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Janae Holmes

co-founder, co-owner + teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals? Travel overseas, deliver a TED Talk, and take singing lessons!

What makes you laugh? The one liners that come out of my 4.5 year-old daughter's mouth!

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? I see nothing in the way of making a far-fetched dream a reality.

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? "Burning from both ends, huh? Light the f'ing middle on fire too!" -a pretty great yoga teacher

What do you inspire in others? Commitment.

What are your yoga teaching credentials?
1200 Hour Tier 3 Certified Baptiste Power Yoga Influencer
Trainings: Baptiste Yoga Levels 1, 2 and 3, FIT To Lead, Art of Assisting and Advanced Art of Assisting, Certified Teachers Summit, Apprenticeship, Being of Power, Power Yoga Teacher Course and the Baptiste Kids Certification. 
The Landmark Forum.
Lululemon Ambassador Summit.
Co-Creator/Facilitator of Free To Be Power Yoga’s 200 Hour Teacher Training. 

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Kelly Boudreaux

co-founder, co-owner + teacher

What lights you up in your life right now? My kids. From the chaos to the laughter to the temper tantrums to the snuggles.  All of it. Every moment is worth it.

When you become famous, what will it be for? Developing a fortune 500 company.  Free To Be, Inc.

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? Tough. Like really kick my ass tough.  Playful, and authentic.  And it's like they're talking to me like we're having a cup of coffee.

What do you inspire in others? Action.

What is the best advice you've ever received? There is no such thing as balance. To me it's nothing is ever perfect but it's completely beautiful even if its a mess.

What are your yoga teaching credentials? 
Core Power Yoga 200 Hour Training, Core Power Yoga 150 Hour Training. Baptiste Yoga Level 1 and 2, FIT To Lead, Art of Assisting, Foundations in Action, Advanced Art of Assisting, All Day Immersion, and Power Yoga Teacher Course. Marie Forleo's B-School, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Co-Creator/Facilitator of Free To Be Power Yoga’s 200 Hour Teacher Training.

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Anne-Sophie Ortoli

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals?  1-Buy a van and hit the road for a long-term adventure around United Sates and Canada.2- Complete Level One Baptiste Yoga Training3- Learn how to ride a bike with no hands

What makes you laugh? Dancing with friends! For Mardi Gras, in my living room, at a party, at the grocery store...

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? Cilantro tastes like soap to me.

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? ''Trying is lying'' -Janae Holmes in 2018.

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? Commitment, true voice and the ability to push me to my edge.

What do you inspire in others? 
There is always a reason to smile.

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be's 200 Hour Teacher Training.

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Ashley Hoover

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals? Run a marathon, Skydive, Learn to sail.

What makes you laugh? When my dog goes crazy when she's happy or excited. She spins around like a tornado and it just makes me crack up!

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? I love Olive (my dog)...and I hate cilantro!

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)?

"Ubuntu" (I am because you are) is a phrase that always stays with me and guides everything I do. I have it tattooed on my wrist and it's a daily reminder that we're all in this life together, experiencing, feeling, being together and we must honor that. That phrase is central to how I live my life.

What does it mean to you to be Free To Be? For a long time I didn't think who I am was good enough to the world. But through my yoga practice, meditation and self-discovery, I've realized I've always been enough. Sure it's a practice and finding those bits of self-love are not always easy, but being my most authentic self brings so much freedom, love and power into my life. It's taken me years to work it out, but I'm finally free to be ME...and I love it!!

What teacher training(s) have you attended?  200 Hour Teacher Training at Dancing Mind Yoga. Level 1 YOD Teacher Training at Free to Be Power Yoga.

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Beau Himel

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals?  1. Yoga, Full-time, All Day, Everyday.
2. Complete Level One Baptiste Yoga Training (in person).
3. Visit all the National Parks with my husband.

What makes you laugh? When I make other people laugh...and Tiffany “New York” Pollard memes.

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? I can really get down on the dance floor, but not TikTok 2020 moves more like Britney Spears 2000 moves!

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? “When the going gets tough, the tough reinvent themselves.” – RuPaul Charles

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? Authenticity, Self-practice, Self-study.

What do you inspire in others? 
ENERGY!!!

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be's 200 Hour Teacher Training.

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Chloe Blair

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals?  1. Complete level one and two of Baptiste Training.
2. Finish my degree
3. Make volunteering and traveling out of the country a regular habit.

What makes you laugh? People, animals, and LIFE.

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? I'm that friend that always drags them to Yoga, the gym, nature, and yummy vegan restaurants.

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? To be my weird, unapologetic, creative, strong-willed self and always listen to my heart first - My Mom

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? They're PRESENT every moment of the practice. I can hear it in their voice when they give specific cues directed towards what they see is needed. At any moment they could decide to do something unexpected and it keeps me engaged in my own practice and holds me accountable to pushing to my edge. Unapologetic authenticity. The way they teach in class is a MIRROR of who they are outside of Yoga. Compassion (even if it's in the form of tough love).

What do you inspire in others? 
Individuality, critical thinking, and a desire to love oneself unconditionally.

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be's 200 Hour Teacher Training.

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Christina Carlisle

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals?  1. Annually orchestrate an epic road trip with my family to, eventually, visit all of the national parks. 2. Get all my kids into a good public school. 3. Pursue my creative interests.

What makes you laugh? When things don't go the way I've planned. So I laugh a lot.

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? I don't like doing things I'm not good at.

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? "Nothing worth doing is easy." - Tom Cook, the director of my husband's residency program

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? An authentic voice. Those who empower students to move out of their comfort zone, both on the mat and in life!

What do you inspire in others? 
Calm amid chaos.

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be's 200 Hour Teacher Training.

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Cindy Beerworth

 teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals? 1. Teach kids and adult yoga at FTB. 2. Get certified in Prenatal Yoga. 3. Take Level One Baptiste Yoga Training (complete!).

What makes you laugh? Puns...I love puns :).

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? I am very quirky.

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? The best advice I've ever received is to show kindness to all, even when it can be hard. (Mom)

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? My favorite characteristics and qualities of my favorite teachers are supportive, kind, trusting, always pushing me to do my best and always finding and bringing out the gifts within me.

What do you inspire in others? I inspire others to not take life so seriously and how to have fun!

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be's 200 Hour Teacher Training Program, Baptiste Yoga's Being of Power, Level 1 Baptiste, Transform NOLA's 200 Hour Teacher Training, 40 Hour Yoga for Differently Abled with Radiant Child, 95 Hour Kids Yoga Certification with Yoga Ed., Wild Lotus Level 1 Restorative Training, Wild Lotus Level 2 Restorative Training, Master's Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education.

Felice Graham

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals? Become less worried about what people think, sustain my DJ/Yoga business and live abroad for at least 5 years.

What makes you laugh? Sassy cats

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? I'm thoughtful

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? If anyone makes fun of you laugh hysterically in their face…they’l eventually, walk away. - my Dad

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? I admire creativity and relativity within a teacher’s voice. I admire those who can captivate and tell stories whilst engaging my body from the top of my head to the surface of my cells. I work hard every day to become that person.

What do you inspire in others? To stay fluid & fun in their practice and not be so stiff!


What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be's 200 Hour Teacher Training and Zen Den Yoga School in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Heidi Malnar

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals? 1. To read all of the books in my personal library.
2. To write a curriculum for tap dancing.
3. To travel to Italy.

What makes you laugh? The idiosyncrasies of human behavior.

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? That I am "the wart." (fans of Disney's "Sword in the Stone" will understand...).

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? "If there's something in your life that's not working... that's because it doesn't F*#%@!^ work!" -Dana "Trixie" Flynn

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? Pushing me to my personal edge, and inspiring me to cross over. Motivating me to want to stay. Powerful voices that fill the space, and land powerfully in my body.

What do you inspire in others? The confidence to be yourself, take up space, and laugh out loud.


What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free to Be Power Yoga's 200 Hour Teacher Training and 25 Hour Restorative Yoga Training with Laughing Lotus

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​Jeff Supak

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals? 1. Mediterranean Biking/Camping Trip. 2. Attend an advanced yoga training. 3. Launch (more) community based programming to battle climate change in the Gulf South.

What makes you laugh? Life...it doesn't have to be so serious.

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? My friends would say that I am really chill and love to bask in the sun and that my concept of time is really off.

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? "Perfection is not real" - my therapist

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)?Unapologetically authentic and empowering.

What do you inspire in others? To be themselves & to create a practice of self love.

What teacher training(s) have you attended?  Free To Be's 200 Hour Teacher Training.

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Jen Meinen

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals? Worry less, laugh more, and appreciate every single moment I have with my growing family.

What makes you laugh? Irony, the unexpected, spending time with my best friends (who are all hilarious), and the contagious belly laughs from others.

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? She is fierce, she is loyal, she is funny. Go big or go home is the essence of Jen Meinen.

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)?Be life-giving to your marriage.” - a volunteer during our marriage retreat). It means, give your spouse more life by doing things that you don’t necessarily want to do, in order to make their lives easier.

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? Teachers who inspire through presence, personality and intention are my favorites. I especially like those who challenge my practice, both physically and spiritually, and inspire and empower me to seek and discover more about myself through yoga.

What do you inspire in others? Whatever the obstacle, it can be done. Nobody needs permission to be a badass.

What does it mean to you to be Free To Be? It means I can exist in my life and in my practice exactly how I show up. I don’t have to change who I am, what I look like, or what I think about to practice yoga, or really to do anything in my life. I am free to just fucking be who I want to be, in that moment, and in every moment. It lifts a lot of weight off of me when I think about it.

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be's 200 Hour Teacher Training, Level 1 YOD Certification, Baptiste Yoga's Art of Assisting.

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Julia Accetta

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals?  Finish dermatology residency, travel to at least one new place every year, and hold a handstand without a wall!

What makes you laugh? My mini bernedoodle pup named Clio. She brings my life so much joy!

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? That I rarely say "no" and am always down for an adventure and love trying new things.

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? "Always give without the intent of receiving" from my mom, who demonstrates this way more than she says it.

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? Teachers that hold me accountable, push me to my edge and keep me in the work.

What do you inspire in others? 
I believe in manifesting a life that I want, not one that I am settling for. I hope to inspire by leading by example that anything is possible if I put in the time, energy, and work to overcome obstacles to achieve those dreams.

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be's 200 Hour Teacher Training.

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Julie LaBerge

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals?  1. Start my health coaching business.
2. Make a living selling my art.
3. Month long road trip from Arizona To Canada

What makes you laugh? Animal videos!

What is something your best friends would tell us about you?I'm obsessed with red curry.

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? My most memorable high school teacher, Coach Lawler would always say: "If you keep doing what you've been doing, you're going to keep getting what you've been getting."

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? I love when teachers share their personal stories about why yoga is important to them & how it has significantly impacted their lives. I also love when teachers don't take it too seriously & have fun!

What do you inspire in others? 
I inspire others to be their authentic selves & that ANYTHING is possible.

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be's 200 Hour Teacher Training.

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Kandice Doley

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals? Start a family, be my own boss, attend Level One Baptiste Teacher training.

What makes you laugh? Authentic, unfiltered silliness.

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? I am a loyal, playful, adventure-loving New Orleans girl who doesn't take herself too seriously.

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? My family and friends always encourage me to think positively and trust myself.

What does it mean to you to be Free To Be? To drop any and everything that is holding me back from living my truth passionately, powerfully and with purpose.

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be 200 Hour Teacher Training and Baptiste Art of Assisting.

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Lauren Ferrand

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals? Love. Play. Travel.

What makes you laugh? Boxer puppies.

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? I’m always there when you need me.

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? "Live in the present” -so many people.

What does it mean to you to be Free To Be? Connected to my true self.

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be’s 200-Hour Teacher Training.

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Lauren Holt

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals? 1. Complete Baptiste Level One in 2018. 2. Complete Baptiste Level Two. 3.  Vacation to Denmark, Thailand and Indonesia

What makes you laugh? My three year old niece (who is really into yoga with me). She’s my entertainment muse. Kids say crazy things.

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? That I’m loyal to the end. Good and bad.

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? "Everything happens for a reason." - My mom every time I’ve ever struggled.

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? Energy, enthusiasm, warmth, power and humility.

What do you inspire in others? Open communication and enthusiasm.

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be's 200 Hour Teacher Training, Baptiste Yoga's Being of Power. 

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LIZZIE PERCIFUL

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals? Receive my special education teaching certificate. Get my level one Baptiste certification. Travel more.

What makes you laugh? My one year old preschool students. They are the world's best comedians.

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? That I am a really really talented sleeper.

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? "Don't waste your energy on things that do not serve you." - My momma (AKA the greatest human to walk this green earth)

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? I love when a teacher pushes me to my edge.

What do you inspire in others? I inspire people to be a goofier version of themselves and not take life so seriously.

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be's 200 Hour Teacher Training, YOD Teacher Training.

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Maggie Conley

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals? 1. Become a Baptiste Certified Teacher. 2. Travel to South East Asia. 3. Live in a different city.

What makes you laugh? Funny looking dogs.

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? I am a great listener, independent and a dedicated friend.

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? "Rather than saying you are tired - say you are abundant! I often have so many great things going on and I am so busy that I feel tired. It is all good things so rather than resorting to tired, turn it to a positive by saying "I am so abundant!"" - Janae Holmes (c/o Kelly Boudreaux)

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? She's all in, she truly cares about her students, and she can laugh at herself.

What do you inspire in others? I inspire others to make the choice in how they want to live their life. Happiness is a choice, how you show up is a choice and it is up to each individual person to make that choice.

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be's 200 Hour Teacher Training Program, Baptiste Yoga Art of Assisting and the Baptiste Yoga Power Yoga Teacher Course.

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Maisie O'Quinn

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals? 1. Be a doctor! 2. Backpack in Patagonia. 3. Move out of uptown.

What makes you laugh? Almost anything - kittens, cake, and the Royal Tenenbaums.

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? Not to get me started on obscure foods and that you could find me dancing somewhere late Saturday night.

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? "Take what is given to you, including the free time" - My older sister

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? Flow and vitality.

What do you inspire in others? Mindful movement from a strong foundation <3.

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be's 200 Hour Teacher Training Program.

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MEREDITH OWENS

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals? To travel outside of the U.S., to sing at an open mic night, and to learn more about puppetry and animation. And then write a children's theater show with those skills.

What makes you laugh? Too many things. My family, my friends, my dog, myself, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig, and all of life's little absurdities.

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? That I am a passionate, supportive, accepting, delightfully awkward human who strives to see the good in all that surrounds her.

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? "What makes you different or weird, that's your strength." - Meryl Streep (by way of a coffee mug from my mom, so the advice was a gift from her.)

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? A teacher that sparks possibility and strength through positivity, humor and fire.

What do you inspire in others? To embrace what makes you You. To take action. To search for the good. And to laugh at yourself.

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be's 200 Hour Teacher Training

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Mermaid (Lauren) McCabe

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals? I start the first Lake Pontchartrain surf club (hang ten, y'all). I revamp my blog, mermaidchronicles.com, to explore how classical wisdom applies to modern life (hello plato, aristotle, wollenstcraft and all my fave philosophers). I do a split.

What makes you laugh? The beautiful, wonderful, musical, delightful, dazzling city that is my hometown, New Orleans.

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? She's a mer dat, a cross between a mermaid and who dat.

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? "Sometimes you don't know your path until you're on it." - the merman, my husband.

What does it mean to you to be Free To Be? Dropping what I think I should be, how I think I should act, so I can just be who I am in this moment. Pure authenticity.

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be's 200-hour Teacher Training. Baptiste Yoga's Art of Assisting and Power Yoga Teacher Course. Apprenticed to teach Ashtanga Yoga, Mysore Style.

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Michele Tilyou

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals?  1. Travel to new a new place (or 2) every year 2. Learn French 3. Volunteer with an animal rescue group.

What makes you laugh? My dogs...and this guy named Mike (my husband).

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? That I've got my ish together (even though really I don't LOL).

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? "Don't worry. Be happy." - Bob Marley

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? That they're tough, but out of love. They want me (us) to be stronger/better!

What do you inspire in others? 
That anything is possible, as long as you practice, have patience, and believe.

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be's 200 Hour Teacher Training.

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Michelle LaCaze

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals? Learn how to dive, learn how to sail , travel to Northern Europe and Bali, and live a simple life. 

What makes you laugh? My husbands laugh .... it’s infectious. 

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? That I am fiercely loyal and passionate about my health and wellness. 

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? My father said, “Don’t let anyone ever dim your big bright light“ ... I never knew how much this would mean to me.

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? That they can make you laugh and cry all in one minute.

What do you inspire in others? Passion about yoga and mindfulness.

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be Teacher Training, Baptiste Yoga Level 1 and 2, Baptiste Yoga Art of Assisting.

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Noa Rose

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals? 1. Start medical school 2. Travel the world 3. Do a handstand!

What makes you laugh? My 5th graders- every, single, day.

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? I'm a problem solver and a HUGE dog lover.

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? Be impeccable with your word, don't take anything personally, don't make assumptions, always do your best - Don Miguel Ruiz (The Four Agreements)

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? They push me to my edge and hold me accountable. They make me stay in the practice.

What do you inspire in others? Energy, vigor, fire, and self love.

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be's 200 Hour Teacher Training

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Patrick Somers

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals? 1. Live financially free. 2. Supple Leopard certification 3. Complete Baptiste Level 3 and FIT to Lead.

What makes you laugh? Rick and Morty.

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? "This too shall pass."

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? Simple, authentic, humility, humor, empowering.

What do you inspire in others? Truth.

What does it mean to you to be Free To Be? It means acknowledging my fears and finding the courage to walk through them.  In so doing, being and becoming a more authentic person.

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be's 200 Hour Teacher Training,  Baptiste Level 1 & 2, Art of Assisting, Advanced Art of Assisting,   Baptiste Kids Training, Being of Power and the Baptiste Power Yoga Teacher's Course.

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Ryan Donegan

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals? Start a family. Hike the Appalachian trail. Get elected to a public office.

What makes you laugh? Inside jokes with my friends.

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? “Laughs at the big things so the little things don’t matter”

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? “Don’t worry about it” - my Dad

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? Charisma, relatability and strength.

What do you inspire in others? Confidence and humility

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be's 200 Hour Teacher Training, Baptiste Power Yoga Teacher Course.

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Tami Charbonet

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals? Complete level 1 and 2 Baptiste yoga trainings. To grow in my teaching and to get deeper into my personal practice.

What makes you laugh? Awkward silence

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? I love anything outdoors from hiking in the mountains to sky-diving. I’m kind and loyal. I lose my keys everywhere I go.

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? My best friend told me to start identifying the rocks that hold me back from growth.

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? Essential, powerful, fun and authentic

What do you inspire in others? To get stronger and deeper into their practice and challenge their mind and body.

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Les Mills Body Flow, Root2Rise 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

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Zoë thibeault-stone

downtown studio manager + teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals? Lead a yoga retreat, buy land (& baby goats) with my husband, and start a wellness blog.

What makes you laugh? Dad jokes, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and sarcasm.

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? That I'm as loud & outgoing as I seem, and that I always try to make everything a fun competition. (Hey! I grew up with an older brother!)

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? "Remember that your purpose in life is always to give and leave the world a better place than how you found it." -My mom.

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? I love when teachers' personalities shine through, when they have both humor and humility, and when they empower me to discover something new in my own practice.

What do you inspire in others? I inspire in others their ability to laugh at themselves and not take life so seriously. I also hope to inspire others to find balance in their lives through health and wellness.

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be's 200 Hour Teacher Training, Baptiste Yoga Being of Power and the Baptiste Power Yoga Teacher Course.

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Dayle Dickens

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals?  1. Publish my first book
2. Run the Boston and then the London Marathon
3. Visit 3 new places each year

What makes you laugh? My niece (4) and nephew (2)! Being an aunt is my greatest joy! The stuff they say is so hilarious.

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? I am obsessed with becoming a better version of myself, and that I love being active and engaging in activities that bring growth!

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? My mom was a high school volleyball coach when I was a kid and one season the team motto was, YOGOWYPI, meaning You Only Get Out What You Put In. Ever since it has been my favorite words to be guided by in the way I work towards my goals and fuel my body and mind!

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? TOUGH. I love when teachers help me to hold myself accountable and push myself beyond my edge. I love a good core workout!!! And I love to LAUGH. I love smiling and laughing in class!

What do you inspire in others? 
Discipline, focus and growth. YES WE CAN.

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Free To Be's 200 Hour Teacher Training.

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Michelle Denning

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals? Go to Level One Baptiste Yoga training, meditate (more), share yoga and meditation with children and educators in my community.

What makes you laugh? Funny mommy memes.

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? That I’m generous and always full of some new crazy idea/podcast/vitamin/food I want to share with them.

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? "Your house is on fire!" -Lauren Darnell

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? Powerful, empowering, inspiring.

What do you inspire in others? I inspire compassion and service to others.


What yoga training(s) have you attended? Free To Be’s 200-Hour Teacher Training, Baptiste Yoga's Art of Assisting, Yoga Power Play Kids Yoga Trainings (x2).

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Shannon Hamer

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals? 1. XPT Training (breath, movement & recovery). 2. Working on my first Ironman now, I see another within the future. 3. Travel to Australia with my husband and three kiddos.

What makes you laugh? A lot of things make me laugh, but here’s a few...dancing like a fool, posting stuff on snap chat that embarrasses my teenagers, watching my kiddos do silly things and then trying to do the same thing, but make an ass of myself!

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? That I know what I like, I’m competitive, that I make a damn good Caesar salad, and watch out on the dance floor, I might jump on your back.

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)?  “Do not to question God, and accept the things that you cannot change and change the things that you can.” - My Grandmere

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? When they look me in the eyes, like really look at me and hold eye contact for so long that it makes me feel uncomfortable, when they assist me and push me into a posture, again making me feel uncomfortable, I guess you could say I like a challenge.

What do you inspire in others?To laugh at yourself

What teacher training(s) have you attended? Baptiste Level 1 and 2, Baptiste Art of Assisting, Free To Be's 200 Hour Teacher Trianing

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Lauren Written

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals?  Meditate everyday for 20 minutes, establish healthy boundaries between work and home life, open a school for ALL children and travel to Africa with my family. 

What makes you laugh? Children, memes, and farts.

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? She is genuine, generous, and redonkulous/funny!

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)?  “Just do you.” -Childhood Friend 
“The truth will set you free.” -Dad

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? Compassion, enthusiasm, authenticity, and a sense of humor.

What do you inspire in others? Acceptance, connection and love.

What yoga training(s) have you attended? Free To Be’s 200-Hour Teacher Training and Baptiste Yoga's Unstoppable Program.

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Angela Anslum

teacher

What are your top 3 five year goals?  

What makes you laugh?

What is something your best friends would tell us about you? 

What is the best advice you've ever received (and by whom)? 

What are the characteristics or qualities of your favorite teacher(s)? 

What do you inspire in others? 


What yoga training(s) have you attended? 

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