The River Studio is a diverse affiliation of independent teachers and practitioners under one roof with a common mission: to be a community resource for healing, growth, and happiness. Everyone at The River Studio works together to bring each client or student the greatest possible benefits.

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Kim Nixon, RYT500 – Hatha Yoga and Yin Yoga

Kim is our Studio Manager here at The River Studio. In addition to being a 500-hr Registered Yoga Teacher, she is also a licensed massage therapist and certified Reiki practitioner. She has been practicing yoga for 10 years, doing massage and bodywork since 2009, and teaching yoga since 2012. As both a yoga teacher and massage therapist, Kim describes yoga as the “active version of massage.” She integrates her knowledge of anatomy & physiology into her yoga classes, with emphasis on alignment and breath-linked movement. Kim believes that yoga is for EVERY body and is passionate about sharing the healing benefits of gentle movement, meditation and breathwork.

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Julia Redman, RYT500 – Hatha Yoga

Julia happily recognizes Yoga as the biggest staple in both her personal and professional life. Not only reaping the physical benefits through dedicated practice, Yoga has brought mindfulness, compassion and patience into her relationships. Expect to develop self-awareness in Julia’s classes by observing physical sensations, quality of breath, and level of activity in the mind.

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Peggy Baird – Hatha Yoga

Peggy Baird is a Registered Nurse with over 40 years experience as an active duty Army Nurse and as a nurse with the Veteran’s Administration, working with Veterans suffering with chronic mental health issues and PTSD. She has been a student of hatha yoga since the 1970’s and received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher certification from ShivaShakti School of Yoga in Union, Maine, in 2015. She believes that inherent in each person is the ability to heal themselves by developing strength, confidence, stability and resilience through gentle hatha yoga, breath work and practicing present moment awareness.

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Jessica St Amand – Hatha Yoga / Vinyasa Flow

Yoga has been an integral part of Jessica’s holistic health lifestyle since finishing her 8 year journey with the Army National Guard in 2010. She has found personal relief from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) symptoms based upon the mind, body and spirit approach that yoga offers. With a particular focus on living in the present moment, meditation, pranayama (breath work), asana (postures of yoga), time spent in nature and healthy diet, there was incredible transformation from fight-or-flight mode into a balanced state of being. Jessica uses her personal experience and knowledge of the body to empower others to take charge of healing their own bodies & minds through the practice of yoga.

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Joy Osterhout – Vinyasa Flow

Yoga has been an integral part of Jessica’s holistic health lifestyle since finishing her 8 year journey with the Army National Guard in 2010. She has found personal relief from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) symptoms based upon the mind, body and spirit approach that yoga offers. With a particular focus on living in the present moment, meditation, pranayama (breath work), asana (postures of yoga), time spent in nature and healthy diet, there was incredible transformation from fight-or-flight mode into a balanced state of being. Jessica uses her personal experience and knowledge of the body to empower others to take charge of healing their own bodies & minds through the practice of yoga.

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