Cherie Chassaignac, RYT 200
Cherie began her Yoga Journey nearly 12 years ago with "at-home" videos and gym classes. The more she practiced Yoga she saw what an enriching practice with so much to offer no matter ones background. A drive to share with others encouraged Cherie to undergo teacher training which she did with Kate Suchanek, of Yoga Path.
As a yoga teacher she hopes to offer everyone who steps on the mat in her class guidance for healthy alignment of the physical body to promote healthier alignment of the mind and heart with your true self.
Carl Adams, RYT 200
Profile coming soon!
Vanessa Parks, RYT 200
Vanessa began practicing yoga in college as a way to stay fit. As her practice developed, she discovered the softer, subtler benefits of yoga. Vanessa completed her 200 hr. teacher training at Yoga Vibe studio with Alicia Willemet and Louis LaVie. Under their loving guidance, Vanessa's yoga practice blossomed into a lifestyle. As a teacher, she endeavors to show students the benefits of mindful, healthy living through yoga. She believes that, as a teacher, her purpose is to empower students to be their own teachers. Her classes balance challenging elements with nurturing practices. Off the mat, Vanessa is a PhD candidate at LSU studying health and social impacts of disasters. She feels fortunate to be part of a community of resilient yogis in Denham Springs.
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.
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.
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.
Alex Sevier, RYT 200
Lover of Yoga, Alex received her 200hr. Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Certification from Om Sweet Om Studio in Port Washington, NY. She later went on to receive her Prenatal Certification and AntiGravity Yoga certifications. Since that time, she has gone on to teach Vinyasa, Restorative, Prenatal, Mommy and Baby, and AntiGravity classes.
Drawing inspiration from various forms of yoga, Alex loves to lead diverse classes from strong and "flowy" to healing and nurturing approaches utilizing long held and heart surrendering poses. Expect to be grounded, to breathe, flow, laugh and rock out a little to the hidden gems she puts on her playlists.
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)
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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