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"One fine day, in 2007, when I was studying acting at Arizona State Un. I went to a yoga class… and 10 years later, I am still here! I love to practice yoga. Yoga has blessed my life immensely and carried me through great challenges with the gift of the breath. I learned a lot quickly and would often attend 2 classes a day and was asked to teach for my fellow actors and at a yoga studio in 2009. In 2010 I met David Oliver and began to study the system of Ashtanga Yoga, through the lineage of K. Pattabhi Jois. In this year, I also gained my RYT certification under Dave and Cheryl Oliver.
It’s not about getting there, it’s about being here. Each day is the greatest gift we will ever receive. These are my ultimate yoga lessons. David Oliver used to say, “We’re good on time.” It would always set my soul at ease because it meant that this moment was perfect. I can just breathe, stop rushing, and enjoy right now, through the breath and the present moment, I can always be in a healing, kind space.
I love to take people to their edges and breathe with them there. It is in this practice of touching our edge that we learn to expand our limits of what we think is possible to unite our hearts intention with our minds eye. It is at our edge that we heal our bodies by making them more supple and strong, and our minds by making them more flexible."
Kelsi has taught yoga in Phoenix, Los Angeles,Lincoln and Northwest Arkansas. She has had the opportunity to study with Cheryl Oliver, Matthew Hodges, Desiree Lapre-Grobstein, John Sailsbury, Siva Rey, Annie Carpenter, Govindas, Louise Ellis and Kino. She is grateful to be a part of the Kom team.
Originally from the Midwest, my love for family led me to follow them to Las Vegas in December of 2000, where I discovered my love for yoga! I received my certification through Beth Shaw’s Yogafit program, and began teaching at Vegas’ premier yoga studio, Sherry Goldstein’s Yoga Sanctuary. I taught there for 11 years and continued my yoga education by attending workshops led by such gifted, world renowned yogis as Seane Corn, Ana Forrest, Dharma Mittra, and Desiree Rumbaugh, to name a few.
My own teaching style is a Hatha based blend of Iyengar, Vinyasa, and Viniyoga. Each class is a meditation in motion, and is uniquely different, yet comfortably familiar. I encourage each student to learn and grow at their own pace, trusting their body’s wisdom. I am thankful for the inspiration I receive from each student that helps me grow in my own practice, and allows me to bring something new to each class we share together.
My love for family and Midwestern values has brought me to the Branson area in 2014. I look forward to bringing my love for yoga to my new yoga family here!
Danielle is fascinated by the connections between the physical and emotional bodies, inspired to move beyond boundaries and view our options as limitless. She firmly believes our personal tragedies edge us closer to reaching our higher selves. A yogini, a restaurateur, and wine enthusiast she knows that balance is key.
Her curiosity of holistic studies, both of the physical and energetic realms began at a young age. Being inspired by her mother, they would share books on spirituality and natural healing. Feeling supported to explore her passions she became certified in Therapeutic Touch, an energy healing modality that focuses on balancing and cleansing the aura. After over a decade of dabbling with yoga she finally deepened her practice and in 2008 completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Christy Burnette, Rhoda Mirium and Jim Keegan at Southwest Institue of Healing Arts in Arizona. Since then she has had the opportunity to study with many amazing teachers aiding her to develop a style that pulls from various yogic backgrounds ranging in traditions from Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Anusara, Iyenagar, Yoga Therapy, and Meditation.
In her class you will play with pranayama, and kriya. You’ll dance through a dynamic blend of asana that focuses on alignment with a strong guidance of breath. Be prepared to challenge yourself. However, most importantly - keep your heart light throughout your practice, and allow space for laughter as you explore within. This practice is a lifetime and forever evolving. Danielle’s goal as a teacher is to create a space where you too can feel supported as you observe your relationship with the self, and open up to endless possibility as we transform to greatness together.
Yoga is the ultimate journey to self-love. In my classes you work on creating a loving, nurturing, internal dynamic. Yoga is a powerful mindfulness practice & a dynamic moving meditation. Through yoga I work with you on letting go of past conditioning & reprograming your mind & body to live a more calm, peaceful, loving life.
*Baron Baptiste teacher training Level one 100 hours RYT- New York, NY
*Baron Baptiste teacher training Level two
100 hours RYT- Austin, TX
*Yogiños: Yoga for Youth teacher training- 25 hours RYT- Austin, TX
*NWA Yoga Teacher Training- 75 hours RYT- Fayetteville, AR
*Ongoing advanced yoga teacher training with Crystal Beshears/Powered by Heart
towards my 500 hours RYT- Fayetteville, AR
I began seriously practicing yoga in Hermosa Beach, CA in 2001 when I was introduced to Beth Shaw and her (at that time) small studio. When I moved to Branson for work in entertainment, I wanted to continue to grow in my own personal practice as well as to reach out and instruct others. I earned my certification through Beth Shaw's Yogafit in 2003. As a mother of three beautiful and inspiring children, and a wife to the best man I know, I still find that stress and exhaustion can both dramatically and negatively affect my health. I believe that yoga is the perfect exercise. Combining a mind/body stimulation, yoga greatly improves overall health and agility, and I know I feel better equipped to face the day when I am able to focus and energize my body through regular practice. I am so very excited to be here at Kom, and I hope to see you all in class soon!
A Native of California, I moved to the Ozarks 17 years ago. I have always had a passion for fitness, and started teaching yoga in 2008. I am a RYT-200 certified yoga instructor. I love teaching Yoga because it works. I believe yoga can benefit anyone, regardless of age, background or circumstances. My instruction is based on the vinyassa flow teqnique that creates a union between breath, movement, and strength building. I would like to encourage students to come with an open mind and heart, finding peace and acceptance in their own body. In my class you will sweat, laugh, and maybe one day flip upside down. You’ll Love it!
Yoga came to me in 2007 when I was pregnant with my daughter, Charlee. I have always loved movement of all kinds, but yoga brought peace to the anxiety of being a new parent. That was new! An intentional movement that enriched other areas of my life long after I completed the practice. I fell in love! I didn't have yoga near me at the time so I just practiced what I knew...5 sun salutes first thing every morning. After having my son, Henry, I needed a new way to have personal time and make a little money so (with the help of my precious friend Denette Carriger) I decided to do Teacher Training with Beth Spindler in Springfield, MO. I had no idea how that decision was going to change my life! Teacher Training unearthed the natural teacher in me, gave me direction and deeper purpose and most of all gave me tools to navigate life. Yoga continues to bless my life through Kom and our amazing community. Yoga will forever educate, empower and inspire me in all areas of my life. My mission is to gift that to others. I hope to see you in class and one day.
I am a free spirit who loves dark chocolate, laughter, and sunshine! I fell in love with yoga in 2012. I received my certification shortly after and have been teaching ever since. I am honored to guide students through movements allowing them to push their bodies, as well as their mind and spirit. I want each student to feel challenged, have fun and reach a total sense of peace when we find savasana! My mat is a very healing place for me and I hope the same for you! Komaste!
My love for dance has come full circle in my life. I began dancing at age 3 and 36 years later I'm still doing what I love...although that wasn't always the plan. In 2000 I graduated from LSU with a degree in Elementary Education. After years as a 4th grade teacher, I became a stay-at-home mother of 3, for 13 years now. Raising my children has always been my number one focus but I found myself neglecting my health. That's when barre came into my life and my passion for dance was reigninted and I quickly became interested in instructional fitness.
In January 2014 I decided to become certified to teach barre under Tracey Mallet's bootybarre method. Through becoming a bootybarre instructor I am able to fulfill my love of dance and combine it with my desire to stay healthy and inspire others to live life to the fullest with their strongest body and mind. I love that bootybarre provides a combination of cardiovascular and strength training through with elements of yoga and pilates with a focus on dance, which is my passion. My goal is to provide my client with an energetic and safe workout while improving his/her overall strength, flexibility & balance while developing a conscious connection between the body and the mind to lead a healthy lifestyle.
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Nicole has always been a passionate athlete… From playing basketball and running track in high school in Texas, to being a scholarship hurdler at Texas Tech University. She first found yoga in 2010 as a way to relieve chronic back and neck pain. From the time she walked into Karmany Yoga in Dallas and took her first vinyasa class, she was taken with the emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of this practice.
Nicole is a practitioner of Ashtanga yoga, vinyasa yoga, as well as yin yoga. She has trained with Kino McGregor and received her 200 hour teacher certification from Karmany Yoga-Dallas (Dallas’ #1 yoga studio, as voted by D Magazine) with Amy Johnson and Jayme Bushmiaer. Currently, Nicole is pursuing her 500 hr certification with Tiffany Cruikshank and Yoga Medicine. In addition to teaching yoga, Nicole holds a Doctorate degree in molecular biology and is a researcher at the U of A. She is also an avid runner, a mom, a wife and a passionate world traveler.
Nicole’s classes offer students a spirited Vinyasa Flow that challenges you to tap into your possibilities. She inspires everyone around her to meet their best self. Underneath her ability to lead you through an inspiring class is her compassionate heart and her playful personality.