Meet Your Teachers…
Christine NorthcoteOWNER & DIRECTOR
Christine caught onto yoga while living and working in Southern California in the late 90’s and has been on her mat ever since. She took ownership of Full Circle Yoga and pours her heart and energy into the studio and the 7 weekly classes and annual teacher training she leads. When taking a class with Christine, you can expect motivating, clear, and concise instruction throughout a progressive, vinyasa-based journey that is just as mindful as it is vigorous. She encourages her students to be positive, present and consciously breathing. She is Yoga Alliance-certified by Prana Vinyasa®, and has over three thousand teaching hours and countless continuing education hours. She believes that yoga is the ultimate work-out because it is also a “work-in,” where the effort put forth on the mat not only transforms our bodies, but also teaches us to work through challenges calmly and inspires us to return to our natural state, which is more peaceful and content.
Elizabeth moved to Orlando in 2009 to further her education as a dancer/choreographer. While searching for a studio in Winter Park, she found Full Circle Yoga and decided this was the place she needed to be. Yoga has become an essential part in her life. Elizabeth enjoys the positive energy she gets from stimulating the body through specific movements. Noticing the breath and clearing the mind allows her to soak up all the benefits, mentally and spiritually. Whether it be through a vigorous flow or through guided mediation, she is always coming to the mat with an open mind to deepen her practice. Elizabeth is a graduate from the Full Circle Yoga Teacher and teaches vinyasa-based classes. She is loved by FCY students for her big heart and the passion that she shares everyday.
In 2011, after his first few practices at Full Circle Yoga, Jim realized that yoga was so much more than a work-out. For him, it was the perfect blend of effort, compassion, and surrender—exactly what he was seeking after many years of athletic training, offset by long hours as a professional engineer. Yoga sparked a new, calmer way of being as he navigated through the peaks and valleys of his life. A graduate of the Full Circle Yoga Teacher Training, Jim’s instruction is patient and lighthearted. In his classes, he creates a well-blended tonic of stillness and energy that will leave you feeling like your true, bright and balanced self.
Sarah Burnett shares her passion for healing and connection through yoga, counseling, and essential oils. During her travels throughout Southeast Asia, India, Bali, New Zealand, and Australia, she discovered her love of yoga and established a daily mindfulness practice after learning Transcendental Meditation. Sarah completed her yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India, in 2013. She teaches power alignment yoga classes—focused on breath, movement, and play—that are challenging, yet accessible for all practitioners. Sarah is a Certified AcroYoga Teacher and shares this beautiful partner practice through the Orlando Acro Club, classes at local studios, and workshops throughout Florida and Costa Rica. As a Mental Health Counselor, Play Therapist, and Kids’ Yoga Teacher, Sarah specializes in helping kids find their path to peace and clarity using a holistic mindfulness approach.
Cindy is a long time surfer and lover of the ocean! Seeking serenity on dry land, Cindy fell in love with yoga in 2010 and became an avid yogini at FCY.
Cindy was trained and certified by Full Circle Yoga. She applies many of the same principles from surfing to her yoga practice, as well as the classes she leads: a feeling of peacefulness and zen, fluidity and fun!
Arjun was first exposed to yoga in 2006 by his aunt, a yoga teacher of over forty years. He quickly learned the power of yoga and knew it would be part of his life forever. In 2010, Arjun spent three months backpacking around Europe teaching yoga to friends and strangers. That was when he realized the joy of sharing yoga with others. Arjun wants his students to leave feeling they have grown not only physically, but mentally, as well. In his classes you will find inspirations from powerful vinyasa flow, hatha, Ashtanga, and traditional yoga. He believes yoga is a journey, and that through unity of breath, mind, and body, anything is possible.
Yanet’s practice and teachings are rooted in sustainable wellness, the philosophy that spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical well-being must intertwine to achieve personal growth. She has been practicing since 1998, but developed a true connection to yoga while pregnant with her first child in 2003. Yanet is certified through Yoga Alliance, and is currently completing her 615 hour yoga teacher intensive training. She has a certification in mindfulness, and has studied an array of yoga styles including power alignment vinyasa, therapeutic and restorative flow. At the core of her practice is the belief that yoga should be attainable to all.
From the time Asha was born, she was blessed to have yoga in her life. Asha’s family was part of a contemporary tantric yoga community that focuses on self-realization and service to humanity and was taught meditation and hatha yoga at the age of four. As an adult, Asha was introduced to the Westernized class format of asana and loves this dynamic approach. As a humble and grateful student, she has studied with her primary teachers, Lewis Rothlein and Christine Northcote and attended many different workshops and trainings with other well-known and respected teachers throughout the country. Asha strives to provide an environment that is a catalyst to transformation on all levels, with an emphasis on breath, alignment, and intuition. With passion and dedication she teaches yoga from the heart, mind, body, and soul.
Bianca grew up dancing in the Orlando area from the age of four. Her passion for dance carried on through high school and college. Upon graduating from Rollins College, Bianca took over a dance studio that she owned and operated for nine wonderful years. Along her dance journey, Bianca developed a strong passion for yoga, Pilates, and all forms of fitness. In 2011, Bianca turned her “sometime” yoga practice into a daily routine. This new lifestyle had such a positive impact on her own life, she knew it was her path to bring the wonderful practice of yoga to all around her. While she has yet to meet a yoga class or style she doesn’t love, Bianca tends to lean towards more vigorous flows and practices. With over a decade of teaching dance, Pilates, and barre fitness, you can expect a strong focus on alignment and body awareness when partaking in one of Bianca’s classes.
A recent graduate of the 200-hour Hatha Teacher Training with Christine Northcote, Cristin’s yoga journey began decades earlier. Challenged with work/life balance, Cristin participated in a beginner yoga class on a whim. Immediately she was hooked, and began to crave the calm nuance and unimposing, but noticeable, physical benefits. Kinetic energy has been a guiding force throughout Cristin’s life; a musician by trade and life-long student of multiple styles of dance. In September 2018, Cristin completed her 200-hour Hatha teacher training and has since been teaching yoga for corporate events and values the opportunity to teach classes at all levels of expertise.
Adriana creates a nurturing and comfortable environment where students can learn and feel inspired. She is warm, focused, and very present with her students, which creates the trust necessary for growth and transformation. She loves to combine many different disciplines into a stimulating and fun work-out. Students can expect to be energized, build strength, and improve balance and flexibility. She began her yoga practice over a decade ago after sustaining major back and neck injuries in a car accident. Starting yoga improved her physical health and gave her a new outlook and optimism. Her practice and training incorporate a variety of yoga styles. Adriana is a certified yoga instructor, specializing in therapeutic, fertility, prenatal, and postpartum yoga. She is also a certified doula, midwife assistant, and mother of four boys.
Danielle attended her first yoga class shortly after moving to Florida in 2005. Yoga's variety of asanas and breath awareness allowed for the right combination of physical and mental benefits she needed as a first year teacher. She continued to develop her practice through vinyasa, hatha, and ashtanga classes. After 15 years of practice, Danielle graduated from Full Circle Yoga Teacher Training. When taking one of Danielle's classes, students experience feel good flows to leave them feeling empowered and uplifted by focusing on what their bodies are able to do. You might see Danielle working the desk and teaching Baby & Me on Wednesdays. She is also on our sub list.
Amy discovered yoga as a way to cope with anxiety and panic attacks she experienced in her teens and early 20s. Her passion for teaching yoga came after she had children of her own and would incorporate yoga at night to help with one of her children who struggled to sleep at bedtime. She became a Certified Yoga Instructor (CYT-200) in 2018. To complement her yoga certification, she became certified in Children and Family Yoga in 2018. In 2019, Amy studied Ayu-Yoga (yoga specific to body imbalance) and further expanded that knowledge to complete the Ayurvedic Health Counselor theory program at California College of Ayurveda in 2020. In 2022, she received certifications in Kidding Around Yoga and Trauma-Informed Yoga. Amy currently teaches Kids Yoga and Family Yoga, as well as Prenatal, Baby and Me, and Hatha Yoga classes. She is a Financial Analyst residing in Winter Springs, FL with her husband, three children, two dogs, one cat, and four chickens.
Beth is a lover of yoga and this life. She has committed her life to this work and to a lifetime of practice. She teaches meditation, kundalini yoga, hatha yoga (including power and vinyasa yoga), and therapeutic based yoga. Beth is in love with meditation and practices Transcendental Meditation, Yoga Nidra, and is open and receptive to all things yoga and meditation. Understanding that each moment and each person who crosses her path provide wonderful teaching moments, she actively works to operate from a state of beginners mind. Her goal is to create a space and hold space so that each human being may access the beauty within themselves and allow it to radiate outward into all aspects of their lives, regardless of what physical, emotional, or physiological challenges a student may feel challenged with.
Reka is long-time yogini. She started practicing yoga in 1999 with Christine Northcote, as one of her first students. She loved the inside and out benefits and used it throughout the years to bring more balance into her life. To know Reka is to immediately love her. She lights up every room she enters and gives 100% of her focus and attention to the moment she is in. Trained by Prana Vinyasa and Pose by Pose Yoga, her instruction is fun, well-rounded and easy to follow.
Tasha received her 200-hour yoga teacher training and certification from Yoga Alliance through Full Circle Yoga in Winter Park, FL. Her classes are multilevel vinyasa flow classes with many modifications for beginners to the advanced. See you on the mat!
Mercedes brings her high energy and personality to each flow. After taking her class, you will feel strong, confident, and energized for your day. Mercedes completed her 200hr training at Full Circle Yoga under Christine Northcote and Elizabeth Bliach, and specializes in powerful vinyasa flows. Her goal is to empower her students to have fun, smile, and breathe through challenges.
With experience as a certified personal trainer and a recent graduate of Full Circle Yoga’s 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training, Camila loves to combine her passion for fitness and mindfulness in her classes. Understanding that each body and mind is different, she strives to make each class balanced, accessible, and challenging for each individual in their own way.