Our Team

The stronger the love in us. The stronger the love around us. 

At Yoga Barn, you will find a team of people who embody a joy for the movement we teach, because of the healing effect it's had on own own lives. We have overcome injury and disease, worked through emotional trauma, felt empowerment, and found deep connection to a community on our individual journeys. The transformation we experienced is what led us to become teachers. We are grateful to have the opportunity to share our collective wisdom with you.

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Carleen Birnes

Yoga Barn, manager

Howl Health

CHESUPEAKE

Carleen believes that movement is a powerful medicine to heal, transform, and help one feel vibrantly alive and connected to a community. Her intention in every class is to weave in strength, flow, surrender, and love for oneself on their journey through this one wild and precious life.  LEARN MORE

 

Venmo: @carleenbirnes

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Michele Bickley

Love Life Yoga

Michele Bickley is in love with yoga and the art of sharing it creatively, in all areas of life…on and off the mat. Her goal is pretty simple. Help people rise—into their higher selves—one breath at a time to discover freedom.  LEARN MORE

 

Venmo: @Michele-Bickley

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Heather Gwaltney

Healthy with Heather​

Heather enjoys teaching a vigorous, fun, yet accessible flow to adults and children. She has found her calling in empowering students to feel a radiant sense of confidence through their yoga practice.  LEARN MORE

Venmo: @Heather-Gwaltney-2

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Nicole Neimnan

Nicole holds a safe space for you to show up as you are. She has a beautifully calm teaching style that is light and fun but challenges you to go out of your comfort zone. She loves that yoga meets you where you are, and invites all levels to her class.  LEARN MORE

Venmo @nikkineiman

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Alex Gable

Alex believes that inside of everyone lies all of the organic tools we need to feel whole and radiant and that by practicing yoga one will come to better realize this. Practicing yoga has been a gift to her, helping her see the beauty and strength that lies within, and her goal is to share this gift with all of her students. Her goal is to bring more peace, balance and strength into the lives of her students by sharing her practice with them.

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Venmo: @Alexandria-Gable-yoga

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Lindsay Cook

Living Life Everyday | LLE

Lindsay's intention as a teacher is to help students listen to their inner selves and find the courage to step out of their comfort zone.  She loves the energy and joy that Yoga brings her, and she hopes that everyone who takes her classes experiences that joy in their own light.  LEARN MORE

 

Venmo: @lindsay-cook-1

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Beth Ivey

Beth has always had a passion for movement.  She believes yoga is an amazing vessel to find harmony between mind and body and that it is for every BODY.  Her classes are closely linked to music which guides you to move and flow fluidly. She invites you to meet her on the mat to release stress, tension, inhibitions and all the. other "stuff" that holds us back. LEARN MORE

Venmo: @beth-ivey

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Stephanie Johnson

Stephanie loves sharing the gift of healing movement through a yoga practice that is accessible for all humans. Stephanie helps her students get out of their minds and into their body wisdom and a flow state. Bringing forth the science and philosophy of yoga adapted to the modern human experience, Stephanie guides students into alignment with mind, body and soul for optimal performance and wellbeing.  LEARN MORE

Venmo: @StephanieJohnson04

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Kathryn Para

Frolic the Fox​

Kathryn Para writes and shares Lyrics for Learning and Life: Music to bring ease and joy to your life with children. She uses her work to bring nature, wonder, story and song to everyday life and learning spaces, specializing in lyric, song, storytelling, outdoor education and performance. Her following has been mostly grass-roots, word of mouth and now she is settling in a bit to publish and provide regular classes in a regular space. LEARN MORE