Nadia Carriere

As an educator and yoga teacher, Nadia leads with spirit, fire and intent, which attributes to a teaching style that is both uplifting and powerful. She is the founder of the Universal School of Yoga, Yoga Alliance 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training, and Uniting Movement.

Talen Lane

Talen Lane is a fitness and yoga instructor based in Atlanta, Georgia. Most of her time is spent teaching fitness to group and private clients. She currently serves as a teacher trainer for 11:11 The Practice and OmFit Barre Instructor. She became barre certified in 2014, yoga certified in 2015 and received her E-RYT 200 hour completion in 2018.

Michael Lane

Michael Lane is a fitness instructor based out of Atlanta, GA.   He spends a bulk of his time  preparing for natural body building competitions. Currently, he personal trains and helps clients reach their goals through a variety of weight training, cardio, and body weight exercises.

Joshay "Shay" Simmons

Joshay “Shay” Simmons is a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher, wife, and mother of two from Georgia. She is an advocate for body acceptance and making yoga accessible for all. Joshay does her best to make everyone feel welcomed in her classes because yoga is truly for everyone. The mental, spiritual, and emotional benefits of a daily yoga practice have been phenomenal for her and she is excited to help you to begin/continue your  practice.

Tara Jae

A professional in both the dance and yoga sphere, Tara leads with fire and flow.

Tara has certified over 1,000 instructors in Yoga. Her teaching career has taken her across the globe to destinations such as Australia, Portugal, Hawaii, across the United States and Canada. 400 teachers have been certified by her in the last 2 years alone and 191 in the direct radius of Fall River, Massachusetts.  In 2018 Tara launched her own methodology called 11:11 The Practice by Tara Jae.  This urban power yoga flow combines plyometrics, vinyasa and strength with creative sequencing done in a palindrome format.  The format has been very successful and already booking international trainings in under 6 months.

Tara’s love for her local community is deeply rooted, and she has since created and opened the highly acclaimed Ritual Sweat Society in her home town where she lives with her husband and their two children. Her innovating sequencing and format is used in multiple states and countries in the world.


From cooperate leadership, earning a Master’s Degree in Human Dynamics and owning a studio, to traveling yogi and homeschool mom, Crystal brings a wealth of knowledge experience. It was her love for movement and music that fueled her passion in dance, fitness, ultimately teaching yoga and leading hundreds of aspiring yogis through yoga teacher training around the world. All of this lead her to meeting her now husband, Eric, and igniting a passion in movement for LIFE.

As a co-creator of Merge the Practice, Crystal’s passion has become deeply rooted in how our bodies are designed to move and ways to create lasting connections where it matters most. She believes that it is through getting in synch with the body’s natural rhythms, understanding your environment, and it’s influence on your body’s unique needs that true and lasting change takes place. Crystal values curiosity which facilitates rich discussion that allows for growth and the oh so important “ah-ha” that takes place in her workshops.