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MEET THE TEAM

Meet The Team

Lynn Hancock

STUDIO OWNER/DIRECTOR OF TRAINING

Lynn is an ERYT 200 hour yoga teacher, specializes in anatomy, AFAA certified personal trainer.  She is a level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach. She teaches all styles but her regular classes consist of hot flow & YogaCore.

Lynn is passionate about her two children, running and cycling.  She finds confidence and empowerment in strength training and cooking!

You'll leave Lynn's classes feeling strong and curious about leveling up in both your physical practice and your life.  She weaves themes of inner work and leadership into her classes along with her knowledge of anatomy and breath work.

STUDIO MANAGER

Julie is a 200 RYT yoga teacher and teaches hot flow, slow flow and kids/tween yoga

I love anything fitness, hiking with my dog, reading, gardening, baking, hanging out at the lake and spending time with my husband and adult children. In my adult classes, Students in my class will experience a powerful vinyasa flow with fun and playful seqences designed to strengthen the body and mind. You will sweat and I will challenge you to see what's possible.  In my kids and tween classes I like to have fun with themes while introducing yogic concepts at an age appropriate level.

Beth Scott

ASSISTANT MANAGER

Beth helps take care of our community and studio!

Beth is creative and is the maker behind our bath products!

Stephanie Kelly

Stephanie is a 200 hour RYT and has trained with Judith Lasater, Max Strom, Ray Long, Tias Little, Yoga Medicine (Tiffany Cruikshank), & Jamie Elmer.  

 

She teaches hot flow, slow flow and yin.

She specializes in Sound Healing Therapy, Restorative & Myofascial for private sessions.  

I am constantly playing music and dancing. Eats, breathes and grows dahlias. Loves the outdoors. Laughing until I cry. Love my Dogs!

In my class, I focus on creating a positive atmosphere that enables the student to become introspective so they may achieve greater self awareness. I challenge students with an openness to meet themselves where they are in this moment.

Kelsi Zahl

Kelsi is a 500 hour RYT, advanced astanga, trained in myofascial release, and is a licensed massage therapist. She teaches hot flow.

Kelsi loves gardening and playing with her son.  She's artistic and has trained in theater. 

Kelsi's classes are powerful to both body and soul.  She creates masterful sequences designed to open your heart and link your breath to movement.  She offers skillful assists (when we're allowed to touch people during non-COVID times!) that safely get you into poses or create alignment that is right for your body.  You leave feeling uplifted and peaceful.

Anne Suarez

Anne is a 500 hr RYT and YACEP & teaches hot flow, lunch flow, restorative and myofascial release.

Anne's certifications include: Relax and Renew Level 1 Certification with Judith Lasater, Myofascial Release, Life-force Yoga for Depression & Anxiety, Yoga for PTSD, Yoga of the Heart Cardiac and Cancer Certification, Yoga Medicine Specialist Training with Tiffany Cruikshank ongoing. I have also studied with Max Strom, Tao Porchon Lynch , Tias Little, Ray Long, Jamie Elmer, and Doug Keller.

I specialize in custom private sessions, restorative, myofascial release, mobility and flexibility & yoga for athletes. I enjoy travel, books, movies, gardening, SUP, walking and spending time outdoors with my family, friends, and dogs. In my classes, students will experience mindful movement united with their breath to build strength, increase mobility and flexibility. They will also be encouraged to listen to their body as they move through their yoga practice , to be curious and to have fun.

Maddie Hernandez

Maddie is a 200 hour trained yoga teacher & teaches Sculpt & Flow, hot flow and slow flow

Maddie loves working with non-profit organizations, listening to local musicians and is an animal lover.  She's a true crime enthusiast & an avid reader (SSDGM!).

Maddie's classes incorporate humor, good music and a carefree vibe.  You'll lose your worries and have fun while sweating to beat filled music!

Sarah Walker

Sarah is a 200 hour trained yoga teacher & teaches hot flow, yin & yin/yang.

I love travel, plants, nature, kayaking, hiking, art/drawing.

My flows will incorporate movements to ready the body for a power flow and advanced poses, that are fun and engaging, and push your practice to the next level. On the opposite end, I love to slow down your practice and deep stretch into those areas that need lengthened, and work on breath to relax the mind and body.

Chris Morehead

Chris is a 500 hour ERYT & teaches hot flow & slow flow.  He is trained in the circus arts and contortionism.  His classes are purposeful & engaging with skillful instruction.

Chris loves animals and has a small farm!  He's a highly trained yogi that has recently written a 300 hour training for established yoga teachers to take their practice to the next level.

Chris's class will create length in your body and connection to your soul.  As one student put it, "he makes me feel my feelings! And I love it."  His classes may be challenging but his expertise makes them accessible to all. 

Lindsay White

Lindsay is a 200 hr Ashtanga,  50hr Aerial & 50hr Meditation and Breathwork trained teacher.  She is also the studio's massage therapist.

I specialize in guiding anyone from beginners to established yogi. When I'm not teaching you can find me outside, digging in the dirt, hiking, paddle boarding and enjoying outdoor life in NWA. 

 

In my class, you will experience power with connection of breath and self awareness.

Suzie Atkin

Suzie teaches lunch flow and is a reiki master and is the studio's reiki practitioner.  

Suzie loves travel, her dog and owns her own interior design that incorporates a mindful approach to your space.  

Her classes are much the same - a mindful approach to your mat and how you treat yourself.  Nourishing breaths and gentle movements are encouraged.

Beth Day

Beth teaches Deepen in the style of Bryan Kest and hot flow.

Beth is a multi talented and intelligent woman - having been a homeschool mother & doula in the past and currently a successful real estate agent.  She's even tried out for Survivor (the TV show)!

Beth's classes feature soothing cues and fluid flows.  You'll leave feeling relaxed and surprised at what poses she can skillfully get you in to.

Melanie Gazaway

Lead Facilitator, RYS

Melanie is a 500 hr RYT & Tier 3 Certified Baptiste teacher. She teaches hot flow.  She is the studio's lead facilitator for our Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School.  She has trained extensively with the Baron Baptiste institute and methodology.

I love to spend time with family and friends. I enjoy watching my kids play sports, homeschooling and traveling. When not doing yoga I enjoy lifting weights,walk/running and swimming. I love seeing people discover the power within themselves to do whatever they are called to do in life. The yoga practice teaches us patience, perseverance and power. The power to move through this journey called life with Grace and Peace. Embrace all that life has for you, ultimately it’s for someone else too.

Whitney Schreck

Whitney is a 200 hour yoga instructor with 6 years experience.  She teaches hot flow and has trained with the ASU football team as well as instructed kids yoga for special needs children.

My focus is on helping clients regain flexibility in hips and shoulders in order to aid in the reduction of emotional and daily stress build up.

Food is my love language! I enjoy a good cup coffee of coffee as well!

My class style works in 4 parts: Warm up, Endurance, Stretch, and Release.

Bryttney Miller

Bryttney is a 200 hr RYT, Paddefit, BUTI trained teacher.  She teaches hot flow and Deepen.

I love to staycation and read. In my class you will experience a good workout that will touch every area of the body and help you learn to listen to your body.

Casey Kuth

Casey is a 200 hour trained yoga teacher & teaches Begin.  

I love being outside! Sunshine, fresh air, the ocean, hiking, biking and running are a few of my favorite things!

Yoga introduces us to grace! I love to share a slow and graceful practice that is accessible, fun and relaxing.

Sharlotte Fedewa

Sharlotte is a 200 hour yoga instructor, as well as trained prenatal yoga instructor and doula.  She teaches Empower, prenatal & kids yoga.  She also conducts prenatal and kids yoga teacher trainings.

I love travel, my kids Rosie and Sage, food, running, swimming, strength training, hiking, reading nonfiction books, amateur gardening, trying to keep house plants alive and playing board games with my husband.

I like to teach a medium paced, breath centered class.

Camas Maroney

Camas is a 200 hour RYT yoga teacher & teaches hot flow.  She has trained with Jamie Elmer. 

Camas and her husband are foster parents and very active in their church community.  

Her classes are focused on safe alignment and breath.  She has a great personality and love of connection with our yoga community!

Kelsey Bourdon

Kelsey is a 200 hour RYT, NASM Personal Trainer and is going through the NWACC physical therapist assistant program.  She teaches Sculpt & Flow and hot flow.

I love to spend time with my daughter, travel, workout (all kinds), riding horses and I love flowers, trees and plants! I am an encourager and teach a vinyasa-style combining a series of fluid postures with rhythmic breathing for a full mind- body workout. I enjoy moving to music, rhythmic choreography and challenging my class to show up, work hard, have fun and leave it all on the mat.

Rachel Ackerman

Rachel is trained by the Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga & Wellness 200-Hour Training (awareness-based vinyasa yoga integrating asana, kriya, fluid movement, pranayma, mantra, meditation, ritual, self-care, and awakening) with Director Dr. Liz Lindh in Costa Rica; asana and yoga anatomy training with Jamie Elmer, Owner/Founder of Movement Therapy Company.

Rachel offers private experiences in Yin, Yin/Yang, Deepen, Meditation, Gong Baths, Mindful Experiences, and Ritual.  

I love teaching, making art of all kinds, traveling, and exploring natural settings.  In my classes, I emphasize self-care through cultivating mind/body/breath integration, tuning into awareness, and surrendering into the moment.

Jim Hey

Jim is YogaFit certified and trained in India while completing his MBA.  He teaches slow flow.  

I love animals and nature. My favorite travels are in RV with spouse, dogs and cats. In my classes, my goal is to get you to think about your movements and breath enough that you forgot about everything else.

Heidi Smith

Heidi is ERYT 200 yoga teacher and teaches Begin.  She specializes in deconstructing poses & yoga for beginners.

I believe in active mind & active body.  My classes make yoga very approachable and help set up a healthy foundation to begin a yoga practice.

Tony Hatch

Tony is a 250 hour RYT and teaches Yoga Body Boost.  He is also a personal trainer & level 1 CrossFit Coach.

I specialize in holistic life coaching, blending fitness and yoga programs for personal training.  I am transitioning into nomadic life, and enjoy mountain biking and hiking.  My class is a HIIT style blended with yoga.

You'll leave Tony's class feeling strong, sweaty and centered!

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