Meet The Teachers

 
 
 Studio Owner, Hatha Hybrid Yoga Teacher, & Wellness Coach

Studio Owner, Hatha Hybrid Yoga Teacher, & Wellness Coach

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 seven yoga teacher training 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 2015, 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.

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Hatha-Vinyasa Hybrid Yoga Teacher

Zaineb Al-Kalby

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.           

 Hatha Hybrid Yoga Teacher

Hatha Hybrid Yoga Teacher

Celina Doria

Celina has a calm and grounded heart-fire, that easily guides students into a warm, yet easeful practice. She offers total support, and a gentle, sensitive guidance, scaffolded by an intuitive understanding of optimal alignment and sequencing.

Full teacher bio Coming soon!

 Hatha Hybrid Yoga Teacher

Hatha Hybrid Yoga Teacher

Jay Perry

This wild soul brings a sense of peace, playfulness, and profundity to the practice. Jay’s classes conjure up the sweetness of the students inner fire, tempered by his light-hearted guidance. He holds these practices in the highest regard, and finds immense joy in teaching it to others!

Full teacher bio Coming soon!

 Hatha Hybrid Yoga Teacher

Hatha Hybrid Yoga Teacher

Gabby Bowyer

Gabby’s presence offers a luminescent smile and an ever-present invitation into the Self. Her classes encourage students to be present with their truest self, and to find honesty, upliftment, and acceptance through the practice. She exhibits a deep respect for her students, and provides an environment of compassion and genuine care.

Full teacher bio Coming soon!

 Substitute Hatha Hybrid Yoga Teacher

Substitute Hatha Hybrid Yoga Teacher

Lily Tinker Fortel

As a student of Lily’s, you will be fully held and supported by her magnanimous grace. She offers an enveloping tranquility that allows students to create deep peace, no matter the class level, all whilst integrating excellent biomechanical queuing. Prepare to snooze hard in your Savasana, friends!

Full teacher bio Coming soon!

 Substitute Hatha Hybrid Yoga Teacher

Substitute Hatha Hybrid Yoga Teacher

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.
 

You may find Chelsea’s name on the schedule from time-to-time when she is available to sub a class. BMWY very much misses her regular weekly presence, and it is a delight each time she returns!

 Substitute Hatha / Vinyasa Yoga Teacher

Substitute Hatha / Vinyasa Yoga Teacher

Chrissie Bingham

Chrissie’s classes invite students to go a little slower, create mindfulness, and engage in kindness towards their bodies needs. She enjoys implementing alignment, while maintaining a sense of intuitively informed practice.

 Substitute Hatha Hybrid Yoga Teacher

Substitute Hatha Hybrid Yoga Teacher

McKenna Thayer

McKenna is full of energy and light! She leads powerful and skillful asana classes, and challenges her students to raise to their full potential, while honoring the beauty of that process!

 

When McKenna isn’t bopping around the globe traveling for work, she can sometimes be found subbing a class for BMWY :) She held well-loved classes and is such a bright light who will hopefully one day be able to hold a regular class with us again!