This January, we’re extending our appreciation to our one-of-a-kind Mysore instructor, Jessica Lynn Trese. See how she cultivates peace, inspiration, self-growth, and loving dedication daily at Bella Prana. When/ how did you discover yoga? “Prior to yoga, I had been very independent with the way I tried to make my body feel better and calm… Read More


If you haven’t hopped on the Bikram trend yet, you’ll want to after reading these amazing full body benefits. Many people have suspicions about exercising in what’s essentially a sauna, like if detox, weight loss, and increased focus are worth three buckets of sweat. But hot yoga, more specifically Bikram, is blooming around the world… Read More


In the immortal words of David Bowie, “Turn and face the strange ch ch changes…time may change me but I can’t trace time”.  Plus I would add that I can’t avoid changes and the progression of time, but this addition doesn’t work with the rhyme and meter of the song and therefore I can see why Mr.… Read More


What is that mysterious necklace that everyone seems to be wearing in yoga? The answer is Mala beads; a magical strand of purposefully strung beads. Mala beads originated in India 3,000 years ago and have connections to Hinduism, Buddhism and yoga philosophy. Mala is the Sanskrit work for “meditation garland”. In short, mala beads are… Read More


What do I love most about teaching Yoga? The thing I love most about teaching yoga is being a witness to my students healing. Whether it’s through laughter and commitment, courage, strength, peace, gratitude, grace or stillness. One of my favorite moments? I love when there is laughter and fun in class. But my favorite… Read More


What do you love about yoga? I love both the exercise and meditation time I get on the mat. It is something that I do just for me!   How has yoga and meditation changed your life? Physically, yoga has helped me with strength and flexibility. Mentally, yoga has helped me to slow down and… Read More


What do you love about yoga? What I love about yoga is my ability to lose myself in the moment when I practice. I find that the poses translate to my everyday life and help me stay grounded. My yoga practice transforms over time and seems to keep getting more challenging and easier at the… Read More


What do you love about yoga? I love the meditation of breath and movement that is yoga. I love the challenge of maintaining your breath throughout your practice even as you navigate through your weakest and most difficult poses. I love the awareness I find throughout my body during my practice. I love pulling my… Read More


What does Yoga meant to you? Yoga is truly sacred and one of my biggest blessings. Yoga teaches me the importance of living in the present and reminds me to embrace all parts of my incredibly blessed life journey. For me, yoga is much more than the asanas; it is the discipline, self acceptance, humility,… Read More


What do you love about yoga? It makes me feel good! How easy and comfortable it is to sit at home and read a book, or watch a movie, or go shopping, or out to eat. But how wonderfully exhilarated, peaceful, fulfilled and satisfied I feel after a yoga class. How has yoga and meditation… Read More