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Geoffrey Roniger

Freret Street Yoga

Over the last decade, New Orleans native Geoffrey Roniger has become well known in the San Francisco Bay Area for his unique approach to yoga that emphasizes sound biomechanical alignment principles, intuitive movement, and eloquent use of metaphor to translate this ancient tradition into our contemporary cultural vernacular. In a yoga world filled with faux spirituality and frenetic pose choreography, his teaching stands out for its characteristic clarity, sincerity, and gourmet quality sequencing. After graduating from Vanderbilt University with a degree in European Studies in 1998, Geoffrey moved to Edinburgh, Scotland where he helped renovate a 19th-century church into Europe’s largest yoga studio. Shortly after his return to the United States, he graduated from Piedmont Yoga... Read the profile >>

Krystall Snemyr

Bikram Yoga New Orleans

Krystall started her journey to a healthy lifestyle only five years ago, when a good friend introduced her, by complete happenstance, to “hot yoga.” At the time, Krystall was unknowingly 40 lbs. overweight and terribly unhappy in her life. She had no idea how that one simple decision to go to the hot yoga class would end up forever changing her body, mind, career, and potentially the New Orleans health and wellness community. Although she doesn’t seem to remember much from the first few classes, she knew she had to keep going back. After a year of practice, she decided to quit her corporate 9-5 job and become a Bikram Yoga teacher. From there, she slowly took on more roles and responsibilities around her yoga studio, until she was the manager and a full-time teacher. In 2012,... Read the profile >>

Lauren Darnell

YogaPowerPlay, Park Yo Mat, Reyn Studios

A Crescent City native, Lauren Darnell was drawn to yoga in search of a cure for chronic hip pain caused by an unfortunate car accident. In addition to a cure for her hip pain, she experienced the positive rapid body transformation brought about by power yoga. Immediately drawn into the practice, Lauren assisted and trained with several Master teachers including world-renowned instructor Baron Baptiste. Lauren brings a wealth of knowledge to YogaPowerPlay, Park Yo Mat, and the Reyn Studios team drawing on her yoga experience from around the world, including Hot Power Yoga London and Yoga for the People in New York. Lauren incorporates a lifelong study of teaching movement into her classes that has included tennis instruction, fencing, and research at the University of Iowa involving... Read the profile >>