Annabelle’s classes incorporate the traditions of Iyengar, Ashtanga and Vini Yoga, with a focus on mindful flow, as well as holding poses for longer periods of time, creating deeper stillness. Annabelle brings a lifetime of travel and spiritual awareness to her practice and teaching. Students are encouraged to delve deeper into the many teachings through Asana, Meditation, Pranayama and Mantra. Annabelle first discovered the practice of yoga through Asana in 1997. She began teaching Yoga in 2007, while living in Yucatan, Mexico.
Annabelle is a registered E-RYT 500 teacher, and is certified to teach with Niroga as well as with the Prison Yoga Project. She currently teaches two Y12SR (The Yoga of 12 Step Recovery) classes in Oakland, Her studies in Trauma Informed Yoga have influenced how she guides her students through the practices.
Michelle has spent the last twenty years exploring several styles of Hatha Yoga in depth: Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Yogaworks, Vinyasa Flow and Anusara. In 2002 she met Ana Forrest and was inspired by her style enough to fulfill the rigorous requirements to become a Certified Forrest Yoga Teacher. A teacher’s teacher, Michelle recently completed a month as Ana Forrest’s Lead Assistant for an intensive 200 hr teacher training; and she is finishing her third year of co-facilitating a local teacher training. Tremendously skilled at tailoring the practice to meet the needs of each individual student, Michelle will ask you to challenge yourself safely. You will learn to listen to your body and work with the breath in order to find deeper levels of flexibility and strength that may surprise you. Michelle’s vibrant personality and sense of humor add a dash of fun and playfulness into the mix..
Seane Corn is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching that incorporates both the physical and mystical aspects of the practice of yoga. Her classes integrate dynamic vinyasa flow asana (linking movement with breath) with the application of precise alignment, meditation, visualization, intention and prayer to create an inner journey towards healing and empowerment.
Nikki Myers developed Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR) in 2004. Nikki is an accomplished yoga therapist, teacher and somatic experiencing practitioner. She is the founder of CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health in Indianapolis, IN. From her personal struggles with addiction, Nikki is quick to tell the world, “The 12-step program and Yoga saved my life – one is my lifeboat, the other my launching pad.”
Hala Khouri, M.A., E-RYT, has been teaching the movement arts for over 20 years. Her roots are in Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga, dance, Somatic Psychology, and the juicy mystery of Life itself.
“I am passionate about sharing what I know about yoga, somatic psychology, activism and parenting with you. I’ve dedicated my life to learning about the deep connections between the mind and the body, and I have discovered some incredible wisdom and tools along the way.” ~ Hala Khouri
Dr. Melody Moore, Ph.D.,RYT is a Clinical Psychologist and international yoga teacher who combines the therapeutic tools offered by both practices to her students. She is a social entrepreneur, conscious activist, and author. Melody is a faculty member for Off the Mat, Into the World and the founder of Embody Love Movement, a non-profit whose vision is to create a world of unconditional love in action.
Over the last 20+ years, Carrington’s study and practice of yoga has been a diverse journey through Bikram, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa, and everything in between. Carrington began teaching in 2010 and is E-RYT 500 certified. Her classes are a canvas of power, prayer, and presence, intertwined with messages of spirit, magic, and social responsibility. On a physical level, her teaching practice is about piecing together the individual parts of the body into the more powerful whole. On a soulful level, her passion both on and off the mat is in helping others find their voice and own their power through the many classes and workshops she teaches. On a collective level, the purpose of her teaching is to correlate yoga on and off the mat, ultimately paving the way from the I to the WE.
Maura Manzo is a the co-founder of Yoga Home, an award-winning studio outside of Philadelphia. Her classes are breath focused and challenging, encouraging a deepening of the physical and spiritual sides of the practice but also inviting critical thinking about how to show up in the world more empowered and engaged. Maura’s also known to be playful and lighthearted, bringing a sense of humor to everything she does. She has studied extensively with Off the Mat into the World and its founders and faculty, specifically around trauma informed practices and the intersection of social justice and yoga. Maura is committed to helping students remember who they are to themselves, each other and the world around them.
Monique Rogers is an Industrial and Organizational Psychologist, writer, healthy lifestyle evangelist, global traveler, self-proclaimed tech rebel, and a certified, registered E-RYT for Yoga Therapy. Monique’s extensive travels throughout the US and abroad have allowed her to work, study, and practice under some of the most well known instructors and physicians in the Yoga and holistic health communities.
She believes in a concept of rebellion for wellness (#rebelwell) by empowering change and personal responsibility through historical study, modern literature, science, and the ancient healing arts.
Owner of Alluem Yoga, Gina is an energetic, certified yoga instructor. Her practice embodies a combination of power, ashtanga, bikram and vinyasa flow-yoga. She has tapped into her 15 years of dance training, fitness instruction and physically active lifestyle to create her own unique yoga style. This mother of three children has incorporated yoga and meditation into her daily living and finds joy in educating others about the mental, physical and spiritual benefits of the practice. You will love the energy and spirit that Gina brings to her class. Not just because of who she is but because of who she wants the rest of us to be, our true essential selves. She believes that only by giving we gain what truly matters
Leslie Glickman, ERYT 500, started teaching Yoga in 1995 and has a passion for building community and creating a safe space for her students to grow. She has been working in health and wellness for over 23 years and is highly sought after as both a teacher and presenter and has developed a reputation as one of South Florida’s most recognized yoga personalities. She teaches a variety of styles and believes that there is a yoga practice for every “body”.
Laurie Eagle, Founder of Office Meet Yoga, left a successful, high-hustle career in medical sales to pursue her passion for health + wellness. Over the past 7 years, she has taught yoga in studios, parks, offices, gardens and lobbies—anywhere free of falling rocks really—all over California. Laurie is a certified mindfulness coach and loves watching people feel more powerful and balanced in their own skin. Laurie believes that contentment, self-kindness and playfulness are the stuff of a good life.
Erica Taxin Bleznak, CYT, M.S.W: I began my yoga practice in 1995 in the Ashtanga yoga tradition, after suffering an injury while training for a marathon. That injury, unbeknownst at the time, was a gift that led me to the path of Yoga. In 2005, I met my primary teacher Yoganand Michael Carroll and completed the Pranakryia Yoga Teacher training. I have been teaching private yoga for over 9 years, and am continually amazed at the transformative aspects of the Practice. I enjoy working with individuals with varying abilities–meeting each student in the place they are in. I truly believe that the Practice is accessible to everyone and with patience and breath that anything is possible.
Julie began practicing yoga when she was pregnant with her third child and in law school. Her good friend (a yoga teacher) noticed that Julie couldn’t tie her shoes and she was only 4 months pregnant! Knowing that she would never make it to finals, Julie signed up for a prenatal yoga class and she hasn’t stopped practicing yoga since!
Julie has been teaching yoga since 2001. Her first yoga teacher training was with Baron Baptiste. She received her 200 hour teaching certification from Corina Benner at Wake Up Yoga, and her 500 hour teaching certification from Yoganand/Michael Carroll.