Our Owners

 

Elizabeth and Stephanie are friends as well as business partners. Both ladies share a passion for the practice of yoga and want to share it with you in a comfortable and welcoming environment.  Whatever you desire from your yoga practice, we want to help you center, connect, and cultivate.

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Elizabeth Pattillo

Co-Owner and Teacher

Elizabeth began her yoga journey unexpectedly.  A misprinted time for another fitness class at a gym in Shreveport was all it took for her to become a lifelong student.  Through other twists and turns, she has discovered her passion; teaching others to love their bodies through movement.  Her background in Certified Personal Training benefits her practice, as well as her instruction.  The peace and stillness of mind that can be found when you take yoga off the mat are what keep her striving.  Living into her mantra of "Love Through Action", her gentle instruction strives to help students create a practice that doesn't just stay on the mat.

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Stephanie Meyer Chapman

Co-Owner and Teacher

Stephanie was drawn to the practice of yoga in 2012. Experiencing the advantages of mindfulness, breath, and flexibility on the mat, encouraged her to focus on incorporating all aspects of yoga into her daily life and career as a high school teacher. The physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits motivated Stephanie to share her passion for yoga with others.

She became a Yoga Alliance, RYT-200 in March of 2015 through Ally Ford. She is drawn to teaching beginners and enjoys focusing on strength and balance in her daily practice. Currently Stephanie is certified to teach children's yoga through Yogees Yoga 4 Kids and she is working towards her Yoga Alliance 95-hr RYCT.  Stephanie is dedicated and always seeking new ways to become a better yoga student and teacher. She has attended workshops with Melanie Fawer, Kino MacGregor, and Doug Swenson.

Our Teachers

Everyone of our teachers and classes creates their own unique community allowing you to engage in your practice on and off the mat.  We are appreciative of the opportunity to be involved in your practice, whether it's your first or 500th yoga class.  

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Aimee Ballard

Aimee was born and raised in Shreveport.  She began yoga after the birth of her third child and has been dedicated to practicing since.  In 2013 she began sharing this practice with students and friends after completing her 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training with Ally Ford.  She completed 500 Hours of training at Asheville Yoga Center in 2016.  There she learned from Doug Keller, Leslie Kaminoff, Shala Worsley, James Bailey and other amazing instructors that teach a variety of disciplines of yoga.  She has also completed two trainings in Children’s Yoga.  She likes to weave a little of each of the styles she has experienced and learned into her classes.  Aimee holds E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP® Yoga Alliance Certifications

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Becky Wilson

Becky began her yoga journey over 9 years ago after the birth of her first child. Having an athletic background, she quickly took to the physical part of yoga, but was surprised by the mental and emotional transformation yoga provided her. 

Becky completed her 200RYT certification through the DwiPada Yoga Teacher Training Program while living in Memphis TN. Recently moving to Shreveport with her husband and two kids, Becky feels honored to continue empowering others by strengthening their physical bodies and cultivating inner awareness. She believes in spreading positive vibes in every class she teaches. She encourages students to connect mindful breath to powerful movement, and set intentions that affect positive growth on and off the mat. Come to class prepared to smile and sweat! 

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Harriet Stone Evans

Harriet was introduced to yoga by her ballet teacher, Paul Coates ,in 1979.   She has studied many disciplines of hatha yoga- among them Ashtanga,  Anusara  and Kundalini.  Her perception of yoga was completely changed when she began the practice of Iyengar Yoga with the late Karin O’Bannon. Karin was her teacher and mentor for six years. Harriet completed two years of Iyengar teacher training and apprenticeship with Karin and is committed to continuing the Iyengar tradition in Shreveport. She believes that Iyengar is to yoga as ballet is to dance- its firm and sound foundation.

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Jamie Day

Born in Japan, Jamie, along with her family, relocated to Illinois early in her life.  As her family continued to move for her father’s work in the Air Force, it sparked her innate curiosity about people and life. She was first introduced to yoga and meditation at age 22, when she had an undeniable urge to attend yoga classes while at LSUS. After finishing her degree and starting a family, she continued to make yoga more and more a larger part of her life.  Practicing Ashtanga and meditation daily, she began teaching yoga to students of all ages in 2016.

Jamie has made yoga and meditation her life and continues to expand upon that: teaching mindfulness and meditation to teens studying for their SAT, as well as teaching mindfulness and breathwork to children during learning.  She believes sensitivity, intuition, and insight can be found through connection with the world around us and that no teacher is greater than the one within.

Jamie has been teaching yoga for the past 6 years. She is excited, humbled, and honored by the opportunity to spread her love of yoga and is grateful for all her teachers and students.

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Emily Sample

Emily began her yoga journey after playing college soccer in 2000. She was first drawn to the physical practice and eventually fell in love with the spiritual and mental practice of breath work and meditation. Emily began teaching in 2011 after completing Ally Ford’s 200 hour training. She has been certified in vinyasa, sports, prenatal, yin, meditation, and kids yoga. She was one of the founder of previously Breathe Yoga, now called Bloom Yoga and also Yoga Farm Fest in Shreveport, La. She regularly attends and leads retreats and festivals. Yoga is a way of life and she is beyond grateful to share her experiences and love of yoga with those who attend her class.

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James Osborne

James Osborne is trying to find some answers to the complexities of our world and yoga has become a comrade on this quest. He finally has learned how to breathe, move so he won't  hurt himself, and discovered a community of friends who want to celebrate this connection. Every day that he practices yoga he learns something. It's humbling, exciting, motivating, and he can't wait to share this experience with you. He is approaching his fourth year of teaching and wants to infuse the energy, creativity, and patience that his teachers have shared with him.

Yoga, the Arts, and his loved ones are the transformative powers that guide him.

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Elizabeth Beauvais

Elizabeth has been a grateful student of yoga for over 15 years. She brings a strong focus on alignment from her study with master Iyengar teacher Karin O’Bannon, flow and breath-work from training with YogaWork’s Chrissy Carter, and a humor, openness and enthusiasm that are all her own!  Elizabeth is an E-RYT 200-hour instructor with over 1,000 teaching hours.

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Angelica Sarullo

Angelica hold’s a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from ULM and has had a passion for dance since childhood. She first discovered yoga in 2011 while living in Los Angeles. She fell in love with yoga, because it reminded her of lyrical dance and it corrected everything that dance physically damaged. Angelica received her RTY 200 hours from Yoga Works in Santa Monica in 2015. Angelica loves the healing power of yoga and hopes to play a role in revealing that power to her students.

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Abigail Pomeroy

The first time Abigail practiced yoga, she knew she had stumbled onto something magnificent. After having more experiences with yoga, she knew she wanted to continue growing as a student and also as a teacher. In 2016, she completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and has been deepening her knowledge ever since.

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Elizabeth Winkler

Elizabeth began participating in group fitness in college in 2002, including yoga. She has always loved the camaraderie and encouragement that group fitness provides and wanted to share that with others. In 2012, she finally pursued her desire to teach fitness, beginning with her YogaFit Level 1 teacher training and has been teaching yoga ever since then. She loves the physical, mental, and emotional benefits that yoga provides and wants everyone to experience them. She teaches a straightforward, active, vinyasa-style yoga with a focus on linking movement with breath.

Since 2012, Elizabeth has completed additional levels of YogaFit training including: Foundations, Communication, Introspection and Anatomy & Alignment, her Schwinn Indoor Cycling certification, and SCW Group Fitness and Barre certifications. She teaches a variety of classes, but yoga is her favorite.

Monica Fayad

Monica learned how influential movement is on wellness at a young age. Encouraged by her parents’ dedication to health and influenced by their interest in spiritual development, she was taken to the gym to work out her depression beginning in middle school. From that point she found a love for dance and in college her quest for wellbeing was quenched with the
combination of modern dance, yoga and meditation. She has completed over 1000 hours of training in vinyasa yoga, Ashtanga yoga, mindfulness, yin yoga, perinatal yoga and Ayurveda for bodywork and yoga. Deeply rooted in her practice and dedicated to continual self-discovery, she has brought her passion for the power of movement by bringing yoga to the community since 2003. Monica strives to approach each client and student with compassion, a keen eye
and an understanding of universal patterns as well as inherent individualism. Monica teaches Ashtanga with the blessing of her teacher, Melanie Fawer, trained in the lineage of and certified by Sri. K Patabhi Jois, and loves teaching all styles of yoga as they each create a path toward mindful awareness, personal growth and self-compassion.

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Micah Kenyan

Micah is a former ballerina who began teaching yoga nearly 2 years ago. Micah found her love for yoga while dancing with the Oklahoma City Ballet back in 2017. Although ballet is what originally introduced her to yoga, she has since turned to yoga as her primary source of exercise and self expression. Since becoming a 200hr CYT, Micah has taught in several different settings including, yoga studios, gyms, elementary and middle schools, and private classes. Even though she has found a deep passion for teaching, she will always be a student first. Her favorite style to teach (and take) is Vinyasa. The unity of breath and movement creates an energetic space for anyone who participates. Micah feel extremely privileged to be apart of the Bloom community and can’t wait to see you on your mat!