Jai Dee Yoga Family
Jai Dee Yoga
Dedication. Expertise. Passion. Love.
At Jai Dee Yoga & Wellness, it's our mission to help people feel better in their bodies right now. Not when they've lost 15 pounds or when they have less on their plates or when their arthritis stops flaring up. We teach people how to gently increase mobility, develop flexibility, and cultivate a sense of balance while providing modifications to adapt the yoga practice to their unique needs.
Our community of yogis has developed organically since Danielle purchased the studio and reopened in June of 2020—in the middle of a global pandemic. We welcome everyone—all sizes, shapes, genders, all ages, all levels of ability—all people to find the yoga practice their body needs.
Owner & Instructor
Danielle Sweet E-RYT 200
Sharing the benefits of yoga is a passion of Danielle's, so when the opportunity to buy Jai Dee Yoga & Wellness knocked in the middle of a global pandemic, she answered the door.
Making yoga accessible to people at all levels is at the heart of her practice. By connecting the breath to the body through asana, Danielle fosters a space where every level of student can explore their mind, body, and spirit in the present moment.
Maxi has been teaching yoga and sound therapy for the last five years.
She has a true passion for bringing light and positivity to others in an effort to help them rediscover their own inner light.
Her classes are soulful and therapeutic. Whether it’s a yoga class or sound therapy, you will leave feeling enlightened and MAYBE closer to finding your own light.
Maxi is especially interested in tapping into the subconscious mind.
Meditation, deep breathing, and slowing the racing mind will always be a staple during her classes.
When she isn’t on the mat, Maxi is a Wellness Coordinator and is also busy caring for her two beautiful children.
You can find her in an open field, book in hand, while watching her children play and cherishing the bliss of her family in the moment.
My name is Keri, and as a former gymnast and volleyball player, I discovered yoga in a time when I needed to deepen my internal connection and listen to my body’s sensations. My goal as a guide is to heal the mind, body & spirit; I encourage my students to embrace all facets of their feelings & discover peace in the most difficult situations.
I am currently studying psychology at the University of South Florida & love to weave my knowledge of the mind and behavior into my classes, for a full mind-body transformation. I enjoy art, music, and surrounding myself in nature, whether that be swimming in the ocean, or hiking. I look forward to being a part of your own personal healing journey, as I continue on mine.
Hannah's yoga journey started in 2015 and she became a certified Yoga Teacher in 2016 at the Center for Healing Therapies in Waterford, CT.
Hannah found yoga while seeking personal transformation, connection, and whole-body health. She had spent most of her life suffering from chronic pain and wanted to find natural, alternative ways to manage her health. Yoga not only provided her with consistent relief but also sparked her first spiritual awakening.
With this new found awareness, love, and passion, Hannah shared what she had learned through her yoga teaching. She traveled all over the United States before landing in Florida where she went on to become a certified Reiki Master and Sound Healer. She is continuing her studies in Ayurveda, Yoga for Mental Health, Moonology, Holistic Health, and more.
Hannah loves to teach restorative and gentle movement with the healing frequencies of sound and meditation. She loves to guide her students inward to connect deeply within themselves and activate deep cellular healing. Hannah believes that yoga is truly for "every body" and loves holding space for her students to really be present and nourish themselves. She also offers one-on-one healing sessions that can include, but are not limited to reiki, sound healing, and meditation.
Francesca got her RYT-200 certification from Kodawari Studios in Tampa, FL where she got exposure in Power, Vinyāsa, Yin, and Restorative practices. She’s been practicing yoga for over 10 years and loves making yoga accessible and welcoming to people of all shapes and sizes. She likes to focus on longer holds and utilizing props allowing practitioners to focus on their alignment and breath. Her practices are slow, intentional and meditative.
Ever since stumbling across her first yoga class in 2006, Caroline has believed in the healing powers of yoga.
Caroline strives to create a welcoming atmosphere in her classes by focusing on self-love, acceptance of what is, and body awareness.
Caroline is passionate about making yoga and self-care accessible to all people. She has taught in a variety of settings including yoga studios, public schools, parks, and rehabilitation and detention centers.
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Florence’s “slow flow” style is a mix between vinyasa and hatha yoga; she enjoys the challenge of staying in a posture and really exploring the effects of that posture on the body and mind.
She truly believes yoga should be accessible to everyone, which is why she chose to pursue an education in chair yoga and restorative yoga, under the leadership of Hanaq Prana Yoga’s founder, Lorena Saavedra Smith.
Florence is also a certified reiki master and is eager to explore opportunities to couple the transformative powers of reiki and yoga.
Andrea fell in love with yoga in college when she started practicing as just a way to exercise. She had no idea it would have such a positive impact on her life.
Andrea's practice has continued to evolve over the years and in 2015 she completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training at Half Moon Yoga in Medina, OH.
Andrea enjoys leading a variety of styles and levels and loves learning new things from fellow teachers and practitioners. Andrea is from Pittsburg, PA and is brand new to Florida.
German born, with terminal degrees in two arenas, he is a graduate of Sattva Yoga teacher training (200 RYT), his curiosity with yoga began in 2010. In what started out as a way to increase his university soccer team's flexibility, yoga began to resonate more and more with him, physically and philosophically. He has taught previously at Sattva Yoga, Trinity Yoga and, since the start of the pandemic, online.
Thomas is committed to being thoughtful of all that join him for movements on the mat. It is his intention to offer a space that is inviting during your time together. Breathe, move, breathe, stillness.
'A Journey of 1000 miles big a with a single step’
Kj loves a journey and a process. And yoga gives EXACTLY that! KJ found yoga over a decade ago and has been exploring the journey ever since. Along the way finding that the breath is more powerful then our bones and that the present moment is where our REAL power lies.
KJ loves to share the energy and strength of powerful vinyasa, while leaving room to explore variations and modifications. In her class, you will find a blend of traditional Ashtanga Yoga mixed with non-traditional flows, with a heavy focus on mobility that can be applied to everyday movements.
In KJ's words; "I want each person who steps on the mat to realize that every shape their body makes is already perfect."
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Looking for relief from back pain, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome, Maiximina " Maxy" Barrios, attended her first yoga class and fell in love. Not only did she throw out all prescription pills for pain management, Maxy overcame depression, mental illness and past traumas.
The healing that yoga brought to her life inspired her to share this with others and, also, to realize her childhood dream of being a teacher.
By becoming a yoga teacher, Maxy is living her life's purpose to bring healing to the collective by combining the trifecta of mind, body, and spirit through yoga.
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Susan first found yoga while completing her clinical rotations as a dental hygiene student. Every morning before seeing patients, her teacher would lead a ten minute practice to help balance the day. It was then when Susan realized that yoga should be a daily essential practice. As her hygiene career kept growing, so did her practice.
Susie completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2017. She’s taught in various yoga studios and residential buildings around the DC metropolitan area. She recently returned to her home state of Florida and is excited to use yoga as a way to immerse herself in her new community.
Susan creates a comfortable space for her students to explore within themselves no matter what level of yoga they’re coming from. She’s currently enrolled with Authentic Movements and looking forward to completing her 500 hour yoga certification.
"It doesn't matter who you are, yoga will make you a better person."
Gigi Jennewein took her first yoga class in 1999. It was then she realized that the body relaxing and warm-up work she had been practicing for years prior as a theatre artist and professor was mostly yoga based. That discovery set in motion a dedicated study and practice that continues to this day.
Gigi is a Professor Emerita of Communication and Theatre at DePauw University in Indiana. While she continues to maintain a professional acting and directing career in Indiana, she recently embarked on the journey of testing out Tampa - specifically Seminole Heights - as her second home and base for theatre work locally. Tampa isn't new to her, however; she was raised here and has numerous extended family members in the area.
Gigi's training began with Yogaville co-founder Lakshmi Fjord, and continued with Iyengar-trained teacher Nancy Butler. She received her 200 hour certification in 2017 from Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and continues to study with this organization founded 35 years ago in the Kripalu tradition.