Day Bibb, Founder and Executive Director
Om Thrive was formed by Daynelle Bibb in 2018. The idea for Om Thrive came from Daynelle’s personal experience of coping with health problems resulting from physical and emotional trauma. She was also experiencing physical and mental symptoms of PTSD as a result of domestic violence within her marriage. The symptoms included exhaustion, headaches, chest tightness, insomnia, and intense back spasms. She did not know the profound effect that yoga would have, not only to ease her physical symptoms but also help her navigate through her mental and emotional symptoms. The more she practiced the more she found strength in her physical AND emotional body. Om Thrive is Daynelle’s way of sharing this component of healing with communities that are severely underserved and underrepresented.
Embodied practices like yoga and meditation have been repeatedly scientifically proven to be effective at supporting mental health and helping people heal from daily stress to severe and complex trauma. As a mental health therapist, Eve brings 7 years experience in the mental health field to her yoga and mindfulness teaching and is dedicated to bridging the gap between therapies for mind and body to treat mental illness, addictions, and trauma from a holistic standpoint.
Eve enjoys teaching energetic and mindfully-sequenced vinyasa flow, detail-oriented and anatomy-based hatha, and deeply grounding yin practices. She weaves in themes from modern Western psychology, neuroscience, ancient Eastern philosophy, and applications for taking lessons learned on the mat into the rest of life to create a well-rounded practice to nourish mind, body, and spirit.
Eve values cultivating a safe, trauma-informed space in which consent is paramount, making classes accessible to each student's individual anatomy through empowering students to learn and listen to their bodies and through creative use of props and cues.
Andrea Larreta is from Los Angeles, California. She received her early classical training with dancers formerly of Ballet West, American Ballet Theater, and Basel Ballet. Andrea went on to study on scholarship at SMU, attending the Paul Taylor School and Martha Graham School over the summers before graduating with a BFA, Cum Laude, in Dance. While her yoga journey started in high school with some VHS tapes, she didn't start practicing regularly until she joined Urban Yoga Spa in Seattle in 2012. After practicing almost daily for several years, she received her 200 hour RYT certification from CorePower Yoga in 2016. Andrea's class emphasizes linking breath with movement and encourages students to make choices in their flow that best serve their needs.
The yoga that I offer you is a heartfelt exploration to develop personal empowerment, awaken to genuine self-compassion, & to cultivate radical self-love within!!! I've completed 200 hours of yoga training with Jim and Lynea Gillen in Portland (https://www.yogacalm.org/certification/), 300 hours of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy in Beaverton, Oregon with Susan Bass (http://www.theartofdigestion.com/), & continue to be a lifelong yogic learner. Beyond what I have studied with mentors and in books, I´m of Persian descent. My ancestry infuses all that I am, and all that I teach, too. Humbly & joyfully I look forward to being of yogic service to each & everyone of… YOU!!!