ABOUT Pineapple Yoga Studio

#BEtheChange

Pineapple Yoga Studio is a premier yoga studio, boutique and event space centrally located in historic Burns Court, Sarasota. The studio’s mission is to offer a healing place for Wellness, Community, and Spirituality. Our passion is to bring awareness to important social issues using yoga as a platform.

The studio provides a wide array of yoga and movement classes, teacher training, and workshops & events in a beautifully designed studio and outdoor patio. Our studio is a Yoga Alliance registered school offering RYT200 teacher training, continuing education credits for yoga instructors, massages therapists, and other professionals.

The patio is an inviting space for clients to use with free WiFi and comfortable seating for relaxing and meeting new friends following their yoga practice.

Pineapple Yoga Studio is a healing space for wellness where everyone is welcome. Claudia’s dedication to community service is central to her vision & mission and this is felt in every class and with every instructor. She believes that anyone and any BODY can do yoga. No matter how you feel, Yoga will improve your quality of life, from the inside out.

PYS Welcomes you to be part of our community!

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Pineapple Yoga Studio Instructors + Training Faculty

#YOUareourINSPIRATION

Claudia Baeza is a yoga instructor and the owner of Pineapple Yoga Studio. Her passion for service is at the heart of her practice & her studio. It is this sense of responsibility to the community which inspires her to offer a wide range of yoga classes serving a diverse clientele, from the power Vinyasa yogi to the Restorative yogi. The union of a strong physical body and a balanced emotional self lies at the heart of her practice, allowing for a compassionate healing space to arise for all. She is a Yoga Alliance certified instructor (RYT-200 hr) as well as a Certified Personal Trainer. Before owning a Yoga studio, she was a practicing attorney, professional interactive designer, and adjunct professor at Boston University. She is currently completing her Kripalu RYT 300 certification in the Berkshires, Massachusetts. She launched her studio's teacher training program this Spring (2017) which is steeped in yoga tradition while being applicable to the modern yogi/yogini. She brings her university teaching background as well as her deep passion for learning to the fore in the PYS program which exceeds Yoga Alliance requirements. "I use yoga to illuminate my deepest values by taking responsibility on a corporate level, and as a citizen, to do what I can to help those in need. I truly believe I am living my yoga practice every day with the choices I make."
Claudia Baeza
Claudia Baeza is a yoga instructor and the owner of Pineapple Yoga Studio. Her passion for service is at the heart of her practice & her studio. It is this sense of responsibility to the community which inspires her to offer a wide range of yoga classes serving a diverse clientele, from the power Vinyasa yogi to the Restorative yogi. The union of a strong physical body and a balanced emotional self lies at the heart of her practice, allowing for a compassionate healing space to arise for all. She is a Yoga Alliance certified instructor (RYT-200 hr) as well as a Certified Personal Trainer. Before owning a Yoga studio, she was a practicing attorney, professional interactive designer, and adjunct professor at Boston University. She is currently completing her Kripalu RYT 300 certification in the Berkshires, Massachusetts. She launched her studio's teacher training program this Spring (2017) which is steeped in yoga tradition while being applicable to the modern yogi/yogini. She brings her university teaching background as well as her deep passion for learning to the fore in the PYS program which exceeds Yoga Alliance requirements. "I use yoga to illuminate my deepest values by taking responsibility on a corporate level, and as a citizen, to do what I can to help those in need. I truly believe I am living my yoga practice every day with the choices I make."
Studio Owner + Training Faculty
Sharon Juraszek’s personal practice began over 24 years ago, after a life changing accident. As her practice unraveled, her emotional body released anger, sadness & pain. In 2006 she completed her 200 hour teacher training at the White Lotus Foundation in California. She has studied at Sivananda Ashram, India in 2008 & 2010. RYT200
Sharon Juraszek
Sharon Juraszek’s personal practice began over 24 years ago, after a life changing accident. As her practice unraveled, her emotional body released anger, sadness & pain. In 2006 she completed her 200 hour teacher training at the White Lotus Foundation in California. She has studied at Sivananda Ashram, India in 2008 & 2010. RYT200
Instructor + Training Faculty
Alex is an excitable teacher who invites you to fire it up, shake it loose, kick stress to the curb, and most of all remove the barriers that inhibit us from experiencing the truth of the self. His high energy classes combine vinyasa flow yoga, an eclectic mix of carefully selected music, personal anecdotes and the occasional not-so-ordinary removal of the ego. He encourages you to take class at your own pace. Rest when you’re tired, drink when you’re thirsty, pick up and leave if you can’t stand the sound of his voice. Both physically and mentally challenging, his classes are generally geared toward a more advanced practitioner, though, beginners are always welcome and encouraged to take what they want and leave the rest. The point is NOT to keep up with the herd but rather discover the root of suffering and build a repertoire of tools to proactively dismantle it.
Alex Marin
Alex is an excitable teacher who invites you to fire it up, shake it loose, kick stress to the curb, and most of all remove the barriers that inhibit us from experiencing the truth of the self. His high energy classes combine vinyasa flow yoga, an eclectic mix of carefully selected music, personal anecdotes and the occasional not-so-ordinary removal of the ego. He encourages you to take class at your own pace. Rest when you’re tired, drink when you’re thirsty, pick up and leave if you can’t stand the sound of his voice. Both physically and mentally challenging, his classes are generally geared toward a more advanced practitioner, though, beginners are always welcome and encouraged to take what they want and leave the rest. The point is NOT to keep up with the herd but rather discover the root of suffering and build a repertoire of tools to proactively dismantle it.
Instructor
Lauren Beth Jacobs
Lauren Beth Jacobs is a yoga and fitness entrepreneur who left her life as a lawyer to empower others to realize their dreams and discover their happiest, healthiest selves. Her yoga offerings are inspired by her personal vinyasa practice, which supported her through her career transition and continues to fuel her journey. Experienced - ERYT 200 Hr (since 2005), RYT 500 Hr, Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, and Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher.
Lauren Beth Jacobs
Lauren Beth Jacobs is a yoga and fitness entrepreneur who left her life as a lawyer to empower others to realize their dreams and discover their happiest, healthiest selves. Her yoga offerings are inspired by her personal vinyasa practice, which supported her through her career transition and continues to fuel her journey. Experienced - ERYT 200 Hr (since 2005), RYT 500 Hr, Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, and Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher.
Training Faculty + YACEP®
Alissa Carlucci has a BFA in Dance as well as 200RYT in 2008. Lifelong studentship inspires her teaching. Her classes offer a down to earth approach to yoga. Playfulness is strongly encouraged. RYT200
Alissa Carlucci
Alissa Carlucci has a BFA in Dance as well as 200RYT in 2008. Lifelong studentship inspires her teaching. Her classes offer a down to earth approach to yoga. Playfulness is strongly encouraged. RYT200
Instructor
Laurel James is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor, a nationally certified Interior Designer, author and founder of Interiorology and an Essential Oil Advocate. "Kundalini yoga is a great practice to help you cope with the daily challenges and stresses of this fast paced, ever changing landscape of life."
Laurel James
Laurel James is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor, a nationally certified Interior Designer, author and founder of Interiorology and an Essential Oil Advocate. "Kundalini yoga is a great practice to help you cope with the daily challenges and stresses of this fast paced, ever changing landscape of life."
Instructor + Training Faculty
Dr. Anthony is a native of Sandusky, Ohio. With a bachelors in Exercise Science. He knew he wanted to help people on a daily basis, with a lot of patient interaction, and work with the body. Having previously gone to a chiropractor for a sports injury, while golfing earlier in life, he decided to pursue chiropractic at Life University in Marietta, Georgia. Dr. Jina is a native of Miami, Florida. Growing up as a dancer and performer, for Dr. Jina, having a healthy and active lifestyle came naturally. Ever since she can remember she had a passion for children and wanted to pursue the health field as a pediatrician. Before graduating high school her mother began to see a local chiropractor for her migraines, and saw incredible results. Intrigued by the new found health of her mother, Dr. Jina began as a patient, and decided to begin chiropractic school where her mentor did at Life University. This is where Dr. Anthony and Dr. Jina learned to appreciate the body as a whole and all the healing properties it has. Working for over 20 different offices around the US, they have began their journey to open their new facility, Revitalize Chiropractic, here in Sarasota, FL. At Revitalize Chiropractic, our mission is to redefine the health of our community through specific chiropractic care by removing interference to the nervous system and allowing our bodies to express health. We want to revive the hope of improved health to every man, woman, and child. We want to reenergize the God-given healing potential that is alive and working in every one us. Pineapple Yoga Studio is excited to add Dr. Anthony and Dr. Jina to our faculty. They will teach the anatomy & physiology components of the RYT200 at our studio.
Dr. Anthony + Dr. Jina
Dr. Anthony is a native of Sandusky, Ohio. With a bachelors in Exercise Science. He knew he wanted to help people on a daily basis, with a lot of patient interaction, and work with the body. Having previously gone to a chiropractor for a sports injury, while golfing earlier in life, he decided to pursue chiropractic at Life University in Marietta, Georgia. Dr. Jina is a native of Miami, Florida. Growing up as a dancer and performer, for Dr. Jina, having a healthy and active lifestyle came naturally. Ever since she can remember she had a passion for children and wanted to pursue the health field as a pediatrician. Before graduating high school her mother began to see a local chiropractor for her migraines, and saw incredible results. Intrigued by the new found health of her mother, Dr. Jina began as a patient, and decided to begin chiropractic school where her mentor did at Life University. This is where Dr. Anthony and Dr. Jina learned to appreciate the body as a whole and all the healing properties it has. Working for over 20 different offices around the US, they have began their journey to open their new facility, Revitalize Chiropractic, here in Sarasota, FL. At Revitalize Chiropractic, our mission is to redefine the health of our community through specific chiropractic care by removing interference to the nervous system and allowing our bodies to express health. We want to revive the hope of improved health to every man, woman, and child. We want to reenergize the God-given healing potential that is alive and working in every one us. Pineapple Yoga Studio is excited to add Dr. Anthony and Dr. Jina to our faculty. They will teach the anatomy & physiology components of the RYT200 at our studio.
Training Faculty
Betsy Anderson, M.A., RYT 500 draws on 20 years of experience in yoga, mental health, recovery, and Holistic Counseling to provide a well-rounded, mindful, and artful flow to help facilitate healing and transformation. She has trained in the Baptiste method of Vinyasa, and taken a variety of styles including Ashtanga and Bikram yoga. Betsy also specializes in Yoga Nidra, and enjoys creating space and expansiveness for our innate joy and wisdom to flow freely.
Betsy Anderson
Betsy Anderson, M.A., RYT 500 draws on 20 years of experience in yoga, mental health, recovery, and Holistic Counseling to provide a well-rounded, mindful, and artful flow to help facilitate healing and transformation. She has trained in the Baptiste method of Vinyasa, and taken a variety of styles including Ashtanga and Bikram yoga. Betsy also specializes in Yoga Nidra, and enjoys creating space and expansiveness for our innate joy and wisdom to flow freely.
Instructor + Training Faculty
Gillian Whatmore was introduced to yoga while completing high school in England. She was drawn to the transformative, therapeutic nature of the practice and continually sought classes through many moves and jobs. Landing in Miami in 1992 she attended classes in Iyengar's alignment based yoga while attending massage therapy school. Enthralled by the ability of the body to revitalize and realign itself through the yoga practice she began teaching and attended workshops with Manuso Manas, Patricia Walden, Kevin Gardner, John Schumacher and other senior instructors. RYT200
Gillian Whatmore
Gillian Whatmore was introduced to yoga while completing high school in England. She was drawn to the transformative, therapeutic nature of the practice and continually sought classes through many moves and jobs. Landing in Miami in 1992 she attended classes in Iyengar's alignment based yoga while attending massage therapy school. Enthralled by the ability of the body to revitalize and realign itself through the yoga practice she began teaching and attended workshops with Manuso Manas, Patricia Walden, Kevin Gardner, John Schumacher and other senior instructors. RYT200
Instructor
Rebecca Brillhart, (Sarasota native) yogini guide, globetrotter, and food enthusiast. At 19, Rebecca attended her first yoga class. Rebecca realizes the importance of inward reflection to be a trait she'd carry throughout life. Yoga helped the feeling of stagnancy and poor mental state of self-love & confidence. In the summer of 2013, Rebecca completed her yoga teacher training in Sarasota at Heartwood Yoga Center. RYT200
Rebecca Brillhart
Rebecca Brillhart, (Sarasota native) yogini guide, globetrotter, and food enthusiast. At 19, Rebecca attended her first yoga class. Rebecca realizes the importance of inward reflection to be a trait she'd carry throughout life. Yoga helped the feeling of stagnancy and poor mental state of self-love & confidence. In the summer of 2013, Rebecca completed her yoga teacher training in Sarasota at Heartwood Yoga Center. RYT200
Instructor
Dianne Glass joins the Pineapple Yoga Studio faculty in our RYT200 program. Dianne is an advanced certified Yamuna® practitioner and certifying instructor in all the Yamuna® Method modalities including Body Logic Bodywork, Body Rolling, Foot Fitness, Face Ball Rejuvenation, YBR Hands on Table Treatment and YBR Yoga. Her focus and passion are directed toward blending all of these complimentary practices and skills to guide you in transforming your limitations and physical struggles into personal growth and discovery. Her goal is to connect you back to your own healing power, where you’ll find all the intuition you’ll need to help you achieve your potential and live a healthy, sustainable, creative and joyful life.
Dianne Glass
Dianne Glass joins the Pineapple Yoga Studio faculty in our RYT200 program. Dianne is an advanced certified Yamuna® practitioner and certifying instructor in all the Yamuna® Method modalities including Body Logic Bodywork, Body Rolling, Foot Fitness, Face Ball Rejuvenation, YBR Hands on Table Treatment and YBR Yoga. Her focus and passion are directed toward blending all of these complimentary practices and skills to guide you in transforming your limitations and physical struggles into personal growth and discovery. Her goal is to connect you back to your own healing power, where you’ll find all the intuition you’ll need to help you achieve your potential and live a healthy, sustainable, creative and joyful life.
Faculty + Adv Certified YAMUNA® Educator, LMT
Liz Owen
Liz Owen, E-RYT500, C-IAYT is an inspiring and passionate yoga teacher and therapist. She joins the teacher training faculty from Boston Massachusetts where she resides currently. She combines physical and energetic alignments with meditative action to create an innovative and transformative yoga experience. She has taught since 1990 and is known for her light-hearted teaching style as well as for the depth of her knowledge. Liz has studied various methods of classical hatha yoga and meditation for over 30 years with masters of many traditions. She is co-author Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back (Shambhala Publications) and of two NIH-funded studies at Boston University School of Medicine studying yoga as a healing modality for depression and anxiety. This study has been published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, March 2017, with impressive results. Liz presents her work in the U.S. and internationally, and she especially loves working with yoga teachers in training. Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back: A Practical Guide to Developing Strength and Relieving Pain Liz Owen and Holly Leibowitz Rossi, Shambhala, 2013
Liz Owen
Liz Owen, E-RYT500, C-IAYT is an inspiring and passionate yoga teacher and therapist. She joins the teacher training faculty from Boston Massachusetts where she resides currently. She combines physical and energetic alignments with meditative action to create an innovative and transformative yoga experience. She has taught since 1990 and is known for her light-hearted teaching style as well as for the depth of her knowledge. Liz has studied various methods of classical hatha yoga and meditation for over 30 years with masters of many traditions. She is co-author Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back (Shambhala Publications) and of two NIH-funded studies at Boston University School of Medicine studying yoga as a healing modality for depression and anxiety. This study has been published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, March 2017, with impressive results. Liz presents her work in the U.S. and internationally, and she especially loves working with yoga teachers in training. Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back: A Practical Guide to Developing Strength and Relieving Pain Liz Owen and Holly Leibowitz Rossi, Shambhala, 2013
Faculty + YACEP® + C-IAYT®
Larisa M.A., RYT, CPT is a certified yoga, Adaptive yoga, and Pilates instructor. She views yoga as a self-awareness approach and thus encourages each student to explore & honor the body’s unique wisdom & voice. Her classes are a creative blend of foundational alignment, explorative movement, and breath awareness. Larisa has years of experience working with those who have challenges/gifts such as Parkinson’s, neurological issues, osteoporosis, back pain, etc. and offers individually tailored private Adaptive yoga sessions.
Larisa Byely
Larisa M.A., RYT, CPT is a certified yoga, Adaptive yoga, and Pilates instructor. She views yoga as a self-awareness approach and thus encourages each student to explore & honor the body’s unique wisdom & voice. Her classes are a creative blend of foundational alignment, explorative movement, and breath awareness. Larisa has years of experience working with those who have challenges/gifts such as Parkinson’s, neurological issues, osteoporosis, back pain, etc. and offers individually tailored private Adaptive yoga sessions.
Instructor
Alli Koski 400 HR RYT Alli Koski began practicing yoga in 2006, she received her first 200HR Yoga Training in 2011 with Marianne Wells Yoga School in Costa Rica. She was one of the co-founders of The Yoga Shack (downtown) in 2012 and this was where she first began to really find her voice as a teacher. To feed her free spirit, she has spent the last several years exploring the globe and studying a variety of pathways to healing and finding balance in her life. Yoga, meditation, introspective awareness, dynamic breath work, and therapeutic expressive dance have all been integral parts of her own personal growth. Alli is currently completing her 500HR RYT with Healsci Yoga Shala and will graduate in the Summer of 2018. Alli’s guidance stems from a foundation of addressing the whole being; physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Her intention is to provide guidance that helps each individual find balance in all four aspects of oneself. Her vinyasa yoga classes emphasize slowing down to bring awareness to the breath, while experiencing the body in motion and in moments of stillness. Alli also teaches Yin Yoga, a restorative yoga practice in which one holds poses for 2-10 minutes applying gentle pressure to the connective tissues to release tension and tightness throughout the body.  Throughout this practice one is guided with relaxation and visualization techniques to help in the process of slowing down, turning within, and focusing on the present moment. Consistent practice can result in increased patience, the ability to observe ones emotions without being overtaken by them, and an overall good mood of the soul.  
Allison Koski
Alli Koski 400 HR RYT Alli Koski began practicing yoga in 2006, she received her first 200HR Yoga Training in 2011 with Marianne Wells Yoga School in Costa Rica. She was one of the co-founders of The Yoga Shack (downtown) in 2012 and this was where she first began to really find her voice as a teacher. To feed her free spirit, she has spent the last several years exploring the globe and studying a variety of pathways to healing and finding balance in her life. Yoga, meditation, introspective awareness, dynamic breath work, and therapeutic expressive dance have all been integral parts of her own personal growth. Alli is currently completing her 500HR RYT with Healsci Yoga Shala and will graduate in the Summer of 2018. Alli’s guidance stems from a foundation of addressing the whole being; physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Her intention is to provide guidance that helps each individual find balance in all four aspects of oneself. Her vinyasa yoga classes emphasize slowing down to bring awareness to the breath, while experiencing the body in motion and in moments of stillness. Alli also teaches Yin Yoga, a restorative yoga practice in which one holds poses for 2-10 minutes applying gentle pressure to the connective tissues to release tension and tightness throughout the body.  Throughout this practice one is guided with relaxation and visualization techniques to help in the process of slowing down, turning within, and focusing on the present moment. Consistent practice can result in increased patience, the ability to observe ones emotions without being overtaken by them, and an overall good mood of the soul.  
Instructor

Pineapple Yoga Studio Class Descriptions

Introduction to Yoga is designed as an all levels yoga practice appropriate for the first-time yogi/yogini. It is perfect for those who have no or little previous experience with yoga. This slower paced class will familiarize you with the basic yoga poses (asanas), proper alignment and allow plenty of time for modifications with the guidance of the yoga instructor. Come learn and have fun in a supportive and compassionate environment.
INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
Introduction to Yoga is designed as an all levels yoga practice appropriate for the first-time yogi/yogini. It is perfect for those who have no or little previous experience with yoga. This slower paced class will familiarize you with the basic yoga poses (asanas), proper alignment and allow plenty of time for modifications with the guidance of the yoga instructor. Come learn and have fun in a supportive and compassionate environment.
All Levels

All Levels Yoga is perfect for beginners, intermediate yogis/yoginis and everything in between. Fundamentals of yoga and proper alignment are emphasized while multiple practice levels are supported by the yoga instructor.
ALL LEVELS YOGA
All Levels Yoga is perfect for beginners, intermediate yogis/yoginis and everything in between. Fundamentals of yoga and proper alignment are emphasized while multiple practice levels are supported by the yoga instructor.
Beginner + Intermediate

This class is a powerful form of Vinyasa yoga where heat is built in the body via the flowing sequence of asanas (yoga poses) in coordination with your breath. Knowledgeable sequencing and proper alignment will create new opportunities to deepen your practice while staying focused on the connection between breath and movement.
POWER VINYASA
This class is a powerful form of Vinyasa yoga where heat is built in the body via the flowing sequence of asanas (yoga poses) in coordination with your breath. Knowledgeable sequencing and proper alignment will create new opportunities to deepen your practice while staying focused on the connection between breath and movement.
Experienced + Advanced

This gentle all levels class is combined with meditation and an extra-long Shavasana releasing the tension from the body and mind by shifting your awareness to the present moment. Aromatherapy, eye pillows and props will take you away in this one-of-a-kind class. This is a perfect ending to a long day.
Yoga + Meditation
This gentle all levels class is combined with meditation and an extra-long Shavasana releasing the tension from the body and mind by shifting your awareness to the present moment. Aromatherapy, eye pillows and props will take you away in this one-of-a-kind class. This is a perfect ending to a long day.
All Levels

Restore & rejuvenate in this class for deep relaxation of the body and mind through mindful movement and prolonged poses gently supported by props. Restorative Yoga focuses on a limited number of yoga poses permitting complete relaxation of the body. The yoga studio is warmed slighted to encourage relaxation of your muscles to enable gentle twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends. You will leave feeling refreshed, renewed, and pampered.
Restorative Yoga
Restore & rejuvenate in this class for deep relaxation of the body and mind through mindful movement and prolonged poses gently supported by props. Restorative Yoga focuses on a limited number of yoga poses permitting complete relaxation of the body. The yoga studio is warmed slighted to encourage relaxation of your muscles to enable gentle twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends. You will leave feeling refreshed, renewed, and pampered.
All Levels

A Children’s Yoga instructor leads a yoga class for children between the ages of 5 and 12 in our outdoor patio. Program fosters love, community and generosity in its approach to teaching. Mindfulness training will center around deep diaphragmatic breathing through the nose, which helps kids calm themselves by engaging the parasympathetic nervous system to counteract feelings of anxiety. Through yoga, kids develop awareness, love and connection to themselves and to their community.
Children's Yoga
A Children’s Yoga instructor leads a yoga class for children between the ages of 5 and 12 in our outdoor patio. Program fosters love, community and generosity in its approach to teaching. Mindfulness training will center around deep diaphragmatic breathing through the nose, which helps kids calm themselves by engaging the parasympathetic nervous system to counteract feelings of anxiety. Through yoga, kids develop awareness, love and connection to themselves and to their community.
Ages 5-12

Pre-natal Yoga uses gentle asanas (yoga postures) in combination with breath in a specifically designed class to enjoy yoga during your pregnancy journey. The breath will connect you to a deeper awareness of the body, mind and spirit and that of your baby. This gentle practice will strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation and aid in digestion making your pregnancy more comfortable.
Pre-natal Yoga
Pre-natal Yoga uses gentle asanas (yoga postures) in combination with breath in a specifically designed class to enjoy yoga during your pregnancy journey. The breath will connect you to a deeper awareness of the body, mind and spirit and that of your baby. This gentle practice will strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation and aid in digestion making your pregnancy more comfortable.
All Levels

Kundalini Yoga aims to introduce awareness and fortitude in our daily lives. In your Kundalini yoga practice you will harness the mental, physical and nervous energies of the body and align them with the domain of the will– which is the instrument of the soul. This practice combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, and body postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purify the blood. It will bring balance and equilibrium to your body, mind and soul.
Kundalini Yoga
Kundalini Yoga aims to introduce awareness and fortitude in our daily lives. In your Kundalini yoga practice you will harness the mental, physical and nervous energies of the body and align them with the domain of the will– which is the instrument of the soul. This practice combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, and body postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purify the blood. It will bring balance and equilibrium to your body, mind and soul.
All Levels

Yin Yoga, based on the meridian system that is the heart of Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, goes beyond lengthening the muscles into compassionately opening the fascia and gently lengthening the connective tissue around and inside the joints. Long holds of basic seated poses interspersed with passive or active rest facilitates fuller access to the connective tissue and lasting structural evolution. This quiet yoga will guide you deeper into your body and your practice by allowing you to explore the dynamism of stillness. Perfect for beginners and experienced yogis/yoginis alike.
Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga, based on the meridian system that is the heart of Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, goes beyond lengthening the muscles into compassionately opening the fascia and gently lengthening the connective tissue around and inside the joints. Long holds of basic seated poses interspersed with passive or active rest facilitates fuller access to the connective tissue and lasting structural evolution. This quiet yoga will guide you deeper into your body and your practice by allowing you to explore the dynamism of stillness. Perfect for beginners and experienced yogis/yoginis alike.
All Levels

Combining dance, martial arts and mindfulness, Nia tones your body while transforming your mind. More than just a workout, Nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life - body, mind and soul. Nia is based on the intelligent design of the body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced. Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Nia classes are taught by licensed Nia teachers.
Nia
Combining dance, martial arts and mindfulness, Nia tones your body while transforming your mind. More than just a workout, Nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life - body, mind and soul. Nia is based on the intelligent design of the body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced. Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Nia classes are taught by licensed Nia teachers.
All Levels

Exercise that addresses many facets of wellbeing, and most of all it's fun! Have a blast and get your cardio, dance, strength and yoga all in one focused hour. Kai classes blend simple choreographed steps with guided authentic movement designed to access a wide range of mind-body fitness. Kai provides a cardio workout and integrates other benefits from things such as meditation, yoga, and the freedom of play. No dance experience is necessary. It is adaptable for all fitness levels, and is designed to integrate body and mind.
Kai
Exercise that addresses many facets of wellbeing, and most of all it's fun! Have a blast and get your cardio, dance, strength and yoga all in one focused hour. Kai classes blend simple choreographed steps with guided authentic movement designed to access a wide range of mind-body fitness. Kai provides a cardio workout and integrates other benefits from things such as meditation, yoga, and the freedom of play. No dance experience is necessary. It is adaptable for all fitness levels, and is designed to integrate body and mind.
All Levels

Donation based yoga in our beautiful studio or outdoor patio open to Sarasota/Bradenton community seeking a safe place to heal physically, emotionally or spiritually. This class encourages those seeking the therapeutic support of yoga to heal the wounds of PTSD, addiction, trauma or some other life experience that is challenging in a supportive and compassionate environment. Service is the cornerstone of the PYS mission and it is our honor to provide yoga to our community. Om shanti Om, PYS
Community Yoga
Donation based yoga in our beautiful studio or outdoor patio open to Sarasota/Bradenton community seeking a safe place to heal physically, emotionally or spiritually. This class encourages those seeking the therapeutic support of yoga to heal the wounds of PTSD, addiction, trauma or some other life experience that is challenging in a supportive and compassionate environment. Service is the cornerstone of the PYS mission and it is our honor to provide yoga to our community. Om shanti Om, PYS
All Levels

Studio Etiquette

#beSweetontheInside

1. When entering the studio, please be mindful of your talking. Please keep your voice down, especially if a class is in session.

2. If you are enjoying the outdoor cafe, please be respectful and keep your voices low during class time. Entrance into the building is not permitted while class is in session.

3. Please do not talk during class. Be mindful and respectful that this time is intended to be a serene and peaceful time to decompress and destress.

4. If you sweat during your practice, please wipe it off the floors to avoid slippery surfaces when leaving the studio.

5. The yoga practice room is separated by linen panels with cubbies next to the restroom. Please leave personal items there during your practice.

6. Pineapple Yoga Studio is not responsible for any lost items. Please leave valuables at home or bring them into the yoga practice room with you during class.

7. If you rent a yoga mat, please use yoga mat spray available at the studio to wipe it down prior to returning it to the front desk.

8. Please return props to cubbies and place towels in hamper prior to leaving studio. We are truly grateful for your cooperation.

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New Yogis
  • This studio is gorgeous inside and outside. The lovely wooden ceiling with its majestic beams made me feel like I was whisked away to some magical yoga retreat in a far-off land! Loved it! The instructor was top notch with her guidance and explanations and she made me feel welcome and at ease. I will definitely be back.

    Pamela K. (Facebook)
  • I am in LOVE with this studio and the instructors. They are compassionate, strong, and provide for all levels with everyone feeling at ease with their practice. I highly recommend to others who have years of yoga or for those just starting out.

    Denise K. (Facebook)
  • Fantastic space…energetically and physically. I have taken yoga at numerous spots in SRQ, and there is just something special about Pineapple Yoga. The owner, Claudia, has a true passion for yoga and teaching. Britt’s Yin class was also impressive.

    Jill E. (Facebook)
  • Beautiful space! Beautiful teacher, Claudia is amazing! So excited to have another heart warming, heart opening studio.

    Grace R. (Facebook)
  • Ok, so where do I start…? The studio is absolutely amazing – you are transformed into an environment that is a mix of somewhere in-between Bali and Aspen. Absolutely gorgeous and just such a beautiful environment, with incredible attention to detail. The classes and instructors – fabulous, caring, challenging. I’ve only been to a few but they were all fantastic, love Claudia’s Sunday AM class. Highly recommend it – whether you’re a novice (like me) or a much more experienced yogi (Iike my wife), you will absolutely love this place!

    Thomas H. (Facebook)

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Pineapple Yoga Studio is here to serve the community. Feel free to contact us via email or phone with any questions you may have about yoga or any of our programs. We look forward to hearing from you. Namaste, PYS

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