Brittany is our fearless leader!  Co-creator of Leela Yoga, Lead Teacher and Yoga Alliance-Yoga Teacher Training Facilitator.  Well known in the local community and internationally as a Jivamukti Yoga Teacher and E-RYT, Brittany has studied with some of the yoga world’s masters: David Life, Sharon Gannon, Manju Jois, Ruth Lauer-Manenti, Petros Haffenrichter, David Keil, Robin Aurora, Kathryn Budig, Andrea Boyd, Jeffrey Cohen, and Bryan Kest to name a few. Brittany holds certifications for the Jivamukti Yoga Method, Ashtanga Yoga Method (primary series), and Hatha Yoga (vinyasa krama).  In addition to her elite training, Brittany has participated as a mentor in the Savannah Yoga Center’s Yoga Teacher Training, Lead Teacher and Facilitator at Yoga Bliss Yoga Teacher Training in Baton Rouge, and the creator of Louisiana’s newest yoga school and training program, Leela: Yoga Lifestyle.

Brittany is a personable and passionate Yoga Teacher, dedicated to sharing the yoga tradition and lifestyle with eager students. Recognized for the ability to empathize and develop relationships with people of different abilities and from varying backgrounds. With years of teaching under her belt, she is recognized for her extensive knowledge in yoga philosophy, the science of meditation, rigorous and creative asana sequencing, and amazing hands on assists. Ultimately, inspiring students through the practice of yoga to connect with their own personal wisdom, healing abilities, and expansive potential.  Offering and leading group classes, workshops, private lessons, yoga teacher training, meditation and mindfulness courses… something for everyone, wherever you are on your path.

“Yoga changed my life and brought me an inner happiness that I had forgotten was possible. I want to share that with others so that they too can find joy; after all, joy is what we are all searching for” – Brittany Roberts.

Brittany

Allie is a yoga teacher and Co-creator of  Leela Yoga.  Allie started practicing yoga in 2011 and became certified  under Brittany Roberts in 2018. Yoga philosophy is what
motivates and inspires Allie and being a yoga teacher gives her the opportunity to share this passion with others.

When you come to Allie’s class you can expect an energetic flow with upbeat music. “I love feeling connected and part of the community! We’re so grateful to be able to provide a space for people to come as they are and feel at home.” 

Allie

I started my yoga practice in 2009 in Tucson, AZ. Over the years, I found myself drawn to all aspects yoga including the philosophy and the physical asanas. Yoga became a way for me to really get to know my body and my mat became a place where she could move freely with intention. I eventually completed my 200 hour teacher training in 2013 at Yoga Bliss and have been teaching multiple classes a week since. You can expect to move through playful, sweaty sequences in my classes with fun, upbeat music. I like to challenge my students so when they leave they feel a sense of accomplishment and peace of mind. Off of the mat, I am a graduate student at LSU obtaining my MSW & I am a dog mom to my energetic rescue pup, Indiana Bones.

Lexi

Eric LaCour’s mind is excessively occupied with light. Not only is he infatuated with the light reflecting off of his portrait subjects but also the light within. Seeking balance he chose to take up yoga as the yin to his jiu jitsu yang. Through his breath-work and pranayama practices he hopes to help his students peel back the layers of their being so they may find the light within.

“Let’s get lit!”

Eric

Yoga, for me, maintaining its course over 14 uninterrupted years has been an integrative practice of physical, mindful, and spiritual means. After having completed the Advanced A series of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Method, I’ve spent my effort making congruency of the eastern philosophical doctrines, methods, and techniques I’ve studied with the western sensibilities of which I inhabit.

I keep returning to the work of yoga to share in its brilliance not only to light my own path, but in hopes for the entire human community to view the majesty that lies within each of us.  And it is this very work of returning, peering into the infinite, that will continue to deepen our relationships, keeping our bonds strong but light.

Oh, I play rocking music to help a rhythmic vibe and encourage you to unfold the potential of each moment. Come Practice.

Andrew

Originally a small town Mississippi native, I’ve called Baton Rouge home since following my heart here in 2012. Most of my life has been dedicated to being a caregiver. I am a mother to four people and seven animals! I’m not sure what I’m doing with my life, if not facilitating the growth of others! I have dabbled in yoga and different types of movement related activities for as long as I can remember. I began practicing yoga seriously and with intention near the end of 2017 as part of my healing journey. Through yoga, in all aspects of the practice and lifestyle, I found multifaceted healing. I became stronger physically and mentally. I found a sense of gratitude and absolution that had never been present in my life before. I learned to BE PRESENT. I received my 200 hr certification in 2019 and am so blessed to have had the opportunity to boost my training with Leela’s bridge program during Fall 2021. I enjoy teaching fast paced, high energy classes that remind you of how powerful you are, but I am absolutely able to meet you where you are in your practice and find what works for you. I’m still learning too. We can grow together as we flow together.

Leslie

I’m Brittnee, a 200-hour yoga teacher, LSU psychology student, and mom of two young boys. I spent four years teaching fitness classes before getting yoga certified in 2019. I fell in love with yoga during my training and have been teaching it ever since. My classes are a slow vinyasa flow that build strength, balance and flexibility. I focus on teaching proper alignment and body awareness, so students can excel further in their practice.

I also place a high value on listening to and honoring the body. Empowering my students to have autonomy in their practice. 
Perfect for beginners and intermediate yogis alike, my classes are open to all!
Love & light

Brittnee

I started my yoga journey in graduate school back in 1999, with simple yoga  “DVDs”to see what yoga hype was all about! Following that, while finishing nursing school, yoga  became a way for me to let out all that stress out from the demands of being a nurse.  I moved to LA as a travel nurse and was able to actually take classes daily with well renowned   teachers, Bryan Kest, Rudy Mettia, and Shiva Rea.  I began to take more and more yoga around the LA area and fell in love with power yoga and vinyasa practice. After moving to Baton Rouge and life changing events, such as  having two beautiful daughters and being a full time mom and nurse I knew YOGA would remain not just a “workout” for me but a necessary therapy!  It’s in my life daily, and simply just WHAT I DO. I received my 200 hr RYT teaching certification in April 2012.
My goal is  to blend different asana movements and transitions that may not be typical in a traditional yoga class with the breath. I do love exploring new movements and challenging students with fun arm balances, inversions and try to blend in stabilizing movement with a flow.
My ultimate intention when your come to my class is to sweat out the stress, the crazy and all that weighs you down, and leave class with feeling a lighter, more spacious and ready to take on anything -version of YOU!

Annie

Natalie at first didn’t know how to describe her teaching, wanting to say ‘I just teach yoga,’ while envisioning the shrugging girl emoji. She quickly revised that thought, though and said, “No, I guide yogis.” Natalie’s mission is to focus on people, and not a set of pre-sequenced postures. She believes that how you do anything is how you do everything: In her yoga practice, she gently challenges herself on the days it feels right, and likewise challenges students in her classes when it feels right. In her yoga practice, she embraces the expansion and mobility of not only the physical body, but especially the mind. Her classes are meant to provide the care, safety, and space for her students to do the same. She has been a yoga instructor since 2013 and in her ‘day job’ she is the chair of biology at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.

Natalie

Hello beautiful souls, my name is Savannah Guarino and I’m the brow/ yoga junkie. I started my yoga practice in 2018 while I was in an extremely low place. While attending yoga classes at tin roof brewing company I fell back in love with myself. The pain subsided, my body become strong and I felt a love for something I never thought I would feel. One day while practicing I knew I needed to take the next steps. So I attended Yoga Bliss Teacher Training in the Spring of 2019. Not knowing what will come next I taught my first class, finished my 200 hour teacher training, and haven’t stopped teaching since. I love being able to guide yogis through a moving meditation that I know personally can change your life. When you’re on your mat remember you are safe and you are whole. It’s all about what you make of it. Keep your breath flowing, your mind blank and let your body flow! Namaste

Savannah

Kristen Guarisco is a local resident of downtown Baton Rouge. She recieved her bachelor’s in dietetics/nutrition studies from LSU in 2017 and continued on to study habit change and yoga in 2019. Kristen helps students become more confident in their health choices. From services like yoga classes, nutrition workshops, meal prep challenges, and one-on-one nutrition coaching, students can learn more about the relationship to their body and mind. 

 

 

Kristen

Tami is a Baton Rouge native, Student of Brittany Roberts, completed yoga certification in 2018. New aspiring yogi. I grew up in Baton Rouge and all I have heard my whole life is how this town isn’t suitable for people to want to continue their lives here and that this is not where they want to be anymore. I aspire to grow this community and make it exactly the place everyone wants to be. Through destruction and chaos I went on a journey to find healing. Through mindfulness thinking, law of attraction and positive outlooks, led me to meditation, which then led me to yoga. Here, I found the healing I was looking for. In my classes I will have healing be the underlying basis to everything I teach and my goal is to spread as much knowledge of the history and philosophy of yoga so all my students can get a full understanding of why and what they are trying to achieve. I’ve always had the fear of public speaking, being vulnerable, and being afraid of what people may think of me. Through yoga I have grown and am conquering all my fears and you can too. No matter what they are. I want to inspire every soul I meet to become who they have always wanted to be because that is what I am achieving in my yoga practice. We can build a foundation together to grow, heal and love the community we live in. In the heart of Louisiana. There is no place better than home.

Tami

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