Meet The Teachers
Nicole Teufel (Nicki)
Nicki's classes are highly alignment-based and spiritually centered. She enjoys leading fiery practices as well as softer more mindful classes.
Her teaching philosophy is rooted in a deep belief that students are powerful beyond their imaginations and that yoga can help them step into that power more fully! She uses the a wide offering of yoga practices in most of her classes, including meditation, mantra/chanting, pranayama (breath-work), and blends of several different expressions of asana (poses). Nicki has been certified with Yoga Alliance since May 2010. She earned her E-RYT in 2014 and has offered more than 5,000 hrs of yoga teaching, including four yoga teacher taining programs. Anusara Yoga and Sianna Sherman are two of her biggest influences as well as Ayurveda and her mentor teacher, Natalie Piet. More recently, as of September 2016, Nicki's greatest teacher entered her life...her first child. Mama life is wild and beautiful, and a path Nicki has come to know as the highest yoga she has ever practiced.
Hatha-Vinyasa Hybrid Yoga Teacher
Zaineb has a steady, supportive nature, and a deep excitement for the power of yoga, which carries into her teaching. She enjoys getting her students sweaty through dynamic asana, yet creates an atmosphere of clearly guided mindfulness.
Zaineb has been developing her yoga practice since 2008, and in 2015, choose to complete her 200hr RYT through YogaFit, an alignment based hath-vinyasa training. This training was integrated over the course of a year, giving Zaineb a very deep understanding of the many aspects of yoga practice and teaching, which allows her to fully embody her training as she guides her students! She is passionate about integrating breathwork (pranayama) techniques through a marriage of static and flowing movements to create space and explore our bodies with high respect to alignment. Zaineb focuses closely on creating body connection and awareness to deepen her students practice of mindfulness. After finding Blue Moon Wild, she began to learn about integrating Anusara Yoga into her practice and teaching. She is very excited to be part of a studio that is enriched in community connection, alignment consciousness, and an open-hearted approach. Zaineb is currently working on completing her 500Hr RYT and hopes to soon begin to create more access to yoga for minority populations within the larger Ann Arbor community and beyond.
Chelsea Low (Chels)
Chelsea brings a playful nature into her class offerings, and creates an environment of friendship, and warmth. She pairs this with deep commitment to skillful actions, mindfulness, and growth.
Full teacher bio Coming soon!
Lauren most loves connecting with her students! She leads her classes with a light-hearted, honest, and open energy. Her teaching focuses on breath and alignment paired with powerful messages of self-compassion, spiritual growth, and body wisdom.
Lauren relocated to Ann Arbor from Denver in the fall of 2016 and feels honored to be part of the Blue Moon Wild team! She has been teaching yoga since June, 2010 after completing her 200hr Hatha Yoga teacher training. Since that time, she has gone on to completed training in "Yoga for Healing," Prenatal Yoga, and additional Hatha Yoga training. She is passionate about the way yoga guides us into a new and powerful relationship with our bodies and she excels at clear alignment cues for all levels, ensuring that her students find the way a pose works for their unique body. Aside from yoga studio settings, Lauren also offered classes for a retirement community and a juvenile detention center.
Lauren has a Masters in Spiritual Guidance from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and offers one-on-one spiritual counseling and transformational group workshops.