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Dr. Kristi Barnewolt, D.C., RYT 200

Co-owner of Thrive, Kristi is enthusiastic about serving both patients with chiropractic care via the Activator Methods International protocol and about teaching yoga students in the Hatha tradition. She is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, the first school of chiropractic, where chiropractic was discovered and developed. She is also a RYT-200 and trained under Shannon Moran & Abby Webster-Moran at Indigo Wellness, Moline, IL. Kristi looks forward to helping those who come to Thrive to rise to a new level of health.

131 KGFX0079RTami Albritton, RYT 200, Ideal Protein Coach & Certified Wellness Coach

Yoga is a big part of Tami's life & her practice has helped her grow stronger, more flexible, & fearless, both on & off the mat. Yoga influences her to live each moment more mindfully. She is continually inspired by yoga's transformative power--both internally & externally.

The changes in her own life have been profound, which is why she felt compelled to share the gift of yoga with others & obtain her RYT-200 certification. Tami is dedicated to imparting the yoga tradition & lifestyle to eager students.

Tami conducts warm & inviting classes that foster an invigorating, centering & calming environment. Her classes are vinyasa-based (linking breath with movement). She enjoys combining creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness & a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice. She seeks to help others thrive in life by nuturing body, mind & spirit with yoga. Her hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished & balanced.

Tami teaches Learn to Meditate classes once per month to help students learn how to build a foundation of home practice. She guides students through the process so that they can easily replicate practicing meditation on their own.

Tami is also a Certified Wellness Coach and coaches Thrive's Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method clients. Empowering people to create healthy lifestyles is her passion! You can find out more at:

Liana Valla, OTR/L, IYTT

Liana is the owner of Vital Yoga Therapeutics, LLC. She is licensed as an Occupational Therapist. Liana is certified as an Integrated Yoga Therapy teacher, with a foundation in Kripalu. Additional certification in Saebo Orthotics, Ergonomics Specialist, Kinesiology Taping, MPS/ETPS for Chronic Pain, Physical Agent Modalities, & Back Safety/Body Mechanics Specialist inform the movements and emphasis Liana chooses in class.

Liana began Vital Yoga Therapeutics with the intention of offereing an individualized yoga program with emphasis on enhanced well-being & improved health, utilizing breath, isometric strengthening and soft tissue mobilization.

Kristen Pytel, RYT 200, Thai Yoga Certified

Kristen's training & practice of yoga for the past 20 years infuses her teaching with passion to help her students & clients to reach their health goals. Her original training is in Kripalu, and she has continued to pursue training in Prenatal, Yoga Kids, Yoga Dance/Global Dance, and Thai Yoga. She enjoys focusing on healthy living, fitness, education, meditation and renewal of spirit in her classes.

Cindy Krainiak, E-RYT 500 YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider)

Cindy is Kripalu teacher registered with Yoga Alliance. She is certified in Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga, Sky Styx, Sky Styx Chair Yoga, Sky Styx for Golfers, Yin, Restorative, PiYo, Barre, Yoga Shred. She teaches all level Kripalu yoga including beginners. Cindy has been teaching yoga since 2013 and enjoys helping students of all levels find their place in yoga. She is particularly skilled at helping students with physical restrictions find a way to modify and participate in a safe way in their yoga practice.

Pamela Fausset, RYT 200

Pamela's training and experience are primarily centered around Kripalu-style yoga, however, she has pursued additional training that focuses on strengthening the core and restoring the body. She has pursued further study of the chakras, myofasciae, prana, and bandhas. She loves to merge spirit and anatomy together and help her students to create more mindfulness, self-acceptance, courage, and openness to bringing about change in their practice.

Terry Wood, Certified Instructor of TCA (Tai Chi for Arthritis)

TCA is based on Sun Style Tai Chi, is easy to learn, safe and effective. Terry teaches to help participants improve their flexibility, strength, heart and lung activity, proprioception (awareness of where the body is in space), posture, balance, and mind/body integration. This practice consists of fluid, gentle movements that are relaxed and slow in tempo. Breathing is deepened and slowed, increasing concentration. Terry enjoys sharing this gentle exercise to help others find more flexibility, better health, and peace of mind.

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