This May, we’re showing off our strong and compassionate instructor, Annie Okerlin, who helps her students meet challenges and conquer fears, both in their yoga practice and in life. Learn how Annie began her journey that’s enabled so many to discover and grow in gaining confidence, wisdom and patience. 1. When/ how did you discover yoga?  I first… Read More


This April, we’re filled with gratitude for our anatomy expert and soul-soother, Lisa Jamison. See how she designs her classes to balance body function and breath work to restore her student’s physical and mental well-beings. 1. When/ how did you discover yoga? I “discovered” yoga by making a point to grab a copy of Yoga Journal each time I was… Read More


This month, we’re extending our appreciation to our very happily kind-hearted Front Desk Angel, Kara B! You’ve probably seen her (being awesome) at our Front Desk on Wednesday nights. Kara’s been with us since our former location on Kennedy and we couldn’t be more grateful for the positive vibes and hard work she puts in to make… Read More


Wes is a successful local business owner (Kelp Sushi), a world-traveling yogi, and one of the friendliest faces you’ll see at Bella Prana. Our community is so grateful for his light-hearted energy and awesome sense of humor. Read more about Wes below!  What do you love about yoga? “I love how yoga allows me to be selfish. No matter what type of… Read More


This March, we’re celebrating one of our most dynamic yoga instructors and a true leader in Tampa’s yoga scene, Ashley Halley. See how she brings confidence, non-judgement, and inner-healing to her students at Bella Prana.    When/how did you discover yoga?  “I was led to yoga early on by my mom, who was a big part… Read More


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