INSTRUCTORS

Instructors

Lori DeBlieux - Owner/Instructor


Certified Baptiste Instructor

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 an ounce of 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 creating 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 Certified 200 hour RYT with the Baptiste Institute program Expand Your Power.

My journey into yoga began when I started practicing gymnastics at eight years old. Gymnastics taught me how to control my body and how to mentally practice. After years of personal yoga practice I began to train with Mark Giubarelli and Ashley Cummings in Los Angeles. Both teachers made a huge impact on my physical and mental yoga. When I moved to Louisiana in September of 2016, my sister Lori helped me to transition what I have learned into communication through teaching.

I am at the beginning my teaching journey, im thankful to share what I have learned so far and for the welcoming community at Yoga Ya Ya.

I am looking forward to continue training and developing my own practice in order to better serve those already in yoga and bring in others who can benefit from the practice.

Tala Wagner

Tala completed Level 1 teacher training through Little Flower Kids Yoga. She has
trained with Yoga Ya Ya at several Teacher Training workshops and teaches
Power Yoga, Kids Yoga, and Gentle Yoga at Yoga Ya Ya.

For me yoga is about fostering an inner stillness. My draw to yoga is both
an influence and a result of my career as a Montessori teacher. In the
classroom we speak of "peace education". Intrinsic in my responsibility to
my students is a duty to calm their minds and nurture their spirits. Like
Montessori, yoga creates peace from the inside out. Yoga is a way to share
peace with and foster it within others.

Tala is at the heart and soul of Yoga Ya Ya. The work she does behind the
scenes is so important in the seemingly smooth running of the studio. We
are lucky to have Tala bring her special gifts working with kids to our
studio and the CENLA community. 

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 one son, Lennox.

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
expecting their fourth child in August 2018.

Sherri Transier

Guest Instructors