Our Instructors
Jessi Alexander

Jessi Alexander

Founder/Director/Instructor

As Founder and Director of Your Yoga, Jessi is an Instructor, yoga practitioner, and constant student. She is a mother of a toddler and married to her Kiwi soul mate. She is dedicated to living and teaching a yogic lifestyle, including a non-harming, non-violent vegan culture. Jessi views yoga as a lifestyle that promotes self-healing, peace toward yourself and others, mindfulness and self-observance, and hopes to inspire others to discover how yoga can alter their life in a positive manner. Jessi began practicing yoga 10 years ago, in Chicago. As an athlete, she viewed yoga as a new “exercise” that would improve her dexterity in sports and help relieve sports-related pain and injuries. After continuing to practice on a regular basis, Jessi realized that yoga is so much more than just another exercise and she wanted to share it with others. While in Chicago, she began exploring ways to become an instructor. After getting married and traveling abroad, she ended back in her home town of Louisville. The focus on becoming a yoga instructor was her main goal. Jessi has pursued her yoga dream by opening a studio to provide to all those searching. She received her 500-hour teaching certificate at Eternal Health Yoga. Jessi is a Louisville native, graduating from Assumption High School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a Double Minor in Marketing & Communications from Bellarmine University. Jessi is an experienced, registered Yoga instructor with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 200, RYT-500).

Julie Barlow

Julie Barlow

Instructor

Julie found yoga over twenty years ago as a way to stay fit while juggling the demands of motherhood and a hectic work schedule. Her love for it grew over time as she began to understand how a yoga practice can heal and restore physical and mental wellbeing. Though her training has roots in Ashtanga, her practice is also heavily influenced by Sarah Powers Insight/Yin Yoga as well. Julie is fascinated with the relationship between the physical body and the energy body, as well as the mind body connection. She has traveled extensively across the globe and her love of travel inspired her to co-found Travel to Transform International, an organization hosting international wellness retreats designed to explore mindfulness tools, connect with others and push through inner boundaries. As a personal consciousness trainer, she has a passion for gently guiding others to explore their inner soul and shift their dreams toward reality. She has studied many motivational and self-awareness techniques over the years, but has found the consistency of time on the mat to be one of the strongest vehicles to personal change. Off the mat, she’s happiest digging in her flower and herb gardens, playing in the kitchen or doing just about anything outdoors. Julie has her 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certification.

Cheyenne DeBlois

Cheyenne DeBlois

Instructor

Cheyenne is a wife, mother of two amazing daughters, lover of animals, food, books, and music. A long time yoga practitioner, Cheyenne started her yoga journey about 15 years ago in her hometown of Richmond, VA. After a few years of practicing, she found herself wanting to deepen her knowledge and share her experience with others. In 2006, she completed her 200 hr training and received her teaching certificate with Yoga Source in Richmond, VA. Cheyenne believes in living a yogic lifestyle. Vegetarian since she was a teenager, she slowly adopted a vegan way of living. She believes all beings deserve a chance at life and that compassion is essential. She volunteers weekly at a local farm sanctuary where she helps with animal care and barn chores (goat snuggles are the best!). You will often find her at live music shows, cooking, or curled up reading a book somewhere.

Cheyenne moved to Louisville in the summer of 2014 and has fallen in love with the town. Her search to continue her yoga path landed her at Eternal Health Yoga. She will receive her 500 hour certificate in early 2017 under the guidance of Shelli Carpenter. She is super excited to be a part of the Your Yoga family and to share her practice with her students as they move along their own journey.

 

Dawn Dones

Dawn Dones

Instructor

Dawn Dones is a listener, leader, facilitator, instructor, cook, and companion.

She is a cultivator of authenticity, her own and those who seek her in this capacity. For twenty years, she has accompanied people into deep questions that encourage a fuller understanding of who they are and how they aspire to be in the world.

She is attentive to the movement of her heart and willing to speak honestly to the light and dark edges of her life. She has led hundreds of retreats for women encouraging them to realize the truth that we all are enough, we all are worthy of love, we all are good exactly as we are.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from Bellarmine University, a Master of Arts in Spirituality from Bellarmine University and the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training (to be completed June 4, 2017) with focus on Restorative Yoga, Spiritual Direction Certification through the Nazareth Spirituality Center, and is a member of Spiritual Directors International.

Dawn enjoys yoga, cooking, baking, tending to her garden, and spending time with the people she loves most in the world.

Nicole Hundley

Nicole Hundley

Instructor

Nicole enjoys being in nature, hiking, and disconnecting from her phone. She is a lover of exploring different mediums of art and is currently pursuing an Art Therapy Degree. Nicole is obsessed with succulents and is currently learning how to propagate plants. She also enjoys riding her Schwinn bike that her fiancé restored.

Nicole found yoga in 2012 as more of a physical practice, until she learned the emotional and spiritual benefits of practicing yoga. Yoga became a necessity to her life in an order to cope with anxiety and daily stressors, therefore she dove deeper into the practice and study of yoga. Nicole pursued her 200-hour certification from Asheville Yoga Center and couldn’t be happier to share her experience and knowledge with students on the same path. She enjoys teaching Vinyasa and Hatha Flow.  Nicole encourages students to slow down, let go and become aware of moving with the breath.   She is happy to be part of the Your Yoga family.

Shelby Mills

Shelby Mills

Instructor

Shelby is a fulltime nanny. She loves the outdoors, making people laugh, and caring for her plants, dogs, and reptiles. She spends her time practicing yoga, hiking, and traveling. Shelby originally got into yoga to help overcome her anxiety. As she deepened her practice it not only helped her anxiety but also transformed her life in many postitive ways. She likes to use tactile tools like sage and essential oils to provide an all-encompassing experience for her students. Shelby is vegan and strives to practice ahimsa (non harming) lifestyle. She is an instructor at Your Yoga and Weightless Float Center. Shelby completed her 200 Teacher Training Certification at Eternal Health Yoga 2015.
Linda Smith

Linda Smith

Instructor

Linda has been passionate about yoga since the early 80’s when she became a student of Helen McMahan at Orbis Yoga. From Helen and later Genevieve Paulson, Linda learned the essence of yoga that forever inspired her yoga path. Motivated to teach yoga, in 1994 she completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training program through The Kripalu Center and began to teach classes locally at Orbis and various other locations. She continued her professional yoga study with Betty Larsen and John Charping (Southern Institute of Yoga Instructors) during 2003/04 attending a 1000-hour training program in Precision Alignment Yoga. Through her studies with SIYI Linda became acquainted with Ramanand Patel who has continued to inspire her yoga journey. Following retirement from the Kentucky School for the Blind, Linda owned and operated Orbis Yoga Studio for eleven years. When not teaching yoga Linda loves to travel, read, garden, go to movies and play with her dog friend, Maddie.

Lincoln Snyder

Lincoln Snyder

Instructor

Lincoln Snyder is an IT Professional who started his yoga journey in 2013 as a way to cope with mid-life and the stress of a demanding career. What started as a twice a week exercise class quickly turned into a daily passion as Lincoln tapped into the transformative power of yogic living to overcome chronic health complaints while developing strength, peace and purpose. Having fun is of great interest to Lincoln and he infuses his holistic study of the science of yoga with joy and humor. Lincoln studied under Shelli Carpenter at Eternal Health Yoga, completed his 200 hour teacher training in 2015 and is excited to share his knowledge and passion for yoga.
Shelly Werts

Shelly Werts

Instructor

Shelly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is currently working as a therapist with teens and adults.  Shelly teaches Hatha yoga that most levels can enjoy and has been practicing yoga on/off since high school.  Working in mental health over the last 20 years has provided Shelly an opportunity to examine the human condition.  Shelly believes it is important to combine body work with mental health therapy as most who experience trauma continue to harbor those traumas in their bodies.  Yoga has been a way for Shelly to bridge that gap between mental health and physical well-being as a therapist and as a trauma survivor.  Shelly believes it is important to listen to what our bodies tell us and to never push oneself beyond their edges.  Come share yoga with Shelly as she guides others to find their own balance toward healing and recovery.  While yoga is not a cure, it is definitely a means to serenity and peace of body, mind and spirit. Shelly completed her 200 yoga teacher certification with Yogaia Yoga School in Louisville and is a registered Yoga instructor with the Yoga Alliance. (RYT 200)
Molly Wingfield

Molly Wingfield

Instructor

Molly is a mother to 3 great teenagers and 2 dogs. She loves being a perpetual student of yoga and life, and cannot get outdoors enough, whether it’s hiking, mountain biking, boating, skiing or walking the dogs, the outdoors is Molly’s preferred setting. Molly discovered yoga 14 years ago, and has been a faithful practitioner ever since.  She has explored Ashtanga, Bikram, Hatha, Yin, Power and Vinyasa styles. She has been teaching yoga in a variety of settings and to a variety of levels for 10 years. She describes her teaching style primarily as a blend of Hatha and Vinyasa. Molly firmly believes that YOU are the greatest teacher you will ever know. She guides her students through pranayama (breathwork) and asanas (postures), and ultimately helps each student tap into their inner wisdom to cultivate awareness of their bodies.  Molly has her 200-hour yoga instructor certification.

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