Kellie - Owner & Founder

Kellie Mathes E-RYT®, YACEP® and Tier 1 Baptiste Certified Teacher

Kellie has been practicing yoga since 2008.  She fell in love with yoga while looking for a way to regain strength, while battling breast cancer and the debilitating side-effects of chemotherapy, countless surgeries and medical procedures.  She began taking gentle yoga classes and before long, became as physically strong and mentally confident as she was pre-diagnosis.  Within a few short months of practicing yoga, she was stronger than she had ever been in her life.  Kellie’s mission is to share the healing powers of yoga with you.  

In 2009, with a lot of encouragement from friends, Kellie began teaching yoga to a small group.  Two years later, she opened her first yoga studio with partners which led to where she is today, launching Go Yoga! express as sole proprietor.  Kellie is passionate about continuing her education as a teacher, constantly learning and practicing new skills to empower each and every student she has the honor to teach.  She currently holds two yoga teaching certifications and is working on two more certifications. She is both, a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, certified through Yoga Alliance and a Tier 1 Certified Baptiste Teacher. In addition, she is currently working on her 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification and continues to train with Baron Baptiste and The Baptiste Power Yoga Institute, where she is in the process of becoming a Tier 2 Certified Baptiste Teacher.  More recently, Kellie has added personal inquiry and meditation to her practice and teaching.  

Kellie is extremely passionate about bringing the healing art of yoga to everyone.  She credits yoga with bringing her mind and body back to life, after an extreme life challenge.  When you take one of Kellie’s classes, you will undoubtedly know that she is there to help you on your journey to health and wellness. Her mission is to help her students strengthen their mind, body and soul.


When I started going to Kellie’s hot yoga classes I was someone who had never done yoga before. I was afraid everyone else would know what to do and that I would stick out. The one and only reason I continued to go to Kellie’s classes was because of Kellie. She never made anyone feel less than and actually she encouraged everyone regardless of their level. I never felt intimidated in her classes and that is purely because of the tone she sets. She is a patient teacher who is down to earth. It is clear that she loves what she does and wants to share her passion with others. The community that is created when Kellie is teaching is something that is rare in yoga studios. Since moving I have tried several studios, but none of the instructors have lived up to my experience with Kellie.  Kellie sets the bar high and if you want to learn yoga as a newbie or continue your practice she is an amazing instructor with a heart of gold.

Erin Hempen

So welcoming for all fitness levels and lots of room at the new studio... Kellie is a fabulous instructor... come check it out!

Ashly Patterson

My gosh it feels so Good to get back to "hot yoga". If Kellie were in Indiana, I would make the 3 hour drive to take her class. It's worth it folks!!

Loretta Standley


Caroline Wells E-RYT 200

Caroline’s first memories of yoga are of her dad doing headstands in her childhood home.  She personally was drawn to the yoga practice after she stopped playing lacrosse in college and has been practicing ever since.  She completed her first 200 hour teacher training through CorePower Yoga in 2011, followed by a 200 hour training with Divine Play Yoga and numerous advanced trainings thereafter.  Caroline offers a dynamic yoga practice that stems both physically and philosophically from Patanjali’s eightfold path. She appreciates the beauty of a skillfully crafted vinyasa class and sees all of her students as powerful beings.    


Caroline always has a new flow that challenges you.  I look forward to every Friday morning.  I leave smiling and ready to conquer my day. 

Mark K.

Caroline Wells is an outstanding practitioner and trainer. Her program focuses on all the right elements and emphasizes actual teaching experience to ensure students are appropriately and sufficiently trained. 

Marc Y.


Michele Taylor E-RYT 200 and Baptiste Tier 1 Certified Teacher

Bringing Baptiste Yoga to my community is one of my proudest accomplishments. And it is Baptiste Yoga that enabled me to materialize my dreams.  It wasn't until I was completely tapped out with my busy life as a mother, wife and full-time attorney that I thought to try yoga, primarily as a means to relax and stretch out after a busy week.  I walked out of that first class feeling relaxed in my mind and body.  However, when I found Baptiste Yoga and realized that in addition to that, I could also build strength and power through my yoga practice.  I was hooked!  I am so grateful to be able to practice and teach this style of yoga that I love--sweaty, empowering, stretching, calming, hot, Baptiste Power Yoga.  I delight in the ability to meet so many amazing people, help them alter their mind and body to happier and healthier, and surround myself with new friends and old friends in a productive life changing environment. 


Rachael Rhodes E-RYT 200

In 2011 I found yoga while living in South Florida after a flare up of an old knee injury. After experiencing the physical and emotional life changing benefits of what yoga offers it didn't take long for me to figure out that I wanted to become a yoga instructor so that I would be able to share the incredible gifts yoga had given me. After moving back to the St. Louis I received my 200 hour certification in Vinyasa Yoga from Yoga Six STL in 2015 and have been teaching since!


Great Power flow!  I enjoyed how Rachael gave us time to play with our poses as well as giving us many different options.

Cyndi O.

Rachael is amazing.  Her knowledge and explanation is on point.  I feel like she makes me better every class.

Mark K.


Amanda Kucharczyk RYT 200

 Amanda started yoga the summer of 2015 with a group of girlfriends at Kellie's house. What started off as just another way to work out, turned into a journey of self discovery and improvement. The decision to become a yoga instructor came from the desire to become a better mother, wife and all around person. Amanda completed her 200 hours through Brown Dog Yoga in March of 2017. She enjoys a vinyasa flow practice that challenges both the mind and body.  


Jaime Conway RYT 200

Jaime Conway started yoga in January of 2013 as part of her journey to fitness.  Jaime started yoga twice a week to help with her commitment to a healthier lifestyle.  There her commitment blossomed into the love of yoga and the community.  Jaime’s passion for yoga was clear and continues to push her on and off the mat daily both mentally and physically.  Jaime earned her 200 hours through Brown Dog Yoga in November 2015.  Jaime enjoys teaching power vinyasa flow classes and offering modifications as well as challenges to her students to learn new postures.


Katie Hoerner RYT 200

 Katie is a mom, wife, and high school teacher who discovered yoga while recovering from an injury. At the time, she was convinced that running was the only exercise that could bring her the fulfilling feeling of an exercise-induced endorphin rush. That changed as she struggled through her first class and found herself invigorated by the challenges that yoga provided for her body and mind. It was yoga’s ability to push the limits of the physical and spiritual that truly captured Katie’s attention.Katie completed her 200 hour teacher training with Caroline Wells at Brown Dog Yoga with the hopes of improving her personal yoga practice. While completing the program, however, Katie learned the power of sharing yoga and was inspired to bring it to others as a vehicle for healing, focus, and reinvigoration.Katie believes that through a mindful, vigorous flow, inner peace and mental clarity can be attained. Katie’s classes incorporate the use of breath, balance, and flow to help students experience the full mind/body experience of yoga. She is thankful for the supportive and generous community of yogis she has encountered and is eager to spread that sense of community to her students. 


Matthew Allison RYT 200

In 2003, Matthew reluctantly attended his first yoga class on a date.  Although that date didn't lead to any subsequent encounters, he found friendship and community within the yoga studio.  Matthew is the 1st place Midwest winner in 2006 and 2007 Bishnu Gosh Championship.  Matthew began teaching yoga in 2007 and was certified as an instructor in 2010.  Matthew finds that practicing yoga provides a welcome balance to his career as a musician; it helps him relieve tension from hours of practicing flute, and it also provides him a way of expressing himself through movement.  He enjoys both the creativity of the asanas and the discipline of the classes.