Roxane came to the mat over fifteen 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 also found that yoga provided her with a greater appreciation for what life has to offer as well as the tools to better deal with life’s challenges.
With over 10 years' experience teaching yoga and over 1000 hours of teacher training, Roxane draws upon her broad yoga education and knowledge to better help her students. She has trained in many styles of yoga - hatha, vinyasa (flow), hot, restorative, advanced and yin yoga - and has certifications from several well known yoga institutions including Modo Yoga International, Bija Yoga and Hot Asanas. Roxane has also trained with renowned yogis Judith Lasater, Dr. Ray Long and Gil Hedley and has been co-chair YogaFest NC, the Triangle's largest yoga event, since 2015.
Roxane has lived in 5 countries, holds a Master's Degree in science, is fluent in French 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 Allison ...
Allison started practicing yoga to relieve chronic pain caused by a lifetime of playing the violin and a car crash she experienced as a teenager. As a teacher, she views yoga as therapy for both the body and the mind. She is a life-long learner and has completed three yoga teacher trainings: Bikram Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Aerial yoga. Allison is passionate about practicing and teaching yoga.
Allison has a Master’s degree in violin performance. She is a professional performing musician and teaches violin and piano. Her other passions include ninja, obstacle course races and scuba diving.
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.
Rachel has returned to Michigan and is a visiting teacher at Bright Tree Yoga a few times a year.