Our Teachers

Jenny WellmanCo-Owner, Jenny Wellman

Jenny has been practicing yoga since the opening of the studio in 2000. She has attended workshops and training with some of LA's top teachers. Jenny completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Discovery Yoga in St Augustine in 2016. Jenny is a perinatal health instructor and a certified lactation counselor. She enjoys teaching her kids and family yoga classes and loves seeing students build self esteem and respect for self and others.

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Katie BersingerCo-Owner, Katie Bersinger

Katie started taking yoga from her mom in middle school and teaching yoga when she was 18 years old. She has grown up learning the importance of physical and mental health. Katie received her yoga teacher training with Stephanie Keach at the Asheville Yoga Center, and has trained under Kathryn Budig, Jo Tastula, Vinnie Marino, and various other yoga teachers across the country. Katie has a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership. She currently works from home full-time as the Senior Project Manager at Gravy Solutions and loves living in the San Marco area.

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sandra hedrickSandra Hedrick

A personal trainer first encouraged Sandra to practice yoga for its physical benefits. After that beginning in 2005, she completed her 200 hour certificate in the Kripalu tradition and 50 hour power yoga certificate with the Asheville Yoga Center. In addition to strength, flexibility and overall health, Sandra finds that yoga quiets a busy mind and makes space for openness, patience and creativity. She enjoys guiding and accompanying others as they discover yoga's many gifts. Sandra has a law degree and a Master of Divinity. After years of legal practice, her current focus is her work as a Presbyterian pastor, where she also encourages awareness and self-care.

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Missy ParkisonMissy Parkison

Over many years, Missy’s practice has shifted in emphasis – from breath work, to flexibility and strength, postural alignment, mental clarity and ease, and spiritual awareness – toward a recognition of how all of these aspects of yoga work together. In 2013, she completed her 200 hour certification with Chris Crews in Evansville, Indiana. Missy hopes she can serve others in developing their practice at the studio, at home, and in the world. She recently completed a doctorate in ministry with an emphasis in spirituality and teaches theology at Bishop Kenny High School.

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Genni JettGenni Jett

Genni first fell in love with yoga when her mom introduced her to it at 22 years old. Yoga was a way for Genni and her mom to bond and do something fun together. Since then, Genni has studied Hatha, Ashtanga, Bikram and Vinyasa yoga in California, North Carolina, Texas and various cities around Florida. Genni is a true believer that the mind, body, and soul connection is key to holistic health benefits. She is a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and enjoys teaching weekly at Power Yoga.

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Bertha JonesBertha Jones

Bertha is a recent graduate from the Florida State University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance and theater. As a dance major, she began practicing yoga consistently to strengthen and tone her muscles. As her yoga practice continued over the years, she began noticing that yoga has more than just physical benefits, it is a spiritual practice as well. This led her to obtain her 200 hour yoga certificate with Brett Larkin. Her goal for her students is to allow them to connect to their spiritual selves in their yoga practice, by creating a meditative space. Bertha is also a professional dancer, actor and model.

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Kiley EfronKiley Efron

Kiley’s first experience with Yoga began 22 years ago, as an Ashtanga Yoga student at Yoga Works in Mill Valley, California. At first, she was attracted to the challenging and athletic nature of Ashtanga, but it was the impact the practice had on her ability to manage stress and anxieties that resonated most with her. Owing to the desire to help others experience the benefits of Yoga in their day-to-day lives, she became a CYT 500 Hour Level Yoga Teacher, under the instruction of Shri Hamiliton-Hubbard and The Shala San Marco Yoga Studio. Kiley’s goal as a Yoga teacher is to help students of all levels bring balance, healing and physical health into their lives, effectively creating a yoga practice that supports their personal and professional lives. Kiley is also the Co-Owner and Wine Director of Taverna Restaurant in San Marco.

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Angela CarminghamAngela Carmingham

After going vegetarian in 2002, Angela also began practicing yoga as a way to continue pursuing a more compassionate lifestyle and to help bring balance to her life. Over the years, yoga has become more of a focus, leading to Angela completing her 200 hour intensive yoga teacher training with Deva Parnell at Discovery Yoga St. Augustine in 2019. Angela feels that yoga not only benefits the body, but also the mind and spirit. She wants to share this love of yoga with others and hopes she can help them deepen their practice while treating themselves with kindness and compassion. In her free time she enjoys traveling and sailing with her husband.

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Lakysha HamptonLakysha Hampton

Growing up as a military brat, Lakysha was blessed to travel the world and see the diversity in life. In 2010, she first learned about yoga while going to school to become a Massage therapist in Gainesville, FL. Lakysha quickly realized how beneficial yoga is as it helped her perform her massage sessions with more awareness of the body. She completed her 200 hour training in St. Augustine and believes yoga teaches that in order to take care of others, you have to take care of yourself. Lakysha's goal for her students is to teach awareness of the mind, body, and soul and the importance of having both clarity and balance.

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Kristen PackardKristen Packard

Kristen Packard has been practicing yoga for over seventeen years. Initially yoga to Kristen was just another competitive sport. She has an athletic background as a collegiate swimmer and recreational runner. She is a certified Spinning instructor and has taught multiple spin classes weekly for over a decade. She has also completed an Ironman 70.3 race. She began her yoga teacher certification under Stephanie Keach but her real teaching training came from studio founder Cindi Bersinger. As her life progressed, yoga became a stress reliever in a very hectic life as she juggled family with the demands of owning her own businesses. Today, yoga is a daily gift. A true blessing and recognized necessity of dedicated time to nurture oneself, focus on healing energy and restorative health to the body. Kristen’s practice is a balance of effort and ease marinated in the deepest gratitude and appreciation for the life balancing benefits yoga provides.

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