Alba is a certified Jivamukti yoga instructor, a designation granted to her after having studied with Jivamukti Yoga founders Sharon Gannon & David Life and co-facilitator, Lady Ruth Lauer-Manenti. Humbly drawing from the ancient teachings of yoga, her classes are rigorous, unpretentious and devotional as she encourages students to honor themselves and reach their greatest potential. Alba wishes to serve the St. Louis community where she can pass down the lineage of her teachers and contribute to a yoga community deeply rooted in tradition. "OM bolo sad guru Bhagavan ki jai!"
Annie has been “officially” practicing yoga since 2001. However, even as a young child about the age of 10, she found relief from muscular pains caused from an injury by that lead her to a body cast for several months, by doing many stretches which later in life she learned to be yoga poses she practices today. Yoga is her passion. She completed her 200 hour teacher training in 2009 at Yoga Source in Richmond Heights. As a rehabilitated patient herself, having to relearn how to walk, twice in her life, she has experienced the therapeutic benefits of yoga. She was searching for a complete system that would merge the traditional essence of yoga, sport’s medicine, and stress reduction which is how her practice has bloomed. She strives to be an inspirational and creative leader who guides students toward awareness and control of their own bodies and minds. As a yoga teacher, her goal is to enable people a euphoric release within a complete physical mindfulness, stretch and strength. Annie has been inspired through yoga to work with awareness of the physical body and mind to help alleviate pain and resistance, mentally and physically. She wants to share with others what & she has learned and benefited from through her yoga practice.
Jacob Kenner started his yoga journey when he took his first formal class which was offered at his office. One class a week soon expanded to two classes. Yoga helped with the stresses of work and life. First it brought peace during class. The techniques then expanded to more of his life. It was a transformation of body and mind, both for the better. He completed his Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher (RYT 200) certification in 2012 under the guidance of Mitchel Bleier and Brigette Niedringhaus, and he is continuing his formal studies with Noah Mazé.
Jacob focuses on safe, proper alignment, with strong attention on the breath and clear instructions in each pose. Everyone can do yoga, no matter what type of body you have. Your yoga might not be like the yoga of the person next to you, but it’s yours, and you are beautiful, right now. Jacob wants everyone to find the peace and acceptance that yoga can bring to life.
When not practicing yoga, Jacob likes to run long distances, tend his bee hives, train animals, and play with his family.
Tiffany's classes are vinyasa based, taking inspiration from an array of yogic styles she has studied. She loves variety and offers a diverse practice that is geared towards the energy of the class. Look to have fun, and be challenged!
Julie Serot is a mindfulness coach, registered yoga instructor, and founder of Dance Prana™. Recently returned to the States from living in Asia, she received her master's in Marine Mammal Biology from the University of Hong Kong--a dream she had hoped to achieve since childhood. An avid and impassioned yoga practitioner, Julie's been practicing for seven years, and teaching for five. Longing for a way to combine her love of dance and yoga, she developed a modality which fluidly integrates the two, and now leads international workshops and retreats in Dance Prana™ to fulfill another dream: to bring bliss and joy to others.