Meet Rachel Roberts, yogini, writer, cruise director, and guiding force. Rachel is the founder of The Yoga Bar studios and Bija Yoga School + Retreats. She found yoga in 1992 at the recommendation of a naturopathic doctor who suggested asana and pranayama as a way to control her worsening asthma. Rachel traveled extensively studying under the leading teachers in Asia, Europe & India and returned to the US in 2009 to build a yoga community center in her hometown.
Meet Jess Meyer, yogini, belly dancer, hula dancer, old soul, perpetual optimist and Bija Retreats Coordinator. Jess has been dancing for over 15 years and through yoga has found new movement and meaning to her dance as well as bringing new found mindfulness to her daily life. During Jess's classes you will be reminded to observe your surroundings, focus on your positive energy, and love your body for all the magical things it can do.
Meet Megan Darnell, yogini, singer, wife and mother. She found yoga after her fourth child was born after a friend recommended it as a way to help ease her depression and anxiety. Megan completed her teacher training in 2020 at The Om Place in Richmond, KY and spends her free time learning as much as she can about the practice.
Liz leads thoughtfully sequenced sessions that focus on the joy and humor in yoga and life. She can also be heard singing around town with her band Liz and the Perfectly Adequate Trio.
Meet Donna Covrett, a student of yoga since 1974 & a teacher since 1997. Donna works with corporate & private clients to build personalized holistic health programs, specializing in athletes and those recovering from illness or injury. Through functional movement, alignment, & other healing modalities, she provides practitioners with a variety of therapeutic tools to open energy channels, stabilize joints, strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, & ease.
Meet Rae Jager, a yogini, birth doula, and Reiki practitioner. Rae came to Yoga as a way to work through grief and live more mindfully. In every class, she focuses on staying connected to the breath, being present and non-judgemental in the body, and holding space for others wherever they are in their journey. Rae specializes in offering Reiki during Savasana and other restorative poses for those who wish to receive.
Jamie is a certified 300-hour Vishwa Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher and Breath Coach who specializes in helping adults overcome stress/overwhelm, flexibility and mobility limitations, and joint and muscle pain. She loves helping people step out of their day-to-day lives and into a place of peace, healing, and personal growth.
Erin was first drawn to yoga as an athletic pursuit. She found her love of teaching as a volunteer in Bogota, Columbia working with children. Later, it was the mindfulness practice that carried her through personal trauma and inspired her to complete her yoga teacher training in Austria in 2016. A scientist by day, she encourages other to explore and experiment on their mats.