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Uma Valerie Carruthers, certified instructor of both Yoga and Pilates, is delighted to be offering the first ever Yoga class at Just Dance. She has been teaching Yoga and Pilates in Florida for some 15 years. For the past two and a half years, she has taught Yoga in Deland and Deltona as a Group Exercise instructor with the Volusia Flagler YMCA. Uma is also certified in Moving for Better Balance, a modified form of Tai Chi designed to prevent falls in those age 55 and up. She  currently teaches MBB at the Four Townes Y in Deltona.  Previously, she taught Yoga and Pilates extensively in northeast  Florida and was the   go-to instructor in Flagler County at numerous  locations including the Palm Coast Community Center, The Club at Hammock Beach, various Yoga studios and fitness clubs.  Uma’s style of Yoga uniquely blends her two main certifications, the mind-body harmony of Kripalu Yoga and the alignment-centered focus of the Southern Institute for Yoga Instructors. Her mixed level  classes accommodate and guide everyone from novice to advanced so that all can safely learn and evolve their individual Yoga practices together. She teaches from the heart with patience, humor, insight, clarity, joy and compassion. Uma believes it’s never too late to start doing Yoga and enjoy every moment of it. Find her on Facebook under Valerie Carruthers (Uma). She is based in Deland where she lives with two cats, does healthy cooking, and writes for her blog, www.theroscoeeffect.com.  

(Photo credit: J. D’Amore Studio.)