I teach Baptiste Yoga to share with others that they have a shot at feeling fully alive.
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Adrienne Smith

Studio Founder & Owner // Tier 3 Certified Baptiste Influencer
Adrienne’s yoga classes are known to be intense in a way that gives you access to both reaching a new edge of your physical abilities and also drawing attention to what may be holding you back in life. She is a passionate leader, mother and former professional triathlete who fills class with nuggets of inspiration, jokes and stories that will make you feel like you are at a good friend’s house. You will leave encouraged to see where your yoga practice is at work everywhere in your life so that you can live your best life and be up to something more.

Adrienne teaches Baptiste Yoga to continually connect herself to her power, to people, and her life’s purpose. She knows that her life works better, there is less drama and more aliveness, and more truth and connection when she is practicing this methodology everywhere. For her, the practice transcends the physical and taps into her connection with her Creator and living a life that makes a difference. The Baptiste methodology is at work in every decision she makes, every conversation she has and how she connects to others.

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Tricia Speidel

Operations Manager // Tier 2 Certified Baptiste Educator
Tricia believes that yoga is for anyBODY. Tricia’s classes are filled with lightness and challenge. She will give you the tools to choose how you react and play big. Expect to push, play, and expand physically and mentally with her. Tricia is committed to creating a strong community by seeing and empowering PoYO’s students and team members.

Tricia teaches Baptiste Power Yoga to empower students to live their life from creation not reaction. Her life has been altered dramatically because of the work she puts into her life with the tools & techniques of the practice. She shares these tools with anyone willing through programs, outreach, creating powerful relationships and teaching yoga. The biggest breakthroughs she has had in her life has been with other's also committed to doing the work along side her. It’s not always easy, but it’s worth it to live a life that is for community and connection.

 
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Mallory Doppmann

Teacher
Mallory will take you on a physical and mental journey in every class with the drishti (focus) on getting to know yourself with more clarity, noticing the chaos that exists and making choices from that new awareness. Mallory will provide a nurturing space for every student to thoughtfully challenge themselves towards something new - a new thought, a new pose or a new friend. She will inspire your infinite possibilities.

Mallory teaches Baptiste Yoga in order to connect her with a global community of amazing humans out doing something major in this world. The Baptiste Yoga Methodology has elevated her life on many levels and and being able to be a conduit for transformation FOR others is her passion.

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DAVID RACHFORD

Teacher // Tier 1 Hour Certified Baptiste Leader
After a career ending military injury, David walked with a cane and abused narcotics and alcohol. A physical therapist suggested regular yoga practice. Within three months, he stopped taking narcotics and was free from pain. Through Baptiste Yoga David found access to power, vitality and freedom in his body, life, and relationships. He teaches Baptiste Yoga to share the practice and benefits with as many people as he can. The stakes are high; David says, "If I fail in my commitment as a teacher, people will die. Alone, slowly, and hunched over in pain. There's a better way."

“Teaching yoga at Power Of Your Om means being a stand for this community. We have a growing, active, healthy, positive and fun tribe.  We connect, encourage, and see we're up to great things.”  David teaches both Power and Chill (or Yin) classes. In Power Classes he will challenge you to try something new and expand beyond your perceived limitations, in a fun and playful way. In Chill Classes his goal is to create space for every student to look within…to restore, release and rejuvenate.

 
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Bella Fredericks

Teacher
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Bella learned the importance of community from the start. After beginning a regular yoga practice she soon discovered that the yoga community was a special one, full of acceptance and growth. Bella became a teacher to encourage anyone and everyone to get on their mats and to unlock the physical and mental benefits of yoga. In her classes you’ll find a playful yet challenging energy, pushing you to be the best version of yourself, all while getting in a good sweat.

Bella teaches Baptiste Yoga because it is an applicable and approachable method for changing lives, shifting minds and strengthening bodies. Baptiste Yoga gives solid access to pranayama, breath, focus alignment, inquiry and overall connection. She feels the Journey Into Power sequence sets her free so she can create all the above and be a powerful leader for her students in every class.

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Sarah Jackson

Teacher
Yoga has created a platform for Sarah to step into her freedom and live out loud. She teaches from a place of self-empowerment and finds joy and play in working hard. She believes that every moment we can create this for ourselves. When she’s not practicing yoga, she enjoys writing music, singing and twerking. Favorite quote to live by: “Come from you are ready Now!”

Sarah teaches Baptiste Yoga as an access to transformation. The practice has shifted her perspective of herself and her experience with the outside world. Sarah knows from her own experience that everyone can practice Baptiste Yoga. Ultimately, this creates deep community for her - she knows everyone is welcome: she belongs here, everyone belongs here.

 
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Mikaela Steinwedell

Teacher
A photographer by day, Mikaela is a Texas native who recently started calling Santa Barbara home. Her dad introduced her to yoga 7 years ago, but it became a pivotal part of her life after she sustained a traumatic spinal injury in 2016. She is an old soul with an adventurous spirit, and her classes are a journey towards self-compassion, expanding physical abilities, and paying attention.

Mikaela practices and teaches Baptiste Yoga because it is a wonderful blend of physical challenge and emotional/spiritual meditation and introspection. As someone who has very little routine in her life, she appreciates knowing she will get a perfect blend of cardio, stretching, strengthening and balance in each class so that she can take on her day ahead.

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Erin Miller

Teacher
Yoga allows Erin to slow her role. Staying busy Coaching Sports Performance At UCSB, yet still not feeling fulfilled with life in Santa Barbara left her at the steps of PoYo. The bright community brought her in and the mind body connection made her stay. Finding the place of effort and ease through her practice has allowed Erin to more fully enjoy life!

Erin teaches Baptiste Yoga because it allows her to see herself as the person she is - a person who’s life purpose is to be of service. The impact it has had on her life leaves her at cause with knowing she must share this practice with as many people as possible. The ripple effect of her transformation can be seen and felt whenever you are with Erin.

 
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KELSEY SCHULTHISE

Community Class Teacher
”I don’t know what just happened, but that was awesome.” These were the words Kelsey shared with her friend driving home from her first Baptiste Yoga class in Tennessee. The inquiry in that statement is what keeps her coming back to her own practice. Kelsey teaches Baptiste yoga because the first theme “BE A YES” has in and of itself caused her to break through self-limiting boundaries and she wants everyone who comes to class with her to know they can experience new possibilities and opportunities in their body and in their life too. Kelsey believes in community and connection and in a hot, sweaty yoga class…this is one of the best places to grow, overcome and transform.

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Jenny Tucker

Teacher
Expect to be greeted with a contagious smile and challenged to explore in Jenny's classes. You will typically find upbeat music, corny jokes, and encouraged to push, play and expand yourself on and off the mat. Jenny teaches yoga because she believes there is no better way to get down with your authentic self, and because no one ever regrets getting their yoga on.

Jenny teaches Baptiste Yoga because the methodology provides tools to help people improve their lives, relationships and selves by accessing ways to strip away the BS and live more fully each day. Baptiste Yoga gives her access to better the lives of those around her as a yoga teacher, school counselor, singer and everywhere in her life.

 
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ALANNAH HAMBLEY

Community Class Teacher

Alannah holds space for all her students to find access to their own internal strength and is a champion for other’s growth and connection to community. She teaches Baptiste Yoga because of her experience with the mental and physical power it provides. The methodology gives her both a strong foundation and the opportunity to build and experiment with a bigger sense of freedom. The community aspect of the Baptiste practice is what encouraged her to keep showing up and she commits to getting others to join her on this journey into power.

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RACHEL SOUZA

Assistant