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about charlene

Charlene Covey began her fitness journey with a passion for teaching Group Fitness classes. She loved teaching everything from Cycling to Kickboxing to Boot Camp classes. But once she took her first yoga training class she knew she had found her calling. Finding that deeper connection between mind and body naturally led her to Pilates. She began her Pilates career over 10 years ago with Balanced Body and has completed training with all Pilates Apparatus. She absolutely loves what Pilates can do and the joy that can be found when a client improves their balance, comes back from an injury or achieves a personal goal through Pilates. 

 

Charlene continues to teach Yoga and appreciates the balance it offers in her clients' lives as well as her own. She also enjoys teaching Zumba and Barre classes. 

 

Charlene is married to her best friend, Mark. They have two daughters, Emma and Alexis who bring joy to her life in so many ways. Their family is complete with two spirited dogs, who are also a source of joy, Bailey and Remo.

about barbie (herbalist)

A self-proclaimed plant lover, Barbie has been digging in the dirt since she was a tiny pea-picker in her late grandfather’s massive, rural garden. Her love of plants and the smell of dirt, paired with an intense internal drive to know more about natural healing, led Barbie to the art of herbalism. She thoughtfully grows and prepares many of her own remedies at her home in Millard. Barbie’s philosophy and teaching style reflects her strong conviction that everyone should have access and basic knowledge to the power of plants. 

In addition to extensive reading and independent study, she has completed Herbal Intensive-year one, Class 2019, taught by Nebraska-based Kate Bodmann, RH (AHG) RA Clinical Herbalist and Aromatherapist, and the Science and Art of Herbology program designed by the world-renowned Rosemary Gladstar. She is on track to receive her year two Herbal Intensive certification at Omaha Whole Living in 2023. Logging over 250 volunteer hours since she began in November 2020, Barbie works with Omaha’s Wild Roots People’s Clinic, teaching and collaborating on special projects. She has completed an herbal-specific Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) intensive focused on FDA regulations and has helped put these practices into action in a working apothecary. Barbie continues to look for ways to share her love of plants and knowledge of healthy healing wherever possible. 

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about connie

Connie Reiman is a certified RYT200 Yoga Instructor. Through her career she thought of yoga as something that would come later. Today she knows yoga is NOW and it is for everyone!

Yoga began for her in Brookings, SD in 2017. Connie remembers that moment during a practice that just felt ‘aaaahhh’, a moment of bliss. Breath, body and mind completely one, a new journey began.

There was a move back to Bellevue, NE in 2020. Connie completed her 200-hour training with Evolve to Harmony in February 2022. Continuing her education, she is currently working towards her RYT500 certification.

Connie’s classes will reflect her passion to recreate that blissful moment. Students will experience a combination of breath awareness, movement and relaxation. Leading them to become aware of their own internal connections. Expanding on their own yoga journey.

about carlene

Carlene Byers has been actively sharing her love of yoga since finding
it for herself in 2009. After practicing yoga for just a few weeks, she found she could actually relax and sleep at night. 

 

She wanted to share the magic of yoga with others. In addition to becoming a certified yoga instructor, Carlene is also a Reiki Master.  Her classes are accessible to all. Her favorite styles to teach are slow flow, vinyasa, hatha, nidra, restorative, yin, and best of all - classes that bring different combinations of these styles together. She brings aromatherapy and guided meditation to her classes regularly, and Reiki when requested. She believes yoga has a way of providing You what Your mind, body and spirit needs.

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