Specializing in All Levels Vinyasa Yoga
Eric has a extensive teaching resume and has been part of Tampa Bay’s yoga community since 2002. He is currently teaching Yoga at the Dali, Yoga in the Park, Root to Rise, Ashtanga hour, yoga 101, prana flow, chair yoga, kids yoga and bhakti vinyasa in the Tampa Bay Area. Eric and his wife start Lucky Cat Yoga from their own teaching and bring yoga to many locations in Tampa Bay. Eric is a vinyasa innovator and creates a mood through strong, but thoughtful asana practice. In his teachings, he incorporates mindful asana, anatomical knowledge, concepts from the yoga sutras, mantras, and live music. You can find Eric at The Dali on Sundays, or at Dark Wave Yoga at Lucky Cat Yoga.
Head Teacher and President of Lucky Cat Yoga
Co-Owner of Lucky Cat Yoga
Lead Teacher Trainer for Lucky Cat Yoga
Monthly classes at Dali Museum and Body Electric, St. Pete
Assisted YTT program at Yogani Studios and other YTT Programs
Led Flow Yoga Trainings at Evolation Yoga in Buffalo, NY and Tampa, FL.
Leads creative yoga classes such as glow yoga, dark wave and prana flow.
300 Hr E-RYT
Specializing in All Levels Vinyasa Yoga
Erin is a 300 Hr Vinyasa Yoga teacher. Earning her 300 Hr level training at Asheville Yoga Center in 2016, she is certified to teach Prenatal yoga, Children's yoga, Chair Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Yoga Therapeutics, and Mediation. She and her husband Eric Wheeler founded, Lucky Cat Yoga Inc., a company that brings yoga to all ages, all levels, in all locations. They created a variety of special event yoga classes in Tampa Bay like, Glow Yoga, Acoustic Flow, House of Yoga, and Dark Wave Yoga.
Erin's yoga journey:
Battling daily with depression, food addiction, chronic pain,(TMJ, back pain, knee pain.) in 2003, nearly 400 lbs, Erin decided to drastically change her life and have weight reduction surgery. During her recovery she began a practice of yoga and meditation to help her recover from surgery and she found that it helped her heal in more ways than just physical.
“I found my true passion in life as a teacher of this ancient art of wellness. I am constantly inspired and given so much love from my students and teachers. I am thankful for my teachers, my son Wes, Eric Wheeler, Michael Johnson, Lillias Folan, David Swenson, Micheline Berry, and Shiva Rea, who have helped me on my journey on and off the mat. I am honored to be able to practice yoga, and teach it to my students, as my teachers taught it to me, with love, integrity and devotion.”
Trainer of Lucky Cat Yoga Teacher Training
Invited presenter of Bella Prana Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hr & 300 Hr
Invited Trainer of Evolation YTT
Special Event Experience:Floyd Yoga Jam 2014-18
Flow Fest 2015
Rasa Lila 2011-2013
Devin Johnson(RYT200) is a local Tampanian with a huge heart for sharing his love for yoga. By taking one of his classes he will help you realize that ITS JUST YOGA. Yes yoga can be intimidating, you will likely sweat and often your muscles will shake in a class surrounded by strangers. The secret people don’t tell you tho is comparison doesn’t get you points in class. But with his gentle guidance you have the chance to connect to more of the subtle energies of what Yoga truly is. So stop reading and click that button below and let flow!
Marilyn first found yoga through taking courses during college in New Orleans. After realizing the many physical and mental health benefits of yoga, her passion only became deeper as she started practicing with different studios around the city and developing individual meditative routines. In 2016 she graduated from the 400 hour Swan River Yoga teacher training program, and has been honing her teaching skills ever since. As an avid student of Lucky Cat for nearly two years, she is excited to start sharing her passion with others. Marilyn believes yoga is for anyone and everyone, and follows B.K.S. Iyengar's philosophy that “Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.”
Chelsey’s yoga journey began in 2014 when she attended her first yoga class. She then knew that yoga would have a huge impact on her life. After focusing on her personal practice for several years she knew that she wanted to share the beauty of yoga with others as her teachers had shared with her. In 2018 Chelsey received her 200 RYT in Bali Indonesia. This training focused on principles aligned with Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga. Chelsey is a new yoga teacher in the Tampa Area and eager to share her passion for yoga with others. Chelsey’s goal is to guide her students through a practice that promotes connection, gratitude and most importantly self love.
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Michelle started taking Dark Wave Yoga classes at Tempus Projects with Lucky Cat Yoga before they had a brick and mortar location! She graduated from their 200Hr All Levels Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training program in the spring of 2019. Michelle now teaches Monday night Dark Wave Yoga since graduating! Michelle has continued with her yoga studies with Michael Johnson of Asheville Yoga Center and with her mentors Eric and Erin Wheeler of Lucky Cat Yoga. Michelle is smart, sweet and knows how to create a challenging but accessible flow for her classes and a rocking flowlist too!
Dark Wave Yoga
In graduate school I came to yoga for stress relief and the balance it provided through physical movement after long hours of studying. With a regular practice I quickly realized yoga is a lot more than physical postures. I began to explore yoga as a philosophy and path to inner peace and wellbeing.
I have received so many gifts from yoga, the most profound being self awareness. I am continually learning to observe and understand my mind, body and emotions in ways that allow for the creation of healthier habits and a happier life. In an effort to deepen my own knowledge and yoga practice I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training in December 2018.
Yoga is for everyone. I enjoy sharing what I have learned, helping all students safely enjoy their yoga practice and guiding them to discover their inner teacher. Experiencing the value of yoga at a personal level it is my hope that through the teachings of yoga we can heal the world - one person at a time, with peace, love and an attitude of oneness.
I began yoga in 2014 after attending a free public yoga class. I decided to try out the studio that held space for the class and initially planned to complete 7 days of Yoga. My son told me “mom it takes 21 days to create a habit”. Well 21 days later and I was hooked! A few years later I decided to complete a 200 hr teacher training with Jonathan Miles of Mahavira Yoga at Om On yoga in Richmond, VA. The training opened my mind to many different types of yoga and after the training I was drawn to Rocket Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga. My interest in Ashtanga yoga led to a 3 week trip to India in 2018. There I studied Kundalini and took part in 2 other trainings. In 2019 I decided to pursue a certificate in Rocket yoga at the Yogo Dojo in Richmond, VA. Yoga is my passion and my therapy. My intent is to hold space for others as was done for me.
Krystal began her yoga journey as part of her healing process from drug and alcohol addiction. She previously practiced on and off for years at various studios, but struggled to connect with breath and movement. In 2016, Krystal reconnected with yoga in a residential treatment center. From then on, regular practice became part of her new way to live. Krystal found her yoga home at Lucky Cat Yoga and began practicing regularly. Yoga has assisted in her transformation to new positive daily routines, healthy habits, and spiritual growth. Yoga has allowed Krystal to practice more acceptance of herself and the world at large. Krystal found inner healing through yoga. Krystal believes recovery from any addiction is possible and yoga has been another added tool to her toolbox. Krystal studied Ashtanga Yoga at Finca La Flor in Costa Rica in 2019. She is a recent graduate from Lucky Cat Yoga YTT - Cycle 9 and is a new teacher in the Tampa Bay Area. She is passionate to share yoga with a purpose to the local community and beyond.
Hey! I’m Julia Maher from Tampa, FL., living in Athens, Ga with my growing family. I am a Stay at Home Mom; Prenatal, Postnatal & Mama-Baby Yoga Teacher; Breast Feeding, Double Stroller Pushing, Marathoner; and Nutrition Enthusiast. I want you to feel comfortable in your own genes, and I don’t mean your in-style 2020 mom jeans. Yoga can boost your Happiness, Sleep, Hormones, Diet, and Physical Fitness. These are all puzzle pieces needed to build a healthy you. Joining me in yoga will transform your self-love, confidence, and esteem. You deserve love. I believe in you and acknowledge your greatness. Allow yourself to feel good being you.
I earned my Prenatal Yoga Certification from Lucky Cat Yoga in 2016, the year my fiery daughter was born. I have been teaching at re-Blossom Mama-Baby Center and taught through my pregnancy of my second free-spirited daughter who was born at home Thanksgiving 2018. This year I will be bringing new life to this earth. Please join me on this wonderful journey of motherhood!
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Kayla first discovered yoga in 2015. After taking her first vinyasa style class, she immediately felt a sense of connect to the practice. From there, she dove deeper into her person practice, loving how she could feel the challenge of the poses but still feel a slowness in her mind. With the gratitude she began to feel for the practice, Kayla decided she wanted to share this with others, leading her to complete her 200 YTT in Greece with Swaha Yoga Center. With an ongoing love for vinyasa style flows, Kayla also brings a passion for the soft spaces of yoga to her classes. She enjoys guiding meditations, yoga nidra and ultimately wants to take her students through a practice that promotes mind and body connection and stillness of the mind.
Restore & Flow
Hi, I'm Bella! I am so grateful to share the practice of yoga with you and to support you on your journey. Yoga has been an amazing practice and tool for me to work inwards, to learn and unlearn, and to connect with the "light and love" within all of us. I began my yoga practice in 2013 when I began practicing with my mom. I deepened my practice when I studied abroad in Madrid, and found a home-away-from-home at a yoga studio there, and connected to the "home" within myself. In 2016, I studied in Rishikesh, India where I completed my 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training in Vinyasa Yoga. I have been able to teach in studios in the US, as well as at yoga retreat centers in Australia and Cambodia. I've continued to develop my teaching through educational workshops, and see myself as both a teacher and a life-long student. I learn something new with every yoga session, and my hope is you will too. I value doing yoga safely and with intentional alignment, so it can help us heal our bodies, age well, prevent injury, and feel great. I love answering questions and working one-on-one, so always feel free to come to say hi and ask any questions! :)
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