Founder & Owner
Alyson is a powerful leader, creator and community builder. Alyson received a Power Yoga certification in 2014 and has since continued her studies with Baron Baptiste and the Baptiste community. Alyson is a 1200-hour Certified Baptiste Teacher, E-RYT with Yoga Alliance. She is a graduate of the FIT to Lead program with The Baptiste Institute and is committed to expanding her role within the Baptiste community. Alyson is a senior Baptiste Teacher featured on the My Baptiste Practice Website.
Alyson has co-facilitated trainings with Master Baptiste Teacher, Leah Cullis. She leads the Oui 200-Hour Teacher Training program and the 40 days to Personal Revolution Program.
In founding Oui Power Yoga, Alyson seeks to showcase the limitless possibilities available in life and to show up in a big way for her students and her community.
Lexie grew up in Lafayette, LA. She moved to Baton Rouge and graduated from Southern Law School. After having two boys, Lexie began hot power yoga to get into a workout routine. She then discovered Baptiste Hot Power Yoga and after practicing for only a few short weeks, she noticed differences not only in her body, but also in her emotional well-being. Wanting to deepen her own practice and knowledge of the asanas, she enrolled in the 200-hour Expand Your Power program with Master Baptiste teacher, Leach Cullis. She has completed the Art of Assisting and loves helping students deepen their practice through hands-on assists. She appreciates the opportunity to be of service to her students by delivering a powerful practice and creating connection through breath and acceptance. She loves helping her students get out of their comfort zones and find their edge, as well as some fun, in every pose.
After realizing an increase in strength and flexibility, and a decrease in stress and anxiety through her own yoga practice, Jenny only wished that she had been introduced to yoga sooner! Jenny knew that children would benefit from learning breathing techniques, body awareness, and stillness. Jenny encourages children to explore mindfulness and to challenge themselves in trying out new yoga poses. Jenny is committed to helping children tune in to their innate power and creativity.
Jenny is a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. She completed the Baptiste Institute’s 200-hour teacher training program at Oui Power Yoga, led by Master Baptiste teacher Leah Cullis. Jenny is also a licensed Next Generation Yoga® instructor.
Victoria Lane was born and raised in Lafayette, LA where she attended Saint Thomas More Catholic High School and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She received a Marketing Degree upon graduation in 2014. While attending ULL she was a three year member of the nationally ranked Ragin’ Jazz Dance Team serving as Co-Captain her junior year. Victoria has been a NFL Cheerleader for the New Orleans Saints for the 2016 season while teaching fitness classes here in Lafayette. She is a certified Yoga, Cycle, and Barre Instructor. Yoga has taught Victoria that magic can happen when you link your body, soul, and mind on and off of your mat. Helping and guiding people to recognize their worth through their own mental and physical strength is Victoria’s passion in life.
Shari Blem has been into health and wellness all her life, starting with the love of sports at a young age. She has a passion for running and tennis, and has been practicing yoga for over a decade.
Shari fell so much in love with yoga and feels "as an adult, yoga has brought a healing balance and calm to her life unlike any other sports or exercise”.
She completed her 200 hour Teacher Training in 2013 at the Lafayette Center For Yoga and is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. Shari recently completed Baptiste Level One Training with Paige Elenson and is scheduled to attend Level Two in July.
Shari then furthered her yoga training, specializing in Children’s Yoga with children’s yoga expert Shana Meyerson’s and completed her "mini yogis" program.
Shari continues her studies in workshops and seminars in child’s and adult yoga to this day. She teaches to kids and teens at local schools and to adults at homeless shelters.
She practices and teaches Yin and Vinyasa Yoga but believes that any yoga is good yoga and that yoga is a “gift to your body”.
Alison is a community leader in health and wellness. Alison received her Level 1 – Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from The Baptiste Institute with Senior Baptiste Teacher Pagie Elenson. In addition, Alison is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance attaining her 200-hour certification through True Power Teacher Training with Senior Baptiste Teacher Alyson Giuffreda. Alison also completed Unstoppable, a program helping kids be resilient through Baptiste Yoga and mindfulness with Senior Baptiste Teacher Karen Torrone. Alison is committed to continuing her education by completing The Baptiste Institute’s Level 2 and Art of Assisting later this year.
Alison owns Savoring Presence, a health and wellness company, and continues to advocate that yoga is a vital part of her overall wellness plan. Alison leads yoga classes at Oui Power Yoga in Lafayette, LA and she seeks to be inspirational, creative and energized while sharing yoga with her students.
Kacey Edgar-Jackson is a 200-hour RYT. She completed True Power teacher training at Oui Power Yoga in Lafayette, LA under Senior Baptiste Instructor Alyson Giuffreda. Kacey found yoga after a genetic disorder affecting her connective tissue and joints pulled her out of the gym; Kacey needed something that gave her a full body workout without putting tons of stress on her joints. Kacey attended one class at Oui Power Yoga and was hooked! She began practicing several times a week and attended several workshops. During this time Kacey’s passion for yoga flourished and she knew she wanted more. This passion led her to complete her 200 yoga certification. Kacey wants to help others to develop a lifelong passion for yoga and find options for those who need modifications in their workout regimens. Yoga allows Kacey to show her True Power and she wants to share that with others in the community. When she is not teaching Yoga, Kacey is a full time wife, mother, and school teacher.
Courtney’s classes offer the opportunity for a student to go deeper. Receiving her certification while living at the Shoshoni ashram in Nederland, Colorado, Courtney became a believer in yoga as the practice of heart first, physical asana second. Along with a spiritual focus, Courtney is also a fascia super-nerd, becoming fascinated by the healing powers of the connective tissue while teaching in New Zealand under yin master and studio owner, Amy Green. Courtney is focused on guiding you into your yin too. Come open, come allowing and prepare to unfold into a safe space for mind, body and spirit. Courtney believes that the practice should make space, lighten and empower you; only internally will we find TRUE peace, happiness, love, and authentic freedom.
Jamie fell in love with yoga when she first began practicing at the age of 19. She explored many styles of yoga before becoming the studio manager of Oui Power Yoga, where she developed a passion for Baptiste Yoga. Her dedication to her own practice and to the Oui community led to her to enroll in and complete True Power Teacher Training under Senior Baptiste Teacher Alyson Giuffreda. Through this program, she earned her 200-hour registered yoga teacher certification and gained a greater appreciation for the self-inquiry aspect of her practice. She has also completed Unstoppable: Yoga for Youth training through the Baptiste Institute.
Jamie graduated from UL Lafayette with a Masters in Communication and led a public relations campaign to involve the Lafayette yoga community in the mission of Africa Yoga Project. She is committed to accessing her truest self on and off the mat, and she encourages self-exploration and possibility through the physical practice of yoga.
Angela completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training under Senior Baptiste Teacher, Alyson Giuffreda, at Oui Power Yoga. Angela is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and has completed the Unstoppable Youth Training program through the Baptiste Yoga Foundation.
Angela has always loved sports and physical fitness. She had a successful softball career and was a multi-season scholar student athlete at both the College of Southern Nevada and Vanguard University of Southern California. It was not until her collegiate athletic career had ended that she discovered her true passion on her yoga mat. For Angela, yoga is a gift, and her aim is to share with others the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits that a yoga practice offers. Yoga has taught her to be up for something bigger than herself and her practice has served as the catalyst toward a boundless potential.
Angela plans to continue her yoga training through the Baptiste Institute and remains humbled by the opportunities she has been afforded to share her practice and expose others to great possibility.
Jaime Roussel has been working in the fitness industry for over 15 years and has also completed 2 marathons and over a dozen half-marathons. She discovered the amazing benefits of adding hot power yoga classes to her routine and got hooked. She was excited to share this with others and earned her 200 hour certification through True Power Teacher Training with Senior Baptiste Teacher Alyson Giuffreda.
Julie has been practicing yoga for seven years. Her love and passion for yoga led her to complete the True Power 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program led by Senior Baptiste Instructor Alyson Giuffreda, owner of Oui Power Yoga.
Julie's dedication to yoga is both inspiring and admired. She is committed to empowering people, helping them to connect mind, body, and soul. She loves sharing her knowledge of yoga with new and seasoned yogis. Her goal is for her students to step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced.