Who We Are
Nicole "Nikky" Scott is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Nursing from Southern University A&M College, School of Nursing. She started practicing yoga in 2008, and began organizing yoga events for people of color in 2017. Nikky has taken Yoga Teacher Training classes through YogaRenew. She enjoys tutoring and mentoring Student Nurses, participating in community service projects and wholeheartedly believes that it only takes one person to make a difference.
Paul T. Winfield, PhD
Dr. Paul has been practicing yoga since 1997. Having found in yoga the ability to manifest health, reduce stress, and experience clarity through a variety of situations, he wants to share this gift with others. He received formal training at the Louisiana Yoga School with Alicia Willimet, who was taught by Shambhavananda, student of Baba Muktanada who learned from Nityananda: who formalized Siddha Yoga. Paul has a Bachelors in Sociology from Southern University, a Masters and Doctorate from Tulane University. Paul has studied, worked or traveled in over 60 countries on 6 continents, and published three books.
A native of Baton Rouge, Kahrisma has lead local yoga classes at LA Fitness, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center & other community events. With 7 years of prior yoga experience, Kahrisma received her Yoga Certification at Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja, Mexico in 2017. Her classes are beginner friendly Hatha Yoga classes that offer modifications to accommodate everyone regardless of where you are in your personal practice. Focusing on mental, physical and spiritual aspects of yoga you are sure to leave her class feeling relaxed, refreshed, and awakened.
Bruce Q. Williams
Robyn Vie Carpenter-Brisco
In her late 20s, Robyn Vie Carpenter-Brisco became inspired by the healing powers of amber after a chance encounter at a New York City jewelry store. That unexpected meeting led her to see there was something very precious in semi-precious stones. Years later, this self-proclaimed hippie diva was motivated to write, "Let's Get Stoned - using stones and crystals to create a life that rocks", about the curative energy of stones and how to consciously integrate them into one’s life daily to create the vision you have for yourself by utilizing what she calls the 5 Principles of Joy. The first edition, published by Balboa Press, a division of Hay House Publishing, was released November 2017. Her new revised edition will be released Spring 2020 from Publish Your Purpose Press.