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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.

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.

Anna Withrow

I am very blessed to have studied with extraordinary teachers and enjoy sharing the dynamic, living tradition of yoga with my students, as I grow into it in my own practice. My approach to yoga is fun, encouraging, and exploratory. I love to combine the spontaneity and intuitive feeling of moving with the breath with the integrity and deep self-knowledge that arises from an alignment-focused practice. Integrating elements of yoga philosophy and practical wisdom, ultimately I hope to guide students in a practice that leads to remembering that we are more than our physical bodies and that we are perfect as we are. If you are present and breathing, I can’t help but think you’re totally amazing, no matter what shape your body is making. I am honored by each student who practices with me and recognize you as my greatest teachers.


Katie Chisum

I maintained a keen interest in yoga all throughout my teenage years, and attended my first class when I was 15 years old. In that time, I found a quote that read “yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter your flame.” This bit of knowledge has grown more and more true to my life. Since the day of my first class, as I grow, my practice is alongside me always; a guiding light of awareness that takes me closer and closer to my truest self. This awareness has illuminated and transformed my life, helping me to find balance and stillness in the most tumultuous of times. To help others ignite their own flames and embark on their own journeys of self discovery is my greatest passion. I consider it a great honor to share the gift of yoga.

Karina Wong

My yoga journey started back in 2013 when I began to practice at home using DVDs from the public library. It wasn't until I stepped into a yoga studio for the first time that I really fell in love with the practice. I loved the sense of community, acceptance, and support that I immediately felt. I was able to experience what yoga is all about, and every since then I have been hooked.
As a teacher, my goal is to share with students all the great benefits the practice of yoga brings to the physical body and the mind.
My teaching philosophy is very simple, if you have a heartbeat then you can do yoga! In my classes students will explore and become familiar with the connection the breath has with the body and the mind. I am here to guide and empower my students and let yoga work its magic. Can't wait to see you on the mat!!
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:

  • Tue Dec 18 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sue Persia
  • Wed Dec 19 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Chip Withrow
  • Thu Dec 20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sue Persia
  • Fri Dec 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Anna Withrow
  • Wed Dec 26 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Chip Withrow
  • Thu Dec 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sue Persia
  • Fri Dec 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Anna Withrow
  • Wed Jan 02 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Chip Withrow
  • Thu Jan 03 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Katie Chisum
  • Fri Jan 04 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Anna Withrow
  • Mon Jan 07 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Karina Wong
  • Tue Jan 08 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sue Persia
  • Wed Jan 09 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Chip Withrow
  • Thu Jan 10 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sue Persia
  • Fri Jan 11 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Anna Withrow
  • Mon Jan 14 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Karina Wong