2019 Small Business Person of the Year on Longboat Key (10 or less employees)
Feel Good Yoga is a yoga studio dedicated to finding the alignment that makes your body “feel good.” We ask you to listen to your body and your intuition in every wonderful class you attend here with us.
I moved to Longboat Key 5 years ago and found there was not a yoga studio here! So I opened one.
After 40 years in the wellness industry and being involved in competitive sports my body began to hurt. I now choose Yoga & Massage to keep me held together and to enhance this one beautiful life I have.
We specialize in helping you feel good again no matter what age or what shape you are in. Come and challenge yourself or just relax. We offer a variety of modalities. Kick off your shoes and let's get acquainted!
Studio Owner & Instructor
Debby always felt a deep yearning for “something more” in her life. Not more stuff, just a yearning to connect to herself from the inside out. She reached out and took her first ”real” yoga class 25 years ago when she felt emotionally ready. Debby says “ Yoga immediately softened me, nurtured me, and allowed me for the first time to actually experience “stillness.” That was 25 years ago. Her life has changed! Her classes are a reflection of that change. I hope you can find some time to take a journey with Debby in a “Feel Good Yoga”( her own personal style) class and experience the connection that she now feels with the beauty and softness that lies within each of us… “I study yoga for it’s self-transformational powers. It’s a way to bring people together who are looking to rejuvenate, restore, and restart a new way of life.” Debby holds a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Jacksonville University, 40 years of group exercise instruction, 200 hour Anusara Yoga, and 200 hour Hatha Yoga along with 300 hours Hatha Yoga. Debby is registered E-500 RYT with Yoga Alliance. Recently Debby graduated from Sarasota School of Massage Therapy and now works as a licensed massage therapist. Private sessions available in yoga, stretch, & massage.
Gail Condrick began her Nia practice in 1998 and has specialized certifications as a First Degree Black Belt in classic Nia dance, Moving to Heal, the Art of Conscious Dance, 52 Moves, and the Five Stages of Self-healing. As a member of the international faculty, she has trained over 100 teachers in the body/mind/spirit movement technique. She offers classes and private sessions at the studio.
She is also a Caroline Myss Sacred Contracts consultant, Reiki Jin Kei Do Master teacher, labyrinth facilitator and frequent speaker on topics of spirituality, creativity, and personal empowerment.
Gail is the author of “Walking the Grove: Journal of a Sacred Encounter,” a spiritual memoir of walking meditations on Longboat Key. For more info about Gail, please visit www.gailcondrick.com.
Kayla McKenna first started incorporating yoga into her life just as a way to stretch and relax, but throughout her practice she found herself craving yoga more than anything. After graduating with a Bachelors in Health Sciences she noticed the desire to teach others about the benefits of yoga. She believes the physical benefits of yoga give you strength both mentally and physically and that connecting with your breath is a tool you use on and off the mat. She graduated in 2016 with her 200 hour yoga certification and took a 20 hour course focused on Yin yoga. She has training in Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga, which gives her knowledge of a strong flow and alignment Her classes will leave you feeling empowered and at peace. Her journey is just beginning but she is eager to teach and provide students with knowledge of this ancient practice called yoga.
Kathy was in the corporate world in a stressful position when she began her yoga practice. Kathy was amazed at how it provided a transformation both physically and emotionally. As Kathy began to practice more she wanted to share the gift and benefits of yoga with others and became a Yoga Alliance RYT 200. Several years ago, she was diagnosed with a severe rheumatoid autoimmune disease and the benefits of yoga from a stretching, increased body awareness, alignment and the mindfulness aspects have had a significant positive personal impact and have translated into a better understanding of her students’ limitations, abilities, unique physical conditions and their personal goals. Kathy enjoys teaching to all level of students but especially people with limited mobility or who are new to yoga. Her classes strive to create a deepened awareness of the mind body connection. Her goal is to have everyone leave class feeling better, less stressed and more in touch with their own unique body awareness.
Ruth, a retired social worker from Michigan, is a long time yoga practitioner who completed her Yoga Teacher Training in 2018.
She practices a gentle yoga flow with a few Pilates movements included. Ruth has experienced yoga’s amazing transformative effects upon her health and wellness and also teaches social workers about the value of incorporating yoga’s breath with movement into their clinical practice.
Valerie has studied and practiced ashtanga yoga for the past 25 years. Under the guidance of many exceptional teachers, including Tim Miller, Beryl Bender Birch, members of the Jois family and many others, her individual teaching style has been nourished and developed over time. Valerie believes that yoga practice is open to all, and she actively seeks to dispel the misconception that a student need be physically flexible in order to practice yoga. The traditional yogic teaching of mindful movement, breathing technique and meditation are of benefit to all interested practitioners, regardless of age, technical ability and/or level of experience. At its heart, Yoga is about getting to know ones true nature…a place of joy, stillness, abundance and well-being. Valerie’s goal as a teacher is to share with others, the traditional teachings that have been transformational in her own life…those practices which enhance and support mental, physical and spiritual growth and well-being. It is with a deep sense of gratitude and commitment to the teachings, that she shares this practice with interested students.
As a former litigator in New York City, Karen used yoga and meditation to balance her fast-paced career. After leaving the corporate world, Karen became a certified yoga instructor, and after more than a decade, has taught thousands the powerful healing practices of yoga and meditation in both the corporate and private sector, and at Pure Yoga, Five Pillars Yoga and New York Sports. She holds certificates with The International Association of Yoga Therapists and Yoga Alliance, achieving her I-AYT 800 and E-RYT 500 certifications respectively. Karen has traveled to India on two occasions to deepen her studies and practices. Karen’s therapeutics classes include Yoga Therapeutics, Yoga Nidra Meditation, Yin Yoga, Restorative and Mindfulness. Additionally, she has taught Vinyasa, Yoga Fundamentals, Hatha, Hot Yoga, Yin/Yang and Meditation/Breath classes. Karen’s teachings have been featured in Fitness Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Daily News and more.