Barbara has always made nutrition and exercise a priority in life but had only dabbled in yoga along the way. In 2016 she was faced with a tragic, life changing experience that completely rocked her world. Her son, who had struggled with addiction, was the DUI driver in a crash that resulted in the death of a young woman. As she began the process of slowly piecing life back together, she turned to yoga for its many healing benefits. Soon after, she felt a deep calling to help others. Prior to the accident, she had learned that many addiction treatment facilities were incorporating yoga and mindfulness/meditation as treatment modalities. She obtained certification in what is called Y12SR ~ Yoga 12 Step Recovery (a blend of AA 12-step program with yoga) and then began her CIA Yoga Teacher Training with Shannon at Sweetwater. Little did she know that when she stumbled into Sweetwater Yoga and Fitness she would have another life changing experience!! Not only did she find the BEST yoga in town, she found a welcoming, knowledgeable, supportive Teaching Tribe and an amazing yoga community that nurtured her along her path to healing. She feels blessed to be part of the Teaching Tribe and is excited share CIA yoga with the community. She feels honored to be able to offer Y12SR and be a guide to those struggling with addiction and/or those affected by addicted loved ones. Barbara is married and has two grown sons. Originally from Indiana, she holds a BS degree from Indiana University in Public/Nonprofit and Community Recreation. She loves the outdoors, gardening and has a passion for cooking and healthy eating.
Throughout her life, Liz has consistently pursued physical activities. As a former high school athlete competing in multiple sports, physical activity has always been a primary part of her daily routine. Liz has always thrived on pushing herself beyond self-imposed limits. Having raised three beautiful children into adults while taking on the challenges of life, Liz was naturally attracted to the peace and solitude of yoga. Once she began practicing and experiencing the physical and mental benefits of yoga, Liz became desirous to share with others. As a registered nurse of twenty five plus years, compassion and caring have always been at the core of Liz’s well-being. As a result, she became passionate to extend her care for others through yoga. Liz enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, biking, and painting.
Enjoy the accessibility of our Basic Yoga Flow class PLUS a few extra core strengthening challenges. Our Foundational Flow yoga practice is accessible to all levels and is ideal for anyone looking for a little revitalization. The sequences focuses on poses that will help you unwind such as hip openers, gentle lunges and twists.