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AnneDean Dotson

West Sixth Yoga, Barefoot Works Yoga

Anne Dean first sought out a regular yoga practice when she was going through the throes of a tumultuous relationship. When the relationship later ended, her yoga practice did not, and a piece of her heart forever remained on the floor of that studio. She was smitten and immediately decided to do a teacher training. She earned her 200 hour yoga teacher training through Barefoot Works Yoga in Lexington, Kentucky in 2010 and is a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. Anne Dean teaches regularly at Barefoot Works Yoga, the YMCA on High Street, and is the founder of West Sixth Yoga, a free community class that meets every week in the beer garden at West Sixth Brewery in Lexington. Anne Dean believes that practicing and teaching yoga keeps her grounded in who she is. Whether there... Read the profile >>

Cindy Hutchison

The Massage Center and Yoga Studio

Cindy Hutchison Cindy's life long mission has been to create work that feels like play, dwell in inspired space and live life as art. She is co creator & owner of The Massage Center and Yoga Studio (est 1989) in historic Dudley Square. Originally from New York, she is a graduate of The University of Vermont, a Licensed Massage Therapist, 200 hour RYT Yoga Teacher and visionary. She lives in a renovated one room schoolhouse, dances the Argentine Tango, and draws inspiration through being a student of yoga, of life and love. Read the profile >>

Jodi Chmielewski

Bikram Yoga Lexington

Jodi Chmielewski, a native of Southern California, was a several-sport athlete when she was young, and she was recruited to play D1 softball in the PAC 12 for Oregon State University and drafted to play professional softball in the Women's Professional Softball League for the Tampa Bay Firestix in Florida. Her first season in the league, she garnered a championship world series ring. She went on to play and coach professionally for clubs in The Netherlands and in South Africa. Her first season in Holland, her club won the European Cup Championship in Spain. In the last decade Jodi has coached NCAA, D1 and D3 softball and facilitated youth softball camps and clinics. She moved to Lexington to coach for the University of Kentucky, and she currently coaches softball for Transylvania... Read the profile >>

Jon Messick


Jon has been the owner and operator of BodyfitPUNCH since founding the company in 2009. Before beginning his career in the fitness industry, Jon played football on the collegiate and professional levels. After his meat-head days, he started training for marathons. Jon has completed 4 marathons to date and is looking to qualify for the Boston Marathon soon. Jon has a passion and enthusiasm for hard work and health that are matched by few. His energetic approach to training clients and running a business are nothing short of contagious. He has the ability to get the most out of both clients and trainers on a daily basis. Always striving for new and innovative ways to lead private and group sessions, Jon has what it takes to help anyone reach their fitness goals. Workout with Jon once,... Read the profile >>

Jordan Baker

Crossfit Maximus

Sports have been an important part of Jordan’s life since his childhood and throughout high school, where he played football for Paul Laurence Dunbar High School here in Lexington, KY. Jordan’s first exposure to CrossFit was in late 2008, when he began working at CrossFit Maximus (formerly CrossFit Lexington), developing a passion for CrossFit through learning the movements and methodology. He received his Level I CrossFit certification in December of 2009, and is currently a Level I instructor at CFM. He is also a student at the University of Kentucky, pursuing a degree in Kinesiology. Having played and been around many sports throughout his childhood and high school, he found himself amazed at the dedication and competitiveness that CFM’s members possessed. He feels that... Read the profile >>

Matthew Higdon

Centered Lex

Matthew Higdon is a modern yogi and therapeutic bodyworker. With well over 1000 hours of training in the somatic and healing arts including extensive Vedic Thai-Yoga Bodywork, Advanced Lymph Drainage Therapy, combined with 7 years of private practice; he is a well qualified initiator for mind/body healing and personal transformation. He collaborated clinically for over 3 years with advanced registered nurse practitioners specializing in behavioral health using structural yoga and bodywork interventions for anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other emotional, behavioral and physical challenges. He has helped people from all walks of life find greater quality of life and peaceful embodiment through manual therapy, posture, breath, and conscious relaxation. When he began daily yoga practice... Read the profile >>