Samantha Jones Garrison
Yogala Founder, Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Reiki Master
A dancer since she was 3, Sam's loved a disciplined physical practice and expressing herself through movement. After boarding school in New England, ballet gave way to yoga. Through the evolution from teenager to adult (college, a series of Hollywood assistant jobs, marriage, babies and many many homes), yoga kept her feet on the ground and spirit full of freedom.
She's practiced Iyengar, Bikram, Sivananda, Anusara and now through the myriad of inspiring teachers at Yogala, incorporated many more styles into her evolving practice. In 2008, she completed teacher training at YogaWorks in NYC.
With the help of many in the local community and many of the teachers who are still growing Yogala today, Sam opened Yogala in March of 2011.
Through her classes and the others at Yogala, she is dedicated to offering a variety of ways for our community to grow together with flexibility, strength and peace in our bodies, minds & souls.
Studio Manager, Breathwork Teacher, Healer & Reiki Master
With her background as a designer and visionary for trends, and her unique sensitivity and connection to her environment and nature, Lara found herself on an amazing journey interconnecting the idea of a life of style and healing work.
"Healing is creative and creativity is healing" is the philosophy in her personal and professional life. "We are living in a time in which people and places who embody creative healing are of great need."
Lara's mission is to guide and connect with people, businesses, and labels that intend to make this world a healthier and happier place. Lara is a healer and designer by trade and has uplifted the beautiful Yogala family since 2014.