Meet the Team
Therapeutic Yoga Instructor, Physical Therapist, & Co-Owner
Darra is a New Orleans native. Her love of movement led her to pursue a career in physical therapy and explore many types and styles of exercise. Her desire to help people exercise correctly led her to develop the Barrier Free Method (BFF) which she incorporates in all her classes.
She believes that quality of movement is the key to productive results. Exercise should not cause trauma to the joints or postural deterioration. Her goal is for each individual to modify classes for their own body, realizing that we all come to the mat with very physical histories. With enhanced body awareness, every class should be unique to each individual.
Her hobbies include spiritual fitness, rehabbing houses and furniture and repurposing discarded items.
Yoga Instructor & Founder
Audrey is a native New Orleanian. After a hiatus during which time she completed training as a pediatric emergency medicine doctor she returned to the city she loves. She discovered yoga in 2003 as a way to relieve the stress of her medical training. Informed by the peace of mind that a steady practice has brought her, she enjoys assisting people of all ages in discovering the beneficial health effects of a consistent yoga practice. She believes that the body awareness and mindful movement practiced in yoga helps integrate our body, mind, and spirit so that we can keep moving and thriving through life. Whether you've been practicing for just a few weeks or a few decades, yoga can help keep you resilient and aging gracefully.
Audrey has a 200 hour RYT certification through Yoga Medicine with Tiffany Cruikshank and completed an acupuncture certification through the Integrated Structural Acupuncture Program from the University of New England in Boston, MA. She is also a board certified lifestyle medicine physician.
Therapeutic Yoga Instructor
Joanne began practicing yoga in 2008. Over the years, she has drawn much peace, presence, insight, reflection, and connection through yoga. As a pediatric emergency physician, she enjoys the challenge of blending her medical knowledge with yoga and sharing these tools to promote wellness in her community. When she has time off from her busy schedule, Joanne loves reading, traveling, yoga retreats, and most of all, hanging out with her dawgs.
Joanne completed her 200 hr RYT through the Yandara Yoga Institute, and advanced teacher training in Yoga Therapeutics through Balance Yoga in NOLA. She is certified in Yoga for Seniors through the Duke Integrative Medicine program.