MEEt our Teachers

 
JESSICA STARR  FOUNDER  RYT-500, RCY, BUTI  SHE/HER/HERS  Jessica founded Sage Yoga, and her gentle spirit guides our community. Her yoga journey began more than twenty years ago with a serious car accident left her a bit unmoored from her body. Yoga brought her back in touch physically and mentally, inspiring her to explore her practice in more depth and to bring yoga to others as a teacher. From studio settings to school programs to her role as a corporate HR director, she’s consistently folded yoga into efforts to foster health and mindful living. In 2015 Jessica launched  Yogi and the Farmer , an urban farming and community wellness initiative that brought mind, body, and food together. Sage Yoga germinated in this project has grown into a warm and uplifting community center.

JESSICA STARR

FOUNDER

RYT-500, RCY, BUTI

SHE/HER/HERS

Jessica founded Sage Yoga, and her gentle spirit guides our community. Her yoga journey began more than twenty years ago with a serious car accident left her a bit unmoored from her body. Yoga brought her back in touch physically and mentally, inspiring her to explore her practice in more depth and to bring yoga to others as a teacher. From studio settings to school programs to her role as a corporate HR director, she’s consistently folded yoga into efforts to foster health and mindful living. In 2015 Jessica launched Yogi and the Farmer, an urban farming and community wellness initiative that brought mind, body, and food together. Sage Yoga germinated in this project has grown into a warm and uplifting community center.

ELLIOT KESSE  DIRECTOR OF INCLUSION AND COMMUNICATION  E-RYT 200, YOGA FOR ALL  THEY/THEM/THEIRS  Elliot is a fat, atheist, agender spoonie* who specializes in teaching adaptive, mixed-level yoga to all humans. They founded change.yoga and serves as the Director of Inclusion & Communications at Sage Yoga, while still finding time to travel to other studios and communities to lead inclusion skillshares. Elliot practiced yoga for fifteen years off and on, and after diagnoses of several chronic illnesses, they found their way back to a consistent practice focused on meditation and breathwork. That essential practice led to teaching, and to a teaching philosophy grounded in helping students build their own practices for self-empowerment.. When they're not practicing or teaching yoga, Elliot is a freelance marketing consultant, a wannabe artist, an anti-dieting chef, and a gardener.

ELLIOT KESSE

DIRECTOR OF INCLUSION AND COMMUNICATION

E-RYT 200, YOGA FOR ALL

THEY/THEM/THEIRS

Elliot is a fat, atheist, agender spoonie* who specializes in teaching adaptive, mixed-level yoga to all humans. They founded change.yoga and serves as the Director of Inclusion & Communications at Sage Yoga, while still finding time to travel to other studios and communities to lead inclusion skillshares. Elliot practiced yoga for fifteen years off and on, and after diagnoses of several chronic illnesses, they found their way back to a consistent practice focused on meditation and breathwork. That essential practice led to teaching, and to a teaching philosophy grounded in helping students build their own practices for self-empowerment.. When they're not practicing or teaching yoga, Elliot is a freelance marketing consultant, a wannabe artist, an anti-dieting chef, and a gardener.

CHELSEA YARBROUGH  DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS  E-RYT 250  SHE/HER/HERS  Chelsea was drawn to yoga as a way to cultivate better mental health– a way to “workout” her mind, and not just her body. Being on her mat grew into a way of life. A few years later she moved to Chicago and found the universe was giving her the chance to invest in herself and she completed her 250 hour Power Yoga Training with Corepower Yoga. Since then she has also completed training in Prenatal, and Kids Yoga. Chelsea loves to guide her class in a creative flow that celebrates what their bodies can do. Her music inspires you to quiet your mind and let your body take the lead. She encourages you to take what you need from your mat and leave behind what you don’t. Moving forward Chelsea is partnering with Jessica to open up a sister studio, Sage Yoga Hot, in OTR.

CHELSEA YARBROUGH

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

E-RYT 250

SHE/HER/HERS

Chelsea was drawn to yoga as a way to cultivate better mental health– a way to “workout” her mind, and not just her body. Being on her mat grew into a way of life. A few years later she moved to Chicago and found the universe was giving her the chance to invest in herself and she completed her 250 hour Power Yoga Training with Corepower Yoga. Since then she has also completed training in Prenatal, and Kids Yoga. Chelsea loves to guide her class in a creative flow that celebrates what their bodies can do. Her music inspires you to quiet your mind and let your body take the lead. She encourages you to take what you need from your mat and leave behind what you don’t. Moving forward Chelsea is partnering with Jessica to open up a sister studio, Sage Yoga Hot, in OTR.

AMANDA SANDERS  SHE/HER/HERS

AMANDA SANDERS

SHE/HER/HERS

RACHEL MULLINS  SHE/HER/HERS

RACHEL MULLINS

SHE/HER/HERS

HOLLY MUELLER  SHE/HER/HERS

HOLLY MUELLER

SHE/HER/HERS

SUMMER COOK  SHE/HER/HERS

SUMMER COOK

SHE/HER/HERS

ALLY BOWERS  SHE/HER/HERS

ALLY BOWERS

SHE/HER/HERS

SAMMY LYON  SHE/HER/HERS

SAMMY LYON

SHE/HER/HERS

CASEY HILL  SHE/HER/HERS

CASEY HILL

SHE/HER/HERS

MORGAN EARLEY  SHE/HER/HERS

MORGAN EARLEY

SHE/HER/HERS

KIMMY CALDWELL  SHE/HER/HERS

KIMMY CALDWELL

SHE/HER/HERS

AMY LANTZ  SHE/HER/HERS

AMY LANTZ

SHE/HER/HERS

You know what happens when you assume!
Because it’s important that everyone is allowed to be seen as who they are, we’ve listed our pronouns above.
In our community, we ask that if you don’t know someone’s pronouns, please use gender neutral pronouns
like they/them/theirs or ask the person what pronouns they use.