Our teachers have over 60 years combined experience. Each person brings a different energy and approach to yoga, and often different style. However all of our teachers are certified, and are patient, kind, and encouraging.
Rebecca, ERYT-500, Yoga Alliance Certified, Professional Level Certified Kripalu Teacher has been a student, educator, yoga teacher trainer and practitioner for nearly 30 years. Her teaching is deeply influenced by Buddhist and Yogic practices with focus on compassion and gratitude for living each day. As an ovarian cancer survivor, she brings a deep sense of awe, love and respect for yoga as a deep healing practice that has saved her life.
Diana Damelio (Tarika) ERYT-500,YACEP is a senior Kripalu Yoga teacher and trainer. She is the founding Director of Professional Training and a former Dean of the School of Yoga at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA. Diana has been practicing yoga for over 30 years, teaching Kripalu Yoga since 1992 and has led countless workshops and yoga teacher trainings. She is a certified professional-level Kripalu yoga teacher, a Level II i-rest© yoga nidra instructor and a member of both the Yoga Alliance and Kripalu Professional Association. Diana brings a wealth of knowledge to her classes and is known for her inspirational teaching style and ability to hold safe and sacred space. She teaches with a sense of humor, compassion and joy.
Michele has taught intermediate and advanced young dancers along with adults ranging from the beginner to professional level for over 30 years. She worked with the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre as a soloist performer, teacher, choreographer, and associate director. She has a BFA in Ballet from the University of Utah, apprenticed with Ballet West and has toured with the American Festival Ballet. She is so happy to now be living in Bay St Louis with her husband Dannie and dog Emma. Michele is excited to bring adult ballet classes to Treehouse Yoga.