Baye Tilson: Chief Yogi / Co-founder

Baye Cobb Tilson, a certified yoga instructor, exercise enthusiast, and New Orleans newlywed, co-founded NOLA Tribe Yoga as an opportunity to share a practice of love, light, and inner peace, especially in times that will fly before your eyes. She has been practicing yoga for over ten years and became certified to begin teaching others three years ago.

Baye initially found yoga in high school and practiced here and there as a supplement to other athletic activity.  It wasn’t until college, where she studied yoga under a former Buddhist monk, that she sought to understand the deeper purpose of yoga.  It became clear that yoga is more than breath (pranayama) and movement (asana).  To Baye, yoga is the path to realizing, becoming, and living, as your truest, most authentic and most present self.   Yoga is the process of seeking peace in the present, truth in unknown, and love in challenge.  Baye loves yoga and sharing a fast, fun, funky vinyasa flow that moves you, from your head, to your hips, to your heart.

Baye’s Yoga Flow:

Our yoga sessions are carefully crafted to meet your group’s goals and skill levels. Baye’s classes can be restorative and Baye’s classes can be meditative, but if she had a preference, Baye’s classes are energetic and fun. Her personality is hard to contain and we’re all better off if she gets to express it. A typical class will consist of a high energy flow to music which crescendos to a mix of challenging balancing poses and core exercises that will increase your heart rate and challenge you mentally and physically.  You’ll then move into strength and stretching during relaxing mat work and ending in a yoga-stoned savasana.

While we flow as a community, yoga is a personal practice, and we believe in making it a practice that serves you. Whether it’s a special theme or focus area, we’re all about making this practice all about you!

Follow Baye on Instagram here!

McKensie Kirchner: Tribe Guide / Co-founder

To be a lover of New Orleans, you have to be a lover of life. McKensie is a born and raised Nebraskan who bleeds Husker Red. Yet she’s been caught up in a love affair with New Orleans for nearly a decade. This immense love for New Orleans has led her to hold herself personally accountable if anyone visits and leaves without a similar feeling of enjoyment/success/euphoria. That’s much of the reason why she co-founded this company.

McKensie wants to strengthen the ideals of simplicity, mindfulness and peace which are so easily lost in the daily hustle. When you hold these concepts close, you can return to this innate happiness that we all so desperately crave and together, achieve a beautiful New Orleans that’s better than ever. 
Follow McKensie on Instagram here!

Tribe 2.0

As our tribe has grown (beyond our wildest dreams) so has our list of B.A. instructors to lead it! Our team is as diverse in their style of flow as they are in the city they originate from; yet each of them hold true to the tribe's values of offering an engaging, powerful flow while promoting a new connection to your inner self and your fellow New Orleanians. 

Becca Duggan

About Becca: 
Becca received her 200-hour yoga teacher certification from Yogaview in Chicago.  She initially turned to yoga for a low impact form of exercise after a sports-related knee injury.  However, she soon discovered the mental and emotional benefits of yoga the more she practiced leading to a calmness and inner peace, which she takes into all aspects of her life.  Becca incorporates Vinyasa and Hatha postures into her classes with Bikram and Ashtanga influences.

Class Schedule:
- Donation-Based Sunrise Yoga every Tuesday, 6:30am at Coliseum Square Park!
- Weekly NTY classes on a rotating basis. 

Follow Becca on Instagram here!

 

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Meg Goodner

Meg was drawn to yoga immediately – becoming a weekly practitioner from her very first class.  That first introduction was to Ashtanga, where her Type A side enjoyed the challenge of taking each pose a bit further each time she met the mat.  2 years later, on the eclectic and funky Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia, she found Hotlanta Yoga.  It’s there that Meg learned the beauty and strength of Athletic Power Yoga and she enrolled in their 200 hour RYT program.  Meg’s classes are faster-paced on-the-beat vinyasa flows that combine dynamic movement with callisthenic-type exercises.  Meg’s creative sequencing is a product of her love of dance, movement and music

Class Schedule:
- Donation-Based Sunrise Yoga every Thursday, 6:30am at the Lake Ponchartrain Lakefront. 
- Weekly NTY classes on a rotating basis. 

Follow Meg on Instagram here!

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KT Lynn

KT Lynn's calling card is her desire to share how important anatomical alignment is to each asana and how our bodies own true structure is crucial to this ancient practice of Yoga. KT strives for promoting a sense of community amongst students and teachers alike, while finding magic in the practice.  After starting Yoga at an early age she found a deep love for teaching soon after. KT Lynn is E-200RYT certified through YogaWorks, registered with Yoga Alliance as a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider and through annual certification, CPR, AED and Adult First-Aid. Her passion for Yoga has been framed and shown in her teachings, that is now approaching a decade. KT Lynn has taught classes in various cities around the U.S. while just recently living  and teaching in Los Angeles, CA. However, New Orleans has been the treasure of her heart and is now happy to call The Crescent City her forever home.

Class Schedule:
- Weekly NTY classes on a rotating basis. 

Follow KT on Instagram here