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.
Shylah Ray Sunshine
Shylah’s musical sound and style are a blend of Neo-Soul, R&B, Blues, and Hip-hop, enrapturing audiences with her gospel-like voice, sensual tones, and ultra-moving lyrics. Inspired by her lifelong idols Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, Fela Kuti, and Bob Marley, Shylah’s music is most frequently compared to and influenced by the vocal style and spiritual deliverance of Alicia Keys and Erykah Badu. shylahraysunshine.com
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.
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.
Emmy was born and raised in The Ozark Mountains dancing and exploring. She has spent the past couple of years traveling to Central and South America immersing herself in the culture and plant realms of Peru and Costa Rica. There she learned of our ability to connect with plant consciousness and to deeply commune with spirit. Since returning to the States, she embarked on a Green Magic Apprenticeship which grew her knowledge of herbal remedies alongside plant spirit medicine. Here is where she learned the power of common plants and their ability enhance our wellbeing. She is a proponent of reciprocal relationships with the plants and hopes to share ways of relating that open the possibility for plant - human friendships to emerge.
Misty Love, Acrolove Certified
Misty Love is a certified AcroLove Instructor and Event Coordinator in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She first encountered acro shortly after coming out of a 15 year abusive marriage. What she discovered was an activity and community that promoted healing on many different levels. Acro helped her learn how to develop trust with other human beings as they lifted her up and supported her both figuratively and literally. Along with presenting opportunities to improve communication skills, Acro also provided her with fun filled ways to become more athletic while enjoying non sexual human touch that we all need to thrive in our daily lives. She views acro as powerful healing tool and confidence booster. Misty became an instructor and continues to sharpen her skills so that she could help spread the passion, love, and joy of Acro with you.
Bri the Light
Bri of the Light is a heart-centered medicine musician, fiercely dedicated to using her gifts to manifest the New Earth. Bri's heart songs inspire growth, increase awareness, incept truth and integrate the idea of oneness. She is grateful to serve, focused upon the goal of ascension through personal work supported by vibrational repatterning. She holds a strong vision of a future of unity and harmony together with all of life, using songs as bridges to that sacred future and intentional presence in the moment as the stepping stone. The time is now for our rising, become the change- witness the shift. linktr.ee/Brithelight
Aubrey Barker, 200 E-RYT, YACEP
As an Arkansas native, you can often find Aubrey wandering the Ozarks, connecting to the plant medicines she grew up with. As she began to immerse herself in the yoga community of NWA, she began to see the power of cacao and herbal practices. Connecting with these plant medicines in a way that not only supports her but honors the plant has supported her beyond measure and she is thrilled to share them with you!
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.
Kate Bryan from Veg Out Tulsa
Kate found her passion for cooking as a deep meditative practice a decade ago. She has been vegan for a little under 6 years and by living out her own truth she is now been able to share food as medicine with her community. She has education in nutrition, and a deep dedication to serving others. She studied yoga in Newport Beach, CA in 2019 and teaches locally when she isn’t at the farmers market or whipping up goodness in the kitchen! She strives to bring her two worlds together as her company “Veg Out Tulsa” organically formed; starting in a local yoga studio as a meal prep professional in an Ayurvedic medicine cleanse under a practitioner. From there she has taken off with weekly mason jar meal prep menus, multiple local business caterings, BE LOVES 8th birthday celebration, and now on to her favorite niche- catering yoga retreats. She believes mind, body, and soul is the beautiful trifecta we should always be striving to nourish. Having these two passions intertwine has allowed her to live out her dreams and step into purpose. “My purpose is rooted in food medicine. I found this in a very organic way and as a yoga instructor, I believe it is essential in our practice to fuel our bodies with beautiful nutrition from the earth. I’m so excited to share this space with each of you, and strive to make your tummies and hearts happy! “