Svetlana Grassel, Tai Chi & Zumba Gold Instructor

I’m a professional dancer from Belarus with a lot of stage performances; moved to USA in 2001.
Well versed in composition, choreography styles, certified in Zumba and Zumba Gold, Ballet Barre, Tai Chi for Balance, Tai Chi for Energy, Tai Chi for Diabetes. I’m a member of Tai Chi for Health Community and a Tai Chi Instructor for Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida. As a school teacher (Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, University of Belarus), I have developed excellent communication, interpersonal, and organization skills, enabling me to interact with a wide range of individuals. Also trained as a Medical Assistant (Michigan, Carnegie Institute), I have knowledge of anatomy and physiology, food and nutrition.


 My Tai Chi for Energy and Balance class consists of fluid, gentle movements that combine physical exercise with a meditation component, relaxed and slow in tempo. I teach Tai Chi because I want to help people improve their health, to develop patience, tranquility and inner balance, improve balance and reduce risk of falling.


Zumba Gold class perfect for older adults who are looking for modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity. Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance. In my classes I maintain a positive attitude that motivates participants to do their very best, and can express myself in a clear and easy manner, that makes it easier for the group as a whole to understand the instructions given.