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.

When asked why she became a yoga teacher, Brittany answered: “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


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LexiI 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 I 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

Stephanie graduated with her Bachelor’s in Psychology during the Fall of 2017 from Southeastern Louisiana University. During the beginning of her college journey she found the beautiful practice of meditation, which jumpstarted her curiosity with the mind. Within her last semester of college she found yoga and instantly fell in love with its psychotherapeutic benefits.
Stephanie has always had a love for teaching and public speaking. Once she found her love for yoga it was obvious that she needed to combine her passions. She earned her certificate from the Yoga Bliss Teacher Training in the Spring of 2019.
Stephanie enjoys teaching in the studio as well as in the community. Her classes can range between a soft spoken gentle flow to a powerful energizing flow depending on the energy of her students. She is always conscious of adapting to her environment and understands that her students are her greatest teachers.

Stephanie

Kim

In her early 20s, Kim found herself living in a diverse transitioning neighborhood in DC; in an old rowhouse building with a local yoga studio on the floor below. Yoga District had no mirrors, no swag, + no frills. The people were knowledgeable, anchored, and badass; and Kim was hooked.

She swept the floors to start, and in 2010 graduated with a 200 hour certification and started teaching. Kim has been teaching since. Over the years Kim has learned from many students and teachers; as well through exploration in her personal home practices. Since then, she has earned her “E” (experienced) by teaching over 1,000 hours; and completed a 300 hour training in Costa Rica with Authentic Movements.

Kim hangs onto the honest and humble energy found at that first studio. She strives to create it’s authenticity in her classes – a space for supported playfulness that allows each unique spirit to surface.

 

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Natalie LNatalie 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.

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Natalie

While searching for a way to manage PTSD and anxiety, yoga found her back in 2014 while completing her BS in Environmental Science. Yoga did not, however, become the guiding beacon that it is today until she completed her yoga training in the spring of 2019. Since then, she has put yoga philosophy at the forefront of her teaching along with additional methods such as breathwork and meditation. Finding ways to help others embody the person that they are today is key to her instruction. Alignment is crucial. Her classes are inclusive with functional and dynamic twists.

 

Natalie M

AnnieI 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