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Meet the Yoga Fix Studio Instructors

Each of our teachers brings something unique to the studio. While yoga is a practice of discipline, a series of postures and breathing exercises each teacher infuses their class with their own experience and style. Our staff is comprised of talented instructors, constantly striving to increase their depth of yoga knowledge to provide you the best possible classes.

  • Julia Bricker

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    Julia completed hot-style training in 2007 with Yoga Fix Studio. Julia loves a good workout and when she’s not in the classroom leading students, she can be found in Hot Yoga or Ashtanga taking class. Julia believes, “Everyone should make yoga a priority. Make it part of your weekly routine and you won’t regret it!”

    Julia has always been into fitness and when she discovered Bikram-style yoga she was hooked. “I find it is the most effective way to achieve the mind and body cathartic experience. It helps me breath; especially when I feel overwhelmed, it helps me relax so I can take a deep breath. And I feel more toned and stronger. I love doing yoga because it brings balance into my life.”

    Take Julia’s class and you will feel her dedication to the practice of yoga and its stress-relieving benefits. You will be challenged to go deep in this hot yoga practice while relaxing to the calming music in the background.

  • Megan Hettich

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    Megan has been practicing yoga since 2010, exploring many different styles including; Hot, Vinyasa, Acro, Ashtanga, Hatha, Iyengar, Yin/Restorative, and Meditation. Her love of yoga, lead her to attend various workshops to deepen her practice and knowledge of yoga covering topics such as, Alignment, Thai Massage, Philosophy, and more.

    As a software trainer in video production, Megan knew she loved teaching people and she wanted to combine her two passions, teaching & yoga. In May 2015, she completed her hot-style training at Yoga Fix Studio. In February 2016, she completed her 200 hour yoga training at Maui Yoga Shala, RYS, in Paia, Hawaii.

    Megan says, "Yoga has helped shape me into my truer self, allowing negative storylines and habits to slowly fade away. Every day brings a new challenge and lesson on how to practice the 8 limbs of yoga. It's something that will be a lifelong, ever-evolving journey. I'm beyond grateful that I'm able to share this practice with others. I love seeing the energy of unique, different people coming together to breathe, to move, to connect and to be present."

  • Stephanie Willis

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    Stephanie believes yoga should be accessible to everyone. Her own path to yoga began as a teenager experiencing the many benefits of meditation. After nearly a decade of independent study and mentoring, Stephanie decided to get her 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2012. She continues to be an avid learner taking sequencing intensives, workshops and yoga clinics. Stephanie has also earned her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences from UMKC.

    Stephanie strives to bring an individual experience to each student so that they leave class feeling a sense of balance and mental focus while strengthening and relaxing the body. As Stephanie puts it; “I do my best to provide each person the guidance and space they need to develop their personal approach to yoga. My intention is to maintain a space where students feel comfortable advancing their asana practice as they cultivate emotional growth, intellectual refinement, physical unfolding, and spiritual awakening. I encourage and welcome new practitioners to discover yoga and begin a disciplined practice that is certain to enhance virtually every aspect of life.”

  • Desiré Hendricks

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    Desiré yoga background is diverse. She has trained in Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga with Sadie Nardini. She has also completed studies in Blending of Yoga, Vendata, and Tantra taught by Swami Jnaneshvara of the Abhyasha Ashram and studied the Philosophy of Yoga at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. Desiré is currently working to complete her certification at the Kansas City Yoga Teacher Training program which brings together the expertise of three local yoga teachers and studio owners as well as visiting experts on anatomy, philosophy, and instruction.

    Desiré is an intuitive, thoughtful instructor who believes you should, "be able to engage yoga students of multiple levels, providing mindful and physically integrated classes in a supportive and instructive manner while still accommodating the varied levels of class participants."

  • Shelley Meyers

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    Shelley Meyers’ love for group fitness began over twenty years ago when she took her first group fitness class at a health club (Prairie Life Fitness – Lincoln, NE). Being mentored as an instructor within the club setting, Shelley joined AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) and achieved her certification as a Group Fitness Instructor. She was also certified by AFAA as a Fitness evaluator, assisting with examinations of fitness prospects.

    Teaching many genres of exercise, Shelley’s early career focused on cardiovascular fitness classes such as High Intensity, Step, and Kickboxing. Understanding and developing the need for more strength oriented activities, Shelley also began teaching strength classes which included the use of weights, body bars, bands and other equipment.

    Within in a couple of years of teaching, the club manager asked Shelley if she would consider being the Group Fitness Director. Although already involved in another career, it was a great fit, as the club was seeking a Director/Instructor that needed her presence most generally in the evenings and weekends.

    Thus began the dual career of Business/Human Resources partner (at a separate company) and Director of Group Fitness within the health club setting. During Shelley’s tenure at Prairie Life Fitness, she generated more and variable classes for the program which included yoga, Interval, Step and eventually Pilates. She was responsible for the scheduling of the fitness classes and overseeing 20+ instructors.

    The manager of PLF and Shelley believed that Pilates was a needed format for the general population and that the mat version could be taught through the Group Fitness program. Shelley studied under a Certified Stott trainer and became certified in Pilates. During this time, she also obtained her Personal Trainer Certification as this helped to ensure the knowledge and skill required for the ever-changing world of fitness and to also teach the basic principles so important to the traditions of Pilates.

    Moving to the Kansas City area in 2007 due to a job change/recruitment, Shelley sought out venues in the area to continuing teaching as it had become a passion. She has taught at several facilities in the KC metro area and continues to do so, focusing primarily on mat Pilates and strength training, as these areas provide the basis for all activities, from basic life functions to athletic training.