INSTRUCTORS

Instructors

Lori DeBlieux - Owner/Instructor


Certified Baptiste Educator

Yoga Alliance Certified E-RYT 500, YACEP

Baptiste Power Yoga Institute trainings include Level 1 - Journey Into Power, Level 2 - The Sannyasin's Journey, Level 3 - Beyond Borders, Expand Your Power-Facilitator in Training Program, Art of Assisting, Advanced Art of Assisting, Art of True North Alignment, and 40 Days to Personal Revolution. Lori has also trained with the Give Back Yoga Foundation, Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans, Yoga Nidra Training, and Next Generation Yoga for Kids.

The road to this place in my life has been full of empowering work and true growth. Nothing rushed, everything happening in due time. I practice the things that make my life better and without force, great things happen. 

Lori is committed to growth for the teachers, staff, and students of Yoga Ya Ya. Through her teaching she is a leader working to inspire other leaders.  

Lori graduated with a degree in Public Relations from UL Lafayette. Most importantly she is grateful for the unwavering support of her husband Richard. Lori and Richard have a darling daughter Lola who practices yoga!

Christal Workman

Christal's relationship with yoga began in her college years at Louisiana Tech University, where she earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree. She has work in the design industry in both Mississippi and Louisiana, practicing yoga along the way. Christal has 11 years experience in gymnastics, including 4 years as a gymnastics coach. In 2012, Christal attended a kids yoga teacher training with Jodi Komitor of Next Generation Yoga. She enjoys sharing her love of yoga with children and has a special interest in prenatal and restorative yoga, offering private and group classes.

When Christal is not flying solo on her yoga mat, her four little ones are at her feet "playing yoga" as well. Christal and her husband, Stephen, enjoy living and raising their family in Cenla, close to family. In her time away from the studio she is an active member of the Junior League of Alexandria and Our Lady of Prompt Succor church, volunteers as a docent for the Alexandria Zoo, and also serves as president of the Cenla Kappa Delta alumnae chapter.

Beth Hebert

Beth is a Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher since April of 2017. Trainings include: Expand Your Power 200 Hour Teacher Training Program and 40 Days to Personal Revolution.

“My journey into yoga began when I started practicing gymnastics at eight years old. Gymnastics taught me the connection between mind and body. I began practicing Yoga 10 years ago with Mark Guibarelli in Los Angeles and was reconnected with that childhood enjoyment of mind body connection. After moving to Louisiana in 2016, I joined the Yoga YaYa and Baptiste Community through their Teacher Training Program. I am so grateful to share Yoga with the vibrant community at Yoga YaYa.”

Beth currently resides in Alexandria, Louisiana. She also works at Inglewood Farm, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and is studying to be a Certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

Tiffany Pledger

Instructor

Yoga Alliance Certified RYT-200

Baptiste Institute - Expand Your Power

Baptiste Power Yoga Institute trainings include 40 Days to Personal Revolution and Expand Your Power, as well as in-house teacher trainings through Yoga YaYa.

“I strive to contribute to my community, family, students and colleagues in a meaningful and impactful way, and to continuously challenge barriers which hold me back.”

Tiffany graduated with a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences from LSU. She serves on the Board of Directors of Hope House of Central Louisiana, and Dixie Youth Baseball Association. She is also a member of Junior League of Alexandria, serves on the Development Committee at Alexandria Country Day School, and is the treasurer of the Alpha Omicron Pi Central Louisiana Alumnae Chapter. She and her husband Joseph have a son, Lennox and a daughter, Landry.

Natalie O’Quin

Instructor

Yoga Alliance Certified RYT-200

Natalie is Yoga Alliance Certified since April 2018. Baptiste Power Yoga
Institute trainings include: Expand Your Power 200 Hour Teacher Training
Program and 40 Days to Personal Revolution.

*Yoga inspires me to be my best self through living authentically and being
present, so that I can make a positive impact on my family, friends and
community. I am thrilled to be spreading my personal love and the benefits
of yoga practice to our community as an instructor.*

Natalie resides in Alexandria, LA with her husband Patrick, and enjoys
being a stay at home mother to their children Liam, Jane, Jack, and
Luke.

Sherri Transier - Instructor
Jerri Grafton - instructor
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Priscilla Charrier

Instructor

Priscilla is RYT 200 through the Yoga Ya Ya Teacher Training school. "As a yoga instructor, i am living authentically through my love of yoga."  Pricilla has experience with Ashtanga yoga and has been practicing yoga for 14 years. She is grateful for the support of her husband, Nathan, two children, Michael and Julie and four grandchildren, Maddox, Alyssa, Maggie, and Kasen.

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Catherine Ewing

 Instructor 

 Catherine has practiced yoga for over 2 years and fell in love with the kindness and warm welcome of the Yoga Ya Ya community.  She completed her 200hr Yoga Certification at Yoga Ya Ya in 2020.


"Being an athlete my entire life, yoga has challenged me in a new and powerful way.  I am stronger physically and mentally."


Catherine enjoys being a part of the CENLA community and volunteers her time for fundraising that brings smiles and joy to everyone! She works as a Landwoman and is surrounded by constant love and support from her husband Elliot, and her three children, Audrey, Gus, and Cecilia.

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Roy Rosenthal

Instructor

At the urging of a good friend, Roy began his 

yoga practice in 2014 

at Yoga Ya Ya having never considered stepping foot in a yoga studio.  It did not take long to see that the practice and discipline of yoga is life changing and life affirming.  In April 2020, Roy completed the 200 hour Teacher Training Certification program at Yoga Ya Ya.  Roy is the parish administrator of St. James Episcopal Church in Alexandria, LA.  He is grateful to his family, close friends, and Lori and Beth for their support and encouragement.

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