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.
Interested in renting the space? We offer very affordable rates for work space, events, collaborative meetings, workshops and retreats. Available for weekly, monthly, and one-time rentals.
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. 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. If interested in engaging her in leadership and organizational development consulting, coaching, teambuilding, or retreat facilitation, please click on Center for Stability in Motion below.
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 of Kids Create Art
Kids Create Art was founded over 10 years ago by Beth Elliston, Art Teacher at FLVS. Beth was Teacher of the Year at Sand Lake Elementary in 2015 and received the Kessler Grand Bohemian Teacher of Excellence Scholarship award for excellence in teaching fine arts.
With the belief that a child's creativity and imagination are two of their most precious gifts, Beth provides an artistic experience that allows students to grow in a safe and nurturing environment that promotes artistic freedom.
Sarah is originally from Appleton, Wisconsin and graduated with a degree in art from UW-Madison. She's worked for Disney since 2005 and is a senior graphic designer with Walt Disney Imagineering.
Sarah is passionate about storytelling through art and being creative around her house. She loves being creative and learning alongside her four children, ages 9, 7, 6 and 2 - whether it's painting bedrooms, finding a nature project, raising monarch butterflies, or doodling. She loves watching them learn new processes and coming up with ideas for future projects!