Kindness & Intention
You are loved and fiercely accepted....
Our teachers are kind and supportive and want you to feel at home in our studio! Each of our experienced and knowledgeable teachers bring their unique style and passion for sharing yoga that is practical and mindful to meet you where you are. All of the teachers on our schedule have between 12 months and 30 years of teaching experience so you get the best care and quality.
Alix is an E-RYT® 200, YACEP® and has been teaching many styles of yoga for the past seven years including flow, gentle, yin and restorative yoga.
Alix specializes in offering yoga that allows you to restore physically, mentally, and emotionally and has dedicated almost a decade to teaching people how to relax and helping them heal and cope with stress, grief, anxiety and depression.
Since opening Bella Yoga, she has accumulated over 1000 teaching hours, and completed several trainings focusing primarily on restorative and yin yoga.
Alix has studied with Judith Hanson Lasater and is a certified Relax and Renew® Restorative Yoga Trainer and recently completed Advanced Restorative Yoga Teacher Training. In her Restorative Yoga classes, Alix guides you through a sequence of restorative poses which will bring your mind and body back to a state of calm so you feel relaxed and rested.
In her classes, Alix’s calm voice guides you through a practice that is suitable for beginners and advanced students, offering various options throughout the class. Focusing on proper alignment, breathing techniques, Alix’s intention is to create a safe and welcoming environment where students are comfortable and feel supported and safe throughout the class. Alix is an experienced registered yoga teacher and currently working on advanced studies.
Jess Geevarghese, ERYT, YACEP
Yoga has been deeply transformative for Jess and is thrilled to share her knowledge and learn from her students. The root of her yoga practice is finding space, using the body to soften and quiet the mind. She trained at ISHTA Yoga in NYC where she completed the 200-hour teacher training (2012) and the advanced 300-hour certification (2013), as well as her restorative yoga training and sound meditation training in India.
Mallory grew up most of her life in the Sugar Land, TX area and found her way to a yoga studio with hopes of finding not just a community but a family. She began her yoga journey a few years ago and decided to start her Yoga Teacher Training. She discovered Bella Yoga soon after and is so excited to be a part of the instructor team! She loves deepening her practice on the mat at home and in studio and continues to be inspired by the practice and the positive changes it has brought in her life. When not on her mat, Mallory enjoys traveling with her Husband and is a proud dog mom to their precious pup, Zeppy! Having received her training in Vinyasa Yoga, she is ready to lead our Bella community through a Power style Vinyasa class.
Mallory loves teaching yoga because it brings her joy connecting with her students. She enjoys guiding them through their experience on the mat and helping them live well within their bodies and mind through breath and movement. Her intention is to provide an inclusive space for students and to create a community that especially during these distanced times, we may all need.
Yoga gave me a place to relieve stress and breath deeper. I was always wanting more, so in 2014 I completed my 200 hour certification while expecting my first child, and living in Florida. Working on my certification while pregnant forced me to slow down and get to know my body in a different way. My husband and I moved back to Texas a few years ago; we currently live in Richmond with our two adorable children.
Our bodies are strong, and are meant to move and flow. Everyone deserves to feel the strength their own body possesses. I love teaching a slow flow class focusing on stretching out our minds and bodies.
Yoga found me at a time I was anxious and stressed. I’ve learned that I can find calm when I’m surrounded by chaos. Doing yoga before, during, and after three pregnancies has taught me that yoga is for everyone. I teach because I want everyone to know that anyone can do yoga at any stage and feel amazing in their own skin. We are all beautiful and capable beings.
Kenyetta's passions with movement began at age 7 when she started dance school. After falling in love with the mind-body connection, she continued to pursue mind-body formats by majoring in Dance in college. Her post college career has been built around these passions. She is an alumnus of the prestigious Dayton Contemporary Dance Company II, a former touring, performing artist, and the former Director of Indianapolis Public Schools’ Dance Magnet. She has also taught college classes at nationally ranked universities such Butler University and Indiana University, Bloomington campus.
Kenyetta has earned her Yoga Alliance 500 RYT yoga certification. In fact, after suffering from a stroke in 2008, she used yoga as her rehab for speech and to regain strength on her left side of her body.
In her spare time, Kenyetta enjoys taking various movement classes from other instructors, volunteering and binge-watching Netflix Victorian period movies and shows. Her true joy is spending time with her husband of 22 years and their three children ages 12, 11 and 10 years old.
My first introduction to Hatha yoga was in a church community center around 15 years ago whilst living in England. Movement and learning to consciously breathe had a huge impact on my ability to manage life with a new baby and a full time work schedule. Since that time I have tried many different styles of yoga and I am always drawn to a more gentler flow of yoga movement. I completed my 200hr integrative yoga therapy teacher training with Nurture Soul Therapeutics in December 2016. Since that time I have taken an intensive restorative yoga workshop and completed a prenatal teacher training. I am also a Reiki practitioner.
My passion lies in making yoga accessible to everyone. We are all unique and our bodies are not built the same so our yoga can look and will feel different to the person next to us. Through slowing down the breath, moving mindfully with the help of props (yes they are our friends !) we can all experience the joy of yoga.
Why I teach is quite simple. I have experienced the benefits of yoga in all aspects of my being and life, and I wanted to share this beautiful practice with the world around me. No matter who you are or what your capabilities are, you can benefit from some aspect of yoga, whether that be breath work, meditation, self inquiry or a physical practice to name a few.
In my class I offer you space. Space in your body to breathe and to move the energy within you. Space for your body to move and flow and space for your mind to experience stillness and peace.
Niki is currently working on advanced studies in Yoga Therapy.