MEET OUR TRIBE

Meet our squad of incredible instructors + the people behind Bhava Yoga!

 
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Jenni Frank

Owner + Founder

Teaching Style: Strong, alignment-based, empowering!

Hometown: Kansas City

Favorite food: My home-made chai is pretty amazing! I also LOVE curry!

Favorite yoga pose: Depends on the day. I LOVE wheel pose when I’m feeling like I need to let go of limitations and open my heart to possibility. Double pigeon is my go-to when I need a little grounding + perspective.


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MEL BECK

PR + Community Outreach + Teacher

Teaching Style: Powerful, focused, energizing. 

Hometown: Littleton, CO

Favorite Food: Sushi 

Favorite Yoga Pose: Any inversion- they force me to be aware of my physical body and breath and take me out of my comfort zone. 

 

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Maya Lane

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Hometown: Fort Collins, CO

Favorite Food: Burritos!

Favorite Yoga Pose: Warrior 3

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MELISSA DASAKIS

Teaching style: Dynamic, spiritual, authentic.

Hometown: New England

Favorite Food: Salty, sweet and buttery.

Favorite Yoga Pose: Eka Pada Galavasana (Flying Pigeon Pose). I love this pose because it elevates my body and spirit with the sensation of soaring while being completely grounded in the present moment. It's an amazing hip opener, core and arm strengthener. To me, it embodies yoga in the way that it's a delicate balance of opposites creating synthesis in the mind, body and spirit.

 

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NICK LARSEN

Teaching Style: Coaching, physical assists, inversion playtime.

Hometown: Chicago

Favorite Food: Heavy whipping cream on ice cream, covered in ice cream.

Favorite Yoga Pose: Wheel pose because it is the king of asanas. There are so many transitions and places you can go with this pose - and I love to teach it. 

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SARAH CREECH

Teaching Style: Motivating, high-energy, and fun!

Hometown: Tyler, TX

Favorite Food: Nutrition is life but balance is key. I love reading cookbooks and cooking to some tunes. Sweet potatoes, green smoothies, anything Thai, street tacos, dark chocolate...all the goodness.

Favorite Yoga Pose: Pincha Mayurasana is my jam lately. I am trying to get upside down and balance more and this tests both my strength and mental ability to stay in the present moment. However, legs up the wall always feels amazing or anything to stretch my hip flexors.

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KIERSTIN WALL

Teaching Style: Slow, strong, juicy.

Hometown: Guilford, CT, then Burlington, VT

Favorite Food: This is a hard one... if I can find an authentic Thai dish, or charred brussel sprouts, or mint chocolate chip ice cream...

Favorite Yoga Pose: I love taking a wide leg down dog, and taking deep bends in each knee to open my hips and side body. And when I need to feel grounded and strong I love garudasana, eagle pose.

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MARJORIE BIGGS

Teaching Style: Alignment, imagery, CORE! 

Hometown: Charles Town, WV

Food: Coffee

Favorite Yoga Pose - Savasana. This is pose is my favorite because in the stillness and release I can really feel the effect (prana) of the practice and all the previous possess (Prana) flowing & vibrating within me.

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LINDSAY ELAND

Teaching Style: Feel-good-flow, thoughtful and intentional.

Hometown: State College, PA

Favorite Food: Hummus

Favorite Yoga Pose: Cobra Pose: It's my favorite because though it can sometimes be rushed-through, breezed-over, or considered "lesser" than it's up-dog counterpart, I find it so delicious when done slowly, methodically and thoughtfully. 

 

 

 

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MARJA WILSON

Teaching Style: Light, lively, and reflective. 

Hometown: Washington DC

Favorite Food: Roasted vegetables.

Favorite Yoga Pose: Handstand. This Inversion is my favorite because it is so thrillingly refreshing and (for me) not always promised!

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Elizabeth Brumfield

Teaching Style: Playful, compassionate, and empowering.

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Favorite Food: Buddha bowls! With all the goodies on top.

Favorite Yoga Pose: Supta baddha konasana (bound angle pose) on a bolster - let me stay there for days!

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DIXIE CHAMNESS

Teaching Style: Alignment-based, intelligent, challenging.

Hometown: Maysville, KT

Favorite Food: Depends on the day and my mood - I am still searching for the perfect balance for my body.

Favorite Yoga Pose: Horse pose because of the strength it builds in the legs.

 

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LESLIE GLENN

Teaching Style: Connection, intention, alignment.

Hometown: Strongsville, Ohio

Favorite Food: Anything and everything seasonal, fresh and healthy.  Yummy Soups and Buddha bowls inspired by the southeast asian cuisine are my obsession of the moment.

Favorite yoga pose: It really depends on the day!  Some days call for a fierce arm balance like side crow and other days Lizard Pose or Legs up the wall.  There is also something so simple and perfect about triangle pose that always keeps me coming back again and again.                      .

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Teaching Style: Empowering, healing, enthusiastic.

Hometown: Canandaigua, New York 

Favorite Food: Fruit! Almost any kind, I just absolutely love it. 

Favorite Yoga Pose: Astavakrasana (eight angle pose) because it's incredibly empowering! 

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kat larsen

Teaching Style: Authentic, aligned, vibrational.

Hometown: Chicago

Favorite Food: All the food. Smoked salmon, nut butters, pizza, Parisian sandwiches, everything in Bali.

Favorite Yoga Pose: Eka pada bakasana, because it's the closest feeling to flying.