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We Are Lake Center Yoga!

Improve your body, mind and spirit with Hatha Yoga!  The foundational structure of our classes is based on alignment principles from the Anusara Yoga method that link the yoga experience and applied science of body mechanics while connecting the subtle energy flow of the inner body to the outer physical parts for health & well-being.  This practice is sure to take beginners as well as seasoned yogis to a path of alignment on all levels that can be a clear direction to the yogic goal of liberation.  You will learn how to adapt the practice to injuries and move in a way to protect yourself from injury.  The precise alignment techniques create a strong workout and at the same time expand awareness and consciousness of your True nature, which is full of peace and bliss. Join us and the wonderful yogis who have made Lake Center Yoga a part of their journey through life via a powerful transformation of body, mind and spirit. You will learn something new in every class!
Please call us at 407-831-2229 if you have any questions or email us.

Meet Our Teachers

Sri Ekan
Sri EkanOwner / Director / Instructor,
Anusara Yoga Certified 2002, Yoga Alliance 500
Sri Ekan has practiced yoga and meditation for 38 years in the traditions of Kundalini Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Transcendental Meditation, Sufism, Siddha Yoga, Nithya Yoga and Anusara Yoga. He has studied with John Friend since 1996 and was certified as an Anusara Yoga Teacher in 2002. He has been teaching yoga for over 20 years and welcomes you to the transformative world of yoga at Lake Center Yoga with warmth, love and respect.
Nirgunavathi Ananda
Nirgunavathi AnandaInstructor / Co-Director,
Anusara Yoga Licensed 2003, Yoga Alliance 200 hours
Nirgunavathi has studied yoga for 32 years in France, India and the U.S. She has studied Anusara Yoga with John Friend since 1998 and was licensed as an Anusara Yoga teacher in 2003. She is delighted to offer the Yoga Sutras and other life enhancing yogic themes in her playfully serious alignment based Anusara Yoga classes at Lake Center Yoga.
Melissa Williams
Melissa WilliamsInstructor, 200 Hours Teacher Training
Melissa began her journey into yoga 11 years ago while pregnant. After that wonderful experience, she dove into exploring different styles of yoga including Power Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Yin Yoga, Empath Yoga and Anusara Yoga. After finding her home with Anusara Yoga and Lake Center Yoga, she continues to deepen her practice by attending alignment workshops both with John Friend and Sri Ekan. In 2014, she met Erica Boucher with Empath Yoga, and completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. She is eternally grateful to Sri Ekan and Nirgunavathi for all of their love and support. She is excited to welcome those seeking out yoga as a way to strengthen their outer body as well as connecting to their inner spirit.
Barry Sowder
Barry SowderInstructor, 200 Hours+ Teacher Certification Training
Barry has practiced at Lake Center Yoga since its beginning over 17 years ago. He took extensive teacher training directly from Anusara Yoga founder John Friend as well as other leading Anusara-certified teachers including Sri Ekan and Doug Keller. He specializes in teaching the foundational principles of yoga. He also loves working with students at the beginning and reviewing levels as well as those with physical challenges of any kind such as injuries and bodily weakness or stiffness. He also practices Yin Yoga to see how he can bring some of its benefits to his teaching. Barry was licensed as an Avatar Master in 2006 which has had a profound influence on his spiritual approach in yoga and his life.

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