We are super excited to have an amazing line-up of talented instructors and teachers to lead the Winter Big Om Yoga Retreat. Read below to learn more about the wonderful humans who will be leading each experience.
Hailey Boswell, Death Doula
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.
Jerod Napier is a Men's work facilitator, plant medicine facilitator, life/spiritual mentor, Death Doula and owner/operator of Rising Ridge, a Plant Medicine Church/healing facility in Tulsa Oklahoma. As a retired Medical Provider, serving over 20 years in the Military, he found that mindfulness, yoga, and connection to authenticity had the largest positive impact on his PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Jerod will be leading "Releasing into Rage" for the Fall retreat. Releasing into Rage allows participants to explore the often repressed emotion of anger. Intentionally harnessing that anger and cathartically releasing it into the Universe, with safe outbursts of movement/rage, while in a safe and supportive container.
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.
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! “
Ana offers a unique approach to delivering messages you need to hear from your higher self and your spirit guides. Ana has been working in the spiritual realms for 30yrs and reading tarot professionally for 6yrs. Ana will be offering answers to your question with tarot and oracle cards. Or just sit down and have a conversation about your spiritual path and pick Ana's expansive knowledge about the path and walk away, knowing more and having more direction.
Misty Love, Death Doula
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.
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.
Shelly Wilson, Intuitive Medium
Shelly Wilson is an intuitive medium, Reiki Master, life coach, author and inspirational speaker. Shelly has an innate ability to meet people where they are, while offering a tailored approach intended to bolster their own connection to Spirit. She illuminates each person’s unique soul key and helps individuals re-ignite their spark, while reminding them of the power they behold. During classes and private sessions, she creates a space for empowered transformation and provides practical, actionable tools.
Petra Jordan, Mental Health Counselor
Petra is a trauma-informed mental health counselor and community educator who is working hard to push the boundaries of traditional talk therapy. Petra believes the mental health care system needs a profound overhaul in its approach to care and is committed to being a part of that rebellious transformation. Petra is passionate about the integration of the whole self (body/mind/spirit) and that the connection of all parts is where we find true health. A regular human who happens to have a few letters after her name, Petra regularly uses embodied movement (like yoga and hiking), somatic experiencing and breath-work in her own journey with anxiety and PTSD.
Shelby Ragsdale, Healing Arts
Death has been one of my greatest teachers. Through the initiation of caregiving for my mother as she died, I was handed a gift of being able to walk between world and navigate life in a whole new way. I am passionate about normalizing grief and creating spaces to process grief in community. The ritual of drinking tea came into my life shortly after my mother died in 2020 and tea became an ally in my healing process. Tea truly taught me how to hold myself in grief. Shelby is a yoga teacher, training facilitator and Healing Arts practitioner from Fayetteville, AR.
Hannah Bell, Manager of Be Love Yoga Studio
Hannah Bell completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in the summer of 2018 at Mount Madonna Center in Watsonville, California. With an extensive background in the culinary arts, Hannah has a wide breadth of knowledge of what it means to serve. While her yoga classes can be challenging in many ways you can always count on a point of levity. Her teacher, Baba Hari Dass, encouraged the attitude of ‘work is play’. Her personal mantra is to be silly, honest, and kind. When taking her class you can always count on her encouragement to lean into the human experience and all of the complexities it has to offer. Yoga can be whatever you want it to be; a stretch, a breath, an hour to just turn your phone off, or something far deeper. She will meet you wherever you’re at with mindfulness and the intention to serve. She knows the real work is stepping off of her mat and carrying the practice into the rest of the world.
John and Jennifer Ferrante
We are John and Jennifer Ferrante, dedicated wellness practitioners on a mission to nurture the holistic well-being of mind, body and spirit. With a passion for healing and a deep commitment to our clients, we offer a unique blend of services. John, a Licensed Massage Therapist, Meditation Teacher, and Reiki Master, channels his expertise to bring relaxation and balance to your body and spirit, while Jennifer, a Certified Master Hypnotherapist, Clinical Herbalist, and Reiki Master, taps into the power of the mind and soul to promote lasting health and vitality.