Yoga Instructors


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Stephanie Testa  - Founder and Owner    

Stephanie Testa was raised in Long Island, NY and lived most recently in Louisville, KY before moving to Cocoa Beach in 2013.  She holds a B.S. degree in Health Science, a M.A. degree in Healthcare Leadership and has over twenty years of professional experience in the medical and education fields. She has served as the Director of Surgical Technology for two universities in the last 7 years.

Her graduate research in healthy living integrated  the practice of yoga for healthcare workers, which inspired her passion for yoga many years ago as she saw how it could help health care workers find balance in their lives.

Stephanie is  certified in Warm Vinyasa Yoga by Besty’s Hot Yoga studio in Louisville, KY  and Power Yoga by Bryan Kest. Her passion began in 1998  under Betsy Jones Hot Yoga Louisville.  As her yoga practice grew, her passion for healthy living and a balanced life grew as well, which lead her to the study of Ayurvedic medicine. Stephanie recently earned her Certification of 1500 hours as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle consultant and Practitioner from the International University of  Yoga and Ayurvedia.

The Integration of Yoga with Ayurvedic Medicine is a union of mind, body and soul.  Stephanie’s mission   to help people live a balanced life inspired her to open Infinity Yoga and Wellness. 


Yumi Ishizuka

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Yumi Ishizuka is originally from Japan.  She was certified in the Bikram Method of Yoga in 2006. Yumi taught in Japan for two years before moving to Florida in 2009. Before joining Infinity Yoga and Wellness, Yumi taught the Bikram Method of Yoga at several studios in Central Florida and Miami.

“Practicing yoga gives me awareness of my body and mind. It also gives me strength, flexibility, and balance, which also helps with surfing, which I started since I moved to Cocoa Beach. I am honored to be able to share the experience and knowledge I have gained from many teachers and students. Have no judgment or expectation to yourself and always have your mind open. Enjoy every moment.”



Martha Carlson

Martha has been practicing yoga for the 13 years. Coming to Yoga after the birth of her first child as a way to begin moving again, she soon realized that the practice of yoga did more than just exercise the body. It was Yoga that found her and the love affair began. She received her teaching certification in 2013 through Devanadi School of Yoga and Wellness in Minneapolis, MN, merging the sacred rivers of Yoga, Ayurveda, Tantra and Energy Medicine. Martha believes that “every body is a Yoga body”, she strives to meet everyone where they are on their own mat and in their own practice. Born and raised in Minnesota, with some time spent living and traveling abroad, she moved to Cocoa Beach in July 2015 and is happily adjusting to life at the beach! 

 

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Stephanie Zuaro

Stephanie Zuaro has over 15 years of experience in yoga as a student . Initially, she began doing yoga as a way to relieve stress and combat an auto-immune disease. Experiencing the benefits of yoga for herself, Stephanie became a certified hot hatha yoga teacher in 2003, completing over 200 hours in the Barkan Method.  She has studied under Sri Dharma Mittra, Bikram Choudhury, Rajashree Choudhury and David Life. Most recently she completed 40 hours of intensive training in Power Yoga with Bryan Kest.  Not only is she interested in the outer forms of yoga, but in the inner revolution that yoga can offer. Throughout her professional life, Stephanie's focus has been on helping people to improve their lives.  She holds a B.S. degree in Home Economics and a M.S. degree in Health Education.  A Brevard resident since 1997, mostly living here in Cocoa Beach, Stephanie is excited to join Infinity Yoga and Wellness where she can work with new and experienced yoga students on their journey to experience the many benefits yoga has to offer. 


Denise Baylor

Denise is a certified SUP yoga teacher and she shares  her love of the water and yoga in her amazing Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga. She has a master's in Education and has been a first grade teacher in Ashville,  North Carolina. If you are looking to try an new adventure in Yoga join Denise in her Stand UP Paddle Board yoga classes.

 

 

 


Stephanie Sisler

Stephanie is a certified classroom teacher and children's book author. She holds a MA in education and a BA in interrelated special / exceptional education. She is certified through Yoga Calm's acclaimed Youth Instructor Certification Program.


Jenn Valentine

Jenn has been a student of yoga for many years. Originally drawn to the physical challenge yoga presented, the mind/body connection kept her coming back. For her, yoga was a way to heal emotional wounds, cope with stress, gain balance, and of course, become empowered! She’s influenced by energetic vinyasa flows and the powerful sequences of Ashtanga yoga. Every chaturanga counts! Jenn teaches a physical, upbeat practice, filled with smiles, that is accessible for all levels. Jenn relocated beachside from Iowa in November 2015 with her husband, three lovely children/dragons and her cat. She considers herself truly blessed. Namastizzle:)