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Above and Beyond Yoga and Salt Therapy is where you can find balance, harmony and energy renewal amidst the hectic bustle of everyday pressures and deadlines.

Shoshana Treichel
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. One of her clients has been one of the top MMA fighters of the decade, KJ Noons. With her training, yoga and nutrition programs he won the World Title belt and defended it 7 months later. At the time, she was one of the only female MMA trainers. Shoshana opened Shoshana's Gym, in Kodiak, Alaska, in 1999. Before long, the gym became one of the best-known landmarks in town and Shoshana practically became a household name. In 2005, she relocated to San Diego with her husband, Jake, a Coast Guard Officer, and then-teenage daughter, Kaila! Shoshana and Jake moved to Mobile, Alabama in 2014 with the USCG, after positions in New Orleans and Tennessee. Shoshana has completed a MS in medical stress reduction through exercise and nutrition from Harvard University, and carries certifications in nutrition, personal training, yoga, advanced yoga and Mat Pilates. She also teaches and prepares other personal trainers in their efforts to become certified. 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 2005. 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 completed her IYTT degree and graduated on July 7, 2017 from the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram! Shoshana also has master minded creating her own yoga sequences, even including combining her weight lifting expertise, yoga training and meditation practices to make ABHY ONE stop shopping. She has developed programs for Yoga studios in the Washington DC area, Kentucky, the west coast, the Southern part of the USA and continues to help develop sustainable yoga practices that are based on the KYM standards. Shoshana is a sought out therapist for the medical community and has made sure to spread the important healing modalities of the east to the west. Shoshana teaches her own style of Hatha, Pure Power, Therapy and her favorite Krisnmacharya style, preparing the body, breath and mind for the "pinnacle posture". Shoshana also trained to become a Krav Maga instructor. Krav Maga is a form of self-defense originating in Israel and taught to the Israel Defense Forces soldiers. It is also used extensively in many of our police departments and elite military forces. It is a must-have skill for all who are looking to protect themselves. As a personal trainer, nutritionist and Yoga Instructor, Shoshana has helped her clients shed thousands of pounds of fat, replacing it with hard-earned muscle! She continues working on publications on how to stay healthy, fit and at peace and is a popular public speaker who helps inspire and empower women with her own personal story of breaking through adversity and defying so many odds!
Josh Blatter

Josh Blatter

Yoga Instructor
Josh Blatter is a Yoga and Meditation instructor in Encinitas, CA. Josh is best known for his understanding of the human body, subtle anatomy and Yoga therapy in concert with the ancient tradition to guide student into the heart of Yoga. Josh believes that the root of the practice is our ability to bring the...
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...
Clare Carney

Clare Carney

Yoga Instructor
We are so proud, honored and excited to have Dr. Clare Carney join our Hatha team of teachers. Clare started practicing yoga in 2001 (20 years ago), during graduate school. She attended many styles of yoga, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, but it was Hatha that she enjoyed the most. Dr. Carney pursued a Bachelor of Science at...
Lisa Blount

Lisa Blount

Yoga Instructor
Lisa has been a dedicated health and fitness enthusiast for the majority of her life. With a devoted personal fitness routine which included a regimen of running, Pilates, and weight-lifting, Lisa yearned for more. After accidentally stumbling into a yoga class, a whole new world was discovered. The path of yoga. This discovery led to...
Sarah Deshauteurs

Sarah Deshauteurs

Yoga Instructor
LaSarah Deshauteurs began her yoga journey in 2009 while attending the University of Southern Mississippi. After moving to Mobile, AL in 2015 she began to practice yoga steadily. LaSarah’s teaching style is inspired by her then yoga instructor,V. Angle–a ‘body whisperer’ who would tailor a yoga class to suit any physical ailment imaginable. In 2016...
Jacqueline Johnson

Jacqueline Johnson

Yoga Instructor
Jacque has been a fitness enthusiast for nearly all of her life! Besides being a dynamic pilates, spinning and group fitness instructor, she has been teaching yoga for 18 years, and practicing yoga for over 20 years. As she describes it, “it truly is my happy place”. Jacue loves to travel, decorate, read, meditate and do...
Nrithya Jagannathan

Nrithya Jagannathan

Yoga Instructor
Nrithya Jagannathan is a Senior Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapy Consultant at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram with over 18 years of experience. Nrithya recently became the Director of Yoga Studies at the KYM. She has had the blessing of studying under world renowned yoga master Sri TKV Desikachar and also under other senior teachers from...
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...
Yolanda Rodgers

Yolanda Rodgers

Yoga Instructor
Yolanda Rodgers is a native of Mobile, Al. She has a bachelors degree in English from Clark Atlanta University and a bachelors degree in psychology from University of South Alabama. Yolanda has always enjoyed fitness but in 2020 she found a passion for yoga. Yolanda is a RYT in Kemetic Yoga. Her long term goal...
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...
Patsy Tucker

Patsy Tucker

Yoga Instructor
Patsy began studying yoga in 1996. Her path started with Hatha yoga and then moved into Pranayama (breath work) coupled with a study of Ayurveda healing, yoga philosophy and meditation. Patsy first started teaching in 1998 at Naturally Yours Health food store and has taught at many other locations around Mobile. Patsy moved to San...