Instructors

Pam Schulte

Pam Schulte, Founder Just Practice Yoga

Pam has been teaching yoga in St Louis for 20 years and has experience with students of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities.  She is a 500-hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and is also certified as a yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists.  Pam encourages students to focus on connecting breath with movement to create a meditation in motion.  She views students as snowflakes…meaning no two students bodies are exactly alike and has a compassionate style which encourages students to alter the practice based on their unique make up.  Pam aims to make yoga enjoyable and accessible to everyone; as well as to inspire, challenge and empower students to take responsibility for their practice…on and off the yoga mat.  pam@justpracticeyoga.com

Kelli White

Kelli White

I wandered into Pam Schulte’s yoga class in 2005 and knew in my gut that I was “home.”  I felt an instant connection to her and her teaching style.  Her class emphasized safety and listening to your body instead of trying to achieve some contortion that may be out of your body’s range.  I deepened my practice in 2012 by completing her 200 hour Teacher Training.  I have taught weekly classes and private practices since that time.  I like to fuse different yoga disciplines into my classes.  Typically, my classes are vinyasa flow with some yin yoga or restorative poses added in.  I try to get a “feel” for what my students bring to class and adjust for their level of energy and experience.  Whether you are a beginner or experienced practitioner, I would be grateful to have the opportunity to offer my guidance in your practice.   kelli.yfa@gmail.com 

Kelly Martin, RYT-200

Kelly Martin

Kelly is a Saint Louis native.  Her quest to harmonize body, mind and spirit led her to begin practicing yoga in 2002 and to complete her 200-hour certification in 2013.  Kelly sees yoga practice as a tool to instill change and growth in ones life.  She brings humor, support and a non-judgmental attitude to her classes for a fun and nurturing learning environment. Classes are open to students of all yoga practice levels.

Kelly describes herself as a “yoga practicing, vegetable and dark chocolate loving everyday yoga instructor.”   Kelly says: “You may not hear a lot of Sanskrit in my classes but you’ll probably get plenty of corny jokes, lots of core and balance work, and plenty of deep stretches.”

Teaching yoga is one of Kelly’s greatest pleasures.  Kelly practices yoga to nourish her teaching but teaches yoga to nourish her life.   kelly@kellymartinyoga.com

Ashley Ribaudo and Kate Steer

Ashley and Kate

Ashley started her yoga journey in 2013 and was fortunate enough to find Ashtanga Yoga shortly thereafter. The practice of Ashtanga yoga spoke to her and she quickly committed to a daily Mysore practice.  She has been lucky enough to study intensively with Certified teachers Jorgen Christiansson and Govinda Kai.  Ashley has also completed level 1 Yoga Therapy Certification with Ginger Gardner. She believes yoga is more than what you do on the mat and that it is a deeply personal journey.

Kate has been practicing yoga intermittently since college. Her interest increased as a working professional as she observed the balance that yoga provided.  She was introduced to Ashtanga in 2014 by Kelly Hogan and felt that she had found her home in this practice. She has attended weekend workshops with a number of Certified/Authorized teachers and had completed multiple intensives with Certified teacher Govinda Kai.  Since dedicating herself to Ashtanga, she has observed innumerable positive life changes, and she looks forward to sharing the practice with others.     slayogastl@gmail.com

Jeanne Jones

Jeanne Jones

Jeanne (Campbell) Jones began practicing Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga in 2001 and began teaching those same styles in 2004.  In 2008 Jeanne completed the 200-hour teacher training program with Pam Schulte of Just Practice Yoga with a focus on Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga.  In 2011 Jeanne became a mother and stepped away from a regular teaching schedule for 5 years to focus on her family.  During her time away from teaching she remained dedicated to a personal practice with the intention of finding and maintaining a sense of calm and focus.  As part of Jeanne’s yoga teaching journey, she has been having a blast teaching yoga for kids with her children’s classes in the MRH school district.  She is excited to be back in a regular teaching role and hopes to bring a fresh perspective to her classes while staying true to her passion for energetic Vinyasa Flow with a focus on alignment and breath.     jeannej.314@gmail.com

 

Steve Retzlaff

Steve Retzlaff

Steve started practicing yoga in 2003.  He received his 200 hour foundational teacher training in 2007 and completed the 300 hour advanced teacher training in 2010, both with Just Practice Yoga.   He also has completed 60 hours of Shivagakomarpaj lineage Thai Massaage and 80 hours of Yoga Anatomy Principles with Lesley Kamonoff. He enjoys teaching in in a manner that fosters a deeper understanding of your own anatomy and how to do the poses safely and effectively.     harmonythaiyoga@gmail.com

 

 

 

JennTara Ward

JennTara Ward

JennTara has been teaching yoga since 2003 and has been a licensed massage therapist since 1998. She has a deep understanding of the body and alignment, and offers clear and creative instructions that help students progress in their practice.  Her classes are fun and challenging and her gentle spirit supports and nurtures students of all levels and helps them feel a sense of self-acceptance. Her theme based classes offer time to unplug from the day, play, and deeply relax. Her formal yoga studies are in the tradition of Anusara Yoga and she has studied many hours with John Friend and other senior teachers of the Anusara Tradition. She enjoys spending time with her husband and her son.     jenntara@yahoo.com

 

Pam Scholl

Pam Scholl

Pam has been practicing yoga since 2005 and received her 200-hour teaching certification in 2016.  She is a certified Relax and Renew instructor of Restorative Yoga (2017) and completed Eldoa 1-3 training (poses creating spinal extension and healthy connective tissue around the spine) in 2018.  Pam is inspired by the power of yoga on and off the mat, and she provides a safe and supportive space for students to open and expand by practicing not pushing. There is no small pose in yoga…all poses shift the body.  She teaches alive, alignment aware, theme-based active classes and a restorative class that creates rest and ease for the whole body.  Pam holds a B.F.A. from Fontbonne University and lives in Webster Groves.       pamscholl.yoga@gmail.com