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Deb Bobier, a certified, and registered Yoga Instructor, is founder of Yoga Bound. She has over 2500 hours of teaching and training in Hatha, Ashtanga, Restorative, and Iyengar styles of Yoga, including extensive and intensive training in India, the heart and soul of Yoga.
Her training includes Yoga Philosophy, Ethics and Lifestyle, Anatomy and Physiology, Teaching Skills and Practice, Adjustment Skills, Restorative Postures, Partner Yoga, Pre and post natal Yoga, Yoga for those with medical issues, Meditation, and Pranayama, Sequencing, Prop Usage and Asana preparations and modifications, Stress and Relaxation Management, Breath Work and more.
Her interest in Eastern philosophies and homeopathy has directed the many facets her life has taken. In addition to traveling, reading, writing and nature, her interests are in the areas of ‘Wellbeing’ from a holistic approach. She embraces all dimensions of healing using tools, techniques, and philosophies from Yoga, Metaphysics, Holistic Healing, as well as the strengths of Western medicine.
Yet there is another side. A very multi-faceted personality. Debra has a long and successful track record in the dynamic field of broadcasting. She was a knowledgeable and caring employee, and once becoming a manager, felt it her responsibility to develop each person on her staff to be the best they were capable of being. While giving clients exceptional customer service. This resulted in people seeking her out for management positions when they were looking to turn their companies around, or improve their bottom line sales.
Debra teaches Yoga, as well as Meditation and Relaxation classes. She conducts workshops in these practices as well as issues revolving around empowerment, and self actualization, realization. She is also a Holistic Lifestyle Coach. And created, launched and maintains this website YogaBound.com, an online community for information on everything Yoga and Holistic and other topics that contribute positively to one’s well-being. And is a marketing arm for any Yoga Teacher, or Holistic Therapist. Debra feels strongly about supporting people that are doing what they love so that they can continue to make a living…..doing what they love.
She developed, manufactures, wholesales and retails her own line of exclusive Yoga products using cottage industry people. It is important to her that she support local families and artists that have learned skills from one generation to the next so that these skills aren’t lost.
She sells her yoga mat bags, yoga tanks and tops, silver yoga jewelry, yoga sarongs and other “Cool Stuff to Buy”, in the shopping area of Yoga Bound, at select shows, as well as select boutiques around the world. Debra, along with her husband Roger, host yoga vacations, holidays, getaways and travel adventures featuring special Yoga in Bali Retreats. And Yoga in Thailand Retreats. And other international retreats in S.E. Asia, and other parts of the world. With much of the proceeds going to SEVA (selfless acts).
Her latest venture, Sarong Boutique, was launched in 2003. Sarong Boutique carries her own line of unique beach and surf wear, sarongs,beach cover ups, billabong style boards shorts, mini beaded sarongs, dresses, pants, beach clothing, beach bags and other tropical products for under the sun. With an extensive supplier network developed over 13 years, sourcing for other products is also available should you be interested in a custom order.
Debra has 25 years experience in the dynamic field of Broadcasting, 12 of which were in upper level management. Her skills are in the areas of sales, marketing, promotions, human resources, people management, team building, coaching, recruitment, public relations, customer service, management, operations, event marketing and more.
Debra has numerous awards for outstanding achievement. And certificates of completion from the dozens of seminars, and workshops attended throughout her career. Her support of the community encompasses volunteering at events like ‘Paint your Heart out Tampa Bay’, St. Anthony’s Triathlon, and others.
While President of AWRT (American Women in Radio and Television) she created, developed and launched a large media event in the Tampa Bay area (Sundown), the proceeds of which were used to fund college scholarships for those in need.
She loves adventure, and traveling and has lived in Turkey, England and Germany. For over 17 years she has made annual trips to SE Asia for months at a time. She has traveled extensively throughout the US, Europe, Costa Rica, Honduras, Cuba, Mexico, Jamaica, Panama, and most of the other parts of the world.
Currently, she donates 15% of all sales to various charities that she is passionate about, both at home and abroad, like “The Breast Cancer Foundation”. She also has a YogaBound.com Teacher Training Scholarship which she contributes too, and solicits contributions to provide Yoga Teacher Training for under privileged individuals that want to make a living teaching Yoga, or to empower themselves. She is also always on the look out for other SEVA (selfless voluntary service) opportunities, as she feels strongly it is her duty to help others empower themselves. Her motto is “How can I help!”
She is a certified Yoga Instructor, (registered Yoga Alliance teacher at the 500 Hour Level) and Holistic Lifestyle Coach. She is a member of the SYTA (Suncoast Yoga Teachers Association). She also has training in Metaphysics, Hypnotherapy, Stress Management and other similar disciplines.