My yoga journey began while traveling in Australia and Southeast Asia and under the guidance of my dad, a longtime yoga teacher and practitioner. I completed my initial teacher training with Karolina Sharma in Dharamsala, India and I've since studied with Geoffrey Roniger in New Orleans, Louisiana - my home for the past 12 years. I now live in Bogota, Colombia with my dog, Don Ramon. My classes are designed to create awareness through a challenging yet accessible flow rooted in alignment. I'm a lover of plants, travel, handwoven baskets and coffee.
I have been practicing yoga for over 10 years, first introduced to the discipline in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was not long before I felt the benefits of a consistent yoga practice both on and off the mat. I began my studies under the guidance of Dina Tsouluhas, Britton Darby, Sarah Nuefeld, and Guillaume Brun of Moksha Yoga in Montreal, Canada and New York City. I continue to dedicate myself as both a student and a teacher of this practice, last year founding Supta Yoga Nantucket. I aim to inspire curiosity by offering a supportive and challenging practice initiated and guided by breath.
Isabel sought out yoga at age 15 as a way to continue mindful movement after deciding to quit competitive dance. She completed her 200 hr YTT in Bali in 2014, and soon after returned to New Orleans and began teaching full-time. Isabel completed a trauma-informed yoga training in 2016 and began working with kids and teens in New Orleans schools and after-school centers, in addition to teaching community classes and working individually with clients. Currently employed as a full time mental health clinician, Isabel is thrilled to embrace the fusion of eastern and western approaches to healing .
Her approach to yoga emphasizes sound alignment, clear instruction, thoughtful sequencing, and a playful mentality. She credits her yoga journey over the years for her commitment to self-awareness, humility, mindful action, self-love and balance. She is super stoked to be teaming up with the lovely Shan for this YC retreat in one of her favorite places in the world (Colombia!)
Lindsey Crow is a New Orleans Native and was cosmically guided to the practice of yoga because she deeply needed a healthy way to stay wild and grow spiritually. She was inspired by the way yoga seemed to remove stress and create a sense of personal rhythm through intense situations. Lindsey has been teaching yoga since 2008. She has completed multiple advanced teacher trainings including anatomy intensives with Leslie Kaminoff and a specialized training in Yoga Therapy for injuries and physical ailments. Lindsey is a full-time yogi. She teaches an impressive amount of weekly classes of all types including workshops, privates, and conventions. Most recently, Lindsey led the 200 hour Reyn Studios Vinyasa Yoga Teacher training. As a teacher, she believes in thoroughly integrating principles of alignment with principles of movement into creative, fluid, and truly fun classes.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Bella Blue is mostly known for her presence in New Orleans and the world as a burlesque performer, producer, and educator. She started dancing at the age of 3 and studied extensively in ballet and modern. As she entered adulthood, she put her dreams of becoming a dancer on hold to start a family. 2 kids and one really bad hurricane later, burlesque entered her life and became a career path that has taken her to stages all over the world. Given the nature of the stress that dancing puts on the body, Bella was drawn to yoga for it's physical healing properties. She began taking yoga in 2008 at Swan River after being diagnosed with degenerative disc disease in her cervical spine. Her relationship with yoga vacillated through the years but she always knew that at some point she would want to take the leap to become a yoga teacher. Since May of 2016, Bella has dedicated much of her time to yoga teacher trainings and as of November 2017, has completed over 500 hours of training. With Bella's experience as a dancer combined with the teachings of yoga, you'll find that her classes provide a playground for balance, alignment, and challenging sequences that encourage students to explore their boundaries; physically and mentally. Her focus for the future is to attend trainings focused on PTSD and trauma and how yoga can support healing and recovery. She is extremely grateful for her teachers JackSun SLaughter and Lindsey Crow. She is inspired by the teachings of Lama Marut, Brene Brown, and Patanjali. She feels honored to have been chosen to be the mother of her two greatest teachers in life, Noah and Landon.