I debated for quite some time about starting yoga. I get pretty self-conscious and don’t like to look like an idiot. ZOE Yoga Lifestyle was on my very short list of possibilities, and what put it over the edge was the intimate classes and individualized attention noted on the website. I took the plunge finally and signed up for a set of private classes. I couldn’t be more glad I did! Dina is amazing. She’s patient, but not a push-over. She’s humble and very knowledgeable about her practice. She is observant and can recognize the areas that need the most work, and can explain why and how the troublesome areas are affecting you the way they are. She’s a great teacher and has helped me become very aware of my body, how I hold myself, and how to catch and correct myself. I used to have chronic shoulder and back tension for years, and I’ve just realized that I haven’t experienced that since I began working with Dina!!! Dina has also helped me recognize how tensely I always held myself and given me the key to turning that off. I think this is real yoga, how it was meant to be. It will be a lifelong practice to master the art, and I am grateful that Dina has helped me begin this journey! I couldn’t recommend her more highly!!!- Gerri Cox
I was the MOST surprised person when my MD told me I needed Yoga to prevent further racquetball injuries. But he was right, and Zoe Lifestyle under Dina is all I needed. The stretching is strengthening muscles I was not using. No more injuries. I see her one-on-one for continued training.
I never expected to get into yoga. i never thought it was worth the time. but i hurt my back pretty bad a couple years ago. i tried a chiropractor for several months with inconsistent results. my friend suggested this yoga alignment class. out of sheer desperation i tried it, and to my surprise, my back issues were fixed within 3 months. and i was hooked. it's been 2 years now, and i am still learning. it's still challenging.
Dina is a true healer in every sense of the word..a uniquely talented compassionate life instructor..we are lucky to have her here..
I've been practicing yoga for a little over 2 1/2years to help center me and help keep my alcoholism at bay. I went from studio to studio going thru the motions but not really connecting to or understanding my practice. I happened across a restorative yoga workshop guided by Dina and she has been my teacher ever since! Although Iyengar, the method of yoga taught at Zoe, doesn't appear to have the gracefulness of vinyasa but it's grace lies in its stillness and strength. Dina told me "give me 6 months, this practice will change you".Dina's knowledge of yoga is only eclipsed by her passion to share her knowledge. The Iyengar method and practice doesn't start and finish with a class, it starts the moment you show up for your first class and it never ends! Dina will guide and help you develop your own practice thru her enthusiasm and care for her students because ultimately it's your body your practice.After 9 months of practicing with Dina, she was right it changed me. I've become freer in my everyday movements and think and hope I've become more centered?!! If you are earnest in your journey into yoga and willing to work, then attend a few classes at Zoe and see why I and others are proud to call Dina their teacher.
I am currently 32 weeks pregnant and started going to Zoe Yoga toward the end of my second trimester when I started suffering from extreme piriformis muscle and sciatic nerve pain. Literally, after my first session with Dina, the pain began to dissipate. She is helping me focus on my alignment (especially hip), which has definitely shifted a bit during pregnancy, as well as loosening up other areas, i.e. hamstrings and mid back. I thought I had a decent understanding of the various yoga positions and proper form prior to going to Zoe; however, Dina has really educated me and increased not only my knowledge of the practice but also the benefits gained.
Dina is the best instructor in the Tampa area. She's the only one I trust sending my patients to for proper yoga instruction.
- Dr. Lambert Upper Cervical Doctor
Relaxing, calming and perfect setting for class and private sessions. My body is returning to its center and its a beautiful thing, Dina is a wonderful instructor.
I have scoliosis and have had hip pain for years. I have been treating with chiropractic and neuromuscular therapy for a number of years. After 3 private sessions with Dina, my hip pain is gone! I am going to continue with Dina and look forward to moving into her regular classes, too..She is gifted!! I highly recommend Dina.
I began at Zoe Yoga Lifestyle February 2015. At that time I could only dance one or two dances without hurting and huffing & puffing. After beginning class every other week and progressing within 6 months or so to once or twice weekly. I danced nearly every dance at my niece's wedding this past October 2015 without huffing and doing moves I haven't done in years. My posture and breathing have improved. My back is much stronger, with much less pain and more range of movement. I highly recommend Dina as an instructor. She knows what she is doing. Try her as your Yoga instructor for yourself. I'm sure you will benefit too.
If you are looking for a way to really learn about how your body works, safely practice yoga or find a way out of pain through yoga than this Iyengar/aligment based yoga studio is where you need to be! Dina Georgoulis has created a haven of learning and growth mindfully lead by herself, Tricia Amheiser and Bhavi. Their attention to detail and knowledge of postures, alignment, anatomy, physiology and resourcefulness feeds me as both a student of yoga and a yoga teacher. Come to work on you, get out of pain, learn about your body and as a result live a better life. I cannot recommend Dina, Tricia and the lovely space of Zoe enough!!!!
Zoe Yoga Lifestyle is a great place for Iyengar, alignment based yoga. Dina has been my teacher for over a year now and I have learned so much from her and she has really helped by body in terms of proper alignment and flexibility. I will continue to keep attending her classes and encourage others to do the same.
The difference between Iyengar yoga at Zoe compared to the few other yoga classes I have taken in the past is profound and amazing. I suffered a serious injury 15 years ago, and took some classes thinking that yoga might improve the balance problems I had because of those injuries. While they did help a little, what Dina has been able to teach me in my on-going efforts to improve my balance and continue to regain strength and flexibility has made a noticeable difference. And the Zoe Yoga space is absolutely wonderful.