Our Tribe

Uniquely personalized incorporations of Ashtanga, Balanced Body, Anusara, Vinyasa, Pilates Method Alliance, Iyengar, Bikram, and Yin that offer a dynamic evolutionary yoga experience, our teachers are our core. Committed to the celebration and growth of their practices as students and as teachers, Body Mind and Core's team is here to meet you where you are on the mat. 
Natalie Perez-Hayden Natalie Perez-Hayden
Owner | ERYT 200 Yoga & Pilates Teacher

Natalie was clueless about the eminent effect yoga was going to have in her life. Her first experience with yoga was boring, slow and uneventful. Quickly admitting she would never try that again, her words would eventually come back and bite her as Natalie returned to yoga five years later.

Originally from Belize and new to California, a girlfriend invited Natalie to try a hot yoga class in the summer of 2005. Following the pursuit of feeling and looking good, she curiously went along. The effects of this class and the community at Thrive Yoga in Sebastopol, California are responsible for Natalie's love of the practice. In the beginning she primarily focused on the physical traits of yoga; qualities that she now often refers to as "only the side effects." A mother of four, Natalie continues to evolve her practice. And, by calling yoga her "number one go to healer," she has uncovered a focused awareness that guides her journey.

Her classes are core and pelvic floor centered and she is best known for her creative and dynamic Vinyasa sequencing along with her ability to make yoga accessible through the use of props. Natalie's desire to share the gift of wellbeing can also be experienced through her avid practice of Pilates. Completing her Comprehensive Equipment based Teacher Training with Balanced Body located in Sacramento, California. Natalie hopes her yoga students welcome the many benefits of Pilates by incorporating them into their yoga practice. She is quoted comparing Pilates and Yoga to wine and cheese, saying, "they compliment each other well!) She is honored to share the practice with Indianapolis community.

Brittney Herman Brittney Herman
RYT 200 Yoga Teacher

Brittney first practiced yoga in 2008 as way to balance her body between aerobics classes, but instead found a way to balance her mind! Seeking a deeper understanding of yoga and its roots, Brittney studies and applies the rhythm of Ashtanga practice. Creativity and her own personal style come from fun transitions between postures. She is registered RYT-200 with Yoga Alliance. Still an active group exercise instructor, Brittney teaches some high intensity classes, but spends the majority of her time working with new or returning exercisers, active older adults, and adults in chair-based fitness classes. Brittney seeks to establish an environment where students can both challenge their bodies with a powerful vinyasa flow and feel joy and peace in their minds!

Charlene Perez Charlene Perez
RYT 200 Yoga Teacher

Charlene discovered yoga in the foothills of the Sonoma coast back in 2009. Originally from the jungles of Belize, she migrated as a teenager who quickly learned how stressful the city life can be. Far away from the natural environment she grew up in, she was determined to gain back her sense of peace. Yoga started out as a means to take the stress off. What she discovered quickly after was that yoga was a means of balancing the subtle energies and clearing of mental and emotional blockages allowing her spirit to become more harmonized with the journey to self awareness. It is through her own transformation of awakening and ability to tap into energy fields that allows her to move with the flow. She stands firm to the belief that a strong power flow can and does break away the many layers of blockages we hold inside of us. The ripping away of old mental thoughts and emotions coincides with the physical determination to take the body further each time is a must for the yogi. Her flows incorporate yoga philosophy and spirituality while sustaining the reverence to a strong practice. Charlene completed her yoga training under guidance of her sister Natalie with Body Mind and Core in 2016 and is ready more than ever to share the gift of yoga.

Chera Justice Chera Justice
RYT 200 Yoga Teacher

"Hailing from the tree-filled Pacific Northwest, I grew up along the ocean and quickly became attune to nature, the smell of the sea, the splendor of the mountains, and the beautiful solace my heart found in the sounds of wildlife in nature. I am an avid adventure enthusiast, always willing to try new things, seeking out the next escape from reality, and experiencing the many wonders that this world has to offer. Because of my adventurous spirit, I stumbled into yoga while studying abroad in 2009. Upon first impression, I didn’t know what to think… I assumed it would help me with anxiety and reduce the stresses of daily life, but didn’t know if I was ready to “slow down” enough and to believe it could truly help me. I quickly learned that it was so much deeper than I ever could have imagined, and the benefits are insurmountable. I have been practicing various modalities ever since, and recently completed my 200HR Registered Yoga Teacher training through Body Mind & Core. Currently, I am the Fitness Coordinator for Butler University, overseeing the Personal Training, Group Fitness, and Employee Wellness programs. After obtaining a Bachelor's from the University of Oregon, I moved to Indiana in pursuit of a dual Master’s from Indiana University-Bloomington. I hold multiple certifications, including Lifestyle Wellness Coach, and ACE Certifications in Personal Training and Group Fitness, as well as others. When not at work or in the studio, you can find me out on a run (Prefontaine is, and always will be, my hero), carving down the mountains on my snowboard, sitting on the beaches of the coast, watching the Oregon Ducks and Seattle Seahawks, or spending time with my large family, my beautiful friends, animals, and traveling the world. I believe yoga is a practice, not a destination, just like life; we will experience many ebbs and flows, and when we can tap into our greater purpose, let ourselves take time to care for ourselves, as well as others, we can truly learn to be at peace. Nelson Mandela (another hero of mine) helped bring the term Ubuntu to light after the apartheid, meaning, 'A person is a person through other people,' I believe to my core, I am who I am because of you. Namaste, my friends."

Don Blossom Don Blossom
RYT 200 Yoga Teacher

Don Blossom attended St Johns Northwestern Military Academy at the age of 13 through an academic and athletic scholarship. Graduating early from JROTC in December he decided to join the US Army. It was in these next few years he studied physical fitness to an even greater personal degree. He found the same yoga he had been doing sense his first days in the academy was a well rounded version of every conceivable concept of physical training wrapped up in one package. However... yoga still had even more to offer. Yogis spoke of not only physical wellbeing, but also mental and spiritual growth as well. Little did he know there would be a cosmic awakening heading directly for him. Don received Kundalini Shakti Pat from a traveling Guru whom he let stay in an extra room in his appartment during his 200 RYT in Denver. Sense then he continues to study under every Student, Teacher, Master, Shaman, and Guru that calls to his Soul. Today Don Blossom has completed 200 RYT, become a registered Holy Fire Usui Karuna Reiki Master, Shamanic Breathwork Instructor, BARS Access consciousness facilitator and Ceremonial Cacao Practitioner. "Healing is a process that goes beyond life itself. To think it can be mastered in a mere 100 years is beyond fathomable. We can however choose to stay as close to Love as we are able during the journey of our existence."

Erin Browne Erin Browne
Certified TRX Teacher

Erin is a recent graduate of the TRX Group Suspension Training course after longtime participation in TRX Body Blast and Cardio Circuit classes. An avid health and fitness enthusiast, Erin enjoys the feeling of strength and capability that comes with the total body workout offered by TRX and is excited about sharing this passion with others looking to gain the same benefits. She has a love of motivating through encouragement and is ready to assist those who need an extra push to reach their fitness goals.

Jamie Kelly Jamie Kelly
RYT 200 Yoga Teacher

Jamie Kelly started her yoga practice in 2011 when her office began bringing in a yoga instructor for an hour each week to teach a vinyasa flow. With a strong athletic background and a love for fitness, she was definitely up for the challenge. It only took one class, and she never looked back. While Jamie first fell for yoga because of the physical benefits it offered, she stuck with it because it helped her cope with stress, heartache, addiction and, most importantly, paved the way to allow spirituality back into her life. Jamie summed up her love for yoga in saying this, "Yoga makes me want to love harder, dream bigger and do better." She sought out a role as a teacher because she was eager to share the gift of yoga and the joys it has brought her with others. BMC is Jamie's home studio, so you're likely to bump into her on the mat where she will tell you, she is still first and foremost a student. Anyone who shows up to sweat with Jamie at the helm knows she brings a silly attitude, a banging playlist and a killer core workout to every imaginative flow she creates for her students.

Jennifer Sukola Jennifer Sukola
RYT 200 Yoga Teacher

Jennifer has been a dedicated yogi for over 16 years. Her practice started when she was looking for ways to help manage stress in her life. She quickly found that there were so many additional benefits to it, contributing to a healthier lifestyle. She received the 200 hour yoga teaching certification in 2014 from City Yoga, and sine then has enjoyed teaching regular weekly classes, sharing the practice with others. In 2017, she attended the Ashtanga Primary Series Teacher Training with Tim Miller. Working with individuals of all levels, meeting the student where they are at, and supporting their individual development are the things she loves most about teaching.

Kristen Barfield Kristen Barfield
RYT 200 Yoga Teacher

Kristen Barfield knew even before attending her first yoga class that there was something special about the practice. It was something that kept calling to her as she raised her family and worked nights as a Labor and Delivery nurse. Kristen kept thinking that there had to be something more than the traditional fitness paradigm. After attending her first Hatha class Kristen knew she was home. Kristen’s yoga journey has carried her through the mental and physical highs and lows of her life. Yoga truly meets you where you are at everyday. Kristen comes to her mat with gratitude and a sense of wonder of how her practice of yoga continues to teach her about her true self on and off the mat. Community, practice and mindfulness are what Kristen hopes to share.

Megan Zirkelbach Megan Zirkelbach
RYT 200 Yoga Teacher

My yoga journey began in 2006, after having my amazing daughter, Nova. I quickly realized that yoga was more than just a physical exercise. It began to cure my daily anxiety and when I stepped off the mat. This relief and sense of peace brings me back to my mat daily. During a meditation workshop an amazing teacher said, “once you see, you’ll eventually know,” and from that moment on I knew that teaching yoga was part of my path. My practice and teaching are a mix of vinyasa flow and the power of Ashtanga yoga. I love to fly so be prepared for handstands and inversions interwoven amongst the beauty of traditional poses, which truly are the core of my classes.

Monica Cronin Monica Cronin
Certified TRX & Barre Teacher

A part of the fitness industry for over 17 years, Monica is an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer and ACE-Certified Group Fitness Instructor. She enjoys a successful career working with individuals of every fitness level and age seeking a variety of results including weight loss, post-baby body, injury rehabilitation, increased athletic performance, and maintenance of general physical fitness for overall health. In addition to those mentioned above, she also carries 7 additional certifications. Monica has been married 22 years to her husband Mike. They have two boys, Oscar age 14 and Joseph age 12, and one dog, Lucy. When not training herself, she spends her time cooking, writing, traveling and spending as much time as possible with her family.

Natalie Sapper Natalie Sapper
RYT 200 Yoga Teacher

Natalie fell into yoga while hiking in Squaw Valley, California in 2012. She was immediately drawn to the Prana- the life force positive energy- at the Wanderlust yoga festival and instantly knew she would start her own practice on her return to Indy.

For Natalie, a single Mom to 3 teenage boys, a daily yoga practice was vital to keeping anxiety and stress under control. "Yoga was my life preserver on days when I was barely feeling I could stay afloat. Knowing that once I got to my mat, I felt safe and everything would be okay." Natalie also discovered yoga is truly the fountain of youth. Natalie loves that yoga challenges her emotionally, physically and mentally. With every class she learns something new, feels stronger, sheds another layer and leaves her stress on the mat. Natalie believes that her calling is to share this amazing gift of yoga. Please come to class knowing you will feel relaxed, rejuvenated and nurtured.

Natalie completed her Yoga YRT 200 training under the tutelage of her Master trainer and friend Natalie Perez- Hayden in 2016. Natalie’s passion is teaching restorative, prenatal and chill flow yoga classes. Natalie looks forward to completing more training in the future. When not immersed in yoga, Natalie enjoys week-ends hiking, biking and discovering life with her boyfriend and moments with her 3 college aged sons.

Tammy Wiggins Tammy Wiggins
Certified Comprehensive Pilates Teacher

Tammy’s favorite part about teaching is seeing her students grow in strength and confidence. Tammy teaches in the same style she likes her classes, numerous varied exercises that give a great whole body workout. Her classes are athletically inspired for those who love a good challenge. She is Balanced Body trained and certified in Pilates mat, Reformer, Cadillac and Barrel. Tammy has a Master's degree and during the day is an IT Systems Administrator.

Theresa Rendell Theresa Rendell
Certified Bootybarre Instructor

Theresa Rendell is a certified bootybarre instructor, trained under the instruction and choreography of world-renowned fitness and wellness expert and creator of bootybarre, Tracey Mallet. Theresa’s classes provide a fun, energetic barre workout that fuses techniques from dance, Pilates and Yoga that will tone, define and strengthen the entire body. The ballet barre, light hand weights and a foam ball are used in class to gain long, lean muscle. Strength, posture, balance and flexibility are all benefits of barre. Instructing proper form and alignment is important to Theresa to provide a safe and well structured class that meets the needs of all fitness levels. Theresa enjoys giving her students a challenging class and encourages her students to push themselves to meet their own personal goals. Class structure provides a warm-up, arm section (with light hand weights), barre work, cardio, floor work and stretch. The class is set to fun, upbeat music that will surely get you moving and motivated! No tutu required! Theresa resides in Carmel and is a mother of 7 children. Her fitness background includes gymnastics, cheerleading and dance. She has also been a Zumba instructor for the past 4 years and recently received her CRT Method Certification. Theresa loves all fitness formats and incorporates them into her daily life. When she’s not teaching classes, she enjoys pole fitness, roller blading and being a student in other fitness classes. Theresa has a positive attitude and loves to have fun!



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