Roxane came to the mat over ten years ago as a way to alleviate her chronic back and neck issues and soon became a yoga enthusiast. While yoga has allowed her to become fit, more energized and calmer, Roxane found that it’s also provided her with greater awareness and appreciation for what life has to offer as well as the means to better deal with life’s difficulties.
With many years teaching experience and education in various forms of yoga, Roxane draws upon broad knowledge with which to better help her students. Her training and certifications includes 300 hrs with Modo Yoga International, 500 hrs with Bija Hot Yoga as well as certifications in Restorative Yoga, Hot Flow Yoga and, more recently, Advanced Yoga and Yin Yoga. Roxane also completed diverse yoga teacher workshops with renowned yogis such as Judith Lasater and Dr. Ray Long. In addition to Bright Tree Yoga classes, Roxane teaches at Open Door Yoga Studio and Gratitude Hot Yoga Center, offers private classes to enable students to gain more benefits from their yoga, and is on the organizational committee for the Triangle's largest yoga event, YogaFest NC.
Roxane holds a B.Sc. in geology and an M.Sc. in computer information systems. She has lived in 5 countries, speaks French fluently and is a mother of three wonderful (and occasionally challenging) young adults. She loves gardening, walking her dog Yogi, and brings her mat with her whenever she travels.
with sister Renee and Ted Grand, co-founder Modo Yoga Int'l
Roxane with Seane Corn,
founder Off The Mat
with Jess Robertson,
co-founder Moksha Yoga Int'l
About Rachel ...
Rachel Leblang is a Michigan native and graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese Language Studies. She was first introduced to yoga on a bet with her friend. Because she lost, she had to attend a 5:30 a.m. heated power vinyasa class. During that class, she fell in love with the asanas and the physical side of yoga.
Several years later, while living in Japan, she had the opportunity to study the philosophical and historical aspects of yoga as well. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in Hawaii with the Yogacara Teacher Training program. Rachel’s goal is to challenge others both mentally and physically, teaching lessons that they can utilize both on and off the mat.