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, RYT500 – 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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Joy Osterhout, RYT200 – Vinyasa Flow

Joy has a passion for promoting healthy lifestyles and her career has focused on it for the past 20 years. She holds a Masters Degrees in Health Administration and Health Education from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She is also a Master Certified Health Education Specialist. In 2016, Joy completed training to become a health and wellness coach, and in 2017 received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher certification from Downtown Yoga and Healing Arts School. Joy’s personal goal is to provide yoga classes that are accessible for all. She looks forward to joining others as they embark on their journey to health with yoga!

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Rebekah Jaynes, RYT200 – Prenatal/Postnatal, Women-Centered Classes

Rebekah believes that life is complex, as is our relationship with our own wellbeing, and there isn’t a one size fits all approach that can give us all what we need. In fact, what we need changes frequently. While navigating her own health struggles she found her way to her current work — focusing on women’s wholeness and vitality. She loves nothing more than helping others access their own wisdom in discovering their path to wholeness.

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