About Us

 

Our mission is to create a welcoming, all-inclusive community where folks from every walk of life can connect and practice yoga and meditation in a loving, relaxed environment.

 

We pride ourselves in our creativity and encourage individuality while you practice. We will help guide you into a new sense of body awareness, confidence, and strength. Be a part of our family and let our yoga community inspire you.

 

All are welcome here.

Beverly Hopkins

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Beverly’s husband, Mark, introduced her to yoga twenty-eight years ago and she has been practicing ever since.  In 2016, she decided to commit to her love of the practice by completing a 200-hour Teacher’s Training through Trailhead Healing Arts Center.

Alex Clancy

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Justina Schacht

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Justina Schacht owned and operated Namaste and Trailhead Healing Arts Center and has been practicing yoga since 2006. Justina is an ERYT-500 Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher, a Yoga Alliance continuing education provider, a yoga teacher trainer, and an Ayurvedic practitioner. 

Andrea Byrne

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Andrea Byrne is a certified Yoga Instructor and Registered Nurse. She has been in the healing arts for over twenty years. Her classes are inspired by her personal practice, it's not the depth of the pose, it's the breath in the pose.  

Angela Neale

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Angela is a native of Springfield and RYT-200.  She first discovered yoga in 2010 while pursuing her master’s degree in Oak Park, Illinois.  There she completed her yoga sculpt teacher training through CorePower Yoga.  

Bailey Sullivan

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Bailey has been practicing pilates since 2008 and teaching since 2016. She went through a 500 hour program at the University of Utah where she received her comprehensive pilates certification through Balanced Body. She taught in Utah for 6 months and then took her skills to West Hollywood, California where she taught clients from all walks of life.

Betsy Calvin

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Betsy has been practicing yoga off and on for over 20 years. After growing up in competitive gymnastics, she found it was a great way to keep her flexibility and get a good workout in without stressing the joints. She took her practice further in 2010 and 2011, successfully completing a 200 hour yoga teacher training and registering with Yoga Alliance in June 2011.

Kalea Miller

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Kalea (pronounced “Kay-Lee”) is a Springfield native and certified Barre (pronounced “bar”) Fitness Instructor. She discovered barre fitness in 2011 and has been hooked ever since. In 2015, she moved to Oak Park, Illinois, and became a trainee with The Dailey Method, a Barre Fitness program that focuses on spinal alignment.  

Nancy Ryan

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Nancy completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program in 2013. Her journey in yoga began in June 2008 with an introductory class at Namaste Yoga Center. Over time and with practice, she grew to appreciate the challenge of the physical postures and found joy in the health benefits she gained. 

Heather Voight

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Heather Voight is the Director of LotusFire Belly Dance. She has been studying bellydance for over 10 years and is a certified instructor and Sister Studio of FatChance BellyDance with certifications in Technique for Teachers and Dance Therapeutics Foundations.

Hernando Albarracin

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Hernando is an RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance graduating from Trailhead Yoga in 2022. Hernando has been teaching yoga since 2009 and his class, "Meditation in Motion," encourages the student to keenly observe what is going on in the mind and using the breath to support one's practice and health.

Leslie Curry

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Leslie Curry (RYT 200) has been practicing yoga on and off for years, but decided to become more dedicated to the practice on and off the mat. It is important for her to teach her students that yoga is not about holding a perfect pose or attempting to force yourself into unaccessible poses. 

Mollie Krueger

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I have always loved music and movement. I have been singing, songwriting, and performing for as long as I can remember. Both have consistently sparked a sense of freedom for me.  I started my yoga journey while searching for something that would help in my own personal healing and I completed my 200 hour training in 2020.

Nancy Thompson

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My first exposure to yoga was 20 years ago on a VHS tape in my family room not long after a big upheaval in my life. I instantly knew this ‘exercise’ was going to be helpful to me to get through some challenging times...

 

Patricia Lanser

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Patricia started her yoga journey in 2004 with an Ashtanga yoga practice as part of her triathlon training regimen. Fast forward to 2017, when she received her Level One Yogafit Teacher Certificate. A year later, in 2018, she wrapped up her 200RYT. Currently she is working toward her 500RYT with only 10 hours to go...

Sarah Ginder

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Sarah Ginder (RYT 200) found yoga in 2014. After running several half marathons and playing indoor and outdoor soccer for years, her joints were in need of a form of exercise that offered opportunities to grow stronger in kinder ways...