Nichole Baker is the owner of StudiOm Yoga and is a Level III or Intermediate Junior III certified Iyengar Yoga instructor CIYT, and a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapist IAYT. Nichole holds the highest certification in the state of MS.
Nichole began taking yoga classes 28 years ago to strengthen her back. She wore a back brace for her scoliosis but continued to feel weak and unbalanced and has found the Iyengar method with precision based alignment just what she needed.
Nichole has dedicated herself to Iyengar Yoga and continues to study with Senior Iyengar teachers like Randy Just, Dean Lerner, Gabriella Giubilaro and Patrica Walden. Nichole has studied with the Iyengar family at the Ramamani Institute in Pune India and travels regularly to continue and further her knowledge of Iyengar Yoga.
Nichole opened StudiOm Yoga 11 years ago and has been teaching for over 29 years. StudiOm offers a safe, open and welcoming atmosphere for everyone at any age , with or without any knowledge of yoga
Lauren is an Level I or Introductory I/II certified Iyengar Yoga instructor and has been teaching for 13 years. She has been a student of Iyengar yoga for the past 21 years and continues to further her knowledge of the Iyengar tradition through teacher training and attending workshops with several Senior Iyengar teachers. Lauren enjoys yoga as a way to maintain her strength and flexibility and finds yoga to be a great way to release and relax from the daily stresses of life. She is also an architect working as a Corporate Facilities Project Manager with Trustmark National Bank.
Meg Outlaw has been teaching Group Exercise classes in the Jackson area for the past 40 years, including hi/lo, step, body sculpting, group indoor cycling, Mat Pilates and Pilates Reformer. She began teaching Mat Pilates classes in 2000 after extensive training through BASI (Body Arts and Science) at Ballet Mississippi, and Pilates Reformer classes in 2008 after completing certification through NETA (National Exercise Trainers Association) in Minneapolis, MN. Other certifications include AFAA, YMCA, Reebok Group Cycling, as well as receiving certification as a Personal Trainer, and certification through the YMCA of the USA to train other potential instructors.