Meet Your Teachers…

Christine Northcote

Christine Northcote

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 Bliach

Elizabeth Bliach

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.
Jim Highland

Jim Highland

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

Sarah Burnett

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 Ichikawa

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 Dhingra

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 Ralls

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.
Asha Morales

Asha Morales

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 Khoury

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.

Grace Guevera

Light-hearted and free-spirited, Grace leads each class with a smile and intuitive guidance that suits yogis of all levels. Trained and certified by Full Circle Yoga, Grace believes in the healing power of yoga and embraces all aspects of the practice on and off the mat.

Sarabeth Jackson

Sarabeth’s practice and teaching are both healing centric. Trained and certified by Full Circle Yoga, Sarabeth teaches a mindful, flowing and exploratory vinyasa class. as well as a powerful monthly yoga nidra (reclined meditation). She has a huge heart and sprinkles in inspiring messages to keep you calm and present. Sarabeth believes that a single yoga class can change the entire trajectory of your day and, over time, transform your life completely, by restoring balance, cultivating awareness and gratitude, and uniting your body with your mind and spirit.

Joshua James Aquino Pagtalunan

Josh first experienced yoga in 2008 under Julie Alagde-Carretas. It was a part of his warm up sessions before doing shows when he was still a professional dance artist back in Hong Kong. Not after when he retired from dancing because of his injuries, he discovered Anusara under Patrick Creelman, which focuses on alignment based yoga practice that helped him healed his body. He was hooked from the start. Josh completed his 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Full Circle under the training of Christine Marie Northcote and Elizabeth Bliach. Josh is also a certified [email protected]™ and Flyoga [email protected]™ teacher. He applies his experience as a dancer and aerialist to his yoga practice, as well as the style of practice he teaches. Focusing on alignment, grace and fluid movements.

Adriana Bäbler

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.