Yoga Lunch Break


This class is taught by:

Sue Persia

It has been just over twenty years since I first stepped into a yoga studio. Since then I have studied with many great teachers, from a variety of yoga styles. They have all shaped, and continue to shape, my experience and practice of yoga and meditation. I believe that breath and alignment are the most transformational aspects of yoga and rely on them for support as I make my way through this amazing life. After relocating to Fort Myers, FL from Philadelphia, PA in 2012, I was in search of a new yoga “home”; I found that home at Yoga Bird. I received my 200-hour yoga teacher certification from Yoga Bird in 2017. Although I consider myself a student first, I am honored and eager to share the dynamic tradition of yoga with others. My biggest source of inspiration is my three-year-old son, who is full of spirit, curiosity, and a playful approach to facing new challenges. May we all be that way on the yoga mat and in life. I am grateful to be a part of the Yoga Bird community and look forward to meeting you in the studio.

Elizabeth Spear

I started practicing yoga in 2010, and it has changed my life in so many ways. I have discovered a place deep inside myself that is always joyful, confident, content and at peace no matter what is happening in my life. It can be hard to hold on to these feelings when life gets crazy, but that is one of the reasons I will always continue to practice yoga. I have my bachelors in the science of health and wellness and have a strong passion for helping others find true health in their body, mind and spirit. Yoga is great for the physical body, but it is so much more. It also helps to create a more calm mind by, little by little, stilling the chaos and distractions .I’m so excited to be able to share my knowledge of yoga with others and possibly help others experience positive life changes as a result.

Chip Withrow

I have been a teacher for 23 years – almost half my life – of everything from driver education to middle school reading to golf to guitar to high school journalism to homeschooling an amazing 12-year-old daughter – and in November 2014 I became a certified yoga instructor.Yoga can be a powerful tool for clearing our path through this world – for being a non-judgmental observer, an active and joyous participant, and a shining light for others. I want to demonstrate that yoga can be practical and accessible, that it can ground you and elevate your senses of wonder and gratitude. My wish is that those who come to my classes feel that they can take their yoga off the mats and into their daily lives. And oh, yeah – let’s have fun in those classes, too! Because yoga has been such an incredible gift for my family, and I am delighted that I get to share that gift.

Give yourself a healthy break half way through the day. Yoga lunch break is a shortened all-levels asana practice. In just45 minutes, you’ll enjoy stretching, moving, and strengthening that will power you up for the rest of the day, without making you so sweaty you can’t go back to the office. Have a little extra time? Stay fifteen more minutes for an extended meditation.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Aug 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Karina Wong
  • Tue Aug 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sue Persia
  • Wed Aug 23 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Elizabeth Spear
  • Thu Aug 24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sue Persia
  • Mon Aug 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sue Persia
  • Tue Aug 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sue Persia
  • Wed Aug 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Chip Withrow
  • Thu Aug 31 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sue Persia
  • Mon Sep 04 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Chip Withrow
  • Tue Sep 05 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sue Persia
  • Wed Sep 06 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Chip Withrow
  • Thu Sep 07 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sue Persia
  • Mon Sep 11 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Chip Withrow
  • Tue Sep 12 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sue Persia
  • Wed Sep 13 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Chip Withrow
  • Thu Sep 14 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sue Persia
  • Mon Sep 18 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Chip Withrow
  • Tue Sep 19 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sue Persia
  • Wed Sep 20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Chip Withrow
  • Thu Sep 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sue Persia