Our Instructors

Our instructor team is committed to living out the 8-limbed yogic path, both in our personal lives as well as in the time that we spend with you on the mat!
We believe that yoga is so much more than “just asana”, and we commit
that as you trust us with your practice, we will help you discover so much
more than just the physical benefits of yoga.

Kelli Norgaard

I hold an RYT-500 with Yoga Alliance & a Doctorate in Education from The University of Louisiana at Monroe. I’ve worked 28 years in public education & over the last several years, have had the incredible opportunity to merge my educator & yogi paths together. I believe that social-emotional health & intelligence are the greatest things that a person can have in their toolbox & my life’s work is to provide pathways for both children & adults to develop those tools.

I have been a practicing yogi for about 14 years, but only in the last few years have I truly begun to understand what it means to take my practice “off my mat & into my world”, especially through living out the Yamas & Niyamas.

My goal in opening The Bridge Yoga is to provide a place where ANYone in our community can find a place where they BELONG. My mission is to help others see that yoga & the tools it provides are truly for ALL people, so I am committed to providing a studio space that is financially. geographically, & culturally accessible to everyone.

Contact Kelli at: thebridgeyogabcs@gmail.com

Carla Bazemore

I have an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance & an 800hr certification on the Philosophy, Theory and Practices of Yoga by the Traditional Yoga Studies created by Georg Feuerstein.

I have been practicing since 1989 & started to teach yoga in 1998. From 2001-2011 I owned a yoga studio in Houston, TX called Yoga Lotus, and I am the co-author of The Nuts and Bolts of Teaching a Yoga Class.

Teaching yoga & other mind-body activities is my life’s passion. Yoga has especially helped me grow stronger & more flexible physically, emotionally, & spiritually.  I enjoy the practices so much that  I want to share, inspire, & motivate others to become healthier and happier using the tools yoga has to offer.

I absolutely love the feeling of connection with the participants in the classroom & in the community. To me teaching is not a job or a hobby; it is my life’s profession. Besides teaching yoga, I love painting, crocheting, making jewelry, taking long walks, watching movies, & chocolate!

Contact Carla at: carlabazemore@gmail.com

Gina Cantu

I have a 200 RYT with Yoga Alliance and graduated from my YTT in 2019. 

I started practicing yoga over 9 years ago and initially wanted to deepen my practice through a yoga teacher training because I quickly discovered that I loved sharing my knowledge and the power of yoga with others. Teaching yoga has had a profound impact in my personal life. Yoking my mind and body has been a transformational journey–mentally, spiritually and physically.

Connecting with my students and cultivating deep relationships is where I’m the happiest! I also love facilitating guided meditations and know the positive impact meditation has on my daily routine. 
When I’m not on my mat, I’m usually spending time with my son, family and friends. Self-love and Self-Care are on the top of my priority list!

Contact Gina at: gina011876@yahoo.com


Laura Simmons

I am a certified 200-RYT with Yoga Alliance and have been practicing yoga for 5 years!

I have struggled with anxiety and depression for most of my life and I truly believe that yoga has played a key role in helping me to better understand and manage my emotions. Mental health is something I am deeply passionate about, and I strive to create an open and welcoming space for all yogis, regardless of the season of their life. 

Outside of yoga my hobbies include reading, writing poetry, gaming, and spending time with my partner and my dogs.

Contact Laura at: simmonss.laura@gmail.com

Sam Bourne

I hold my 200-RYT certification with Yoga Alliance 

I work as an in-class support aid for Bryan ISD. I also teach swim lessons for people of all ages. 

I began my yoga journey about 6 years ago in a 90 minute hot class with my sister. I loved every minute of it. For the next few years I continued to take classes at a gym, but then life got busy and I stoped. A few years later I was talking with a friend who was looking to gain some flexibility, so we looked around and joined a yoga studio that week! Within a week or two of joining, I knew this is what I needed in my life and everything began to change.

Almost a year to the day from joining that studio I started yoga teacher training. I love sharing this journey with others and teaching them to love and listen to their bodies. I came to yoga for a physical reason and I stay for so so many more reasons. 

Contact Sam at: samlynn800@yahoo.com

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