Before yoga, I was a stay at home multi tasking and busy minded Mom.  Taking care of all and in the most controlled ways of what I thought was "staying on top" and "being at best".  Now, I use yoga as a practice to surrender.  Never knowing what will unfold before me, and being okay with not being in control.  To welcome, to allow, and to love is a way of moving forward. A moment between breaths is a pause.  Within that pause is clarity of life and blessings.  Its become so clear that breath and body remind us of our presence.  I'd much rather enter my day without a plan.  To surrender vs. holding on tight.  To choose spirit vs. ego.   Amy's classes are of a synchronized breath and flow built into an arch of tension and release.  Teaching that when we use 100% breath awareness, we can create a greater distance from our busy thoughts.  Amy's love for arm balances and inversions may even come into play.  Expect a little humor, a lot of connection and a space to simply surrender to what is.


Keli started doing yoga a few years ago and not only became hooked, but curious just how much a practice could change her not only physically, but spiritually as well.  It was power vinyasa that not only gave her a challenge of using her body, but also her understandings of what having an intention meant in life.  Teacher training followed soon after, as the very intention to continue to share and show others how much you can learn about yourself by having a practice.  In her classes, it's about finding that mind and body connection.  Building strength not only physically, but mindfully.  Keli wants people to know that yoga is so much more than the shape your body is making in a pose, it's listening to your body and using your breath to guide you through it all. 


Ashley enhances the the opportunity to guide others in their yoga practice, regardless of age, experience, or ability.  She creates a safe and fun environment to explore all possibilities and truly believes yoga offers union and healing that stretches beyond the mat.  Ashley feels yoga is about learning who you are by bringing more awareness to your body, mind,and spirit.  As a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Ashley believes in the goodness of people, the healing power of nature, and the importance of dreams.  

AMY LIDY | Hot Power Fusion/Yin/Barre Shape

Amy  has been a high school teacher and cheerleading coach for 10 years with an extreme love for fitness.  She found hot yoga in the summer of 2009 and immediately fell in love with it. It puts a smile on her face to see not only how yoga has helped so many people; spiritually, mentally, and physically, but also how it brings so many people together.  Trained in a special Hot Power Fusion program, Amy brings awareness to the benefits of heat, and opening up your body to find release.  Always spinning fun and laughter through class reminding us just how simple life can be; the choice of how to react is in our powers and decisions.  Your practice is a reflection of your self, and how you choose to respond to what life hands us.   

NICOLE GAVIN | Co-Owner | RYT 200/Restorative/Yin/Kids

As a fitness instructor and personal trainer for the past 15 years, Nicole has a passion to encourage others to reach their fitness potential, and is inspired by watching others succeed in attaining their fitness and wellness goals. When Nicole added yoga to her regimen,  she discovered how it not only brought balance to her body from years of high impact workouts, but how it mentally grounded her. She brings a light hearted style and provides her students the tools to create their own mind body connection on the mat, and throughout their life.


Kristine's quiet nature and nurturing attitude is evident in all that she does. During a transitional time in her life, her curiosity led her to yoga.  There are so many benefits she's experienced from her consistent yoga practice, aside from the obvious physical gains, and Kristine loves to share that with her students. More importantly, she wishes to share the peace that is not only felt in her practice, but also in her life. She looks forward to sharing and giving in a community that has given so much to her. Here to give, here to balance, and here to change. Just show up!


Lauren , also known as Lo, was naturally drawn to yoga, having been a dancer for 18 years. She has always embraced the flows of the body and the strength within. Yoga has shaped her in ways of understanding a bigger connection through breath awareness and mindfulness. Lo's easy attitude and smiles are contagious for those around her, and she creates a sense of rest and ease in the energy and space in her classes. When not in yoga class, or teaching dance, you might find her with a cup of coffee or sharing a meal with family and friends. She is always looking for the next travel destination and open to all that she meets on her path.


KRISTIN GIACCHINO | Barre Above/Flow Pilates

Kristin has been teaching fitness classes since 2011. She received her training at Flow Pilates Studio in Chicago though the Body Arts and Sciences International teacher training program in 2011 and was certified through Barre Above in 2017. She enjoys working with people of all fitness levels and is passionate about keeping people moving and helping others maintain a healthy lifestyle. Kristin's classes focus especially on detail, form and alignment.

I am absolutely the last person I thought would EVER go to a yoga class. After I attended my first class, I was amazed how patient the instructors were and always urged us to go at our own pace.
— Lyle, Barefoot Yoga Loft Student