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. With a deep empathy for all levels of human experience, his mission is to support yogis on their personal journeys to explore their unique potential. Basil has been a practicing yogi for more than two decades, and has studied with yoga masters including Sharon Gannon, David Swenson, Seane Corn and Dharma Mittra. In his 15 years of teaching, Basil has opened three yoga studios and has developed yoga programs for gyms and fitness centers the tri-state area. His past students include Martha Stewart, Stanley Tucci and Ronnie Spector. In addition to assisting his teacher and mentor Seane Corn, Basil leads teacher trainings and yoga retreats globally. Basil enjoys French food, fine wine, walking with his pup and husband Nico, and reading philosophy books to the deep beats of vintage house music.

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. And 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 certified through Yogapata. 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.

Bre Ferguson

Yoga Teacher

Bre Ferguson began her training as a yoga teacher with Yoga Pada, and went on to study and teach with Basil Jones. She continues to find inspiration for her teaching through the Basil Yoga Center community, opening up to greater realms of philosophy, energetics, and the chakras. In her classes, Bre aims to inspire others to open their hearts to the great possibilities within all of us when we practice Yoga together.

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. Melissa believes in authenticity, laughter, and living in integrity. 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 graduated from a 200 hour Buddhi Mat Yoga teacher training in 2011 and has since completed workshops with Baron Baptiste, Seane Corn, Bryan Kest, and several notable master yoga teachers.

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