What to expect in class:
In Kelly’s classes you can expect space in your practice, time to find your own power, and likely a laugh or two!

Yoga Journey:
Kelly began practicing yoga over 5 years ago. At first, her intention behind it was for a workout. Her first yoga class was a Baptiste Yoga 90 minute class. That first class led to 34 days in a row. The Journey into Power sequence gave her the workout she wanted, and it also gave her the workIN she needed. The connection between breath and movement landed powerfully for her.
Yoga assisted Kelly in transitioning from life in corporate America when she was laid off. With time to ask the questions about what she wanted to do along with a regular yoga practice, she knew in her heart she wanted to be a yoga teacher.
Kelly’s first 200 hour training was with Sid McNairy in Baltimore. This training let her find her own powerful voice.
In June 2016, she attended Baptiste Level 1. A year later, she was attending level 2, the Baptiste Assisting Course, and apprenticed at another level 2 program in October 2018. It was at this last training she fully committed to bring Baptiste Yoga to Santa Fe.

MEET OUR UPLIFTERS

Our yoga teachers are here to lift you Up. As a community we will inspire, support and empower you to find your true purpose in this life, on and off the mat. We practice and teach power yoga, utilizing the pillars of Baptiste Yoga in every class: Breath, Drishti, Core, Heat, and Flow. We also love to give Hands-On-Assists 

Abby was dragged along to her first yoga class at the age of 15 by her mother, and she completed her first 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Ana Forrest in 2008. Inspired deeply by the practice of yoga, Abby has continued chasing her passion through additional trainings through Yogaworks, Rocket Yoga, Forrest Yoga, Yoga Bodywork, and Yin Yoga. Abby attended Massage School in 2010, and has continued to grow her fascination of the body through multiple bodywork trainings. Abby is continuously captivated by the inner-workings of the physical and energy bodies, and how each individual’s body receives healing.
Abby moved to Santa Fe from Washington DC, where she owned and managed Kali Yoga Studio, before selling it in 2018 to a dear friend and colleague. Abby started KYS as a community for seeking students to find their yoga practice, and was blessed to work with over 30 gifted instructors over the years, including many guest instructors to host speciality workshops and trainings. Abby also teaches her own 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, and runs Advanced Trainings for yoga teachers and bodyworkers, and is a Guest Instructor for other 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings.
As a long-time yoga practitioner, bodyworker, and energyworker, Abby has a uniquely holistic view of physical anatomy, energetics, and movement that she weaves into her classes, workshops, and ceremonies. Her classes combine mindful, challenging movement with intentional breathing and focused attention to create a full body-heart-mind experience. Abby encourages all of her students to take ownership of their individual practice by giving students the tools to determine what is most aligned for their individual needs. Off the mat, Abby loves to read fantasy novels, cook and bake vegan food, and snuggle her two fabulous cats - Kitty Boo & Billy.

Yoga Journey:
Barrett discovered yoga twelve years ago while living in New York City. The vitality and clarity it cultivated made it love at first flow. She practiced Power Vinyasa and Ashtanga on and off for years. It wasn't until Barrett battled lyme-induced chronic insomnia in 2015 that she saw the true healing powers of yoga, meditation, and yogic philosophy.
In 2017 she completed her 200-hour YTT with Empower School of Yoga in Nashville. Since then, she has committed to making yoga a lifestyle. Barrett is thrilled to share her passion for healing through yoga, because we are all in recovery from something. She hopes her students will transform their challenges into epiphanies through their yoga practice on and off the mat.
Barrett is also a flow coach, energy healer, and writer. She feels most at home 60 minutes into a Vinyasa yoga class, writing free verse poetry, laughing too loudly, and doing just about anything outdoors.

Yoga Journey:
Molly’s yoga journey began when she was traveling in South America. She was in the Andes Mountains in Ecuador and stumbled upon a yoga class where she was staying. As a Massage Therapist, she realized how strange it was that she had never taken a yoga class and decided to give it a try. She immediately fell in love with the practice, with how silent her mind felt, and how her body felt both invigorated and lighter.
Yoga stayed with her over the next couple of years during her travels. It was a great way for her to calm her mind and remain grounded as she continued to explore new places. She realized how great it was for the body and its aches and discomfort. It was amazing to her how yoga can be just as effective as massage therapy for reducing discomfort and also realigning the body to it’s ideal state. This led Molly to completing her 200-hour RYT in India in the lovely city of Rishikesh.
Initially she took this training as a way to improve her own practice and gain a deeper understanding of asana, meditation, pranayama, and all of the great philosophies of yoga. Once she began to teach she soon realized how teaching deepened her own practice while enabling her to share the joy of yoga with others!

Yoga Journey:
Richard’s real journey with yoga began in graduate school when he decided to study meditation. As a piano performance major, dealing with performance anxiety and the stress of memorizing and playing by memory was a constant challenge. Meditation gave him the tools to learn how to breathe with awareness, be fully present to breath and mind connection, and gave such a sense of mental clarity and peace. That time became pivotal in the arc of his journey. For the next several years, Richard was a college professor, teaching piano and piano pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma and then the State University of New York in Potsdam. He has always been passionate about teaching, and music has been and still is a large part of his craft. Richard lived in the Seattle area for 18 years, and it was here that he found and committed to the physical aspects of yoga asana. He became a registered yoga teacher in 2012, and has studied many forms and styles of yoga: hatha, vinyasa, yin, fusion styles, restorative and yoga nidra. His teachers have included Danielle Day, Anodea Judith, Bernie Clark, Pamela Chang and Carina Terra. He loves to bring elements of these styles into his classes, to help people feel challenged, energized, confident, as well as calm, centered, balanced and peaceful. Richard is an avid clinician, and has worked with a number of yoga teacher training groups in the Pacific Northwest. He loves to focus on how to tune into the energy of the body (chakra yoga) and specializes in sound healing and chanting. He has an amazing collection of 29 alchemical crystal singing bowls and loves sharing the healing effects of sound. Richard fell in love with the Santa Fe area as a college student when he visited Ghost Ranch one summer. Since then, he has returned almost every single year to visit and recharge, knowing eventually he would end up here. He took the jump and relocated early in 2019, and currently lives in the Sombrillo neighborhood of Española.

Yoga Journey:
Sarah was introduced to the practice of yoga as a child. Growing up, she was influenced by the teachings of her mother's education with the late Vanda Scaravelli and Swami Vedanta Saraswati of the Bihar School in India. In her 20s, Sarah chose to formally train in Baptiste Power Yoga with Anna Johnston in Austin. Her teaching style is a combination of these educations.

Kelly Beaudoin - Founder & Teacher, Up Yoga Santa Fe

Kelly Beaudoin

Core Values:
Connection. Community. Badassery.

Favorite Hangout:
Hanging out with her husband Ben and their 3 chihuahuas on their ranch on the Mesa Top. Trips to La Choza for margaritas and sopapillas are one of her Santa Fe requirements.

Abby Dobbs

ABBY DOBBS

Core Values:
Integrity. Kindness. Open-mindedness.

Favorite Hangout:
You can find Abby enjoying the Santa Fe Farmers Market every Saturday. She found a special hiking and swimming spot in the Pecos River Valley that speaks to her heart. She enjoys Tomasita's for their amazing vegan enchiladas and the best sopapillas in town, and obviously 10,000 Waves.

Molly Wendland - Teacher, Up Yoga Santa Fe

Molly Wendland

Core Values:
Kindness. Gratitude. Travel.

Favorite Hangout:
Molly loves going to concerts at Meow Wolf because they get great artists and the venue is uniquely amazing. She also enjoys going up to the National Forest to hike with her dog Remy. When she’s craving a big plate of New Mexican food, she always goes to Del Charro!

Richard Grace - Teacher, Up Yoga Santa Fe

Richard Grace

Core Values:
Authenticity. Forgiveness. Openness.

Favorite Hangout:
Hiking around northern New Mexico, relaxing at the Ojo Caliente mineral springs spa, and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Sarah Irvine _ Teacher, Up Yoga Santa Fe

Sarah Irvine

Core Values:
Gratitude. Joy. Courage.

Favorite Hangout:
In the summer, I love to go to the Opera. In the winter, I’ll be on the ski mountain! All year round, I love to soak in a tub at Ten Thousand Waves.

Barrett Freibert - Teacher, Up Yoga Santa Fe

Barrett Freibert

Core Values:
Courage. Honesty. Love.

Favorite Hangout:
Iconik for Coffee, Cross of the Martyrs for sunsets, Paper Dosa for Indian, Paloma for margaritas, my backyard for morning meditation, and just about any hiking trail!