Jee Moon

Jee Moon

A year of limping due to knee surgery encouraged Jee to start practicing yoga in 2000. It worked! And in 2001, she completed her first teacher training course with a qigong teacher in Seoul, Korea.

Angie Merriken

Angie Merriken

Before teaching yoga, Angie worked as a middle school science teacher, outdoor educator, and even tracked elk in Jackson Hole and worked on historic boats in Chesapeake Bay.  She started practicing yoga in 2001 as a way to alleviate some sleep and back issues and soon realized yoga’s benefits overall- uplifting in mind, body, and soul.

Joe Kaufman

Joe Kaufman

Joe began a hatha yoga practice in 2006, and just ten weeks into it noticed such significant changes—diminished shoulder pain, decreased blood pressure, weight loss, and a new stillness in his mind—that he was a believer. Two years later, he was trading in a successful corporate career to become a yoga instructor.

Mallory Nezam

Mallory Nezam

You’ve probably seen or heard about Mallory around town, as she is the creative force behind the public art organization, St. Louis Improv (and many other artistic initiatives). In this role and as a yoga teacher, her goal is to “support people in a way that makes them feel comfortable and courageous enough to explore themselves fully, to be with themselves and to listen to and move with what they learn.”

Stacy Broussard

Stacy Broussard

Stacy started practicing yoga at just 12 years old, after leaving the gymnastics team due to wear on her body. She found yoga to be the perfect replacement- challenging, but gentle and encouraging respect for the body, which was a welcome message after many years of pressure from coaches to “push through pain” and “be the best”.

Laurie Brockhaus

Laurie Brockhaus

Laurie discovered yoga in 1998 and fell in love with the practice after her first deep savasana.  Drawn to the mental clarity and body awareness and acceptance she found in the practice, Laurie began practicing asana regularly and exploring yoga philosophy, and yoga soon became an integral part of her lifestyle.

Nathan Wolff

Nathan Wolff

Nathan began practicing yoga as a curious corporate engineer searching for a way to cope with the stress of modern everyday life.  Through yoga he started to reap many benefits and his practice grew stronger until he decided to leave his engineering job to study yoga and health full-time.

Carrie Martens

Carrie Martens

Carrie joined Urban Breath Yoga in 2012, after spending eleven years in New Yoga and Los Angeles.  Shortly after moving to New York City to pursue an MFA at New York University, she began a regular yoga practice at a tiny studio she stumbled upon in Brooklyn and immediately fell in love with the grounding and calm the practice provided her in the midst of a major life transition.

Hannah Parks

Hannah Parks

Hannah started practicing yoga in 2005 to balance the physical effects of her long distance running, and it soon became as integral in her life as food, water and sleep.  When her job as a social worker left her exhausted, she actively sought out work that would be more physical, calming, and personally therapeutic and completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2010 with Bill Raup at Power Yoga Works (a Baptiste-affiliated studio) in Philadelphia.

Maggie Compernolle

Maggie Compernolle

Maggie keeps her classes simple so students can focus on the postures and transitions without getting lost in complicated sequencing. She includes a good balance of breath, movement, and stillness, encouraging students toward greater self-awareness, strength, and flexibility.

Maddie Webb

Maddie Webb

Maddie (Madeleine) began practicing as a child in 1998 under Todd Roderick and Adele Gale, Atlanta's first Ashtanga teacher whose celebrity students Sheryl Crow, Madonna, and Gwyneth Paltrow popularized the traditional style in the West.

Chien Hung

Chien Hung

Chien’s classes are so fun and playful, mindful and relaxing that you may not even realize the hard core workout you’re getting. In fact, one of his favorite parts of teaching is seeing the relaxed smiles on students’ sweaty faces at the end of a class. 

Cole Bombino

Cole Bombino

Cole’s classes offer a number of layers, so students feel empowered to create a practice that is right for them. She also encourages students to take lessons they learn on the mat into their everyday lives by offering a theme in her classes, hoping to inspire the same growth that she’s found in yoga

Jessica McGee-Culella

Jessica McGee-Culella


You’ll leave Jessica’s class with a heightened sense of calm, and maybe a few sore muscles. She focuses on balancing effort and ease in her teaching and encourages students to apply the lessons they learn on the mat to their everyday lives.

Steve Retzlaff

Steve Retzlaff

Although Steve started yoga in 1993, he sees beginning a 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2005 as the start of his true yoga practice.  He completed that course in 2007, as well as a 500-hour training in 2014, both with Pam Schulte of Just Practice Yoga.

Beth DuBro

Beth DuBro

Winning a yoga mat at a health fair in 2006 changed Beth's life.  She was studying with the American Ballet Theatre in New York City at the time, but shortly after getting that free mat and starting to practice yoga, she decided to end her professional ballet career in St. Louis to delve deeper into yoga and attend college full time (She was the first person in her family to graduate from college, receiving a Bachelor's degree in English, with a minor in women's and gender studies in 2009). 

Carly Hilo

Carly Hilo

After ending a rigorous swimming career in college, Carly found that a yoga practice offered a seamless transition to ease her mind, restore her body, and maintain movement.

Sarah Fuhrmann

Sarah Fuhrmann

Sarah started practicing yoga in 2005 to supplement her cross country work. Little did she know at that time that yoga would help her overcome some significant personal struggles. "I practice now because it is my medicine and my connection to the beauty around me and in myself," Sarah says.

Britta Anderson

Britta Anderson

Britta's yoga practice began in childhood. She says, "I enjoyed making animal shapes and sounds in yoga as a child...and still do!"

Melissa Huse

Melissa Huse

Melissa began her yoga practice in 2009 as a way to relieve stress and help with her asthma. She soon recognized even more benefits to mind and body from her practice, especially its ability help her "press reset" during stressful times.

Rachel Karson

Rachel Karson

Rachel's yoga practice began when she quit dancing in 2006, realizing the two provided similar physical benefits. But yoga's benefits went beyond the physical - greater focus, improved self esteem and confidence, more restful sleep, better connections with others, more patience, increased awareness and gratitude...the list goes on and on.

Elle Potter

Elle Potter

From starting up Yoga Buzz St. Louis, which pairs yoga with beer/wine/coffee tastings, to traveling to Bulgaria to film online classes, Elle is always looking for ways to keep yoga (and life) interesting.

Kerstin Brune

Kerstin Brune

Bio coming soon.