Jamie Austin is a teacher and owner of Mindful Movements a yoga studio in St. Louis, MO. Jamie has been teaching for the past 2 years and practicing for the past 20 yrs. Outside of teaching, Jamie can be seen leading a GirlTrek walk, hanging with her dog, or just enjoying nature. Her work with Lift and Yoga Buzz is an effort to make breath work and movement more accessible and approachable. Leading a class that is supportive and inviting, Jamie thrives to create a class community of encouragement and growth.
Brianna began her personal yoga practice in 2009 while training for her first half marathon, but it quickly became apparent to her that yoga would provide much more than mere physical cross-training. After practicing mostly Vinyasa-flow styles since then, she finally decided to take the teaching plunge in 2016 and completed her 200-hr training with Elle Potter and Yoga Buzz St. Louis. Brianna will complete her 500-hr certification in 2019 studying with master teachers Steph Gongora and Erin Kelly. Brianna is proud to be a lululemon ambassador for the Maryland Plaza location.
She provides encouraging affirmations and assists, playful movements, high energy playlists, and an endless supply of love. She firmly believes that yoga helps us unlock and fully accept our most authentic selves, and she can’t wait to be a part of your unique yoga journey! You can find her classes at Practicing Yoga and Joy of Yoga in St. Louis.
Keri, a Saint Louis based yogi and teacher, found her personal practice in 2007. At first, yoga proved to be an outlet for stress and a change from her fast-paced career and lifestyle. In 2012 Keri decided to take the plunge from Corporate America to full time yogi and devote all of her time to studying, practicing and teaching yoga. Keri recently earned her 200-hr RYT certification and is currently pursuing her 500-hr certification which specializes in yoga therapeutics, nutrition and Ayurveda, psychology, and neuroscience.
Candace became the owner of Southtown Yoga in March, 2016. She also owns Elephant Power: Mindfulness and Yoga for Kids. Candace is passionate about teaching yoga and mindfulness to everyone — young and old alike. A city resident, Candace loves dark chocolate, sushi, and walking her dogs at Tower Grove Park. She is grateful for the Southtown community and believes that life is about the simple things and everyday is a gift to cherish and hold.
E-RYT 200, RCYT, RPYT, and Certified
World traveler & yogi
Hi, my name is Kelelah, I am a mother of two boys. A former dejay that got into yoga in 2015 and completed yoga training in 2016. I then started a business called shapeofyoga in 2017. I mix yoga flows with my love of pole dancing to my classes. I am an artist with all I do in my life, whether it’s movement or on a canvas, I’m always creating. Being a part of sprytly is just another way to express my love for the arts and to empower and inspire humans in the process. Love is my center.
Asana Artist. Movement magician. Shape Shifter. Dancer, choreographer, acrobat, teacher, empath.
Jess is illuminated. She is a passionate practitioner. She is lit up from the inside. Movement is her magic, and the world is her playground.
She grew up practicing high-level gymnastics. That is where she learned focus, dedication, and discipline for a craft. She danced in a company for many years and competed in pageants. She is a natural performer and choreographer.
Jess found yoga in 2005, and that is when she made the connection between movement, energy, and emotional healing. That is when her life’s purpose became clear, and she understood what to do with her natural talents.
Jess received her 200-hour YTT in 2011. She has also coached gymnastics in some capacity for most of her life. She never stopped training like a gymnast and dancer. She has found art in choreographing asanas that consist of these three elements. She is known for her fun flows and graceful transitions. She has a remarkable ability to understand shapes and movement and to explain the mechanics of a posture or transition.
These days she is on a mission to help others move energy through movement, create body awareness, and practice mindful living. She believes wholeheartedly that yoga, mindfulness, and meditation are the key to healing trauma that we all carry in our physical bodies.
Jess will help you connect with your body and find more awareness. She will guide you in facilitating unique shapes and expression through the art of movement.
Jess owns a studio space in one of the hottest Denver neighborhoods. She calls this her Spiritual Playground, and she encourages like-minded, health and wellness based individuals to gather and play with her.
At its heart yoga is simply connection. I found my yoga practice at a time where I felt incredibly disconnected. After graduating college, I found myself lost. After ending a relationship that I was going to follow across the country, I found myself in St. Louis, working two jobs where I spent most of my time alone, living in an apartment where I felt rejected, and with no motivation to do anything but watch The Wire and swipe through dating apps. Following a devastating heartbreak from the only person that I felt connected to, I found a new low. I looked around and found myself asking, “This is it? This is what I worked so hard for?” And then, when I had almost lost hope, I found my best friend. Through that connection I began to see light again. At the end of January 2015, Meghan took me to my first yoga class at Yoga Six. I found my home. I found myself. Following a month of daily yoga practices, I took a big exhale and let go of what was no longer serving me (my job, my apartment, the stories I’d been telling myself). Eight months later I graduated from my 200 hour yoga teacher training with Yoga Six. Since then I have continued to pursue connection through yoga. In June of 2016, I taught my first yoga class in a maximum security men’s prison. That class broke my heart wide open and again I found myself and found my passion for teaching to those who are incarcerated. In January of 2017, I completed my Prison Yoga Teacher Training with The Prison Yoga Project. I now teach Yoga and Mindfulness at Concordance Academy of Leadership to participants transitioning out of prison. My hungry for more knowledge and a deeper spiritual practice brought me to Bali to complete my 500 hour yoga teacher training. As I continue to dive deeper into this practice, the lines blur between yoga on my mat and yoga off of my mat. For me, yoga is a way of living. Yoga means showing up for yourself and showing up for those around you. It means smiling to each person you pass on the street. It means feeding yourself with love. It means knowing each of my over 40 plants and attending to their needs. In addition to being a crazy yoga and plant lady, I also have two Boston Terriers, Lila and Georgia who are the loves of my life. And that’s pretty much me. A recovering perfectionist turned free spirit working to cultivate deeper connection with everyone I meet. What has been your journey so far? I would love to hear!
Walls are only good for climbing
With as wild and far out as we can sometimes be, one thing we do believe in is putting down roots in our communities. These are the business owners, the teachers, and the hands and feet that are at the core of our beating heart.
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