Geni Donnelly - Yogamour USA
Owner of Yogamour Yoga & Healing Arts Center, Geni Donnelly is a registered Prana Flow Yoga® E-RYT 200 and E-RYT 500 Hour Advanced Yoga Therapist. Further credentials include certification in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga for PTSD (founded by David Emerson of the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute in Massachusetts), Trauma Informed Yoga with Hala Khouri, Trauma Informed Yoga Training for Disadvantaged Youth with Street Yoga in Seattle, Prison Yoga Training with Kath Meadows, Yoga for Cancer (Y4C) Teacher Training with Tari Prinster and Somatic Experience Training.
Geni Donnelly and Rebeccah Bartlett began their journey towards uplifting the under-served by working with Run for Congo Women, a grass roots organization with Women to Women International. And in 2012, they founded Yogamour, a non-profit organization offering yoga-volunteer retreats, fundraising trips as well as yoga and mindfulness programs locally and globally as an adjunct therapy on the path towards healing for survivors of trauma, marginalized communities and in-need populations. Through the eyes of the Yogamour mission, Geni and Beccah have brought together volunteers from around the globe who have worked with human trafficking, abject poverty, sexual abuse, domestic violence, addiction recovery and incarcerated populations. The organization promotes seva, or the philosophy of "yogis for selfless service.” Yogamour continues to uplift the growing voices of women who need the support of mindful and innovative folks in our global community!
Some of the talented educators who have shaped Geni's thoughts and methods of teaching include Maria Garre, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, David Emerson, Max Strom, and Dr. Bessel van der Kolk as well as her functioning, dysfunctional fun family and fabulous dogs!
“Teaching the intelligence of Prana Fow® for me has ignited a passion for movement, creativity, playfulness and mindfulness.” Geni is forever grateful to those for whom she has had the honor of instructing as her students. They continue, on a daily basis to give her precious gems of wisdom and remain her humble teachers.
Rebeccah Bartlett - Yogamour Global
Based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Beccah oversees Yogamour Global. Beccah discovered yoga at a young age from her aunt who was a yoga teacher. She didn't embrace yoga until she was 22 however, when she began to take classes at a local studio. The gates opened and yoga became a complete healing process, both physically and mentally. Deciding to explore the world, she ended up volunteering at a school in a “slum” of India. The children were restless so Beccah involved the entire school in a morning practice of yoga before each day began, which did wonders for the kids’ attention spans. It seemed to Beccah that she had found her place.
Her study of yoga, including RYT 200-hour training, has been influenced by teachers such as Seane Corn, Shiva Rae, Sarah Ivanhoe, Faith Hunter, Kathryn Budig, Coby Kozlowski and Rosey Mann.Beccah continues to deepen her playful vinyasa practice and has been amazed by the doors it has opened. Her ultimate passion is to intertwine her yoga community with volunteerism.