Lakia is the owner of Ocean View Yoga. She teaches all styles of Yoga, private customized sessions and “Holistic Life” coaching sessions with clients. She is an RYT 500, E-RYT 200, YACEP, certified End-of-Life Doula, skilled herbalist, and Intuitive Healer. Her teaching style is challenging, yet accessible. By pairing breath with movement, she guides students through creative, flow-based sequences while offering insightful alignment cues and modifications. In her passion for Yoga in Norfolk and the amazing community of loving Yogis around her, she prides herself in creating a safe space for all to enjoy, learn and practice. Lakia looks forward to sharing her love of travel and adventure with participants in upcoming retreats.
Charlotte Armstrong finished her RYT 200 certificate at just 18 years old, and has been a certified Yoga teacher for 10+ years, also incorporating Prenatal teaching as a mother and teacher! She merges her Vinyasa, Power and Ashtanga training in her teaching. With these skills and more, she leads Core Cardio & Strength Pilates and subs various classes, also offering deep dive special events into topics such as Yoga inversions! Her focus is on finding stillness while building both mental and physical strength. In her personal Yoga and movement journey, she discovered how to honor and respect her own body and feels it’s her purpose to share that knowledge with her students.
Ray started his Yoga journey in 1984. He has practiced Pilates and Tai Qi for over a decade. His teaching is geared towards Kundalini, yet he shares many different styles of Yoga with us in the studio as needed. Ray has studied with renowned Yogis and in Ashrams but is generally too humble for us to hear him talk about it! He is nonetheless a deep source of wisdom, having taught all around the Hampton roads area. As a committed, lifelong teacher and student, you may see him attending and teaching many OV Yoga classes. Health and wellness is Rays passion!
Marion started her yoga journey 15 years ago and found her Sanskrit name “Drishti” meaning focused gaze. She brings this focus to her traditional classes. She is a vegan, Reiki master, and active meditation practitioner. Marion loves the body-mind connection of Yoga, spiritual practice and physical discipline of the Asana.
“Trust in the practice of Yoga, it is working".
Join Marion in her Basics, Restorative, Multi-level and Multi-level/PLUS Yoga classes!
Daisy’s love of eastern philosophy and meditation began when she was 13. Yoga and Five Element Theory were introduced into her life when she was 16, as remedies for injuries from a car accident two years prior. Only being able to practice basic poses on and off for many years, Daisy felt her Asana journey had plateaued due to chronic pain. She was thus inspired to become an RYT 200. Understanding individual alignment was pivotal for her to overcome perceived limitations. Daisy teaches Gentle, Multilevel and Yin Yoga classes. Her focus is on bringing kindness to the body through ease and heart-centeredness, that we may also bring more kindness to those around us.
Sunflower can help you turn your gaze upside down for a new perspective! Many find their niche in Swing Yoga, adding a fresh element when strengthening the core and cardiovascular system. The mechanisms of the form, from gravity to the weight of your body, the swing, the ceiling and the Yoga pose itself, all work in unison to bring different dimension for accessing your alignment.
Clarissa began dancing at the age of two and competing by age 9. She studied classical ballet, theater dance, tap, and jazz at the American Theatre Dance Workshop. In her high school’s dance company, she performed contemporary works. After attending Paul Taylor’s summer intensive for two years, her love for contemporary dance grew even more. Clarissa continued her training at the esteemed UNCSA to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Dance. During her time studying for her Master's of Science from Wake Forest University, she started practicing Yoga and earned her RYT 200. Now Clarissa combines her passions of dance and Yoga to make her classes a fun and safe space for all students to learn, grow, and move
Laura is an OV native with 11 years of experience in therapeutic massage and bodywork. She is trained in various modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Aromatherapy, Prenatal and Cupping. Her passion is helping others achieve optimal wellness, and personalizes each session based on the client's needs.
Krista is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 16 years of experience. She is trained in various modalities, with a focus on therapeutic Bodywork. Krista's passion for body therapy roots from her own journey through pain management, as well as her empathy for those that just simply want to feel better. Krista's approach to massage is therapeutic; tailoring each session to what is needed in that moment.
Yolanda has been a huge part of Yoga in Ocean View for many years and teaches at the studio when she is in town. Yolanda Co-leads retreats, subs classes and brings joy to all she does!!
Join Cara for the rejuvenation of "Yogic Sleep" or Yoga Nidra. Her goal is to guide you into the seam between waking and sleeping, which many regard as a deeply powerful space to catalyze change in the layered dimensions of the body and consciousness. Whether you're looking for deep relaxation and restoration, to more deeply align an intention with the hidden or known recesses of your being, or just want a break from the noise and bustle of life- Nidra Yoga can be a beautiful method of Pratyahara, or withdraw of the senses.
Breathwork is the catalyst that radically changed Shawna’s life several years ago and motivated her to become a student of this work, to share with others. Fueled by her passion to empower from within, her goal is to gently open people up to a higher way of operating. To create the space for others to feel safe, supported and held so that they too can release, discover and heal. She is an Alchemy of Breath Certified Facilitator who focuses on breathwork techniques and journeys in one-on-one and group sessions, in the Hampton Roads area.
From Reiki's origins with Mikao Usui, its lineage continues through today's OV Yoga community. Drew is a Reiki Master-Teacher who heartfully shares these traditional teachings. Focusing on the Five Precepts, his emphasis on compassion, humility, and gratitude speaks with quiet strength in his ability to hold space for those around him. The joy he feels in listening is palpable when he shares conversation, often helping others feel very seen and heard. Drew offers many opportunities to experience Reiki from certification, to community Reiki on the second Saturday of each month.
Shannon fell in love with Yoga on her journey of living with Multiple Sclerosis. She is passionate about teaching yoga for every body, making Yoga inclusive and accessible to everyone. Shannon is also a registered Children's Yoga teacher, and teaches the monthly Little Yogi's program at the studio, infusing fun and playfulness into her children's Yoga class.
Jill fell in love with Yoga when she realized how much it had to offer our senior community. As an RYT 500 and E-RYT 200, she subs all styles of Yoga classes. Jill has also expanded her wellness offerings to include sharing Reiki with the OV community.