Instructors Instructor Application

JENNIFER (JJ) F, CPA (inactive), E-RYT-500, AYS, YACEP, ACE (addt’l certifications in:  Prenatal, Senior and Chair yoga)
Headshot-in a posture  Jennifer opened Good & Twisted Yoga with the hope of making yoga accessible to her community, and of teaching that yoga is for everyone!  She has over 20 years of teaching experience with certifications in a variety of disciplines, and is forever a student of this wisdom tradition!  She loves to teach yogis of all experience levels, and watch the physical and spiritual growth of her students.  It is an honor and a pleasure to guide students through their practice!  She is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 200, E-RYT 500), a certified group fitness instructor with the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist (AYS). She began teaching group fitness classes in 1998, and was introduced to yoga in 2000. Since then, she has taught Hatha and Vinyasa Flow yoga classes at various fitness clubs, yoga studios and corporations. In 2012, she decided to embark on a new journey and open Good & Twisted Yoga because she is passionate about helping people of all ages and abilities improve their quality of life and wellness through yoga practice. Outside of the studio, she loves being outdoors and spending time with her husband and two children.
Headshot-Sarah Littlefield2 Sarah was introduced to yoga in college as a great supplement to running. As a runner, yoga was a challenge for Sarah and made her feel a bit ungraceful in her body. But after her first class, she realized that she needed the strength, flexibility and ease in her body and mind that yoga provides. After deepening her own practice, she wanted to share it with others, and in August 2014 she completed her yoga teacher certification. Off the mat, Sarah works as an Occupational Therapist, and uses yoga in sessions to help her clients. Sarah is excited to share her experience and to be able to learn and grow in the Good and Twisted Yoga community.
KIM G, RYT-200
Kim has been practicing yoga off and on since her early 20’s. When she was in her late 40’s, she made it a goal to try to practice on a consistent basis, but found it challenging to fit classes around her work schedule. When Good & Twisted Yoga opened near her home, she joined immediately and was finally able to practice consistently.  Once she did, she became more in tune with her body, mind, and spirit. In May 2017, Kim completed her 200 hour teacher training at G&TY. Her intention was not to teach, but just bring more depth to her personal practice.  However, her co-workers asked her to offer a yoga class for them at work, and she loved teaching it more than she knew she would. Kim is very excited to teach for the Good & Twisted Yoga community she knows so well!
Lauren first started practicing yoga as a form of physical exercise, but was instantly attracted to the mental benefit it brought to her life as well. After 5 years of yoga practice, Lauren felt drawn to learn more about yoga and completed her 200 Hour Teacher Training at Good & Twisted Yoga in 2018. She is extremely excited to share her passion for yoga and blending physical movement with mental balance with her community, friends, and family! When she isn’t on her yoga mat, Lauren enjoys board-game nights with her friends, knitting sweaters, and bringing her dog Ella to the dog park. 
I was first introduced to yoga in 2017. I was initially drawn to the physical practice but also found myself reaping the benefits mentally which left me eager to dig deeper and learn more. I completed my 200-hour YTT at Good & Twisted Yoga in May 2019. Halfway through my training, I found out I was going to become a first-time mom. Yoga helped me ease into the journey of motherhood & fired up my passion to help other moms use this incredible practice to help relieve common aches & pains and to feel stronger, focused, and more balanced in their day-to-day life! When I am not practicing yoga, I love spending time with my husband, our son, and Golden Retriever. I worked in corporate finance for 7 years, but made the decision to become a stay-at-home mama in 2020 after my son was born. It has been so much fun staying home with him and is now giving me the time to pursue my passion for teaching yoga.
 AMIE J, RYT-200
  Amie was drawn to teaching because she believes that yoga is for every body and all abilities. Amie has practiced yoga for more than a decade. She has learned that a consistent yoga practice makes the hard times manageable and the good times richer. To bring more meaning to her practice, Amie received a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification in the fall of 2017. As she began to share yoga with others, she increased her confidence, sense of community, and purpose. Amie provides a supportive and welcoming class where students can learn about the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of yoga. Off the mat, Amie is a marketing professional who likes to read, cook, travel, and spend time with her husband and two dogs.
Kelsey began practicing yoga over 10 years ago as she discovered it to be a new, fun form of physical exercise. Over time, she loved learning about the wide variety of yoga styles and made it her goal to practice in various cities, states and countries! Kelsey began to deepen her practice after discovering prenatal yoga while pregnant with her first child and then learned the importance of the many layers yoga has to offer. Not only does she love the physical practice, but she enjoys the mental ease that yoga has brought to her life. Off the mat, Kelsey is a K-12 teacher and enjoys traveling and spending time with her awesome husband and three kids! She can’t wait share her passion for teaching with the local community!
Elyssa began practicing yoga  as a way to find balance while searching for her first corporate job in Advertising and Marketing. She spent 10 years working full-time in Chicago and Minneapolis, before making the decision to become a stay-at-home mother to her first child. Sprinkling yoga into her life along the way, Elyssa decided to complete her  yoga teacher certification in 2017. Elyssa recognizes the importance of balance and personal care in our busy lives, and has a special interest in helping fellow mothers find strength and a sense of calm through all things yoga. When Elyssa is not practicing yoga, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. Being outnumbered in a house full of boys, Elyssa takes comfort in her ability to breathe through the chaos and relax with her faithful dog, Sophie.
Traci has always enjoyed an active lifestyle and has over 21 years of teaching experience with certifications and practical experience in a variety of disciplines. In an effort to move beyond the physical aspects of fitness, she began her yoga practice in 2012, and began teaching yoga shortly thereafter. She taught for 6 years before completing her 200-hour RYT in 2020. She strives to create a safe and nurturing space for her students to develop their own yoga practice. Traci is a believer in a well-rounded life, enjoys spending time with her two children, her extended family, and her faithful companion and running partner, her dog Bronte.
  Stephanie was a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa when her yoga journey began.  During that time, she found yoga to be her most consistent coping mechanism for staying calm and grounded in all unexpected situations!  Soon, other Peace Corps volunteers and young girls in her village began asking her to teach classes for them, and this informal teaching opened up a new part of yoga that Stephanie quickly fell in love with. Stephanie was first introduced to yoga in 2011, and in 2018 she completed her 200 hour yoga teacher certification in India. Stephanie is currently on the path to obtaining her PhD in Clinical Acupuncture, Herbology, and Chinese Medicine. It is her deep belief that wellness starts from the inside, and she hopes to help others tap into their own intrinsic healing and be the best that they can be!  
Wendy discovered yoga while in high school and found it to be a wonderful tool to manage stress and improve sleep quality.  She has continued to practice and study several types of yoga since then.  After finding Good and Twisted, Wendy was inspired to deepen her knowledge of yoga through the Good and Twisted teacher training program, and completed this in May 2017.  Wendy believes that yoga has the potential to benefit anybody and any body, and enjoys sharing the physical, mental and emotional benefits of yoga with all yogi’s!