Cally Burkle, Owner & Instructor
Cally started practicing yoga in 2006 to supplement her running routine. She found herself intrigued by the shift in her performance and strength. That same year while traveling to visiting a college friend in Phoenix Arizona (of all places!) she took her first Bikram (Hot Yoga) class and loved it. She came home and starting practicing the same 90 minute 105 degree structured class whenever she could find the time. In 2008 she went to a Core Power Yoga class and found the vinyasa hot yoga experience to be her new love and almost daily routine.
In the Spring of 2013, after coming back from a rejuvenating retreat in Koh Samui, Thailand, she decided leave her fast paced life in Chicago and return to Iowa to teach yoga. She enrolled and completed a 200 hour power yoga teacher training class at Core Power Yoga. Shortly after she purchased the building at 185 Main Street in Dubuque and opened B-1 Yoga in April of 2014.
Cally is from Dyersville and as a young child did her first headstands, handstands, and backbends at the Debbie Moser School of Dance. She practiced, competed, and performed gymnastics up until high school. She graduated from Beckman High School in 1991 and has a degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Iowa.
Prior to B-1 Yoga she was a residential real estate agent in Chicago for 10 years. Cally sometimes misses her city life but enjoys being back home in Iowa teaching yoga and being near her 8 nieces and nephews, 3 siblings, 2 parents and 50 first cousins.
Jaime Ellerie, Instructor &
Lead Teacher Training Instructor
Jaime Ellerie, LMT, CCT, RYT, was born and raised in Dubuque Iowa and graduated from Hempstead High School. After graduation she lived in Iowa City for five years, returning home to go to massage therapy school in 2000. At this time Jaime also completed her first yoga teacher training with internationally acclaimed yoga master Ana Forrest. Upon graduating from Capri College of massage Jaime jumped right into full-time massage therapy and yoga instruction.
From 2001-2005 she opened and co-owned Pure Prana Yoga where she taught yoga and treated massage clients. From 2005-2014 Jaime set out for an adventure! She traveled the world and worked both as a massage therapist and a yoga instructor in Mexico, Southeast Asia (including the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia), Alaska, and back to Mexico again!
After many years away from family, it was time to return home to Dubuque, IA. Fifteen years of working with her hands had taken its toll. Jaime started searching for modalities of massage that would not involve so much stress on her own body. In 2015 Jaime traveled to San Antonio, Texas and received a certification in ASHIATSU massage. When she returned home she felt so strongly about the therapeutic benefits of this work that she quit her job and started practicing ASHI full time.
Jaime also teaches weekly yoga classes at B-1, and is a leader of our Yoga Teacher Training Program specializing in anatomy and safe yoga practices.
Krissy Mueller, Instructor and Manager
Krissy is a certified 95-hour kids yoga instructor and a 200 hour certified adult yoga instructor. She has been a personal trainer and taught group fitness classes for 14 years and loves bringing health and wellness into the lives of everyone she can.
Yoga became a more regular part of her practice over 3 years ago and it changed every aspect of her life. Knowing what yoga did for her and for her kids made Krissy passionate about wanting to share it with others. B1 became her yoga home and she decided to turn it into a full-time job and joined Cally by not only teaching there but got the privilege to help manage the studio as well. When not teaching fitness or yoga, you will find her hanging out with her 3 kids and husband, spending time with friends, saving animals, and enjoying the sunshine and outdoors.
Kellie attended her first yoga class as a way to recover from marathon and triathlon training. She quickly learned there was much more to yoga then getting flexible. Kellie teaches yoga to connect with others and give people the tools they need to live a life of power, vitality and freedom. As a yoga teacher, Kellie is committed to never stop learning or growing so she can become the best possible version of herself for her students. Kellie received her 200 hour RYT certification after attending the Baptiste Institute’s Level 1 and Level 2 week long intensive trainings. In 2018 Kellie repeated Level 1 as an apprentice on the teaching team. Additional trainings completed through the Baptiste Institute include Art of Assisting, Advanced Art of Assisting, True North Alignment, Being of Power, and the Baptiste Teacher Course. When not teaching yoga or YOD, Kellie is either working at Dupaco as a Data Analyst or at home with her husband and 3 boys. Kellie’s hobbies include hiking, biking, kayaking and swimming.
Danielle started doing Iyengar yoga in 2007 in La Crosse, WI. After attending the Midwest Yoga & Oneness Festival in 2018, Danielle felt the call to complete the B-1 200-hour teacher training, and to start up a regular practice once again. She graduated in August 2018. Danielle teaches in a slower, more traditional, alignment-based style- she can't ignore her Iyengar roots!
Danielle is a high school science teacher. She currently lives in Platteville with her husband, dog, cat, and two fainting goats. Teaching at B-1, Fennimore , Platteville regularly.
Marisa started her yoga journey in college when everything was so overwhelming, she didn’t know how to keep everything straight! She came to class to disconnect from the world, but shortly found how absolutely and profoundly connected she became.. to herself and to everything around her.
After practicing for many years, she decided to take the leap into a teacher training that she knew would strengthen her understanding and commitment to her practice. She knew that by doing this for herself she could channel that energy into her teaching and find purpose in her life. She’s been teaching for 5 years now and is so happy to have found her yoga home at B-1! Her favorite class to teach is B-Power mix because it combines both the stretching and balance of the Bikram series, but adds in some variation with a Vinyasa style flow.. the best of BOTH worlds!
Holly received her Yoga Teacher Training from Body & Soul in Dubuque. As a lifelong runner and athlete, Holly became hooked on the physical practice of yoga when she realized how it transformed her athletic performance. Later, the mind-body-spirit balance of yoga became integral to how she lives her life.
Holly is also a certified kid's yoga instructor and a Pre-K teacher at St. Columbkille early childhood. She uses yoga and mindfulness regularly in her classroom to help her young students manage their emotions and develop self-regulation skills.
Tom is a Public Defender in his professional life. He has practiced yoga off and on throughout his life, but recently got back into it in a serious way. He has taken over 360 classes in the two years since joining B-1 in May of 2017, and has completed the 200 hour teacher training at B-1. Tom was drawn to yoga for the exercise benefits, as he has been an avid runner and bicyclist, but coming from a high stress job, he soon came to appreciate the spiritual benefits of the practice. Meditation, the power of breath, and understanding energy channels are aspects that have transformed the way he approaches life. Finding a sense of inner calm is something you can't put a price on, and yoga has pointed Tom in that direction. Tom has recognized the need for balance in life as well as yoga. Toward that end he is developing and teaching a Yin and Nidra class, and hopes to further his yoga education in those areas. He intends to continue on his yoga journey and hopes that he can inspire others to begin a yoga journey of their own.
Meghan began her yoga practice in 2010 with a beginner series and instantly fell in love with it. Yoga was a great way for her to get some time to focus on herself while raising two daughters, and a great way to ease the stresses of the day and refocus herself on the things that really mattered while letting go of what didn't. She felt a calling to help others get what she had gotten from a consistent yoga practice and did her Yoga Teacher Training at Body & Soul in 2014. You will often find Meghan in our noon Express class-if not teaching, she is practicing. Meghan loves surrounding herself with healthy positive energy. Her belief is that the greatest gift you can give to the world is a healthy you- Mind, Body & Spirit.
Mae has been practicing yoga since 2005 and completed her 200 RYT at B-1 Yoga in Dubuque, Iowa. She practices many forms of yoga including hatha, bikram, and vinyasa flow. Mae's journey into yoga began with a quest for strength, flexibility, and toning, but it has been through her practice that she has discovered yoga also brings peace, acceptance and relaxation. She hopes to share these lessons with her studnets by helping them understand that yoga is accessible to everyone. When not doing yoga, Mae is a wife, mother, social worker and avid Cyclone fan.
Kaity started her yoga practice in 2007 and immediately fell in love with the practice and began incorporating it regularly into her life and routine. Kaity completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2014 at Body and Soul Wellness Center and has since loved teaching yoga as much as practicing. She enjoys teaching a strong vinyasa flow class incorporating humor and variety. When she isn’t teaching yoga, she is busy raising her 5 children.
Kristin Klauer Igo
Kristen began practicing yoga after the birth of her first child. She found that yoga relieved the stress of caring for a toddler. The more she practiced, the more she tapped into yoga's countless physical benefits like improved energy, increased strength, and increased flexibility. She then developed a deep appreciation for the subtle life lessons the practice of yoga offers and became a certified yoga instructor.
Kat is a Dubuque-born yogi, starting her practice in 2015 as a means of physical therapy after foot surgery. Her journey initially led her to falling in love with the physical asana practice, as it was the only form of exercise she found enjoyable. She became permanently hooked by the deeper teachings found in yoga philosophy. Kat took her yoga teacher training at B-1 in the summer of 2018. When she is not teaching yoga, she works as an office manager at a local dog training facility and is heavily involved In all things animal rescue. Kat's immediate family consists of: 5 dogs, 3 cats, a lizard, and her 4-year-old son.
Lindsey is a full time dentist by day and loves teaching and practicing yoga when she can squeeze it into her schedule. Lindsey completed her 200 Hour Teacher Training in May of 2015 at B-1. Her first yoga experience was at Hot House in Iowa City. Lindsey also played soccer at Iowa and only wishes that she had known about the power of yoga at a younger age.
When not working, doing yoga or teaching Lindsey loves to travel and hang out with her 4 siblings, her husband Kellin and bulldog.
Darcee took her first yoga class several years ago and fell in love with the physical, mental, and emotional challenge of yoga. She then trained to become a certified instructor with Corepower Yoga in Denver. She has been teaching and practicing at various studios in Colorado and Iowa ever since.
Born and raised in Stockton, Illinois, twenty-two-year-old Emily Rowe started practicing yoga over a year ago and instantly fell in love with it. The instructors and many smiling faces in the studio instantly made her feel like B-1 was her home away from home. Because of Emily’s strong passion for yoga and the B-1 community, in a few short months of practicing, she decided to get her 200 hour yoga teacher certificate in the summer of 2018. To bring positive healthy energy to this world is Emily’s goal as a yoga instructor. She is also a full-time nursing student working to become a Registered Nurse.
Yoga helps Emily find balance and helps ease stress and anxiety that comes along with nursing school. In her free time, she loves to travel the world and to spend time with family.
Susan Swift, who achieved her Yoga Instructor Training at Body and Soul in Dubuque, also has experience working with Forrest and Turbodog yoga methodologies. Through breath, she aims to bring awareness to the fluid connections among mind, body, and spirit. Her yoga practice includes a flow of asana leading to an apex pose, various standing poses as well as inversions, and of course, savasana! Her class is both meditative and playful. Come practice with Susan and she will help your body, mind, and soul--your personal trinity--become one.
Nichole is a Dubuque native who started her free week trial at B-1 in 2016 and realized all of the amazing benefits of yoga physically, mentally and spiritually. She realized with the help of yoga a person can truly transform into the best version of themselves. After continuous practice she felt more self-aware, had more clarity of thought, as well as an overall feeling of peace and calmness even when the stress of life was REAL! She truly believes if everyone practiced yoga, the world could be an even better place!
Nichole is a mother of two beautiful daughters and two adorable doggos! She is a Yoga Alliance 200-hour certified yoga instructor, a licensed radiographer and CT technologist, and a licensed health and life insurance agent. She believes in the benefits of a healthy lifestyle both physically and mentally and is genuinely excited to help students on their yoga journey!