We are super excited to have an amazing line-up of talented instructors and teachers to lead the Fall Big Om Yoga Retreat. Read below to learn more about the wonderful humans who will be leading each experience.
Megan Amelia Burnett, 200 E-RYT, YACEP
A devoted dancer and athlete her whole life, Megan has a passion for movement and sharing the joy and the balance that dancing and yoga both guide us to. In 2006, after dabbling in a few 'gym yoga' classes, she took her first studio class with an instructor who actually touched her and helped align her properly into a pose. She was hooked and immediately started to see a transformation in her dance training and her life. Seeking to also empower others with the tools to find balance within themselves, she started her yoga teaching journey in 2011 and has since guided classes and workshops in cities from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
Megan's teaching approach creates a gooey, endorphin-releasing practice environment that her students refer to as 'Yummy Yoga'! She is passionate about teaching healthy alignment and yoga 'from the ground up', which draws both beginners and experienced practitioners to classes that are both playful and soulful. When not in the studio, she's with her son, romping outside, playing her ukulele or cooking/ dancing in the kitchen.
Nicole Peltier Hall, Owner of The Yoga Room
Nicole Peltier studied at Mount Madonna Center in the Santa Cruz mountains of California in 2000. She and Tom Tobias opened The Yoga Room in 2001. Her classes are creative and inclusive, all students seem to benefit and enjoy her style of teaching. She enjoys combining music of all kinds with her flow yoga classes and has been using live music to take her class experience to the next level. She also loves teaching beginners and mellow stretch classes. Most of her classes are powerful and energetic, so be prepared to go the distance.
Alfred Meneses, RYT 200
Alfie started yoga as a way to recover from a weight lifting regimen and to destress from working retail management. He soon realized that Yoga started giving him something much deeper; he found higher self-esteem, self-love, and empowerment he never found from just working out in a gym. After a year and a half of practicing, he received his RYT-200 from ViraVinyasa Yoga School in April 2018. Other training Alfie has received include 15 hours of Yin Yoga with Melissa Christensen and 17 hours of Pranayama with Mark Stephens.
Alife teaches Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation in public classes as well on his Youtube channel, “Fully Inspired: Yoga + Breath by Alfie”. Beyond the physical aspects, Alfie believes compassion, vulnerability, transparency, and heartfelt playfulness are key aspects in attaining true strength and empowerment. The heart of Alfie’s teaching comes from the connection between his practice and life experiences; and he strives to inspire his students to connect their movement and breath on the mat to how they move and breathe through life off the mat.
Ana Svedberg, Sheltering Tree Yoga Retreats
Bio Coming Soon:
Hailey Boswell, Manager of Be Love Yoga Studios
Hailey first started doing yoga in college for the physical benefits it offered, but it didn’t take long before she felt the change yoga was making in her heart and mind as well as the body. Yoga helped her deal with the stress of working her way through college in a positive way, and continues to do so. She discovered a new sense of love for herself and others, which she had never felt before. Yoga invites her true authentic self to shine through, and allows her to feel more confident in everything she does. Hailey received her 200-hour teacher certification from Everyone Yoga School in May 2016. She teaches a vinyasa flow style class and enjoys teaching all types of classes ranging from soft, medium, to powerful.
Heather Day is a Priestess of Sacred Union. She weaves with various aspects of the yin and yang, masculine and feminine, mind and body to return them to a state of union. This is accomplished through her unique lens of somatic embodiment practices, her own unique take on Jungian and Sacred Union archetypal roles, and exploration with the elements. Within Heather’s sacred womb space of unconditional love and acceptance, the safety and freedom are found to explore and release some of our deepest held traumas and beliefs around union. When not swimming in the depths of inner nebulousness, Heather can be found playing, dancing, painting and creating with her two young daughters; always relearning from them what it means to live life full spectrum and fully embodied.
Joe Picorale, Owner of Be Love Yoga Studios
Joe has began practicing yoga in 2010 and is a RYT 200. He was one of the original founders of the I AM Yoga Festival in the fall of 2010 and opened the first Be Love Yoga Studio in 2013. With the help of the growing #belovecommunity at Be Love Yoga Studio Joe has since expanded with a second studio in to Broken Arrow Oklahoma and a third in Downtown Jenks America. Joe's passion is connecting people and creating the framework for a community that will change the world. Joe is the creator of the Big Om Yoga Retreat and he will be leading the opening yoga class at the first ever retreat.
Hannah Demuth, High Vibrations Coaching
As founder of High Vibrations Coaching, Hannah Demuth stands passionately for you and your most authentic life. Through her unique holistic approach, Hannah shows women how to create their version of a beautiful life. Realizing women are divine, holistic beings, Hannah’s program incorporates sound baths, guided meditations, yoga and breathwork. Where the traditional coaching approach is limited, Hannah crafts unique strategies for her clients. Having overcome her own setbacks, Hannah cultivated the last 5+ years of experiences, lessons, teachings and programs to bring a fresh approach to guiding the mind. Prior to coaching, Hannah spent 8+ years in managing, selling and leasing luxury Real Estate in Tulsa, OK. Hannah is a “big sister” through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Okalahoma and resides in Tulsa with her dog Emmie Lou. When Hannah is not traveling, she spends her free time at her local yoga studio, Be Love or sipping a mocktail in her Hannah Cabana.