A dear friend, who was a recent Yoga teacher training graduate and opening her first studio, motivated me to come to one of her classes. I was skeptical but wanted to support her so I went and guess what? I fell in love with Yoga! I found that Yoga has a way of enhancing the ability to enjoy living in the present, to slow down, reflect and breathe.The class was fun, interactive and informal and I went away with a new frame of mind. Yoga is not only an ancient beneficial exercise but also an accessible discipline to a new way of life. I went on to grow and learn and completed my teacher training in 2014. With Yoga I have learned to live life with appreciation, respect and self acceptance. I also learned to calm my minds unnecessary chatter, decrease stress and increase patience.These blessings have made me a better mom, wife, friend, business partner, Dental Health Care professional and business owner. These are the blessings and teachings I wish to share with all of our community in a kind, thoughtful manner and relaxed, welcoming environment.. I cherish that first Yoga class and my friend / teacher who taught me that Yoga brings peace and acceptance to life.
Yoga for me is not about scantily dressed Instagram poses, but how I connect with my mind and body as one on the mat. Yoga brings a deeper awareness to my everyday life and a sense of awe and appreciation for myself as a whole and what my body and mind can do. I believe yoga should be accessible to everyone and my teaching style is reflective of this. My classes are not about getting into “contortions” but getting out of the everyday contortions we put ourselves in through texting, desks jobs, driving, etc. My classes will give your body the nurturance it needs along with enough physical challenge to build strength and balance, with an emphasis on breath work. I completed my RYT in 2014 and began teaching as a way to share my passion. I am also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Art Therapist. You can learn more about my therapy practice at
Hi, I’m Melissa Dierker, I am a mom of two, wife, social worker, yogini, singer and creator. I absolutely love creating and spending time with kids and doing yoga. I completed my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training through Yoga Buzz, which focused on using a trauma-informed approach for all people and communities.Part of our 200 hour training was a full day training with Lisa Roberts with YoYo Yoga School. I have also completed the Yoga for Youth training through Urban Breath that also focused on using a trauma-informed approach for all youth.
After working with kids for over 10 years who have experienced trauma, I realized how trauma sensitive yoga and mindfulness could help so many people and help build a strong support for families. I strive to see individuals reach complete harmony with their mind, body, and spirit, while processing and learning new strategies in an ever-changing world. I strive to make a safe environment, free of judgement, providing yoga with an empathetic, creative, and flexible approach. Teaching mindfulness and body awareness to
Michelle completed her 200-hour teacher training with Yoga Buzz in December of 2016. Her teaching philosophy is that each student has their own unique practice to discover and she believes that anyone can begin a yoga practice. Her goal as a teacher is to allow her students to find what feels good for their own body and to ensure that her students leave the class feeling fulfilled and at ease with their practice. She is passionate about helping students reconnect with their body and their breath in order to gain self-confidence and contentment that can be brought off the mat and into their everyday life.
Yolanda Hue began practicing yoga 6 years ago. As a hairstylist for over 20 years and being vertically challenged she suffered discomfort for many years due to her occupation which she would stand all day. The physical effects after practicing a few times a week gave her more range of motion and the discomfort was going away. Attending classes taught her how to utilize the poses and stretches to do at home. As she deepened her practice her curiosity led her to want to learn more about the history and fundamentals of yoga. In 2016 she graduated with her 200 hour certification as a yoga instructor through Yogabuzz. It was the best decision she ever made.
Jenny has been teaching mindfulness-based yoga since 2014. Her teachings come from her own healing process after being diagnosed with Celiac Disease she used yoga to rebuild her broken mind, body and spirit. She sees yoga as a transformative practice that can rejuvenate the soul and mend communities. She strives to connect her students with their bodies and minds to aid in finding more joy and ease in their day. Through her teachings she inspires students to cultivate their own conversation with the higher self and promote compassion and loving-kindness.
I started practicing yoga regularly back in 2014. I had moved back to St. Louis from Pittsburgh. After practicing for a while I was lead to enroll in teacher training from an unlikely series of events. I was in college for education and I had to do community service hours for the program. I felt pulled towards this one particular agency called TASK. Immediately the volunteer coordinator asked if I could teach yoga for the kiddos. After teaching at TASK I realized that teaching yoga really meant something to me. I hope to have people feeling safe and alive in their bodies. If there is one thing I would want my students to know, it’s that the practice of yoga is for everyone.
When a co-worker told me to try yoga I was hesitant to attend a public class. Using YouTube videos and various yoga books I began an at home practice. I’m so grateful for the way I started my yoga journey because it allowed me the freedom to create a practice authentic to me. Yoga challenged me to slow down and find acceptance for who I am both on and off the mat. In 2017 I graduated from Yoga Buzz’s 200 hour teacher training. Through this training I learned about the history of yoga and was taught how to share the practice in a way that is trauma informed and inclusive. I truly believe there is a yoga practice within us all and with curiosity and self-exploration you can find yours. So, join me on the mat and let’s discover your practice together.
Amber Campbell is a Yoga/Meditation Teacher and Reiki Healer, deeply dedicated to teaching the consciousness expanding, heart-healing practices of the East. Amber is a devoted student of life and approaches each day with an unwavering curiosity.
She began practicing yoga as a teenager when faced with a severe anxiety disorder. The amazing, healing benefits of yoga allowed her to emerge from the disorder with a renewed sense of purpose. Compelled by the impact yoga had on her quality of life, she attended teacher training to deepen her personal practice and to share yoga and meditation with others. Amber graduated from 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training through YogaWorks in July 2016. She was attuned to Reiki in September 2017 and is currently attending 300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training.
Amber grounds her students in an awareness of breath while guiding them through poses with clear directions, modelling, and hands-on adjustments. She encourages her students to discover the amazing potential that resides within them, and to connect and live from it each day.