Gina Vardi is the owner of Flow Pilates and Yoga Center and is a certified Pilates instructor in Pilates Mat, Standing Pilates and Pilates Apparatus through the Physical Mind Institute, NYC. She completed her training through the B-Fit Pilates Center in Tampa, under the instruction of Charlotte Addington-Weikel. She has a background in ballet and gymnastics and has been teaching Pilates for 12 years including the B-fit Pilates Center where she mentored instructors in training. Her continuing education includes The Method Pilates, STOTT Pilates and has worked with Pilates Master Trainers including Elizabeth Larkam and Pat Guyton. She also holds a degree in Marketing.
Gina has also been practicing Yoga for over 10 years and is a 200 hr Registered Yoga Teacher. She completed her training in Vinyassa and Ayurveda through the Yoga Energy Studio in St. Petersburg, FL under the instruction of Sylvie Binge and Tim Gainley. She also attained her Pre-natal yoga certification at The Lotus Pond through Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts under the instruction of Jacci Reynolds,founder of the Pranakriya Pre-natal Yoga Program. Gina loves the fact that Yoga can calm her mind and strengthen her body at the same time and feels strongly that there is at type of yoga for everyone.
Gina first got into Pilates and Yoga through her own rehabilitation process due to a car accident which left her with a herniated disk in her back and bulging disks in her neck at the age of 25. She restored the health of her spine on her own through Pilates and decided to become an instructor. “I am walking proof that Pilates works!” “I not only rehabilitated myself but I transformed my body. I want to share that with others and let them know that Pilates and Yoga are great for everyone!”
Gina has also lived in Taiwan where she taught English to children and studied Yoga and Chinese for a year. While teaching in Taiwan she discovered how much she loved helping people and knew that’s what she wanted to do wherever her career path led her.