Our Instructors

At One Heart Yoga you'll learn from a diverse group of instructors who bring decades of experience in multiple styles of yoga including: Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kripalu, Kundalini, Restorative & Yin, Aerial, Paddleboard and many more. Instructors at One Heart are all Certified RYT200 and above.  Every instructor weaves their background and personality into their own style of teaching, allowing One Heart to offer you a rich and diverse selection of classes. As a team sharing One Heart we all come to our mats with the same mission: to bring yoga to as many people as possible, to be a contributing part of our community and to promote healthier living and happier lives. 

Stephanie Brudnicki

Yoga Alliance Certified RYT200

Meet Stephanie! She was born and raised right here in Panama City, moved away for a bit but settled back here almost 13 years ago and started a family. She has a 200 RYT in Ashtanga Vinyasa as well as another 200 RYT in Hatha Yoga and has been passionately teaching yoga for 7 years. She has been exclusively teaching private lessons for a few years now and is excited to join the One Heart Yoga tribe! Stephanie loves making yoga fun and accessible for every body type and experience level, and she looks forward to teaching you!

Emily Syfrett

Yoga Alliance Certified RYT200

Emily found yoga during her senior year of college at Auburn University. She loved the relaxed way it made her feel, and began consistently practicing vinyasa yoga 4-5 times per week. In 2014, Emily completed her first 200-Hour Yoga Alliance training in Auburn at YogaFly Studio under Peach Friedman. She began teaching in Tallahassee, FL and completed a second 200-Hour Yoga Alliance training With Caroline Czubaj and Ally Ford in Panama City in 2015. Emily is currently teaching in the Panama City and Panama City Beach area. When off the mat she enjoys spending time with her husband Stephen and dog Juno.

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Sarah Woods

Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Sarah has been a long time student of Iyengar Yoga and began teaching in 2003.  She recently completed her Iyengar mentorship with Aretha Blevins in Nashville, Tennessee.  Sarah has studied with many senior Iyengar teachers including Mary Obendorfer, Eddy Marks, Colleen Gallagher and Sharon Conroy.
Sarah is drawn to the precision and art of Iyengar Yoga.  When she is not doing yoga, she is a professor of mathematics at both Gulf Coast and FSU.

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Morgan Godwin

Yoga Alliance Certified RYT200, Certified Health & Wellness Coach

Morgan is a Panama City native and grateful graduate of the RYT200 teacher training at One Heart Yoga with Caroline San Juan Czubaj and Ally Ford. She has trained primarily in Ashtanga, Kripalu, and Kundalini and draws from many styles of yoga, pranayama, and years of experience as a Bodyworker. Yoga has been an anchor in her life and a practice she just kept coming back to over and over again, helping to release fear, find a personal rhythm, her inner compass and self reliance. Morgan is passionate about self care, community and finding balance in a busy world. She offers Health & Wellness Coaching and received her training from The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. Morgan teaches in a mindful flow style with focus on the breath, balance and alignment in mind and body, both on and off the mat. She believes in always showing up but never taking herself too seriously. <3 

Peter Snyder

Yoga Alliance Certified RYT200,

Peter started meditating in 2007 with the Kwan Um School of Zen; in 2008 Peter went to live at a residential Zen center to deepen his practice of meditation. It was during this time that Peter discovered yoga. Peter first started out practicing a Kripalu vigorous yoga. The emphasis on the breath, in this style of yoga, and the vigorous practice really resonated with Peter, and he has been developing an Asana practice ever since.

Peter took his 5 precepts with the Kwan Um school of Zen in 2008, his 10 precepts in 2012 and has been a Dharma teacher in training for 3 years.

In 2014 Peter also completed his training with the University of Massachusetts Medical School and now meets the requirements to Facilitate mindfulness Based Stress Reduction classes.

Peter has attained two 200 hour Yoga teacher certifications. One based on many different practices which included Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hot Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Flow. Peter’s second 200 hr. training was solely focused on the Ashtanga vinyasa method.

At the present time, Peter’s main practice is Ashtanga vinyasa, but he loves Hot Yoga and has a daily meditation practice.

Peter’s joy in life comes from his Karma Yoga, or the Yoga of service, he volunteers at a local prison and also works with individuals that have suffered from a brain injuries every week to bring these contemplative practices to these and other populations in the community.

Rebecca Bridget Clements

Yoga Alliance Certified RYT200

Rebecca discovered Yoga in 2005, in one class she realized the transformative power and in 2010 decided to go through Asheville Yoga Center's 230 hour teacher training. Rebecca believes the mind body connection is one that should be nurtured and inspired. She strives to create fun flows that encourage lightheartedness and confidence in her students. Her hope is to help others develop a genuine connection to their true self through mental and physical balance.
Rebecca is the owner of Gypsylife Wellness, specializing in athletic massage, pregnancy coaching and natural birth advocacy. Massage techniques are often incorporated into her classes.

Ashley Lindsey

Yoga Alliance Certified RYT200

Ashley Lindsey has been practicing and studying yoga for eight years. She completed her 200 hour certification in 2013 and is currently enrolled in the 300 hour advanced teacher training program through the Kunga Yoga School at Wilmington Yoga Center. Her classes are creative and compassionate explorations of the mind, breath, and body with an emphasis on finding the balance between effort and ease. Ashley believes that yoga can benefit absolutely everybody and is passionate about teaching yoga in a way that honors the journey of each individual student.

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David Bulger

Yoga Alliance Certified RYT200

David first began his yoga journey shortly after exiting the US Navy. Experiencing both chronic nerve and joint pain throughout his body from rigorous training in the military, while also undergoing severe depression, it was only after the trial and error of numerous therapeutic options did he realize it was his yoga practice which remained the one true constant. The more his physical and psychological pain dissipated, the more he felt compelled to share this tool of healing with the world.

After practicing and learning the Ashtanga yoga method under the guidance of Peter Snyder, a member of the One Heart family, David ventured down to Miami in order to participate in Miami Life Center's 200hr Ashtanga Intensive program with renowned teachers Kino McGregor and Tim Feldmann. It is David's belief that each and every individual can benefit greatly from a consistent yoga practice, and more importantly everyone has the potential to begin this journey today in discovering peace of mind and a renewed vitality. In the words of Sir K. Pattabhi Jois, "Anyone can practice yoga. Young..Old...Except lazy people."

Paul Zipes

Certified RYT 200

Paul’s love of yoga started with a dare from his wife over 20 years ago. Since then he has learned that yoga is a never-ending lesson in ego, growth and health.  Over the years, Paul has owned a yoga studio, started an organization that offers free yoga classes for veterans and obtained certification from H2YO in Paddle Board Yoga. He currently works full-time at a local elementary school with students with autism. Paul is excited to teach new and experienced yoga students while at One Heart Yoga.

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