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Yoga Classes at Ser La Luz

Currently we are offering limited yoga classes. Our studio is large, and we keep classes small so that there is plenty of room for everyone to practice in safety. On occasion, we offer other types of classes or workshops.

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Yoga Classes at Ser La Luz

Meet Yogi Ed Tucker

In 1980 a friend introduced Ed to Iyengar and Integral Yoga. He saw that he had been doing yoga long before he knew what it was. As a child, Ed learned it was great fun joining his parents as they did their 'floor exercises.' Dad was maintaining his back and shoulder from football injuries; Mom was doing stretches from dancing and basketball.

In 2002, Ed realized that people, places and things of life all come and go, but yoga was his constant centering influence. From this realization and a heartfelt commitment to service, in 2004 he completed his yoga teacher certification from Sherri Baptiste, who, along with her more widely known brother Baron, is part of the legendary Baptiste yoga family.

In his first practices with Sherri Baptiste, he noticed much of her teachings he had not seen before, and he was shocked she might be making up poses. His suspicions proved correct, blasting open his ability to connect to his own creative process, prompting him to teach from the inner place of 'in the moment' inspiration. He experienced how yoga, at its most transformational, is a moment-to-moment inspired creation of movement woven with conscious breath.

Each practice with Ed is a unique, compassionate, and intuitive fusion of all his life experiences, fundamentally grounded in the Baptiste-inspired Yoga method, and guided by the students present and by the teacher within. 

Self-Healing

Using yoga, Ed rehabilitated his lower spine and shoulders from injuries as a result of being hit by a car as a pedestrian. Yoga and nutrition were also central in his survival from a life-threatening illness.

One of Ed's primary goals is to meet each person where they are in the practice so that everyone hopefully can leave a class feeling like 'a winner.'

Always Seeking

A meditator and seeker since the early 70’s, Ed earned a Bachelor's in Psychology and a Master's in Financial Planning, followed by advanced certifications in Movement Education and Massage Therapy. In the 1980's Ed focused on a fierce dedication to personal growth.

Through the 90's, he produced and co-facilitated workshops and retreats on communication skills and self-empowerment. Those themes continue to be woven through his yoga teachings.

Teacher and Trainer

Ed was a popular instructor at many facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the Tampa area, he taught classes for The Yoga Loft studio and was a contributing teacher to their Yoga Teacher Training program. He also taught in his own studio, taking several new yogis from rank beginner to practicing higher level poses and transforming their lives.

What is Yoga - Do you know what Yoga is?

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in India.

The origins of yoga have been speculated to date back to pre-Vedic Indian traditions, and is mentioned in the Rigveda.  In the 5th century, yoga was meant for meditation and religious use, but not as a form of workout. At around the same time, the concept became even more established among the Jains, Buddhists, and Hindus. The first versions of yoga were meant for spiritual practices and revolved around several core values. The first core value analyzed an individual’s perception and cognitive state while understanding the cause of suffering and eventually using meditation to solve the issue. The second core value focused on boosting consciousness, and the third was used as a way of achieving transcendence. The fourth value was full of mystery because it used Yoga to penetrate into other people’s bodies and act supernaturally.

Among the most well-known types of yoga are Hatha yoga and Raja yoga.

Balance Mind & Body

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in India.
There is a broad variety of schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Among the most well-known types of yoga are Hatha yoga and Raja yoga.

Increase Strength & Flexibility

Your hamstrings, legs, and spine can be exercised by stretching them with both seated and standing forward bends. These poses also help build a stronger lower back. Poses done in a seated position enhance your hips' flexibility. Back bends, on the other hand, will help make your shoulders and arms more flexible.

Build Core Strength

Not only can yoga make you more flexible and reduce stress, it can also make your body strong. By starting with poses like dolphin push-ups and half handstand, you can build and tone muscles throughout the body, and your mind will get a workout too.

Eliminate Toxins
from the Body

Along with a healthy fresh food diet and plenty of water, yoga provides the perfect way to give your body an extra squeeze. You will feel brand shiny new if you get a little yoga in every day. The body eliminates waste through its circulatory system, digestive system and lymphatic system. Through yoga, we can help the body eliminate impurities such as carbon dioxide, lactic acid, and lymphatic fluid, and allow oxygenated and nutrient-rich blood to flow to the organs.