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.

Phoenix Amrita Kaur

Phoenix Amrita Kaur

Yoga infuses just about everything that Phoenix Amrita does. She chants while knitting and cooking, and yoga inspires her drawing, painting and writing. 

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

I recently moved to St. Louis after spending the last eleven years in New York and Los Angeles. Shortly after I moved to New York to pursue an MFA at NYU, I began a regular yoga practice at a tiny studio I stumbled upon in Brooklyn. I immediately fell in love with the grounding and calm the practice provided me in the midst of a major life transition, and was certified to teach in 2007

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. 

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.