Meet Team Love

Amy / Love Studio Founder / My Momma’s Chair Dance Thursdays @ 11:15am

Amy is blessed to be her husband’s girlfriend for over 20 years and a mom to three amazing sons. Amy loves God and has seen Him move in her life in undeniable ways. Through Him, Love Studio has become a reality and Amy is seeing her love of the arts, creative movement, fitness, and wellness merge together in a beautiful space. Amy has an eclectic creative background and holds a BFA in Fine Arts with a Graphic Design emphasis from Lindenwood University, is an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor, and the author of The Satellite Trilogy, a young adult fantasy book series. Amy has also served as a graphic artist for Porlier Outdoor Advertising Company for over 20 years. Amy’s love of fitness began at Pink Lemon Studio where, after 7 years of practice and competing in pole fitness and aerial hoop events, she began instructing pole and aerial hoop classes. Amy is excited to welcome you to her next chapter at the cutest boutique studio filled with the most amazing instructors, the love of Jesus, and zero judgment. Bring your good vibes, leave your cares at the door, make new friends, and spend time in Love!

Megan / Turn Up Dance Fitness Mondays @ 6pm

Megan fell in love with dance when she was two years old. She’s practiced many forms over the years, but found her passion in dance fitness after beginning her personal health journey in 2017. She is a certified Turn Up Dance Fitness instructor. She loves empowering others to find their joy in dance, too, whether they’ve danced for 30 seconds or 30 years.

Kalista / Reiki & Relax Yoga Sundays @ 8am / All Levels Yoga Mondays @ 7:30pm

Kalista is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher, reiki II certified, and owner of Street Beanz Coffee. Kalista stepped into her first studio 4 years ago and instantly fell in love with the mind and body connection yoga offered. It was the first time she felt permission to feel her body, rather than change it. Kalista has a love for holding space, and allowing others to explore what their bodies are capable of through movement. She brings creative sequencing to the mat, whether you come to her gentle flow or power flow. Her hope is that you leave feeling a sense of peace, clarity, and maybe a little yogi high.

Shannon / All Levels Yoga Tuesdays @ 5:30pm

Shannon is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher fascinated with health, fitness and psychology. Her yoga journey began many years ago, but recently discovered her passion for teaching. Shannon’s curiosity of the human experience is what led her to become a yoga teacher. She knew early on in her training that she was meant to share these teachings with the world. Shannon hopes that through the powerful practice of yoga, people can find more compassion and understanding for themselves and others. She motivates individuals to find the connection between their physical, mental and emotional bodies through mindful movement and meditation. Off the mat, Shannon enjoys spending time in nature, cooking delicious meals and being of service to others. Shannon is committed to providing a fun, safe and welcoming environment where all her students can come to heal and decompress. Her wish is for her students to leave her class feeling a deeper connection with themselves and their community.

Erin / Pound Unplugged Tuesdays @ 7pm

Erin is a fitness instructor for any age and every stage. She grew up in Upstate NY and found her love of fitness as a volunteer ski instructor for Arise & Ski, which helps children and adults with disabilities learn to ski with the help of adaptive equipment. This experience taught her that with patience and persistence, you can achieve anything—a mindset that she has infused into her classes. She is a NCCPT-certified group fitness instructor and a Brand Ambassador for Pound, the Rockout Workout. Erin loves teaching all Pound formats, Zumba and Strong Nation classes. Outside of the studio, Erin is a Content Marketing Director and the author of Zoey and the Forest Friends. She loves spending time with her husband and beloved nieces and nephew in nature.

Lynette / Stretch & Sound Yoga Thursdays @ 7:30pm

Lynette first found yoga as a way to complete a PE credit in college, but it wasn’t until 2016 after a spinal surgery when she found hot yoga and fell in love, not only with the practice but with herself again. Lynette’s goal as a yoga teacher is to meet each student with love, just as they are. She works to help them connect more deeply with themselves and find the healing that comes through yoga. Lynette is also certified in Sound Healing and incorporates sound into most of her yoga classes. Outside of the yoga studio, Lynette is a full-time university professor and an LPC who sees clients for a variety of mental health concerns. Lynette was an army brat, but she has always called St. Louis home. Go Cards! Lynette and her husband, Rob, have been together for over 25 years, and Rob loves to join her classes. Rob & Lynette have 6 children and 2 toy poodles!

Ashley / Turn Up Dance Fitness Fridays @ 9:30am
Ashley has loved to dance for as long as she can remember! Growing up she took dance classes, as well as did cheerleading during her high school years. Her favorite part of cheerleading was getting to choreograph some of the dance routines. As time passed, Ashley entered the world of business as an entrepreneur owning a small cleaning company. She is a mother of 3, a wife, and has been focusing on her weight loss/fitness journey. Ashley found Love Studio and fell in love with Turn Up Dance Fitness. She is now a certified Turn Up Dance Fitness instructor looking to empower as many women as she can to move and love their bodies, and get fit while literally having a dance party!
Marie / Crochet every other Friday @ 5:30pm

By day, Marie is a mild mannered play boy billionaire Bruce Wayne, but by night, she is Batman! But actually, Marie is really just a book, craft, and board game obsessed woman. Marie taught herself in 2018 how to crochet. The craft helped pass the time when she wasn’t working in the Department of Corrections. Marie is constantly teaching herself new techniques and styles and never moving on until she feels that she has mastered the technique. Come meet Marie and learn a new skill!

Michael & Susan / Swing Dance Date Night every 3rd Saturday @ 7pm

Michael and Susan Cipriano have been dancing in the St Louis area for several years and are both members of the Midwest Swing Dance Federation. They are happy to be invited to share some beginner dance steps to make you more comfortable on the dance floor and to bring a new dimension to your date night out!

Heather / Stretch & Relax Yoga

Heather is a busy mom and wife who finds solitude in yoga. She fell in love with the way movement made her body feel. Like most, she had no idea how the breath and movement of yoga, could completely transform the body and the spirt. Naturally her hope is to have all her students experience this reality. Heather is known for her authentic, non-judgmental teaching style. She encourages growth of the physical and spiritual self. She believes yoga is the relationship that is built between the body, the mind and the breath. She promotes self love and body positivity. Heather strongly believes all bodies are yoga bodies. Her hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced. Expect to move, explore, sweat and smile.

Emily / Crochet

Emily is a student at TBHS and loves being involved in school via clubs. Emily is the Student Council Secretary, Deca Historian, SaSm ambassador, National Honor Society member, a member of The Trojan Pride Marching Band, and a member of the Art Guild. Emily learned how to sew in 4th grade, learned to crochet in 6th grade, and has been primarily self taught since. Emily sees so much potential in these crafts, and as a person who loves to try new things, she hopes to have a patient, fun, and interactive class with each and every one of you! Emily is looking forward to meeting you!

Jessica / Stretch & Relax Yoga

Jessica is a loving wife, and has two german shepherd fur babies. She is bright, caring, and downright loveable. In early 2021, at a time where many people were experiencing monumental life changes, Jessica found her solace in Yoga. She dedicated herself to pursuing a wholistic health approach, and it has been a powerful force that has consumed her with positivity. Becoming a certified yoga teacher has given her a fresh perspective, and has brought her inner peace, setting her spirit free. Her transformation is like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon, and she would love for you to let her guide you through that journey for yourself. It is her hope that you can achieve your own nirvana, through Yoga at Love Studio.

Cass / Turn Up Dance Fitness
Cass, an army brat turned Midwest transplant, has been dancing since she could put one foot in front of the other. When presented with the opportunity to combine her fitness journey, music, and dance into one place, Cass jumped in feet first! Turn Up Dance Fitness is a wonderful community that pumps each other up like no other. Cass is excited that she and Megan get to bring the energy and vibe of Turn Up Dance Fitness to you, and she hopes you join them and see what the hype is all about!
Andrea / Chair Yoga Express & Slow Flow Yoga Express

Andrea’s yoga journey started due to some health concerns that made her realize she was not truly enjoying life and all her blessings. When Andrea started to practice seven years ago, she had no idea the joy, healing, and fulfillment it would bring! Andrea completed her Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) to deepen her practice and learn more about what yoga really meant. She wasn’t practicing just for exercise or to be more flexible anymore, she knew yoga was deeper than that and she wanted to explore its true definition. YTT was one of the greatest experiences of Andrea’s life. Andrea opened her heart and allowed herself to be fully present, make life long friendships, heal past scars, and see the light inside of her that she never knew was there. All because of yoga! As an instructor, Andrea’s goal is to help people understand the true meaning of yoga: the union between the self and divine self. To be any small part of someone’s healing journey or witness the first time they see the light within themselves is an amazing honor to Andrea! Andrea is a wife to her very supportive husband, Brian, a mother to her sweet daughter, Sammy and her silly crazy boy, Vinny, certified yoga instructor (RYT 200), certified in Yoga for 12-Step Recovery, and certified in yin yoga. Most importantly, Andrea is her one true self and she is enough!

Heather / Get Up! Dance Fitness

Heather is a zesty, middle aged woman who doesn’t like to work out. For the past 2.5 years, she has gotten up and danced off some pounds and inches just by moving her body and having an amazing time doing it. So much so, that when her bff decided to open a studio, she became an ACE certified group fitness instructor to help EVERYONE Get Up! Heather believes mindset is EVERYTHING and she’s here to help others figure out if you make small changes, your world becomes so much bigger and better. Join Heather in her Get Up! (level 1), Get Up and Move It! (level 2), or Get Up and Move It! Move it! (level 3) class where EVERYONE will find some fun and dance it out!

Melissa / All Levels Yoga

Melissa discovered yoga in March 2021. While exploring ways to incorporate clean eating and fitness back into her life, she was influenced by a family member to attend a Vinyasa based yoga class at a studio in Wentzville, MO. She immediately felt an intense level of strength and confidence while attending her first class. Quickly she realized the power of breathing. Accepting and using the breath to move through many obstacles within her life. Within three months she found herself taking five to six classes per week. In June of 2021, she attended the studio sponsored 10 month Yoga Teacher Training program. By March of 2022, she graduated with a RYT-200 certification through Yoga Alliance. Yoga has quickly become a pinnacle component of what one could say has been an incredible life changing journey. Melissa’s approach to yoga remains simple: developing a connection and building the confidence within each of her students. A focus will be given to the balance between strength and flexibility, and edge and release. Each flow will encompass breath, movement, mindfulness, self-love and empowerment.

Love Studio is seeking certified fitness instructors, as well as arts, crafts, and wellness instructors to bring a collection of diverse and creative class offerings to our community. To join Team Love, please email your name, contact info, and class idea to for consideration.

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11