Meet our teachers.

Basil Jones

Founder, Director & Master Yoga Teacher

Yoga teacher Basil Jones is the creator of Basil Yoga Center and Boutique in Ridgefield, CT. As a leader, mentor and master teacher, Basil is known for his authentic, warm approach and intuitive teaching style, and bioenergetics hand on assists. With a deep empathy for all levels of human experience, his mission is to support people on the yogic path pursuing their personal-karmic journeys to explore their unique potential.

Basil has been a practicing yogi for more than a  quarter of a century.  He has studied with yoga masters: Swami Satchidananda, Sharon Gannon, David Life, David Swenson, Seane Corn and Dharma Mittra.  In a ddition to  yoga, Basil has trained for four years in the somatic approaches of Core Energetics an the Shalom Mountain Process.

In his two decades of teaching, Basil has opened three yoga studios and has developed yoga programs for fitness centers, Yoga Certification Schools, and the public  education  systems in the tri-state area. His students are celebrities,  artists, and the everyday folk that greet life with creativty, passion, and authenticity with  a determination to explore the higher self. In addition to assisting his teacher and mentor Seane Corn, Basil leads teacher trainings and yoga retreats in Bali, St  Lucia, and the Grand Caymans.

Basil enjoys French food, global travel  with his husband Nico and pup Devi, and reading up on different philosophical views with all genres of music playing from vinyl in the background.

Bryn Northshield

Vinyasa, Prenatal & Kids Yoga Teacher

To fuel her appetite for life, Bryn Page Northshield has combined her love of art in her own design business and her passion for happiness and health in yoga instruction. Having always been a dancer, yoga was a natural next step.  Bryn became certified through YogaFit in 2004. She also holds teaching certifications through MAMAsutra and Karma Kids Yoga.

She has been teaching yoga to children since 2007.   Bryn’s most recent source of inspiration, especially for her pre-natal teaching, is her and her husband Andrew’s little yogis.

Alicia Gibson

Vinyasa and Yin Yoga Teacher

Alicia Gibson is a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher.   She offers a spirited and fun Vinyasa-style yoga class that is open to all levels and promises to strengthen body and mind.  She has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and draws from her many life experiences both on and off the mat to inspire and challenge her students.  By weaving in music, philosophy, and humor, she keeps her classes authentic and all embracing.

Melissa Rodgers

Restorative Yoga Teacher

Melissa began exploring yoga over 10 years ago, hoping to find calm amidst the storm of being home all day with 3 kids age 5 and under. She is now more deeply committed to practicing and teaching yoga than ever. Her restorative classes are infused with wit and wisdom and taught from the heart with love, compassion, a sense of humor.   Her dream is to inspire and enable people to improve their lives and the world around them.

Melissa is a 200 hour yoga CYT since 2011 and has studied with master yoga teachers: Baron Baptiste, Seane Corn, Bryan Kest.

Tamara Coyman

Vinyasa and Yin Yoga Teacher

Kelly Buhain

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher

Jean Daniello

Vinyasa and Yin Yoga Teacher

Lou Haber

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher

Anne Edmonds

Vinyasa & Prenatal Yoga Teacher

Laura Babala

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher, Psychotherapist, Trauma Yoga Trained

Joan Jacobs

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher, Psychotherapist