Our Core Values

Leadership: we lead ourselves and our business to fulfill purpose. Growth: we grow ourselves and our business to achieve potential.  Creation: we create world-class leadership resources and experiences. Excellence: we chase excellence in all we do. Service: we serve our guests, colleagues and community.

  • Started practicing: 2009
  • Started teaching: 2011
  • Why? Because of the healing and transformation that occurred in my own body, I am inspired to share with others!
  • RYT-200, Big Fish Power Yoga
  • Baptiste Level 1 & 2
  • Started practicing: 1998
  • Started teaching: 2003
  • Why? To develop a deeper connection and appreciation of my body and myself and to help others do the same!
  • YTT 200 Hour, Hari-Om Yoga School
  • Children’s Yoga Teacher Training Levels 1-3, Little Flower Yoga
  • Started practicing: 2000
  • Started teaching: 2006 
  • Why?  My greater purpose in teaching is to share, give, and connect wholeheartedly to create a better well being for all.
  • RYT 200hr YogaFit
  • Started practicing: 2009
  • Started teaching: 2011
  • Why? To inspire a culture of courage, confidence and strength in a fun-loving environment.
  • E-RYT 200, Big Fish Power Yoga
  • Big Fish Leadership Board
  • Started practicing: 2000 
  • Started teaching: 2016
  • Why? Becoming a teacher has helped me step out of my insecurities and step into the possibility of helping others. I want to share what I have experienced from yoga and help others grow into their potential.
  • RYT – 200, Big Fish Power Yoga
  • Started practicing: 2010
  • Started teaching: 2015
  • Why? I sold my business and was so inspired by Big Fish Leaders that I registered for teacher training. I love this practice and it has transformed my life.
  • RYT-200, Big Fish Power Yoga
  • Big Fish Leadership Board
  • Started practicing: 2000
  • Started teaching: 2010
  • Why? Because of the perspective, strength and power I gained through practicing calmness, acceptance and compassion while caring for my body in a non-abrasive way during an emotionally difficult time in my life. I want to share these tools that yoga offers with others.
  • RYT-200, Peach Friedman Yoga
  • Serving on EE Team
  • Started practicing: 2015
  • Why? To be among the Community of leaders, designed by Big Fish, through serving and loving oneself and one another. The space is home and the people are family,  & time spent on the mat is my authentic reveal of self.
  • Started practicing: 2013
  • Started teaching: 2014
  • Why? I am passionate about what yoga and what it can do for your body. Becoming a yoga teacher has changed my life, I have become a more confident person.
  • RYT-200, Big Fish Power Yoga
  • The Sonia Sumar Method: Yoga for the Special Child: Basic Yoga Therapy (infants & children with Special Needs)
  • OKAY (Kidding Around Yoga Online)
  • 300 hour Embody Mastery Yoga Teacher Training
  • Started practicing: 2003
  • Started teaching: 2016
  • Why? Not only are the physical and mental benefits of yoga abundant,  this practice brings such joy and a sense of play to my life. Everyone should find more ways to play!
  • RYT-200, Big Fish Power Yoga
  • Started practicing: 2012
  • Started teaching: 2015
  • Why? Grow, learn, share, create community
  • RYT – 200, Big Fish Power Yoga
  • Director of Teachers
  • Started practicing: 2011
  • Started teaching: 2014
  • Why? Practicing and Teaching yoga has given me a physical outlet for not only health and well being but also connection– to myself and to others!
  • RYT-200, Big Fish Power Yoga
  • Big Fish Leadership Board
  • Founder, Big Fish Yoga Studios
  • Started practicing: 2001
  • Started teaching: 2006
  • Why? I teach to stay fully present to the life I have and to give all I have to others.
  • E-RYT 500
  • 500-hr Certified Baptiste Instructor
  • Big Fish Leadership Board
  • Started Practicing: 2012
  • RYT-200, Big Fish Power Yoga
  • Started practicing: 2013
  • Started teaching: 2016
  • Why? To share my passion for movement, flow, and breath with people from all different backgrounds and experiences thru yoga, and equally learn from, grow with and inspire each other together in community.
  • RYT200, Big Fish Power Yoga
  • Started practicing: 2012
  • Started teaching: 2015
  • Why? Teaching is a practice comparable to being on my mat. It reminds me daily that life is a work in progress of giving things up, getting on with it, forgiving, learning, living, and beginning again. And that is simply something for everybody, and something I love to be in the practice of sharing.
  • RYT-200, Big Fish Power Yoga
  • Started practicing: 2007
  • Why?  I started practicing yoga in 2007 while I worked as an accountant traveling on tour with Disney on Ice. I lived out of suitcases in hotels and on tour buses, and was sometimes in 4 cities a week. Yoga was a way to unwind my mind and body, and I could do it anywhere I was. I continued practicing after moving back to Jacksonville, and found Big Fish in 2015.
    • Started practicing: 2003
    • Started teaching: 2013
    • Why? My mother enrolled my in kids yoga at age 8. Coming from a strong ballet training I loved the freedom and creativity yoga inspired. When I was 16 my family moved to Fort Worth, Texas and I discovered Baptiste Yoga I fell in love with the practice and the loving community. Yoga gave me a sense of empowerment and led to my desire to lead others in this beautiful practice.
    • RYT200, Brooke Hamblet Indigo Yoga Teacher Training School
     
    • Started practicing: 2005
    • Started teaching: 2017
    • Why? Because who doesn’t feel their best after Savasana? I hope to share my love for this practice and empower others through movement and breath. Leading a space filled with powerful yogi’s is the greatest privilege!
    • RYT-200, Big Fish Power Yoga