Gentle Candlelight Yoga

End your day with the tranquility of our gentle candlelight yoga class. Make a mind-body connection that will aid you as you work to improve your body’s flexibility and strength. The focus of this class is to gently explore what your body can do and then honor those accomplishments without judgment. Mostly seated poses, lots of stretching, with some meditation and/or pranayama (breath work). A perfect way to relax at the end of a long day or to rejuvenate your spirit any time. All levels are welcome. No experience needed. Attend this class over time and you’ll be pleasantly surprised how quickly your flexibility increases as does your ability to quieten your mind and find your inner peace.

Temperature: Comfortable

Level: Beginner

Class Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Trainer Address
Tuesday Jessica Shafer 99198 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, Florida 33037
Thursday Jennifer Borr 99198 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, Florida 33037
- - Jessica Shafer - at 99198 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, Florida 33037
- - Jennifer Borr - at 99198 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, Florida 33037

I can’t specifically remember my first yoga class. Yoga was introduced to me mainly as a physical practice for the purpose of exercise. My practice was sporadic and surface level for many years. In 2014, I attended my first week-long, silent meditation retreat. It was a life-changing experience. Over the years, I continued to attend silent retreats and develop my own personal practice, but it was difficult without the support of a sangha. I continued my intermittent yoga practice, trying various studios, but few were able to bridge the connection between asana practice and spirituality that I was unknowingly, deeply seeking. After moving to Key Largo in 2019, in an attempt to meet new people, I began taking classes at Key Largo Yoga. Amongst the members of this beautiful community, I realized the full depth of “yoga” that existed here. My personal practice deepened with the support of our studio’s exquisite teachers. When I decided to enroll in teacher training, I only hoped to further deepen my own practice. Due to the solid dedication to my practice during YTT, I became more aligned- physically, mentally, and spiritually. The impact was undeniable and I was eager to share it with anyone who would listen! I realized quickly that becoming a teacher would allow me an opportunity to spread this practice further than just those closest to me. So here we are. As I step into teaching, my intention is to hold space for my students so that they may feel a sense of calm, focus, and peace during our one hour on the mat together.

Jessica grew up in Syracuse, NY and moved to Key Largo in 2007.  She graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelors in Inclusive Education and a masters in Special Education and taught 2/3rd graders in NY for six years before moving to the Keys to take a teaching position at Key Largo School where she primarily works with students who have severe disabilities.  Looking for a stress release and another form of exercise besides training in the gym, Jess started practicing yoga back in 2013.  After seeing all of the benefits yoga had to offer both on and off the mat she started working on her children's yoga certification so she could bring yoga to first, her own students and then eventually all of Key Largo School.  The next step was to obtain her 200 HR RYT which she did right here at Key Largo Yoga in April 2017.