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


Learn what draws our Desk Angel and dedicated yogi, Jay Hopler, to his mat at Bella Prana every day! What do you love about yoga? When I do yoga, I can feel myself relax and grow stronger at the same time. It’s the most incredible physical/mental/spiritual space I’ve ever been in and I’m so blessed! I get… 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


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


  Here are some hot facts about Bikram yoga! Bikram is actually the name of a man who invented this style of yoga. But in this article I will focus on the basic facts about this system of yoga to help demystify this popular practice. These ideas are based on my personal experience as a practitioner of… 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