About our owner

Shata was introduced to yoga after facing a life threatening illness in 1991. She has devoted her life to sharing yoga after years of healing and rigorous training in the disciplines with several well known Yoga masters; such as Swami Buaji, Shiva Rea, Rodney Yee, Kali Ray, Gurmukh, Tias Little, Sean Corn, Dr. Richard Miller, Nischala Joy Devi, Dharma Mittra and many more. Shata also holds a degree in Holistic Nutrition. Her background in dance gives a unique feel to her classes. She co-founded Yoga Central in 1998 which was the first Yoga Studio in Lake County and was open for 13 years. During this time she developed "Teaching from the Heart", a 200 hour teacher training program she has been facilitating for the last 10 years. Shata is the owner and director of Samacore Yoga & Barre in Mount Dora, Florida. The studio offers a wide range of daily Yoga classes, workshops and retreats. The studio also offers customized private yoga sessions and yoga therapy.

Shata Ben Avari Owner / Founder - SamaCore Yoga

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