BBY Teacher Directory for Florida

  • Lisa Long
    Lisa Long, E-RYT500, CYT, C-IAYT
    (BBY 200/500/800, Florida Director)

    Certified Yoga Therapist
    Certified Body Balance Yoga® Teacher
    Anusara-Inspired™ Yoga Teacher
    Pilates Comprehensive Certified, Balanced Body University®
    AFAA® Presenter
    International Assoc. of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), member

    Lisa Long has been teaching movement enthusiasts for over 20 years. She is a student first, deepening her personal journey inward and is regarded for her insatiable study of body and mind, safe movements and modifications. Her dedicated yoga therapy training with Jenny Otto has helped countless Florida students feel better through breath and movement. As a catalyst, Lisa’s focused eye sees students’ potential and areas for new awareness. Through her observation skills and progressive sequencing, she teaches others how to take good care of themselves. Everyday, Lisa is humbled and inspired by her students whose challenges and triumphs bring value, meaning and tremendous joy to her life. She is married to an awesome man and together they are raising two joy-filled children.

    JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA — Lisa Long Yoga & Pilates

  • Deborah Thorpe
    Deborah Thorpe, RYT500
    (BBY 200)

    Associate Body Balance Yoga® Teacher

    Deborah offers a flow class ranging from beginner to intermediate where all levels are welcome. Deborah’s classes include a mix of many asanas with variations/modifications and/or advanced poses. Her love of yoga is evident in her compassionate approach to teaching. She has completed over 1200 hours in certifications of yoga instruction offering a safe practice due to her knowledge of proper alignment and breath work. Since 2012, Deborah has studied under Jenny Otto and Lisa Long. In May 2015, she graduated from Body Balance Yoga's 500-hour program. Deborah offers private sessions to guide you through a new way to move! Teaching many techniques from her teacher training to assist you and teach you ways to improve the way you move daily! You will leave your mat feeling invigorated, refreshed, renewed and ready to take on any challenges you are faced with. You will leave class knowing you chose the right instructor! Deborah has conducted several Restorative Workshops for total relaxation and renewal. Recently Deborah studied under Roger Cole, Restorative Yoga Teacher. She is available for private instruction and will teach at your place of business. Offering a yoga class to your employees is a treat and a proven method to bring harmony as well as physical and emotional well being to your employees. For additional information please contact Deborah.

    Phone: 904.249.3851

Our Certified Teachers

Jenny Otto has certified 49 Teachers
in 14 States & Washington DC

All certified Body Balance Yoga® Teachers listed in this referral directory have received intensive training with Jenny Otto, are certified by her and have a dedication to higher learning and continuing education. These teachers are directly connected with the program and serve as support staff for Body Balance Yoga.

Those listed as Associate Body Balance Yoga® Teachers are those who have submitted their information for review and whose certification may still be pending based on completing a portion of their training or graduation requirements.

BBY Ethical Guidelines

  • Show humility & admit to your limitations
  • Verbally honor & pay tribute to your teachers & the sources of your knowledge & skills in each class
  • Be welcoming to all students, regardless of gender, race, religion, creed, nationality, cultural background, sexual preference, etc.
  • Always give the student the benefit of the doubt
  • Practice the Four Gates of Speech:
    Is it truthful?
    Is it necessary to say?
    Is it the appropriate time?
    Can it be said in a kind way?
  • Be modest when demonstrating or describing your talents & experiences
  • Truthfully & accurately represent your teaching experience & training in all self-promotion
  • Take the responsibility for creating & sustaining both a sacred & safe environment for all students

Body Balance Yoga - School of Yoga Therapy   //   203 Ridgely Avenue   //   Annapolis, Maryland 21401, USA
Phone: 301.717.9729   //   Email:

(The yoga therapy components of our courses are based on founder Jenny Otto's work and studies with master teachers, osteopaths, chiropractors, structural integrators, Rolfers, dancers and movement educators;
not derived from our status as an RYS with Yoga Alliance Registry.)