Cara Thomas, RYT

Karen LaFlair, RYT

Tori Hedden, YT

Brooke Williams, RYT


Kyra Dickie, RYT-200, is a Graduate Student at the University of Kentucky. Passionate about health and people, she earned her Bachelors Degree in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Central Florida in 2016. After teaching a vast array of group fitness classes for half a decade, she quickly learned that there’s a lot more to yoga than just the physical practice. Intrigued by spirituality, meditation, breath work, and the chakra system, she knew she wanted to expand her yogi horizons. Her love for nature led her to earn her RYT-200 spending a month in the Costa Rican jungle with Jacqueline Chiodo (Joyful Yoga). When Kyra is not practicing the asanas she is reading, spending time outdoors, dancing, or cycling. She is passionate about social equality, education, and her morning coffee. One day she hopes to travel the world and teach people yoga, but for now, Ageless Studio is her prime destination. 


Brooke Williams, RYT took her first yoga class in 2009 and fell in love. Though she spent many years overweight and mortified at the idea of moving her body in front of others, and opposing sweating in general, Brooke's personal yoga practice helped her develop the confidence in fitness that she lacked, eventually leading her to incorporate group cardio classes in cycling and dance into her weekly routine.
Focusing on fitness led Brooke to change a number of unhealthy factors in her life, from relationships, to eating, and an eventual career change, all the while loosing over fifty pounds. While working at a high stress corporate job, Brooke enrolled in yoga teacher training, initially to deepen her own practice, without considering actually teaching yoga. Being fully immersed in yoga was truly life changing for her, and by the time she completed her 200 hour training, she couldn't wait to go out and spread the benefits of yoga. Within a month of graduating her yoga teaching program, Brooke stepped away from her corporate job in higher education and has since pursued yoga teaching as a full time career. 
Her own fitness journey has helped her become very welcoming to both beginner and intermediate students alike. Brooke believes two things, that yoga is for everybody and that every body starts somewhere, so come to her class to see what this means for you! 
My favorite pose is whatever I am currently working on (lately that is handstands!) but in general, I love balancing poses. Finding focus and deepening my breath and standing tall makes me feel powerful! And yet just as often as I feel powerful, I wobble, fall out of the pose, and am reminded to laugh and not take anything too seriously! 

Are you interested in joining our "team" of awesome talented Certified Yoga teachers at this studio? We are looking for teachers and substitutes that are able to teach am and pm classes.


Email me at: info@agelessyogastudio.com


​Namaste, Kitty 

Colin Oakley, RYT

Krissie Bentley, RYT

Kitty Ward, E-RYT, RM, CCH

A bit about our Teachers


Cara Thomas, RYT is a freelance musician and yogini. She began practicing yoga asana in May of 2013. Her first teacher, Britteny Howell, introduced her to the practice over the course of several months of one-on-one sessions. After gaining some confidence with the postures, Cara was led to several studios in Lexington to continue deepening her yogic roots. She completed her 200 hour teacher training with Matthew Higdon (Subtle Power Yoga) in January of 2016. She is absolutely thrilled to be a member of the Ageless Yoga team!
Cara has been fascinated with the idea of creating harmony through sound much of her life. Through the cathartic experience of yoga, she discovered that such resonance can also be found within our own multifaceted being. Cara has a special interest in rehabilitative yoga and yoga therapy as she became a practitioner after suffering from repetitive strain injury, scoliosis, and degeneration of the lumbar spine. Her Elemental Flow classes are designed with the intention of balancing the five basic elements - earth, fire, water, air, and space - through embodiment practices. Cara accepts all people where they are on their unique journey.

Krissie Bentley RYT 200 with Curvy Yoga, RYT 200 with Yoga for All is a non-practicing clinical counselor turned yoga teacher. Krissie completed her yoga teacher training through Curvy Yoga in Nashville, TN, directly under Curvy Yoga founder, Anna Guest-Jelley. She has also received Yoga for All certification through Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes. 
Krissie works to create a yoga environment to grow self-trust and self-curiosity. We will get to know ourselves through awareness of body, awareness of breath, experimenting with props, and finding ways to make postures fit your body. Krissie believes it is possible to create a world where we are at peace with our bodies. With kindness, we can care for our bodies through movement because we love our bodies, not because we want to change ourselves. 

Tori Hedden, YT is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, in Special Education, which is my biggest passion in life besides yoga (and puppies). My yoga journey could only be described as a “whirlwind romance”; I tried my first class freshman year in an effort to combat the “freshman 15”, and absolutely fell in love with the practice and how it let me release the high levels of stress that come with being a student. I knew very early on that I wanted to teach yoga, but I was nervous and never could figure out when would be the right time for me. I am currently certified through FitTour, which is a fitness-based program.
My goal for each and every class that I teach is to provide a safe, encouraging environment where you can listen to your body and build a strong mind/body connection. As a teacher, the most worthwhile and gratifying moments are those when a student comes up to me at the end of class and says, “ I feel so much better” or “I didn’t even know I could do that!”
Outside of yoga, you can either find me studying or cuddling with my two dogs (children if you ask me) Gus and Xen. Yoga has become a space for me relax, de-stress and to practice self care, and I look forward to sharing those experiences and more with you!

Kyra Dickie, RYT


Karen La Flair, RYT states If there was a soundtrack to my life it would probably be the song "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.  My family is slightly nomadic and home is where ever I am with people that make me feel connected to something bigger then myself.  Our nomadic life started in Atlanta where I received My RYT-200 from the fabulous Graham Fowler and Elizabeth Nix in 2007. My classes have a lingering flare from every state I have taught. I like to teach a challenging class where students can face fears, laugh, sweat, play, invert and grow into their full potential. 
My other massive love is Thai yoga - an assisted asana on a futon mat (think lazy mans yoga with the gift of deep compressions using hands, feet, and elbows). 
The rest of my time is spent with my two little monkeys,  my running shoes, and my slackline. 

I am the owner and founder of Ageless Yoga Studio. I had practiced yoga in the past, until a tragic event in 2007 put a hold on my practice to take care of my daughter who was ill with cancer to later pass away.  After experiencing firsthand all of the physical, mental and emotional benefits of a true  yoga practice that I remembered in the past, I retired as a designer and went back to school to train to become a yoga teacher.   It was at this point I knew I wanted to help others help heal themselves.  This is a true calling for me. Yoga changed and saved my life and I hope after reading my story it will change yours. These words and this studio are here to inspire you, help you find your community and home on your yoga mat and regain control of your health.  Come join our community.  
Certifications:  

  • 200 E-RYT with Lexington Healing Arts Academy under the guidance of my teacher Amanda McMaine E-RYT 500
  • Certified Yoga for Golfers studied under Katherine Roberts, author of "Yoga for Golfers TM" and "Swing Flaws." 
  • Certified as a Connected Warriors Yoga teacher serving our vets and service members
  • Certified Reiki Master on the system of Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho

           with Master Teacher (Shihan) Robert N. Fueston and Medicine Dream Healing with Master Teacher Vickie Young 

  • Certified with Omni Gym Global in Swing Aerial Yoga & Flying Fitness with Anthony Tone Cardenas PT, and Sharan Cardenas, RN, IYT
  • Thai Yoga Bodywork Certification  with Lion and Dragon Body Works 
  • Certification Thai Acupressure with Mr. Noam Tyroler School of Thai Acupressure and Thai Massage, world renowned teacher and author of Thai Acupressure for Orthopedic Disorders 
  • Certified Crystal Charka Healer with Hibiscus Moon Academy
  • Certified Level 1 Foundation in Sound Healing with Sound Healing Academy, United Kingdom with Tony Nec

Currently enrolled 2015-with the school of Essential Oils studies as a Certified Aromatherapist and Teacher Training with Aromahead Institute.

Currently enrolled in Integrative Reflexology Training 
It is my passion to help others find in themselves what I believe, a system of holistic healing and transformation that requires more than dedication, persistence, and practice. Outside my Yoga Life it's spend with my amazing husband, or in my flower beds, collecting Asian Art and reading. My all time ongoing passion is going to markets and antique stores finding treasures and traveling abroad and spending time with our dog named Winston!

Colin often describes himself as a "self-taught" yogi. For the first 5 years of his yoga journey, Colin never attended a public yoga class.  Instead, he learned from the vastness that is yoga on the internet and from spontaneous home practice. Consquently, his yoga classes take bits and pieces from Ashtanga, Iyengar, yin, and many other traditions or styles of yoga, to form something that is uniquely challenging and uniquely Colin.   
Although he grew up in Central America and Africa, Colin has been living in Lexington since 2007.  He graduated from Transylvania University in 2013 with a bachelors in Spanish Language and Literature.  Three years later, he decided to attend his 200-hour yoga teacher training.  He has been expanding his teaching career ever since, working at fitness clubs, gyms, and yoga studios in the city.  Colin plans to attend a 500-hour teacher training in the near future.  












agelessyogastudio

agelessyogastudio

A message from the owner... What led me to teach Yoga is what I learned about how I was taking care of myself. I have had many situations in my life which have caused severe stress and I thought that the stress wasn't affecting me. It was Yoga that made me realize that it was affecting me more than I thought and the deterioration of the state of my health. When my daughter passed away from cancer, depression took over my life. I needed to find a method of dealing with depression and long standing issues of anxiety that was different from traditional medicine. Not only did I have stress pile up, now I had to deal with depression, anxiety, and insomnia. I had practiced years before but life took me away from my practice. If you could call it that at that time. Yes, I practiced Yoga at a studio...But it wasn't a weekly commitment. Sometimes I would skip weeks..Yeah ok, months! But, this time around after my Dr. suggested I get back into it, my yoga practice and I found that it was helpful in dealing with my depression and anxiety, and a lifelong issue of insomnia as well. I noticed immediately a sense of peace and tranquility. Years back when I did practice, it wasn't the same..I think I was trying too hard and competing with my self and others in the class. Trying to keep up! But I what I did do was push my self to opening old injuries. The biggest of a long standing back issue of disc issues and my Morton's' Neuroma in both feet. So If you think that you can't do yoga! Think again....I had a very bad back problem and still deal with my Morton's Neuroma every day....Effected my balance on many levels...But if I hadn't gotten back to yoga when I did...the outcome would be worse. I am so thankful for my practice of Yoga and it saved my lfe! So getting back to my story here, The very first I noticed, I was able to cope and handle stress so much better. I started to listen to my body and my needs, not what everybody was doing in the class. Even though I was following along with the teacher. I wasn't going off and doing my thing....That's I when I noticed that my strength, flexibility, and concentration were beginning to improve. I was regaining my flexibility that I had in my earlier years. As I continued practicing Yoga again on a consistent weekly bases, I realized I was healing on so many levels with no medications at all. My back issue completely healed. That is when I knew then, at my age I was reversing health issues without meds! I wanted to help others help heal themselves. I became aware of how helpful Yoga is in dealing with certain illnesses. It truly is about the mind, body connection. It changed my life! I hope after reading my story it will change your too! Here are a few examples of the types of classes and why they work. For golfers, core strength, flexibility and balance are required to play consistently. All three diminish over time. As golfers age they lose their flexibly, have back issues, and their balance isn't as dependable. Golfers, just like Yogis, work in 3 planes of motion. There are no programs in Lexington specifically designed to help golfers improve their flexibility, balance, and core strength. Let's talk about our backs!!! Many people experience back care from time to time, whether this pain is severe and chronic or mild and short lived, it often causes misery and curtails everyday activities. The Yoga for Back Care class helps alleviate the symptoms and improve your condition so you can get more enjoyment out of living. Then there is cancer on the rise, I am currently working on my certification with Yoga for Cancer at Kripalu's Center for Yoga & Health with Tari Prinster. This class is the other main reason for opening this Yoga studio. This class is coming from my heart. This class is for the patients, survivors and the caregivers of this disease. Come join me and see what is possible with your life; learn how to breathe, stretch, strengthen, relax, restore, and bring a more peace to your world. No, I am not a thin, young yogi, but a yogi with past injuries, pre-yoga injuries, but I am passionate about helping others dealing with pain, stiffness and other issues in the body and can relate with what going on in your body. Let me guide and assist you with the poses in a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. My goal is when you are on your mat, you feel as if you are on an island, with no one to compete with or push you to do more; being your unique self as it was intended to be, just you and the present moment. Find out how and why, come join me!! This Studio is dedicated to my daughter, Nicole L. Anderson who passed away in 2010 from cancer.