Your Wellness Instructors


Debbie Sheme

Owner / Teacher Trainer / Instructor

Debbie Sheme is the proud owner of the Pilates Yoga Loft in Saint Augustine, FL. Also, she is the owner of Sanibel Pilates & Yoga on Sanibel Island, FL. She is married to her husband Mark for over 20 years. Debbie absolutely loves being a mom and enjoys all the kids she mentors in her life. She is very passionate about empowering clients with health and wellness at her studios as well as guest teaching at many studios in the US. 

Debbie's Ballet, modern dance and Pilates background grew at the University of Arts in Philadelphia, PA in concentration in dance and choreography. She danced professionally for many years but now finds her greatest joy in teaching others. As an educator, Ms. Sheme draws on many years of experience! She traveled and studied internationally and received her first 200 Hour E-RYT certification with Yoga Alliance in Greece. She leads Roots to Yoga 200hr and 300hr teacher training certifications and Aerial Yoga teacher training nationally through Sanibel Pilates & Yoga and Yoga Alliance. Also, her studios on Sanibel Island and Saint Augustine are officially RYS Yoga & Pilates schools with Yoga Alliance. Debbie is a certified Pilates instructor, Pilates Reformer teacher and holds certifications in Ayurveda Medicine, Yoga Therapy, SUP Yoga, Aerial Yoga and is a Wellness Advocate for the company doTerra. Debbie also teaches weekly Pilates Classes at Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra, FL and she teaches Pilates Reformers at In Balance Studio in Jacksonville beach, FL. Debbie is super excited to now call Vilano Beach and Saint Augustine her home.


Lucas Terrill

Studio Manager / Instructor

Lucas has his 200 hour RYT in Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga with Yoga Alliance and Sanibel Pilates & Yoga, holding specialty certifications in both Aerial Yoga and Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga (SUP). As a yoga instructor and massage therapist, Lucas strives to help students get their body back to feeling like themselves again; full circle- body, mind, spirit. Lucas has a passion for both Aerial Yoga and teaching traditional Vinyasa Classes. He has been traveling with Debbie for the last 6 years not only teaching along side her but helping as her studio manager as well. He loves traveling for retreats and certifications and his goal is to eventually give some guidance to yoga instructors all over the world. 


Jordan Thomson

Instructor / Personal Trainer

Jordan has been apart of the health and wellness industry since he graduated from high school. His passion is to help others achieve their health & fitness goals; but most importantly, have fun while enjoying the journey. He graduated from The National Personal Training Institute back in 2017, receiving a diploma in personal training and has been coaching with Orange Theory all around Florida ever sense. After receiving his 200 hour RYT Yoga Alliance Teacher Training certification with Sanibel Pilates & Yoga, he’s stoked to offer both the power and the gentleness of it all to both his fellow yogis and his fellow gym junkies.

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Stephanie Crown


Stephanie is a 200 hour RYT in Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga with Yoga Alliance and Sanibel Pilates & Yoga. As a yoga instructor, Steph strives to help beginners in yoga feel comfortable in class, learn essential postures, and ensure a safe practice for everyone. Steph enjoys teaching Yoga Nidra classes, Vinyasa, and gentle yoga classes. Beside Stephanie completing her 200hr yoga teacher certification she currently attends Everglades University as a alternative medicine major.

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Hannah Thomas

Studio Assistant

Hannah has been an avid yoga practitioner for almost half her life. Attending many different studios throughout her journey, she has adapted to several unique teaching styles. Along with the help of her mother who is a Hatha Gong and SUP Yoga instructor. Hannah also has an interest in plants, alternative medicine, the environment and all things metaphysical. She hopes to incorporate these passions into future teachings to help inspire others.



  • Vinyasa All Levels

  • Power Yoga Flow

  • Gentle Yoga

  • Yoga For Seniors

  • Restorative

  • Pilates Mat

  • Pilates Reformers

  • Tone & Sculpt

  • Barre

  • Beach Yoga

  • Sup Yoga

  • Yoga on the lawn

  • Aerial yoga

  • Restorative Aerial Yoga

  • Kids Creative Movement Classes

  • Mommy & Me Aerial Yoga

  • Kids Birthday Parties

  • Yoga & Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Certifications