Carl Adams, RYT 200
Profile coming soon!
Haley Drago, RYT 200
Haley was first introduced to yoga in college. As fate would have it her sorority sister, was a yoga instructor and later became her mentor and lifetime big sister. It was not yoga love at first practice. As a former cheerleader and dancer she chose other activities that were more active, just dabbling in the yoga world over the next few years. After obtaining her degree in Mass Communication from LSU, Haley relocated to Los Angeles, California. As a small town Louisiana girl she discovered that she desperately needed something to ground her in the big city she now resided in. During that time Haley began to deepen her practice and discovered that is was her outlet. After two years of living in the California, Haley came back to Louisiana to be with her mother while she battled cancer. During that time yoga became her life line. She utilized the practice not only to help herself, but also to help her mom fight her battle. Through her experiences Haley realized the impact yoga had on her life since that first yoga class she took with her sorority sister. She decided that it was time to further her practice and become a certified yoga instructor.
Kaylin Sibley, RYT 200
Kaylin found yoga for the first time while looking for an extra class in college. After practicing sporadically for years, she took a community yoga class at the local library led by Elan Adams. After this class she became a dedicated student of yoga under Elan's guidance. Through her practice, Kaylin found the peace in her personal life, clarity in her mind and the courage to make professional career changes. During a career change to education, she also decided that it was time to delve deeper into her practice and become a certified yoga instructor, under the guidance of her teacher through the training program at Spiral Branch. Kaylin offers a light-hearted vinyasa flow and encourages her students to balance being at peace with where they are in their practice with embracing the courage to try for something new.
Oksana Aston, RYT 500
I was first introduced to yoga through Pranayama and meditation in 1999 while taking a trauma relief program with the “Art of living” foundation after surviving a stampede in my home country, they helped my recovery through this traumatic experience, bringing immediate benefits and relief from anxiety and depression. Since 2011 I’ve been practicing yoga on and off, until in 2014 I discovered Spiral Branch yoga studio and finally dedicated myself to everyday practice in what became a transformational year for me. I completed 200 hours Vinyasa Flow teacher training at Spiral Brach yoga studio under the expert guidance of Elan Adams. Following my yoga path has introduced me to many inspirational teachers, who have all contributed to my practice, and which has shown that there are still lots to learn, so I will always be a student. I am deeply grateful for all the wisdom and knowledge my teachers have shared with me. My philosophy for yoga is that one needs to find and face challenges on the mat, so as to be ready for them off the mat. Through a variety of poses of Ashtanga yoga tradition my classes will build strength, flexibility and balance.
Trish Little, RYT 200, Curvy Yoga certified & Massage Therapist (LMT)
Trish attended her first Yoga class with a friend in 1998 and instantly felt a connection. Practicing off and on for the next 15 years she really began to focus on her practice in 2011. Trish is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 9 years of experience and has been a Certified Personal Trainer for 3 of those years. To further the benefits of Massage Therapy,Trish has been encouraging clients to practice Yoga. For Trish, teaching Yoga was the natural progression to help facilitate stress and pain management. Under the guidance of Elan Adams, Trish recieved her RYT 200. Trish is also "Curvy Yoga" certified, which gave her additional training in working with creating practices, and offering modifications that make yoga welcoming for all shapes & sizes. When Trish is not in the studio or office, she enjoys photography, travel, reading and spending time with her furry family.
Thank you for your interest in Spiral Branch Yoga Studio. Because yoga is a broad term that encompasses many styles and methods, we are proud to be the first and only studio in Denham Springs and Livingston Parish dedicated solely to teaching yoga. Whether you are new to yoga or have an established practice, we offer a variety of classes each day to meet you where you are. Just grab your mat and head in for a class! We warmly welcome you to our community and believe you find a fit for your yoga goals.
We are here to to teach yoga...NOT RELIGION. There are no deities or images from any religion in our studio.
We teach yoga as a sytematic method, that has been tested through thousands of years, to bring about a greater state of health and wellbeing to our bodies, minds and spirits. We find these teachings universal to the human experience outside of religion, race or creed. We strive to create an environment that is welcoming and peaceful to people from any path.
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Elan Adams, E-RYT 200/YACEP, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor
Owner, Instructor, RYS Trainer
My Yoga journey began in 2002, progressing from video tapes in the living-room to classes at a gym before I finally got the courage to step into a yoga studio! I began to practice Ashtanga-Vinyasa under the guidance of the late Sara Devi, who was the first to encourage me to become a yoga teacher. After ten years of a personal practice which has helped me through several physical illnesses and countless emotional trials, I decided to become a certified Yoga Teacher. I am grateful for the many teachers who have inspired me along the way. I am driven forward by the belief that yoga is for anyone who wants it and strive to deliver the message in each class that yoga is a tool to strengthen their bodies, sharpen their minds and connect within. I take great joy in getting to know my students and as my student I will strive to meet you where you are!
Ashtanga Yoga Certification: Manju Pattabhi Jois (2016) , RYT 500: Sandra Anderson, Shari Friedrichsen, Rolf Sovik (2014-2016), Sattva Yoga Pre-natal certified: Ma Dhyan Siddhi (2013) , RYT-200: Kim Matsko (2012), Certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant: David Frawley (2016)