Wendy Santiago

Yoga, Pilates, Aerial and Personal Trainer

Wendy is the owner of Wendy Fit Yoga, Pilates and Personal Training Studio in Dunedin Florida. Wendy Fit Yoga  is a certified 200 hour Teacher Training School since 2001. Wendy is  a  1000-RYT yoga instructor. She fell in love with the practice of yoga in the early 80’s and became a certified Yoga instructor. Her passion for health and wellness took her quickly to Clinical Rehab work. The demand for Yoga as a tool for injury prevention and rehabilitation inspired her to continue her education in Iyengar methods for proper alignment.  Wendy began working with Special Needs clients to assist in rehabilitating from injuries and surgery. Becoming a certified Pilates Instructor and using the apparatus to assist in rehabilitating and/or preventing clients from injury was the perfect combination to take her to the next level in the industry. She has presented at a number of Health and Fitness Expo’s and National Yoga Conventions over the past 20 years. In 2000 Time Warner Network, which later became Bright House, began airing Wendy’s show “Yoga for the Healthy Mind and Body” which ran until 2017.

Wendy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida College, majoring in Dance. She is a certified Pilates instructor in STOTT, PEAK Physical Mind and Polstar. 

Sevdije Lika

Yoga, Pilates, Aerial, Personal Trainer & Belly Dance Instructor

Sevdije has been seriously practicing the beautiful art form of Belly dance since 1994 and grew up being entertained by bellydancers at family weddings. She now is excited to be teaching here at Wendy Fit. 

Along with Belly Dancing, she is certified in Pilates Equipment, Mat, and Yoga. Her clients have seen positive results in their transformations through consistent work, whether it is a slight case of scoliosis, menopause, poor posture, breathing better, seeking more strength, tone, and flexibility or simply just keeping up with an old injury and thinking “Prehab” instead of “Rehab” in order to stay strong safely as she has had an athletic lifestyle with her own injuries. 

For more information on Sevdije you may visit her website to see testimonials, video’s, and performances:  www.bellydancepro.com

Sara Terrell

Yoga, Pilates and Aerial Instructor

Sara has been a fitness professional since 1987. She has always had an infinite passion and love for dance and sharing her knowledge with others, and it has carried over into the fitness industry when she started working for Archie Manning Gold’s Gym. She has worked with NFL players and has appeared on national TV in a VH1 series in 2006. Sara enjoys inspiring all fitness levels to have fun and achieve their fitness goals! No two classes are ever the same, as she challenges students with variety and by constantly changing the dynamics of class. Sara’s style of teaching is influenced by traditions learned from growing up in Louisiana making her classes like gumbo, a mixture of many different techniques. She infuses every class with lagniappe – “A little something extra!”

Sara has studied and trained in classical ballet, jazz, contemporary and lyrical dance. She has been trained and certified in areas of yoga such as power, hatha, pre-natal, post-natal, and senior. She also has certification in Pilates through the Pilates Institute of America (PIA). She also works as a professional healthcare provider.

Cindy Cottrell

Aerial & Yoga Instructor

Cindy began her yoga journey when she shared her Mother’s practice following Lillias Folen on the local TV station. She created her own routine using books she purchased on the subject.

Eventually life took over and her yoga became a “lost” art. Cindy needed something to quiet busy mind and move her still body. She found her way back to yoga and began to realize her strengths and struggles. In 2016, she received her 200 Hour RYT Yoga Instructor Certification through Wendy Fit. Later in 2018, she acquired her certification in aerial yoga.

Julie Incremona

Yoga and Aerial Instructor

Julie Incremona discovered and fell in love with yoga over 15 years ago and was immediately drawn to the benefits of both the physical and mental aspect of the practice. She continued with her passion and completed the 200 Hr. Yoga Alliance certification in October 2016. Julie’s main objective is to help people on their journey by teaching a gentle style that will strengthen the mind and body to cultivate a sense of peace, balance and mindfulness that students can carry with them on and off the mat.

Katharine Kunz

Pilates Instructor

A native of Virginia, Katharine began her movement studies while a dance student at the Loudoun School of Ballet under the direction of Shelia Hoffmann-Robertson. She performed with the Loudoun Ballet Company and continued her studies at the Joffrey Ballet, Orlando Ballet, and BalletMet Columbus. Katharine holds a BFA in Dance Performance from Towson University. She went on to perform professionally with ballet and contemporary companies in Baltimore as well as New York City. She recently relocated to the Tampa area to dance with the Tampa Ballet Theatre.

During her time at Towson, she discovered the wonderful benefits that Pilates offers including, but not limited to, core strength and creating length in the body. After suffering an injury, she was inspired to further her Pilates studies and teach. She received her mat certification from Power Pilates in 2009. Katharine looks forward to sharing her love for Pilates with the Wendy Fit community!

Noelle Demo

Yoga and Aerial Instructor

Noelle Demo was born and raised near Denver, Colorado. At a young age, she started dance lessons and was a competitive gymnast for 15 years. She lettered in varsity gymnastics and diving all four years of high school. At the age of 20, Noelle was in a terrible roll-over car accident. Left with multiple serious injuries to her neck and back, her career as a gymnast was cut short. For years, she tried to ease the pain through physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medication. After living with no relief for so long, a friend introduced her to the healing power of Kundalini Yoga. Reminding her of her gymnast roots, yoga gave her body the strength and flexibility her body had been craving, all while easing her pain. 
From there, Noelle’s love for the healing arts and all things yoga began. Noelle later used yoga as a tool to energize and motivate her mother after her chemotherapy treatments. Seeing the amazing difference it made in her mother’s life, Noelle knew she wanted to bring this healing to others. Noelle found and fell in love with Aerial Yoga soon after moving to Florida, which inspired her to go on to get her 200-hour YTT at Wendy Fit Academy, as well as her Aerial teacher certification. She is also a certified Theta Healer.

Liseli Harloff

Aerial and Yoga Instructor

Liseli began her yoga journey at Wendy Fit after years of running left her with several painful herniations in my lower back. Once she started taking yoga and aerial classes, she realized that her pain levels were much improved. It was at that moment that Liseli decided to join Wendy at her 200-hour teacher training so that she could help others the way she had been helped herself. It is with great pleasure that Liseli teaches aerial yoga weekly to empower others to get stronger physically and mentally.

Ashley Hinds

Yoga Instructor

RYT200

Ashley began her yoga practice many years ago during a difficult pregnancy. Her practice benefited her physically, mentally, and emotionally. Finally, she had something to help with chronic pain that wasn’t medication – and it really worked!

As Ashley’s personal practice deepened, she felt called to share the gifts of yoga with others. She found a wonderful teacher and earned her yoga certification in 2015.

Ashley’s mission as a teacher is to meet her students right where they are and guide them along their own yoga journey.

Valentina Leone

Yoga Instructor

YOGA started as a passionate hobby and has became Valentina’s Dharma since her completion of 300 hours of Yoga Teacher Training in 2018. She successfully completed Level One Journey into Power Training in June 2019 at the Baptiste Institute. 

Yoga is a growing and learning experience, where the body finds new paths and opens up to a new perspective of Life.

Valentina’s teaching skills range from Power Yoga to Yin Restorative Yoga, where strength and ease are differently balanced and reached.

Valentina’s motto is “Only in the darkness, can you see the stars.”

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