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Posted by ashley June 14, 2016


Nothing compares to Savasana after a delicious yoga flow, breathing in fresh salty air, feeling the sun on your skin, and hearing gentle waves lapping at your board. Open to all levels, Vanessa will teach you the basics of SUP and also guide you through a peaceful, yet challenging yoga practice in the calm waters off Picnic Island Beach. Your body and mind will find bliss in the serenity of nature.

Unsure about SUP yoga? Don’t be.

If you can balance on one foot, you can paddle. If you can breathe, you can do yoga. Our classes are accessible to all levels, offering modifications to add ease or challenge to each pose. We welcome everyone, from the first time yogi or paddler to the most adventurous inversion junkies!

What to expect in a SUP Yoga class:

Come ready to have a great time and get wet! We begin class with an introduction to stand up paddle boarding on the beach. You will learn how to paddle, turn, get up and down, and what to do if you fall! We will help you launch, and then head out for a short paddle to warm up the body before anchoring down and moving through a mellow yoga flow on the boards. We explore sun salutations, steady poses, and even inversions for the adventurous! The class concludes with a deep relaxation on the water, with the sound of waves lapping at your board.
Posted by ashley June 8, 2016

Upcoming Retreat

Costa Rican Yoga Adventure

September 23rd- 29th

Pura Vida! We invite you to live the “Pure Life” during your stay at Ser La Luz, and enjoy your journey of inner exploration and outward adventure!
Ser La Luz is truly an exotic place, perched on a ridge line on the western edge of Costa Rica’s Central Valley at about 4700 feet above sea level. The weather is spring-like most of the year with temperatures ranging from 80-84º in the day to 62-65º in the evenings with usually no or very little detectible humidity. While the resort is in a more rural area, it is a short distance from the city life in Grecia, natural waterfalls, and some of the most beautiful beaches.
d7d1db45-d5de-4cac-b3f5-47d7606498d6It is a “boutique” facility that limits the size of visiting groups. You will feel at home at Ser La Luz, because it is Ed and Michael’s home and they will treat you like our old friends and family!
Yoga Room- Sleeps 2 – $2,200 ($1,100 per person)
New Room- Sleeps 2 – $2,400 ($1,200 per person)
Bunk Room- Sleeps 4 – $4,000 ($1,000 per person)
Honeymoon Suite – Sleeps 2  – $3,000 ($1,500 per person)
What’s Included:
  • Accommodations
  • Organic, Raw Meals by Pura Vida
  • Daily yoga classes with Dasha Prikhodko
  • Excursion to the Poas Volcano and Waterfalls
  • Transfers to and from the airport (on arrival and departure days only)


What’s Not Included:
  • Flights to Juan Santamaria (SJO) International Airport
  • Optional excursions
  • Alcohol
  • Items of a Personal Nature/Souvenirs
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance


Meet the Staff:

Owners, Ed Tucker & Michael CarboneYogaDudesButterfly

Ed and Michael have both been practicing yoga and other healing modalities for decades!

Ed completed his yoga teacher certification in 2004 with Sherri Baptiste, who along with her more widely known brother, Baron, is part of the yoga legend Baptiste family. Ed was a popular instructor at many facilities in the San Francisco area, and Sherri Baptiste’s first choice to sub her classes before he moved to Tampa Bay. In the Tampa area, he taught classes for the Yoga Loft and was a contributing teacher to their Yoga Teacher Training program. In addition, Ed also earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Financial Planning followed by advanced certifications in Movement Education and Massage Therapy.

Rev. Michael Carbone, RMT, YTT200 – Rev. Michael has been on a lifelong journey exploring the unknown. A Professional Psychic Medium since 1986, Michael received the call to become an ordained non-denominational minister in 2002. In 2008, he received divine inspiration to write and publish his first book, Humanity’s Great Spiritual Awakening…Are You Ready? Rev. Michael studied many different healing and cleansing modalities, and his training in Reiki Energy Healing helped Michael learn to channel his own natural healing abilities, and he earned certifications as a Reiki Master Teacher.  In 2015, Rev. Michael trained to become a Certified Yoga Instructor at the Yoga Loft Tampa.

Together, Ed and Micheal sold everything they owned and moved to the mountains of central Costa Rica where they Co-Founded “Ser La Luz San Isidro” which translates to “Be The Light San Isidro.” The center is in a breathtaking setting, and focuses on yoga, nutrition, and healing as well as spirituality.

Lead Yoga Instructor, Dasha Prikhodko

2015-08-07 21.40.21When asked how her yoga journey started Dasha answers, “Yoga found me right when I needed it the most!” Traveling, living in Europe, and getting a Master’s degree in linguistics and sports background, eventually led Dasha to Florida where she discovered the magic of yoga that filled her heart and mind with love. She got her 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification from Yoga Loft Tampa, not only to be able to share her love for yoga with others, but also to have a deeper understanding of the spiritual aspects and roots of the practice. Dasha is privileged to be able to teach. She enjoys leading people through their yoga practice, seeing how they sink deeper into every pose, and melt into their mats under her guidance. She encourages her students to build heat in their bodies and discover muscles that they didn’t even know existed. She is delighted to watch her students listen to her voice and smile in appreciation. She assists her students as they navigate through meditation and connect with their inner self! In her classes, Dasha breaks down the practice to accommodate students of any level, beginners through advanced. She encourages everyone to ignite the light within themselves and spread that light through the practice of yoga.

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Kela Rothrock and Travis Young started this business together due to their love for food and passion for health. Pura Vida, meaning Pure Life, is something that they feel this world needs a little more of. What better way to be pure then to nourish the body from the inside out. With their menu you will experience a variety of 100% organic raw, plant-based meals that have been prepared with flavor and love. Their aspirations are that people taste the food and get inspired to learn more about eating a plant-based diet, in hopes to start experimenting in the kitchen themselves. In addition to C0-founding Pura Vida, Kela is a Certified Yoga Instructor receiving her training at the Yoga Loft Tampa. 

Click here to sign up for the Costa Rican Yoga Adventure! 

Posted by ashley May 25, 2016

Are you dreaming of becoming a yoga instructor? Now is your chance! The Yoga Loft’s next 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program begins this September, 2016. Don’t miss this chance to make your dreams a reality. The Yoga Loft has conducted ten teacher training programs since 2011 and certified over 150 instructors in the Tampa Bay Area!

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Posted by ashley May 22, 2016

Memorial Day
Yoga Loft Tampa will Join Tara Laval on Memorial Day at 9:30AM for a 75-minute Open Flow. Start your day with a fun and vibrant flow focusing on compassion and gratitude. This workshop is suitable for all levels.
Investment: $15
Posted by ashley

Ashtanga Primary Series Workshop

Sunday, May 29th from 1:30-3:30PM

Led by Sara Perez

Join Sara 301690_1944404658446_1731707_nPerez as she leads you through a step-by-step approach to Ashtanga’s Primary series. What is Ashtanga?
Ashtanga Yoga is a traditional, lineage-based yoga practice first introduced to the west by Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Today it is the most common yoga practice around the world. Ashtanga Yoga consists of six series of poses that builds in terms flexibility and strength as you progress through the series.
Ashtanga’s Primary Series is the first series of poses that are always taught in a specific sequential order. You can practice the series on your own, as well as in a Mysore style class. This workshop is designed to introduce the series to beginners, as well as challenge the more advanced students. It will give you the knowledge to begin an at home practice or deepen your current practice.
Investment: $35
Posted by ashley February 26, 2016

yogaloftacroyoga (1)Sign up now on MindBody to reserve your spot in the Acroyoga Workshop…



Posted by ashley December 22, 2015

Have you already earned your 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification & want to improve your teaching skills? Well here is your chance. Join us in March for the Advanced 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program and become a 500 Hour Certified Yoga Instructor. Even if you only wanted to deepen your teaching and practice, this is an opportunity of a lifetime!
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Posted by ashley December 10, 2015

Free the Hips & Spine TriYoga® Workshop with Maggie Batt
Sunday, February 28th 2:00pm-4:00pm
Maggie2When our hips are tight, we stop the energy flow within the body. This may result in physical symptoms such as back, hip, leg and foot pain or feminine and intestinal difficulties. This workshop will focus on basic to intermediate postures to enhance, open purge and eventually free those hips. Then, we move the energy up the spine with flows that enable juicy joints and general well-being. We will be using the wall and props for support while cultivating a deep, complete breath for inner connection. Deep nidra (yogic sleep) follows. All levels will benefit.

Investment: $30

Posted by ashley November 24, 2015

Back to Basics with Allyson Diljohn

January 2nd from 2-4PM

Novice yogi looking for an in depth understanding of basics? Perhaps you’re an experienced practitioner hoping for a refresher course in the foundational asanas? If either description fits you or if you seek a deeper exploration of your yoga practice, this workshop is for you. Intertwining a detailed breakdown of postures with distinct flows, this session will allow participants to develop both an appreciation of individual asanas and develop an understanding of the interconnectedness of them.
Prana. Asana. Yoga. Come discover what they mean for you.
Cost: $30
Posted by ashley November 16, 2015

Now Accepting Applications for March 2016

Yoga Teacher Training

YTT_Mar_2016 Many of you have been asking when the Yoga Loft would be offering the next Yoga Teacher Training program. Well the dates are finally set! Your chance to register for our Yoga Alliance Approved 200 hour YTT is here.

YTT Dates

March   18, 19, 20 & 25, 26, 27

April          8, 9, 10 & 22, 23, 24

May             6, 7, 8 & 20, 21, 22

June            3, 4, 5 & 17, 18, 19

July              1, 2, 3 & 15, 16, 17  &  29, 30, 31

August         5, 6, 7 (Graduation)

This program requires a 200-hour commitment in order to be recognized by Yoga Alliance and the training will take place every other weekend for a 6 month duration. Each weekend, class will meet at the following times:

  • Friday, 7-9PM @ Yoga Loft
  • Saturday, 9AM-6PM @ Ybor City Museum
  • Sunday, 1PM-6PM @ Yoga Loft

Each weekend will consist of 15 hours of training, working towards the total of 200.  Every session is mandatory to achieve the certificate of completion.  Absences/Makeup Hours will need to be made up with one of our primary yoga instructors or otherwise approved and are subject to additional fees.  (additional workshops & private sessions)

The investment for the teacher training program is $2,700 (at Yoga Loft location only).  We are offering this program at such a deep discount because we want only exceptionally trained teachers for the Yoga Loft and have plans for expanding in the coming years.  We warmly welcome you to become a part of the Yoga Loft’s growth and add to our manifestation in progress!

Any questions about payment options, please ask, we will work with you. (Don’t Stress) 🙂

If you are interested, please send a brief paragraph to explaining your interest in the program and what you would like to accomplish by participating.


If your would like to speak with us directly, please contact Tracy Reid (studio manager) at 813-248-9642

or Ashley Thesier (program director) at 757-672-1227