Cally Burkle, Owner & Instructor
My name is Cally Burkle, owner and instructor here at B-1 Yoga. I’m originally from Dyersville, and as a young child did my first headstands, handstands, and backbends at the Debbie Moser School of Dance. I practiced, competed, and performed gymnastics up until high school. After graduating from Beckman High School in 1991 and attended the University of Iowa, where I received a liberal arts degree. From there I eventually landed in Chicago where I lived for 10 years with a career as a real estate agent.
In 2006, I began practicing yoga to supplement my running routine. I found myself intrigued by the shift in my performance and strength while practicing yoga. I took my first Bikram (hot yoga) class while traveling to visit a college friend in Phoenix, Arizona (of all places!). I fell in LOVE! I came home and started practicing the same 90-minute 105 degrees structured class whenever I could find the time. In 2008, I attended a Core Power Yoga class and found the vinyasa hot yoga experience my new love and almost daily routine.
In the Spring of 2013, after coming back from a rejuvenating retreat in Koh Samui, Thailand, I decided to leave my fast-paced life in Chicago and return to Iowa to teach yoga. I enrolled and completed a 200-hour power yoga teacher training class at Core Power Yoga. Shortly after, I purchased the building at 185 Main Street in Dubuque and opened B-1 Yoga in April of 2014.
I also own Gordon’s Tuxedos & Suits, located next store to the studio. I purchased both the business and building last March. It’s been an exciting year learning the tuxedo and suit rental business. If you need a tuxedo or suit, contact me for a 10% off discount on your next rental.
Krissy Mueller, Instructor and Assistant Manager
Krissy is a certified 95-hour kids yoga instructor and a 200 hour certified adult yoga instructor, who is currently enrolled in her 300-hour yoga teacher training. She has been a personal trainer and taught group fitness classes for over 15 years and loves bringing health and wellness into the lives of everyone she can.
Yoga became a more regular part of her practice over 5 years ago and it changed every aspect of her life. Knowing what yoga did for her own well-being and seeing what it has done for her kids, made Krissy passionate about wanting to share it with others on a more regular basis. You will see her at B1 teaching several different classes, and also managing some aspects of the day-to-day studio happenings. She is also the head of our traveling vineyard series and you can join her when you attend Sippin’ with my Omies.
When not teaching kids and adult yoga, you will find her hanging out with her 3 kids and husband, spending time with friends, saving animals, and enjoying the outdoors.
Austin is our newest instructor as well as a recent graduate of the 200-hour Teacher Training at B-1 Yoga. When he isn't teaching yoga, he is a small business owner of two shops in Galena, IL. He also enjoys running (training for a marathon this year), hiking, and hanging with his lizard, Lukus.
His friends would describe him as unpredictable, spontaneous, and if enjoying drinks… on top of a table singing "Ice, Ice Baby", poorly.
He is super excited to be apart of B-1 community of instructors and looks forward to seeing you in his classes!
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 received her 200 hour RYT certification after attending the Baptiste Institute’s Level 1 and Level 2 week long intensive trainings. In 2018 repeated Level 1 as an apprentice on the teaching team. Additional trainings 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 3 boys. Kellie’s hobbies include hiking, biking, kayaking and swimming.
Traci Cooley is a Real Live Wire. Her spunky personality and lively attitude fill the room as she takes students on a spirited and playful journey to a happier, healthier lifestyle. Traci found yoga while desperately wishing for a new life and used it to reinvent herself into a woman she’d be proud to know. With a true knack for connection, Traci lives for helping others take a chance on themselves and has built a loyal global following. As a guiding light in fitness, health & personal transformation, Traci offers yoga classes, workshops, teacher training, personal training, and nutritional coaching worldwide.
Traci took some time off to take care of some health issues and is ready to get back to her teaching passion. B-1 seemed like the perfect fit with its warm, friendly atmosphere and Cally (a rockstar herself). Traci just felt like she was home at B-1.
Megan began her yoga journey at the encouragement of a good friend and fellow musician in 2016 at B-1. A longtime opera singer, she noticed an almost immediate shift in her vocal performance and, with piqued curiosity, decided to explore this new dynamic and its correlation to her instrument.
However, the more time she spent continuing to grow in her yoga practice, Megan also came to know her time on her mat as an opportunity to turn inward, find her inner knowing and embrace stillness away from the busyness of her day-to-day life.
While COVID-19 put the kibosh on all of her scheduled performances in 2020, it also created space for her to complete her Yoga Teacher Training. At B-1, Megan can be found teaching traditional vinyasa classes, as well as helping yogis settle in to a deep and meditative candlelight yin practice.
When not on her mat or getting back on stage, she is the Features Editor at the Telegraph Herald, where she covers all things arts and culture, as well as oversees Her magazine.
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.
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.
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 students 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.
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Emily started practicing yoga as a way to deal with stress during nursing school. After attending her first week at B-1, she instantly fell in love with it. The instructors and many smiling faces in the studio made her feel like B-1 was her home away from home. In the summer of 2018, she completed her 200 hour power yoga teacher training at B-1. Emily is really thankful to have found yoga at such a young age and she hopes she can help others find the same joy she did by coming to her mat.
Emily was born and raised in Stockton, Illinois. She is a Registered Nurse and a bunny mom to Christian and Ruby. In her free time, she loves to travel and spend time with her friends, family, and her fiancé Sam.