Meet the YogaVibes Team

We're real yogis in North Carolina with big hearts and a deep love of yoga, coming together to bring yoga right to you!

Brian Ratte, Founder

Brian founded YogaVibes in 2009 - 5 years to the day of his 5th year in sobriety.  In many ways yoga changed his life and he wanted to share yoga with the world.  Brian has been in the technology world for a long time and been part of some pretty cool start ups.  Brian loves to stay active and practices yoga on and off the mat daily.   
Favorite Poses: Dancer, Warrior II, Half Pigeon, Tripod Headstand

Stephanie Momot Rhodes, Director of Operations

Steph got into yoga the way you fall asleep - slowly, and then all at once. After dancing for 20 years, she started taking yoga while on her Fulbright in Macau, and when she came back to the States she wasted no time diving into a teacher training and studying up on Ayurveda. In addition to teaching yoga and YogaVibes operations, Steph remains an academic with a love for languages (including Sanskrit!) and has a bit of wanderlust and a love for the kitchen and playing with her puppy Zelda.

Favorite Yoga Poses: Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel), Surya Yantrasana (Sundial), and any restorative pose involving multiple props

Jen Jordan, Content Manager

Jen discovered yoga in 2007 after going through a difficult period in her life, and, much like Brian, she sees yoga as an actual life saver. Although Jen has completed a number of teacher trainings and intensives, she is most content in her role as student. When she isn't creating videos for YogaVibes, Jen can be found out in the yard working her beehives. The mindfulness cultivated in a yoga practice lends itself nicely to the practice of beekeeping, and lifting heavy boxes of honey is hard work, so maintaining a strong, stable core and upper body is essential!

Favorite Yoga Poses: side plank variations, seated pigeon, and standing in tree pose at her standing desk while editing videos for YogaVibes!

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