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.
Aubrey Barker, Co-owner at Om Base Collective
Aubrey is both a co-owner and teacher at OM Base Yoga Collective. Yoga has given her the tools she needs to navigate life and to discover her true self. Outside of the studio, you will find her wandering through nature with her pups, enjoying live music with friends, or studying massage at Black Brook Massage School. Aubreys yoga journey began as an Ananda at Yoga Deza, in Fayetteville, AR, where she completed her 200 hour Vinyasa training in 2018. She then traveled to Gili Meno, Indonesia to study with Yin Culture and received her 100 hour yin certificate in 2019. Her passion is to live a life of joy, sustainability, growth, and love. For Aubrey, this looks like deeply loving the Earth and cultivating a safe space for you to connect to your breath, go within, and love yourself just as you are.
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.
Dr. Ivy Norris, Wholistic Health Professional
Dr. Ivy Norris is a wholistic health professional living in Tulsa, OK. Ivy brings a depth of training and experience to her practice with 25 years teaching applied metaphysics and in the practice of naturopathic health principles.
To help others find their inner and outer alignment is Ivy's driving passion. She believes that with the right support we are capable of healing and living from our wholeness. The tools Ivy uses include bodywork, such as the Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique, muscle testing, nutritional consulting, dream interpretation, and counseling, all of which can help bring balance, aiding us to cross over from one state to another.
The heart of her work is to identify unhelpful patterns and to transition to patterns that support our truest self expression.
Some of the degrees Ivy holds include Doctorates of Divinity and Metaphysics, as well as an ordination as an Interfaith Minister. She also trained with Trinity College and their certification program as a natural health professional with an emphasis on nutrition, supplementation and muscle testing.
For more information on her practice, where she is teaching, or to contact her regarding hands-on or virtual sessions and counseling, please find her at Ivy's Holistic Health on Facebook or email email@example.com.
Mark Miller, RYT 200
Mark miller discovered meditation in 2017. While practicing at a local Buddhist temple. He joined a yoga class with the monks. He soon felt empowered by the physical practice. Shifting life into a new direction his intentions grew stronger. A passion to share his story led him to take his YTT 200 in 2020. Becoming certified RYT200 in 2021, he’s inspired to share the power of intention. The art known as the four immeasurables, taught by Buddha. He loves to practice power flow but when it’s comes to teaching his love revolves around hatha and yin styles. A slower more methodical yin and yang practice is crucial to All yogis.
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.
Mark Wilson and Alison Anthony
What can I let go of that no longer serves me? Mark answered that question by letting go of his addiction to alcohol, and his road to recovery took a positive turn when he first placed his mat down in the Be Love Tulsa studio in fall of ‘17. As his practice grew, so did his commitment to living a life of sobriety. One aspect that really helped him during this time was being introduced to Raven Yoga by Nicole Peltier. The support of his loving spouse & children led him to Everyone Yoga School Teacher Training, facilitated by Mandy Eubanks & Melissa Smith, and he completed his 200hr yoga teacher certification in March, 2020. Mark also completed the Earth Element- Trauma Infored Yoga Therapy Training in October, 2020. Mark has discovered a mindfulness & meditation practice, thanks to his teacher & mentor Dr. Steve Hoppes, which he includes in his daily ritual. The power & calming effect of the breath is not lost in Mark’s asana practice, but rather fully embraced. One quote you’ll hear him say in class is that “It’s a yoga practice...not yoga perfect”! Expect to settle in, clear your mind space, become present & breathe in Mark’s class. You will find him teaching soft & restorative and medium level classes, and he may even incorporate traditional Native American music & song being he was raised in a very traditional Cherokee upbringing. When Mark is the student, you’ll find him taking some power classes & also enjoying hot yoga! Mark is grateful for his Be Love family, some who have been right there supporting him on his Recovery journey. He is also very grateful for all the yoga teachers who have influenced & shaped him into the person he is today. He invites you into his class, where you will be greeted & welcomed w/an open heart & feel the support of Mother Earth as we honor the practice of yoga. Wado...(thank you in Cherokee)
Araiah Jazzar, Bioenergetic Healer
Araiah Jazzar is a Bioenergetic Healer and co-founder of Unity Biofeedback. Araiah uses quantum methods like essential oils and ancient healing codes to help people clear mental chatter. Her clients enjoy living into their freedom from trapped, negative emotions, DNA triggers; and negative ancestral influences. Join her as we open our divine, collective potential!
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
Hannah will be creating all the amazing food for the weekend with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options.