JAIA Yoga Love Tribe
Ullasita Rose Devi (Formerly Catie Coon) is the founder of JAIA Yoga & Spirit of the Rose and co-creatress of Alchemy of Spirit Sacred Retreats. She is a Woman Rising Certified Flower Essence Therapist, Goddess Rising Sisterhood Moon Temple Facilitator, E-RYT Yoga Alchemist and is also training with the International Metaphysical University for her Doctorate in Metaphysics, Ullasita is a Modern Day Medicine Woman and a Holistic Health & Wellness Mentor and is certified through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She is currently sharing her offerings with students and clients in her local community and across the country. Ullasita has been on the path of the healed healer for the majority of her life. She is grateful to be a perpetual student of life and has studied many paths and traditions that she weaves into her offerings and reflections. She feels deeply humbled and blessed to have been given the opportunity to share Earth Medicine, Yoga Alchemy, and reflect healing and Divine light to others. Her Dharma (life's mission) is to inspire others to live life in a way in which everything is sacred and all that comes can be swallowed as sacred medicine that will benefit the healing of their Mind, Body, and Spirit.
"Take your heart into vast fields of light and let it breathe." - Hafiz
Bryce Delbridge began practicing yoga at the age of 15, shortly after being diagnosed with severe scoliosis. Facing the option of major surgery, Andrew and Ray Eppler suggested that he try yoga. Noticing immediate results, he began researching and practicing various alternatives to surgery.
At the age of 20, he traveled to India to pursue a more austere regiment of yoga by practicing with Sri BNS Iyengar. While studying asana, mudra, pranayama and philosophy, Bryce became pain free. Since then, Bryce has continued to study with various teachers, such as Cliff Barber, David Williams, Danny Paradise, Clifford Sweatte, David Swenson, Dharma Mittra, Kumar Pallana, Srivatsa Ramaswami among many others. Bryce is currently pursuing a 1000 hour Yoga Therapy training with Integrative Yoga Therapy.
Private Classes with Bryce can include:
- Postural assessment & joint mobility sequences.
- Customized postural sequences with modifications & variations for your body.
- Mudra, Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga Nidra & Yoga Philosophy
I am grateful for... my kidlets, my health, my friends and my family...
clean water, my house, my car, my yoga practice and Hubba Bubba..Internet, my wrists, bobby pins, iPhones, music and super fabulous fun...traveling, art, Teeki yoga pants, my Grandmothers cooking and wisdom...kombuchas, green juice, airbnb, hummus...my students, my animals, stones, lipgloss and clean toilets...sunglasses, bodies of water, mountain, sand, grass and perfect weather...love and you xo
I began my yoga journey in 2011. Initially I viewed yoga as solely another form of physical exercise, but I kept coming back for the mental and physical bliss I felt after each class. I received my RYT 200 through Noah Maze’ (YOGAMAZE’) in January 2015. Through my pose and alignment knowledge, I strive to teach my students the mechanics of the pose while moving mindfully from one posture to the next. Focusing on linking breath with movement, I hope to create the space for my class to find their own mind, body, and breath connection. As an avid exerciser, I am also passionate about teaching mobility to a wide range of athletes (weight lifters, runners, etc.) Throughout the years, I have completed numerous workshops and trainings to further my knowledge. I have studied with Rocky Heron, Dice Iida-Klein, Briohny Smyth, Kathryn Budig, Robert Boustany, and completed prenatal/post-partum training with Linda Spackman. When I’m not at the studio, you can catch me working out, running, baking, and blogging.
Hope to see you soon!
Cory Punto began and continues her training through YogaFit Training Systems International. She has been influenced by Ghislaine Rabin, Joan Livesay locally; Sadie Nardini and Beth Shaw nationally. The biggest influences on her practice continue to be her students. She practies Yoga because it continues to improve every other aspect of her life. Teaching Yoga gives her an opportunity to use her gifts of communication and empathy; allowing her to help people build better relationships with their bodies, and the world around them. She is passionate about being the best mother and mentor she can be, and she adores art and architecture, and anything tree-ish.
I was introduced to yoga in 2002 at the beginning of my professional dance career, while pursuing a Pilates Mat Certification through the Physical Mind Institute in Houston, TX. I eventually began teaching both yoga and Pilates in 2005 in my spare time, as I found both to be a compliment to dance. Although I am a now a Spanish Instructor and graduate student at the University of Oklahoma, I enjoy maintaining a consistent yoga practice while I continue to perform as a dancer with Perpetual Motion Dance Company in OKC.
I find that yoga keeps me centered, calm, and humble; allowing me to be a kinder and gentler person in my daily life. I feel so very fortunate to be able to have the opportunity to share my yoga practice with others and hope that my students leave my classes with a better sense of themselves, their minds, and bodies.
"Plant the seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses." Norman Vincent Peale
Nikki’s journey on her mat began in 2008. Having a very active background, yoga spoke her language. Through movement I began healing and finding more awareness. Falling deeply in love with practicing daily. In January 2014 completing her first yoga teacher training, having opportunity’s to learn from soulful teachers Anton Mackey Holmes, Mackenzie Miller, Kathryn Budig, Patrick Beach and genuine teachers in the Oklahoma City Metro. The healing and open mindedness that can be brought about has forever molded my spirit. Yoga connects us to our true self’s, acceptance, love and so much more.
Nikki enjoys flight, inversion and playing a lot on the mat. You can expect smiling lots of movement, good beats and connection of mind, body and soul in Nikki’s classes.
Shane’s yoga journey began after several life traumas, and athletic lifestyle that led to major injuries. He turned to a yoga class after losing his enjoyment for the gym. Falling in love instantly with the stillness and ability to find peace on his mat he was overwhelmed thinking he was only going in for a workout, and finding out it was a complete physical, mental and spiritual transformation. He challenges you to find kindness, peace and compassion through your practice.
Clare's yoga journey began in attempt to find grounding and balance that her life lacked. She received her 200 hour RYT training from Rocky Heron of YogaMaze. She has studied with Robert Boustany, Briohny Smyth and Dice Iida-Klein, Natalia Callard and Catie Coon, amongst others. Clare feels deeply in tune with Boustany's energetic theories. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Health and Exercise Science degree and gained a much deeper understanding of anatomical alignment. She was a high level gymnast in her youth and has always felt naturally well-oriented in space. Her classes are slow and meditative, allowing time to properly align and breathe. She has studied Asian and yogic philosophy both in school and in her free time, so one can count on integration of these in her classes. Clare is a musician, which is also a major part of her yoga practice and spiritually-driven life.
I fell in love with yoga in 2012. I run, crossfit, and spin; but had never felt so calm and grounded in my life until I practiced yoga. After practicing for a few months I began seeing improvements in my body and activities. I now turn to yoga to calm my mind, and restore my body. I completed my 200RYT certification with Tiffany Cruikshank in the spring of 2014 and completed training with CorePower Yoga in the fall of 2013. I am eager to continue gaining more knowledge about what yoga can do for athletes, and for myself. I am excited to assist others in their adventure to find out how valuable their practice is on, and off the mat like I have.
Victoria Richmond leads alignment-focused Vinyasa Flow classes that emphasize strength, flexibility, and play. Her intuitive classes unite subtle physical and emotional energies in the body, while her caring and intelligent teaching style makes yoga relatable for students of all levels. Her natural love for life allows her to speak from the heart and inspire. Victoria has her 100 hour certification in Baptist Power Yoga from YogaDeza in Fayetteville, Arkansas, as well as 200 hours of Hatha Yoga training with EveryOne Yoga School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her passion for community practice and mindfulness makes her a major influence in the growth and evolution of yoga in Northeastern Oklahoma and beyond.
After finding yoga in 2006 Jenilyn started her practice and accepted a secret mission to share yoga with the world! Yoga is different than any other type of workout because it is designed to improve every single system of the body. Jenilyn loves to help ease people into their own practice in a way that serves the bio individuality of each unique person. She feels blessed to have started her practice under Catie Coon and to have learned from Ricky Tran, Natalia Callard, Matthew Sanford, BNS Iyengar, and Robert Boustany, completing training in 2015 with Rocky Heron from YOGAMAZE’, 200 RYT through Yoga Alliance. Jenilyn has been practicing deep tissue massage therapy since 2003. Her knowledge of the human body and love for yoga philosophy has shaped her slow, restorative, anatomy focused teaching methods. Jenilyn offers private or group lessons as well as combination yoga and massage packages, to tailor to your healing needs. When she is not in the studio, she can be found frolicking across the countryside with her husband or at home reading under a pile of cats.
Sherry’s yoga journey began more than a decade ago, though it wasn’t until she left the corporate world that she realized a calling to teach. A former competitive athlete, Sherry found great healing in cultivating a softer, lunar yoga practice combining pranayama, asana, and energy medicine techniques. Being able to surrender to the moment helps her cultivate a deeper connection to her body while letting go of her mind’s need to push. Sherry is a 200 hour RYT. She enjoys communing with nature in her garden, expressing creativity as a painter and gemstone jewelry maker, and sharing health and wellness through her offering of wellness coaching, essential oils, and gemstone therapy as Holistic Zen Wellness.
Jade began practicing yoga in 2009 while training for her first full marathon, as a way to strengthen her core and by proxy, her running form and speed. In addition to improving her running time, Jade found that yoga also opened up a new world of peace and joy inside of her heart, one she had never known. Making the decision to bring this joy to others, in 2010 she completed her first yoga training module with YogaFit. She has been teaching in the Norman and OKC area ever since. Jade coaches part of the yoga and mobility program at Koda CrossFit, where she has enjoyed building strength with Olympic lifting and heavy kettle bells. She prefers standing balanced to arm balances, mixed up with a little bit of core work and a lot of smiling.
Jade is also the owner, creator, and herbalist at Prairie Bloom, an organic skin care company she started in 2015. In August of 2016 she completed her Master's of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition and opened Balance Holistic Nutrition, where she specializes in treating clients living with inflammatory conditions such as autoimmune disorders and infertility issues.
In truth, Adi’s passion about yoga was a slow development. As an endurance runner, she struggled with the idea of slowing down and not moving outside the boundaries of a yoga mat. Ironically, it was the running that forced her to truly give yoga a chance, as a torn muscle brought her running to a halt. After weeks of searching for something to replace those miles, Adi stumbled into the perfect-for-her-mindset, fast-paced, hot vinyasa class. By the end of those sixty minutes, all of her prior fears of this practice melted out of her head and into the mat. Since that day back in 2012, Adi’s yoga has evolved from purely a running injury distraction to a full mind-body practice.
I intuitively knew that yoga helped me center since I took my first Hatha Yoga class in college, but it wasn't until moving to Los Angeles in 2010 that I began a dedicated practice. Yoga quickly became my refuge from the intensity of the city. Through practicing yoga gently and with consistency, I started to notice changes in the way I reacted to the world around me. When something would go wrong ( or right ) in my life, I started taking deep breaths and grounding myself through a quiet mountain pose. If I felt intimidated by someone on the street, I could feel the energetics of Warrior II pose reminding me of the strength within my own mind. As a result of yoga, I am calmer, more confident, and kinder to myself and others. Yoga has also opened the door for a deeper search and connection to the truth within.
I am very grateful to my teachers. I have completed teacher trainings in Bhakti Yoga with Govindas Goodman at the Bhakti Yoga Shala in Santa Monica in 2013, Hatha Yoga with the Living Yoga Program in Austin, and am a 200 RYT certified yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance. I am also finishing my certification to become a Flower Essence Therapist with Joanne Ameya Cohen and my mentor Astreya Rose (Catie Coon ). I have spent time studying and practicing meditation and A Course in Miracles, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Kirtan, and healing by connecting back to the Divine Feminine through essential oils, women's circles, honoring the moon cycles and Mother Earth. It is my honor and joy to share the sacred gift of yoga with others!