Our Team

Founded in 2011, we've grown to a small, but highly dedicated global team.

 
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Beccah BartlettCo-Founder

Based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Beccah oversees Yogamour Global. Beccah discovered yoga at a young age from her aunt who was a yoga teacher. She didn't embrace yoga until she was 22 however, when she began to take classes at a local studio. The gates opened and yoga became a complete healing process, both physically and mentally. Deciding to explore the world and her love for yoga, she ended up volunteering at a school in a “slum” of India. The children were restless so Beccah involved the entire school in a morning practice of yoga before each day began, which did wonders for the kids’ attention spans. It seemed to Beccah that she had found her place. Upon returning to the U.S., she decided the next chapter of her life would be yoga teacher training. The training (RYT 200-hour) only confirmed that she made the right choice.

Her study of yoga has been influenced  by teachers such as Seane Corn, Shiva Rae, Sarah Ivanhoe, Faith Hunter, Kathryn Budig, Coby Kozlowski and Rosey Mann as she's developed a unique style of playful vinyasa to open both heart and mind. 

Beccah continues to deepen her practice and has been amazed by the doors it has opened. Her ultimate passion is to intertwine her yoga community with volunteerism. 

Geni DonnellyCo-Founder 

Based in Frederick, Maryland, Geni, E-RYT 500®, YACEP® , oversees Yogamour USA. She is a registered Prana Flow® yoga teacher and Advanced Yoga Therapist. Further credentials include certification in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga for PTSD founded by David Emerson of the Trauma Center of Justice Resource Institute in Massachusetts, as well as a Yoga for Cancer (Y4C) Teacher Training with Tari Prinster, and Trauma-Informed Training taught by Kala Khouri with Off The Mat Into the World. Geni offers Yogamour Donation Yoga Classes to the public, and Sensitive Yoga Classes for Anxiety and Trauma to sensitive and in-need populations. 

Geni and the Yogamour team of qualified and experienced teachers lead Trauma-Informed Yoga Training Programs. The graduates from this training have an opportunity to become part of Yogamour's tribe of peaceful warriors as we continue the journey towards healing, strengthening, uplifting, and supporting community. Or, we offer the tools to travel their own path and share their knowledge instructing sensitive populations.

"I am eternally grateful for those students whom I have had the honor of teaching yoga. They forever have gifted me with gems of wisdom, and I hold them in high regard as my teachers and my community. Other gifted educators who have shaped my thoughts and methods of teaching include Maria Garre, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, David Emerson, Max Strom, Hala Khouri and Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, as well as my functioning dysfunctional, fun family and fabulous dogs."  

Global Ambassadors

 

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Corrina Richards

Yoga Teacher & Health Coach 
Corrina graduated from Kripalu in 2006 and the Therapeutic Yoga Training in 2009. She's inspired by many different types of yoga and movement and incorporate elements of each into her classes. To her Power and Hot classes, she brings a creative and fluid sequencing of asana with a strong emphasis on safe alignment. To her Restorative classes, she does her best to offer a calm and grounding presence that allows students to release the stress of the outside world and heal on a deeper, more compassionate level.

Corrina first met Beccah when she wandered into one of her classes at Rasa Yoga Shala in West Hartford, CT.  During a dark time in 2013 when Corrina was strongly questioning her sense of self and what it is in this life that allows her to shine, she  threw a life line out to Beccah and asked she could go with her to India. She took three months off of work/life and reconnected to herself through connection with others. Initially she went to help herself, but as she healed was able to acknowledge just how much she could do to help those around her. Service, seva, through volunteering is Corrina's way of saying a massive thank you to the universe. 

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Maggie Lile

Yoga Teacher
Maggie is a certified Vinyasa Yoga teacher. Looking at the asana practice as a continuous exploration of breath, body, mind and spirit, Maggie’s mission is to give practitioners the opportunity to think and move in harmony with their surroundings. Maggie was introduced to yoga as an incredibly stiff collegiate athlete seeking functional flexibility. She would drop in to the occasional class enjoying relief in the physical body. It wasn’t until a car accident in 2011, when feeling broken and bruised, that yoga became an integral part of her life. It was a combination of Iyengar Yoga and the Sivananda Ashram that initially gave her tools to heal her physical body and reconnect to her spirit. She has since then grown to enjoy a more vigorous Vinyasa flow. At the moment she passionately creates flows that balance effort and ease, which are challenging and grounding, focused and fun!

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Ana Lang

Yoga Teacher & Life Coach
Christiana received the nickname “Ana” growing up playing soccer in southern California that stuck through captaining the University of Hartford women's Division I team. At 18, Ana attended her first yoga class as a way to cross-train. Two years later with a position at lululemon athletics, she tiptoed into as many different disciplines of yoga as she could, enamored with yoga's spiritual and energetic aspects. Influenced by teachers on both the east and the west coast, Ana decided to pursue her 200-hour yoga teacher certification at Kripalu School of Yoga in the Berkshires, Massachusetts in 2013. Landmark education, igloo life coaching trainings, libraries of personal development books and company goal coaching exercises allowed Ana to begin goal coaching co-workers, friends, corporate teams and international leadership groups. She is currently living in rural Thailand on a 27-month youth and community development assignment through the Peace Corps. Her favorite project is “10 Villages Yoga and English Project”- a program that began as a recreational class and will end in an occupational yoga teacher training and sustainable community health initiative.

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Laurence Gilliot

Yoga Teacher, Trainer & Life Coach
Growing up in a bilingual family in multi-cultural Belgium, Laurence learned from a young age how to bring people from different backgrounds together. After completing her MBA, Laurence chose to follow a path of adventure and service to others. For five years she worked in an international non-profit organization facilitating deep community conversations in remote villages in DR-Congo, slums in the Philippines and violent neighborhoods in Papua New Guinea. Along the way, she started to practice yoga and saw that she could greatly contribute to the world by transforming her own emotional luggage and sharing her practice with others. 

With six years dedicated practice to yoga, Laurence now sees yoga as a journey home, reconnecting us to the deepest parts of ourselves. Her classes are inspired by Anusara, Vinyasa, Restorative yoga, Yin yoga and Ayurveda.

Meditation in motion has been a common denominator through Laurence's life and she's completed a 5-month walking meditation in the Himalayas, facilitates the dance of Compassionate Communication and is a certified facilitator of Dance Mandala, an ecstatic dance expression. Since 2006, Laurence has studied Buddhist mindfulness meditation joining several of Zen-master Thich Nhat Hanh's retreats and co-facilitating a meditation group in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She combines this Eastern practice of Buddhist psychology with the Western practice of Non-Violent Communication to coach both individuals and groups toward more fulfilled and joyful lives.

Katie Thomas

Yoga Teacher & Photographer
Katie had the practice of yoga woven throughout her childhood but fully embraced it as her own in 2009. The practice opened up her heart and lead her toward a life of humanitarian work in Kenya, Tanzania, India, Thailand, Peru, Brazil and Myanmar encompassing a range of initiatives, from supporting health care projects to building schools. After joining Yogamour Global on a volunteer retreat to India, Katie went on to complete a Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand while assisting Yogamour Global with our Thailand seva projects and helping develop the new Myanmar project. She has quickly become a cornerstone to the ongoing development of all our international projects!

Katie graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Anthropology and is an Advanced EMT who has worked for years in ski patrol and ERs.  Her passions are photography, traveling, yoga, skiing, and trying adventurous street food. You can always make her smile if you head out trekking and pack surprise avocado wraps! She also makes a variety of nut butters and sells them at farmers markets in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  
 

Daphne Chua

Yoga Teacher, Workshop Leader & Teacher Trainer
Daphne incorporates a heart-centre approach, the sensibilities of alignment and biomechanics, as well as insights into yoga philosophy into her practice, teachings and bodywork therapy, Her teaching is known to focus on breath, mindfulness and awareness with a sense of play to create the perfect balance in nurturing the body, mind and spirit. She is an E-RYT 500 hours, a Yoga Alliance Continued Education Provider (YACEP), and Anusara Inspired™ yoga teacher as well as bodywork therapist who is able to offer an intuitive alchemy of her knowledge and skills with her offerings. She holds classes, workshops, trainings and retreats under the Yoga with Daphne flagship programs. 

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Sarra Kaufman

Sarra has been a grateful student of Yoga and Ayurveda for many years. She has been blessed with teachers who have searched classically for the patterns of the Universe and Spirit. Her studies and experiences in the realms of Yoga, Mantra, and Ayurveda all serve to assist in increasing depth, sensitivity, and simplicity in ways that both utilize and increase grace and observation. 

Some of her teachers include, Andrey Lappa of Universal Yoga, Kula Yoga Project, Sankalpah College of Yoga (Yoga), Sadhvi Abha Saraswatiji and Raghunath Cappo (Mantra), Vaidya Ravi of Poonthottam Ayurvedasram, the California College of Ayurveda, and BCD (Ayurveda). Her teachers of touch include those at Sunshine School (Chiang Mai, Thailand) and Ohm (Omsala Chiang Mai, Thailand) for the wisdom of Thai Massage and Chi Nei Tsang.  

Each of her teachers has forever moved her to be more observant, respectful, humble, and sincere - qualities ever present in yoga and its teachings. 

In classes we will focus on the science behind the relationships between the body,  the mind, and their bridges . We are concerned with the flow of prana, how and where it moves and does not move in posture, in nadi, with consciousness. Using the paradigms of Ha-tha Yoga and Ayurveda we will explore our capacity to be both strong and flexible, moving and still, Ha and Tha, and of course, migrating in the direction of steady appreciation and awareness.