10 inspirational yoga ‘ROCKSTARS’ you need to know – One is a unicorn.

10 inspirational yoga ‘ROCKSTARS’ you need to know – One is a unicorn.

Crafted with love by Alice Nicholls
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These 10 inspirational yoga babes are rocking the world and lighting fires along the way with their own individual style’s and philosophies of yoga and wellness.  In no particular order, meet the 10 inspirational yoga ‘rockstars’ you need to know.

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#1 Gypset Goddess: Caitlin Turner is a certified yoga teacher and blogger in Scottsdale, Arizona. She loves gypsetting (gypsy + jetset) around the globe teaching yoga, writing, making mischief and snapping photos of her yoga poses in beautiful places.  Her photo’s are gorgeous, inspiring and remarkable. Like the one above from Burning man this year.  Or her time spent practising yoga on an elephant.  Seriously. Amazing.  Personal info from Caitlin: If you can talk, you can sing. If you can walk, you can dance. If you can breathe, you can yoga.  Instagram: @gypsetgoddess, Twitter:@gypsetgoddess,       Website: www.gypsetgoddess.com

Stephanie Birch, Alice Nicholls, The Whole Daily

#Stephanie Birch: Stephanie is an inspirational yoga goddess who captures the art of yoga in its ability to become a connecting contribution to a moment in life at any time.  Stephanie describes herself as a “playful photo-taking mum inspired by art & sharing the yoga way of life”.  Stephanie has a beautiful youtube clip created by John Johnson which will leave you sighing, as well as an absolutely gorgeous instagram site that makes you want to find the nearest light filled window pane and morph yourself into a free flowing form creator and leave the elephant shoes behind.  Love her.  You can find Stephanie on instagram or on Twitter where you can see her practice yoga as a unicorn.  YES.  A unicorn.

Rachel Brathen, Alice Nicholls, The Whole Daily

#3 Rachel Brathen: This stunning bright eyed yoga babe has an unbelievable 336K followers on instagram  which means she is spreading a love-filled yoga message further than most of us could even dream. “Rachel is a Vinyasa Flow and SUP Yoga teacher residing in Aruba. As one of the first people in the world to take yoga off the mat and onto a paddle board she is a leader in the SUP Yoga community and teaches retreats, classes and workshops worldwide”. Check out the blog for upcoming events and your daily dose of yoga inspiration” or find her on facebook

Claudine Lafond, Alice Nicholls, The Whole Daily

#4 Claudine Lafond: Claudine lives in Sydney right now where she runs Yoga Beyond with her husband Honza. Claudine specialises in acroyoga, which is a physical practice, blending elements of yoga, acrobatics, and Thai massage.  Our intention for YogaBeyond is to share, teach and inspire. We have made it our mission in life to FOLLOW OUR BLISS whilst inspiring others to do the same, as we feel that there is nothing more important in life 
than that we feel good …and that in a nutshell, is what our teaching is all about.” You can find Claudine on instagram, or head on over and  like the yoga beyond facebook page.

Tara Stiles, Alice Nicholls, The Whole Daily

#5 Tara Stiles:  Tara is the founder of Strala Yoga , where she is the driving force behind training yoga guides how to lead w/ease around the globe. Tara is also currently in a beautiful joint collaboration with @reebok_usa  and you will find her great philosophy towards yoga advertised along with the great new Reebok range.   One of the the many things that stand out about Tara is her public and gentle stand on making sure that we as yogi’s remember that yoga is not only a personal journey, but one which does not require us to bend into advanced poses to reap the benefits.  It is a spiritual practice and our own individual journey.  This girl also has a fan in the amazing Jane Fonda, who says about Tara: “One of the things I like about her is her ability to make yoga accessible to people who might be scared of it or think it might be too esoteric.” Find Tara on her website , on her instagram page, and on twitter.

Kathryn Budig, Alice Nicholls, The Whole Daily

#6 Kathryn Budig: Kathryn is just a gorgeous soul with some beautiful inspiration on her instagram page.  “She trained and taught in Los Angeles for 8 years under the guidance of Maty Ezraty and now travels the world. Kathryn’s playful mixture of challenging classes with her lovable personality is the recipe for a truly inspiring class. Kathryn is dedicated to giving back to her community. She co-founded “Poses for Paws“, an organization dedicated to raising money for animal shelters through yoga.”  This is so awesome isn’t it?  You can find her on her really stunning website here, and catch her twitter feed here.  

Noelle Beaugureau

#7 Noelle Beagureau: I haven’t seen yoga images as beautiful as Noelle’s in a really long time.  Noelle takes the ethereal beauty of the yoga form to new levels and has worked with some serious photographers who appreciate the stunning nature of the art of yoga such as the amazing Robert Sturman.  Noelle teaches at Rising Lotus Yoga in Sherman Oaks, Liberation Yoga Santa Monica, and through the online Yogi’s Anonomous.  You can also find Noelle on facebook.

Sarah Pohl

#8 Sarah Pohl: In Sarah’s own words:  “life lovin’, yoga teachin’, art appreciatin’, adventure prone, wannabe foodie, nebras-kansan newly planted in seattle by way of boulder.” I found Sarah through instagram where she displays a fun loving and quirky spirit that always makes me smile.  Not only is she a really flippin’ good yogi, she adds a little taste of the ‘divine’ to her page along with some super yummy looking food.   You can find Sarah on instagram,  on her website, or on facebook.  

masumi goldman, Alice Nicholls, The Whole Daily

#9 Masumi Goldman: Masumi is a real inspiration to a huge amount of followers around the globe.  She has created a partnership and presence through The Two Fit Moms website.  This is a joint collaboration between her friend Laura and Masumi.  The two 36-year old mothers have a common goal of staying healthy and fit.  Through yoga, Laura and Masumi have found the common thread to make this dream a reality. You can find Masumi here on instagram.

Sadie Nardini, Alice Nicholls, The Whole Daily

#10 Sadie Nardini: Last but absolutely not least is total ROCKSTAR yogi, Sadie Nardini.  Sadie is the founder of Core Strength Vinyasa yoga and my go-to yoga instructor for online classes and programs.  I have a tendency to bottle up my energy and Sadie’s classes have the ability to get the ‘negative shi*t’ out like no other.  She introduced me to ‘fierce lion’ pose which has subsequently seen my husband come running thinking something’s wrong with me.  Nope. I’m just bustin’ out a yoga class with my girl Sadie.  I credit this empowering yoga style with keeping me sane when the pressure gets a bit much and I recommend her online classes to anyone who needs to ‘release’ every now and again.  You can check out Sadie’s cool website here, her facebook page here, or her twitter page right here.


What a round up.  I hope you got all the way down to the bottom here.  Go and check them all out and see what grabs your fancy.  Of course I wouldn’t forget to give you the opportunity to add to this list.  Let me know in the comments below: Who have I missed?


About The Woman Behind The Whole Daily


Alice Nicholls is a Life Transformation Coach, Nutritional Medicine student, Speaker & Business Mentor who helps women learn the art of Living, Healing, Eating and Self-Loving Better through face to face, online & digital resources. The creator of global eCourse 'Life Transformation Project' with participants in 14 different countries & the author of 'Sweet - A collection of clean and classy sweet recipes for the health conscious cook' .

“I want to see every single woman know her value and truth. I want women to connect with themselves and start to live conscious lives. I want to see women move from a beige existence of always wanting something that only exists in the future - skinny, happy, acceptance, love - and love their journey today. I’m exceptionally passionate about sharing the tools to achieve that.”


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  • Melissa A

    This is AWESOME. Where are all the Aussies though?

  • Jess Jones

    I met Tara Stiles once she is an absolute queen. You should send her this article.

  • Jessica s

    I do yoga with a woman named Kelly in Bondi who is amazing. She makes me feel like I’m walking on clouds afterwards.

  • http://www.thewholedaily.com.au Alice Nicholls

    I love to hear that Jessica. Yoga means a lot of things to a lot of people. Its very transformative.

  • http://www.thewholedaily.com.au Alice Nicholls

    Hi Jess. Ha! I think it found her in the twitter-sphere. The power of the interwebs!

  • http://www.thewholedaily.com.au Alice Nicholls

    Hey Kelly, Claudine from YogaBeyond is living in Australia and teaching in Sydney right now thought you are right…no Aussie’s. Let me know who I’m missing!
    Love to hear and then share with the group. Alice. :)

  • Kay

    @laurasykora @fitqueenirene @nayitavp @_kariooo @amyguthrie :)

  • Katy

    Love ALLL of them !!!! They’re all sooo sweet

  • http://gravatar.com/shawnamarieturner shawnamarieturner

    All amazing! Follow them all! Another super inspirational yogi is Meghan Currie!

  • robynhardisty

    MASUMI~!!!!! You are the biggest rockstar of all :)

  • jane

    @laurasykora @fearlessloving @fitqueenirene & @treehouseohm

  • http://brendaflemming.com paul byars

    Don’t know any of them but glad they are spreading the love, my yoga rock star is brenda flemming. brendaflemming.com

  • are

    This is stupid… yoga rockstar????? Yoga is about self liberation not becoming a rock star yoga teacher…

  • http://www.thewholedaily.com.au Alice Nicholls

    Hi there. That’s ok that you feel that way as we are all entitled to our own opinions. This article has been written by how I see and admire a lot of yogi’s, and yoga is a very personal journey. What one person does yoga for may be completely different to another. Thanks for your comment.

  • http://www.thewholedaily.com.au Alice Nicholls

    Thanks Paul. Shout out if you have one you LOVE.

  • http://www.thewholedaily.com.au Alice Nicholls

    Oooh there are some great ones there Jane. Agree and I am well aware of Laura and Irene. I’ll check out the others also. Thanks for sharing.

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  • http://www.thewholedaily.com.au Alice Nicholls

    She totally freakin’ ROCKS right?

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