Meet your instructors

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I was born in Oklahoma. Both sides of my family came to Indian Territory in the 1860’s. They were teachers, doctors and saddle makers. I assume they were seeking to find their place in the world and a good life. Me too. I am a mother, wife, lawyer and yoga student.

I  began practicing yoga and meditation in 1971 because I really needed it. I had panic attacks which were making my life small. I had difficulty living within my body and mind.  With the urging of my brother, I moved to California and studied with yoga master Baba Hari Dass, who with the Hanuman Fellowship, created the wonderful  Mount Madonna Yoga Center.

I began teaching yoga to high school students in 1978. When I began to practice yoga, I don’t recall that we put names to a particular practice. In any event, I have studied Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Restorative, Kundalini, and Yoga Nidra.  I intend to continue to deepen my yoga practice. I do yoga and meditation today because I still really need it

Rachel Lawrence Mor
Studio owner

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I took my first yoga class at 3rd Street Yoga Studio over a decade ago. What had started out as a simple way to move my body, ended up turning into one of the  most important things in my life. My approach to Yoga is simple: move intuitively, connect deeply with the breath, and focus on the balance of steadiness and ease. I love to teach functional movement and mobility exercises within our classes, as well as lots of restorative yoga options. After falling in love with the ancient yogic philosophy, I created a yoga community circle that gathers once a month and covers the history and philosophy of yoga that is otherwise not often taught in 60-minute asana-based classes. Whether you’re practicing yoga for mental, physical, or spiritual health, I am  ready to hold space for you.

Contact me for private lessons or questions at

Emnaifeh@gmail.com.

Emily Naifeh
Studio manager

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Julie (Kali) Love

Pronouns: she/her/they/them

Loves: Learning, animals, her two cats, dancing, music,

video games, reading, walking and creating art

I’m local to Oklahoma, born and raised, went to UCO (B.F.A & M.Ed), and spent my life always making careful decisions. Life is a beautiful struggle, and it took some difficult years + a global pandemic to come to a life-changing decision for me—start forging my own path and get that yoga certification! I have anxiety, depression, struggle with mental health and I wish to support others going through rough moments. I have been practicing yoga for 10+ years. Deepening my practice, learning more about myself, and finding ways to offer self-service to others resonated as the next steps on my journey. 

My mission statement is to hold space for others and offer compassionate, inclusive, and creative classes that connect us to our body, mind, self, and community. I will guide students through practice encouraging self-acceptance and agency over their body, offering accessible options, and presenting thoughtful challenges on how we continue to practice on and off the mat together to create a

kinder, safer world for all humans and animals.

All are welcome, nothing and no one left out

Julie Yarbor

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Margie Owen

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Lisa has been practicing yoga since 1999 and started practicing at 3rd Street Yoga in 2003. She started a regular yoga practice after the birth of her children finding that with a regular yoga practice she had much less pain with her neck and back as well as finding a great sense of peace and calm. Lisa finished her 200 hour RYT teacher training with Karen Prior-Samatva Yoga in June of 2009. She finished the program with over 280 hours of training. Lisa teaches Samatva, to find your inner state of harmony and balance. Contact her for private lessons or pelvic floor evaluations. 405.503.7522

Lisa Hashemi

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I've been teaching yoga since 2015.

 

I found yoga because of my scoliosis and back pain. I stayed because of the spirituality and as a result, I transformed my life into one that I love living.

Kristi Roy

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Allix was introduced to yoga at 3rd Street as a teenager when attending Edmond North High School in the late 2000's. Her practice has made a profound impact on her life and helped her manage several difficult obstacles, including childhood trauma and physical illness, and fostered a desire to be of service to others. She obtained her 200hr teacher training from SoulWork in 2020, training in the Akhanda lineage. She went on to receive her 60hr Trauma-Informed training certification in 2021 after working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault here in Oklahoma City. As a master's student of Social Justice & Human Rights at Arizona State University, she hopes to work with survivors of trauma and provide yoga to those seeking solace, refuge, and resistance. Allix loves creatures big and small, and enjoys reading, learning new languages, writing short stories, and finding new ways to live simply and sustainably. She is available at request for private sessions. 

Allix Stewart

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Please call me ‘K'

Karon Sartore-Frantz

E-RYT 200, E-RYT 500, YACEP, RYS 200 Kundalini

      Yoga & Meditation, Yoga Bridge Certification for Cancer Survivors, USUI/HOLY FIRE Reiki Master, Munay Ki Rites Practitioner

I personally practiced yoga for 10+ years before deciding to listen to my inner voice and begin to truly understand the gift of yoga.  Once I decided to listen, the journey presented many wonderful opportunities allowing me to share the peace, grace and stillness that can be found through a complete practice of yoga.

I enjoy the connection of mindfulness, heightened spiritual awareness and a sense of peaceful oneness that yoga brings to the individual.  It is because of these that I decided to become a yoga teacher.  My soul smiles when I can offer acceptance, encouragement and peace to others in life and on the mat.

In classes, we fuse asana, Kriya, meditation, mantra and pranayama allowing those practicing to experience a deeper connection with themselves.  My intent for class is to go within, find the place of gratitude, love and acceptance for ourselves and know that we can return to this place on and off the mat.

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Karon Sartore-Frantz

 
Oklahoma City Yoga Studios