YOGA & ACTIVITIES INSTRUCTORS

Annie Earley

Annie Earley

Spend some time with Annie and you will find she is passionate about yoga and gardening.

In the early 1990’s, looking for new and interesting ways to exercise, she tried yoga and loved it. Yoga became part of her regular exercise program. In her mid-40’s, as her parent's health began to decline, her yoga practice took a new path. Suddenly yoga wasn’t just about fitting into skinny jeans; her yoga mat was her refuge. It became a way to deal with the stress of being her parent’s caregiver; Yoga provided the quiet time she needed in her day.

In July 2012 a...

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Cheryl Allen

Cheryl has been interested in health, fitness and the environment for as long as she can remember. She managed a health food store in Tahlequah for several years, has been a Registered Environmental Specialist and Administrative Manager for the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission for the last 17 years, holds a BS in Nutrition & Management, and an MS in Environmental Management. In her mid-40's, she began experiencing autoimmune issues that run prevalent in her family. She got serious about her yoga practice and received her first yoga certification in 2002. With the changes in her body...

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Jennifer Williams

Jennifer is a true testament to the healing powers of yoga. Her career as a Registered Dental Hygienist places high demands on her body, particularly the shoulders, neck, and jaw. Having suffered two separate injuries - both involving herniated discs - she has been able to avoid surgeries due to her daily yoga practice. Jennifer has been a student of yoga and meditation for the last 15 years and she's passionate about sharing the power of the practice with others. Soon to receive her RYT 200hr certification through Yogalife in Norman, you can catch her on Tuesdays for Deep Stretch at...

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Kristie Hale, RYT 200

According to yoga, our main goal in life is to discover our truth, or our true selves. Although this goal varies for each individual, there are many paths one can choose to travel on the journey to truth. Kristie’s own path began in Kansas City when her husband introduced her to yoga. Feeling like she’d found her home on the mat, she decided to begin her journey with a 200-hour teacher training at the Arkansas Yoga Center in 2006, where she became well-versed in the modalities of Anusara, Viniyoga, and Iyengar. Believing that one never stops learning, Kristie has attended workshops and...

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Lisa Bracken, M.S., RYT500, Ayurvedic Health Practitioner Intern

After sustaining a broken back and facing a future with chronic pain, Lisa took up yoga in earnest when she moved to Oklahoma a decade ago. She has taught yoga and meditation for the past 8 years in The Yoga Barn at The Canebrake as well as at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. In addition to teaching public classes, workshops, and working with students privately, she is currently taking clients as an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner Intern through California College of Ayurveda. She holds a Master's degree in Kinesiology, and is fascinated with the 'why and how' or bodies move - or...

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Nita McClellan

Nita is a true example of ‘it’s never too late to start exercising’ since she didn’t begin until her early 30’s. A transplanted Texan, Nita has lived in the area for over 18 years and has been a fitness instructor at Champion Fitness in Muskogee for the past 4 years. She is certified in Group Fitness and Tabata Bootcamp and has taught step aerobics, kickboxing, sculpting, spinning, abs, tabata intervals and gliding. Nita will lead a tabata intervals class followed by an abs set on Thursday nights and Saturday mornings for those who want to increase their energy, strength and endurance.

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