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2024 Certification Trainings Below 

Yoga Nidra Certification
In Person September 13-15 at Ascend Wellness

Discover the origins and philosophy of Yoga Nidra, and gain a comprehensive understanding of the physical, mental, and emotional benefits. You will delve into the science, anatomy and physiology of the practice, and explore the effects on the nervous system, brain waves and its relationship to neuroplasticity. 
Our course will equip you with the tools to create impactful scripts and deliver them in a clear and concise manner. 
You will learn how to personalize the practice for individuals and groups, and gain the confidence to lead Yoga Nidra classes.

This course is perfect for anyone wanting to deepen their practice and understanding of Yoga Nidra, as well as for yoga teachers, nurses, medical doctors, therapists, trauma informed programs, and a vast range of health and wellness professionals who want to improve lives and better our planet. 
Enroll today or click below for more information.



Lafayette's premier Yoga Alliance Accredited

200hr & 300hr Yoga Teacher Training starts this September 28th at Ascend Wellness!


This training will be led by one of the best Facilitators in the industry, Master Teacher Nathalie Croix with Shanti Yoga Teacher Training.

We empower our trainees to become the best teachers on the planet. Receive your certification from a top yoga school.

200hr: Whether you aspire to become a certified yoga instructor or simply wish to deepen your practice, this immersive training is for you.

300hr: Upgrade your teachings and personal practice to the next level. If you've already completed a 200-hr training, this is your opportunity to become a RYT 500 hour yoga teacher.

Enroll today (limited spots remain) or Learn More by clicking the links below.

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About Us


Founded by Kendyl Thomas and Ben Holt, Ascend Wellness Studio is a Holistic and Integral Wellness Center located in the heart of Lafayette, Louisiana.

With several exclusive wellness offerings including Yoga, Breathwork, Meditation, Massage, Contrast Therapy, Red Light Therapy, Holistic coaching, NLP & Hypnotherapy, Reiki, Esthetician, V Steaming, Family Connstellations, Sound Therapist, and more. Ascend is the first of its kind providing the community of Acadiana a one-stop-shop for all of it's health and wellness needs. 

The studio space also features a large Yoga studio hosting consistent yoga classes of all types and levels and unique workshops with Lafayette's premier wellness facilitators. These workshops include Breathwork, Sound Baths, Ecstatic Dance, Manifestation, Men's and Women's Circles, and so much more. 

"Our intention is to provide the ultimate wellness experience for everyone who walks through our door. To serve and provide the Acadiana area with world class health and wellness options. Whether someone simply wants to become a member of our premier yoga studio, transform their life with one of our amazing coaches, or nourish their Mind, Body, & Spirit with some major self care & self love offerings.


We take pride in having a multitude of options for those to come and optimize their health, enhance their life experience, destress, and relax into their true nature. This is what Ascend is all about."

Ben Holt & Kendyl Thomas


Yoga + Workshops

Our Yoga sanctuary hosts 15+ yoga classes per week ranging from Ashtanga to Yin, along with unique healing workshops from our amazing community of facilitators. 


Massage + Reiki

Relax, unwind, and heal with our world class Massage Therapist Christine Bordelon, LMT LA3034, Sarah Murray, LMT LA9944, Lacey Delaney, LMT LA9967, and Reiki Practitioner Lindsay Prejean

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Holistic Lifestyle Coaching 

A well rounded approach to wellness is essential. Work with Lindsay Prejean our amazing Holistic Life Coach, to accelerate your path toward well Being.


Esthetics +

V Steaming

Self-Love is one of our core values, and nothing says Self-Love like a facial or steam from our amazing estheticians Jillian Gabal and Laura Porche.

Sound Healing

Sound Healing and Vibroacoustic Therapy 

Now offering Sound Baths every Thursday at 6:40pm

Come and relax more deeply than ever before with our incredible sound therapist Lois Stagg.

Contrast Therapy and Red Light Therapy

Experience the incredible power of Contrast therapy and Red Light Therapy with our world class facilitator Andre Wilson. 

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Breathwork Certification, 1-1 Coaching Hypnotherapy & NLP

Master the lost art of conscious breathing, overcome addiction, and experience rapid healing with our Co-Founder, Ben Holt


Contact Us

Ascend Wellness Studio

118 Representative Row Lafayette, LA 70508


 Phone: 337-281-9196

IG @ascendwellness333


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