Find Your Balance

Kodawari Studios is a vibrant contemporary space designed with the health, healing, connection and community in mind.
Conveniently located in South Tampa, we create the space for you to find balance — a place where you can slow down,
step out of the hustle, lean into your practice — a place to nourish your birthright to a healthy, centered and meaningful life.

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Yoga

At Kodawari our goal is to enliven your
yoga practice. To give you a place to
let go, to breathe and to find balance.

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Become a Yoga Instructor

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Bodywork

Our massage therapists and bodyworkers
will aid and guide you to an optimal
state of health and wellbeing.

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Wellness

Our wellness practitioners will
help you restore and maximize your
individual potential and vitality.

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Float Therapy

Floating is a revolutionary, cutting edge therapy where you
float in magnesium sulfate rich salt water heated to match
skin temperature. Float pods are specially designed to provide
an unparalleled treatment for pain relief, improved sleep,
relaxation, performance enhancement, meditation and more.

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Kodawari Cafe

Enhance your practice focus with light but nutrient dense juice, power
up your fat burning and brain boosting with a delicious bulletproof
tea or coffee, or repair your muscles with a delicious lunch on your
way out the door. So many goodies soon to unfold in the cafe. If you
want to nourish yourself and smile when you eat come visit our cafe.

*OPEN FOR BUSINESS*

Upcoming Events & Workshops

Planting Seeds of Transformation | 200hr Teacher Training

Have a passion for Yoga? Want to deepen your own practice while learning how to share your understanding and appreciation for yoga with others? Become an instructor and pass on your passion! Join us in March for your first weekend. We will meet every 3 weeks until we gather for a week-long retreat from May 12-19. Upon return we will close out the training in June. This is a journey designed to build a thorough and empowering foundation for the aspiring teacher while also deepening the breadth of your personal practice. Upon completion you will have the tools and readiness to share your passion with confidence, grace, skill, creativity, intelligence and authenticity. Teaching yoga presents a beautiful blend of opportunities — it is meaningful, creative, service-oriented work that gives you a level of independence, freedom and ironically connection that you won’t likely find at a desk job. With the right tools teaching yoga can become, if you want it to, a well-crafted lengthy career. Yoga Alliance Certified.

Special Instructions: Interested? Have questions? Please email marley@kodawariyoga.com and/or see website for details

Clearing with Jimmy Mack

Jimmy Mack is a renowned medical intuitive and spiritual life coach who after a near death experience, was shown a simpler way to create healing and profound changes. His work is known as My Liquid Fish® Change Made Simple®. He works with clients in person, on the phone and over Skype worldwide, accessing energetic powers and co-creating changes you can actually feel. In client sessions, you can talk about your health, relationships, money, people, places, things, pets and situations that you would like to resolve, change/improve and/or release. Jimmy taps in to “all that is” and will answer questions through Spirit, as well as actually showing you how to create fast, easy, long term changes in every area of your life!

 

Special Instructions: Sessions available from 9am to 1pm; please call the front desk at 813.773.4017 to schedule your 15 or 30 minute time slot.

Post Holiday Ecstasy! Cali-style w. Jen Smith

Join Jen Smith (former Tampa yoga rockstar transplanted to Cali) in grounding, grooving and building gratitude. You will start with stillness, blend in breath, stir in a bit of joint/facia release, move on to balance, cook up a sweat while moving Jen’s superb sequencing to songs only to finally descend into bliss with open hearts. Prepare to close out 2017 feeling the solidity of love and kindness.

Grab your mat and a friend and give yourself the gift of releasing holiday tension by creating heat to burn out any bad. Build your peace from the inside out.

The Business of Yoga – Creating the Experience

Learn some of the fundamentals to yoga business success from Jen Smith who has worked alongside innovative leaders in the yoga industry for the past two decades. Drawing on her rich work experience with Equinox, YogaWorks and Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Jen will share the insights, trends and direction on how to:

  • Have high class counts
  • Create well attended yoga events & retreats
  • Build and enhance community
  • Develop the right career through yoga and wellness while spreading the good word

As part of the workshop, Jen will illustrate these concepts by leading a 1.5hr restorative practice to embody and illuminate how to create the ideal client experience.

Special Instructions: This is open to the public AND is also good for 4 hours of credit toward elective hours within the 300hr Watering Seeds of Transformation Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

New Year’s Eve Candlelight Yoga: Transcend and Transform

Join us in closing out 2017 and opening into 2018. You will rock it out in vinyasa flow class, close it down with some breath work, meditation and intention setting followed by a midnight champagne toast and light but delicious nibbles! Don’t miss the chance to bring in the New Year with a healthy, happy heart.

New Year’s Day Soulful Start

Enter into 2018 with clarity and connection. We practice to support the natural arising of our true nature, ananda or happiness. Start with intention setting, breath and ritual followed by a juicy, deep, vibrant flow. Transition into a restorative practice to settle into stillness. End our time with meditation and ceremony to call into consciousness all the wisdom that is already within you. Pranayama, sound therapy, and journaling will all be included to create as full and potent a practice as you can handle.

Special Instructions: *Members and YTT students receive 20% discount

OmeGrown Yoga: A Higher Consciousness

Looking for relief from painful chronic conditions, anxiety or emotional pain? Explore the healing combination of yoga with Blue Ridge Hemp Company’s CBD products. You will start with a gentle flow, move into longer yin holds and prop-heavy restorative poses. Each attendee will receive free Blue Ridge product for use during class and to take home with you after to enjoy.

Special Instructions: Class is limited to 20 people. Sign up early to reserve your spot.

300hr YTT Basics of Anatomy Review w. Lisa Jamison

If you’ve fallen behind in your anatomy studies or are just in need of a refresher before diving a little deeper into the rest of your movement studies, use this review course to be brought back up to speed. Lisa Jamison, a lover of anatomy, biomechanics and movement provides a concise, comprehensive review of concepts essential to the study of the human body. With a personalized curriculum and engaging games that test your knowledge, you will learn about the human body and its many complex systems in a way that makes it easy to remember.

You will get a solid understanding of:

  • Basic muscular, skeletal, neurological, and connective tissue systems
  • Segmental approach to anatomy using functional units
  • The more advance concept of connective tissue as lines of force
  • How to “see” posture and understand gait (body reading)
  • What functional movement patterns are and how the apply to yoga asanas

Live Lucky Cat Acoustic Flow

Join Eric and Erin Wheeler of Lucky Cat Yoga for a live acoustic flow. Using guitar, ukelele, voice and harmonium, they will guide you through a creative flow to get the heart moving and grooving. The Wheelers teach modern vinyasa with an emphasis on music and devotion while making time for to invest in your strength. There will be deep core work, conscious alignment and transitions and sweet heart opening postures. We believe that restriction in your hips, spine or shoulders can inhibit our ability to experience the world fully. Let movement and music open you to self-love as a way of living.

#Let Love Rule – Bring your OM home to Kodawari!

300hr YTT Yin Level 1 w. Lisa Jamison

This is the first of three in a series of Yin Level 1 modules. This course is designed to give you a working knowledge of coupled with the ability to create and teach a well designed Yin Yoga experience. This weekend’s material is packed full of techniques, training, and practice with attention to postures and their variations. You will learn:

  • Basic postures and transition postures
  • Variations in teaching styles
  • Use of props
  • Use of manual adjustments
  • Introduction to body reading
  • Use of the five senses as a teaching tool

*This is a required module for the 300hr Watering Seeds of Transformation Yoga Teacher Training but is open and accessible to all students of yoga and meditation, regardless of prior experience or intention to teach. All participants will receive a training manual and certificate of completion for Level 2. Yoga Alliance members are eligible to receive 15 hours of CE credit.

Blue Moon Full Moon Flow

Ignite the energy of the total lunar eclipse with a Full Moon Flow. Pause to reflect on the true joys in your heart, reconnect with what it is that lights your soul on fire, symbolically close a chapter in your life or begin something anew. A total lunar eclipse carries the energy of the equivalent of 3 full moons.
Class begins with intention-setting, transitions into a lunar flow dedicated to cultivating abundance and clarifying your heart’s desires while giving you ample room to plant the seeds of new growth in the fertile ground of your moving body, mind and soul!

Special Instructions: *Members and YTT students receive 10% off

300hr YTT Restorative: Learning to Nurture | Level 1

Restorative yoga is a gentle, calming, therapeutic style of yoga practice that actively restores and nurtures the nervous system. This course will help you guide students (or yourself) to engage in intentional rest while sustaining supported postures and mindful breath-work. Props such as bolsters, blocks, and blankets are used to assist the body in receiving and opening into a relaxed state.

The result of a regular practice is greater resiliency and enhanced performance in the long run. Following this training, you will be prepared to teach restorative yoga in a class or private setting, with an integrated understanding of how this modality functions to combat stress, fatigue and adrenal burnout. This approach regenerates and rejuvenates today’s overactive physiology by releasing stress on the multiple facets of our shared humanity. Learn how to

Curriculum includes learning how to:

  • Skillfully craft an intelligently sequenced session that addresses the subtle, anatomical, mental and emotional bodies.
  • Create the opportunity for activating the relaxation response as well as the relief of a good stretch.
  • Understanding the stress response, nervous system basics
  • How to sequence restorative postures
  • How to integrate postures with breathwork and guided imagery
  • How to make basic adjustments that allow you to modify postures for comfort, injuries, pregnancy etc.
  • How to incorporate Restorative Yoga into a Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga practice or class
  • Sequences that include forward bending, backward bending, side bending (sequencing, breathing, props, adjusting)

Each session contains asana practice, lecture and student teaching. At the end of course you will receive a detailed manual with pictures, pose applications, and outlines for class series and two MP3 guided meditations.

Recommended Reading:  Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater

Special Instructions: *This is a required module for the 300hr Watering Seeds of Transformation Yoga Teacher Training but is open and accessible to all students of yoga and meditation, regardless of prior experience or intention to teach. All participants will receive a training manual and certificate of completion for Level 1. Yoga Alliance members are eligible to receive 15 hours of CE credit.

300hr YTT Pranayama: The Art of Yogic Breathing | Level 1

Dive deeply into the heart of yoga vis-à-vis a systematic introduction to Pranayama and Meditation. A central pillar of ancient yogic practice, Pranayama (‘breath regulation’) has untold benefits for maintaining and improving physical health as well as inspiring profound psychospiritual transformation. Explore the fundamentals of yogic breathwork through bandhas, mudras, and kriyas that are designed to open, purify and activate the body, mind, and spirit. In this level 1 module, you will learn:

  • Multiple breathing practices suitable for a wide range of audience
  • How to integrate pranayama into your yoga classes, workshops and private sessions
  • Yogic philosophy and subtle body theory (chakras and nadis)
  • Tools and techniques, meditations and philosophy to further your personal practice and experiential wisdom

*This is a required module for the 300hr Watering Seeds of Transformation Yoga Teacher Training but is open and accessible to all students of yoga and meditation, regardless of prior experience or intention to teach.

Recommended Reading:

Laframboise, A.G. (2015). Pranayama: A path to healing and freedom.

Special Instructions: This is a required module for the 300hr Watering Seeds of Transformation Yoga Teacher Training

300hr YTT Pranayama: The Art of Yogic Breathing | Level 2

Dive deeply into the heart of yoga vis-à-vis a systematic introduction to Pranayama and Meditation. A central pillar of ancient yogic practice, Pranayama (‘breath regulation’) has untold benefits for maintaining and improving physical health as well as inspiring profound psychospiritual transformation. Explore the fundamentals of yogic breathwork through bandhas, mudras, and kriyas that are designed to open, purify and activate the body, mind, and spirit. In this Level 2 module, you will build on Level 1 to learn:

  • Advanced breathing practices and routines for yourself and others
  • Advanced purification techniques (mantras, kriyas, bandhas and mudras)
  • Neuroanatomy and how pranayama effect the brain and nervous system
  • How to integrate Pranayama into your yoga classes, workshops and private sessions
  • Tools, techniques, meditations and philosophy to further your personal practice while cultivating experiential wisdom

*This is a required module for the 300hr Watering Seeds of Transformation Yoga Teacher Training but is open and accessible to all students of yoga and meditation, regardless of prior experience or intention to teach. All participants will receive a training manual and certificate of completion for Level 2. Yoga Alliance members are eligible to receive 15 hours of CE credit.

Special Instructions: This is a required module for the 300hr Watering Seeds of Transformation Yoga Teacher Training.

300hr YTT Yoga Nidra: The Art of Dynamic Yogic Sleep | Level 1

Yoga nidra, or “dynamic sleep,” is a unique approach to deep relaxation and meditation that can be practiced with little or no yogic experience, yet it encompasses the full breadth of yoga psychology and meditative insight. Yoga Nidra is typically ‘delivered’ to a group by a trained instructor, though it may also be employed in a one-on-one setting (e.g., in place of or as an adjunct to counseling, psychotherapy, energy work, etc.) and, ultimately, may be self-initiated.

Yoga nidra helps foster a sense of wholeness and wellbeing in every moment by inviting practitioners to embody, accept and transform the conditions that lay at the roots of suffering. As such, Yoga Nidra can become the foundation through which we engage with the world and embark on our journey of healing and self-discovery.

This comprehensive and nourishing 15+ hour teacher training and retreat-style experience will feature gentle movement, breath work, and several opportunities to both receive and guide the immensely restorative, deep relaxation of Yoga Nidra. The training will also feature integrative lecture and Q&A discussion on the philosophy and evidenced-based research supporting the practice, including how it relates to waking, dreaming (e.g., lucid dreaming) and consciousness, healing trauma, releasing anxiety, alleviating insomnia, overcoming nightmares, etc.

You will also learn:

  • A succinct yet adaptable method for guiding yoga nidra within diverse audiences.
  • To integrate yoga nidra into yoga classes, schools, health care clinics, private practice, etc.
  • The philosophical foundations of yoga nidra, and how it relates to Yoga, Tantra, Buddhism & transpersonal psychology
  • How to connect with yourself and others, foster empathy, develop clear boundaries and shed unwanted energies
  • Tools for deepening your own practice, finding your voice, and speaking authentically from your heart
  • To relax more deeply into the present moment, let go of your fears, revitalize yourself and tap into vast creative resources

All participants will receive a training manual and, upon fulfillment of all course requirements, a certificate of completion. Yoga Alliance members are eligible to receive 15+ hours of CE credit.

Special Instructions: This is a required module for the 300hr Watering Seeds of Transformation Yoga Teacher Training.

300hr YTT Yoga Nidra: The Art of Dynamic Yogic Sleep | Level 2

Yoga nidra, or “dynamic sleep,” is a unique approach to deep relaxation and meditation that can be practiced with little or no yogic experience, yet it encompasses the full breadth of yoga psychology and meditative insight. Yoga Nidra is typically ‘delivered’ to a group by a trained instructor, though it may also be employed in a one-on-one setting (e.g., in place of or as an adjunct to counseling, psychotherapy, energy work, etc.) and, ultimately, may be self-initiated.

Open to practitioners that have previously completed Level 1, Level 2 provides an additional 15hrs in which you will experience both receiving and guiding others in the immensely restorative, deep relaxation of yoga nidra. In addition to gentle movement, breath work, and integrative discussion, Level 2 expands upon the foundational practices received in Level 1. This round of training will provide you with additional tools to incorporate yoga nidra into your personal, teaching and/or clinical practices. You will also learn:

  • Advanced yoga nidra practices and techniques for processing difficult emotions.
  • Skills for working with dreams and encouraging lucid dreaming.
  • How to integrate yoga nidra into yoga classes, schools, health care clinics, private practice, etc.
  • How to design yoga nidra courses for a variety of audiences.
  • How to connect with yourself and others, foster empathy, develop clear boundaries and shed unwanted energies.
  • Additional tools for deepening your own practice, finding your voice, and speaking authentically from your heart.
  • To relax more deeply into the present moment, let go of your fears, revitalize yourself and tap into vast creative resources.

All participants will receive a training manual and, upon fulfillment of all course requirements, a certificate of completion. Yoga Alliance members are eligible to receive 15+ hours of CE credit.

*This is a required module for the 300hr Watering Seeds of Transformation Yoga Teacher Training but is open and accessible to all students of yoga and meditation, regardless of prior experience or intention to teach.

Special Instructions: This is a required module for the 300hr Watering Seeds of Transformation Yoga Teacher Training.