WINTER 2020 LEADERS
We are super excited to have an amazing line-up of talented instructors and teachers to lead the Winter 2020 Big Om Yoga Retreat. Read below to learn more about the wonderful humans who will be leading each experience.
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.
Danielle Smoke, RYT 200, Fire Goddess
Danielle will be leading the morning yoga session on Saturday and is commonly know as the "Fire Goddess" for her incredible upkeep of the fire circle.
Karli Blalock, RYT 200
Karli’s relationship with yoga has been one of radical healing on a mental and physical level. Since receiving her 200 Hour Teacher Training from Molly Warner at Soul Ascension School of Yoga in January 2018, it has been her mission to share the awesome healing powers of yoga, mindfulness and meditation. Karli holds secure and inviting space for individuals at every junction along their journey. With training in Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin and Kundalini, Karli offers a methodical, balanced and powerful experience which students can integrate on and off the mat. She is known for her high-vibe playlists, fiery Power Vinyasa classes, and emphasis on meditation and pranayama. Karli is excited and honored to be leading a workshop with BigOm! We need more love in this world, and cultivating that begins with a healthy relationship to our own mind, body, and soul.
Mark Wilson and Alison Anthony
Mark and Alison will be leading a 90 minute workshop on renewal of relationships.
Kyndal Saverse, RYT 500
Kyndal will be leading a creative cacao ceremony and dance workshop.
"During college, I was very passionate about the environment. As much as I was campaigning to save the Earth, I finally realized what needed to change most was the values upon which we live our lives. We are always striving for fast and convenience, but this doesn't mean quality, it usually means the opposite actually. When we treat our bodies like the precious gifts that they are, we will live a better quality of life. And it's not just the food that you digest, but equally the intellectual, spiritual, and emotional nourishment that your body craves. We just have to stop and listen."
Kyndal has worked in garden education for over 3 years. She has completed her 200 RYT and 500 RYT yoga certification through the Yoga Deza Institute in Fayetteville, AR. Her love for sustainable produce and spiritual movement has brought her to Ayurveda, which seems to tie it all together.
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.
Becky Miller, Dharam Wheel Instructor
Becky will be leading a Dharma wheel session. "I incorporate my background of gymnastics and yoga to use the wheel for stretching, core work, arm strength, backbends, inversions, and balance practice. This class is accessible to anyone from beginners to advanced yogis.
Jessica Branston, LPC-C, NCC, MS
Anchored Behavioral Health Consulting
Jess will be leading workshop on letting go through embracing.
Starting out as a dedicated student in 2015, she made her way to karma yogi and now teaches SloFlow once a week. In late 2018 she completed her 200 hour YTT in Rishikesh, India where she spent 6 weeks studying a holistic approach to Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda, and ashram based living. Melody is passionate about learning, sharing with others and connecting deeper with her self. She hopes to guide her students into greater understanding themselves by bringing awareness to the body, thought patterns, and energetic influences. “My biggest goal as a yoga teacher, and just as a human being in general, is to empower others to make changes for themselves. We have the healing we’ve been looking for. We just have to remember it’s within us.”
Hannah Bell, RYT 200
Hailey will be creating all the amazing food for the weekend with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options.