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Olivia Rokotnitz

Olivia is the Founder of Delta Groove Yoga, a Teacher of Kundalini, Vinyasa, Prenatal, & Kid's Yoga, Mother of 3 Beautiful Children, Friend to Many, Conscious Innovator, & Proud Citizen of Memphis, TN.

She has been teaching since 2000 and is an E-RYT 500.  Her speciality is in Kundalini Yoga & Pre-Natal Yoga, however her endless curiosity has led her to also study & train in Tantra, Vinyasa, Hatha, Prana-Flow, & many forms of Yoga and Meditation.  The love of studying & exploring this path also led her to found Delta Groove Yoga School which offers a Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Program that she is now facilitating here at Delta Groove Yoga.  

When asked what Yoga is to her, "Yoga is Life, Life is Yoga.  Yoga is about Balance, to be Balanced in Life."  


It was her love & passion for Yoga that inspired the creation of Delta Groove Yoga, a soulful, vibrant community & a bright light in Memphis.  Her teaching approach, inspired by the transformative science of Yoga, is dynamic, playful, uplifting, and healing.


Valentine Leonard

Valentine first moved to Memphis from Paris, France twenty-five years ago to work on her Ph.D in Philosophy at the University of Memphis. A diligent practitioner of yoga and meditation, she eventually discovered that the most interesting way to philosophize happens in the mindful flesh-and-bones experience of our wondrous bodies.


Her yoga practice took center stage after she fell in love with Kundalini yoga in Olivia's class back in 2010. Valentine went on to train in the US and Europe with masters faithful to the oldest traditions but freed from all dogma (Ravi Singh, Kirantana Kaur Khalsa, Satyavrati Yogi). Thanks to their transmission, her passion, her commitment, and 20+ years of teaching experience (philosophy, yoga, creative writing) from the university level to kindergarten, she has been offering classes, workshops, trainings and international retreats in France, Mexico and Costa-Rica since 2012. Facilitating a group dynamic which reassures and inspires, connects and liberates, has become her specialty. 

An E-RYT 500 and Ph.D in philosophy, Valentine recently moved back from the South of France to become the co-owner of Delta Groove Yoga and rejoin the inspiring tribe that gravitates in its luminous field.   

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