Our NEW U Instructor TRIBE
Where LIFE comes together!
Carrie- Owner & Founder
Hello! I've taught for over 18 yrs & if you name it, I've probably taught it or at least tried it. What I've decided to create for U here at New U is a combination of all the things that helped me grow personally...so I know it works! Also with using a little AUTHENTIC creativity to bring you some NEW things!! My PASSION & PURPOSE is helping people FEEL GOOD! "The universe is my home, all beings are my tribe, and oneness is my religion." My "hope" you will always leave here with a world class experience & feel like a NEW U.
Favorite Quote: "Be the CHANGE, you wish to see!" -unknown
E-RYT 200+, ANTI-GRAVITY, AFAA Personal Trainer, TRX, CPR, Life/Wellness Coaching...
Kathryn Thompson- Dietitian
Kathryn Thompson is a 1994 graduate of Iowa State University with a BS in Dietetics. As a self employed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Kathryn leads Iowa's 'Meet the Challenge' project, a collaborative effort between the Iowa Department of Education and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundations providing nutrition, health, and wellness assistance to Iowa schools. She also provides diet and exercise counsel through individual and small group meeting. In addition to individualized lifestyle assistance Kathryn is an experienced public speaker promoting healthy eating and lifestyle habits. Fitness and nutrition go hand in hand when leading a healthy lifestyle, which lead Kathryn to pursue fitness instruction as another means to help people achieve their wellness goals. Kathryn is a YMCA of the USA certified fitness instructor and certified Zumba Fitness, Zumba Gold Fitness, Piloxing, Barre, Pound, and Tabata Bootcamp instructor. Quote: Every accomplishment begins with the decision to start
"Every accomplishment begins with the decision to start." unknown
Keri Johansen Glenn- Instructor
I was first introduced to Baptiste Power Yoga in 2006 through a dear friend while living in Denver, Colorado. I started taking regular classes at the many Core Power Yoga studios around the city. I absolutely loved the way I felt in such a short amount of time. The peace and calm it created in my life as well as the transformation my body was going through resonated deeply within me. I quickly became a student of yoga and regularly attended level II and level III power yoga classes for three years. In 2010, I decided to deepen my own practice through teacher training. I received my 200hr RYT in Power Vinyasa Yoga, through Free Soul Yoga. Power Yoga is a dynamic, energizing form of exercise that sculpts, hones, and tones every muscle in the body. Moving through poses we purposefully connect our breath to our movement. Your breath is what links your mind to your body and you to the present moment. I am very excited and grateful to be part of the New U Yoga team. So get your mat and come check out one of my classes!
Rebecca Hooker- Instructor
Rebecca started practicing yoga nearly 5 years ago after a friend invited her to a free class. She loves the individual practice aspect and moving meditation it provides. Rebecca completed her Yoga Sculpt certification in the Fall of 2015 and 200hr certification and restorative certification Spring 2017
Melissa Schnurr, PhD, CD(DONA)
Collaborative Brand at NEW U
I started practicing yoga in 2009 when I lived in Green Bay, WI. Shortly after, I found out that I was expecting my first child and continued in the same yoga class throughout my pregnancy. My instructor helped me with modifications as my belly grew, but he was not prenatal certified. During this time, I was also working toward becoming a certified birth doula (DONA). After the birth of my daughter, it became clear that these experiences could come together in a beautiful potion to empower, strengthen, and educate expecting women.
In 2012, my husband, daughter and I moved back home to central Iowa (Ankeny), and shortly after, I completed the Roots Prenatal Yoga Certification course (80 hours) in February 2013. I taught through the pregnancy of my second daughter and have been passionately sharing prenatal yoga with expecting women since. I began teaching in Ankeny in January 2016.
"A pregnant mother's state of mind is her baby's entire universe." - Marcy Axness, PhD