We are actively looking for additional certified teachers of Yoga, Meditation and healing arts workshops. Reach out to Amy and tell us about your background.
Marion was born and raised in Southern California. Her yoga practice began at 17 years of age as a mandatory component to massage school, and was met with a little bit of youthful stubbornness. Over the years, massage and education took the limelight, as Marion had studied various biologies, anatomy, physiology and kinesiology. Yoga was always in the background, serving as a physical outlet more so than a creative one. And then one day, it clicked- yoga and massage go hand in hand. She began taking yoga much more frequently and seriously, and her first yoga certification process was in Los Angeles. Vinyasa, Prana and Power were her first and most influential loves on the mat. Noticing the stuck-ness in bodies and the large disconnect of the mind/body, Marion's teaching style developed into a very powerful and effective practice. Her current practice is very anatomical, alignment based and goal oriented, driven to give people the most amount of freedom and ownership of their bodies in the shortest amount of time. Very recently, Marion took another certification with Shanti Yoga Shala here in New Orleans, and her yoga vocabulary has expanded greatly- now not only just a power leader, but proficient in gentle flow, pregnancy and reatoratives, as well. A 16 year practice, a 6 year teaching streak, and a lifetime of a journey, Marion is happy to share the gift of yoga.
Amy grew up in Gretna, and moved to Berkeley for college excited to experience life outside the South. She found the California lifestyle suited her bohemian spirit. Moving to Los Angeles in 2001, Amy found her path as a writer, performer and lover of using the creative life for healing life's trauma's, big and small. She earned a masters in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica where she learned how to align and co-create her life with Spirit. At USM, Amy discovered conscious dance and embarked on a weekly practice of surrendering to the process of dance as a meditation. In 2014, Amy published a memoir and returned to New Orleans to be closer to family. She is blessed to work in leadership development for a tech company and is a big proponent of mindfulness in the workplace. She is also mother to a joyful nine year old daughter.
Amy is the owner of Nola Soul and certified professional life and leadership coach. She offers one-on-one coaching specializing in reinvention coaching for people looking to launch into a new direction in their personal or professional life. Visit AmyLewisCoaching.com for more details.
Angela is a lifelong resident of the Westbank. She discovered her true love of yoga when she joined a yoga studio in January of 2016 and found herself attending yoga classes daily. The opportunity presented itself at her home studio for teacher training and she knew this is what she wanted to do, share the love of yoga with others. She received her 200 hour Teacher Training Certification from Yoga Krewe in March of 2017. She also is an Advanced Next Generation (Kids) Yoga Teacher. September 2017 she completed a Swan River Restorative Yoga Teacher Training.
She also enjoys volunteering with the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, along with other local animal rescue groups and non profit missions, and a round of golf whenever possible and traveling the world.
Lauren first found yoga as a way to heal past injuries. Upon seeing the words “Practice and all is coming”- Sri Pattabhi Jois, she kept returning to the mat despite having no flexibility and a myriad of spinal oddities. She sees the physical practice of yoga as a gateway to the deeper exploration into the subtleties that lie below the surface, it only asks that you show up. Yoga has given her the ability to navigate the chaotic world with greater understanding of both herself and how to relate to the world. It has infinite potential to redefine how we see the world and as we grow we are able to find ways to incorporate the sense of magic and beauty yoga cultivates on the mat into the context of daily life.
Lauren completed her 200 hour teacher training at Yoga Krewe in 2017. Having degrees in psychology & biology and many years as a caregiver, her classes are informed & creative. Constantly learning new ways to resonate with her students, her classes are a hybrid of the collective experiences unfolding daily, as well as, the ones since her journey began 18 years ago.
Meghan has been living in New Orleans since 2009 besides her trips away while studying yoga and massage. Meghan completed a 200 hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training at the dhyana Center in Sebastopol, California in the summer of 2015. She then went on to massage school at the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga. Meghan has spent the majority of her time in New Orleans in elementary schools as an educator and is now working as a massage therapist and yoga teacher full time. She loves to make yoga fun and accessible and nerd out about anatomy! Come to her class to learn more about alignment, mindfulness, and self love.
Jami fell in love with yoga while living in Southern California and working as Editor-in-Chief for several publications. Yoga was a way to calm her executive brain and find center in the storm of a busy life. Married to a Marine and uprooted to Japan, Jami had the opportunity to complete a Fusion/Vinyasa teacher training, something she had always wanted to do but never had the time.
During training, Jami realized her true calling was teaching. She quit her prestigious career, now done virtually, and started teaching at the local military bases - working with veterans, wounded warriors, dependents and local nationals. While in Japan, Jami expanded her knowledge of exercise science getting additional certifications in Pilates, group exercise, indoor cycling, high-intensity interval training, aquatics for athletes, BodyCombat and many more.
Recently transplanted to New Orleans, Jami shares her zest for life and love of yoga with our members and guests, through fun, empowering classes that encourage students to step out of their comfort zones, love their authentic selves and live their best lives! .
As an adult, Pam has been an aerobics and weight training enthusiast. Yoga fit into those practices but not all that often. About 2 and a half years ago , she decided to go back to Yoga - but in a more focused way. Fast forward to today. It took exactly one class to remind her how much she loved it; and, how much she had been missing. Pam now practices yoga 6 days a week in addition to her teaching. Pam received her 200 RYT Training at Yoga Krewe on the West-bank, in April of 2017. She enjoys sharing her practice with others and continues to learn more every day about how to be a Yogini. Pam believes that yoga is a journey that can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone, regardless of age, body type or size, disability, spiritual orientation, or health. Her favorite Yoga word is OHM. Her favorite Yoga Goddess is Durga. She is the warrior goddess, whose mythology centers around combating evils and demonic forces that threaten peace, prosperity, and dharma of the good. She is the fierce form of the protective mother goddess, willing to unleash her anger against wrong, violence for liberation and destruction to empower creation.