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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.  

Kristy Sullivan

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After trying yoga just once in 2001, Kristy dismissed it as not being for her. But in 2019, after giving it another chance, she fell in love with the practice. From then on, she rearranged her work schedule to attend classes at a local studio near her office in Chicago, and became passionate about yoga. Her love for yoga was so infectious that one of her instructors made a comment that her "next stop" was teacher training. Although Kristy initially dismissed the idea, it stayed with her and eventually grew into a desire to explore the possibility. Kristy moved back to Springfield in 2020 and continued to practice yoga regularly and when Flow advertised their 2023 teacher training program, Kristy knew it was the perfect opportunity to fulfill her dream. Now a certified RYT-200 instructor, Kristy believes that teacher training is a gift and encourages anyone passionate about yoga to consider it. Kristy loves all types of yoga from an energetic vinyasa flow to a grounding yin practice. She looks forward to spreading the joy of yoga with her students. When she's not teaching or practicing yoga, she enjoys spending time with her family in Springfield, including her husband Jeff and their two spoiled kitties, Lucky and Figgy.

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.

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. 

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...

 

Zac Eymann

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Zach Eymann was introduced to yoga in 2009 as a personal wellness practice and a way to manage physical pain while staying active in the world. For him, yoga continues to be a daily practice that encourages physical mobility and a positive state of mind. Not long after that he discovered a passion for the practices of Tai Chi and QiGong, studying these on his own for years. In 2023 he completed the 200-hour Teacher's Training program led by Justina Schacht at FLOW Yoga.

Alanna Ciardi

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Alanna has been doing  yoga for over 10 years and completed her 200hr RYT in 2018. In the beginning of her journey, yoga was just another form of exercise. She quickly fell in love with the mind-body connection yoga offers. Alanna believes that the most important part of yoga is finding presence and gratitude on your mat, leaving the ego behind. Her classes focus heavily on the breath and proper alignment. Expect a flowy and creative vinyasa yoga class where each movement is tied with a yogic breath.

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