum depression. She never gave up on her yoga and mediation practice – though the road to recovery was long with loving support from her family and friends she found peace and balance again.
In 2013 the toughest challenge of all arrived in the form of her husband losing his right leg in a near death motorcycle accident. They say you never know how strong you can be until you have to rise to the occasion. Once again all the tools she had learned over the years would become invaluable.

In 2014 the Trinler’s decided to move to St Petersburg, Florida where she began teaching at a few local studios and led donation based classes in parks. Recently the opportunity presented itself to move to what Sarah describes as a true gem of the Sunshine State – Inverness, Citrus County.