Carrie fell madly in love with Oula in 2017, and has been teaching in Boise, ID in 2018. Carrie welcomes ALL levels to her classes by starting with this offering:
Welcome to Oula where you can be free... You can just be you, and I’ll just be me. You can laugh, you can sing, you can scream, cry, swear, shout... Whatever you are feeling today just let it all out. This is a safe space, it is a judge FREE zone... So if you want to go there, you won’t go it alone. Please don’t worry about getting the moves right.... just be safe in your body, and keep that core tight.
Most importantly!!! Oula is not about how it looks, it’s about HOW IT FEELS!!!!!
So, just let go, have fun, be sexy, be salty, angry, sad, extra.
Cholla Foote lives in Cape Elizabeth Maine and has been dancing Oula for about 6 years. She became certified to instruct in 2019 on a whim and has been spreading the Oula love through instructing weekly at various studios, parks, fields, yards and driveways in Southern Maine. She loves that Oula is an active meditation and provides a space to process emotions in a judgement free zone. Although she has always been a thoughtful friend, listening neighbor and problem solver in life, Oula instructing allows her to hold space for a group, while witnessing each individual write their own story.
Cholla’s professional roots are sown in Film production and Montessori education. Although these seem to be fully unrelated on paper they provide her with what she needs to be a busy part time preschool Director, and full time stay at home mom of 2 while building a new market for Oula fitness. She enjoys backpacking with her husband Greg, gardening, baking with her daughter and above all warmth.
Oula is my sanity. It keeps my body grounded and sets my soul free. I have been fortunate enough to have an amazing 30+ year career in the marketing industry working at amazing brands, including HP and Twitter and advising a number of others. I am also a published author and active equity and inclusion advocate.
Jan found her passion for Oula at a time in her life when things around her were overwhelming. Between having a (more than) full-time job as a CPA, being a wife and a mother to a busy teenager, there seemed to be pieces of the emotional puzzle that were missing for her. While working out in a local fitness facility several years ago, she regularly watched Oula participants exit their class with a look of joy and contentment on their faces, and thought “I want to feel that!” - which is when she decided to embark on the Oula journey herself. Starting with an introductory class, she became fully immersed in what can only be described as her “saving grace”, and decided to become an instructor so she could share the experience with others. Finally, there was an avenue that allowed her to feel as though she could truly be herself without judgment; a carefree, unique community that she can’t imagine being without.
A Montana native living in Seattle, Quincy has loved dancing and letting loose for as long as she can remember. She was first captivated by the Oula spirit in 2012 and has been hooked ever since. A “loud,” “free spirit,” as some would say, she was drawn to the open, laidback nature of Oula. The universe encouraged her to become an instructor back in 2014 and it’s been her most fun adventure yet! It is her greatest honor to dance with Seattleites each and every week and continue building this incredible community.
Sarah ended up in Minnesota a0er spending her formative years in New Hampshire,Maine, and Pennsylvania. She started attending group fitness classes and found them mentally therapeutic. When she found Oula it was a perfect fit for moving her body and adjusting her mindset with a little more intention and a whole lot more fun. Sarah loves to jump, punch, and kick--you won’t miss her hurtling through the cardio section of the playlist or fitting in an extra burpee during Oula Power. When she’s not grooving in an Oula class, Sarah’s probably reading a book or baking treats for a friend. You’ll make Sarah’s day by asking about her four-legged sidekick, Grandpa, the dog.