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REBECCA STUCKE RYT500

OWNER & TEACHER

Rebecca discovered yoga while in college and fell in love with the focus on balance in all things. She has a 300 hr from Black Hills Yoga School and 200 hr from the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga. She teaches vinyasa style classes.

KIRSTEN HUOT 

ERYT500

PREVIOUS OWNER & TEACHER

Kirsten has trained in Hatha, Vinyasa, Power, therapeutics and alignment based yogas. She loves teaching Vinyasa, hot lunch, and pain relief. Kirsten is co-owner of the Black Hills Yoga School and previous owner of the Yoga Studio.

MARY HENSLEY

PREVIOUS OWNER & TEACHER

Mary established The Yoga Studio in 2000 due to her love of movement. She has continued teaching, studying, and practicing since the establishment of the studio. 

DEBRA FRANCIS RYT500

TEACHER

Debra has 500 hr YTT with Black Hills Yoga School. She looks for radiance and beauty in each student's practice. Each class is intended as an opportunity to use breath and movement for students to connect deeply to mind and body leaving class feeling awesome in their bodies. Debra loves the quote, "Tell me, what is it that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" by Mary Oliver. 

MELANIE PALM

TEACHER

Melanie has been a yoga teacher for over 35 years. As a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, a Certified International Association of Yoga Therapists (1200 hr), a Phoenix Rising Yoga Life Mentor, Emotional Resolution Instructor, a lifelong student of the body and energy medicine, she appreciates being part of the Yoga Studio and helping students deepen profound presence with themselves and others.

KELLY BANNING RYT200

TEACHER

Kelly loves yoga for its ability to help the body, heal the mind, calm the soul, and find space. Kelly has 200 hrs of yoga training with the dream of obtaining more.

LEXI BERRY

TEACHER

Lexi has a 200 hr training with Black Hills Yoga School,  is certified in Buti Yoga, and has 12 hours of Kids Yoga training. She is approximately 10 years into her own personal practice and she loves all things yoga. She enjoys encouraging her students to approach their mats with childlike curiosity. 

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BRIDGET WHITTLE RYT500

PREVIOUS OWNER & TEACHER

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MELODY FRANCIS ERYT500

TEACHER

Melody is a BHS, LMT and AdvCBP  who has trained in many therapeutic modalities in both Western and Eastern medicines. Melody knows that all koshas (layers) of a person's psyche are vital to the welfare of the whole. Melody owns her own private bodywork and massage practice. She enjoys both the group aspect of yoga and the private interaction of the one-on-one.

JOHN MURPHY

TEACHER

John has been teaching at the Yoga Studio since it began with 4 students in Spa 80. Notwithstanding his persistent insubordination and general incompetence, he's managed to avoid getting fired through multiple owners. His yoga studies began at a Kundalini school in New York in the mid-80's and since has done multiple Para Yoga Master Trainings with Rod Stryker, completed the 200 hr Black Hills Yoga School training, a 100 hr Anusara Immersion, and many workshops around the country. He also admits to shamelessly stealing sequences and cues from "the vixen of vinyasa" and "queen of core". When not engaged in yoga, he is a lawyer, father, husband, and grandfather.

BRITTNEY LYSTAD

TEACHER

Brittney started practicing yoga in 2011 and continued practicing throughout college. She attended her first teacher training in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica during a 30 day immersive YTT.  She completed 200 hours of training and when she returned, found the Yoga Studio. She has been teaching since 2017 and loves the diversity found within the yoga community. 

SARAH CHRISTIANSEN

TEACHER

Sarah has 20+ years of experience as a movement and body health choreographer. She has obtained over 500 hrs of yoga teacher training with no plans to end anytime soon. Sarah is influenced by years of experience with the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga.  

SARAH PIOSKE

TEACHER

Sarah obtained her 200 hr YTT through Black Hills Yoga School. Her classes are Hatha, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga inspired sequences. 

LISA ROWCLIFFE

TEACHER

Lisa completed her 200 hr Yoga TT with Black Hills Yoga School in 2019 and has fallen more in love with yoga since. She loves how the strength, flexibility, and calmness you find on your mat can be carried with you throughout your day.