loft on main is
a upstairs space, an upper room
where we rise higher
by being grounded
a place to breathe
a place to be still and to move
to be silent and to be in dialogue
a place where we can learn to live and lead with stability in motion.
where we can journey as individuals, converging together,
to help loft each other on our paths.
loft on main is a place to be, do, and loft
At loft on main, our core values are the foundation for all we are and all we do. They are integrated into the fabric of our very being. All facilitators sign an agreement that they will uphold these values in their teachings. It is the standard we set for everyone involved - students and teachers alike.
We believe all people have inherent dignity, and we intentionally behave in ways that honor their dignity. We accept all people, regardless of religion, race, gender, age, socio-economic status, and sexual orientation, and go out of our way to make all people feel welcome. What we offer at loft on main is for everyone.
The world is filled with opportunities where we are expected to compete and strive. At loft on main, we see the mat (and chair) as a place of surrender. Surrendering to who we are and where we are at each moment. There are many places of yoga and teaching that create a striving, competitive environment. Loft on Main is a place to rest from that type of environment. We extend grace to our students and to each other.
We believe to experience stability in motion in life, we need to intentionally integrate body, mind, heart and spirit into everything we teach and do. When you come to a yoga class, in addition to the asanas (poses), you will receive guidance on deep breathing and a heart meditation. When you come to a meditation and mindful class, we will first start with ways to ground our bodies, and provide self-reflection exercises to dig deeper into your own heart. We call these integrated practices.
We intentionally include, partner with, and lift up individuals and communities who are experiencing oppression, poverty, inequity, and persecution. This can be during an individual’s participation in a class, by supporting initiatives we will highlight throughout the year, and by encouraging students to purchase goods from our retail corner. See our LOFT page for more details.
Owner of Loft on Main
Principal and Owner of Winn Summit Strategies and Winn Win Yoga
Facilitator, Trainer, Consultant, and Yoga Instructor
Angie has spent over 25 years as a professional in Leadership and Organizational Development, helping individuals, leaders, and teams thrive. She has worked in both the for-profit and non-profit space, and has created assessments gauging the health of leaders and teams, provided solutions to improve morale and performance, and strategized with leadership teams on vision and planning.
Angie is also a certified yoga instructor (RYT 200) and specializes in Yin Yoga, and loves blending this deep and inward practice with the more active Hatha and Iyengar styles.
Angie's passion specifically is working with leaders and individuals in vulnerable communities. That is where Winn-Win Yoga gets its name - class fees pay for us to provide yoga to those who don't readily have access - either physically, financially, or otherwise. So it is a win-win for all. Loft on main provides a place for her to bring her expertise in Leadership and Organizational Development, the healing modality of yoga, and her passion for the vulnerable.
Angie has a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Florida, a Master's of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and certified as a Master Coach from the Behavioral Institute, and in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Emotional Competency Assessments. She is a wife, and a mom of 2 boys and a dog.
Owner of Surya Kids Yoga
Combining her growing passion for Yoga practices that promote a deep sense of well-being along with a desire to create a space for kids to rejuvenate and reconnect with themselves and the world around them is what led to the inception of Sky. Sky stands for Surya Kids Yoga, Surya means sun god, hope is a place of light; a place to find mindfulness, rest, peace and awareness. Her passion was ignited when she started her own practice of yoga and it began to unfold as her daughter closely practiced alongside her. She observed that her daughter was able to reconnect with her own light which spilled over all areas of life, within her and around her: actively showing improvement and betterment in her grades, behavior, discipline, relationships and friendships, her self image and self awareness. All these things that Sruthi was experiencing herself manifested into her little girl's life through the practice of Yoga. Sky Yoga is the light that brings experience to little ones.
Owner, Coach, and Facilitator of KW Coaching
Karen has partnered with hundreds of leaders, professionals and work groups within the private, public, and non-profit sectors over the last decade. She works one to one virtually or in-person and with small groups. Her engaging and welcoming conversational style with a relaxed sense of humor invites personal insights using tools to experience alternative perspectives. In her unique way, Karen gently and directly engages self-informing experiences and learning that offer resolution and next steps. 13 years in higher education administration and 10 years as a certified coach practitioner provides Karen a platform to foster learning environments. She was a designated “Top Trainer” for Esteemed Human Development International, Inc and a Sydney Sullivan Medallion Scholar; is a Circles ® USA “leader” Facilitator & Ally; CRAVE Orlando Board MemberMentoring Program Chair; St. Luke’s UMC-Inclusivity leader.. Living and acting within 360° inclusion and acceptance, Karen engages client core values and internal stories, honoring kindness, courage, and candor. She creates a safe, challenging, and expansive space to deeply process
Born and raised in Miami, where she danced professionally. Her passion for movement and expression of spirit is what prompted her to explore yoga after an injury while running ½ marathons. Yoga created space for her to connect to her body, mind and breathe. It was a dance for her, inviting opportunities for healing and growth. Mana is also an elementary school teacher and has been teaching for over 25 years. Currently she teaches the gifted students at Windy Ridge and in addition to teaching the curriculum, she teaches mindfulness through the Young Yogi Program. “If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation” Dalai Lama. As a trained Stephen Minister, she provides one on one Christ centered care to those experiencing a difficult time.
Mana is a wife and a mom to two amazing kids and soon she will be an empty nester. Serving the community to restore hope, heal and feel connected in being the change we wish to see in the world, guides her to the next phase in her life.