Above and Beyond Hot Yoga Center

Studio founders Shoshana Treichel and Ashley Ramsay-Naile first collaborated on a reception for the 2015 Mobile Jewish Film Festival. They quickly formed a friendship as they bonded over their shared ideology of helping others embark on a personal journey of self-discovery and renewal. As time passed, they kept coming back to their fundamental beliefs and when the opportunity presented itself, the two women decided to take on a new adventure by opening a Yoga Studio. The studio would allow for a variety of yoga honoring each practitioner with love and support.

When it came time to name the studio, Shoshana reminisced about how their friendship had evolved from their first successful collaboration. She remembered the time they spent to organize every detail of the reception honoring visiting Director Nancy Spielberg after the showing of her documentary film. The film was a post WWII movie about overcoming adversity and reaching above all obstacles for the impossible. The name of the film, fitting enough, was Above and Beyond, (www.aboveandbeyondthemovie.com). The name encompasses the very essence of the journey to open up “Above and Beyond” Hot Yoga Center. When Shoshana shared her idea with Nancy Spielberg, she was ecstatic in her support.

Shoshana has been teaching yoga since 2007 and practicing since 1993. She and her husband, Jake, moved to Mobile in 2014 with the United States Coast Guard. She wanted to bring health and happiness that comes from yoga to the people of the Gulf Coast region in a way that was approachable, empowering and most importantly, fun!

Shoshana and her team’s deepest wish is to help each person access and develop the strength, grace, health, and focus that resides in each and every one of us! We are excited you want to start your yoga journey with Above and Beyond Hot Yoga Center. See you soon!

Namaskarum!

Reasons to Try Above and Beyond Yoga Center

Something For Everyone

From beginner to advanced teachings, we have experienced instructors to facilitate at all levels to help you achieve your goals.

One Week Unlimited Use

Traveling through Mobile? Take advantage of our One Week (7 Day) Unlimited Yoga pass for only $25.

Friendly Staff

Our instructors not only have years of experience but also consider yoga their way of life and thoroughly enjoy teaching.

Never Ending Support

We are here to share our teachings and to help both beginners and advanced students progress to new levels.

Our Team

Sybil Nance

Sybil Nance

Yoga Instructor
Sybil started her teaching in 1996 when she became E-RYT -200 trained and credentialed.  In 2010, Sybil started her journey as a yoga therapist she is now 800 hr certified C-IAYT.  Sybil has co-founded a large yoga studio in Oregon and two separate small custom therapeutic studios since 2003.  Sybil has a keen eye for alignment...
Kristin Van’t Hoff Strange

Kristin Van’t Hoff Strange

Yoga Instructor
Teaching Kids Krewe Yoga and Hot Pilates at Above and Beyond has given Kristin “a sense of accomplishment I was missing in my life,” she says. A native of south Mobile County, Kristin was a cheerleader at Alma Bryant High School, where she also served as an Azalea Trail Maid. She attended the University of...
Krissy Little

Krissy Little

Yoga Instructor
Krissy Little teaches the Kids Krewe Yoga class and attended the Karma Kids teacher training in Miami Florida with Shoshana and Kristin. She is a devoted yogi and practices nearly every day of the week.Krissy is a Mobile native and attended McGill -Toolen High School. She then went on to attend the University of South...
Melanie Adkison

Melanie Adkison

Yoga Instructor
Melanie Adkison, teaches Gentle Flow and Yin yoga classes at ABHY, has been a yoga instructor since 2015. “Years of struggling with depressions and unmanaged stress had left me broken,” Melanie says. ” Through the study and practice of Yoga, Mindfulness and Buddhist philosophy, I have been able to move into a space of wholeness...
Adrienne Berg

Adrienne Berg

Yoga Instructor
Adrienne first came to yoga as a teenager seeking relief from pain and anxiety caused by spinal misalignment due to scoliosis.  After wearing a brace for two years, her breath was shallow, and some postural muscles had atrophied while others “hardened” into bad muscular and myofascial habits.  She felt physically and emotionally imbalanced.  When her...
Linda Csaszar

Linda Csaszar

Yoga Instructor
Linda Csaszar’s first exposure to yoga was in 2002 in Ft. Lauderdale. She was seeking an alternative to the high/low impact aerobic exercise she had done for decades. A hip injury, which became chronic and painful, prevented her involvement in these types of activities. Linda did not really like her first yoga class, but after speaking...
Angela Cain

Angela Cain

Yoga Instructor
Angela Cain is a Mobile native who has lived in various parts of the world such as Algeria, Venezuela and many parts of the USA. Her yoga journey started in 2005. She did a Core Power teacher training  in Boulder, Colorado in 2006. She has taken extensive Baron Baptiste trainings from that period on including...
Renee Hoadley

Renee Hoadley

Yoga Instructor
Renee Hoadley obtained a Bachelor of Arts & Science in Forestry from The University of Montana in Missoula, Montana, and graduated from The Hawaiian Islands School of Massage in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii with 1475 hours in Integrated Medical Massage. She was a massage therapist on the Big Island of Hawaii for over six years until she...
Teddy Ward

Teddy Ward

Yoga Instructor
Teddy Ward has been teaching yoga since 2010 and attended Bikram’s Yoga College of India in the fall of 2011. He has competed in USA Yoga Regional and National Asana Championships and has won the title of Alabama State Champion in the male division in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Originally a student of Nadia Jenkins,...
Shoshana Treichel

Shoshana Treichel

Owner
Shoshana Treichel decided to become one of the World's strongest women after a brutal attack in NYC in 1986 left her feeling vulnerable and powerless. She began a training regimen to achieve her goal and has not only achieved world records in the bench press, but has become one of the world’s most talented figures in Women's Bodybuilding. She has owned her own gym, developed weightlifting curricula at universities and has trained and taught yoga to elite athletes from all over the world. Her clients have included NFL players, NBA players, MMA fighters and many bodybuilding and Physique competitors. Additionally, Shoshana worked for Strategic Operations located in San Diego, working extensively with elite military teams as a role player in hyper-realistic training operations. Ever since Shoshana took her first yoga class in the basement of a dear friend in Kenai, Alaska in 1994, she decided one day to add yoga instruction to the mix. Shoshana has continued her own education with her first 200 RYT Yoga Certification from Core Power in 2007. She went on to complete an additional 200 RYT in the Hot 26 series with Hot yoga Vail Valley. Shoshana then went on to complete an Advanced yoga certification with Core Power Yoga in 2012. In 2014, Shoshana began accomplishing her original dream of pursuing a 3-year program at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai, India. India has a very rich inheritance in the fields of philosophical reflection and spiritual inquiry, with the idea that we should undertake a special journey towards an inner light. T. Krishnamacharya is recognized as one of the greatest masters of the last century, the top authority in the field of yoga. His son, TKV Desikachar, founded KYM in 1976, to spread the teachings his father. TKV Desikachar, in his own right, is one of the world’s leading authorities in yoga. Sri Desikachar taught all over the world, participated in many international conventions and conferences and authored numerous books on yoga. Shoshana was inspired to study at the finest Yoga institution in the world! She will be graduating July 7, 2017. Completing her fourth trip to India!

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