BIG OM YOGA RETREAT SUMMER LEADERS
We are super excited to have an amazing line-up of talented instructors and teachers to lead the 2016 Big Om Yoga Retreat. Read below to learn more about the wonderful humans who will be leading each experience.
Hailey Boswell and Joe Picorale
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.
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.
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.
Daniel Katsük, Musician and Kundalini Yoga Teacher Based out of Dallas Fort Worth
KatsüK is the creation of frontman and songwriter Daniel Katsük who has honed a masterful quality of composition and performance beyond his years. For Daniel, music has been a kind of Shamanic journey, a way to connect with others. “My hope is that people are moved…to dance, to cry, to anger, to wonder. I have been on a journey of understanding my own inner landscape and hoping to help others navigate their own.” .
Jerrod Fassler, Skywalker
Jerrod Skywalker, aka Unicornasana, is one of the top YogaSlacker teachers in the world. Known for his flow on the line along with having taught at over 65 events/festivals, in the last 5 years including Wanderlust, Yoga On the Mountain, Arise Music and Yoga Festival.
This will be his 2nd BigOm event, traveling all the way from Colorado to share his passion and knowledge on the slackline. His teaching and skills have landed him many endorsements over the years, such as Slackline Industries, whom took an interest in what he has to offer. Come see why it’s so cool to be a “slacker”
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.
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.
John A. Ferrante and Ari Christopher
Bios coming soon...