SPRING BIG OM YOGA RETREAT LEADERS
We are super excited to have an amazing line-up of talented instructors and teachers to lead the Spring Big Om Yoga Retreat. Read below to learn more about the wonderful humans who will be leading each experience.
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.
Danielle Smoke, Fire Goddess
200 Hour yoga teacher at Be Love Yoga Studio Pryor. Long term Big Om Yoga Retreat fire tender and leader.
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.
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 and self-love, and empowerment he never found from just working out in a gym. After two years of practicing, he received his RYT-200 from ViraVinyasa Yoga School in April 2018.
Alfie teaches medium-level and powerful classes in his signature Vinyasa(less) Alignment Flow format. His classes focus on building total mind-body awareness through safe alignment, foundation, muscle action, core strength, spinal integrity, and breath work. His intention is to facilitate a challenging yet accessible experience with options to modify or progress, thus empowering each individual no matter where they are in their practice. Beyond the physical aspects, Alfie believes compassion, vulnerability, transparency, and heartfelt playfulness are the most important aspects to attaining true strength and empowerment-body, mind, and spirit.
Vinyasa(less) Alignment Flow is Alfie's signature format which serves as the blueprint for his flow-based classes. Alfie teaches a well rounded flow of standing and balancing poses, woven around a theme, biomechanic focus, or challenge pose. The hallmark of Alfie's classes come from his minimal to no vinyasas approach. Geared towards practitioners of any level, the omission of vinyasas (high to low plank - up dog - down dog) provides an accessible class to those with wrist or shoulder injuries or conditions, yet stays true to the fluidity and grace of a Vinyasa flow class and the challenge and vigor of a Power class.
Alfie draws influence from traditional and postmodern Vinyasa, Baptiste Power Vinyasa, Ashtanga Vinyasa, and Iyengar. He utilizes creative yet intellectually sound sequences to build a class that is safe, grounding, opening, strengthening, balanced, and meditative for the individual overall-body, mind, breath, and spirit.
Bio coming soon
Nate Huddleston, Retreat Chef
Nate is a Missouri native, but, began his career here in Tulsa. His love of cooking was kindled from his grandmother and has continued to blossom with each new experience. The previous kitchens he’s worked in include: foolish things bar & biscuit, the bull in the alley, and most recently is a patissier at the tavern in downtown Tulsa. If he’s not in the kitchen you’ll find him at a local coffee shop, camping, oil painting, or practicing yoga.
Joe Picorale, Owner of Be Love Yoga Studios
Joe 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 Downtown Jenks America and two franchised studios in Bristow, OK and Owasso, OK. 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 teaches regularly at both Be Love Yoga Studio Locations.
Shelby Bull-Williams, Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, Yoga Tune Up® Teacher, Founder of Balanced Bodies
Shelby started Massage Therapy in 2007 and Yoga in 2008. She traveled with her practice coast-to-coast and found her roots in Tulsa, OK, where she established Balanced Bodies in 2013. She has trained and partnered with several area gyms, professional sports teams, fitness professionals, and doctors who share her vision for optimal conditioning, health, and wellness through Yoga and Massage therapy.
Shelby takes a therapeutic approach to self-care, fitness, athletics, and pain management with Massage Therapy and Yoga. She specializes in neuromuscular therapy and deep tissue massage as well as an integrative and practical style of Yoga. She studied with Jill Miller, founder of Yoga Tune Up®, and the Roll Model Method®, to combine Yoga and Massage as a way to encourage clients to practice healing themselves with an emphasis on proprioception, mobility, body mechanics, and recovery.
Shelby is a wife, mother, homeschooler, business owner, massage therapist, yoga teacher, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner, blogger, anatomy nerd, and busy body. She has found how to love and care for each and every client, student, and follower by tuning in and creating balance for herself through self-care, massage, and yoga.