Yoga Den Oakleaf Instructors
Analee Elizabeth is a Yoga instructor, Tarot reader, Spiritualist, and Reiki practitioner. She grew up in a small town in Iowa knowing that there was something bigger and better for her outside those boundaries. She decided to leave Iowa when she was 18 and ended up moving all over the west coast. From the beautiful mountains of Wyoming to the sunny shores of San Diego, she moved about looking for her place to grow roots. That is when she found Jacksonville, Florida. In 2016, while in San Diego, Yoga found Analee at a rock climbing gym. The combination of strength, mindfulness and self-care spoke to her soul and has continued to change and shift her. Read More
200 RYT, MPT
My name is Ashlee Johnson and I’m excited and inspired to teach yoga. I am a licensed Physical therapist for 10+ years and I have now added being a certified yoga teacher under my belt. I am driven to educate, promote safety with alignment and inspire patrons to reach a maximum level of physical mobility and well being on their mat and in their life. My goal is to expose as many people as possible to yoga to develop a mind, body and soul connection.
Denise has had a long career in nursing. Over the past six years, she has worked private duty in the home and understands the importance of physical and mindful activity.
Her chiropractor suggested she attended a yoga class with the intention of stretching and increasing her flexibility. After one class she was convinced that yoga could positively uplift her physically and mentally to strengthen her life in many areas. Read More
Harmony is originally from the remote foothills of South Carolina where she grew up in nature, spending her time in the woods hiking and playing. After Highschool she was a personal trainer for a few years before deciding to join the US Navy. While being stationed in Japan she was able to personally travel southeast Asia and she was introduced to the world of yoga and fell in love with the practice.
After getting out of the Navy after 10 years of service she got into corporate American for two years. Not having time for yoga and the things that brought her joy she ultimately took a leap of faith and became a yoga instructor. Her focus now is to continue being a student and teacher of yoga. While she enjoys all forms of yoga for her personal practice, she truly enjoys teaching a style of yoga that allows for conscious breath to movement and allows for growth mentally, physically, and spiritually.
Jada has been practicing yoga for 4 years, recently receiving her 200hr RYT certification in June of 2023. She grew up in Mableton, Georgia, and right after high school, decided to join the Navy. Through the Navy she was belled to travel the world and see 14 countries. Along with this blessing came a lot of stress with being in the military. That is when Jada discovered a yoga class offered on the military base.
She instantly fell in love with the mindfulness of the body through movement. She believes the body must be treated with kindness and respect in this human experience. Her goal is to expose students to the benefits of yoga, whether it be to gain strength, flexibility, reduce joint pain, weight loss, or mindfulness. Read More
200 RYT, CPT
James grew up in Portland, Oregon. He’s spent a significant portion of his life exploring remote mountain wilderness up and down the West coast of North America. After moving to busy San Francisco, he searched for something to give him the peace and tranquility that exploring nature had given him throughout his life. When he discovered yoga, he was hooked!
After years of dreaming about getting his 200hr certification to share the joy he finds in the practice, he saw the opportunity to do so in 2020. Loving all forms of yoga, meditation, and breath work, he settled on power vinyasa as his primary practice. He focuses his personal practice, as well as his classes on following the breath to inform movement.
Lexi is from Virginia and has spent most of her life moving and exploring nature, between Florida and Alaska. She has been practicing yoga for around 10 years with a focus on vinyasa. Bhakti yoga ultimately showed her the spiritual and meditative benefits of yoga on the body and mind. Thus, leading her to completing the 200 hour Teacher Training with Yoga Den in July 2020. Teacher Training helped transcend her yoga practice and daily lifestyle through meditation and breathwork. Bringing awareness to the mind and body through breath is the main focus during her flows.
Morelia has been practicing yoga since the age of 16 years old growing up as a Tallahassee native. She received her RYT certification in July 2014. She also has a background in Ayurveda and meditation. She has taught throughout the community and loves watching her students grow and evolve, both spiritually and physically. She is continuously learning and challenging herself as a teacher. Her classes blend a balance of strength and flexibility and a combination of pranayama and asana. She begins her classes with holding an intention for the practice and closing in with a gratitude and grounding technique. She believes yoga is the practice of bringing harmony to the body, creating balance, and uniting opposites, strength and flexibility, effort and surrender. She focuses on the power of yoga as a tool for self-transformation and connection. Read More